Publishing

The business of fake science

Publishers that flout sound peer review practices encourage bogus reports with widespread ramifications

Stories in mother tongues matter

"Too often I have been on platforms that bemoan the shortage of storybooks in the mother tongue."

The pressure to publish is punitive: systems that control publishing choke creativity

Publishing in the academic world is extremely important, but why does it seem to be such a long, winding and twisted process?

Children’s book fair wants young minds to be turned on by reading

The aim of the event is to encourage young people as well as illustrators and authors.

Race to relay the Oscar Pistorius story

It’s a race that fits the Blade Runner playbook: five authors working on three “definitive accounts” all hurtling towards one deadline.

Bibliophile for all seasons

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen does not shy away from the manifold challenges of ­publishing and running a ­bookshop.

From South Asia with love

An new website is making romance stories from the region accessible to a diaspora across the world.

Finding the sweet taste of writing freedom

South African-based author Sarah Lotz was scraping by before a British publishing house offered her a six-figure deal.

Supermerger sparks concern

"Fear of Amazon" may not yet be a phrase in the dictionary, but it is the sentiment that underlies the merger between Random House and Penguin.

Africa’s a bit of all write

The continent was not portrayed as sexy at the Frankfurt Book Fair, but at least it led to sales.

Print a book in espresso time

It looks like a large, clumsy, see-through photocopier, which is sort of what it is. But it is a thousand times more powerful.

Surf the global tide in language and survive

The marginalisation of local languages will continue and nonstandard English is the future to embrace.

Latest

R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences