South African Writers

Slice of life: ‘I knew I’d be a writer’

I love how words can have new meaning. I love creating new words. I love seeing the inconsistencies in the English language

Healing from shame is a marathon task

Carastavrakis wants to help others and give them the benefit of his experience

​Authors are (not) selling themselves

Self-publishing is providing a way of beating a ­system that many believe compromises writers

Short fiction by The Yearning author Mohale Mashigo: The High Heel Killer

A woman undergoes a strange metamorphosis in this short story by Mohale Mashigo

How reading can change your life

Books reshaped the destiny of James Matthews – poet, political prisoner and, now, doctor.

Chris Barnard hailed as a ‘patriot’

The South African Civic Organisation has paid tribute to the Afrikaans author and scriptwriter for using his writing to denounce the "evil apartheid."

Winning novels examples of newfound writing freedom

Noted novelist Zakes Mda and debut writer Penny Busetto have won the University of Johannesburg awards with "Rachel's Blue" and "The Story of Anna P".

Pioneer of the South African novel

South African-born writer Daphne Rooke died last week in Cambrdige at the age of 94.

Leaving the forefront of African lit

Literary great Es'kia Mphahlele will pass on his intellectual legacy to many generations to come.

A glimpse past the pen

Edyth Bulbring's novel <i>The Club</i> examines the nefarious activities of a privileged section of South African society.

Latest

Products for the care of babies and toddlers now essential items

In response to court papers saying lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children, the state says baby care goods are now an essential item

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world