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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.

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Vodacom swindled out of more than R24m worth of Apple iPhones

A former employee allegedly ran an intricate scam to steal 8700 phones from the cellular giant

We will find resources to ensure the Zondo commission completes its work — Lamola

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says his department will ensure the state capture commission is afforded the financial resources to complete its work, despite the treasury’s uncertainty

Tobacco industry calls Dlamini-Zuma’s bid to appeal ban a costly folly

The minister could spend the state’s money on fighting Covid-19 and cigarette cartels, tobacco manufacturers argue

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