Summer Reading

Rhode’s canvas: Westbury walls

An edited version of the essay 'Broken Wall: Robin Rhode’s Theatre of  Place' from the book 'The Geometry of Colour' (Rhodeworks/Skira)

New vision of a historical moment

The reader navigates themes such as migration, black masculinity, displacement, aspirations, racial identity and sexuality before wokeness

Art and graphics

Conrad Botes makes a comment on censorship, while Zapiro has his finger on the pulse as usual

Batting for the empire

An exhaustive book provides the political, social and sporting backdrop to the 1912 triangular Test tournament between England, Australia and SA.

Naivity, novelty and the writer’s art

<b>Imraan Coovadia</b> finds the points of difference in two authors' approaches to writing.

Does a virgin have to be female?

An alternate take on the Messiah's birth brings modern women's issues into the picture.

The wild life of a mild revolutionary

Erich Rautenbach begins this wild and somewhat melancholic memoir with his arrest by two drug-squad cops.

Old magic and future worlds

<b>Gwen Ansell</b> rounds up some of the latest science fiction and fantasy releases.

Multilayered but one-sided

It has much going for it, but Stephenson's ­stereotypical treatment of Muslim ­terrorists lets his latest novel down.

Son of HAL feeds on fear

<em>The Fear Index</em>, a financial what-if, takes place entirely on the day that the Blair-Brown years officially ended: May 6 2010, election day.

What might have been

Ivan Vladislavic plays not only with the idea of unwritten books or stories, but also with the idea of finishing itself.

Conquering the epics

The creator of the popular <i>Conqueror</i> and <i>Emperor</i> series does immaculate detail through broad strokes

Latest

Cradock Four back to haunt De Klerk

Pressure is mounting on the NPA to charge the former president and others involved in political killings during apartheid

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it