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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.

Ivan in bite-size complexity

For avid readers of Vladislavic's eight books, this collection is a ­worthy, accessible ­reference to keep close.

Conquering the epics

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

A bloody good read

This ultra-readable pop-historical epic is the fourth bulky instalment of a sequence about the rise of the Mongol khans.

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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