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Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi on accessibility, writing and film

The Caine Prize winner is writing a film script and would love to see his work screened at schools and townships.

The value of women’s labour: Being a writer, woman and mother in a patriarchal world

Authors Megan Ross and Sibongile Fisher talk about the challenges of maintaining a balance between work and family.

Time of the Writer makes a U-turn

Decolonising the spaces that exhibit writers in the country is just as important as decolonising content

The word made flesh through music

The Time of the Writer festival isn't all about reading. At 'Notes on Music', book chapters are represented through sound and musical composition.

Decolonise the book to create anew

Local writer sets a new agenda and moves the Time of the Writer Festival out of its ivory tower.

African Flavour Books: Vaal’s little piece of heaven

The Mail & Guardian speaks to African Flavour Books owner Fortescue Helepi at the Time of the Writer festival hosted in Durban this week.

Disputing the book as the almighty source of knowledge

Authors and audiences attempt to chart a new path for the literary world and knowledge production at this year's Time of the Writer festival.

Thando Mgqolozana on how can we decolonise SA literature

Co-curator of the Time of the Writer festival Thando Mgqolozana speaks to the Mail & Guardian about decolonising literary systems in South Africa.

Not much to write home about

Reviewing a book when its writer, who is foreign, is on a visit to South Africa is something of a double-edged sword.

Talent flows at Time of the Writer

Just when you think the organisers of the festival have exhausted the well from which they scoop their writers, they manage to surprise you.

Imagining the riddles of our time

An edited extract from Breyten Breytenbach's speech at the Time of the Writer festival.

Writers’ voices

The <i>Mail & Guardian</i>'s Niren Tolsi sought response from writers attending the Time of the Writer festival about their role.

Writing: Still a cultural weapon

The Time of the Writer Festival has become a drawcard for regional literary boffs. Niren Tolsi caught up with some Zimbabweans attending the event.

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Corruption forces health shake-up in Gauteng

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Hope grows on Durban beachfront

Ten homeless men who turned a vacant lot into an organic vegetable garden are now reaping the rewards of their toil

Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!