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UJ Prize: Winners in newfound freedom

Noted novelist Zakes Mda and debut writer Penny Busetto take the University of Johannesburg awards.

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".

Post-liberation writing plays hide-and-seek with plot

What is the real issue facing South African writers after apartheid?

21 years in SA literature: How the local pen has flowed

The fall of apartheid’s structures has allowed fiction to explore a range of social issues.

Zakes Mda: The year of the mirror

Jane Rosenthal sculpts dreams and rides quaggas in the exotic kingdom of the sacred gold-plated rhino in Zakes Mda's "The Sculptors of Mapungubwe".

Eastern Cape’s forgotten schools: Day 3

What will happen when the children realise they have been conned, asks writer Sindiwe Magona.

Eastern Cape’s forgotten schools: Day 2

Two Equal Education writers describe their experience of the Eastern Cape's most dilapidated schools; at one 856 learners share a single tap.

2012: A year on stage

Nik Rabinowitz, Sylvaine Strike, Zakes Mda and other personalities from the world of the performing arts share their highlights from the year.

Faith, doubt and reflection

The University of Cape Town has conferred an honorary doctor of literature on novelist, playwright and academic Zakes Mda.

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