Books

March 15, 2019

Book extract: In pursuit of an empire

SA’s role in World War 2 is undeniable, and German General Erwin Rommel led the decimation of a South African force in northeast Libya in 1941. This extract looks at the strategic ties that SA had with the British while going up against Rommel.
March 14, 2019

Lesedi Molefi tackles taboos

Starting writing on Patient 12A literally helped save Lesedi Molefi’s life.
March 14, 2019

Book Extract: How poverty bred a warrior

One of the first pioneering class actions that lawyer Charles Abrahams would undertake was against the corporate cartel that fixed the price of bread.
March 8, 2019

More women need to be published in South Africa

The last time City Press chatted to Thabiso Mahlape was in 2016 when her publishing house, BlackBird Books, was celebrating a year of its doors being opened.
March 7, 2019

The human story of Marius Schoon

As an established writer who has already made a name for himself in the literary world, Harry Kalmer intends to divert from his usual works of fiction and will focus on writing about the life of anti-apartheid activist and ANC member Marius Schoon.
February 22, 2019

Book extract: Talk to your kids about sex predators

Two new kids’ books – one for girls and one for boys – by Fanie Viljoen tackle the subject of children being preyed on by sexual abusers and how they need to protect themselves from harm.
February 22, 2019

Sara Black teacher on a mission

As we get closer to the announcement of the winner of the biennial City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award, we’re introducing each of the five finalists who are in line to win a publishing contract with Tafelberg and R120 000.
March 11, 2019

Nandipha Gantsho, teacher with a tale

Throw Madam From the Train is the delightful working title of lifelong teacher and educationalist Nandipha Gantsho’s submission for a memoir that has been chosen as one of the five finalists in the biennial City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award. The
March 3, 2019

BOOK EXTRACT How to divorce smart

It’s not something you planned for when you put that ring on your finger. But one in three marriages ends in divorce. It’s not only our second-highest stressor, but women are particularly hard hit in terms of financial vulnerability. Divorce expert Christel du Toit's Divorce Smart is a woman's guide to divorcing well, offering clear, concise information on matters of maintenance, property, medical aid, pension funds and investment.
March 11, 2019

Book extract: The slaves of the Transvaal

First published in 2005, an epic South African book by Botlhale Tema has been republished to highlight the burning issue of land and dispossession in the country.
January 28, 2019

Saucing up Stellenbosch

The ladies who lunch in the wine-farming town of Stellenbosch, home to 3 400 dollar millionaires and a Steinhoff migraine, needn’t panic.
January 31, 2019

World Read Aloud Day

This Friday marks the 10th annual World Read Aloud Day, a campaign aimed at reading aloud to children across the globe.
January 7, 2019

From au pair to master winemaker

In this extract from Colour of Wine: Tasting Change, Berene Sauls takes us through her journey from a failed au pair to a master winemaker.
January 4, 2019

Best history books of 2018: looking back, moving forward

Do you remember that just three decades ago, South Africa was still gripped by a cold-hearted security state that spared nothing in its bid to maintain power and enforce white minority privilege?
January 4, 2019

Wine producer Raymond Ndlovu - From stockbroker to wine producer

TWEET: #BestOfCityPress #ColourOfWine #TastingChange how a stockbroker became a ‘rebel of the vine’ and learned to submit to Mother Nature’s timeless processes.
January 3, 2019

Sommelier Bongani Ngwenya: A Sommelier’s Journey

From a cleaner to a sommelier, Bongani Ngwenya shares his journey and love for wine.
January 2, 2019

Our best reads of 2018

This has been the year in which women writers have reclaimed their power through the pages of their compelling stories, and in which nonfiction has risen to become a popular genre. City Press has rounded up this year’s most compelling reads, based on
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March 17 2019