Books

December 12, 2018

Book Extract: In the old days

Before he died last week, Harvey Tyson published a two-part autobiography that traced his stellar career as a journalist and an editor. In this extract from The Other Side – Behind the news 1, he writes about his early reporting career.
November 28, 2018

Swimming with sharks: How to have a healthy corporate culture

In this extract from Swimming with Sharks – Simple business guidelines for a complex world by Gavin Moffat, he looks at how the culture of a corporation is created. And it’s not about the values on the wall or the foosball table.
November 28, 2018

Tumi Morake's new book is brave and endearing

And Then Mama Said.
November 28, 2018

Michelle Obama: A glimpse into life behind the cameras

In this extract from her highly anticipated memoir, Becoming, former US first lady Michelle Obama gives us a glimpse into the life behind the cameras, and the challenges that came with relinquishing her career.
November 27, 2018

Three handy books for travel lovers

Kate Turkington reviews three of the best travel books out right now
November 23, 2018

Book Review: Deceit and mental games in gripping novel

The story of Qabila and Rashid is not an unfamiliar one, yet it left me feeling uneasy and engrossed at the same time, writes Avantika Seeth
November 22, 2018

‘The man who assassinated Verwoerd was not mad’

The man who was famously known for assassinating former prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd was declared a madman by the state.
November 15, 2018

Book Review: A Person My Colour

A Person My Colour: Love, Adoption and Parenting While White by Martina Dahlmanns.
November 15, 2018

A woman in full: Sisonke Msimang's book on Winnie resets the conversation

As the legacy of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela continues to be contested after her death, an incisive new book by Sisonke Msimang refuses easy binaries and resets the conversation, intent on redeeming the struggle icon in all her flawed humanity.
November 14, 2018

Book on Steinhoff’s demise shows danger of ‘big men’ business leaders

Steinhoff’s history, and its subsequent evolution and demise, are skillfully told in a new book Steinhoff: Inside SA’s Biggest Corporate Crash, by former journalist James-Brent Styan. It is the story of a bold vision and ambition, entrepreneurial grit and guile, continuous innovation, relentless risk-taking, corporate hubris, and friendship betrayals.
November 9, 2018

Book review: When coconuts fall

In his debut book, established coconut Rekgotsofetse Chikane offers an interesting but ambiguous narrative of the #FeesMustFall movement.
November 8, 2018

What happens when the owner of the farm you call home wants you gone?

In this extract from the book To Survive and Succeed by anti-apartheid activist Khusta Jack, he recalls how his family had to leave the farm where they lived because the white owner of the farm wanted them gone.
October 29, 2018

Here’s the City Press book prize short list

The top five entries for the prestigious City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award have finally been revealed.
October 30, 2018

Dreams of the future: What did K Sello Duiker imagine for the black child?

K Sello Duiker challenged our taboos and spoke truth to our trauma, leaving a lasting effect on the generation to follow. But what future did he imagine for the black child and what possibility of freedom? Manosa Nthunya considers these.
October 26, 2018

Book extract: Russian Roulette between SA’s most notorious bank robbers

Andre Stander, a South African police captain and convicted robber, led the notorious Stander Gang on a spree of bank robberies. In this edited extract, the last remaining gang member, Allan Heyl, recounts his relationship with Stander.
October 25, 2018

Book extract: Robert Sobukwe, risking all for his people

I Beg to Differ by Peter Storey.
November 9, 2018

Book review: The spy and the dictator

A Spy in Time by Imraan Coovadia.
October 20, 2018

Tumi Morake pens memoir dedicated to her late mum

Tumi Morake’s CV is impressive. The award-winning comedian, producer, scriptwriter, and radio and TV personality is now adding author to her considerable talents. This week marked the official launch of her book, And Then Mama Said… – inspired by her
October 19, 2018

Black Wednesday. The day the apartheid regime let loose against the media

It was known as Black Wednesday. On October 19,1977, The World and Weekend World were banned. The editor of The World, Percy Qoboza, who became the editor of City Press in 1984, was taken into detention and held for five months.
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December 16 2018