Books

May 17, 2019

Book review: A thrilling ride into the darkness

What actually went down in poor white homes in South Africa in the 1980s? If you were a young man, you were conscripted – no ifs or buts.
May 3, 2019

Extract: Ideological gridlock has handicapped the ANC

In Chapter 4 of Fit for Purpose by Thabang Motsohi, he tackles the current climate of the ANC leadership and policies in South Africa, and how the challenges that the ruling party faces have shifted the balance of the party.
April 26, 2019

Legs of thunder sinews of steel

A riveting new book traces SA’s greatest sports moments since returning to the international fold in 1994. In this edited extract from a chapter on Orlando Pirates’ triumph at the 1995 African Champions Cup in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire,Ian Hawkey considers the role played by the legendary Jerry Sikhosana in the victory
April 24, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Intimate and brilliant

The Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia.
April 22, 2019

Many contracts with the devil

Most of the shenanigans that are explored in Gangster State, The Republic of Gupta and The President’s Keepers is that they can be classified as matters of state, though they are committed in the guise of national duty, they are stuff we used to watch only in the movies.
April 14, 2019

A tale of two book launches

It was a full house for the launch of Gangster State by Pieter-Louis Myburgh at Exclusive Books in Sandton City on Tuesday night.
April 12, 2019

A desert festival in Timbuktu

Journalist Lerato Mogoatlhe travelled solo across 21 countries on the continent over a period of five years. In this extract from her travel memoir, Vagabond, Mogoatlhe’s chance encounter with Malian singer Habib Koité in a desert in west Africa has her living out her best life.
April 9, 2019

Book News: Tumi Morake's memoir goes digital

Many words, one voice.
April 1, 2019

Book extract: The day Ace Magashule took the mayor to Gangster Land

In his explosive new book, award-winning investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh has taken on the secretary-general of the ANC, Ace Magashule, by steadily unpicking an alleged ‘web of capture’ spun by the politician.
April 7, 2019

Book review: Miracle Girl teaches us to fight even when it seems inevitable

After being pronounced dead by the doctors who had just operated on her, Vovo had to show them that she was, in fact, still alive, so she let out a shallow breath...
March 29, 2019

The Shadow Chasers is thrilling to the last page of last book

Kids Book Review: The Shadow Chasers is a four-part series following the adventures of an ancient family given the task of protecting the world from the Army of Shadows
March 28, 2019

The myth of authoritarianism: Chinese presence in the African economy

A new book by Olusegun Obasanjo, Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst and Tendai Biti explores how we can deepen democracy in Africa.
March 21, 2019

Read about black students’ experiences of SA universities

It is common knowledge that students, staff and the government are all embroiled in a struggle to transform South Africa’s institutions of higher education
March 17, 2019

Nandipha Gantsho bags prestigious City Press-Tafelberg book prize

Nandipha Gantsho has won the fourth City Press-Tafelberg Nonfiction Award and R120 000 to finish her manuscript, which will be published by Tafelberg and promoted by City Press.
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May 19 2019