In the mood for a binge-reading session over this long weekend? Check out our top 10 reviews and recommendations.

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Dead Cows for Piranhas: an exposé of the South African drug trade

2015-03-31 12:01

In a brilliant exposé of the South African drug trade, investigative journalist Hazel Friedman dissects all cogs in the clandestine machine, called international drug syndicates.

Three women. Ten years. One monster.

2015-02-03 10:27

Three young women were kidnapped in the early 2000s. They were held for 10 years in what can only be described as a personal hell. This is their brave story.

Book review: Not That Kind Of Girl By Lena Dunham

2014-12-08 11:03

In the words of Hannah Horvath, Lena Dunham is “…the voice of our generation… or at least a voice of a generation”.

The Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women

2014-12-03 00:00

Explicit content: Ladies, are you tired of being left high and dry during sex? It's time to get up close and personal with your lady bits.

Goodbye Reeva - you'll never be forgotten

2014-10-16 10:13

Reeva Steenkamp’s death left a deep void in the family, a fact that was only driven home when they gathered together to bid her a final farewell.

'Oscar an accident waiting to happen'

2014-09-22 11:14

Samantha's Taylor's mom's book tries – and fails – to portray Oscar as a monster.

Don’t be a racist. Ever. But in particular, don’t be a racist online

2014-09-02 12:51

Can we really prohibit speech that is hurtful? Excerpt from Don’t film yourself having sex and other legal advice for the age of social media.

Don’t film yourself having sex

2014-08-28 09:43

... and other legal advice for the age of social media.

Stories and reflections from those who met Nelson Mandela

2014-07-17 16:23

“In the end, through Mandela’s actions, the only point that was made was his enormous capacity to turn the most hardened opponents into admirers.”


Book review: More Fool Me by Stephen Fry

2015-03-31 15:52

Yet another Stephen Fry memoir, but is this one as good as his last?

Why some people are racist

2015-03-27 10:46

In his book, Black Brain, White Brain, Gavin Evans examines and challenges the myths being perpetuated about the relations between genetics, race, IQ and general intelligence.

Dead Cows for Piranhas

2015-01-26 15:23

A brutal and in-depth look into the ugly world of the South African and transnational drug trade.

The Vagenda: A ZERO Tolerance Guide to the Media

2014-12-08 10:33

This book calls out the need to, not just ask for, but demand a media that is representative of who women really are.

Crappest CVs ever

2014-11-06 15:51

“Good day. My name is Pablo Mustafa. I am a former painting assistant to Jesus Christ and Takashi Murakami.”

Behind the door: The Oscar and Reeva Story

2014-10-13 10:01

Investigative journalists Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman unpack the facts behind the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius.

Four sex addiction myths

2014-09-18 11:43

Is sex addiction an actual psychological disorder? Many people still don’t seem to think so.

Book review: Get That Feeling - The Sorbet Story by Ian Fuhr

2014-08-29 14:43

If you like local non-fiction, you’re interested in what makes successful businesses (and their people) tick, and you need something good to read, dip into the Sorbet story.

When criminal cases go horrendously wrong

2014-07-22 12:06

If you are accused of a crime you did not commit, do you really believe that justice will prevail in a court of law?

Extract from Zelda’s controversial Mandela book

2014-07-09 12:47

Zelda La Grange reflects on South Africa’s changes and shares how working with Mandela has changed her life.

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