UFS to go ahead with 'Gangster State' book launch, despite alleged security threat

2019-05-17 18:41

The University of the Free State has decided to proceed with the planned 'Gangster State' book launch on Thursday in Bloemfontein, despite an alleged security threat.

BOOK EXTRACT: Gangster State - Jacob Zuma's R2m 'thank-you fee'

2019-05-02 17:39

As poor communities are left without homes, journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh is being sued over revelations in his book, Gangster State, that corruption may have played a role in building of homes being delayed for years

Magashule defies Ramaphosa's orders and talks about allegations in journo's book

2019-04-28 10:00

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has defied President Cyril Ramaphosa's orders when he unwittingly defended himself over allegations labeled against him at an ANC rally.

Why nonfiction books dominate bestseller lists in South Africa

2019-04-25 09:54

Books in South Africa don’t often make headline news. But a controversial subject, protests and disruptions at a book launch, and threats of book burning are sufficient to get South Africans talking about the place of books in society once again.

Protesters stand in solidarity with Gangster State author

2019-04-16 17:46

A group of about 80 people occupied the road in front of the Iziko Slave Lodge in Cape Town in solidarity with Gangster State author Pieter-Louis Myburgh, following the disruption of the book launch in Johannesburg.

WATCH: Pieter-Louis Myburgh encouraged by discussions around 'Gangster State' book

2019-04-11 17:38

Author Pieter-Louis Myburgh says he is encouraged by the conversations people are having about the issues unpacked in the book, Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture.

Stratcom labels for journalists are 'incredibly dangerous' - Sanef

2019-04-10 18:09

The South African National Editors' Forum is concerned about the increasing use of the term "Stratcom" to describe journalists.

Sanef: 'There can never be an excuse to intimidate an author'

2019-04-10 07:27

Protesters disrupted the launch of a damning book about ANC secretary general Ace Magashule and destroyed copies of the book.

Mboweni promises opinion on 'Gangster State' book - which ANC has condemned

2019-04-02 20:02

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says he will read and study the book 'Gangster State', which places ANC secretary general Ace Magashule at the centre of a state-capture network. The ANC has condemned the book.

Officer, magistrate in Pauw case probed for suspected misconduct

2017-12-14 09:33

The investigating officer who obtained warrants of arrest for author Jacques Pauw and News24 investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh - and the magistrate who signed off on them - are now under investigation for possible misconduct.


UFS postpones Free State 'Gangster State' launch indefinitely citing 'security concerns'

2019-05-16 06:34

The 'Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture' author has learnt 'with shock' that his Bloemfontein leg of his book tour would be postponed due to a security threat.

Durban businessman sues journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh for R10m over Gangster State revelations

2019-05-02 09:43

Journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh is facing a R10m defamation suit from Durban-based businessman Vikash Narsai over revelations in book, Gangster State.

Penguin Books promises to haul SA citizens who circulate pirated Gangster State book

2019-04-25 22:01

Penguin Random House, the publishers of Gangster State, has said it will take legal action against individuals who are circulating pirated PDF copies of the book.

Exclusive Books CEO apologises as Cape Town 'Gangster State' launch takes place without a hitch

2019-04-17 21:46

Exclusive Books CEO Grattan Kirk has apologised to South Africans and author, Pieter-Louis Myburgh, for cancelling last week's book launch of 'Gangster State'.

Gangster State: Unite Behind to host public reading of Magashule book

2019-04-12 05:12

Civil society group Unite Behind say they will host a public launch and reading of Pieter-Louis Myburgh's book, Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's web of capture.

'I am excited' - Myburgh ahead of the Cape leg of the Magashule book launch

2019-04-11 06:37

After the disruption of the launch of his controversial book in Johannesburg, author Pieter-Louis Myburgh is still looking forward to the Cape Town leg of the launch.

Publisher of damning Magashule book: 'We will not be silenced'

2019-04-10 13:43

The publisher of Pieter-Louis Myburgh's book, 'Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture', says it will not be silenced following disruptions at the book launch in Johannesburg.

Pieter Louis-Myburgh is a 'blatant liar' - 'credible leader' Ace Magashule speaks out

2019-04-04 14:55

ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule has been under fire for alleged links to state capture and allegedly running a tender racket in the Free State while the province's premier.

ANALYSIS: JZ shows why ANC is bound to fail Magashule test

2019-04-01 08:02

The ANC's reaction to 'Gangster State' – ill-considered, parochial, racist, rabid – not only reveals its structural inability to deal with serious allegations of corruption, but also that the book might well have hit the party amidships.

Detective removed from case against Jacques Pauw and News24 journalist

2017-12-12 18:25

KwaZulu-Natal police bosses have removed Colonel Reuben Govender as the investigating officer from a criminal case in which author Jacques Pauw and News24 investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh are the suspects.

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