BOOK EXTRACT: Make your money work for you

2019-06-24 06:01

Mention the word ‘investments’ and most people’s eyes glaze over. If you advise them to see a financial advisor, you might as well have told them to pay a visit to the finance minister to discuss their household budget. But investing shouldn’t be that intimidating, says Anthea Gardner.

How the aftermath of Lolly Jackson’s murder exposed corruption within SA’s crime intelligence ranks

2018-06-04 16:59

The follow up to journalist and author Mandy Wiener’s bestselling book, Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed.

Iman’s sexual revolution

2018-05-06 06:01

Much-loved broadcaster Iman Rappetti has released a memoir. In print as on air she is not scared to tell it as it is. In this spicy extract, she unpacks her rebound after her marriage fell apart.

A historian and a sangoma talk feminism

2018-03-25 00:00

A new collection of South African feminist writings provides an analysis of lived experiences by a range of leading writers and thinkers. In this edited extract, academic Nomalanga Mkhize tackles contemporary feminist issues through a conversation with a family member, Gogo Ngoatiakumba, who is a practising sangoma.

Mangope’s end of days

2018-01-28 06:01

I had been passing time while on holiday at my mother’s house, on the outskirts of Zeerust, North West, when my phone rang, writes Oupa Segalwe.

Book Extract: Ramaphosa and the massacre at Marikana

2017-11-26 06:13

In this extract from his new book on Cyril Ramaphosa, journalist and editor Ray Hartley examines the deputy president’s role in the slaughter of striking mine workersat Marikana in August 2012, an event that heavilyaffected his reputation and image.

The history of Fort Hare

2017-11-05 06:13

In this new book, the history of Fort Hare over the past century is revealed. Explore the story behind the Eastern Cape university where the futures of South African greats like Oliver Tambo, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela were shaped.

Maqoma’s final resistance

2017-09-24 06:27

Our Heritage Month special continues with another ­chapter in the story of Xhosa warrior Maqoma, who was forced to leave his ­father’s kraal but was born to lead.

Book extract: Mzilikazi: A Mountain Falls

2017-09-17 06:05

To celebrate Heritage Month, we are publishing new extracts from the gripping, easy-to-read South African history book series Our Story. We have previously focused on the life of Mzilikazi, the Great Bull Elephant.

Book extract: Bonang - From A to B

2017-07-23 06:05

South African businesswoman and radio and TV personality Bonang Matheba’s popularity is unmatched. In this extract from her new book, she gives her fans some insight into the evolution of the industry.


Who will rule SA next year?

2018-06-07 14:10

The next national elections may be the first in 25 years in which no party wins an outright majority.

Beware the surveillance state

2018-05-20 06:06

With her latest book, academic Jane Duncan makes a valuable contribution to the study of surveillance in SA, especially in light of the pending Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. In this extract, she argues that Rica is an imperfect check on interception abuses by the state.

BOOK EXTRACT: Before Forever After by Helena Dolny

2018-04-29 00:00

In her book Before Forever After, Helena Dolny imagines a world where people talk about death as part of their daily lives. Dolny interviewed people from all walks of life and gathered 57 stories in nine themes to challenge readers about how they choose to live, and how they would prefer to die. Below is one such story about Dolny’s mother.

We need our own magistrates, judges and lawyers

2018-02-11 00:01

Colonialism and imperialism were maintained not only by the force of arms or the forces of commerce, but by the force of an idea: the supremacy of Europe, writes Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.

Zola 7 and Black Consciousness

2017-12-10 06:09

An expansive new book on Black Consciousness offers a history of the movement and explores how Steve Biko’s beliefs have been steadily reframed by each generation through developments such as kwaito and Fallism.

Book extract: Comrades and corruption

2017-11-12 06:04

Holomisa’s expulsion from the ANC did not bother him so much as the fact that Mandela had played what seemed like a leading role in the whole process, writes Eric Naki.

Mandela’s presidential years

2017-10-15 06:18

Dare Not Linger is based on Mandela’s unfinished memoir. In this edited extract, he recalls his threat to withdraw government funding to the IFP.

SNEAK PEEK: Read the first chapter of Dan Brown’s new book

2017-09-19 14:10

Bestselling author Dan Brown’s latest novel, Origin, hits shelves on 3 October – but we have a preview to whet your appetite!

Book extract: Swapping bikinis for burqas

2017-07-26 14:03

A humorous South African novel about love, religious identity and family.

Book Extract: Lessons from mom's death

2017-07-02 06:11

After publishing a collection of her late husband Joe Slovo’s writings, struggle veteran, leadership coach and academic Helena Dolny turned to a book on death.

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