BOOK REVIEW: Why getting enough sleep can save your life

2018-06-14 06:01

"Pulling an all-nighter" is not a badge of honour. Sleep influences every component of our capacity to function - and bragging about skipping it is as absurd as bragging about driving drunk, argues Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The business of successful gamification

2018-05-31 06:00

Ian Mann has been looking for a book that could guide a company or a unit in gamifying relevant work, and Yu-kai Chou’s is the best he has found. He explains why.

Helping children love the skin they are in

2018-04-01 00:00

Race is never far from our reality as South Africans, writes Avantika Seeth.

Book review: I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan

2018-03-20 16:07

Fifteen-year-old Muzna Saleem meets Arif Malik who encourages her to explore freedom beyond religious grounds – will she give in?

Book review: The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman

2018-01-30 14:30

This engaging prequel to the His Dark Materials series follows the adventures of tavern owner’s son Malcolm and the mysterious baby Lyra.

Book review: The Blessed Girl by Angela Makholwa

2017-12-19 13:18

"I am Bontle Tau. Da girl with all da blessings."

Book review: Be inspired

2017-11-19 05:52

Who would have thought a memoir with this sort of title would be so riveting and so beautifully written?

Book review: Don’t close your eyes by Holly Seddon

2017-11-03 12:27

A fascinating book about the bond between twin sisters, how different their lives have become and how a few shocking family secrets bind them together.

Book review: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas

2017-11-02 09:38

It’s the sixth book in Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass series and once again she has filled this book with strong, confident women who kick ass.

Book review: Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben

2017-11-01 14:26

Don’t Let Go, Coben’s second stand-alone novel is carefully plotted, entertaining, and realistic.


BOOK REVIEW: Why CEO should stand for chief energy officer

2018-06-07 06:02

Happier employees are directly linked to a stronger bottom line and leaders as chief energy officers would do well to attend to the happiness of their staff, says Ian Mann.

The undoing of Chelmsford revealed

2018-04-06 10:41

“A little war in Zululand would lead to its consolidation within the British Empire” is the heading author Ron Lock has chosen for the first chapter of a remarkable new book on the famous and destructive battle of Isandlwana in 1879.

Book review: The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor

2018-03-23 16:14

C.J. Tudor’s debut is suspense packed and riveting – a must read for fans of psychological thrillers full of twists and turns.

BOOK REVIEW: Keep your job and hustle your way to an extra income

2018-03-15 06:00

Start a side hustle with a clear plan to make money without leaving your day job and change your life in a profound way by building your resourcefulness, says Ian Mann.

Book review: The Last Girl by Nadia Murad

2018-01-30 14:00

A story of horror, hope, escape and an ultimate fight for justice.

Book review: Teetering on the precipice

2017-12-10 06:09

Unlike what the blurb suggests about this political thriller being about the transient nature of dreams, Bare Ground is about the hard reality of Johannesburg. It is about the death of the old order and South Africa’s decline into kleptocracy, writes Thomas Hartleb.

Book to bring down a regime

2017-11-09 13:08

Book review - He became South African president in 2009 already deeply compromised by the arms deal. Subsequently Jacob Zuma has behaved like an archetypal dictator...

Book review: Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening by Manal al-Sharif

2017-11-02 10:45

It was 20 years since anyone tried to do anything about the ban, and she was prepared to make that change.

Book review: The Break by Marian Keyes

2017-11-01 15:11

Would you take a sabbatical from your marriage just so that you can live it up with other people? Marian Keyes explores this and so much more in her new and deliciously nuanced novel.

Book review: The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory

2017-11-01 12:42

Three sisters of royal birth, and the queens who fear and hate them.

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