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

How Gangster State is muddying Ramaphosa's election campaign

2019-04-15 08:53

Ace Magashule's radical tone is being presented as a co-sponsor of the ANC in this election. It's not only an election about Ramaphosa the reformer, it's an election about Magashule – the populist maverick, writes Daniel Silke.

ANC cannot 'distance itself' and avoid responsibility for members' attack on Gangster State

2019-04-10 12:00

It is impossible for the ANC to control the actions of every member and supporter. What is expected however, is for the party to do far more than issue statements like "we distance ourselves," writes Redi Tlhabi.


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.

Telling the truth has become a dangerous occupation

2019-04-12 07:00

A repressive atmosphere leads authors to self-censor, avoiding more controversial topics. And that is precisely why it is important to protect authors from being silenced, writes Elizabeth le Roux.

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.

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