EXTRACT | Mandela, Mbeki and Beyond

2020-01-13 12:52

In the broader context, more encouragingly, we live in a demonstrably free society, a gradually deepening democracy in a world where freedoms are, paradoxically, under new attack from narrow nationalism, chauvinism and political hooliganism.

EXTRACT | Red alert: Should we fear Malema?

2019-12-03 08:48

He is charismatic, interesting, vocal, intelligent . . . and in some circles the most feared and despised politician in South Africa. He leads the men and women in red overalls, the party which achieved the strongest growth in 2019: the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).



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Six key reads from 2019 to prep you for the year ahead in SA

2020-01-03 06:00

Here are six reads that got our attention during 2019 - and the content will prove relevant to South Africans in the year 2020, writes Khulekani Magubane.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: The top 3 principles that built Amazon

2019-12-25 16:31

In July 1994, 30-year old Jeff Bezos left his job on Wall Street to start a little online bookstore called The rest is history, says Ian Mann.

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EXTRACT | Saving the last rhinos: The life of a frontline conservationist

2019-11-22 13:00

A goat to both Zulu and Xhosa tribes is more than just a sturdy animal uniquely adapted to the harshness of this continent. It is a mystical creature used in rituals and ceremonies.

REVIEW | The uncomfortable truth about 'Siya Kolisi: Against All Odds'

2019-11-20 07:02

People who came into contact with Kolisi were always willing to take a chance on him, support him and invest in him, almost as though they were squinting into the future where they saw the man not only play for the Boks, but also captain them.

EXTRACT | Balance of Power: The day Ramaphosa confronted Moyane

2019-11-17 08:54

Ramaphosa was determined to show Moyane what he was really capable of, and decided to discipline him, building the case that he had lost confidence in him. The president was clear; Moyane had to go if Sars had any chance of recovery.

EXTRACT: Radical politics, yes, but with civility and humanity

2019-11-02 07:00

In recent years, South African politics has been characterised by a distinct lack of civility and accountability. Racism and violent threats have become the norm and civilised, democratic politics is being replaced by the political mob.

EXTRACT | Robert McBride: The struggle continues

2019-10-28 20:00

The news of Gordon's escape was on all the early Monday morning radio bulletins. One newspaper said the wounded guerrilla had been rescued by seven men in white coats.

EXTRACT | They call me the black boerseun

2019-11-24 07:28

Our mother, Nozuko, is a farmer in the truest sense of the word, even though we only started farming five years ago. Where others saw dirt, she always saw potential.

EXTRACT | Lured to Cape Town by Rive's District Six novel

2019-11-18 10:30

After living in Cape Town for 20 years, Henry Trotter explores the unique character of the city while illuminating some of the hidden historical, political and cultural forces that shape its social life in his new book Cape Town: A Place Between.

EXTRACT | Arthur Chaskalson: A Life Dedicated to Justice for All – 'Rivonia trial had profound impact on him'

2019-11-14 09:51

The Rivonia trial was the most important South African trial of the 1960s and probably of the last three decades of apartheid. That Bram Fischer had asked him to argue reflects the confidence that Bram and his other colleagues had in Arthur Chaskalson.

Help your child make sense of rands and cents with these fun books

2019-11-11 07:47

It's never too early to teach kids how to be financially savvy. See which local children’s books Ethnikids' Khumo Tapfumaneyi recommends for equipping children to deal with money matters from a young age.

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