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The Book Nook: Write a review and get published on News24

2019-06-12 14:27

If you've been inspired by your latest read, learnt something that others simply must know about or want to review a book you've read, please send us your article or review and become part of our community of book lovers.

EXTRACT | The Bosasa Billions: Bosasa goes to war

2019-08-18 07:00

Bosasa pulled every po­litical lever at its disposal. After the final SIU report was submitted in 2009, it took the company only a day or two to get its hands on the confidential document.

EXTRACT | Zephany: You think you know a person. Especially your own mother, right?

2019-08-16 11:03

Zephany Nurse thought she knew her mother. Until her mother turned out not to be her mother. She, who had always only known herself as one Miché Solomon, was in fact a whole other person altogether.

How Toni Morrison's legacy plays out in South Africa's universities

2019-08-13 18:30

Toni Morrison is even more relevant in South African universities today than she’s ever been. Race is a topic that’s simultaneously sanitised and amplified in the country’s discourse. Morrison’s determined refusal to shy away from it reverberates across the Atlantic.

 

 

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Toni Morrison taught us to be unapologetic about racism

2019-08-11 10:00

Toni Morrison constantly reminded us that the real work of racism is to keep black people busy proving they have a history, a language, a heritage, writes Asanda Ngoasheng.

Calling all book lovers to the Open Book Festival!

2019-08-12 12:04

If you're looking for your next read, or want to meet your favourite author, head over to the Open Book Festival in Cape Town which takes place from 4 to 8 September this year. The programme is out and bookings are now open.

EXTRACT | Tobacco Wars: 'That guy fears nobody and nothing'

2019-07-30 12:33

Yusuf Kajee was the most outspoken of a group of independent cigarette manufacturers. He was also the first person to expose the attack on me, and later on SARS, for what it was, in emails which he sent to various media houses in 2014.

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IAN MANN REVIEWS: The key skill most managers lack

2019-07-29 18:18

There are two skills most managers lack: running good meetings and giving effective feedback, says Ian Mann. Here's how to fix the most important one.

Who are the Stellenbosch Mafia?

2019-07-22 00:00

In his latest book, political journalist Pieter du Toit explores the roots of Stellenbosch, and closely examines its ‘club’ of billionaires. Who are they and, crucially, how are they connected?

BOOK REVIEW | Shapeshifters, spooks and scoundrels: Exposing Cape Town's grimy underbelly

2019-07-10 12:56

The underworld is designed to deceive and deflect. There've been major shake-ups in the intelligence and policing arenas, some of which are still to be carried out, but it's difficult to eliminate a problem created to shapeshift around scrutiny.

By the book: Q&A with Foeta Krige

2019-06-27 19:00

Author of the book, The SABC 8, Foeta Krige says writing the book was not only therapeutic, but also closure on a dark chapter in his life.

EXTRACT | So you want to build a startup? Take the leap

2019-07-27 08:00

My decision to create a moonlighting venture was my way of dipping a toe into entrepreneurship without taking on the full risk of entrepreneurship. Importantly, the venture was complementary rather than competitive with the corporate work I did.

EXTRACT | The Stellenbosch Mafia: 'Floyd advised me to do PowerFM interview – Rupert

2019-07-21 07:00

While Julius Malema was attacking Johann Rupert and ranting about white monopoly capital, Floyed Shivambu advised Rupert to set the record straight in public and suggested ways he might achieve that.

Evaluating the threat of Islamist extremism to South Africa and the wider region

2019-06-30 07:00

In South Africa, which routinely experiences waves of xenophobic violence, it is easy to see how populist leaders could exploit the threat of Islamist terrorism for their political advantage.

Cape Town's nightclub security wars: 'What we think of as the underworld isn't actually separate from our everyday lives'

2019-06-25 12:29

While underworld corruption existed to some extent under presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, it was only under the watch of Jacob Zuma that "the problem became amplified and the corruption flowed in, saturating the police".

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