Books

Turning and turning, can Cyril hold the centre?

2018-08-13 06:01

To make South Africa work, President Cyril Ramaphosa is going to have to draw a line in the sand, admit to the challenges and failures, and how we got here. Most importantly, he's going to have to hold the centre of the ANC.

Nothing more that can shock us... or so we thought

2018-08-05 07:53

The story of The Lost Boys of Bird Island takes the apartheid atrocities to another level. Not only were the NP government responsible for the most brutal assassinations and human rights abuses, no, much worse.

BOOK EXTRACT: The Lost Boys of Bird Island - We called him 'Ore'

2018-08-05 07:38

The boy tells me that he recognised the man in the tub, which made him panic. He considered making a run for it. But how would he escape? And besides, he had already been paid a handsome sum.

BOOK EXTRACT: Steinhoff - the bombshell hits

2018-07-23 10:26

A big question mark hangs over the actions of the investment and financial community in South Africa. How did so many completely miss the Steinhoff signs, asks James Brent-Styan.

Where is she now? We catch up with Tafelberg Nonfiction Award inaugural winner Maria Phalime

2018-07-15 06:01

Entries for the City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award are now open. Avantika Seeth caught up with the inaugural winner, Maria Phalime, who penned the true story Postmortem: the Doctor Who Walker Away.

The rewriting of Kwaito

2018-07-09 09:07

The Born to Kwaito book launch met the quorum for the attendance of politicians, but no kwaito stars graced it with their presence.

 
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CRASH:  Steinhoff: Inside SA’s Biggest Corporate Crash (Lapa Publishers).

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Celebrating Naspers and City Press' lessons in the art of togetherness

2018-07-30 09:17

Former editors, journalists and the public got together to celebrate the publication of former City Press editor Len Kalane’s book, The Chapter We Wrote: The City Press story.

Ramaphosa, SARS and possible future coalitions: 3 books that'll bring you up to speed about SA's future

2018-07-10 18:30

These three books will bring you up to speed about South African politics and where we might be headed.

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Why Ramaphosa should be frantically recruiting friends

2018-06-21 08:48

It is inevitable that not all of those who invested in Cyril Ramaphosa will receive returns or enjoy equal returns on equity. This will have political consequences for the president, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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: 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.

Thabo Mbeki: SA’s truth-seeking servant

2018-06-24 06:35

A new book about our former president, edited by Barney Pityana, serves to remind us that he brought intelligent debate and respect for the rule of law to his office.

BOOK REVIEW: Wilbur Smith's memoir reads like one of his novels

2018-06-18 13:52

Young novelists will find some interesting advice scattered throughout the book on his writing methods and how he has coped with producing such a large amount of high quality work.

A dream opportunity to publish your book

2018-06-11 15:47

Are you the next Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Don Pinnock or Maria Phalime? Do you have a true life story or body of research for a book that will contribute to the national debate or the recorded history of our country? Do you need that final incentive to sit

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