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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.

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.

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

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.

 
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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.

Book interview: The man who eats words

2018-05-27 13:14

Nthikeng Mohlele has been rising to a revered place among local literary figures. Charl Blignaut sat down with him to talk about his latest novel, Michael K.

The Calatas, Cradock… and a crime against humanity

2018-05-23 09:28

The brutal murders of the Cradock Four in 1985 by the apartheid police were a turning point in the struggle against the white racist regime, writes Glenn Bownes.

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The Calatas, Cradock… and a crime against humanity

2018-05-23 09:28

The brutal murders of the Cradock Four in 1985 by the apartheid police were a turning point in the struggle against the white racist regime, writes Glenn Bownes.

BOOK REVIEW: Bone up on China's business trends in one hour

2018-05-18 07:45

Even though there are six powerful economic and demographic mega-trends shaping the People’s Republic of China, business in the country is simply about business, says Ian Mann.

Iman’s sexual revolution

2018-05-06 06:01

Much-loved broadcaster Iman Rappetti has released a memoir. In print as on air she is not scared to tell it as it is. In this spicy extract, she unpacks her rebound after her marriage fell apart.

BOOK REVIEW: Human and machine interaction in the age of AI

2018-05-03 06:00

With all the benefits of the third wave, we need to have a much deeper understanding of how humans and machines must collaborate so that people are augmented and not replaced, says Ian Mann.

Beware the surveillance state

2018-05-20 06:06

With her latest book, academic Jane Duncan makes a valuable contribution to the study of surveillance in SA, especially in light of the pending Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. In this extract, she argues that Rica is an imperfect check on interception abuses by the state.

BOOK REVIEW: Sorry, Not Sorry: 'It is our turn to talk and their turn to listen'

2018-05-04 16:37

Whether you are cringing or relating to Haji Mohamed Dawjee in her book, Sorry, Not Sorry, one thing is certain: you will know that her words hold true.

The Madiba Appreciation Club: A Chef's Story

2018-05-03 07:54

I walked into the dining room to find the entire top structure of the ANC sitting there. One of them, a minister, turned to me and asked me to join them, writes Brett Ladds.

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