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From au pair to master winemaker

2019-01-07 10:41

In this extract from Colour of Wine: Tasting Change, Berene Sauls takes us through her journey from a failed au pair to a master winemaker.

Our best reads of 2018

2019-01-02 08:28

This has been the year in which women writers have reclaimed their power through the pages of their compelling stories, and in which nonfiction has risen to become a popular genre. City Press has rounded up this year’s most compelling reads, based on

Book Extract: In the old days

2018-12-12 22:09

Before he died last week, Harvey Tyson published a two-part autobiography that traced his stellar career as a journalist and an editor. In this extract from The Other Side – Behind the news 1, he writes about his early reporting career.

BOOK REVIEW: Denis Worrall and the brave anti-apartheid forces too often overlooked

2019-01-08 10:35

Working broadly in his own pool, David Worrall influenced mainly white opinion but later showing bursts of real courage. He was to play an important role in a country lurching to democracy in 1994.

 
WAR:

WAR:  Thrust by the British into the campaign against Erwin Rommel’s German Afrika Korps in North Africa, South Africa fought a see-saw war of defeats followed by successes. South Africans versus Rommel is the story of an army committed somewhat reluctantly to a war it didn't fully support, ill-prepared for the battles it was tasked with fighting. (Delta Books)

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Best history books of 2018: looking back, moving forward

2019-01-04 13:12

Do you remember that just three decades ago, South Africa was still gripped by a cold-hearted security state that spared nothing in its bid to maintain power and enforce white minority privilege?

Poetry by Alice Walker

2018-12-13 13:18

Alice Walker is a celebrated US author, poet and activist who won the Pulitzer prize for Fiction in 1983. Some of her best-selling novels include The Color Purple and Now is the Time to Open Your Heart.

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9/12: How Zuma was forced to re-appoint Gordhan as finance minister

2018-11-20 12:21

The removal of Nhlanhla Nene by Jacob Zuma illustrated the extent to which the Treasury had become a target for capture and how determined its enemies were to breach its defences.

Steinheist: The 'buying group' swindle

2018-11-18 06:00

Perhaps the most audacious swindle that Markus Jooste pulled off was convincing his directors that he was part of a massive "buying group" that swung rebates for the company, writes Rob Rose.

The resurrection of Winnie Mandela: 'You have always been a leader, and a brave sort of woman'

2018-11-12 09:26

You are a banned person and so you cannot stay in the city past a certain hour. Even if your husband has just been sentenced to life in prison, the petty rules are the petty rules.

Book extract: Russian Roulette between SA’s most notorious bank robbers

2018-10-26 00:48

Andre Stander, a South African police captain and convicted robber, led the notorious Stander Gang on a spree of bank robberies. In this edited extract, the last remaining gang member, Allan Heyl, recounts his relationship with Stander.

Across Boundaries: Vosloo's open-mindedness tends to pragmatism, not principle

2018-11-20 08:47

While Ton Vosloo makes vast overstatements, such as that "the newspapers of the Press always offered dissenting voices the opportunity to be heard", his overall case is convincing, writes Christi van der Westhuizen.

Inside the Jet Airways deal

2018-11-12 11:06

Enemy of the People is the first definitive account of Zuma’s catastrophic misrule, offering eyewitness descriptions and cogent analysis of how South Africa was brought to its knees – and how a people fought back.

White people failed the Truth Commission - Peter Storey

2018-11-11 06:13

White people must also be careful to think the past is over and done with, says Peter Storey. He warns that the longer they stand back instead of getting involved, the sharper the cries of black people calling for the fall for historical injustice will become.

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