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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.

Book Extract: ‘I sold my company to the ANC’

2019-10-22 01:11

Taking centre stage at the Zondo commission, the wheelings and dealings of late Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson gripped the nation. In this extract from Adriaan Basson’s new book, Fanie van Zijl recalls how his business landed in the hands of Watson.

EXTRACT | Blessed by Bosasa: Inside Gavin Watson's 'cult rituals'

2019-10-20 06:30

The Bosasa way was to seal the tender boxes, take them to the prayer meeting on the morning of the submission, anoint them with oil and pray over them. All of this was part of the Bosasa cult ritual.

EXTRACT: Jakkalsfontein via Cape Town to Britstown, 13 June 2017 – my 80th birthday

2019-09-30 09:43

I wasn't happy locking up my home on the wild West Coast and leaving my comfort zone at 5 on that midwinter morning. I took a deep breath of the fresh, freezing sea air, and then another, as I didn't know how long it would be before I'd smell it again.

 

 

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EXTRACT | A House Divided: 'De Lille wanted things done, even if she had to bend the rules'

2019-10-15 08:53

De Lille's lead­ership style and her efforts to centralise power in her office sowed unhappiness and growing concern. 'It didn't matter what you said, you weren't going to convince her. In the end, her stubborn­ness counted against her.'

IAN MANN REVIEWS: How to spot turning points in your business before they happen

2019-10-04 06:00

An inflection point comes with extreme possibilities. It could offer you a magnificent business opportunity if you can see it coming and address it sooner than others. It could as easily destroy your business or seriously damage your bottom line.

EXTRACT | Voices from the Underground: 'No Time to Mourn'

2019-09-29 07:32

During the week that followed, Shirley and Aneez confirmed that it was our comrades who had died in the blast. It was a huge blow, but as a soldier I had to recover quickly and make peace with this awful truth, as I had after Ashley's death. There was no time to mourn.

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Book Dash is calling all 'Comrades of Creativity' for their next round of storybook-making in JHB

2019-09-19 10:06

Are you a writer, illustrator, designer or editor who is passionate about children's literacy? Book Dash needs you!

REVIEW | The Silent Patient: A fresh departure from the psychological thriller

2019-09-23 16:38

The true wealth of the novel lies in the characters themselves. The author creates excellent character dispositions and has a talent for immediately making the reader love or hate the character; despite this the reader has no idea who to trust.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: Got a really wacky idea? Here's how to make it work

2019-09-10 21:45

In author Safi Bahcall's view, the most important breakthroughs come from loonshots, widely dismissed ideas whose champions are often written off as absurd. Most never get a chance, says Ian Mann.

EXTRACT | Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu?

2019-09-04 07:38

My poor sisters spent most of their youth cooking and cleaning for the household. In between school and growing up, they were doing more work than most domestic workers could handle.

Lupita Nyong'o talks Sulwe and why it's important for girls to 'see dark skin in a beautiful light'

2019-10-04 11:22

'A seed for children to grow and draw from in later years.' Lupita Nyong'o recently took to Instagram to talk about her upcoming children's book.

One mom shares her secrets for encouraging reluctant readers

2019-09-30 09:21

From how to get your child to get started on the right note, to helping them find a book they love, this mom is sharing her top tips for encouraging a reluctant reader.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: How to build a successful business partnership

2019-09-03 05:00

This book's value is not limited to the earliest stages of a business, but to the partnership issue at any stage of the business's growth, says Ian Mann.

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