Books

Book extract: Ramaphosa and 'the big deal'

2017-11-21 10:54

While formal Codesa talks in the public spotlight had been called off, behind the scenes Ramaphosa and Roelf Meyer remained in close contact, writes Ray Hartley.

Book extract: The politics behind the politics

2017-11-19 05:52

In her second book, novelist Rehana Rossouw, herself a seasoned journalist, tells the story of Aaliyah ‘Ali’ Adams, a hard-nosed political reporter from the Bo-Kaap who will follow a trail of corruption during the second year of the Mandela presidency, uncovering a shocking scoop.

Book review: Be inspired

2017-11-19 05:52

Who would have thought a memoir with this sort of title would be so riveting and so beautifully written?

Book extract: Comrades and corruption

2017-11-12 06:04

Holomisa’s expulsion from the ANC did not bother him so much as the fact that Mandela had played what seemed like a leading role in the whole process, writes Eric Naki.

EXTRACT: Enemy of the People - 'The axe has fallen'

2017-11-10 06:51

Lungisa Fuzile, Treasury director general since May 2011, got a text message from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. It simply said: 'The axe has fallen.' Nene had been fired, writes Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit.

Noakes on success in new book: 5 people lost 240kg combined with Banting

2017-11-09 07:47

In Lore of Nutrition, Professor Tim Noakes explains the science behind the low-carb, high-fat diet, and why he champions this lifestyle despite the constant persecution.

 
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Book review: 'Good men and women do not always survive'

2017-11-14 10:22

Enemy of the People shows how Zuma and his circle of rogue protectors broke not only the country's spirit and moral fibre, but also our hearts, writes Judith February.

Enemy of the People: 9/12, the day everything changed

2017-11-10 13:20

In the newly released book, Enemy of the People, former National Treasury director general Lungisa Fuzile recalls the confusion, disruption and the poor taste in which Des van Rooyen and his advisers tried to capture South Africa’s fiscal purse.

Two books that tell the unsettling tale of SA's descent

2017-11-09 09:17

South Africa has produced two must-read thrillers in the past weeks. They are non-fiction, yet are as gripping and readable as any page-turner, writes Anton Harber.

What authors really earn: the problem with book piracy

2017-11-07 15:44

While The President's Keepers is no doubt selling considerably well, downloading illegal copies hurts authors and the book publishing industry alike, writes Nick Paige.

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What authors really earn: the problem with book piracy

2017-11-07 15:44

While The President's Keepers is no doubt selling considerably well, downloading illegal copies hurts authors and the book publishing industry alike, writes Nick Paige.

Abantu Book Festival returns

2017-11-05 06:13

For the second year in a row, the stimulating Abantu Book Festival will be returning to Soweto this year, and is set to take place from December 7 to 10, writes Avantika Seeth.

EXTRACT: The President's Keepers - how the Guptas tried to capture Johan Booysen

2017-10-29 11:07

When former Hawks boss in KZN Johan Booysen met Rajesh Gupta one day in Saxonwold, the youngest Gupta brother appeared to have inside information on the candidate shortlist for the Hawks’ top job, writes Jacques Pauw.

Steve Bantu Biko: A pale reflection

2017-10-27 11:23

Reading Xolela Mangcu's "Biko: A Biography" got Glenn Bownes reflecting on what Biko means to him - a white South African man who grew up during, and benefitted from, apartheid.

How to Steal a City: the ANC's desperate election battle in NMB

2017-10-23 12:38

By the end of June, I had no confidence in the ability of the ANC to organise the election. I didn’t know how we could move forward without funds, writes Crispian Olver.

When love turns to poison

2017-10-22 06:07

Young Eastern Cape novelist Chwayita Ngamlana’s debut work, If I Stay Right Here, is a window into a passionate relationship between two characters called Shay and Sip that turns sour. And it’s based on her own life, discovers Phelokazi Mbude.

The history of Fort Hare

2017-11-05 06:13

In this new book, the history of Fort Hare over the past century is revealed. Explore the story behind the Eastern Cape university where the futures of South African greats like Oliver Tambo, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela were shaped.

How to play the reputation game

2017-11-02 14:24

Your reputation and that of your company is more valuable than money. Learning how to manage the elements that govern this mercurial force is a valuable tool, says Ian Mann.

Tales of a city

2017-10-29 05:54

The film Vaya is now also a book, giving voice and context to homelessness in the city, writes Gayle Edmunds.

Book review: Hurt people

2017-10-22 06:07

Chwayita Ngamlana’s daring first novel reveals the twists and turns of a passionate yet complicated romantic relationship, writes Phelokazi Mbude.

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