01 JunBook Extract | Why tobacco companies smuggle their own product
In this gripping exposé, Telita Snyckers uncovers the dark underbelly of the tobacoo industry by recounting the instances where big tobacco was caught red handed. She explores not only why a listed company would want to smuggle its own product, but also how it's done.
How are the lovers coping in this lockdown?
Quick on the draw, Melinda Ferguson Books has published no less that two e-books about SA in lockdown in the space of four weeks. We got...
Reading (for) Lockdown: Two Afrofuturist texts from South Africa
Social media has greeted the lockdowns imposed in the face of the global spread of Covid-19 with reading recommendations for "plague...
Serote’s praise poem for Tambo is ‘a monumental literary achievement’
Sikhahlel’ u-OR: A Praise Poem for Oliver Tambo by Mongane Wally Serote.
Rescue of Langalibalele
Keen to discover historical facts you probably didn’t learn in school? Our Story features an adaptation from a book with insights into...
Book suggestions for lockdown reading
Reading has moved front and centre as people enter week two of lockdown. We asked a book blogger, Vuvu Vena, and City Press’ books...
Obituary: South Africa’s towering healer, prophet and artist Credo Mutwa
With no formal training, his art became an expression of his wish to share the oral tales and symbols of traditional African spirituality.
Book Extract | The Upside of Down: How chaos and uncertainty breed opportunity in South Africa
You might argue that South Africa needs rebuilding and that the short-term injection of money derived from a wealth and supertax would...
Books we recommend this week
Here's a curated a list of books that should be on your to-buy or to-read list.
Jamil F Khan: ‘We deserve every chance to be remembered’
Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams is a true story that maps Jamil F Khan’s experience of living with an alcoholic father and the direct...
Book Review: Raising boys in the #MeToo era
How to Raise a Man: The Modern Mother’s Guide to Parenting Her Teenage Son by Megan de Beyer.
Book Extract: Life through the eyes of a resilient girl
Fool’s Gold is an anthology of selected short stories, celebrating authors and their stories. Some of the authors are Lauri Kubuitsile,...
Book Extract: Moe Shaik on the most turbulent and uncertain parts of SA’s past
In his memoir, former state security boss Moe Shaik takes the reader through the most turbulent and uncertain parts of SA’s past. He also...
Moe Shaik: ‘Power changed me’
Former ANC intelligence operative Moe Shaik antagonised both presidents Thabo Mbeki, when he was in office, and later Jacob Zuma, who he...
The endless road of an educated immigrant
Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga’s memoir is about his experiences of poverty, xenophobia, racism and classism as he attempts to create a different...
Book Extract | Electricity: the future is brighter
Here lie untold stories of growth and changing fortunes – the leaders, events and policy choices that lifted 1 billion people out of...
Joburg libraries short-listed for international award
The City of Johannesburg’s libraries have been short-listed for this year’s London Book Fair International Excellence Awards for the...
LeBron James publishes a book for kids
Three-time NBA champion LeBron James is trying his hand at writing children’s books. Illustrated by New York Times bestselling children’s...
Book Extract: We Shall Not Weep by Johnny Masilela
First published 17 years ago, a new edition of the modern classic We Shall Not Weep is hitting bookshelves.
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- ‘People are not taking this virus seriously’ – Voices from townships under level 3 lockdown
- Academic staff’s mental wellness is not being given attention during Covid-19
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