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Winnie Mandela was among key targets for disinformation by apartheid police. Mujahid Safodien/AFP via Getty Images

A Hitman’s Confessions Expose Brutality During Apartheid

A raft of confessions have been published in the past three decades chronicling the stories of white men in uniform who plied their trade...

Booker Prize: Damon Galgut’s The Promise is a Reminder of South...

This article may contain spoilers. Damon Galgut, a white South African playwright and novelist, has won the 2021 Booker Prize for his novel The Promise,...
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EXCERPT Secrets from the Cockpit: “Passengers and Cowboy Flying”

In Secrets from the Cockpit, Robert Schapiro offers a rare insider’s view on life as an international pilot. Schapiro, who was a pilot for...

South African Pilot Reveals Secrets from the Cockpit in New Book

Robert Schapiro always wanted to fly, so much so that he had to rise above the challenge of anti-Semitic bullying, mockery and fierce rivalry...
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South African Students Wrote ‘A World Gone Mad’ Book During Lockdown

South African student voices have largely remained unheard in formal discussions around COVID-19. A pandemic that should not be put to waste, COVID-19, on...
Review of Helen Zille’s #Stay Woke Go Broke: Why South Africa Won’t Survive America’s Culture Wars

Review of Helen Zille’s #Stay Woke Go Broke: Why South Africa...

Whatever one thinks of Helen Zille – and I think highly of her – no-one could suggest that she is behind the curve... writes...
Deon Meyer receives France’s top cultural award

South African Author Deon Meyer Receives France’s Top Cultural Award

Brilliant South African author Deon Meyer has received France's top cultural award - the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight in the Order...

Virtual Book Club Goes National in South Africa

South Africa's Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, has invited the public to join the National Reading Coalition’s first virtual book club reading session, which...

Anxiety in Johannesburg: The Intimate Inner Lives of the City

Within the media and popular culture of the global north, cities like Johannesburg are often presented as a site of trouble. They’re the source...
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Stunning “Pride and Prejudice” Spin-Off by Debut South African Novelist

In a debut novel that has been called "stunning," "sparkling," "compelling" and "engrossing" by reviewers in England, South African Helen Moffett has taken a...