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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

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A raft of confessions have been published in the past three decades chronicling the stories of white men in uniform who plied their trade...
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Booker Prize: Damon Galgut’s The Promise is a Reminder of South...

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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”

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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...
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South African Pilot Reveals Secrets from the Cockpit in New Book

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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

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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...

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Whatever one thinks of Helen Zille – and I think highly of her – no-one could suggest that she is behind the curve... writes...
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South African Author Deon Meyer Receives France’s Top Cultural Award

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

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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

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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

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