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Erich Rautenbach pictured in Cape Town. Image: Erich Rautenbach CTHS…

Erich Rautenbach passes away in Canada

Erich Rautenbach pictured in Cape Town. Image: Erich Rautenbach CTHS Scholarship.
 
Erich Rautenbach, author of the South African memoir The Unexploded Boer, died in Vancouver, Canada …

The revolutionary and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon was a foundational figure…

"His thinking was far from linear or singular." Read an excerpt from the introduction to Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics

The revolutionary and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon was a foundational figure in postcolonial and decolonial thought and practice, yet his psychiatric work still has only been …

Published in The Witness

London Rules is the fifth novel in…

An entertaining, rugged read which continues to make you root for the odd, damaged and potentially psychopathic slow horses - Margaret von Klemperer reviews Mick Herron's London Rules

Published in The Witness

London Rules is the fifth novel in Mick Herron’s Slow Horses series of spy thrillers, and for anyone keen to read them …

Openbare domein, Daniel Hugo se vyftiende digbundel, bestaan uit toeganklike…

Daniel Hugo se vyftiende digbundel tref die rakke

Openbare domein, Daniel Hugo se vyftiende digbundel, bestaan uit toeganklike gedigte vir gewone lesers en letterkundiges.

Hugo is een van Afrikaans se voorste en gewildste digters. …

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An entertaining, rugged read which continues to make you root for the odd, damaged and potentially psychopathic slow horses - Margaret von Klemperer reviews Mick Herron's London Rules

Published in The Witness London Rules is the fifth novel in Mick Herron’s Slow Horses series of spy thrillers, and for anyone keen to read them - and they are great

Jim Crace's brilliant The Melody explores loss, ageing, greed and gentrification, writes Paige Nick

Published in the Sunday Times The Melody ***** Jim Crace, Picador, R285 After his Booker-nominated Harvest (2013), Jim Crace was never going to write another novel - until three things happened. The first

Book Bites: 22 April

The Last Romeo Published in the Sunday Times The Last Romeo **** Justin Myers, Piatkus, R285 What would you get if you were to combine Adrian Mole and almost any Marian Keyes novel? Justin Myers’s brilliant

Daniel Hugo se vyftiende digbundel tref die rakke

Openbare domein, Daniel Hugo se vyftiende digbundel, bestaan uit toeganklike gedigte vir gewone lesers en letterkundiges. Hugo is een van Afrikaans se voorste en gewildste digters. Hy is ook een van

Launch: The Love Diary of a Zulu Boy by Bhekisisa Mncube (25 April)

'The book goes beyond being a narrative of forbidden love. It’s a potent alchemy, a swirling together of matters that are the hallmark of serious literature: good and evil, sex,

Launch - Coalition Country: South Africa after the ANC by Leon Schreiber (25 April)

What will rise when the ANC falls? The ANC has governed South Africa for more than two decades, but it will not remain in power forever. Electoral trends suggest their remarkable

Daniel Hugo se vyftiende digbundel tref die rakke

Openbare domein, Daniel Hugo se vyftiende digbundel, bestaan uit toeganklike gedigte vir gewone lesers en letterkundiges. Hugo is een van Afrikaans se voorste en gewildste digters. Hy is ook een van

Jong musikant verras met bundel wat hartsnare roer

Die jong Johannesburgse musikant, Almero Welgemoed, het onlangs sy aanhangers verras met ’n kortverhaal- en digbundel wat roerende temas bevat. Hy skryf oor onderwerpe waaroor mense moeilik in die openbaar

Afgryslik! Jig! Die Slymboek het meer as 30 glibberige, glyerige, grillerige, kleurvolle resepte wat die jongklomp wys hoe om slym te maak!

Afgryslik! Jig! Meer as 30 glibberige, glyerige, grillerige, kleurvolle resepte wat die jongklomp wys hoe om slym te maak! Rek, trek, druk en speel met hierdie fantastiese, eenvoudige resepte wat van

"His thinking was far from linear or singular." Read an excerpt from the introduction to Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics

The revolutionary and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon was a foundational figure in postcolonial and decolonial thought and practice, yet his psychiatric work still has only been studied peripherally. That is in

Claire Scott's At the Fault Line explores whiteness and white identity through the lens of literary journalism

Social identities within post-apartheid South Africa remain highly contested with issues of race and racism often dominating the national discourse. In order to find their place within the national narrative, white

Read - Business Day reviews Linda Chisholm's Between Worlds: German Missionaries and the Transition from Mission to Bantu Education in South Africa

The transition from apartheid to the post-apartheid era has highlighted questions about the past and the persistence of its influence in present-day South Africa. This is particularly so in education,

Travel and Nature

An entertaining, rugged read which continues to make you root for the odd, damaged and potentially psychopathic slow horses - Margaret von Klemperer reviews Mick Herron's London Rules

Published in The Witness London Rules is the fifth novel in Mick Herron’s Slow Horses series of spy thrillers, and for anyone keen to read them - and they are great

Launch - Writing the Ancestral River: A biography of the Kowie by Jacklyn Cock (23 April)

Jacklyn Cock has penned a love letter that is as hopeful as it is elegiac. Drawing on family connections to the Kowie that go back to the 1820 settlers, Cock

Lees: ’n tienjarige-boekliefhebber resenseer Hoe om ’n draak se toorn te tem vir LitNet

Die tienjarige Aden van Niekerk het onlangs die 12de boek in Cressida Cowell se gewilde Hoe om jou draak te tem-reeks (vertaal deur Kobus Geldenhuys) vir LitNet geresenseer. Hiér is

Green and Lifestyle

Watch: Sam Beckbessinger discusses Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grownup on the Anne Hirsch Show

Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grownup We never get an instruction manual about how money works. We never have to pass a test to get our Money License before we can take a new credit card

Our Roman-orgy relationship with water is over - Helen Moffett's 101 Water Wise Ways is a "can-do" compendium and your ally in the war we're waging against Day Zero

Three provinces in South Africa have been declared national disaster zones because of drought. The way we think about water needs to change, and fast. This is especially true for those

2018 HSS Awards winners announced

Via the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences The third Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Awards: Book, Creative Collection and Digital Contribution 2018, hosted by the National Institute for Humanities