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Stanzas No 4, a book review

Karina Magdalena Szczurek Books and writers 2017-02-28

"Stanzas is a vibrant and vital contribution to the local poetry scene. Any reader’s soul will delight in a subscription to the quarterly, which I can wholeheartedly recommend."

Delicious low carb – an interview with Sally-Ann Creed

Sally-Ann Creed, Naomi Meyer Books and writers 2017-02-24

"You can eat very affordable vegetables and animal proteins with their existing fat very inexpensively."

Joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat returns to Theatre on the Bay with Fleur du Cap nominees in lead roles

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-23

With the 23-strong South African cast and a creative dream-team, Joseph is a technicolour triumph for the whole family to enjoy!

US Woordfees interview with Mark Chapman about Peace corps

Steyn du Toit US Woordfees 2017-02-23

"While they are experiencing Peace corps during this year’s Woordfees festival, Chapman says he hopes visitors will take the time to find enjoyment in the detail and subtleties of the exhibition’s war-peace theme."

20th Time of the Writer Festival line-up

LitNet Books and writers 2017-02-22

A feast of literary offerings from Africa and the world will be showcased at this year’s 20th Time of the Writer International Festival. The Festival, set to take place from 13–18 March 2017, will feature some of the country’s most prolific writers.

Jaco Bouwer directs a stellar and dynamic cast in the contemporary theatre classic Marat/Sade

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-22

"It is a bloody and unrelenting depiction of class struggle and human suffering that interrogates whether true revolution comes from changing society or changing oneself."

Potblou / Blou Pot at the US Woordfees 2017

Steyn du Toit Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-22

"With the pairing up of each visual artist with a blue pot made by one of the ceramicists, the challenge is to explore the object through each artist’s respective medium."

Book launch invitation: Tribing and Untribing the Archive

LitNet Books and writers 2017-02-21

The launch of Tribing and Untribing the Archive, edited by Carolyn Hamilton and Nessa Leibhammer, takes place on 2 March 2017 at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Alex Hamilton: An interview about the US Woordfees 2017

Alex Hamilton, Steyn du Toit Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-16

“The local art world is currently undergoing a spring season. There are currently more working, or career artists in South Africa than ever before. This creates a wonderful positive creative energy.”

Moulood-un-nabi @ Mashidul Quds

Izak de Vries Geestelik 2017-02-14

At a time when the world was threatening to build walls and institute travel bans, I was offered a bridge of kindness, I was offered food, water and hospitality. / Ek is toegelaat om die binneste van die moskee te betree en is totale vryheid gegun.

The Vivid orphan

Gerrit Rautenbach Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-13

"Volunteering to help those in need is indeed noble. Yet, more often than not, it is the volunteer benefiting the most ..."

Invitation: Keiskamma Art Project launch

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-10

You are invited to the launch of the Keiskamma Art Project in Cape Town on Saturday 18 February 2017.

Dad's car

Babatunde Fagbayibo New writing 2017-02-10

"On my way to work this morning, I drove behind
an old Jaguar, the same one Dad had mentioned
was his dream car."


Babatunde Fagbayibo New writing 2017-02-10

"... the drumbeat
will remind you of the debt 
of being awake."

Sink: An interview with Brett Michael Innes

Brett Michael Innes, Naomi Meyer Books and writers 2017-02-07

“The choice of the title is to do with the water connection in the narrative, as well as the emotional state that all the characters are in. It is a limbo of pain and circumstance, a place of entrapment.”

Roughing it – 1820 settlers in their own words by Ralph Goldswain: a book review

Paul Murray Books and writers 2017-02-03

"Ralph Goldswain, in his work on Jeremiah Goldswain in The chronicle of Jeremiah Goldswain (2014), and now in Roughing it, has made a considerable contribution to South African settler historiography."

Dazzling stellar line up for 2017 Fugard Bioscope season

LitNet Teater 2017-02-01

Now in its sixth phenomenally successful year, the Fugard Bioscope presents screenings of the world’s best theatre, opera and ballet productions to be enjoyed from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat.

History Matters by Bill Nasson – a book review

Paul Murray Books and writers 2017-02-01

"If Dudley was never meant to wave the magical fairy wand, to turn Nasson from a self-confessed numerical and scientific dunce into an Einstein, then he definitely succeeded in inspiring him to become a formidable historian. History matters is scientific proof!"

On hair and healing

Precious Bikitsha Opinion 2017-01-24

"When something in my life was changing, my hair, too, had to undergo some form of change."

Decolonising education in South Africa: An interview with Aslam Fataar

Aslam Fataar, Estelle Kruger Universiteitseminaar | University Seminar 2017-01-23

"Intercultural education promotes a type of epistemic openness to the knowledges of all human beings."