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Farewell, Jan Heunis: Our day will come!

Frederik Rudolph van Dyk Universiteitseminaar | University Seminar 2019-12-06

"The greatest irony will remain in how Afrikaans-speaking officials were the ones who summarily disposed of that language in the public academic realm, at a university that once hosted defiance to apartheid ideology by celebrating Afrikaans as a carrier of all of its speakers’ dignity."


Video: Cape Town launch of Will South Africa be okay? by Jan-Jan Joubert

Cliffordene Norton NB-Uitgewersportaal 2019-12-05

The launch of Will South Africa be okay? by Jan-Jan Joubert took place on Thursday, 21 November 2019 at The Book Lounge in Cape Town. Mervyn Sloman was in conversation with Jan-Jan Joubert. 

Short and bad

PP Fourie Opinion 2019-12-03

“It’s now been more than two years since I started, and, by now, I’ve written well over 100 000 words. Some of those words are good; most are bad. It doesn’t matter. It absolutely does not matter. What matters is the joy ...”

Review: Death, detention and disappearance by David Smuts

Clifford Roberts Books and writers 2019-11-28

"Death, detention and disappearance makes an invaluable contribution to our perspective, both historical and on abusive power everywhere."

Unmaking Grace: an interview with Barbara Boswell

Cliffordene Norton, Barbara Boswell Books and writers 2019-11-28

"I wanted to show the effects of intimate partner violence on one family, and how these effects also travel through generations if the trauma is not healed." Barbara Boswell talks to Cliffordene Norton about her book, Unmaking Grace.

Press release: Vulture Productions presents three unique stories at the Baxter Masambe Theatre

LitNet Teater 2019-11-27

Vulture Productions invites you and your holiday spirit to engage in our upcoming showcase at the Baxter Masambe theatre from 19–28 December 2019. The showcase presents three unique stories, each story focusing on and exploring Cape Coloured culture and the Afrikaaps dialect. 

Press release: First look at Craig Urbani as Dr Frank ’n Furter

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-11-26

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, The Rocky Horror Show is the boldest bash of them all.

Press release: Cape Town City Ballet’s A Christmas Carol fun for all the family

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-11-21

Cape Town City Ballet presents a sumptuous production of A Christmas Carol – The Story of Scrooge that’s perfect holiday entertainment for the whole family! The production will be presented at Artscape Theatre from 14 to 24 December.

Press release: Zeitz MOCAA presents first museum solo exhibition in Africa by acclaimed Nigerian-born artist Otobong Nkanga

LitNet Kuns 2019-11-21

On Thursday 21 November 2019, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) (Cape Town) opened an exhibition titled Acts at the Crossroads by internationally acclaimed, Nigerian-born artist Otobong Nkanga.

Joburg Film Festival film review: Amazing grace – a concert

Reney Warrington Books and writers 2019-11-21

"Your enjoyment of this film hinges on whether you are an Aretha Franklin fan or not."

The sad fact is beautiful, trauma is just like fire, and giving regret the once-over

Abigail George New writing 2019-11-20

“You’re mine, love, but
you belong to another, and as a man
you belong to the world.”

Joburg Film Festival film review: 8 – unconvincing

Reney Warrington Film 2019-11-19

"You must commend the South African film industry, where budgets are small, for attempting genres other than slapstick or drama, slightly more commercially viable options."

Joburg Film Festival film review: Hero – it should’ve been more

Reney Warrington Film 2019-11-19

"The extraordinary story is there – war hero, law expert, survivor, charmer – but the movie fails its subject dismally."

Joburg Film Festival film review: Luce – the sustained menace will haunt you

Reney Warrington Film 2019-11-19

"It could set in motion such thought-provoking and justifiable, yet completely conflicting, interpretations, that one could argue for weeks on end. It is marvellous."

Joburg Film Festival film review: Vision portraits – interesting topic, average film

Reney Warrington Film 2019-11-19

"It is a moving portrait of artists losing their sight, the one thing they depend on most."

Book launch: Being Shelley by Qarnita Loxton

LitNet Books and writers 2019-11-15

You are invited to the launch of Being Shelley by Qarnita Loxton on the 25th of November. 

An interview with Fiona Snyckers

Janet van Eeden, Fiona Snyckers Books and writers 2019-11-15

"Most of my books deal with issues that affect women, and it’s hard to rank these in terms of importance."

Book launch: Will South Africa be okay? by Jan-Jan Joubert

LitNet NB-Uitgewersportaal 2019-11-14

You are invited to the launch of Will South Africa be okay? on Thursday 21 November 2019 at The Book Lounge in Cape Town, where the author, Jan-Jan Joubert, will be in conversation with Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

Resensie: Shadow flicker deur Melissa A Volker

Yolanda Wessels Resensies 2019-11-14

"Melissa slaag ongetwyfeld daarin om die leser vasgenael te hou, van begin tot einde."

Book launch: For the love of the land by Ivor Price and Kobus Louwrens

LitNet NB-Uitgewersportaal 2019-11-13

You are invited to the launch of For the love of the land by Ivor Price and Kobus Louwrens.