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Press release: Adapt or fly! on Heritage DayLifestyle and entertainment 2020-09-17
In a time of depression, recession, fear and social distancing, what is better and more healing than a good laugh at the expense of those who depress, recess, frighten and annoy us? Book your tickets at Quicket.
First sip: Women in solitary by Shanthini NaidooNB-Uitgewersportaal 2020-09-17
"Here, political prisoners were kept among murderers and thieves. It was large enough for prisoners to disappear, particularly in the maze of solitary cells reserved for political detainees."
Seen elsewhere: "The upside of lockdown"Elders gesien 2020-09-14
"Well, the upside of a long and very traumatic period of lockdown, extreme isolation and separation for all of us is that my children have both finally returned home, have learned to cook and clean properly after themselves, and have not only learned to shop sensibly for good, proper ingredients, but know what to do with them."
Press release: Cradock video series promotes resilience in tough timesLifestyle and entertainment 2020-09-11
As a valuable aid for teachers struggling to keep their students engaged throughout the hardships of COVID-19, filming is underway in Cradock for a 12-part video series promoting creativity, critical thinking and communication in virtual classrooms across South Africa.
First Sip: Prisoner 913 by Riaan de Villiers & Jan-Ad StemmetNB-Uitgewersportaal 2020-09-09
In 2013, historian Jan-Ad Stemmet opened a box at the Archive for Contemporary Affairs at the University of the Free State and realised he had found a collection of documents that would rewrite the story of Nelson Mandela’s release.
#inittogetherNew writing 2020-09-08
"The days, bursting with purpose,
between the hours
of empty sunrises"
Achmat Dangor: From LitNet’s archivesBooks and writers 2020-09-07
Achmat Dangor passed away on the 6th of September 2020. Below, LitNet shares an article that was published in October 2004 on LitNet titled "Tasting the sweet fruit of literary success".
PRH | LAPA | Nuwe fiksie | New fictionPRH/LAPA-Uitgewersportaal 2020-09-04
Penguin Random House en LAPA se nuwe fiksie is bekendgestel. | Announcing new fiction from Penguin Random House and LAPA.
Elsa Joubert memorial service: JM Coetzee’s contributionBooks and writers 2020-09-04
"With her wide experience of the world, her firm but generous moral sense, and her sharp, inquiring mind, Elsa Joubert represented the very best of the Afrikaans intellectual tradition. I am honoured to have been her friend."
Mma AfricaPoësie 2020-09-03
"Jy hoort by ’n wêreldkongres –
hervormer, strateeg, raadgewer, planmaker, volharder."
Press release: Madibaland World Literary Festival, 20–30 November 2020Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-09-03
"It’s going to be the festival of the year, beams Darryl David! 'It might very well be the only festival of the year, but boy will it make up for the many that we missed!'"
Press release: The Baxter renews its call to contribute just R30 per month to ensure its sustainabilityLifestyle and entertainment 2020-08-31
While South Africa may be at level 2 in lockdown, it continues to be restrictive to operate optimally at the moment. Therefore, The Baxter strengthens its call to the public to become Baxter Coffee Angels.
Every day I learnt new wordsNew writing 2020-08-27
"I buried my secrets in the ground
Somebody elseNew writing 2020-08-27
"When we met, I was someone, we both never knew"
You are never to kill a snakeNew writing 2020-08-27
"Retreat, slowly, without turning around,
over the field, past the dam, past the baby cow crying in its pen"
Reader impression: Prisoner 913 by Riaan de Villiers and Jan-Ad StemmetBooks and writers 2020-08-27
"Loose talk, especially pillow talk, can be dangerous. In the arms of a lover, Nelson Mandela’s wife, Winnie, whispers that Nelson will be visiting Durban."
"Acting is my favourite thing" – an interview with Kamvalethu JonasLifestyle and entertainment 2020-08-27
"What made me interested is the fact that I get to show the world what I can do, and I can use my energy on set – I am very energetic."
African Library: Behold the dreamers by Imbolo MbueBooks and writers 2020-08-26
"Permeated as it is by compassionate irony, this is a deeply satisfying novel, a narrative that feeds the soul and expands the understanding."
Press release: CPO Wind Quintet with pianist Pieter GroblerLifestyle and entertainment 2020-08-26
Concerts Connect is proud to present the CPO Wind Quintet with pianist Pieter Grobler on 30 August 2020 from the spectacular Moondance Villa in Cape Town. The stream will start at 15:30 with an introduction to the venue, the artists and partner organisations. The concert will start at 16:00.
Reader impression: The accidental mayor: Herman Mashaba and the battle for Johannesburg by Michael BeaumontBooks and writers 2020-08-25
"He is not a career politician. Mashaba’s decision to accept the call to leadership within the DA resulted from his desire to serve the people of Johannesburg."