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"We would be young forever
If we acknowledged lifelong learning
We would be forever young
Through new achievements and mistakes"
The prizeFiksie 2019-02-27
"Her hair was combed into a neat side parting, and she was pleased with how it fell to just above her shoulders. She looked her age, but she looked good. She decided to go with the black polo neck top, with pearl earrings as her only adornment ..."
A letter from Emily Hobhouse to Mr Rees-MoggOpinion 2019-02-26
"I implore you to change and listen to your conscience, as a fellow English patriot. To be brave. To admit the truth about this atrocity. For the sake of history."
Second call for papers: Fifth International Symposium on Place Names 2019Akademies en skole 2019-02-25
"Only a limited number of papers can be accommodated, as all sessions will be plenary. Deadline for abstract submissions: 4 March 2019."
Press Release: The 22nd annual Time of the Writer FestivalBooks and writers 2019-02-25
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) presents its 22nd annual Time of the Writer Festival from 13 to 16 March 2019. Celebrating Durban’s status as the UNESCO City of Literature, Time of the Writer 2019 offers a shining gem of a four-day festival that allows audiences, budding authors and literature lovers a chance to encounter some of South Africa’s most notable writers in some wonderfully curated up close and personal encounters.
You make me possible by Karina Szczurek: a reviewResensies 2019-02-25
"The early email correspondence between ... Karina Szczurek and ... writer André Brink is a romantic WikiLeak of sorts that gives readers detailed and minimally censored insight into their courtship. That the growing passion between them worked out as perfectly as both imagined, coming from different hemispheres, must be the ultimate romantic plot ..."
63 days to optimum health: an interview with Sally-Ann CreedBooks and writers 2019-02-21
"We have to be 'hunter gatherers' – we need to hunt for truth and good food, then gather it and make it work for us – it can change your life. It changed mine."
The sunPoësie 2019-02-19
"Love can fill you up, up, up.
Spit you out, out, out."
The adoptionFiksie 2019-02-19
"The doctor suddenly looked up from his phone. His face had turned red. He started to walk towards the clubhouse, and then suddenly turned around and walked towards Gareth, facing him. They stood facing each other."
Video: Stellenbosch launch of Sex, Lies & StellenboschBooks and writers 2019-02-13
Eva Mazza's debut novel Sex, Lies & Stellenbosch was recently launched at Gino's Stellenbosch. Eva was interviewed by her publisher Melinda Ferguson.
Three poems by Abigail GeorgePoësie 2019-02-06
"Look at the winter leaf. Look at how it gathers
under your bedroom window. Look at the
arrangement of light as it falls on this cool
as spring Monday afternoon."
Press release: Nominees for the 54th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards announcedTeater 2019-02-05
The nominees for the 54th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been announced.
Green book – unsettling, yet heart-warmingFilm 2019-02-04
"The controversy surrounding this film should not dissuade people from watching it. (Google if you must.) It is a nuanced, tender tale about an unlikely friendship that overcame loneliness, bigotry and class differences. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali’s performances appear effortless."
The rise and fall of Mmusi MaimaneOpinion 2019-01-31
"Over recent years, the DA has attracted South Africans of different backgrounds with diverse ideological views. Maimane is under enormous pressure to keep these different interest groups with different backgrounds happy in the party."
The favourite – a reward for the committed cinephileFilm 2019-01-31
"The film is visually sumptuous, thanks to incredibly detailed costumes, lavish locations, great camerawork, dimly lit scenes and perfectly precise editing."
First ImpressionsNew writing 2019-01-30
"He never did text me. Charlie, I mean. We went on as if the kiss had never happened."
Press Release: Applications are open for the 2019 Gauteng International Arts FestivalLifestyle and entertainment 2019-01-28
The board of the Gaufestival is proud to extend a cordial invitation to parties who are keen to be on board, in whatever capacity, for the 2019 festival taking place 20 September to 6 October.
Press Release: PATCH Fundraiser Live Music Concert at Spier AmphitheatreLifestyle and entertainment 2019-01-24
Press Release: Five of South Africa's most popular musical acts will be performing at an exclusive concert at the beautiful Spier Wine Estate Amphitheatre on the 2nd of February 2019.
“Time” writing competition: Interview with Rethabile SindiOnderhoude 2019-01-24
"I take Afrikaans as home language. Being the only black student in my class I wanted to highlight what makes me stand out in a crowd."
Press release: Head of ASSITEJ SA wins prestigious international award for contribution to theatre for young peopleLifestyle and entertainment 2019-01-24
The national director of ASSITEJ SA, Yvette Hardie, has been awarded a prestigious international award in recognition of her global contribution to the development of theatre for young people.