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Rehearsed postures of conviction

Sam Raditlhalo 2007-04-06 I Now and again I come across an article that I read and reread, if only to understand why I am uneasy as I read it. Michael Titlestad's "The pitfalls of literary debut" (Sunday Times, 25 March 2007) reminds me of Fred ...

The rainbow blues of “De la Rey”

Loammi Wolf 2007-03-30 The storm that has broken loose about Bok van Blerk’s rock song “De la Rey” might be an indication that the smoke is starting to come out of the South African volcano again, signifying that the transformation of society after the ...

“De la Rey”: a distracting side show …

Carl Niehaus Seminare en essays 2007-03-21

It took me quiet a while to take the upheaval around the "De la Rey, De la Rey" song in the Afrikaner community, and eventually in broader South African society, seriously. In fact, long after many of my Afrikaner contemporaries were ...

A case for The Heavens May Fall

Mathilda Slabbert 2007-03-21

From Voëlvry to De La Rey: Popular music, Afrikaner Nationalism and lost irony

Andries 'Roof' Bezuidenhout Universiteitseminaar | University Seminar 2007-02-28

"The scene is Stilbaai, a predominantly white and Afrikaans holiday town, in the year 2006. A crowd has congregated for a rock show. Zinkplaat, a band from Stellenbosch, plays before the main act, Bok van Blerk."

''De la Rey - no cause for alarm'' says Sandra Swart

Albert Grundlingh, Sandra Swart 2007-02-20 City Press asked Dr Sandra Swart and Prof Albert Grundling the following question: "Should therebe a cause for alarm by these kind of developments, ie could this kind of music prove to be the catalyst for the revitalisation of ...

NetRaad: Michelle Matthews

Michelle Matthews 2006-12-11 Michelle Matthews dishes out advice to writers starting out

Koos Bekker: Best SA Entrepreneur for 2006

Koos Bekker 2006-11-21 Koos Bekker, chief executive of Naspers, delivered this speech on acceptance of the South African Ernst & Young and Rand Merchant Bank Best Entrepreneur for 2006 award on November 15 at Summer Place in Johannesburg. Ladies and gentlemen, ...

Revisiting identities/positionalities in a changing South African socio- and geopolitical climate

Wandile Goozen Kasibe 2006-11-01 This paper was delivered atthe Race and Identity Seminar held at the University of Cape Town, African Studies Gallery 02 September 2006 Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. Before we start off with our programme I ...

Books in Brief

Michelle McGrane 2006-10-17

Lori Lansens: The Girls

Michelle McGrane 2006-09-18

ABSA Chain: Kole Omotoso in conversation with Abraham H de Vries

Abraham H de Vries, Abraham H de Vries, Kole Omotoso 2006-07-30 Kole Omotose poses some questions to Abraham H de Vries

ABSA Chain: Abraham H de Vries in conversation with Mike Nicol

Abraham H de Vries 2006-07-30 Abraham H de Vries slightly changed the context of the questions put to him by Kole Omotosho, and asked the same questions to Mike Nicol.

ABSA Chain: Mike Nicol in conversation with Deon Meyer

Deon Meyer 2006-07-30 The genres - crime, thrillers, historical romance, etc - haven't attracted many proponents over recent decades in SA (probably for obvious reasons, at least as far as cop stories were concerned), but it could be that we are maturing and ...

Editing Leipoldt, an interesting and versatile person

Paul Murray 2006-07-21 C Louis Leipoldt (1880–1947) is the well-known Afrikaans writer canonised in Afrikaans literature as a major poet (Viljoen 1996:1). His first piece that was published he wrote when he was eleven. He ...

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