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Born to Kwaito book launch a roaring success

Born to Kwaito: Reflections on the Kwaito Generation, a new BlackBird Books publication by Esinako Ndabeni and Sihle Mthembu, was launched at the SABC in Auckland Park on Thursday, 5 July 2018.

The Chapter We Wrote: The City Press Story by Len Kalane looks at media and politics in a changing South Africa

The Chapter We Wrote: The City Press Story by Len Kalane is out in June from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

‘You are the commanderess-in-chief of your own sexual revolution!’ Read an excerpt from Becoming Iman by Iman Rappetti

When I met the Mr to whom I would become Mrs, I had largely carried the fear of God and plagues in respect of sexual dalliances. Of course there was the understandable dabbling in discovery and lightly dodging the licking tongues of hellfire so I was untouched (in the biblical sense) when I finally let my ex-husband cross the frontier. He was the only one. The anointed.

Read an excerpt from Jeremy Maggs’s new book Win! Compelling Conversations with 20 Successful South Africans

Jeremy Maggs chats to activist, politician, diplomat and business leader Cheryl Carolus!

Ronnie Kasrils: We should not succumb to intimidation by state security services

‘It is important that as citizens we demonstrate that we will not succumb to intimidation by the security services who are palpably failing our democracy, Constitution and people as was the case during the apartheid era.’

Comrades and corruption – Read an excerpt from Bantu Holomisa: The Game Changer

Holomisa and Mandela did not speak to or see each other for some time after he was shown the door by the party. “We first saw each other again when he invited me to his house at Qunu. I regarded this as an opportunity to hear from him personally what he had told a radio station about my case.

Mongane Wally Serote calls on government to prescribe more South African literature

Now, Serote urges the ministers of higher education and of basic education to prescribe more South African literature – literature representative of the voices of the South African people – in South African schools.

“We are a country with generation

Panashe Chigumadzi on Lauretta Ngcobo’s ‘path-breaking novel’ And They Didn’t Die

Panashe Chigumadzi has written a piece for the City Press on Lauretta Ngcobo’s 1991 novel And They Didn’t Die, a novel that examines the anti-pass campaign of the 1950s and 1960s and its aftermath.