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By Jacob Mawela. Schalk Burger Snr is a former Springbok rugby player and businessman. He runs Welbedacht wine farm in the Western Cape. Michael Vlismas is an award-winning sportswriter who has written several books, including ones with Gary Player and Tim Noakes. The book is not about rugby alone -…
Entertainment Reporter. Durban-based journalist Glynis Horning and her husband Chris woke one Sunday morning to the devastating discovery of their 25-year-old son Spencer dead in his bed. Should she not have seen the signs? Could she somehow have prevented it? As she struggles with Spencer’s decision to end his life,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In this courageous and beautiful book, Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida, tells the story of her upbringing: of a delightful and outgoing girl in a small village named Ha-Vhangani. She is surrounded by a loving extended family. Things for Shudu, however, take a turn for the worse…
Lifestlye Reporter. "This is an urgent, honest, indelible book. Karen Lazar writes straight from the mysterious inner workings of the body, her language nosing its way into the very places where language usually fails. Always, she is writing her way back to life, back to living again – and what…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A new edition of Mandla Langa’s novel,The Lost Language of the Soul is out from September by Pan Macmillan! ‘If I disappeared, I’d expect my children to search for me high and low. A mother disappearing goes against the laws of nature. Fathers disappear all the time;…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Go Play Inside: What Video Games Can Teach Us about the Game of Life turns conventional parenting wisdom on its head. Parents often have epic battles with their children to get them off their devices and outside. But Gareth Woods, influencer and gamer, argues that he has…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Will Smith on set of King Richard / SplashNews.com. Will Smith stars as Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena, in the first trailer for King Richard, a film about how Williams helped coach the Compton-raised sisters into tennis stars. Venus and Serena Williams along with…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. What does it take to win at the Olympic Games? How many years of hard work and dedication does it take to prepare for such a feat? How many disappointments do you have to endure on this journey? Danielle Brittain has walked this journey over and over…
By Jacob Mawela. A group of young ladies, all told 30 of them in number, are relaxing in the lounge of an abode far off from their various homes. Others are fixated on a soapie on television, one indulges in a packet of crisps whilst others engage in banter punctuated…
Entertainment Reporter. Pan Macmillan SA has announced the release of Tony Park's new thriller BLOOD TRAIL. The global pandemic and medicines predating vaccines are the modern-day enemies of Africa's wildlife rangers, as explained by leading writer Tony Park, in his nineteenth novel, Blood Trail. Written during lockdown, Blood Trail sees…
Entertainment Reporter. MANSCAPES is a fine art Coffee Table book by celebrated DUDOIR photographer Corné Du Plessis. DUDOIR Photography is a celebration of the modern man and his physique, transforming masculinity into art. It re-unites men with their true selves, who they are and not solely objects of desire. The…
Entertainment Reporter. US Marines in the Congo-Beni War by Hubert Kabasu Babu Katulondi is a spell-binding read. It is based on true events. Coming out of the so-called African World War, the country is beset with a number of problems, infrastructure is falling apart, roads are muddy and mere tracks…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A new edition of Khaya Dlanga: It's The Answers for Me is out now from Pan Macmillan! In March 2020 Khaya found himself bereaved, alone and facing an indefinite lockdown as a result of COVID-19. Like most of us, he turned to social media to maintain some…
Entertainment Reporter. "Sky-birds and Ravishers is a matter-of-fact account of an earthly Hell, a South African jail. Kheswa’s eye is unflinching: the horrors—of institutionalised rape and degradation—are told in a brisk, almost casual way, which renders them all the more immediate. It’s a dark, visceral read, with just a glimmer…
Entertainment Reporter. A new edition of Nthikeng Mohlele’s collection of short stories, The Discovery of Love, is out now from Jacana Media. The deal was signed with The African Literary Agency. The Discovery of Love, explores and heightens one of the dominant themes in Nthikeng Mohlele’s literary oeuvre, that of…
Entertainment Reporter. Caption: Author Will Burrard-Lucas. There are few creatures as gorgeous and elusive as the black leopard. In Africa, these magnificent cats are so rare as to be the stuff of legend. Will Burrard-Lucas’s love for leopards began during his childhood in Tanzania and propelled him into a career…
Entertainment Reporter. Economic ideas have to explain how, why and under what conditions an unequal society develops. More importantly, they have to explain how, as people in the domain of ideas and political action, we can actually change these conditions which, far from being an outcome of divine action, are…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Listen to Your Footsteps by Kojo Baffoe is out now from Pan Macmillan! Kojo Baffoe embodies what it is to be a contemporary African man. Of Ghanaian and German heritage, he was raised in Lesotho and moved to South Africa at the age of 27. Meet Baffoe,…