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Film review: A million little piecesLifestyle and entertainment 2020-02-04
"A million little pieces is an engaging film that will transport you from your comfortable theatre seat, providing some limited insight into difficult lives that people endure."
Review: Bitter pill by Peter ChurchBooks and writers 2020-01-31
"Bitter pill is a book built for speed. The chapters are short and the events fast paced."
Press release: Slave Route Challenge powered by BrimstoneLifestyle and entertainment 2020-01-29
One month to go to the 10th Anniversary of the Slave Route Challenge Powered by Brimstone taking place on Sunday 23 February 2020 on the Grand Parade in Cape Town.
ClarissaNew writing 2020-01-28
“When I’m with Lewis, I think of you; when he yells at me, I think of you; when he hits me, I think of you, Malcolm ...”
Review: The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaires’ Club by Pieter FourieBooks and writers 2020-01-28
"Stellenbosch Mafia is a pleasant piece of research supplying a good dose of quick facts and insight into the world of South Africa’s richest Afrikaners."
Is South Africa ready for public unisex toilets?Opinion 2020-01-27
"Ultimately, should unisex bathrooms be implemented, the privacy of all persons should be of great importance, and thus the toilet should be structured in a manner that provides as much privacy to the individual as possible."
Press release: The Mother City Comedy Festival is back – bigger and better than everLifestyle and entertainment 2020-01-22
Comedy-lovers are spoilt for choice during this fabulous festival of funniness.
Press release: The International Clarinet ExtravaganzaLifestyle and entertainment 2020-01-21
The second International Clarinet Extravaganza will take place from 28 January until 1 February 2020 at the UFS Odeion School of Music (OSM) in Bloemfontein.
Of sin and dreamsNew writing 2020-01-20
“He would never enter the hellhole of a bookmaker’s betting room. So, he would never see how amicably people like old Jonathan were received in the betting room ...”
Megha millionaires after MegxitOpinion 2020-01-20
"As Harry and Meghan embark on a new journey, I look forward to supporting their new ventures and commend them for their bravery as they take this bold and economically beneficial step."
Review: They called me queer, edited by Kim Windvogel and Kelly-Eve KoopmanBooks and writers 2020-01-17
"In a still largely segregated and unequal South Africa, this book is a breath of fresh air to display difference and othering."
Press release: Opening ceremony and concert – 14th Unisa International Piano CompetitionLifestyle and entertainment 2020-01-15
The 14th Unisa International Piano competition will commence on 20 January 2020 with an opening ceremony and concert.
The choice between us: an interview with Edyth BulbringBooks and writers 2020-01-14
"And like most white children, I also had several 'nannies' who looked after me and seemed to care about me. I can never get over how strange and complex these relationships were in the context of apartheid."
Interview: How authors can use social mediaBooks and writers 2020-01-10
"Social media – used properly – can be an important tool within any author’s marketing arsenal." Cliffordene Norton interviews Dave Henderson, founder of MyeBook.co.za.
Creating a digital business – an interview with Janine NelOpinion 2020-01-09
"If you do not put your skills into constant practice, you will lose your flair and soon become obsolete."
#lovewhatyoudo – an interview with Natasha AndersBooks and writers 2020-01-09
What started out as a spur-of-the-moment decision turned into an award-winning career. Natasha Anders talks to Cliffordene Norton about what keeps her motivated, and her journey from self-published to traditionally published author.
I wish I’d said ... Vol 1, edited by Johann de Lange and Mantoa Matonyane: a reviewBooks and writers 2019-12-24
"Even if these poems might not make for easy reading, I can only urge you to read them anyway. Read them slowly, and take long breaks to process what they reveal to you."
Press release: Starry cast for Athol Fugard’s masterpiece Master Harold … and the boysLifestyle and entertainment 2019-12-19
A star-studded cast has been announced for a new Fugard Theatre production of Athol Fugard’s masterpiece Master Harold … and the boys which marks the start of the Fugard Theatre’s 2020 season and tenth birthday year.
2019: Réney Warrington’s movie highlightsFilm 2019-12-18
"The mere existence of a film such as Parasite gives me hope for the movie industry. The fact that it raked in $106,7 million at the box office makes me a little delirious. A film as brilliant, excruciating and funny as Parasite does not make that kind of money. And it’s not the only highlight of 2019."
African library: The woman next door by Yewande OmotosoBooks and writers 2019-12-18
"Some readers might have formed a mistaken superficial impression of this impressive novel, based on brief reviews. Yewande Omotoso’s 2016 (second) novel is by no means a comforting or a sentimental “Rainbow Nation” or facile Truth and Reconciliation text; nor is it 'chick lit' for old ladies ..."