• Disappointments of working lives

    Disappointments of working lives

    A CROWNING moment of a lifetime’s professional work would in the past have been a handing over to one’s younger, competent successor confident that while times inevitably move on values and principles would be carefully […]

     
  • The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

    The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

    Harris Dousemetzis with Gerry Loughran, The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas (Jacana, 2018) EXACTLY who was Hendrik Verwoerd’s assassin? In this comprehensive, thoroughly researched account of the life of Dimitri Tsafendas, […]

     
  • Driving and the national psyche

    Driving and the national psyche

    LAST July we drove back home from the Eastern Cape via Transkei. Forty years ago this stretch of the N2 was regarded with extreme trepidation by drivers as posing every conceivable danger: hazardous road layout […]

     
  • A Life in Letters: Selected Correspondence of Denis Hurley

    A Life in Letters: Selected Correspondence of Denis Hurley

    Philippe Denis, Paddy Kearney and Jane Argall (eds), A Life in Letters: Selected Correspondence of Denis Hurley (Cluster Publications, 2018) APARTHEID South Africa produced a remarkable number of outstanding church leaders: Desmond Tutu, Allan Boesak, […]

     
  • ‘Mad Mike’ Hoare: The Legend

    ‘Mad Mike’ Hoare: The Legend

    Chris Hoare, ‘Mad Mike’ Hoare: The Legend (Partners in Publishing, 2018) AN officer and a gentleman; a brave, swashbuckling adventurer; a legend in his lifetime; the ‘best bloody officer in the British army’; the man […]