• The Sting in the Tale: Bulelani Ngcuka

    Marion Sparg, The Sting in the Tale: Bulelani Ngcuka (Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2022) PREDCTABLY, this book opens with a question: why if there was a prima facie case of corruption against Jacob Zuma as a […]

  • A country run by thugs

    FEW people outside Tshwane (Pretoria) will have heard of Kalafong Hospital in Atteridgeville. But it recently, and surprisingly briefly, hit the headlines when a neo-fascist vigilante outfit calling itself Operation Dudula (force out in Zulu) […]

  • From Georgian to Elizabethan and now Carolean

    ONE does not need to be an ardent monarchist, or even a very tepid one, to recognise the significance of the end of the 70-year-long reign of Elizabeth Regina. Its events have framed my life […]