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END OF THE GAME
A landmark book on Africa revisited. The origins, history, and prospects of big game in Africa. (article published 2008-08-11) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA
Annual poetry festival takes place from September 29 to October 4. (article published 2008-08-11) - Read more

ANDREW PENDER-SMITH
Three new fiction works for young people. (article published 2008-08-9) - Read more

SUGAR CANE BOY
Good dramatic story written in deliberately simple style would make valued setwork for schools. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-08-2) - Read more

HUNGER FOR FREEDOM
The story of food in the life of Nelson Mandela by Anna Trapido to be released shortly. (article published 2008-07-27) - Read more

LIVE POETS SOCIETY
Alliance Française to host regular poetry evening. (article published 2008-07-24) - Read more

HIGHLIGHTS AND FOOTLIGHTS
Photographer Bob Martin’s tribute to South African stage and screen. (article published 2008-07-23) - Read more

SA WOMEN’S ARTS FESTIVAL 2008
Playhouse Company’s 12th South African Women’s Arts Festival to run from July 29 to August 16. (article published 2008-07-20) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS #NO 78
Ulysses is back! (article published 2008-06-23) - Read more

SHEPHERDS & BUTCHERS
First novel from Durban-based author. (article published 2008-06-23) - Read more

2008 VODACOM JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Editors throughout SA encouraged to identify their most promising young journalists. (article published 2008-06-21) - Read more

SUGAR CANE BOY
Rubendra Govender launches novel about the stories he grew up with. (article published 2008-06-17) - Read more

M-NET LITERARY AWARDS
Top honours for esteemed authors at M-Net Literary Awards (article published 2008-06-17) - Read more

NAF WINTER SCHOOL
Critics spark debate at the National Arts Festival. (article published 2008-06-14) - Read more

SANLAM AWARDS FOR COMMUNITY PRESS 2008
Editors and journalists of community newspapers invited to claim a stake in the Sanlam Awards honours. (article published 2008-06-7) - Read more

STRANGE NERVOUS LAUGHTER
Bridget’s McNulty’s writing would make for fascinating dramatisation. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-06-7) - Read more

BITTERKOMIX vol 15
Adults only comic book offers self satisfaction derived from a challenging and inspiring reading experience. (Review by Kate MacIldowie) (article published 2008-05-26) - Read more

ART WRITERS WORKSHOP
Nina Gruntkowski to host art writing workshop at DUT. (article published 2008-05-19) - Read more

DURBAN IN A WORD
The fascinating and enigmatic city of Durban represented by 32 writers. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-05-19) - Read more

M-NET LITERARY AWARDS
Record number of entries yields top quality finalists. (article published 2008-05-18) - Read more

IN THE MANURE
Ronnie Govender releases new book of memories and reflections. (article published 2008-05-17) - Read more

SKILL SET
New series on South African design by David Krut Publishing. (article published 2008-05-17) - Read more

ANGAZA AFRIKA
Book by Chris Spring aims to illuminate Africa’s immensely fertile artistic landscape. (article published 2008-05-2) - Read more

BOOK FAIR
Just Done Productions Publishing to host a book fair in Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2008-05-2) - Read more

MUSIC AND WORDS
Unique and fascinating programme exploring selection of piano music with literary connections. (article published 2008-04-29) - Read more

APPLICATIONS INVITED KZNSA WORKSHOP
Applications are invited for the KZNSA Gallery 2008 Critical Writer’s Workshop and Seminar Series (article published 2008-04-28) - Read more

11TH BUSINESS DAY-BASA AWARDS NOMINEES
Celebrating the art of business sponsorship, nominees vie for prestigious awards. (article published 2008-04-24) - Read more

PUBLISHING HOUSES SHOWCASE
Adams Campus Bookshop to host book exhibition to showcase publishing houses. (article published 2008-04-20) - Read more

KZNSA CRITICAL WRITER’S WORKSHOP & SEMINARS
Applications invited for the KZNSA Gallery’s intensive training programme on art critical writing. (article published 2008-04-14) - Read more

GANDHI SALT MARCH
Tibet Society of SA to join the Gandhi Salt March to show their respects to Gandhi-ji. (article published 2008-04-14) - Read more

THE WAR AGAINST OURSELVES
Jacklyn Cock surveys modern life with a melancholy eye concluding that a great deal is wrong with the world today. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2008-04-14) - Read more

NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL: FILM AND WINTER SCHOOL
Treasure trove of talent expected for the NAF in Grahamstown, taking place from June 26 to July 5. (article published 2008-04-2) - Read more

AFRICAN DREAM MACHINES
Anitra Nettleton writes about the style, identity and meaning of African headrests. (Review by Anthea Martin) (article published 2008-04-2) - Read more

11TH ANNUAL TIME OF THE WRITER
Durban sparkles with literary talent. (Review by Janet Whelan) (article published 2008-03-29) - Read more

DURBAN IN A WORD
30 different writers have different ways of seeing the city of Durban. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer) (article published 2008-03-15) - Read more

EPAINETTE MBEKI BOOK LAUNCHED
Spotlight now falls on Thabo Mbeki’s mother as her biography is released. (article published 2008-03-15) - Read more

2008 CITIZEN BOOK PRIZE
Writers invited to enter South Africa’s first book prize to be chosen by the reading public. (article published 2008-03-10) - Read more

HEAVENLY & HEALTHY
Beautifully-presented publication written by Monica Fairall celebrates Brookdale Health Hydro’s 15th anniversary. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-03-9) - Read more

HOME AFFAIRS
Bree O’Mara’s first novel is deliciously irreverent, highly topical, completely un-PC and cleverly written. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-03-9) - Read more

THE SCOTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
John M. MacKenzie, with Nigel R. Dalziel produce publication on the role of the Scots in SA in many fields. (article published 2008-03-6) - Read more

11th TIME OF THE WRITER
International Writers' Festival to take place in Durban from March 25 to 30. (article published 2008-02-28) - Read more

TAXI-013 DIANE VICTOR
David Krut Publishing releases book on Diane Victor. (article published 2008-02-20) - Read more

SPIER CONTEMPORARY 2007
One could ask for no finer thermometer of the health of our country than this 268 page collection of words and images. (Review of the catalogue by Andrew Verster) (article published 2008-02-15) - Read more

LEADERSHIP FABLES
Renault SA helps drive Valued Citizens initiative with latest art book. (article published 2008-02-10) - Read more

BEAD BY BEAD
Fascinating publication deals with the Monkeybiz Bead Project. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-01-29) - Read more

WWW.WHISPERPOETRY.COM
Club promotes writing talent in Africa and further afield throughout the world. (article published 2008-01-27) - Read more

AT THE PLAYHOUSE IN 2008
Wide variety of shows to be presented catering for a broad spectrum of communities. (article published 2008-01-27) - Read more

THE BOOK OF SPELLS
Interesting new novel from the pen of long-acclaimed writer of theatre for young people. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-01-13) - Read more

HOME AFFAIRS
Former Durban actress Bree O’Mara launches first novel. (article published 2008-01-11) - Read more

THE LION KING (THE BOOK)
Beautifully-presented and fascinating record of Julie Taymor’s creative journey in production the musical of “The Lion King”. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-01-9) - Read more

INSIDE-OUT
South African Fashion Designers Sewing Success (article published 2008-01-7) - Read more

LAUNCH OF CHARLIE
Hamish Kyd to launch his debut novel on January 17. (article published 2008-01-7) - Read more

CRESSWELL & SCHOLTZ
Evelyn Cresswell and Pieter Scholtz have launched their latest books. (article published 2008-01-3) - Read more

COOL HUNTING
The funkiness of 1970’s retro design polished with the surrealist notions of the uncanny. (Review by Kate MacIldowie) (article published 2008-01-2) - Read more

HAPPY NEW 2008!
All the best for the new year! (article published 2008-01-1) - Read more

CREATIVE BEGINNINGS
Handbook about teaching art to children. (article published 2007-12-26) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
All the best for a Happy Christmas! (article published 2007-12-24) - Read more

THE ADVENTURES OF PHEPA AND ITUMELANG
Enchanting tale of twin baby elephants from the author of “Nama Kwa’s Garden”. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-12-21) - Read more

31 MILLION REASONS
Naresh Veeran’s fast-moving debut crime-thriller takes its inspiration from one of the largest cash heists in South Africa’s history. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-12-18) - Read more

WORD: CUSTOMIZED HYPE
Rising star in South African Hip Hop, Ewok - aka Iain Gregory Robinson – publishes his work. (article published 2007-12-17) - Read more

STRANGE NERVOUS LAUGHTER
Novel by Bridget McNulty looks at how love changes everything! (article published 2007-12-10) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN PRESENTATION
Tim Plewman to sign copies of his recently-launched book on December 11. (article published 2007-12-10) - Read more

PRIMARY COLOURED
A novel of politics by Brent Meersman. (article published 2007-12-9) - Read more

11th ANNUAL BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS 2007
Closing date for entries is 28 February 2008 for 2007 awards. (article published 2007-12-9) - Read more

MARLENE DUMAS : INTIMATE RELATIONS
More than in any other book about the artist, this one gives a much deeper insight into her early adult life. (Review by Marianne Meijer) (article published 2007-12-5) - Read more

MY TIMES
Highly readable account of events and personalities in the fairly recent history of South Africa. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2007-12-3) - Read more

MARLENE DUMAS
Jacana has recently published Marlene Dumas: Intimate Relations by Emma Bedford. (article published 2007-11-25) - Read more

M-NET LITERARY AWARDS 2007
Closing date for submission is November 30 2007. (article published 2007-11-25) - Read more

11th TIME OF THE WRITER
Next international writers’ festival to take place in March 2008. (article published 2007-11-25) - Read more

BOOK STORY
HIVAN invites support this festive season to join its “Book Story” campaign. (article published 2007-11-24) - Read more

COOL HUNTING
Publication invites the reader to look for things from around the globe that are really cool. (article published 2007-11-24) - Read more

CAVEMAN AT DTA
Tim Plewman to launch book at The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards. (article published 2007-11-24) - Read more

PRIMARY COLOURED
A novel of politics by Brent Meersman. (article published 2007-11-19) - Read more

31 MILLION REASONS
Former radio personality, Naresh Veeran, launches debut crime-thriller. (article published 2007-11-14) - Read more

POINTS FOR DEPARTURE
Publication charts progress of the fascinating work of an intriguing ceramic artist. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-11-11) - Read more

ACT AWARDS 2007 WINNERS
Former KZN residents Georgina Thomson and Ronnie Govender honoured at recent ACT Awards 2007. (article published 2007-11-9) - Read more

SHUTER
SHUTER & Shooter add to established educational books imprint with something new. (Report by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2007-11-8) - Read more

GCINA MHLOPHE LECTURE
Gcina Mhlophe to give retrospective lecture at Albert Luthuli Museum. (article published 2007-11-8) - Read more

CLAIM TO THE COUNTRY
The Archive of Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd by Pippa Skotnes is a definitive book written by an expert. (article published 2007-11-8) - Read more

RIDDLES IN STONE
Professor Hugh Eales’s keen eye for the interesting oddity makes for an intriguing publication. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2007-11-4) - Read more

SONG OF THE ATMAN
Ronnie Govender’s book is first South African novel published in India. (Courtesy of The Daily News) (article published 2007-10-24) - Read more

A PARADISE AND ITS PEOPLE
eThekwini Municipality publishes colourful and informative book by Peter Machen. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-10-22) - Read more

THE LIST
Exclusive Books prepares to launch “The List” (article published 2007-10-17) - Read more

MIKE VAN GRAAN WINS WRITING AWARD
Writer Mike van Graan wins Best New Script in Afrikaans at the Aardklop festival for “Die Generaal”. (article published 2007-10-11) - Read more

SHUTER
Bold, new adventure for one of South Africa’s oldest and most respected publishing houses. (article published 2007-10-9) - Read more

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: FLUTE
William Kentridge extends his artistic technique to new level, rewriting the rules for staging traditional opera in the new millennium. (Review by Andrew Verster) (article published 2007-10-3) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA BOOK LAUNCHES
The Poetry Africa Festival will feature the launch of a number of poetry publications. (article published 2007-10-1) - Read more

BTA/ANGLO PLATINUM SHORT STORY COMPETITION
Winners announced for 2007 competition (article published 2007-09-30) - Read more

A MOMENT OF POETRY
Alliance Française to present work by Senegalese poet Habib Demba Fall. (article published 2007-09-28) - Read more

MUSICAL VOICES AT POETRY AFRICA
Close relationship between music and poetry made explicit through several participants. (article published 2007-09-28) - Read more

CHILDREN OF THE MIST
"Children of the Mist, the lost tribe of South Africa" will be launched on October 9 in Durban (article published 2007-09-28) - Read more

SHAKTI: STORIES OF INDIAN WOMEN IN SA
Collection of stories shows South African Indian women taking responsibility for their lives and their histories. (Review by Shika Budhoo) (article published 2007-09-27) - Read more

BUTTERFLIES AND BARBARIANS
Patrick Harries pays ample tribute to remarkable group of people, including Henri-Alexandre Junod. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2007-09-27) - Read more

LIFE CHECK
Youth development through arts and culture at the BAT Centre. (article published 2007-09-24) - Read more

LIVE POETS SOCIETY
Meeting on September 25 to feature Iain Robinson (Ewok) as guest poet. (article published 2007-09-20) - Read more

AFRICA REMIX
Exhibition book/catalogue should be on the shelves of every lover of African art. (Review by Marianne Meijer) (article published 2007-09-13) - Read more

POINTS FOR DEPARTURE
Renowned ceramicist, Dina Prinsloo launches book on three decades of her work. (article published 2007-09-13) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA 2007
Twenty poets from 10 different countries will present exhilarating rollercoaster of words, rhythms, and ideas. (article published 2007-09-9) - Read more

WALKING TALL, WITHOUT FEAR
Ifa Lethu Foundation pays homage to 24 South African artists from the struggle era. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-09-8) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS #77
A luta continua! (Ulysses Online) (article published 2007-09-8) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA SCHOOL POETRY COMPETITION
Festival organisers invite learners to submit material for the poetry competition by September 12, 2007. (article published 2007-09-8) - Read more

A READING IN SOLIDARITY WITH ZIMBABWE
Poetry readings and discussion by some of SA's top poets and activists on September 9. (article published 2007-09-8) - Read more

ZULUSUSHI
Kizo Art Gallery in Ballito to host official launch of Peter Engblom’s long-awaited book. (article published 2007-08-29) - Read more

POETS GENERATIONS
Regular poetry evenings at the YMCA on UKZN campus. (article published 2007-08-26) - Read more

ALLAN HORWITZ FOR LIPS
Prolific writer to present Botsotso publications at next Live Poets Society meeting. (article published 2007-08-20) - Read more

FALLING LEAVES AND MOUNTAIN ASHES
First novel from Pietermaritzburg editor and literary agent. (article published 2007-08-19) - Read more

DURBAN – A PARADISE AND ITS PEOPLE
New book about Durban written and designed by Peter Machen to be launched at KZNSA Gallery. (article published 2007-08-19) - Read more

SEPARATING THE SEAS
The University of KwaZulu-Natal Press recently launched Kobus Moolman poetry collection. (article published 2007-08-10) - Read more

MAMEENA AND OTHER PLAYS
The University of KwaZulu-Natal Press launches plays of H Rider Haggard. (article published 2007-08-10) - Read more

STANDARD BANK EXTENDS NAF SPONSORSHIP
Standard National extends its National Arts Festival sponsorship by three years. (article published 2007-08-10) - Read more

WOMEN: A GRAMMATICAL ERA
Programme of contemporary poetry, verse and narrative by four women wordsmiths running at Catalina. (article published 2007-08-10) - Read more

CLAIM TO THE COUNTRY
Jacana Media publishes book by Pippa Skotnes. (article published 2007-08-7) - Read more

DUNGAMANZI/STIRRING WATERS
Publication is proof of living tradition and belongs in libraries at all levels. (Review by Marianne Meijer) (article published 2007-08-6) - Read more

EISTEDDFOD ANTHOLOGY
11 languages in unique poetry publication. (article published 2007-07-23) - Read more

POETS HIT BLIND SPOTS
Kobus Moolman’s fourth collection of poems to be launched at LiPS in Durban on July 31. (article published 2007-07-21) - Read more

SHABBIR BANOOBHAI
Durban-born poet publishes rare gift book. (article published 2007-07-12) - Read more

SHABBIR BANOOBHAI
New book by acclaimed poet. (article published 2007-07-3) - Read more

NAMES LIKE GLASSES
Distinct rarity – an autobiographic book written in narrative verse. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2007-07-1) - Read more

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT FOR PROF MZILIKAZI KHUMALO
M-Net literary awards commemorates South Africa's rich literature talent (article published 2007-06-29) - Read more

FUGARD PATRON FOR ACT
Fugard follows Mandela as Patron of Arts & Culture Trust. (article published 2007-06-27) - Read more

THE NIGHT OF THE BURNING
Adams and Jonathan Ball Publishers to launch book by Linda Press Wulf. (article published 2007-06-20) - Read more

AMYTIS
Adams Booksellers of Musgrave recently launched Marí Peté's new compilation of poems. (article published 2007-06-19) - Read more

PENDORING 2007 ENTRIES INVITED
Pendoring annually awards excellent creations in Afrikaans. (article published 2007-06-18) - Read more

SHABBIR BANOOBHAI FOR LIPS
Mystical poet launches new book at Live Poets Society. (article published 2007-06-16) - Read more

BTA/ ANGLO PLATINUM SHORT STORY
BTA/ Anglo Platinum Short Story Competition 2007 is open for entries (article published 2007-06-13) - Read more

MANKWALI DESTINATION
Arts emporium concept store due to launch at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. (article published 2007-06-11) - Read more

SIFISO MAJOLA IN LADY ANNE
KZN dancer appears in highly acclaimed theatre production. (article published 2007-06-3) - Read more

RED ON BLACK
The story of the South African Poster Movement to be launched at Constitution Hill. (article published 2007-06-1) - Read more

SALLY ANN MURRAY FOR LiPS
The next meeting of the Live Poets Society takes place on May 29 at 18h00 on the Quarterdeck, Point Yacht Club, Durban. (article published 2007-05-27) - Read more

HOT TYPE
Launch of publication containing columns and profiles/interviews by Bongani Madondo: (article published 2007-05-16) - Read more

INTERPLAY
Ronnie Govender’s collection of South African Plays launched at Time of the Writer Festival. (article published 2007-05-16) - Read more

WIZARD OF THE CROW
Magisterial comic novel from exiled Kenyan novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’o. (article published 2007-05-13) - Read more

MORE JEREPIGO GEMS FOR KZN
Patrick Mynhardt to present an evening of stories in Lions River on June 1 and 2. (article published 2007-05-6) - Read more

SUNDAY TIMES 2007 LITERARY AWARDS
Prize money upped for South Africa's most prestigious literary awards. (article published 2007-05-1) - Read more

DUMILE FENI RETROSPECTIVE CATALOGUE
Book dedicated to celebrate the life of Dumile Feni is in many ways a mirror of his life. (Review by Marianne Meijer) (article published 2007-04-28) - Read more

BLACK AUTHORS TRUST
Black Authors Trust launch by Macmillan South Africa (article published 2007-04-27) - Read more

JOURNALIST WITHOUT WORDS
New book by artist author Jacquelyn Thunfors. (article published 2007-04-27) - Read more

RICHARD & ADOLF
Chris Nicholson's new book explores just how much Hitler was influenced by Wagner. (article published 2007-04-24) - Read more

UNDRESSING DURBAN
Alternative guidebook to Durban recently launched at the time of the Writers Festival. (article published 2007-04-13) - Read more

THE BOOK OF NOT
New book by Tsitsi Dangarembga launched at Time of the Writer. (article published 2007-04-11) - Read more

LIVE AT THE ZULU JAZZ LOUNGE
Busy Playhouse venue goes from strength to strength as a dynamic jazz spot. (article published 2007-04-3) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS #76
Hamlet Revisited. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2007-04-3) - Read more

SHERIN AHMED INTERVIEW
Author talks of her delightful tale of a crumbling Overport house and its landlady. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2007-04-3) - Read more

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD PUZZLE COLLECTION
Contrived clues only serve to irritate when crosswords are supposed to be entertaining. (Review by Frank Graham) (article published 2007-03-30) - Read more

CROSSING THE BORDERS OF POWER
Launch of book by Colin Eglin (article published 2007-03-27) - Read more

STAR OF THE MORNING
New novel from Pamela Jooste. (article published 2007-03-25) - Read more

SALLY-ANN MURRAY FOR LIPS
Open season for Live Poets. (article published 2007-03-18) - Read more

10th TIME OF THE WRITER
International writers festival in Durban from March 19 to 24. (article published 2007-03-13) - Read more

DAN POYNTER
Author to present seminar in Durban. (article published 2007-03-13) - Read more

LITERATURE AWARD
Maskew Miller Longman’s second Literature Award competition focuses on the genre of drama. (article published 2007-03-11) - Read more

LIVE POETS SOCIETY
Multimedia production from Marí Peté for monthly gathering. (article published 2007-03-11) - Read more

DEATH OF SYLVIA OSBORNE
Long-standing Writers Circle judge, critic and proof reader dies. (article published 2007-02-26) - Read more

NO WOMAN NO CRY
Launch of book by Rita Marley in honour of the rebel Bob Marley. (article published 2007-02-24) - Read more

10TH TIME OF THE WRITER
International writers festival celebrates ten years. (article published 2007-02-21) - Read more

LOTUS FM SHORT STORIES
Big prizes for short story competition - deadline on March 9. (article published 2007-02-21) - Read more

THE CONSERVATIONIST
Launch of Collector's Edition of Nadine Gordimer's third volume. (article published 2007-02-18) - Read more

SA PUBLISHER FINALIST
Solomon Solani Ngobeni is the 2007 Young Publishing Entrepreneur in South Africa. (article published 2007-02-16) - Read more

LOTUS FM COMPETITION
Poetry and short story competition offers big prizes for both writers and listeners. (article published 2007-02-5) - Read more

FLEMISH PAINTINGS
Launch of Bernadette van Haute’s publication dealings with paintings of the 17th Century in SA Public Collections. (article published 2007-01-28) - Read more

NOWADAYZ POETS
Talk the walk … with poetic fusion of young minds at the BAT Centre. (article published 2007-01-28) - Read more

THE PUPPETEERS
First novel by Renesh Lakhan due to be released in February. (article published 2007-01-26) - Read more

KOBUS MOOLMAN FOR LIPS
Top poets in Live Poets’ Society line-up for next gathering. (article published 2007-01-23) - Read more

SPIER ARTS POETRY FESTIVAL
Spier and SAfm put their weight behind unique poetry festival. (article published 2007-01-23) - Read more

NAMES LIKE GLASSES
Professor writes autobiography completely in lyrical verse. (article published 2007-01-22) - Read more

YOUNG BASADZI
Women are invited to unleash their poetic soul with regular poetry project at BAT Centre. (article published 2007-01-22) - Read more

DRAW MANGA
Book on comic drawing gives hope that any artistically challenged person - like me! - can learn to draw. (Review by Kate MacIldowie) (article published 2007-01-14) - Read more

ROUND THE BEND
Modern troubadour with a camera, telling his stories of journeys through Southern Africa, in the last two years. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2007-01-13) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE INTER-SCHOOLS QUIZ
National Creative Arts Youth Festival challenges young people to battle their knowledge of Shakespeare against each other. (article published 2007-01-1) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
All the best to artSMart regular readers and visitors for 2007! (article published 2006-12-31) - Read more

LOST FOR WORDS
You will no longer be lost for words with this book. (Review by Pauline Dalais) (article published 2006-12-29) - Read more

A JUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE
One of the most enchanting book for youngsters to come my way in 2006. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-12-29) - Read more

KWAMASHU WRITING WORKSHOP
“Beat The Drum” strikes a chord In Kwa Mashu. (article published 2006-12-25) - Read more

AKIN OMOTOSO
Akin Omotoso's high aspirations score him a Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Literature. (article published 2006-12-25) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
The artSMart team wishes all readers and advertisers a happy Christmas. (article published 2006-12-25) - Read more

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Calling South African Publishing Entrepreneurs. (article published 2006-12-24) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS #75
Wellness for all. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2006-12-23) - Read more

PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP COURSE
Sancta receives a substantial Grant from The Arts and Culture Trust. (article published 2006-12-15) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS 2006
Business sponsors of the arts invited to enter awards for innovative and effective sponsorship. (article published 2006-12-15) - Read more

LIGHT ON A HILL
Angela Buckland’s photographs of the Constitutional Court are intimate, the detail immaculate. (Review by Andrew Verster) (article published 2006-12-13) - Read more

BOOKS & LEISURE
First consumer magazine for book fanatics around southern Africa. (article published 2006-12-4) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER LEARNERS COMPETITION
Learners School Short Story Competition for annual international writers festival. (article published 2006-12-4) - Read more

MAPULA EMBROIDERIES
Book on important community art project empowering women of the Winterveld. (article published 2006-12-4) - Read more

JOHN DUNN, CETSHWAYO AND THE THREE GENERALS
Notes of author’s experiences republished. (article published 2006-12-3) - Read more

REMEMBERING THE REBELLION
Jeff Guy commemorates the centenary of the Zulu or Bhambatha rebellion of 1906. (article published 2006-12-3) - Read more

OUR STORY MAGIC
Gcina Mhlophe launches collection of children’s stories. (article published 2006-12-2) - Read more

LIGHT ON A HILL
New book celebrates Constitutional Court. (article published 2006-12-2) - Read more

WHERE GLOBAL CONTRADICTIONS ARE SHARPEST
Research stories from the Kalahari launched in book by Keyan Tomaselli and his time. (article published 2006-12-2) - Read more

ONE MOUTH ONE MIND ONE MIC
One-man performance poetry piece featuring Creamy EWOK Baggends. (article published 2006-11-29) - Read more

RAPPIN’ GRAN FOR LIPS
Sixty-something grandmother poet to jam at Live Poets Society. (article published 2006-11-19) - Read more

WORKSHOP POSTPONED
Critical writing workshop hosted by the KZNSA postponed. (article published 2006-10-29) - Read more

YOUNG BASADZI
Experience the world of rhythm and poetry through female eyes. (article published 2006-10-22) - Read more

IZIMBONGI ZESIMANJE
Philosophers, dreamers and revolutionaries can set their soul free at poetry reading sessions. (article published 2006-10-22) - Read more

JOAN KERCHHOFF
Poetry of politics comes to LiPS. (article published 2006-10-18) - Read more

EDITORIAL ON HOLD FOR A WHILE
artSMart editor out of action for a while. (article published 2006-10-8) - Read more

VICTOR NEXT FOR TAXI
Diane Victor to be subject of next Taxi Art Book. (article published 2006-09-25) - Read more

MEGAN HUGHES
Northlands Girls’ High School learner publishes essay. (article published 2006-09-24) - Read more

EXILE CHILD
Suzanne Franco conveys pain, heartache and inner strength of Sarah Bartmann. (article published 2006-09-24) - Read more

TIME OUT
Marita van der Vyver launches gripping novel about overcoming loss. (article published 2006-09-24) - Read more

A WORD TO THE WISE
Newly-published author offers sayings about life and life’s lessons. (article published 2006-09-24) - Read more

LIPS MEETING
Next meeting of Live Poets’ Society to feature Hazel Bond. (article published 2006-09-23) - Read more

STILL BEATING THE DRUM
Critical Perspectives on Lewis Nkosi edited by Lindy Stiebel and Liz Gunner. (article published 2006-09-21) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS #74
Ulysses Online looks at the word “well”! (article published 2006-09-21) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA
Tenth International Poetry Festival to take place in Johannesburg and Durban. (article published 2006-09-12) - Read more

POST OF LITERARY MANAGER
Market Theatre in Johannesburg is looking for a Literary Manager to join its Artistic Team. (article published 2006-09-11) - Read more

LADY BARNARD’S DIARIES
Adams Bookstores launch “Paradise, the Castle and the Vineyard: Lady Anne Barnard’s Cape Diaries”. (article published 2006-09-5) - Read more

SPUD WINS AWARD
John van de Ruit’s novel wins Booksellers’ Choice Award 2006. (article published 2006-09-3) - Read more

KZN JOURNALISM AWARDS
Khwezi community radio takes two KZN journalism awards. (article published 2006-09-2) - Read more

NEARLY FINISHED
Robyn Cohen gives breezy account about how to make improvements to the home. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2006-09-2) - Read more

SA WRITERS CIRCLE SEMINAR
One-day seminar titled “The A-Z of Writing and Publishing”. (article published 2006-08-26) - Read more

DEATH OF MAZISI KUNENE
South Africa’s first Poet Laureate dies in Durban at the age of 76. (article published 2006-08-26) - Read more

G MAHALINGUM
Next meeting of Live Poets Society to take place on August 29. (article published 2006-08-25) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO ROB AMATO
Leading figure in protest theatre killed in vehicle collision in Johannesburg in July. (article published 2006-08-20) - Read more

BUSHMEN IN A VICTORIAN WORLD
Fascinating book by Andrew Bank tells remarkable story of patience, wisdom and perseverance across a wide cultural gap. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2006-08-15) - Read more

CATALOGUE OF EASTERN CAPE CRAFT
Brilliant photography illustrates each region in this indispensable guide to creative centres. (article published 2006-08-13) - Read more

APPEAL FROM WHISPER FROM THE HEART
Poetry Club looking for financial support. (article published 2006-08-8) - Read more

BAT CELEBRATES WOMEN'S DAY
Busy, significant and powerful programme at the BAT Centre includes music, art and poetry. (article published 2006-08-6) - Read more

OCTANARY MKHIZE FOR VOICE OUT
Durban’s Octanary Mkhize among regional finalists for Dawn “Voice Out” Competition. (article published 2006-08-6) - Read more

LOVELY BEYOND ANY SINGING
Lovely Beyond Any Singing is an anthology compiled by Helen Moffett. (article published 2006-08-5) - Read more

BETWEEN DOGS AND WOLVES
Jodi Bieber offers a book where every photograph tells a story as her subjects “grow up with South Africa” (Review by Marianne Meijer). (article published 2006-07-29) - Read more

MESSAGES AND MEANING
MTN pays tribute to local African artists through launch of MTN Art Collection Book. (article published 2006-07-24) - Read more

WHISPER FROM THE HEART
Poetry Club competition now expanded to include extra categories. (article published 2006-07-24) - Read more

FLAT 9
Mariam Akabor captures the essence of Grey Street in her collection of short stories. (article published 2006-07-23) - Read more

DORIAN SWALES FOR LIPS
Edwin Swales’ niece healing with poetry at next meeting of Live Poets Society. (article published 2006-07-23) - Read more

ZIP ZIP MY BRAIN HARTS
Photographer Angela Buckland and HSRC researchers produce book concerned with disability issues. (article published 2006-07-23) - Read more

SASWU LEARNERSHIP
Applicants invited to apply for 10 month learnership. (article published 2006-07-22) - Read more

MANDELA’S EGO
Lewis Nkosi’s latest novel is set in the heady days of 1960’s South Africa. (article published 2006-07-21) - Read more

UNVEILING JESUS CHRIST
Fascinating read for anybody wishing to know about the controlling forces beyond our senses. (article published 2006-07-17) - Read more

NEW VOICES
Call for submissions for Summer 2006 edition of poetry. (article published 2006-07-15) - Read more

NEW SOUTH AFRICAN PLAYS
Durban author Ashwin Singh featured in collection of plays. (article published 2006-07-15) - Read more

SUNDAY TIMES AWARDS
In with the new and the brave as 2006 ST Literary Awards winners announced. (article published 2006-07-15) - Read more

THE SHADOW FOLLOWS
Darkly comic novel by David Medalie recently launched by Adams Bookshop. (article published 2006-07-3) - Read more

THE WAH-WAH DIARIES
Realising a dream through nightmares. (Review by Billy Suter, courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2006-07-2) - Read more

DANCING TO A DIFFERENT RHYTHM
Intriguing and moving elements in memoir published by Zarina Maharaj. (Review by David Wood) (article published 2006-06-23) - Read more

THE MARQUIS OF MOOIKLOOF
Eleven short stories by Sean O’Toole provide wry commentary on aspects of life in Southern Africa (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2006-06-23) - Read more

NEW BOOKS
Adams Musgrave to promote books by Catherine de Waal, Alan Raubenheimer and Mariam Akabor. (article published 2006-06-19) - Read more

NAF FRINGE POETRY
Performing Poetry at the National Arts Festival Fringe. (article published 2006-06-17) - Read more

ACT SUPPORT
ACT announces R1 million support for 31 Projects. (article published 2006-06-17) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS #73
Use it or lose it. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2006-06-11) - Read more

DEENA FOR LIPS
Deena Padayachee to be guest speaker at next meeting of The Live Poets’ Society. (article published 2006-06-8) - Read more

GREEN-EYED THIEVES
Launch of Imraan Coovadia's second novel by Adams Booksellers of Musgrave and Random House/Umuzi Publishers. (article published 2006-06-2) - Read more

THE GOLDEN RUN
Those with memories of the Union-Castle ships - and any ship-lover - will relish this book. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2006-05-28) - Read more

THE INDIAN IN DRUM IN THE ’FIFTIES
Durban Art Gallery to host exhibition of images from watershed 50’s South African magazine. (article published 2006-05-21) - Read more

DANCING TO A DIFFERENT RHYTHM
Zebra publishes fascinating life story of Zarina Maharaj, wife of struggle activist and former cabinet minister Mac Maharaj. (article published 2006-05-21) - Read more

HSBC/SA PEN LITERARY AWARD
Young writers from South Africa and other SADC countries invited to submit unpublished short stories. (article published 2006-05-21) - Read more

CHARLI WIGGILL
Poet stakes claim to virtual reality at Live Poets Society on May 30. (article published 2006-05-18) - Read more

ADAMS LAUNCHES
Book launches in June from Adams Bookstores. (article published 2006-05-18) - Read more

THE HAPPY WARRIOR
Shirley Bell’s story of TC Robertson by to be launched by Ike’s Books on May 11. (article published 2006-05-2) - Read more

ACT CALL FOR INFORMATION
ACT compiles list of formal and informal academic institutions offering training in arts, culture and heritage. (article published 2006-05-2) - Read more

ELGAR THE CYCLIST
Fascinating book by Kevin Allen sees different side to composer Edward Elgar. (article published 2006-04-30) - Read more

IMAGINE AT HILLCREST
Gallery and book shop situated in charming surroundings of Heritage Market. (article published 2006-04-24) - Read more

SALLY-ANN MURRAY
Live Poets’ Society offer rare chance to hear top poet. (article published 2006-04-15) - Read more

DURBAN CHAPTER OF SASWA
Nicola Rauch, National Coordinator of the South African Scriptwriters Association (SASWA) will be in Durban shortly to start up a chapter of SASWA in Durban! (article published 2006-04-15) - Read more

CREATIVE WRITING SEMINAR
South African Writers' Circle weekend seminar launches SAWC Publishing's first book. (article published 2006-04-10) - Read more

LAUNCH OF MAMBA COMIX #4
Launch of popular magazine held at opening of Off the Wall Exhibition. (article published 2006-04-10) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS #72
Exit the King, with attendants. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2006-04-10) - Read more

DENIS E HURLEY
Memoirs of Archbishop Denis Hurley (article published 2006-04-6) - Read more

GET IT MAGAZINE
Caxton launches a series of publications. (article published 2006-04-4) - Read more

GRACELAND
Author Chris Abani is currently in Durban at Time of the Writer’s festival. (article published 2006-03-24) - Read more

FIRE, WATER AND ISIS POETRY
Live Poets Society launches three collections of poetry. (article published 2006-03-19) - Read more

SONG OF ATMAN
Jacana Media presents first novel by Durban playwright Ronnie Govender at Time of the Writer Festival. (article published 2006-03-19) - Read more

O’MANDINGO!
Jacana Media presents first published work by Eric Miyeni at Time of the Writer Festival. (article published 2006-03-19) - Read more

ART TALK, POLITICS TALK
Prof Michael Chapman’s latest book to be launched at Time of the Writer Festival. (article published 2006-03-19) - Read more

UMUZI IMPRINT
Anece Winton of Random House Publishers to speak on new UMUZI imprint. (article published 2006-03-19) - Read more

PICASSO & AFRICA COMPETITION
National writing competition to focus on relationship between African art and Picasso. (article published 2006-03-18) - Read more

CALL FOR POETRY
Agenda Issue #68 requests poetry contributions under the working title of “Women and Culture”. (article published 2006-03-16) - Read more

MICHELLE MATTHEWS NOMINATED FOR AWARD
South Africa’s Michelle Matthews nominated for International Young Publisher award. (article published 2006-03-13) - Read more

SA ART TIMES
Launch of 16-page free, monthly coverage of contemporary art news, views and information. (article published 2006-03-9) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS #71
A farrago. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2006-03-8) - Read more

UNLIKELY
The South African Issue of Unlikely 2.0 is here! (article published 2006-03-7) - Read more

9th TIME OF THE WRITER
Award-winning cartoonist Zapiro offers unique contribution to the festival. (article published 2006-03-4) - Read more

CEFF/PANSA CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Carl and Emily Fuchs Foundation in partnership with PANSA invite proposals for funding. (article published 2006-03-4) - Read more

GRAHAM LANCASTER FOR LIPS
Whale of a Poet to Spout at Live Poets Society. (article published 2006-02-20) - Read more

SHORT STORY WRITING SEMINAR
School of Creative Writing to present Short Story Writing Seminar on February 25. (article published 2006-02-20) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER
American writer Alice Walker now unable to attend writers’ festival. (article published 2006-02-17) - Read more

WHAT’S UP AT THE SNEDDON?
Arts Editor of The Mercury, Billy Suter, reports on forthcoming events at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. (Courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2006-02-16) - Read more

PRAISE THE LORD IN SONG
Merilyn Tomkins, who formerly worked for Adams and Co, joins the ranks of writers. (article published 2006-02-8) - Read more

MYTH OF IRON
Shaka in History featured in new book by Dan Wylie. (article published 2006-02-7) - Read more

ACT APPLICATIONS
Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites applications for funding. (article published 2006-02-7) - Read more

CONTACT WOUNDS
Adams Musgrave to launch new book by Jonathan Kaplan on February 15. (article published 2006-02-5) - Read more

9TH TIME OF THE WRITER
Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN) presents annual festival from March 20 to 25. (article published 2006-02-5) - Read more

SPECIALS FROM IKE’S
Ike’s Books and Collectables has a wide ranging selection of art books on special in February. (article published 2006-02-2) - Read more

THE DEMON OF THE CURRY POWDERS
Struik Publishers and Adams Booksellers to launch book by Pieter Scholtz on February 15. (article published 2006-01-31) - Read more

SPIER POETRY FESTIVAL
Spier Arts Summer Season launches new open-air Poetry Festival. (article published 2006-01-24) - Read more

LIPS LINE UP
Top poets line up for LiPS next gathering also launches 12th issue of Fidelities. (article published 2006-01-21) - Read more

MACS POETRY EVENING
Durban poet Marí Peté presents her multi-media creation in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2006-01-21) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Business and arts partnerships under the spotlight. (article published 2006-01-21) - Read more

CALL FOR PAPERS
Conference to discuss The Changing Face of African Literature. (article published 2006-01-15) - Read more

AMBERVULTURECROCS
Irma Chait’s rhymes and Tony Grogan’s illustrations create pure magic in a book to delight the whole family. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-01-13) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE QUIZ
National Creative Arts Youth Festival 2006 invites High Schools and Secondary Schools to participate in unique competition. (article published 2006-01-10) - Read more

MZEE ALI
30° South Publishers to release first title for 2006 by Bror MacDonell at the end of February. (article published 2006-01-8) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wishing all readers the very best for 2006! (article published 2005-12-31) - Read more

SUNDAY TIMES SU DOKU
Brain conditioning for 2006! (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2005-12-29) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS
All the best for Christmas and the festive season. (article published 2005-12-24) - Read more

CAPE TOWN – AN ILLUSTRATED POEM
Fresh new approach to poetry in South Africa exudes an overall positive message with a bounty of oomph. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2005-12-20) - Read more

THE WORLD IN AN ORANGE
Irene Stephanou and Leila Henriques pay tribute to Barney Simon in new publication. (article published 2005-12-16) - Read more

CREATIVE GLASS
This book is perfect for those who want to create affordable, individual gifts for family and friends. (Review by Pauline Dalais) (article published 2005-12-16) - Read more

CAROLINE SMART READS 60TH BOOK
Tape Aids For The Blind volunteer completes what is possibly at least her 60th book. (article published 2005-12-9) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS #70
Hard Pressed? (article published 2005-12-8) - Read more

AMANDEBELE
Beauty, regality, strength, endurance, history. The reader’s attention is caught by Peter Magubane’s latest photographic essay. (Review by Peter Taylor) (article published 2005-12-4) - Read more

DISCOVERING FIRE
Winner of the CNA Literary Award releases his second collection of short fiction. (article published 2005-12-4) - Read more

KHABZELA
Liz McGregor book covers the brief life and perplexing death of youth icon. (article published 2005-12-4) - Read more

HOUSE OF PEACE
Nazia Peer looks at a changing South Africa from the perspective of a Muslim Indian woman. (article published 2005-11-20) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Business and arts partnerships under the spotlight. (article published 2005-11-14) - Read more

AGENDA ONLINE WRITING
Agenda Feminist Media Project launches annual writing programme. (article published 2005-11-14) - Read more

ANDREA NATTRASS TALKS
The inside story of what an editor does and how a book gets on the shelves. (article published 2005-11-13) - Read more

ZULU VANQUISHED
Ron Lock and Peter Quantrill re-examine the Zulu War of 1879. (article published 2005-11-13) - Read more

SPUD
John van de Ruit’s first novel tells the delightful tale of a youngster starting off in an elite boarding establishment. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-11-4) - Read more

AUTHORS
Series on History Channel on DStv from November 7 to 11. (article published 2005-11-3) - Read more

ANTELOPE FIELD GUIDE
The publishing history of this invaluable field guide is almost as fascinating as the subject matter. (Review by Sheina Wood) (article published 2005-11-1) - Read more

FROGGY PRESS UPDATE
Children's poetry journal now has dedicated website. (article published 2005-10-28) - Read more

PLEDGE FOR WORLD AIDS DAY
Khomanani invites the public to make a pledge on December 1 for “A nation caring together”. (article published 2005-10-17) - Read more

M-NET LITERARY AWARDS
Standards of prestigious awards raised for their 15th year. (article published 2005-10-17) - Read more

NLDTF CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund invites applications for Arts, Culture & National Heritage. (article published 2005-10-17) - Read more

DEATH OF LYNDSAY MARITZ
Former NAPAC poster designer dies unexpectedly at her home in Westville. (article published 2005-10-15) - Read more

STRUIK CHRISTIAN BOOKS
Strang Communications appoints publishing house as its exclusive representative in Southern Africa. (article published 2005-10-15) - Read more

DIANNE STEWART WORKSHOP
Creative writing workshop by well-published author. (article published 2005-10-11) - Read more

START WRITING, KEEP WRITING
David Basckin presents creative writing workshop at Clifton College. (article published 2005-10-11) - Read more

JOU MA SE POEMS
Poetry collection by Aryan Kaganof launched at Poetry Africa. (article published 2005-10-11) - Read more

THE DREAM IN THE NEXT BODY
Collection of poems by Gabeba Baderoon to be launched during the current Poetry Africa festival. (article published 2005-10-11) - Read more

RULE OF CADENCE
Volume of poetry by Robert Greig to be launched on October 11. (article published 2005-10-11) - Read more

CARRYING THE FIRE
Adams Campus Bookshop launches new poetry collection by Joan Metelerkamp. (article published 2005-10-11) - Read more

MARÍ PETÉ
Much-acclaimed multimedia production for Live Poets Society meeting. (article published 2005-10-11) - Read more

FIELD GUIDE TO THE ANTELOPE
New version of WESSA-KZN’s best-seller. (article published 2005-10-6) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS #69
A-travelling we will go. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2005-10-1) - Read more

IN A RIBBON OF RHYTHM
Remarkable first publication of Lebogang Mashile’s poetry. (Review by Clinton Marius) (article published 2005-09-30) - Read more

9th POETRY AFRICA
International Poetry Festival for Durban. (article published 2005-09-26) - Read more

SHARON SCOTT
New Durban poet takes off courtesy of Live Poets. (article published 2005-09-23) - Read more

SPECTRUM
Programme of contemporary poetry, devised and directed by Paul Datlen for Hex. (article published 2005-09-23) - Read more

SPECTRUM
A celebration of South African poetry in performance. (article published 2005-09-21) - Read more

JOHN VAN DE RUIT
Margaret von Klemperer talks to actor and playwright John van de Ruit about his new book. (Courtesy of The Witness). (article published 2005-09-20) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA
More than 20 poets from South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world to descend on Durban for international poetry festival. (article published 2005-09-16) - Read more

THE WITNESS HILTON ARTS FESTIVAL
Annual festival at Hilton College Theatre from September 16 to 18 true to its own benchmark form. (article published 2005-09-15) - Read more

MY HEART STANDS IN THE HILL
A moving and stunningly beautiful pictorial journey into the lost spiritual world of South Africa's First People. (article published 2005-09-14) - Read more

KNYSNA
A true treat for nature lovers and conservationists alike. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2005-09-14) - Read more

FRANSCHHOEK MEMORIES
Gwen Jennings publishes a record of her life in Franschoek. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2005-09-11) - Read more

MAKEOVER FOR ACT AWARDS
Annual award system undergoes radical facelift. (article published 2005-09-9) - Read more

blackheart (epilogue to insanity)
Rampolokeng juggles language and reinvents syntax with the dexterity and ingenuity of a master magus (Review by Michelle McGrane first published September 2004 on www.litnet.co.za) (article published 2005-09-9) - Read more

SCRAPBOOKING: CREAM OF THE CROP
Ideal gift for someone starting out as a scrapper as the ideas are endless. (Review by Pauline Dalais) (article published 2005-09-8) - Read more

HOW TO DRAW PEOPLE
Beautiful graphic examples and tips help refine your drawing. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2005-09-8) - Read more

HOW TO DRAW LANDSCAPES
Ideal for art students or people interested in learning to draw landscapes. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2005-09-8) - Read more

CAPE TOWN UNCOVERED – A PEOPLE’S CITY
A vivid photographic peek into the Mother City and its surrounds. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2005-09-8) - Read more

FREE BOOK VALUATION DAY
Christie's in association with Ike's Books and Collectables hosts free valuation day on September 14. (article published 2005-09-5) - Read more

WIRED
Beautifully-produced book a must for museums, craft collectors, educators and anyone whose spirit is lifted by superb and innovative craft work. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-09-4) - Read more

HERITAGE BOOKFEST
Heritage month activities in Pietermaritzburg opened by Bookfest. (article published 2005-09-2) - Read more

HAVE YOU SEEN ZANDILE?
Beautiful piece of theatre, full of humour and energy with some very moving moments. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-09-1) - Read more

EU AWARD DEADLINE EXTENDED
Last call for entries in the EU Literary Award 2005-6 extended by one week. (article published 2005-09-1) - Read more

THE ELUSIVE MOTH
Novel by Durban novelist Ingrid Winterbach to be launched shortly. (article published 2005-08-28) - Read more

PRE-SPRING POETRY FLING
Shirley Gault, Meryl Raw, Sharon Scott and Graham Lancaster will read their poems in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2005-08-23) - Read more

THE HILL
A great story well told. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2005-08-22) - Read more

ENTRANCES AND EXITS
Latest of Athol Fugard’s autobiographical pieces now in stock at Adams. (article published 2005-08-21) - Read more

THE SETTLER
Dr TP Naidoo to release benchmark publication on the history of Indians in South Africa. (article published 2005-08-21) - Read more

PREMIERE FOR LIVINGSTONE POEM
Live Poets Society present world première of "new" Livingstone poems. (article published 2005-08-20) - Read more

AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Proceedings of 7th Jomba Contemporary Dance Conference now available in glossy publication. (article published 2005-08-20) - Read more

ACT PROJECTS
R1.5 Million for ACT Projects 2005/2006 includes Poetry Africa. (article published 2005-08-16) - Read more

DESMOND NTSHALINTSHALI
Young SA writer scoops prestigious UK playwriting competition. (article published 2005-08-16) - Read more

REWRITING MODERNITY
Publication connects the black literary archive in South Africa to the twenty-first century. (article published 2005-08-14) - Read more

POETRY UNDER THE STARS
Gateway’s Palm Court to present fire dancers with contemporary and slam poetry. (article published 2005-08-8) - Read more

PANSA ON NAC COURT CASE
Media statement by the Performing Arts Network Of South Africa (PANSA) on the National Arts Council (NAC) court case: (article published 2005-08-7) - Read more

TAXI-012 SANDILE ZULU
12th title in Taxi Art series written by Colin Richards. (article published 2005-08-1) - Read more

POETS BATTLE IT OUT
Young artists compete in break-dancing, rapping, graffiti art and Dee-Jaying on August 6. (article published 2005-08-1) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS #68
Caution – journalists at work. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2005-08-1) - Read more

FROGGY PRESS
Poetry journal calls for contributions from children aged 5 to 18 in KwaZulu-Natal. (article published 2005-07-28) - Read more

PANSA RECEIVES BOOST FROM LOTTERY
Call for scripts after massive boost received for festivals of playreadings. (article published 2005-07-22) - Read more

PARTY IDEAS FOR CHILDREN
No previous experience in party planning needed to take full advantage of this stunning book. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2005-07-21) - Read more

AFRICAN WILDLIFE ALPHABET AND NUMBER BOOK
Little gem definitely a book worthy of any child’s bookshelf. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2005-07-21) - Read more

THE SAFFRON PEAR TREE
Nostalgic book ideal for anybody who enjoys reading their cookery books like a novel. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2005-07-21) - Read more

JO’BURG
Book of Guy Tillim’s work is a photographic exhibition between two covers. (article published 2005-07-17) - Read more

PRAYING MANTIS
Andre Brink’s new book a heady mixture of comedy and tragedy. (article published 2005-07-17) - Read more

GROWING NUMBERS FOR NAF
Growing numbers indicate great support for the 31st National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. (article published 2005-07-17) - Read more

VIEWS IN COLONIAL NATAL
Launch of Nigel Hughes’ publication dealing with the paintings of Cathcart William Methven. (article published 2005-07-8) - Read more

POETRY PEN PAL
Daniel Godston in Chicago would like to set up a long distance poetry pen pal. (article published 2005-07-4) - Read more

GOING TO GRAHAMSTOWN
artSMart Editor to relocate to Grahamstown temporarily for the Festival. (article published 2005-06-28) - Read more

POETRY AT GATEWAY
Palm Boulevard to be the dramatic setting for poetry event. (article published 2005-06-28) - Read more

M-NET LITERARY AWARDS 2005
Respected KZN poet, Prof Mazisi Kunene, among winners in prestigious award. (article published 2005-06-28) - Read more

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
Research sponsored by BASA into arts coverage in the mass media. (article published 2005-06-28) - Read more

URBAN VOICES
International Festival 2005 includes events in Durban. (article published 2005-06-21) - Read more

TED HUGHES SELECTION
Poet Laureate’s selection of his favourite poems for Live Poets Society. (article published 2005-06-21) - Read more

BALANCING ACT
Joanne Bloch and Karen Martin (with Sue Heese) launch stories of gay and lesbian youth in South Africa (article published 2005-06-21) - Read more

LADUMA
AK Thembeka’s first novel is brutal, obscene and acutely insightful. (Review by Michelle McGrane, first published on LitNet: June 08, 2005) (article published 2005-06-20) - Read more

A WANDERER IN OG
You would have to have a heart of stone not to be tickled by this delicious artistic diversion. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-06-19) - Read more

NAMA KWA’S GARDEN
Charming and beautifully illustrated publication would be a treasure on anyone’s bookshelf. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-06-16) - Read more

FIELD GUIDE TO BUTTERFLIES OF SOUTH AFRICA
At last, a field guide to butterflies in the same format as the successful bird guides. (Review by Sheina Wood) (article published 2005-06-15) - Read more

THE ART OF AFRICAN SHOPPING
Adam Levin takes readers on a shopping trip through Africa par excellence. (Review by Sheina Wood) (article published 2005-06-15) - Read more

THE DASSIE and THE HUNTER
Jeff Opland chronicles the life, times and poetry of Xhosa praise poet, David Yali-Manisi. (article published 2005-06-15) - Read more

THE GREAT PLACE
Ugonna Wachuku’s soulful celebration of the people of South Africa released by Publish America. (article published 2005-06-15) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS #67
The pros’ prose. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2005-06-12) - Read more

CAPE TOWN FESTIVAL
Artists in all disciplines invited to take part in March 2006 Festival. (article published 2005-06-12) - Read more

D’ARTS MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Durban Arts Association’s highly popular magazine is back in business! (article published 2005-06-11) - Read more

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
European Union Literary Award 2005-6 (article published 2005-06-9) - Read more

IAIN ROBINSON
Durban poet to be invited guest of 36th Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam. (article published 2005-06-9) - Read more

AWARD FOR CCA
Durban's Centre for Creative Arts wins major culture award. (article published 2005-06-7) - Read more

YOUNG BASADZI FORUM
Women invited to join funky group of female poets every Thursday at the BAT Centre. (article published 2005-06-6) - Read more

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
David Basckin offers workshop for beginners, working writers with writers’ block or those wishing to develop their creativity. (article published 2005-05-24) - Read more

TELL TALE
Michelle McGrane reviews Helge Janssen’s book (first published on Litnet at www.litnet.co.za) (article published 2005-05-24) - Read more

MAPUNGUBWE
Jewel of a book is a pictorial history of the recorded discovery of Mapungubwe. (Review by Sheina Wood) (article published 2005-05-24) - Read more

LICENSED TO GUIDE
Easy to read personal narrative about 22 safari guides interspersed with beautiful photographs and charcoal drawings. (Review by Sheina Wood) (article published 2005-05-24) - Read more

COLABORART
Considered to be the most entertaining, eclectic, art happening on the South Coast. (article published 2005-05-20) - Read more

HSBC/SA PEN LITERARY AWARD
SA PEN, HSBC Bank plc and New Africa Books announce second in a series of publications. (article published 2005-05-19) - Read more

ACT APPLICATIONS DUE
Arts and Culture Trust to disburse R1,5 million. (article published 2005-05-16) - Read more

NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
All info to be found on the Festival pages. (article published 2005-05-16) - Read more

ACT APPLICATIONS
Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) to disburse R1.5 million in arts funding. (article published 2005-05-16) - Read more

THABO MBEKI AND THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE ANC
Absorbing book by William Mervin Gumede is imposing and enlightening. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2005-05-15) - Read more

WIRED
First book to document the development of wire weaving in South African art. (article published 2005-05-15) - Read more

CLEOPATRA MOUNTAIN FARMHOUSE
Lavishly-illustrated book reflects unique and eclectic ambience of guesthouse in the Kamberg valley. (article published 2005-05-9) - Read more

MDA AND BRINK
Adams Musgrave to launch new books in July. (article published 2005-05-8) - Read more

LICENSED TO GUIDE
Susie Cazenove launches collection of colourful biographies of Africa’s foremost professional guides. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-05-7) - Read more

THE KINGS SHILLING
East African Campaign during the First World War provides setting for Hamilton Wende’s new novel. (article published 2005-05-6) - Read more

CROSSING BORDERS
British Council and Lancaster University call for applications from writers for second phase of project. (article published 2005-05-6) - Read more

MODERN SOUTH AFRICAN CUISINE
Masterful book by Garth Stroebel celebrates South Africa’s multi-layered cuisine. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2005-05-1) - Read more

LICENSED TO GUIDE
Author paints a dramatic picture of both the scenery and the guides who walk us through it. (article published 2005-04-30) - Read more

QUIET FOOD
New cookery book offers a recipe for sanity from fast food, to slow food, to quiet food. (article published 2005-04-29) - Read more

SLAM POETRY COMPETITION
Fascinating show of skill and talent takes place at BAT Centre on April 29. (article published 2005-04-29) - Read more

PERCY TUCKER HONOURED
Rotarian Paul Harris Fellowship Award for founder of Computicket. (article published 2005-04-25) - Read more

THE DREAM IN THE NEXT BODY
Launch of debut collection by DaimlerChrysler award-winner Gabeba Baderoon. (article published 2005-04-24) - Read more

LITERARY AWARD WINNERS
Winners Ronnie Govender Literary Award and the Gcina Mhlophe Short Story Award. (article published 2005-04-21) - Read more

EVELYN CRESSWELL FOR LIPS
Live Poets Society meeting to host Evelyn Cresswell’s new collection. (article published 2005-04-19) - Read more

IKE'S BOOK SALE
Massive sale up to 50% off selected books from April 28 to 30. (article published 2005-04-14) - Read more

NLDTF INFO CENTRE
National Lotteries Board Information Centre now based at DTI campus in Tshwane. (article published 2005-04-14) - Read more

LIVE POETS’ SOCIETY
Next Meeting on April 26 at The Quarterdeck, Point Yacht Club. (article published 2005-04-11) - Read more

HOW 2 HELP
Books focusing on NGOs and development projects in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. (article published 2005-04-11) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Floreat lingua Latina! (Ulysses Online) (article published 2005-04-9) - Read more

BERLIN LITERATURE FESTIVAL
South Africans Antjie Krog and Jenny Robson to feature at Fifth international literature festival berlin. (article published 2005-04-8) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS NOMINEES
Nominees for Eighth Annual Business Day/BASA Awards celebrate The Art Of Business Sponsorship. (article published 2005-04-4) - Read more

THE WRITER AS ACTIVIST
Outspoken activist, Nawal El Saadawi to discuss writing as a means for social transformation. (article published 2005-04-4) - Read more

JAIL BIRDS AND OTHERS
Collection of eleven short stories by Muthal Naidoo to be launched at Time of the Writer. (article published 2005-04-4) - Read more

WOMEN IN WRITING
Women in Writing Workshop takes place during Time of the Writer Festival on April 5. (article published 2005-04-4) - Read more

FREEDOM SPRING
Ten years on, a celebration and commemoration of ten years of freedom in South Africa. (article published 2005-04-4) - Read more

PERSPECTIVE ON PUBLISHING
Publishing Forum brings together individuals are at the forefront of publishing in South Africa. (article published 2005-04-4) - Read more

WRITING FROM PRISON
Prison Creative Writing Project at Westville Prison has developed over the past four years. (article published 2005-04-4) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER 2005
Annual literary festival brings together impressive array of writers from Africa and around the world. (article published 2005-04-4) - Read more

ARTIST’S COLOR MANUAL
Book by Simon Jennings is a fantastic guide to the technical aspects of mixing colour. (Review by Marianne Meijer). (article published 2005-04-3) - Read more

ART CLASS
Beginners will gain great benefit from practical guide to painting by Simon Jennings. (Review by Marianne Meijer) (article published 2005-04-3) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS NO 65
Refer to Drawer? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2005-03-29) - Read more

DEENA PADAYACHEE
Award-winning writer delights 300 matriculants from KZN schools. (article published 2005-03-27) - Read more

CARROTS AND STICKS
New book by Jeremy Sarkin to be launched by Adams Campus Bookshop, University of KwaZulu-Natal. (article published 2005-03-24) - Read more

NAF EVENTS
National Arts Festival Winter School, Children's Arts Festival and Transnet Village Green make up major programme. (article published 2005-03-23) - Read more

THE DREAM IN THE NEXT BODY
Debut collection by award-winning poet Gabeba Baderoon released by Kwela Books. (article published 2005-03-21) - Read more

CROSSING BORDERS ENDS
Phase 1 of cross-cultural distance-learning project for South African and Botswanan writers ends in March. (article published 2005-03-21) - Read more

AGENDA
New web-community orientated website offers free space to showcase work or discuss the work of others: (article published 2005-03-21) - Read more

AWARDS FOR WOMEN
South Africa invited to put forward nominations for the Shoprite Checkers/SABC 2 Woman of the Year Award. (article published 2005-03-20) - Read more

MAHALINGUM GOVENDER’S LATEST BOOK
Durban poet launches book of poems titled “Poetic Whispers”. (article published 2005-03-19) - Read more

HELGE JANSSEN
Launch of documentary novel titled “Tell Tale”. (article published 2005-03-16) - Read more

SA ART INFORMATION DIRECTORY 05
Latest SAAID offers most complete listing of visual art sources in South Africa. (Review by Marianne Meijer) (article published 2005-03-1) - Read more

SWEET AS ...
Gorgeous-looking cookery book filled with desserts and baked treats, really does deliver. (Review by Christine Sole) (article published 2005-03-1) - Read more

ARTS NETWORK FORUM
Invitation to all arts practitioners to attend important meeting. (article published 2005-02-26) - Read more

STENCILS AND STENCILLING
Wendy Craig produces a remarkable book on the craft of stenciling. (Review by John Simpson) (article published 2005-02-25) - Read more

THE ZEBRA’S STRIPES
Award-winning author Dianne Stewart re-tells fascinating African folklore. (Review by Sue Holloway) (article published 2005-02-25) - Read more

DA PAYS TRIBUTE TO DALENE MATTHEE
Statement issued by Dianne Kohler Barnard MP DA Spokesperson on Arts and Culture. (article published 2005-02-21) - Read more

THE CONTAINER SPECIALIST & THE SMALL GARDEN SPECIALIST
David Squire produces welcome new additions to the series of practical outdoor DIY books. (Review by Sheina Wood) (article published 2005-02-21) - Read more

POETRY OF OUR TIMES
An evening of performance poetry, ethnic fashion designs, artwork and music. (article published 2005-02-16) - Read more

WHISPER FROM THE HEART
South African poet, Stan Almendro, launches website, opening opportunities for aspiring poets. (article published 2005-02-16) - Read more

CCA FESTIVALS
The Centre for Creative Arts Festival Calendar for 2005. (article published 2005-02-15) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS NO 64
Wagging the dog. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2005-02-13) - Read more

2004 BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Deadline extended to February 15. (article published 2005-02-11) - Read more

SA ART INFORMATION DIRECTORY 05
The largest SA Art Information Directory 2005 is out! (article published 2005-02-9) - Read more

WHAT’S UP IN 2010?
Anyone planning events for the 2010 World Cup soccer fans should submit information to artSMart. (article published 2005-02-9) - Read more

MERYL RAW
New poet steps out at Live Poets’ Society’s next meeting. (article published 2005-02-7) - Read more

HOW 2 HELP
Tracy Young and Louise Palmer publish guide to worthy causes in Durban. (article published 2005-02-6) - Read more

DEATH OF KABELO SELLO DUIKER
Well-known writer dies at the age of 30. (article published 2005-02-3) - Read more

STRAIGHT TALK– ANOTHER VIEWPOINT
Uninspiring and selectively myopic photo journey. (A different viewpoint from earlier review. By Nick Gardner) (article published 2005-01-26) - Read more

CREATE SA
Creative industries skills development programme. (article published 2005-01-19) - Read more

KUYANTWELA EMZANSI
Works by Durban poets chosen as prescribed reading. (article published 2005-01-18) - Read more

TSUNAMI RELIEF TABLE
Essenwood Market has a collection point for donations for tsunami victims. (article published 2005-01-18) - Read more

BLUE MONDAY PLATFORM
Fifth staging of forum to encourage young performing artists to explore, create and innovate. (article published 2005-01-11) - Read more

KIRSTENBOSCH
A visitor’s guide to South Africa’s famous botanical garden. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2005-01-5) - Read more

TAPAS MADE EASY
Tomas Garcia’s book offers a welcome change from more mundane fare. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2005-01-5) - Read more

COOKING FOR BIRDS
Pure delight, whimsical and beautifully illustrated. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2005-01-5) - Read more

KRIBEN PILLAY
Durban writer and researcher part of first global classroom (article published 2005-01-3) - Read more

STRAIGHT TALK
German photographer and designer produce straight-talking photographic description of current day South Africa. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-01-2) - Read more

JEWELS OF THE VELD
Southern African Wild Flowers: Jewels of the Veld is written by John Manning and Colin Peterson-Jones. (Review by Sheina Wood) (article published 2005-01-1) - Read more

KAROO MOONS
Unusual publication combines remarkable and beautiful photographs with philosophical poetry. (Review by Sheina Wood) (article published 2005-01-1) - Read more

ART WRAP
Report by Margaret von Klemperer, Arts Editor: The Witness (article published 2005-01-1) - Read more

TSUNAMI DISASTER FUND
East Coast Radio establishes disaster fund account. (article published 2005-01-1) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR
Everything of the best for 2005. (article published 2004-12-31) - Read more

CAPE TOWN FRINGE
Brilliant photographs bring to the fore the lost lifestyle of the Manenberg community. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-12-30) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
All the best of good cheer for the festive season. (article published 2004-12-24) - Read more

EU LITERARY AWARD
Ronnie Govender shortlisted for international award. (article published 2004-12-22) - Read more

NACSA MEDIA RELEASE
Network for Arts and Culture South Africa (NACSA) welcomes sacking of National Arts Council Board. (article published 2004-12-22) - Read more

ACT NEW GM
Arts And Culture Trust appoints new General Manager. (article published 2004-12-17) - Read more

KAROO RAMBLINGS
Softcover book conveying admirably the traditions and atmosphere of the Karoo. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2004-12-13) - Read more

OF WARRIORS, LOVERS AND PROPHETS
Highly readable account of some aspects and personalities of South Africa’s story. (article published 2004-12-13) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Loose Ends, or, There Is Someone Out There. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2004-12-13) - Read more

QUICK AND EASY CRAFTS – BEADWORK
Perfect book for anyone new to working with beads. (Review by Sue Holloway) (article published 2004-12-13) - Read more

MEMOIRS
Laconic detachment and acute sense of humour makes Ahmed Kathrada’s book a really good read. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2004-12-8) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
2004 awards to be presented by Anglo American. (article published 2004-12-4) - Read more

DA STATEMENT
DA welcomes indications that the whole NAC Board has been fired by the Minister. Statement issued by Dianne Kohler Barnard MP (DA Spokesperson on Arts and Culture) (article published 2004-11-30) - Read more

KOBUS MOOLMAN WINS
Kobus Moolman among winners of the PANSA Festival of Reading of New Writing 2004. (article published 2004-11-28) - Read more

RESISTANCE ART IN SOUTH AFRICA
Wonderful opportunity to re-visit art made in the 1980’s and introduce it to a new generation. (Review by Marianne Meijer) (article published 2004-11-28) - Read more

PANSA ON NAC #2
PANSA commends Minister for moving towards the dissolution of the NAC Board. (article published 2004-11-25) - Read more

PANSA ON NAC
Media statement by The Performing Arts Network of South Africa (PANSA) on The National Arts Council. (article published 2004-11-25) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Ye Sons of the Prophet, relax – it’s all been taken care of. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2004-11-11) - Read more

BADEROON SCOOPS DAIMLERCHRYSLER
Internationally published poet Gabeba Baderoon scoops the DaimlerChrysler Award for Poetry. (article published 2004-11-7) - Read more

POETRY AND ALL THAT JAZZ
Guest poet at Live Poets’ Society meeting on November 10 will be Gisèle Turner. (article published 2004-11-4) - Read more

TURNING THE PAGE 2004
Gladman Ngubo and Michelle McGrane at mini-festival for new writing in South Africa. (article published 2004-11-2) - Read more

DAIMLERCHRYSLER AWARD
Poetry nominees at Kippies on November 3. (article published 2004-11-2) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Creative partnerships under the spotlight. (article published 2004-11-2) - Read more

DEPT OF ARTS & CULTURE HAS LET SA DOWN
Statement issued by Dianne Kohler Barnard MP (DA Spokesperson on Arts and Culture) (article published 2004-10-28) - Read more

ROY CAMPBELL SELECTED POEMS
Launch of new selected poetry publication. (article published 2004-10-26) - Read more

A RUTHLESS FIDELITY
Launch of collected poems of Douglas Livingstone edited by Malcolm Hacksley and Don MacLennan. (article published 2004-10-26) - Read more

WHITE LIES
HSRC launches “White Lies: Canon Collins and the Secret War against Apartheid” by Denis Herbstein. (article published 2004-10-22) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA CLOSES
Eighth Poetry Africa Festival ends on October 23 with impressive line-up of poets. (article published 2004-10-22) - Read more

BOTSOTSO 13 & GOVA
Adams Campus Bookshop and Botsotso Publishing launch journal’s tenth anniversary edition and work by sicamtho poet. (article published 2004-10-19) - Read more

RDP POEMS BY ARI SITAS
Adams Campus Bookshop and Madiba Publishers to launch collection by Ari Sitas. (article published 2004-10-19) - Read more

THE LITTLE MUSEUM OF WORKING LIFE
Karen Press’s literary counterpoint to a public museum to be launched at Poetry Africa. (article published 2004-10-19) - Read more

2004 BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Creative partnerships under the spotlight. (article published 2004-10-19) - Read more

THE ANTI-AGEING COOKBOOK
Wonderful look into the ways of healthy eating. (Review by Sue Holloway) (article published 2004-10-15) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Totally gross. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2004-10-15) - Read more

2004 PRINCE CLAUS AWARD
Prestigious European award goes to Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. (article published 2004-10-15) - Read more

WHISPER FROM THE HEART POETRY
Online opportunities for aspiring poets to have access to publishing their works and related services. (article published 2004-10-15) - Read more

BLUE MONDAY PLATFORM
Young performers invited to book their spot at the Catalina Theatre on November 29. (article published 2004-10-15) - Read more

MOSALA AND UETZ
South African percussionist and Swiss poet to take part in Poetry Africa. (article published 2004-10-10) - Read more

RADIO DRAMA RESIDENCY
Kobus Moolman to take part in residency hosted by British Council, BBC World Service and PANSA. (article published 2004-10-10) - Read more

STORYTELLERS NEEDED
Sibikwa desperately seeks storytellers. (article published 2004-10-7) - Read more

PORTRAITS IN AFRICA: 1948-1953
Splendid coffee table book presents in monograph form for the first time the exquisite work of Hector Acebes. (Review by Rosemary Lethbridge) (article published 2004-10-7) - Read more

BOTSWANA - THE INSIDERS GUIDE
Carefully researched and beautifully presented with marvellous photographs, this guide should prove indispensable for travellers. (Review by Rosemary Lethbridge) (article published 2004-10-7) - Read more

READING OF NEW WRITING
Kobus Moolman among the finalists for third PANSA Festival to take place in Cape Town. (article published 2004-10-7) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA 2004
Eighth festival brings together powerful contingent of poets and spoken word specialists. (article published 2004-10-7) - Read more

MOIRA LOVELL
Interview with Pietermaritzburg published poet and playwright by Margaret von Klemperer. (Courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2004-10-6) - Read more

FIDELITIES TURNS 10!
Poetry journal celebrates first decade at Live Poets Society meeting. (article published 2004-10-5) - Read more

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN
A great book for mother and children to enjoy together in the kitchen. (Review by Penny van der Merwe) (article published 2004-10-1) - Read more

KZN ON THE AIR FOR SAFM
KwaZulu-Natal to feature prominently in new week-night broadcast schedule on SAfm Radio. (article published 2004-10-1) - Read more

JOAN WALKER’S WILD FLOWERS
Kloof artist publishes second updated edition of wild flower guide. (article published 2004-09-29) - Read more

THE ANTI-AGEING HANDBOOK
Prestigious book launch at Beverly Hills Hotel. (article published 2004-09-29) - Read more

AROUND AND ABOUT
Review on Michael Green's book incorrectly titled. Herewith reposted. Apologies. (article published 2004-09-27) - Read more

THE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY EASY STEP-BY STEP COMPUTER BOOK 2
Admirably concise and comprehensible book with to help one over unexpected hitches. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2004-09-27) - Read more

OUT AND ABOUT
Michael Green’s newly-released book charts fascinating story of a newspaperman. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-09-26) - Read more

ISIGCINO NGESAMI
Young director Skhumbuzo Nsele’s proves his mettle in adaptation of grade 12 set work. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-09-25) - Read more

A BAOBAB IS BIG
Utterly enchanting series of stories in verse for young people by Jacqui Taylor. ((Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-09-25) - Read more

CLASSIC COCKTAILS
Beautifully presented book would grace any bar let alone a coffee table. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-09-25) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Public Indecency. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2004-09-21) - Read more

THE BIG FAT SOUTH AFRICAN JOKE BOOK
Refreshing look at South African humour in that nobody escapes the barbs. (Review by Frank Graham) (article published 2004-09-21) - Read more

GANDHI KING IKEDA PROGRAMME
Currently running at the Durban Art Gallery is Gandhi King Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace Exhibition. (article published 2004-09-16) - Read more

NAC MUST REINSTATE SUSPENDED STAFF
Statement by Diane Kohler-Barnard MP, DA Spokesperson on Arts and Culture. (article published 2004-09-16) - Read more

TALES OF THE TOKOLOSHE
Pieter Scholtz’s fun stories beautifully illustrated by Cheri Treweek make for enchanting reading. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-09-14) - Read more

MICHELLE MCGRANE
Pietermaritzburg poet awarded writing prize. (article published 2004-09-14) - Read more

DOLL PROJECT
Doll presentations, artworks and angel exhibition at Unisa present protest against child rape and abuse. (article published 2004-09-12) - Read more

OSHUN BOOKS
Struik Publishers launch new imprint aimed at women. (article published 2004-09-12) - Read more

DIAKONIA’S USER-FRIENDLY GUIDE
Council of churches launches a guide about understanding society and the economy. (article published 2004-09-7) - Read more

PANGS OF INITIATION
Bandile Gumbi’s collection of poetry launched at artSPACE durban. (article published 2004-09-5) - Read more

AXING OF SAFM PERSONNEL
Statement by Dianne Kohler-Barnard MP, DA Spokesperson on Arts and Culture (article published 2004-09-5) - Read more

SIMPLE AND STYLISH WEDDINGS
Jo Rigg shows how to make elegant and stylish wedding settings and accessories with basic materials. (Review by Sue Holloway) (article published 2004-09-5) - Read more

BASA MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME
BASA/Marketing Federation South Africa Mentorship Programme ready to be implemented. (article published 2004-09-5) - Read more

TWO PROFS AND A POET
Prof Pieter Scholtz and Caroline Smart to read Michael Chapman’s poetry at Live Poets Society meeting on September 8. (article published 2004-09-5) - Read more

STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE
Author provides a wealth of ways to make the lives of colleagues or employees unendurable. (Review by Tim Dodson) (article published 2004-09-1) - Read more

AROUND AND ABOUT
Memoirs of a South African newspaperman by Michael Green recently launched in Durban. (article published 2004-08-26) - Read more

TALES OF THE TOKOLOSHE
Adams Campus Bookshop and Struik Publishers launch Pieter Scholtz’s delightful children’s book. (article published 2004-08-20) - Read more

DRUM MOVING TO A5
Legendary magazine increases to twice the size. (article published 2004-08-15) - Read more

STAGE MAGAZINE
June–Aug issue (no. 26) of Stage Magazine is out! (article published 2004-08-14) - Read more

AROUND AND ABOUT
New Africa Books and Adams and Co to launch new book by Michael Green. (article published 2004-08-6) - Read more

A DECADE OF DEMOCRACY
South African Art 1994-2004 from the permanent collection of Iziko: South African National Gallery. (Review by Marianne Meijer) (article published 2004-08-2) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
The gist of it? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2004-08-1) - Read more

STAGE IS OUT
Music and entertainment quarterly is out. (article published 2004-07-26) - Read more

PANSA EXTENDS DEADLINES
Deadline for calls for entries for Third Festival of Reading of New Writing extended to July 30. (article published 2004-07-26) - Read more

CLASSIFIEDS
Visit artSMart’s classified section – see link above the Archive list. (article published 2004-07-26) - Read more

KALAHARI RAINSONG
Belinda Kruiper tells her story of her love for a the #Khomani Bushmen. (article published 2004-07-25) - Read more

PERMANENT REMOVAL
Adams Campus Bookshop and Wits University Press launch book by Chris Nicholson. (article published 2004-07-25) - Read more

KALAHARI RAINSONG
Moving and unusual story brings together the voices of two South African women. (article published 2004-07-10) - Read more

ACCOMMODATION GUIDE
Regular travellers both international and local will welcome new tourism guide. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-07-10) - Read more

EU LITERARY AWARD
European Union launches new literary award in South Africa. (article published 2004-07-10) - Read more

EU LITERARY AWARD
European Union launches new literary award in South Africa. (article published 2004-07-10) - Read more

THE ABUNDANT HERDS TALK
Talk on a celebration of the Nguni cattle of the Zulu people by Marguerite Poland. (Review by Clinton Marius) (article published 2004-07-9) - Read more

APOLOGIES
Difficulties in gaining access to online facilities have restricted publication of stories. (article published 2004-07-9) - Read more

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Every woman artist should want to own this important book documenting historical and contemporary works dealing with visual culture. (Review by Marianne Meijer) (article published 2004-07-9) - Read more

BAT CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP
BAT Centre to host holiday workshops on essays, poetry, craft and visual art for ages 14 to 25. (article published 2004-06-28) - Read more

2004 M-NET BOOK PRIZE
Winners announced in prestigious literary competition. (article published 2004-06-28) - Read more

DAMIAN GARSIDE
Another poetic Basckin film for Live Poets Society on July 14. (article published 2004-06-28) - Read more

ARTICLES NEEDED
SA Theatre Journal calls for contributing articles to a special issue on Directors and Directing. (article published 2004-06-28) - Read more

SOUTH 1
Five-year programme develops networks for cultural exchange between countries of the south. (article published 2004-06-23) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Bring me back to the old Transvaal, etc. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2004-06-20) - Read more

CROSSING BORDERS
Devi Govender only KZN representative to participate in mentorship scheme. (article published 2004-06-14) - Read more

DEATH OF LIONEL ABRAHAMS
Tribute to poet Lionel Abrahams from Brett Beiles of the Live Poets Society. (article published 2004-06-14) - Read more

INGRID WINTERBACH AWARDED
NSA Gallery newsletter reports that writer and visual artist awarded the Hertzog Prize. (article published 2004-06-7) - Read more

LIVE POETS’ SOCIETY
Next meeting on June 9 hosts Isicamtho poet Ike Muila. (article published 2004-06-7) - Read more

MAMMO MUCHIE LAUNCHES TWO BOOKS
Dr Mammo Muchie, Director of the Research Programme of Civil Society and African Integration, School of Development Studies & Centre for Civil Society , University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, has recently launched two books. (article published 2004-06-7) - Read more

URBAN RECONSTRUCTION
ADAMS Campus Bookshop & Ike's Books and Collectables to launch book on Cato Manor. (article published 2004-06-6) - Read more

PERFORMANCE POET FOR DURBAN
Ike Muila to launch his new book and CD at next meeting of Live Poets' Society. (article published 2004-06-4) - Read more

EXCLUSIVE BOOKS WINTER SALE
More than 210,000 hugely discounted books on sale on June 24. (article published 2004-06-4) - Read more

BUSINESS ART
Business Day Art supplement out on June 4. (article published 2004-06-3) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE PLANS
The Playhouse Company’s new arts plans begin to unroll. (article published 2004-06-3) - Read more

NAF WINTER SCHOOL
Ideas go live at the National Arts Festival's Winter School. (article published 2004-06-2) - Read more

CLASSIFIEDS
Visit artSMart’s classified section – see link above the Archive list. (article published 2004-05-31) - Read more

SAXOPHONE AND CLARINET – AN EASY GUIDE
Teach yourself to a certain level, then attend practical lessons and blow ‘em away! (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2004-05-30) - Read more

LARA FOOT NEWTON ROLEX WINNER
South African winner in Rolex Arts Global Mentor and Protégé Awards. (article published 2004-05-30) - Read more

MICHAEL CHAPMAN FOR HOTTOPIC
Regular NSA initiative for discussion and debate features the poetry of Roy Campbell. (article published 2004-05-29) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE COUNCIL TAKES ACTION
Four members of Playhouse management staff suspended, pending disciplinary action. (article published 2004-05-29) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Companies making innovative and effective use of arts sponsorship recognized. (article published 2004-05-29) - Read more

TALES OF THE TOKOLOSHE
Pieter Scholtz to publish book of African tales. (article published 2004-05-22) - Read more

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Important book on works by South African women artists. (article published 2004-05-22) - Read more

WOMEN WRITING IN A GLOBALISED WORLD
Prolific Italian writer, poet and essayist, Dacia Maraini to be guest speaker at sminar on May 28. (article published 2004-05-22) - Read more

ANDILE MSELEKU & SIMAMELE
Alliance Française hosts concert by Andile Mseleku & Simamele on May 28 at 18h30. (article published 2004-05-16) - Read more

BASA NOMINATION FOR WALTONS
Waltons KZN nominated for prestigious arts award for support of local writer. (article published 2004-05-16) - Read more

POETS' SOUP KITCHEN
Peasant meal and poetic conversation planned for May 15 at 18h00. (article published 2004-05-15) - Read more

IN THE BOX
Welcome gift to anyone who knows their birch from their beech! (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2004-05-15) - Read more

REALTY BITES – AN AFRICAN DECADE
Definitely worth a read for anyone who refuses to accept Africa as a lost cause. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2004-05-15) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Convergences and confusions. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2004-05-14) - Read more

PANSA CALLS FOR SCRIPTS
PANSA calls for entries for third Festival of Reading of New Writing: Deadline for Scripts is June 30. (article published 2004-05-14) - Read more

ARTSLINK CALENDAR
Artslink.co.za's annual calendar offers a national directory of annual arts festivals and entertainment events. (article published 2004-05-14) - Read more

DIANNE IS SHADOW MINISTER
Dianne Kohler Barnard appointed DA spokesperson on Arts and Culture. (article published 2004-05-11) - Read more

SUBMISSIONS FOR AWARD
Authors invited to submit work for Ronnie Govener Literary Award. (article published 2004-05-3) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Eeny, meeny…. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2004-04-27) - Read more

DAVID LURIE WINS POYI AWARD
Former Cape Town photographer now living in London wins POYi 'World Understanding Award. (article published 2004-04-27) - Read more

FINE ART ACADEMY
Elaine and Celeste Matthews offer courses for all ages and stages of artistic development. (article published 2004-04-27) - Read more

EXCLUSIVE BOOKS WINTER SALE
More than 210,000 hugely discounted books on sale on June 24. (article published 2004-04-27) - Read more

CROSSING BORDERS
The British Council and Lancaster University call for applications from writers. (article published 2004-04-22) - Read more

THE OTHER SIDE OF EVEREST
Patricia Glyn presents her experiences on her recent Everest expedition on April 24 in Hilton. (article published 2004-04-21) - Read more

WRITING IN CRISIS
Stefan Helgesson’s investigates three central apartheid-era texts that attempt to engage a cultural form. (article published 2004-04-11) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
To err is human, to forgive…? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2004-04-6) - Read more

IKE’S BOOKS NEW STOCK
New books in stock at popular booksellers in Morningside. (article published 2004-04-5) - Read more

LOTTO NOT FOR POLITICAL DONATIONS
National Lotteries Board clarify Uthingo’s recent donation by to political parties not from funds earmarked for good causes. (article published 2004-04-5) - Read more

FREEDOM FORTNIGHT
Activities to celebrate a Decade of Democracy in Durban. (article published 2004-04-2) - Read more

ISLAMIC VERSES FOR LIVE POETS
Live Poets Society hosts guest poet Ebrahim Mphutlane wa Bofelo on April 7. (article published 2004-04-2) - Read more

BRIDGING FINANCE
Praise for the generosity of the Bartel Arts Trust. (article published 2004-03-28) - Read more

SA MASTERPIECE
Visual presentation a feast for the eye in this handbook for collectors. (Review by Andrew Warburton) (article published 2004-03-24) - Read more

M-NET BOOK PRIZE
Two weeks left before closing date for entries for Africa’s premier pay television book competition. (article published 2004-03-22) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER FESTIVAL
7th edition of Time of the Writer has an all-African focus and includes themes relating to ten years of democracy in South Africa. (article published 2004-03-22) - Read more

CULTURAL ENTREPENEURSHIP SKILLS PROGRAMME
CREATE SA, in partnership with Arts Training Consortium Consortium calls for applications. (article published 2004-03-19) - Read more

FRONTIERS OF CONSCIENCE
Launch of Professor Martin Prozesky’s new book “Exploring Ethics for a New Millennium”. (article published 2004-03-7) - Read more

R2 BILLION TO LOTTO BENEFICIARIES
Allocation for current financial year to be made public after March 31 2004. (article published 2004-03-4) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Sheep’s Clothing. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2004-03-4) - Read more

LIVE POETS GO GREEN
Michael Green to be guest poet for Live Poets Society get-together. (article published 2004-03-1) - Read more

DAC CELEBRATION EVENTS
Department of Arts and Culture launch of 10 Years of Freedom Programme. (article published 2004-03-1) - Read more

COMMONWEALTH WRITERS PRIZE
Damon Galgut and Diane Awerbuck winners of the Commonwealth Writers Prize Africa region 2004. (article published 2004-02-28) - Read more

IKE’S NEEDS BOOKS
Popular bookshop needs Natal, South African history, Asia and travel. (article published 2004-02-21) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER FESTIVAL
Six-day international festival of writers takes place in Durban from March 22 to 27. (article published 2004-02-21) - Read more

TIBET THROUGH THE EYES OF AN EXILE
Ike’s Bookshop to present talk and photo exhibition. (article published 2004-02-21) - Read more

WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Shoprite Checkers/SABC 2 honours woman achievers. (article published 2004-02-16) - Read more

INYONI KAYIPHUMULI
“The bird that does not rest” indigenous music concert features Brother Clement Sithole. (article published 2004-02-16) - Read more

ACT INVITES APPLICATIONS
The Arts & Culture Trust calls for funding applications. (article published 2004-02-13) - Read more

THE ROUGH GUIDE TO THE LORD OF THE RINGS
Facts beyond your imagination in handy publication which keeps true to the original written form. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2004-02-11) - Read more

NACSA STATEMENT ON MINISTER’S DEPARTURE
Network for Arts and Culture South Africa (NACSA) notes the sudden departure of the Minister of Arts for Japan. (article published 2004-02-9) - Read more

LIVE POETS’ SOCIETY
Next meeting to take place on February 11 at Adams, Musgrave Centre. (article published 2004-02-9) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Misunderstandings. – Ulysses Online (article published 2004-01-28) - Read more

HYBRID
Pietermaritzburg poet Michelle McGrane publishes second volume of poetry. (article published 2004-01-28) - Read more

TANGIER PRIZE
The Tangier Prize For Poetic Creation promotes artistic creativity and ensures cultural communication. (article published 2004-01-28) - Read more

2003 BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Creative partnerships under the spotlight. (article published 2004-01-22) - Read more

KAZI IKUSASA LISIPHATHELENI
Well-written Zulu novel brings out culture of ubuntu as well as suffering brought about by greed and power abuse. (Review by Dumisani Tshabalala) (article published 2004-01-17) - Read more

KURT COBAIN JOURNALS
Truly a collector’s item that demands respect and neutrality from the reader. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2004-01-13) - Read more

LAUGH IT OFF ANNUAL
Message on South African youth culture provides arena for discussion, argument and individual judgment accompanied by fantastic graphic qualities. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2004-01-13) - Read more

LAUGH IT OFF ANNUAL
Message on South African youth culture provides arena for discussion, argument and individual judgment accompanied by fantastic graphic qualities. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2004-01-13) - Read more

THE RED MONKEY (THE LEAKING CELLO CASE)
Artist/writer Joe Daly’s comic story is perfect for a quick read and the coffee table. (Review by Ruby Bernard) (article published 2004-01-13) - Read more

FIG JAM AND FOXTROT
Lynn Bedford Hall’s text and Tony Grogan’s cartoons make Karoo tales of life, love and food a winner all the way. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2004-01-4) - Read more

DRESS AND ADORNMENT
Peter Magubane and Sandra Klopper present the clothing of a wide range of Southern African peoples. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-01-4) - Read more

ELIZABETH DAVID’S CHRISTMAS
Simply laid out with bland photographs, this is more of an academic notebook than a busy cook’s recipe book. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2004-01-4) - Read more

LIFE SOWETO STYLE
Snappy, informative and well-illustrated publication gives a vibrant description of Soweto lifestyles. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-01-4) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Eat, drink and all that stuff. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2004-01-3) - Read more

OVER THE RAINBOW
400 captioned cartoons take readers through the first decade of the new South Africa. (article published 2003-12-30) - Read more

STAGE MAGAZINE NOW REVAMPED
Long-standing entertainment Magazine gets a facelift. (article published 2003-12-28) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS
All the best to artSMart readers. (article published 2003-12-25) - Read more

IKE’S OPEN ON SUNDAYS
Ike's Books and Collectables to remain open on Sundays in December. (article published 2003-12-23) - Read more

2004 CCA FESTIVAL DATES
Dates for 2004 set for Centre for Creative Arts major events. (article published 2003-12-23) - Read more

LAUGH IT OFF
First volume of annual on South African Youth Culture (article published 2003-12-14) - Read more

THE ABUNDANT HERDS & RECESSIONAL FOR GRACE
Marguerite Poland pulls off amazing double with two entirely different books published in the same year. (Review by Tim Dodson) (article published 2003-12-12) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
A walk in the philological woods. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2003-12-2) - Read more

DRUMMING UP POETRY
United Souls poetry and percussion group to be guest artists at Live Poets meeting. (article published 2003-11-30) - Read more

NAREND SINGH DISCUSSES KZN ARTS
KZN Provincial Minister of Education and Culture gives his views on the KZNACC and other matters. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-11-24) - Read more

MICHAEL CHAPMAN
Professor of English and Dean of Human Sciences at UND acknowledged as first A-rated researcher. (article published 2003-11-23) - Read more

DORIAN HAARHOFF WORKSHOP
Well-known poet and writer invites people to write their spiritual journey. (article published 2003-11-21) - Read more

QUEEN OF IMBIRA
Latest title by Gcina Mhlophe joins the Stars of Africa series. (Review for Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-11-19) - Read more

GLADMAN NGUBO THIRD NOVEL
Durban author reveals his understanding of rural and urban life in KZN. (article published 2003-11-18) - Read more

NICKY FOR BASA KZN
Nicky du Plessis appointed BASA regional representative for KZN. (article published 2003-11-17) - Read more

ABUNDANT HERDS
Book by Marguerite Poland and David Hammond-Tooke to be released in Durban early December. (article published 2003-11-17) - Read more

PENGUIN BOOKS
Three interesting publications from Penguin Books would make welcome Christmas gifts. (article published 2003-11-16) - Read more

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR REQUIRED
The Arts Education Department of the Grahamstown Foundation invites applications. (article published 2003-11-16) - Read more

KING OF GOODWILL
Authorised biography from longest-reiging Zulu King in modern history. (article published 2003-11-13) - Read more

MANAKA POETRY COLLECTION
Maakomele Manaka launches his poetry collection "If Only". (article published 2003-11-13) - Read more

A LITERARY GUIDE TO THE EASTERN CAPE
Fascinating publication allows readers to “visit” works of Eastern Cape writers and poets as well as the areas that inspire them. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-11-10) - Read more

ARTS AND CRAFTS
Publication in English, French and German offers a glimpse into the wonderful world of South African indigenous craft forms. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-11-10) - Read more

VOICES AFRICA
Monthly poetry recital programme takes off in the Playhouse Loft on November 14. (article published 2003-11-9) - Read more

ADRIAN GILBERT LECTURE TOUR
Acclaimed English author discusses “The Cosmos - Our Passport To The Future”. (article published 2003-11-8) - Read more

STONE TOWN STYLES
Book focusing on 12th to 20th century interior architecture of stone towns in the East African coastal region. (article published 2003-11-3) - Read more

SA WRITER’S CIRCLE
Bambi Ogram to be guest speaker at SA Writers Circle meeting on November 8. (article published 2003-11-3) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Milestone’s? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2003-11-2) - Read more

CHANGE OF TONGUE
Antjie Krog’s new book explores South Africa’s national sense of identity and belonging. (article published 2003-10-26) - Read more

COMMONWEALTH WRITERS PRIZE
Entries are invited for the 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize. (article published 2003-10-25) - Read more

FIDELITIES FOR LIVE POETS
Next meeting features Kobus Moolman. (article published 2003-10-24) - Read more

CAPRICORN: FOLLOWING THE INVISIBLE LINE
Legendary adventurer Kingsley Holgate’s report of his incredible journey along the Tropic of Capricorn. (article published 2003-10-24) - Read more

ICE LOLLIES
Kriben Pillay to launch his latest book at the beginning of November. (article published 2003-10-18) - Read more

JUST THE TICKET
Radio Today presents 14th Episode of Percy (Computicket) Tucker’s 50 years in SA theatre. (article published 2003-10-18) - Read more

SAWC SEMINAR
South African Writer’s Circle to host all-day seminar in October. (article published 2003-10-18) - Read more

EX-BUDDHIST NUN FOR LIVE POETS
Teacher of Buddhist philosophy and meditation for next Live Poets Society meeting. (article published 2003-10-18) - Read more

ICE LOLLIES
Durban writer Kriben Pillay to launch latest book at the beginning of November. (article published 2003-10-16) - Read more

SLAM CHAMPION
War of words with poets battle it out at championship event. (article published 2003-10-16) - Read more

LETTING THEM DIE
Recently launched book by Cathy Campbell discusses why HIV/AIDS intervention programmes fail. (article published 2003-09-19) - Read more

JOSIE-YOU AND ME
Photographic insight into the private and professional life of super model Josie Borain. (article published 2003-09-19) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
What did you say, Edmund? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2003-09-14) - Read more

WOMEN WRITING AFRICA
Publication documents and maps the extraordinary and diverse landscape of Southern Africa women’s literature. (article published 2003-09-14) - Read more

MEN, GENDER AND AIDS PROJECT
Community catalyst organization rolls project that focuses on men, gender and AIDS. (article published 2003-09-14) - Read more

KZN WRITERS IN RADIO RESIDENCY
Kobus Moolman and Tamantha Hammerschlag took part on radio drama residency. (article published 2003-09-10) - Read more

QUEEN OF IMBIRA
New book by Gcina Mhlophe launched by Maskew Miller Longman in celebration of National Women’s Day. (article published 2003-09-10) - Read more

TWO KZN PROJECTS ACHIEVE ACT FUNDING
Arts & Culture Trust announce successful funding recipients. (article published 2003-09-10) - Read more

POETS "HERITAGE"
Heritage to be recognised at next meeting of Live Poets Society. (article published 2003-09-6) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
No neat solutions? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2003-09-3) - Read more

THE BLUE DAY BOOK – A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up
Delightful little book would make a welcome gift for anyone feeling down in the dumps! (Review by Sue Holloway) (article published 2003-08-24) - Read more

AFRICAN LITERATURE TO PIETERMARITZBURG
Rare African literature collection comes “home” to new Centre for African Literary Studies. (article published 2003-08-24) - Read more

REPRESENTING DISSENSION
Riot, rebellion and resistance in the South African novel is the title of Jack Kearney’s new book. (article published 2003-08-22) - Read more

REPRESENTING DISSENSION
Riot, rebellion and resistance in the South African novel is the title of Jack Kearney’s new book. (article published 2003-08-22) - Read more

ANAND
Pat Poovalingam launches first novel. (article published 2003-08-20) - Read more

PHILA ENROLS AT MUSIC SCHOOL
Praise poet Phila Myeni enrols at UND department to help other artists to maximise business opportunities. (article published 2003-08-20) - Read more

THE HEART KNOWS NO COLOUR
Romantic saga by Praba Moodley weaves early struggles of Indian indentured labourers into a rich tapestry of love. (article published 2003-08-20) - Read more

LIFE - SOWETO STYLE
Mark Lanning, Neil Roake and Glynis Horning capture a unique cosmopolitan African experience. (article published 2003-08-20) - Read more

ONLY MEN AND BOYS
Essay competition exclusively for men and boys. (article published 2003-08-20) - Read more

THE COIN MERCHANTS
Startling thriller from the acclaimed author of “Not Even A Single Tremble”. (article published 2003-08-15) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Mutts and other dogs. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2003-08-11) - Read more

SUE WILLIAMSON SELECTED WORK
Artist of international status produces publication that makes for a truly emotional experience. (Review by Marianne Meijer) (article published 2003-08-4) - Read more

SANLAM LITERARY AWARD
Sanlam Literary Award winners honoured at National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (article published 2003-07-27) - Read more

CAINE PRIZE FOR AFRICAN WRITING
Royal Over-Seas League hosts literary evening. (article published 2003-07-20) - Read more

YOUNG AUTHOR WINS PRESTIGIOUS PRIZE
Stellenbosch student Jackie Nagtegaal wins Nasboek/M-Net Literary Award. (article published 2003-07-20) - Read more

SNLV
Long-awaited photographic book by Jillian Lochner. (article published 2003-07-20) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
“God is in the details.” (Did anyone actually say that? And if so, who?) – Ulysses Online (article published 2003-07-12) - Read more

SUE WILLIAMSON SELECTED WORK
An inspirational art book for those interested in South African politics, art, cultures and diversity (article published 2003-06-20) - Read more

RECESSIONAL FOR GRACE
Marguerite Poland’s latest work is for readers who like poetic narrative while being fascinated by research. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-06-16) - Read more

SASWA LAUNCHES SCRIPTWRITING SURVEY
Calling all scriptwriters, producers, broadcasters to take part in assessement of professional norms. (article published 2003-06-16) - Read more

DERAILED
Penguinbooks SA launches new book by James Siegel. (article published 2003-06-11) - Read more

NEW NAC BOARD
Nhlanhla Mtaka, Linda Bukhosini, Nicky du Plessis and Dr and TPL Dumisa are KZN representatives on national arts body. (article published 2003-06-11) - Read more

LIVE POETS HONOURED
First poetry group to introduce itself at Poetry Africa. (article published 2003-06-9) - Read more

CRITICAL ARTS
A journal of South-North cultural and media studies has recently been published. (article published 2003-06-9) - Read more

SUE SIMPKINS FOR SAWC
SA Writers Circle hosts discussion on body language. (article published 2003-06-9) - Read more

NETWORK FOR ARTS AND CULTURE SOUTH AFRICA (NACSA)
NACSA accepts apology of Director General of Department of Arts and Culture (article published 2003-06-5) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Plagues, real and imaginary. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2003-06-1) - Read more

NEW LAUNCHES
Adams Campus Bookshop launched several publications during Poetry Africa Festival. (article published 2003-06-1) - Read more

DEATH OF JOHN BARKER
The Mercury’s television critic and forner night editor John Barker has died in Durban aged 66. (article published 2003-05-23) - Read more

DENNIS BRUTUS PRISON PROGRAMME
Poetry Africa’s Prison Programme - Dennis Brutus returns to prison (article published 2003-05-19) - Read more

NAC NEWS
National Arts Council funding and appointment of new staff. (article published 2003-05-18) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA 2003
7th Poetry Africa festival in Durban (article published 2003-05-15) - Read more

ACT BACK ON THE ARTS SCENE
Applications for the funding of arts, culture and heritage projects close on May 23. (article published 2003-05-14) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA
Over 20 poets give presentations and performances at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. (article published 2003-05-3) - Read more

RECESSIONAL FROM GRACE
New book to be released from Marguerite Poland. (article published 2003-05-3) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA SLAM AUDITIONS
Auditions for competitive form of performance poetry for 2003 festival. (article published 2003-05-3) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Begging for enlightenment. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2003-05-3) - Read more

S.A. WRITER’S CIRCLE
How to survive Taiwan and Put Colour in Your Writing are topics of meeting on May 10. (article published 2003-04-25) - Read more

TAXI ART BOOK SERIES
Book series corrects lack of published documentation on contemporary South African art. (article published 2003-04-20) - Read more

WALTER & ALBERTINA SISULU
Compelling story of couple who embodied the struggle for freedom in South Africa. (article published 2003-04-20) - Read more

MATTER OF TIME
Script by Janet van Eeden optioned by Distant Eye films in the UK. (article published 2003-04-17) - Read more

SLAM POETRY CONTEST
Fifth in popular series takes place at the BAT Centre on April 19. (article published 2003-04-15) - Read more

PANSA & BASA CONFERENCE
First arts and culture marketing conference for South Africa. (article published 2003-04-11) - Read more

ACT BACK ON THE ARTS SCENE
Applications for the funding of arts, culture and heritage projects close on May 23. (article published 2003-04-9) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Behind the smoke and thunder. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2003-04-7) - Read more

BOTSOTSO FOUNDER FOR LIVE POETS
Cutting edge of South African poetry for Live Poets Society next meeting. (article published 2003-04-6) - Read more

ARCHANGELS
Guy Willoughby’s first novel produced by Howick publishers. (article published 2003-04-2) - Read more

ARCHANGELS
Guy Willoughby’s first novel produced by Howick publishers. (article published 2003-03-29) - Read more

MYSTICAL TOUR TO EGYPT
Want a truly memorable tour of Egypt? (article published 2003-03-24) - Read more

IMAGES OF MYSTERY
Double Storey Books publish book by David Lewis-Williams on rock art of the Drakensberg. (article published 2003-03-23) - Read more

2003 NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
“Home at last and proud to be South African” is the motto of South Africa’s largest cultural festival. (article published 2003-03-22) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Loose ends. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2003-03-21) - Read more

M-NET BOOK PRIZE
African language entries roll in. (article published 2003-03-17) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY
Next meeting of Shakespeare Society asks members to invite other members to read play excerpts. (article published 2003-03-17) - Read more

LAST CALL FOR LITERARY AWARDS
March 31 is deadline for submissions for prestigious Sanlam Literary Award. (article published 2003-03-17) - Read more

EMPOWERING PRINTS
Fine publication dealing with Rorke’s Drift Art Centre’s 20 years of printmaking. (Review by Marianne Meijer) (article published 2003-03-16) - Read more

NEW SPONSORSHIP FOR GRAHAMSTOWN
National Arts Festival in Grahamstown scoops two new sponsorship partners. (article published 2003-03-11) - Read more

BAT REGENERATES
Regeneration Programme at BAT Centre offers free course to visionary artists. (also drama, visual arts) (article published 2003-03-11) - Read more

ALAN LIPMAN
Writer-critic Alan Lipman is among University of Natal’s honorary graduands for 2003. (article published 2003-03-11) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER
Sixth international writers’ festival takes place in Durban. (article published 2003-03-8) - Read more

RENAISSANCE WRITER FOR LIVE POETS
Charl Fregona is guest poet at meeting on March 13 at Adams Bookshop. (article published 2003-03-8) - Read more

LEISURESMART
Renamed of pages to (article published 2003-03-1) - Read more

CINÉMAS AFRICAINS
Collective book on African cinema written by Dr Samuel Lelievre. (article published 2003-02-22) - Read more

BUTHELEZI - A BIOGRAPHY
Ben Temkin’s biography of Mangosuthu Buthelezi. (article published 2003-02-21) - Read more

SA WRITER’S CIRCLE
Jimmy Henderson to speak on Philosophical Writing at next SAWC meeting. (article published 2003-02-20) - Read more

HEAVY CEREBRAL METAL
Author Deena Padayachee the only Durban-based writer featured in short story collection. (article published 2003-02-19) - Read more

BUYISELA IMVELO ENGADINI
The Zulu edition of “Bring Nature Back to your Garden” launched after 10,000 copies of English version. (article published 2003-02-19) - Read more

ELECTIONS & ERECTIONS
Scathingly brilliant, disarmingly self-revealing, refreshingly honest and deliciously un-PC! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-02-18) - Read more

BOOKEISH
Africa’s 100 Best Books Competition (article published 2003-02-16) - Read more

LOW FAT GOES LUSCIOUS
Enjoy exceptionally tasty meals, without the guilt afterwards. Review by Sue Holloway (article published 2003-02-15) - Read more

DRAKENSBERG TAPESTRIES
One almost wants to climb right inside these glorious, well-chosen pictures. (Review by Catherynn Dunstan) (article published 2003-02-15) - Read more

EMPOWERING PRINTS
Celebration of 20 years of printmaking at the ELC Art and Craft Centre in Rorke’s Drift. (article published 2003-02-12) - Read more

HIV/AIDS COMMUNITY OPEN DAYS
Young People for Change present music, dance, drama and poetry on February 22. (article published 2003-02-12) - Read more

"BLAZING STAR" FOR LIVE POETS
Michelle McGrane presents her debut collection at meeting on February 12. (article published 2003-02-7) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
A foreboding New Year? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2003-02-5) - Read more

WRITERS CIRCLE MEETING
Frances Bond talks about alternative methods of publishing. (article published 2003-01-31) - Read more

FIREFLIES & BLAZING STARS
Local Pietermaritzburg poet Michelle McGrane's debut poetry collection. (article published 2003-01-22) - Read more

M-NET BOOK PRIZE
Search for published African language novels goes back to 1998. Entries to be in by February 20. (article published 2003-01-22) - Read more

THE BEST OF VEGETARIAN COOKING
Recipes with substance from leading cookery author that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2003-01-11) - Read more

SIMPLY SAFARI
More of a décor book than a tourism guide, this offers wide-ranging styles as seen in Southern African game lodges and camps. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-01-11) - Read more

POETRY FOR ALL
Clayhaven Primary School pupils produce anthology of poems. (article published 2003-01-7) - Read more

AFRICAN RENAISSANCE
One of SA’s finest photographers produces magnificent record of traditional and contemporary cultures of South Africa. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-01-6) - Read more

CURRY LEAVES AND CUMIN SEEDS
Beautifully produced book deals with a healthier approach to authentic Indian cookery. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2003-01-6) - Read more

CAPE TOWN FOOD
Renowned cookbook author and food writer Phillippa Cheifitz’s newest cookbook embraces contemporary recipes and the beauty of Cape Town and its surrounds. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2003-01-6) - Read more

CAPE TOWN FOOD
Renowned cookbook author and food writer Phillippa Cheifitz’s newest cookbook embraces contemporary recipes and the beauty of Cape Town and its surrounds. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2003-01-6) - Read more

FAT-BURNER FOODS
Soft-covered psychedelic book turns medical weight loss reference book into exciting adventure. (Review by Glenys MacIldowie) (article published 2003-01-5) - Read more

PIETER DIRK UYS NEW BOOK
Interview with Pieter Dirk Uys on his new book. By Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness. (article published 2003-01-3) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR
All the very best for 2003! (article published 2003-01-1) - Read more

ECCENTRIC SOUTH AFRICA
Fascinating tribute to the kind of people who make up the multi-faceted tapestry of South African culture. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-12-30) - Read more

LA PETITE FERME
Publication dealing with Franschoek restaurant is one of artistry contained in more than just a recipe book. Review by Cherry MacIldowie. (article published 2002-12-30) - Read more

OUTDOOR PAINT TECHNIQUES
Paint effect enthusiasts offered the ability to turn their homes into places of splendour. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-12-29) - Read more

VIVA L’ITALIA
Inspiring recipes from Cordon Bleu trained New Zealand chef and award-winning food writer Julie Biuso. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2002-12-29) - Read more

DECORATIVE PAINT FINISHES
The sky’s the limit with comprehensive and skilfully presented decorating book. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-12-29) - Read more

CREATIVE GLASS
Dorothy Wood offers clear and imaginative ideas to decorate glass with wire, beads and mosaic. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-12-28) - Read more

DESERTSCAPES OF NAMIBIA
Beautifully presented book is a magnificent depiction of this area that has fascinated travellers for centuries. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-12-28) - Read more

SCRUMPTIOUS
A cookbook to be used on an everyday basis for good wholesome tastes. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2002-12-28) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Footprints in the sands of time. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2002-12-28) - Read more

SPECTACULAR SOUTH AFRICA
Impressive coffee table book with stunning photography perfect for English, French and German speaking tourists. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2002-12-28) - Read more

MICHAEL GREEN’S WINE NOTES
World class shiraz probably the most expensive red wine to emerge from the vineyards of the Cape. (article published 2002-12-28) - Read more

GAZE
Book of photographs by Michael Meyersfeld published by Bell-Roberts Publishing. (article published 2002-12-26) - Read more

SAAID DIRECTORY
Launching The SAAID Art Information Directory 2003 (article published 2002-12-25) - Read more

KAGANOF AT BATIK
Johannesburg-based film-maker Aryan Kaganof represents South Africa at international film festival. (article published 2002-12-25) - Read more

CRAFT ART IN SOUTH AFRICA
Superb book a must for craft art collectors and academics as well as for those who revel in South African creative energy. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2002-12-25) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Best wishes for a safe and joyous festive season. (article published 2002-12-25) - Read more

WHITE WATER
Beautifully presented book would make superb gift for whitewater enthusiast. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-12-19) - Read more

TONY GROGAN’S CAPE TOWN SKETCHBOOK
Gentle and sympathetic humour from well-known Cape Times cartoonist. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2002-12-9) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
A late entry (illegal) and more… (Ulysses Online) (article published 2002-12-7) - Read more

A BRANCH OF WISDOM
A welcome addition to the shelves of the psyche. (Review by Bren Brophy) (article published 2002-12-1) - Read more

CALLIGRAPHY – A GUIDE TO HAND-LETTERING
Beautifully presented book by Margaret Morgan is a work of art in itself. (Review by John Simpson) (article published 2002-11-22) - Read more

UNDERGROUND PEOPLE
New book by Lewis Nkosi brings a perspective of unique depth and range to the SA social experience. (article published 2002-11-17) - Read more

THE MADONNA OF EXCELSIOR
Clearly defined picture of life in a small platteland town about 30 years ago. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2002-11-15) - Read more

HEAT, DUST AND DREAMS
Beautifully produced book explores the people and environment in Namibia’s Kaokoland and Damaraland. (Review by Peter Warren) (article published 2002-11-10) - Read more

CATHERINE CLARK WINS KTV WRITE STUFF
Durban girl wins writing competition in the 7-9 age group category. (article published 2002-11-10) - Read more

LIVE POETS
Meeting marks Durban launch of the latest issue of Fidelities, KwaZulu-Natal's only literary journal. (article published 2002-11-9) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Verbal lumbago. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2002-11-6) - Read more

COMMONWEALTH WRITERS PRIZE
Entries invited for prose fiction, novels or collections of shorts stories in English published in 2002. (article published 2002-10-27) - Read more

ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
Pioneering study of the impact of humans on the environment in the history of Southern Africa. (article published 2002-10-26) - Read more

ARCHITECTURE GUIDE
Dennis Radford presents guide to the Architecture of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2002-10-26) - Read more

NUTS AND BOLTS
Intense two-day script development master class. (article published 2002-10-26) - Read more

THE LOTUS PEOPLE
Durban author Aziz Hassim launches first novel. (article published 2002-10-24) - Read more

S.A. WRITERS’ CIRCLE
The South African Writers’ Circle will be meeting on November 9 at 11h00 at the Main Westville Library (behind the Civic Centre). (article published 2002-10-21) - Read more

FAST DÉCOR
Quick-to-assimilate instructions offer easy and non-expensive ways to create an individual décor. – Review by Peter Warren (article published 2002-10-20) - Read more

ASHWIN DESAI: WE ARE THE POORS
Community struggles in post-apartheid South Africa discussed in Ashwin Desai’s new book. (article published 2002-10-18) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
The (flawed) music of the spheres. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2002-10-18) - Read more

GAYNOR GOES TO WASHINGTON
Former actress Gaynor Young has successful time at Deafway Festival in the US. (article published 2002-10-8) - Read more

GHOSTS FOR POETS
Live Poets Society celebrates Halloween month on October 9. (article published 2002-10-8) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
“The whole is greater…” Who said that? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2002-10-8) - Read more

THE VERY BEST OF KWAZULU-NATAL
Easy-to-read book makes the reader anxious to experience KZN’s exciting multi-cultured assets for themselves. (Review by Peter Warren) (article published 2002-10-6) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Words may come and words may go …(Ulysses Online) (article published 2002-09-12) - Read more

AN EVENING OF RUMI
Duncan Mackintosh back in South Africa by popular demand to present work by enlightened mystical Sufi poet. (article published 2002-08-14) - Read more

A BRANCH OF WISDOM
A profound and inspiring personal journey to find healing and meaning. (article published 2002-08-14) - Read more

UPDATE ON SNEDDON FIRE
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre manager Jackie Cunniffe gives an update on yesterday’s fire: (article published 2002-08-8) - Read more

FIRE AT THE SNEDDON
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre catches on fire but damage not too devastating. (article published 2002-08-7) - Read more

VIRGIN SPECIALS
Events running alongside NSA’s current exhibition includes poetry reading and video world premier. (article published 2002-08-5) - Read more

CRESSWELL FOR LIVE POETS
Live Poets Society hosts guest speaker Evelyn Cresswell. (article published 2002-08-3) - Read more

AMULETS AND DREAMS
Durban Art Gallery hosts brilliant and memorable photographs from Omar Badsha’s book. (article published 2002-08-2) - Read more

SKINNY SNACKS
More of a practical guide to healthy eating rather than a favourite cook book. (Review by Anita Ballantyne) (article published 2002-07-31) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Patient merit…or not? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2002-07-31) - Read more

CAFE FOOD AT HOME
A winner cookbook by Capetonian Chef encourages even the most novice cook to tie those apron strings and start cooking. (Review by Anita Ballantyne) (article published 2002-07-31) - Read more

SANLAM LITERARY AWARD WINNERS
Winners of annual literary competition includes Pietermaritzburg lecturer Ashraf Jamal. (article published 2002-07-28) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY
Hildé Slinger new National President for Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa. (article published 2002-07-28) - Read more

CLASSIC CLOTHES
Welcome read and practical guide to classic dressing. Review by Anita Ballantyne. (article published 2002-07-25) - Read more

BLAISE KOCH BOOK
Two and a half year journal by well-known actor. (article published 2002-07-21) - Read more

ART SOUTH AFRICA
Launch of new quarterly print magazine on contemporary South African art. (article published 2002-07-20) - Read more

GRAHAMSTOWN 2002
A wrap-up of this year’s National Arts Festival proves that it was one of the best ever! (Review by Caroline Smart and Thomie Holtzhausen) (article published 2002-07-19) - Read more

DEATH OF ADRIAAN DONKER
The passing of well-known poet, publisher and founding director of UND Centre for Creative Arts. (article published 2002-07-17) - Read more

GALCAPE
Developing the write attitude with The Writing Studio and getALife. (article published 2002-07-16) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
What, at this moment in time, is a cliché? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2002-07-14) - Read more

BRIGHT BABY
Easy-to-read publication is well researched, realistic and inspiring. Review by Penny van der Merwe (article published 2002-07-10) - Read more

BLOOMING QUOTES
“Blooming Quotes” s a delightful collection of Keith Kirsten’s favourite gardening anecdotes. (Review by Hendrik Baird) (article published 2002-07-9) - Read more

PICK OF THE BUNCH
In “Pick of the Bunch”, Lynn Bedford Hall gives you more than a 120 scrumptious reasons to become a vegetarian. (Review by Hendrik Baird) (article published 2002-07-9) - Read more

HEARTLANDS
Chris Mann’s new poetry glows with Janet Suzman’s excellent presentation. (article published 2002-07-2) - Read more

ARTSCAPE NEW WRITING
Major ongoing community dramatic writing exercise places plays under the analytical microscope. (article published 2002-06-28) - Read more

DE KAT
Elzilda Becker acquires the rights to publish in her personal capacity. (article published 2002-06-28) - Read more

SIYAGRUVA
Series aimed at teenagers offers issues which confront them. (article published 2002-06-28) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
The mixture as before… (article published 2002-06-27) - Read more

ARTSLINK.CO.ZA
Artslink.co.za to charge reasonable subscription fee to access valuable information resource. (article published 2002-06-27) - Read more

CHAPMAN PEAKS FOR POETS
Peter Strauss' superb presentation to the Live Poets' Society last month attracted dozens of serious poetry lovers. (article published 2002-06-27) - Read more

HEARTLANDS BY CHRIS MANN
Well-known poet to launch new book at National Arts Festival. (article published 2002-06-17) - Read more

NAC INVITES APPLICATIONS
The National Arts Council invites applications for funding from companies with a proven track record. (article published 2002-06-17) - Read more

EVELYN CRESSWELL ATTACKED
KZN poet viciously assaulted in Mtunzini. (article published 2002-06-15) - Read more

NIGEL HUGHES BOOK
Adams Campus Bookshop and IKE's Books and Collectables launch “The Paintings of the Bay of Natal”. (article published 2002-06-15) - Read more

NIGEL HUGHES BOOK
Adams Campus Bookshop and IKE's Books and Collectables launch “The Paintings of the Bay of Natal”. (article published 2002-06-15) - Read more

NIGEL HUGHES BOOK
Author’s interest in the art of early Natal featured in “The Paintings Of The Bay Of Natal”. (article published 2002-06-10) - Read more

KOBUS MOOLMAN
Award-winning poet publishes anthology. (article published 2002-06-10) - Read more

THE COMPLETE SOUTH AFRICAN COOKBOOK
The only recipe book you will ever need to cook authentic South African food without a fuss. (Review by Hendrik Baird) (article published 2002-06-9) - Read more

THE SPORTING HORSE
Limited edition coffee table book celebrates SA equestrian culture from dignified dressage to high speed polo, a must have for any horse lover. (article published 2002-06-9) - Read more

OUTDOOR LIVING
If you’ve ever looked outside your window and experienced a numbing of the spirit, “Outdoor Living“ will recharge your creative batteries and kindle an enthusiasm for establishing outdoor spaces of beauty, peace and joy. (Review by Hendrik Baird) (article published 2002-06-8) - Read more

THE MAGIC OF KZN
Meticulously researched book a winner with attractive design and gentle touches of visual humour. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-06-7) - Read more

STRAUSS FOR POETS
There was again standing room only at the May meeting of the Live Poets' Society. (article published 2002-06-3) - Read more

POETRY JAMBOREE
Kwasuka Theatre features winners of poetry competition on June 2. (article published 2002-06-2) - Read more

POETRY JAMBOREE
The Kwasuka Theatre Company, in association with Adams Campus Bookshop, will host the Poetry Jamboree on June 2. (article published 2002-05-30) - Read more

FEATURE WRITING COMPETITION
Write a story and win R10,000 (article published 2002-05-21) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Damyankees! (Ulysses Online) (article published 2002-05-19) - Read more

GUIDE TO CULTURAL TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA
Unique guide will assist tourists to know the people and culture of an excitingly diverse South Africa (Review by Hendrik Baird) (article published 2002-05-14) - Read more

THE POET'S EYE
Poetry Jamboree next up at Kwasuka. (article published 2002-05-11) - Read more

UNDERWORLD
Launch of Graham Hancock’s new book. (article published 2002-05-11) - Read more

LAUNCH OF CRITICAL STUDIES
“Media, Democracy and Renewal In Southern Africa” recently launched in Durban. (article published 2002-05-11) - Read more

PRIZE-WINNING POET IN DURBAN
Kobus Moolan to be guest presenter at Live Poets Society meeting on May 8. (article published 2002-05-6) - Read more

BLUEPRINTS
Durban’s Solo Collective publishes “Blueprints in Black and White”. (article published 2002-05-6) - Read more

SANCTA – 2002
New playwriting competition presented by SA National Community Theatre Association. (article published 2002-05-6) - Read more

SAWC SEMINAR
SA Writers’ Circle to hold seminar over long weekend in June at Bulwer. (article published 2002-05-6) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
“Straw” + “Beret” = WHAT? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2002-05-3) - Read more

SA HANDBOOK ON ARTS AND CULTURE
Long-awaited second edition of invaluable directory. (article published 2002-04-22) - Read more

GOING PLACES
Full colour entertainment and lifestyle magazine to be launched in May. (article published 2002-04-20) - Read more

FIONA KHAN’S NEW BOOKS
Launch of three new books by Durban author. (article published 2002-04-20) - Read more

IMPRESSIONS OF AN AFRICAN CITY
Unusual travel book to be launched by Porcupine Press. (article published 2002-04-20) - Read more

NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Box office hits and bold innovations for the 2002 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (article published 2002-04-19) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA 2002
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre to host annual poetry festival from April 29 to May 4 (article published 2002-04-3) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
What’s in a name? Depends where you live, actually. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2002-04-1) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
What’s in a name? Depends where you live, actually. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2002-04-1) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA
Annual seven-day international festival of poets to be held end of April. (article published 2002-03-31) - Read more

HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP
ArtSMart editor Caroline Smart to conduct presentation on how to deal with funding application forms. (article published 2002-03-23) - Read more

WRITERS GRANTS
National Arts Council initiative to encourage the production of new works. (article published 2002-03-19) - Read more

WINTERNACHTEN VISITS SA
Dutch Literary Festival brings top writers to local festivals. (article published 2002-03-19) - Read more

ENGLISH OLYMPIAD
De Beers English Olympiad wrestles with South Africa’s past. (article published 2002-03-19) - Read more

GORDIMER WINS COMMONWEALTH PRIZE
SAPA reports that Nadine Gordimer is one of two South African writers to have won prestigious book prize. (article published 2002-03-18) - Read more

FIONA KHAN NEW BOOKS
Washesha Publications launches three children’s books by award winning poet and author. (article published 2002-03-17) - Read more

LONGITUDE
Director of “Brideshead Revisited” and “Gulliver’s Travels” directed riveting mini-series on M-Net. (article published 2002-03-16) - Read more

BOOK LAUNCHES
Five launches take place during “Time of the Writer” festival. (article published 2002-03-9) - Read more

GILLIAN SLOVO
Interview by Margaret von Klemperer, Arts Editor, Natal Witness (courtesy of Natal Witness). (article published 2002-03-9) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER FESTIVAL
Annual festival provides diverse range of contemporary writing. (article published 2002-03-4) - Read more

WORLD BOOK DAY 2002
South Africa to celebrate World Book Day on April 23, Shakespeare’s birthday. (article published 2002-02-23) - Read more

ADAMS BOOKS BACKS LIVE POETS
Live Poets Society now have a new home in Musgrave Centre. (article published 2002-02-23) - Read more

FIDELITIES IX
Poets and short story writers invited to submit entries for literary magazine. (article published 2002-02-21) - Read more

SPIER-PANSA FESTIVAL OF NEW WRITING
KZN PANSA chairperson of PANSA to sit on panel of playreading festival. (article published 2002-02-21) - Read more

POETRY NEWS
Poets from Live Poets Society represented in the syllabus for the Speech and Drama Festival. (article published 2002-02-20) - Read more

RED DUST
Gillian Slovo launches new book. (article published 2002-02-20) - Read more

NASHVILLE
Kwasuka Theatre Company to focus on humorous verse of Ogden Nash on February 24 and 25. (article published 2002-02-20) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Torchlight on a dark horse. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2002-02-19) - Read more

SLOVO AND RATTRAY ON SAFM
Dianne Barnard talks to daughter of freedom fighters and war historian on her radio programme. (article published 2002-02-14) - Read more

BOOK PRIZE WINNERS
University of Natal’s book competition celebrates fine writing. (article published 2002-02-14) - Read more

DEATH OF IKE MAYET
Book restorer and dealer in Africana and antiquarian books dies after long illness. (article published 2002-02-12) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Sponsors of the arts to receive recognition in fifth award year. (article published 2002-02-11) - Read more

CLOSING DATES FOR NAC PROJECTS
National Arts Council entries to be in by February 15 for project applications, bursary applications and nominations to advisory panels. (article published 2002-02-7) - Read more

DISCOVER THE MAGIC
All embracing handy-sized publication a must for any tourist. (article published 2002-02-7) - Read more

SANCTA - 2002
SA National Community Theatre Association to run third annual New SA Play Writing Competition. (article published 2002-02-7) - Read more

KESSIE GOVENDER: MEMORIAL SERVICE
The 15th day memorial service of the late actor, writer and director. (article published 2002-02-1) - Read more

EVELYN CRESSWELL POETRY
Kwasuka Theatre poetry programme in Durban on January 27 and 28 deals with loss, love and nature. (article published 2002-01-23) - Read more

DEATH OF KESSIE GOVENDER
Well-known Durban actor, playwright and director dies suddenly in Durban. (article published 2002-01-21) - Read more

LOTTERY FUNDING
National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund calls for further applications. (article published 2002-01-20) - Read more

TALK ON HENRY VIII
Shakespeare Society to host talk by Pat Starkey on British monarch. (article published 2002-01-18) - Read more

PANEL NOMINATIONS
Invitation to submit nominations for members of the National Arts Council advisory panels. (article published 2002-01-13) - Read more

AN EVENING OF RUMI
English actor Duncan Mackintosh presents work of mystical sufi poet. (article published 2002-01-13) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER
Six-day international festival of writers takes place in Durban in March. (article published 2002-01-6) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Water, water everywhere … even under pressure – Ulysses Online (article published 2002-01-6) - Read more

OWLS & OWLING
Handy little book that will appeal to both twitchers and owl lovers. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-01-6) - Read more

AFRICA
Magnificent images alone are worth the R584 price of this superb coffee table publication. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2002-01-4) - Read more

CELBRITY COOKBOOK
High profile personalities contribute to amusing collection of recipes in support of Hospice. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2002-01-4) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR
Best wishes for the year ahead from the artSMart team. (article published 2002-01-1) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Late message but nevertheless, a very sincere one! (article published 2001-12-25) - Read more

THE AFRICAN BONSAI COLLECTION
Hilarious and cleverly written send-up of bonsai tree culture a must from literary, craft and visual arts viewpoints. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-12-24) - Read more

ROBBEN ISLAND
Charlene Smith’s well-researched book of famous – and infamous - World Heritage site makes for essential reading. (Review by Sheina Wood) (article published 2001-12-24) - Read more

EIGHT STYLES
Exploration of the philosophy of interior living in relation to personal style. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie and Gaby Sinton) (article published 2001-12-24) - Read more

VOICES OF ZIMBABWE
Moving and inspirational book cataloguing the courage of a besieged people in the face of violence. (article published 2001-12-21) - Read more

UMSINSI LAUNCHES TWO BOOKS
Novels by Garth Kitching and Nichola Rhys launched through Adams Booksellers. (article published 2001-12-19) - Read more

BY THE SKIN OF MY TEETH
Biography of one woman’s struggle with the manic depressive condition is warm and entertaining. (article published 2001-12-19) - Read more

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS
Invitation to children to give the left brain a rest! (article published 2001-12-19) - Read more

WIN! WIN! WIN!
Three books on free giveaway offer by answering simple questions. (article published 2001-12-18) - Read more

ARTSMART CLASSIFIEDS
Coming soon ....! (article published 2001-12-16) - Read more

MARIE CLAIRE FOOD AND DRINK
Continuing in the Marie Claire tradition, this Food and Drink book will inspire with its modern, fresh approach to food and entertaining. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2001-12-16) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
So what do you think of them apples? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2001-12-10) - Read more

THE MONDAY TO SUNDAY COOKBOOK
The Monday to Sunday Cookbook approaches cooking in a novel way. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2001-12-8) - Read more

WIN! WIN! WIN!
Three books on free giveaway offer by answering simple questions. (article published 2001-12-3) - Read more

ATONEMENT
Booker prizewinner Ian McEwane expertly evokes period and atmosphere in this excellent novel. (Review by Tim Dodson) (article published 2001-12-3) - Read more

THE 4X4 COOKBOOK
If only I had seen this book before spending seven days in the Kalahari! (Review by Sheina Wood) (article published 2001-12-3) - Read more

INSIDE APARTHEID'S PRISON
Recent release of book by Raymond Suttner. (article published 2001-12-2) - Read more

SWIFT AS DESIRE
Charming book written with love and respect from a daughter to a father. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-11-17) - Read more

DENNIS BECKETT
Dianne Barnard interviews irascible TV presenter in her SAfm programme. (article published 2001-11-14) - Read more

VICTORIA PEREIRA
Portuguese Women's League and Umsini Press to launch book by Durban author. (article published 2001-11-14) - Read more

HANDBOOK ON ARTS AND CULTURE
Next edition of valuable publication being researched (article published 2001-11-14) - Read more

INVITATION TO WRITERS
Short stories invited for 2002 Sanlam Literary Award (article published 2001-11-12) - Read more

THE BONSAI HANDBOOK
Win a copy of this book by answering a few simple questions. Deadline for entries December 10, 2001. (article published 2001-11-11) - Read more

CHILDREN’S BOOKS LAUNCHED
New books from umSinsi Press. (article published 2001-11-11) - Read more

PARTY CAKES FOR CHILDREN
Win a copy of this book by answering a few simple questions. Deadline for entries December 10. (article published 2001-11-10) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
What’s a million here or there? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2001-11-10) - Read more

70 BEST BOOKS
Festive season’s 70 best books for Publishers’ Choice 2001. (article published 2001-11-10) - Read more

CATCHING THE MOMENT
Top wildlife photographers offer inspiration for even the newest photographic recruit. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2001-11-7) - Read more

THREE CHEFS IN THE CAPE
Ross Burden, Alan Coxon and Aldo Zilli turn their culinary talents to the written word in well-presented cookery book. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2001-11-7) - Read more

ROSES
Book on roses to be read and read again that lifts the veil of mystery regarding pruning. (Review by John Simpson) (article published 2001-11-3) - Read more

THE BONSAI HANDBOOK
Not cruelty to plantlife but an extension of nature’s own ingenuity. (Review by John Simpson) (article published 2001-11-3) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
A potpourri by any other name… (Ulysses Online) (article published 2001-11-2) - Read more

CELEBRITY COOKBOOK
Innovative publication to raise R500,000 for Hospice (article published 2001-11-1) - Read more

THE BEST OF THE AGFA WILDLIFE AWARDS:
A treasure trove to return to when the visual senses need rejuvenating. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2001-10-21) - Read more

WATER FEATURES FOR THE GARDEN
You’ll need a fair level of handyman skills to produce these attractive items. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2001-10-21) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
What does “as” mean? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2001-10-21) - Read more

THE VIEW ACROSS THE RIVER
Professor Jeff Guy’s biography of Bishop Colenso's eldest daughter and the Zulu struggle against imperialism. (article published 2001-10-21) - Read more

THE BEGINNERS GUIDE. WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES
Ian Sidaway gets over his instructions in a unique way without being wordy. (Review by John Simpson) (article published 2001-10-20) - Read more

ERROR – GYATSO BOOK
Incorrect e-mail address given in story on book by Geshe Kelsangt Gyatso. This should be siddhi@freemail.absa.co.za (article published 2001-10-16) - Read more

FIRST WORDS IN PRINT
Campaign to bring books to all children under the age of six. (article published 2001-10-16) - Read more

BOOK BY GESHE KELSANG GYATSO
Durban Buddhist monk launches talk on book by spiritual master. (article published 2001-10-9) - Read more

FESTIVAL OF NEW WRITING
University of Natal Drama and Performance Studies present first annual festival of new works. (article published 2001-10-9) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Oh, Brother! (Ulysses Online) (article published 2001-10-8) - Read more

NOMINATIONS FOR PANEL
Nominations invited for candidates for NAC advisory panels. (article published 2001-10-5) - Read more

LIVE POETS SOCIETY
Next meeting on October 4. (article published 2001-09-25) - Read more

DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE … WE PRESUME?
Fascinating poetry presentation plays The Natal Witness Hilton Arts Festival. (article published 2001-09-20) - Read more

THE AFRICAN PENGUIN
Handy-sized delightful little book that will interest anyone fascinated with wild life and the South African environment. (Review by Sheina Wood) (article published 2001-09-19) - Read more

PRAYER SERVICE
Emergency interfaith service of prayers for peace and solidarity. (article published 2001-09-17) - Read more

ATTACK ON THE USA
Condolences to all who may have lost friends or family. (article published 2001-09-12) - Read more

THE PROTEA FAMILY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Colin Paterson-Jones’ book about “one of the subcontinent’s most charismatic groups of plants” (Review by Sheina Wood). (article published 2001-09-10) - Read more

DIABETES – EAT & ENJOY
Wonderful array of clear and simple recipes. (review by Patrick Collyer) (article published 2001-09-9) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Where ignorance is bliss…(Ulysses Online) (article published 2001-09-8) - Read more

DE KLERK REVIEWS HAGGARD BOOK
Former president reviews Diary of an African Journey. (article published 2001-09-8) - Read more

THE REGIMENT
Potted history of the BSAP accompanied by handsome watercolour plates. (Review by David Wood) (article published 2001-09-7) - Read more

SERIAL KILLER
New play by African dramatist Jemadari Vi-Bee-Kil Kilele. (article published 2001-09-4) - Read more

WANDERING WORDS
First original poetry reading from school pupils a great success. (article published 2001-08-31) - Read more

LIVE POETS
Next meeting to be held on September 6 at FAT Cats Restaurant in Glenwood. (article published 2001-08-31) - Read more

BOOK FOR HILTON
Booking is now open for the Natal Witness Hilton Arts Festival. (article published 2001-08-31) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Stop the presses! And think twice before restarting them. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2001-08-24) - Read more

REFLECTIONS IN PRISON
Unique snapshot of Mandela, Sisulu, Mbeki , Kathrada, Nair, Daniels, ya Toivo and Pokela. (article published 2001-08-18) - Read more

FATIMA MEER’S PRISON DIARY
Diary involving eleven women detained under Terrorism Act. (article published 2001-08-18) - Read more

WANDERING WORDS
Kwasuka Theatre supports young poets with afternoon of original works. (article published 2001-08-15) - Read more

NOT EVEN A SINGLE TREMBLE
Debut novel by Durban author Ashutosh Shrivastava. (article published 2001-08-15) - Read more

GAYNOR’S BOOK SHORTLISTED
My Plunge to Fame shortlisted for award. (article published 2001-08-9) - Read more

SCORCHED EARTH COMPETITION
Pupils invited to write an essay on life in a concentration camp. (article published 2001-08-9) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Done she fall or is she push? Ulysses Online (article published 2001-08-6) - Read more

LIVE POETS SOCIETY
Next meeting takes place on August 2. (article published 2001-07-20) - Read more

THE STATE OF THE ARTS
Open letter from Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Council. (article published 2001-07-20) - Read more

DURBAN JEWISH CLUB
Historic venue makes strong comeback into Durban’s theatre scene. (article published 2001-07-19) - Read more

PHASWANE MPE’S FIRST NOVEL
Interview with the writer by Margaret von Klemperer (courtesy of the Witness) (article published 2001-07-17) - Read more

KZN SCHOLARS IN TOP 15
Four KZN scholars appear in Top 15 of De Beers 2001 English Olympiad. (article published 2001-07-8) - Read more

THE MIND OF A FOX
Launch of book by Clem Sunter and Chantel Illbury. (article published 2001-07-8) - Read more

2001 SANLAM LITERARY AWARD
Sanlam Literary Award winners for Fiction announced. (article published 2001-07-8) - Read more

HIT REFRESH
The Festivals page seems to be suffering from overload, if the current day's report isn't featured then hit Refresh button to renew data. (article published 2001-07-4) - Read more

GRAHAMSTOWN’S FINE AND SUNNY
Start of the 2001 Standard Bank National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-06-28) - Read more

BOOKDEALERS RE-OPENS
Popular bookshop re-opens in Musgrave. (article published 2001-06-28) - Read more

NOT A TREMBLE
First time author Ashutosh Shrivastava publishes first novel. (article published 2001-06-21) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Let’s get the obituaries right, at least. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2001-06-21) - Read more

PADAYACHEE INVITED TO USA
International Society of Poets invites Deena Padayachee to read his work. (article published 2001-06-20) - Read more

SA HANDBOOK
Contributions required for new edition of The South African Handbook on Arts and Culture. (article published 2001-06-10) - Read more

DESIGNER PLANTS
Book of creative ideas for structure and style in the garden. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2001-06-10) - Read more

BURIED IN THE SKY
Avoids excessive symbolism and white South African angst. (Review by David Wood) (article published 2001-06-3) - Read more

SEBASTIAN FAULKS
BBD HARDtalk on DStv features award-winning author on June 6. (article published 2001-06-2) - Read more

BURIED IN THE SKY
Penguin Books release series book by Rick Andrews. (article published 2001-06-2) - Read more

DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE ... WE PRESUME?
Popular poetry programme to have one performance on NOT festival. (article published 2001-06-1) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Absolutely fabulous language – or is it unreal? (Ulysses Online) (article published 2001-06-1) - Read more

APOLOGIES
artSMart has been "off the air" due to technical problems. (article published 2001-05-30) - Read more

CRITICAL ARTS
Volume 14 of cultural studies journal recently published. (article published 2001-05-19) - Read more

WRITERSCAPE INC
Internet service for those in the literary and publishing field. (article published 2001-05-15) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
One man’s sage is another man’s Sophist. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2001-05-14) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
“Unacceptable” is unacceptable. (article published 2001-05-4) - Read more

DEATH OF GUY BUTLER
Well-known poet, writer and academic dies in Grahamstown. (article published 2001-04-29) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA 2001
Annual international festival of poets for Durban. (article published 2001-04-29) - Read more

LIVE POETS SOCIETY
Next meeting of popular poetry group. (article published 2001-04-21) - Read more

ENGLISH ACADEMY AWARDS
Entries invited for the Oliver Schreiner and Thomas Pringle awards. (article published 2001-04-21) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
Primness is alive and well and living in South Africa. (Ulysses Online) (article published 2001-04-21) - Read more

DON MATTERA HONOURED
Distinguished South African journalist among honorary graduates. (article published 2001-04-20) - Read more

POLYGONIA
A story of a Southern African Country by Henri Mervin. (article published 2001-04-20) - Read more

POETRY WEBSITE
A new poetry website has been launched, titled www.LivePoets.co.za (article published 2001-04-10) - Read more

SAWC MEETING
April meeting of the South African Writers Circle. (article published 2001-04-10) - Read more

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
Strong network of all concerned with South African children’s literature. (article published 2001-04-5) - Read more

WORLD BOOK DAY
Festival of reading for UNESCO’s annual World Book Day. (article published 2001-04-5) - Read more

DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE …WE PRESUME?
Amusing and thought-provoking production (Review by Patrick Leeman) (article published 2001-04-5) - Read more

DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE…WE PRESUME?
Engaging show at Kwasuka. (Review by Ulysses Online) (article published 2001-04-3) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER
Comment on writers festival by renowned Netherlands literary figure J Bernlef. (article published 2001-04-3) - Read more

DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE POETRY
Tribute by friends to the late poet in dramatised reading. (article published 2001-03-29) - Read more

BOOKDEALERS FORCED TO CLOSE
Popular second-hand book shop has to move. (article published 2001-03-29) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER SEMINARS
Workshops and Seminars for International writers' festival. (article published 2001-03-21) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA
Six day international festival of poets for Durban (article published 2001-03-21) - Read more

TAXI
Fresh and collectible new series of books. (article published 2001-03-21) - Read more

UNDER THE FRANGIPANI
Novel by Mia Couto launched at Time Of The Writer. (article published 2001-03-21) - Read more

ELANA WINS AWARD
Winner of the Percy Fitzpatrick Award 2000 is Durban author Elana Bregin. (article published 2001-03-15) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER
Annual international writers festival for Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. (article published 2001-03-15) - Read more

LITERARY DEADLINE
Reminder that closing date for Sanlam Literary Award is April 6. (article published 2001-03-15) - Read more

DEAF WAY II
Invitations to hearing or non-hearing arts practitioners to attend conference in USA in 2002. (article published 2001-03-15) - Read more

DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE ... WE PRESUME?
Dramatised reading of works of acclaimed Durban poet. (article published 2001-03-9) - Read more

THREADS IN A TAPESTRY
Helen Atkinson’s sensitive account of living against a backdrop of social prejudice and taboo in Ireland. (article published 2001-03-6) - Read more

CANDLELIGHT BARD
Celebration of Shakespeare’s 437th birthday. (article published 2001-03-6) - Read more

SOUTH AFRICAN WRITERS CIRCLE
Newspaper editor Robyn Scott guest speaker for SAWC. (article published 2001-03-6) - Read more

BOOKMARK THIS ADDRESS!
Bookworms’ heaven stocks second-hand books for all tastes. (article published 2001-03-2) - Read more

MINISTER RESPONDS
See Miscellaneous for Minister Ben Ngubane’s response to the allegations of racism of the Playhouse Company’s executive bodies. (article published 2001-02-21) - Read more

NEW POETRY GROUP
Interested poets to meet at Westville North Library. (article published 2001-02-20) - Read more

URGENT CALL FOR SUPPORT
Serious issues concerning the Playhouse Company. (article published 2001-02-19) - Read more

LIVE POETS MEETING
Information regarding next get-together of the Live Poets Society. (article published 2001-02-17) - Read more

2001 SANLAM LITERARY AWARD
Novels by South African authors considered for prestigious competition. (article published 2001-02-17) - Read more

THE DESERTER
New book by Etienne de la Harpe. (article published 2001-02-4) - Read more

HILDA GROBLER FOR SAWC
SA Writers Circle hosts talk by Dr Hilda Grobler. (article published 2001-02-2) - Read more

MANUSCRIPT EXHIBITION 3
Third exhibition will hopefully be launched at the Grahamstown Festival. (article published 2001-01-20) - Read more

LIVE POETS AND POETRY WORKSHOP
Live Poets Society meet in the Gardens. (article published 2001-01-18) - Read more

MY PLUNGE TO FAME
Heartwarming story of actress’s plucky, determined and courageous return to the world of theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-01-17) - Read more

PROVOCATIVE CUISINE
Struik offers creative observations about food from Kitchenboy. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2001-01-4) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
All the best for 2001! See how artSMart has grown in two years. (article published 2001-01-3) - Read more

LIVE POETS
Next meeting on January 4. (article published 2000-12-27) - Read more

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Season’s greetings from all at artSMart. (article published 2000-12-23) - Read more

KRIBEN’S RADICAL WORK
Author of Looking for Muruga decided to change direction. (article published 2000-12-23) - Read more

SAWC MEETING
Accomplished Toastmaster Karen Ochs gives talk at writers’ meeting. (article published 2000-11-13) - Read more

RIDER HAGGARD’S JOURNEY
Pietermaritzburg’s Stephen Coan edits Diary of an African Journey. (article published 2000-11-10) - Read more

THE SEARCH FOR UNDERSTANDING
Launch of new book by Peter Barrett deals with science and theology since Copernicus (article published 2000-11-8) - Read more

BOEKE WINNER
Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible wins Exclusive Books’ prestigious award. (article published 2000-11-8) - Read more

POETRY WORKSHOPS
Calling the "serious" poets. (article published 2000-10-22) - Read more

HARDTALK
BBC World programme presents interview with best-selling US author James Patterson. (article published 2000-10-21) - Read more

ONE STEP BEHIND MANDELA
Amusing and anecdotal book about protecting the most famous man in the world. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-10-16) - Read more

AMA-BOEKE-BOEKE PRIZE
Report on Exclusive Books competition by Boeke judge Margaret von Klemperer (courtesy of The Natal Witness). (article published 2000-10-12) - Read more

POETRY COMPETITION
Poetry Institute of Africa stages their ninth poetry competition. (article published 2000-10-12) - Read more

LITERATURE PEACE PROJECT
Artists, poets and writers invited to use their talents for peace. (article published 2000-10-10) - Read more

VAGABOND
Enjoyable evening of poetry and song from Jenny Wild and Juan Burgers. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-10-8) - Read more

THE VAGABOND
Ralph Vaughan Williams set to poetry in fascinating music revue. (article published 2000-10-2) - Read more

DEATH OF PAT LISTER
Honorary secretary to the South African Writers’ Circle dies in Durban. (article published 2000-09-19) - Read more

TREKKING TO IOL
Online original story by Pieter-Dirk Uys to share over 32 weeks. (article published 2000-09-19) - Read more

DONALD WOODS ON SAFM
Patricia Glynn interviews Donald Woods about his new book. (article published 2000-09-12) - Read more

POETRY AND PROSE EVENING
Joan Metelerkamp, Robert Berold and Farida Karodia read their own works. (article published 2000-09-12) - Read more

NEWMAN’S BIRDS BY COLOUR
Offering a source of enjoyment and entertainment to beginner birdwatchers. (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2000-09-11) - Read more

THE LOST TOMB
The Egyptian Society of SA presents Kent Weeks, renowned Egyptologist illustrated lecture (article published 2000-09-9) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
What is Correct English? From Chaucer to Hamlet to tennis! (Ulysses Online) (article published 2000-09-3) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
artSMart welcomes new contributor Ulysses Online with Contextually Yours. (article published 2000-09-2) - Read more

EMMA OF LULWORTH COVE
Low budget novel available on internet. (article published 2000-08-23) - Read more

JILLIAN SEEKS COMPANION
Moderately physically handicapped poetry enthusiast needs companion. (article published 2000-08-19) - Read more

RUBAIYAT ON CD
New English translation by retired Durban engineer. (article published 2000-08-18) - Read more

THE GARDEN RECIPE BOOK
The Garden Recipe Book – no, not another cookery book! (Review by Cherry MacIldowie) (article published 2000-08-17) - Read more

LANGUAGE GUIDE
SA (Language) Style Guide released by Oxford University Press. (article published 2000-08-17) - Read more

REVAMPED POETRY WEBSITE
Poet's garret shoots for the stars! (article published 2000-08-14) - Read more

AN EVENING OF POETRY
Work of four women showcased in Festival programme. (article published 2000-08-9) - Read more

FIDELITIES
Submissions invited for poetry magazine. (article published 2000-08-9) - Read more

GAVIN FOSTER
Guest speaker for South African Writer’s Circle meeting. (article published 2000-08-3) - Read more

EDUFAIR 2000
Focus on books, computers, technology and careers at Thomas More College. (article published 2000-07-28) - Read more

NEW BOOKS
Struik publishes One Step Behind Mandela, Newman’s Birds by Colour and The Garden Recipe Book. (article published 2000-07-20) - Read more

VEGETABLE POETRY
Kwasuka presents Lorna Crozier’s The Sex Life Of Vegetables. (article published 2000-07-20) - Read more

NEW PLAYSCRIPTS
Dark Outsider and Love, Crime and Johannesburg now in playscript form. (article published 2000-07-19) - Read more

NEW POETRY
Three new poetry collections launched by University of Natal Press. (article published 2000-07-19) - Read more

POETRY MEETING
Next meeting of poetry society. (article published 2000-07-15) - Read more

MCGIBBON’S PLAYS
Volume of post-apartheid plays a world first for South African drama. (article published 2000-07-10) - Read more

RETREKS
A new tabloid newspaper looks at South African cities from the viewpoint of art and culture. (article published 2000-07-10) - Read more

AIDS POETRY
Top local and international performers for AIDS Conference poetry evenings. (article published 2000-07-5) - Read more

LITERARY WINNERS
Sanlam Literary Award winners announced. (article published 2000-07-5) - Read more

RITA DOVE’S POEMS
On the Bus with Rosa Parks now available. (article published 2000-06-29) - Read more

RE-LAUNCH OF STYLE
Popular monthly magazine takes on a new look. (article published 2000-06-19) - Read more

POETS GARRET
Jillian Hamilton has taken over Peter Strauss’s webpage, The Poet’s Garret (article published 2000-06-17) - Read more

SLAVE TRADES
Exceptional new work by Ari Sitas. (article published 2000-06-12) - Read more

APOLOGIES
We have been “off the air” for most of this week and we apologise. (article published 2000-06-9) - Read more

I-JUSI IN CHAUMONT
Work by Durban-based magazine shown in France. (article published 2000-06-3) - Read more

LAUNCH OF A MONOGRAPH
Artist Wayne Barker life and work recorded on monograph. (article published 2000-06-3) - Read more

KOBUS WINS AWARD
Pietermaritzburg playwright and poet wins award. (article published 2000-06-2) - Read more

ADRIAAN’S A DOCTOR
University of Natal Durban confers honorary doctorate on publisher. (article published 2000-05-28) - Read more

DEATH OF BARBARA CARTLAND
On hearing of the death of Dame Barbara Cartland, artSMart editor Caroline Smart recalls her meeting with the grande dame of the romantic novel. (article published 2000-05-28) - Read more

CULTURAL STUDIES JOURNAL
Second journal edited by Keyan Tomaselli deals with cultural studies in Africa. (article published 2000-05-21) - Read more

AWARD FOR JOHN
Playwright John van de Ruit wins award for War Cry. (article published 2000-05-20) - Read more

SAWC MEETING
Marc Caldwell speaks on Media Ethics at SA Writers Circle Meeting. (article published 2000-05-20) - Read more

POETRY MEETING
Meeting of poetry group in Morningside. (article published 2000-05-17) - Read more

PANORAMIC JOURNEY THROUGH KZN
Shaen Adey’s photography makes Panoramic Journey through KZN a must. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-05-15) - Read more

DR MAZISI KUNENE
One of UND’s most accomplished scholars honoured with a doctorate. (article published 2000-05-13) - Read more

INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCES
Poetry Africa 2000 Festival participants visit schools and tertiary institutions. (article published 2000-05-8) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA 2000
Rastafarians, poet laureates and praise poets offer a gourmet feast of words. (article published 2000-05-8) - Read more

JUST THE TICKET!
Percy Tucker’s book about his brainchild, Computicket. (article published 2000-05-7) - Read more

CREATIVE SCRIPTWRITING
Aspirant writers can explore their storytelling talent in Durban weekend workshop. (article published 2000-05-6) - Read more

AGORA
Canadian based publishing company explores the purchase of South African Art titles. (article published 2000-05-6) - Read more

POETRY FOR SANLAM
Focus on Poetry for 2000 Sanlam Literary Awards (article published 2000-03-29) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA 2000 FESTIVAL
Literary world can feast on words in this fourth annual festival. (article published 2000-03-27) - Read more

ANY POETRY NEWS?
Information needed for Poetry Slams or poetry readings. (article published 2000-03-18) - Read more

WORDFEST
New festival promotes the word-arts in all their diversity. (article published 2000-03-13) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER
Launch of writers’ festival offers much humour, critical analysis and challenging literature for the rest of the week. (article published 2000-03-8) - Read more

WRITING WORKSHOPS & FORUMS
Workshops and discussions for the Time of the Writer festival (see separate article). (article published 2000-03-5) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER
Acclaimed top writers of the world appear in Durban. (article published 2000-03-5) - Read more

JOINT WINNER
Michael Chapman is joint winner of the Bill Venter Literary Award. (article published 2000-03-1) - Read more

TRIENNIAL CONGRESS
Re-examining the Renaissance – Literary and Theatrical Relations among Shakespeare and his Contemporaries. (article published 2000-02-17) - Read more

ISLAND IN CHAINS
Banned book republished with foreword by Mac Maharaj. (article published 2000-02-17) - Read more

WRITEAGAIN
WriteAgain is an online creative writing workshop initiated by LitNet. (article published 2000-02-6) - Read more

TIME OF THE WRITER 2000
Annual international writers' festival in March. (article published 2000-02-5) - Read more

WHO KILLED MR DRUM?
Who Killed Mr Drum? by Sylvester Stein, Mayibuye Publications, R68 (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2000-02-4) - Read more

EDGAR WALLACE BOOKS
Veteran radio actor has books to give away. (article published 2000-01-20) - Read more

NEW & EXCITING WORK NEEDED
An Alternative Anthology of South African Writing. (article published 2000-01-14) - Read more

LOGAN’S IN LIQUIDATION
Well-known bookshop put into liquidation. (article published 2000-01-14) - Read more

DIRTY WASHING
Collective and individual poems from Botsotso team. (article published 2000-01-14) - Read more

TITLES FROM UNIVERSITY PRESS
University of Natal Press in Pietermaritzburg prints a wide range of literature. (article published 2000-01-10) - Read more

DEATH OF DANIELLE THOMAS
Wife of author Wilbur Smith died at the end of December. (article published 2000-01-9) - Read more

VERA’S WRITING CIRCLE
Vera Naylor wants to start a writing circle. (article published 2000-01-4) - Read more

STAGE MAGAZINE
New edition of Stage Magazine out. (article published 2000-01-3) - Read more

PLAY WRITERS COMPETITION
Amfest 2000 to host New South African One Act Play Writers Competition. (article published 2000-01-3) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Best wishes for the new year, decade, century, millennium, whatever! (article published 2000-01-1) - Read more

SWISS AUTHORS
Top Swiss authors to take part in Durban writers festival. (article published 1999-12-20) - Read more

DEVI RAJAB BOOK LAUNCH
Provocative articles compiled into a book. (article published 1999-12-14) - Read more

NO WRITERS MEETING
Next meeting of the SA Writers' Circle in February. (article published 1999-11-24) - Read more

ESTHER AND PEGGY WIN!
Durban pair walk off with joint top prize in short story competition. (article published 1999-11-21) - Read more

SHORT STORY WINNER
Results of the 1999 FNB Vita/Cosmo Short Story Competition (article published 1999-11-20) - Read more

IRON LOVE
Marguerite Poland’s new book inspired by a photograph of the St Andrew’s College rugby team. (Edited version of an article by Margaret von Klemperer which appeared in the Natal Witness on November 16.) (article published 1999-11-18) - Read more

IRON LOVE
New novel by Marguerite Poland is set in a boys’ school. (article published 1999-11-17) - Read more

PRIZE FOR RONNIE
Ronnie Govender is honoured by the English Academy. (article published 1999-11-15) - Read more

WRITERS’ CIRCLE MEETING
Members are invited to “Show and Tell” at next meeting. (article published 1999-11-4) - Read more

BOOK ON L S SENGHOR
Author discusses her book in former Senegal President at Alliance Française. (article published 1999-10-21) - Read more

WHO KILLED MR DRUM
Sylvester Stein’s story of a legendary band of black writers. (article published 1999-10-14) - Read more

MONICA CHALLENGES CANCER
Well-known broadcaster launches holistic health book. (article published 1999-10-7) - Read more

DANISH PROFESSOR OF LITERATURE
SAWC to host talk by Danish professor of literature in October. (article published 1999-09-19) - Read more

K-TV WRITE STUFF
Invitations to youngsters to create a literary masterpiece. (article published 1999-09-19) - Read more

NEW PUBLISHING SERVICE
It’s goodbye to rejection slips – publish your own! (article published 1999-09-17) - Read more

MILLENNIUIM POETRY COMPETITION
New poetry competition with prizes over R10,000. (article published 1999-09-17) - Read more

MICHAEL GREEN
Michael Green to contribute wine notes to artSMart. (article published 1999-09-11) - Read more

DRAMA IN SOUTH AFRICA
UDW drama department plays significant role in major book of SA drama. (article published 1999-09-4) - Read more

WRITER’S CIRCLE
Writers’ Circle guest talks about the magazine market. (article published 1999-08-1) - Read more

OLYMPIAD WINNERS
Durban Girls’ College students fare well in national English Olympiad. (article published 1999-08-1) - Read more

SANLAM AWARD
Sanlam Literary Award winners announced in Grahamstown. (article published 1999-08-1) - Read more

CHILDREN’S BOOK
Book created by South African and Nordic authors. (article published 1999-08-1) - Read more

OLYMPIAD WINNERS
Durban Girls’ College girls walk off as Olympiad winners. (article published 1999-07-21) - Read more

CHILDREN’S BOOK
Shuttle ‘99 assists the publication of a book for children. (article published 1999-07-17) - Read more

SANLAM LITERARY AWARD
Winners of the Sanlam Literary Award announced in Grahamstown. (article published 1999-07-16) - Read more

STAR WARS REVISITED
Now for the first instalment of Star Wars! (article published 1999-06-21) - Read more

EXCLUSIVE BOOKS SALE
Stand by for Exclusive Books’s Winter Sale. (article published 1999-06-15) - Read more

POETRY CIRCLE
Prometheus Unbound means poetry at BAT. (article published 1999-06-3) - Read more

BOX TWENTY-SIX, THE NOVEL
Radio and stage actress Jill Fenson writes her first novel. (article published 1999-05-31) - Read more

MAMBA
Marginal kulture with a lethal byte! (article published 1999-05-31) - Read more

SOLO COLLECTIVE
There’s a new publisher on the block. (article published 1999-05-23) - Read more

SOLO COLLECTIVE
Two new books launched recently by a new publishing house. (article published 1999-05-13) - Read more

POETRY AFRICA ’99
Poetry rules OK! (article published 1999-05-11) - Read more

WRITERS' RENDEZVOUS
SA Writers' Rendezvous was launched in February 1999. Edited by Frances Roberts, it contains poetry information, magazine markets, writers' tips, interviews, competitions and Internet details. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

ZULU
Published last year by Struik, Zulu is a superbly-produced book written by Sue Derwent and consultant author Barry Leitch with magnificent photography by Roger and Pat de la Harpe. "It is far from easy to record a culture since no culture remains static for long," they say in the preface. But what they have produced is a highly respectful and in-depth look at a proud and fascinating people. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

MAMBA IS OUT!
"Mamba is compulsive!" So maintains Artworks Publishing responsible for Mamba which houses "a collection of thoughts, ideas, fantasies, fears, images, memories, and other - pulled in from the remotest parts of Durban, and beyond." Comprising 90 single pages, printed and plastic-ring-bound, Mamba - marginal culture with a lethal byte was launched last month and is the collaborative effort of 35 people, among them well-known artists and writers. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

WRITERS CIRCLE
The next meeting of the South African Writers' Circle take places on April 8 at 19h00 at the Alliance Française, 22 Sutton Crescent. Guest speaker will be South African author Siobhan O'Regain-Baker (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

PROMETHEUS UNBOUND
The Prometheus Unbound Poetry Circle takes place on April 30 at 19h00 at the BAT Centre. Entrance R5. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more


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