Book Review Archives

Whitey: The Rise and Rule of the Shoprite King

Niel Joubert, Whitey: The Rise and Rule of the Shoprite King (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2022) WE have three supermarkets…

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Zondo at your Fingertips

Paul Holden, Zondo at your Fingertips (Johannesburg: Jacana, 2023) STATE capture amounted to treason: not only did it involve…

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Standing up for Science: A Voice of Reason

Salim S. Abdool Karim, Standing up for Science: A Voice of Reason: South Africa’s Chief Covid-19 Adviser at…

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In the Name of the People: How Populism is Rewiring the World

Tendai Biti et al. In the Name of the People: How Populism is Rewiring the World (Johannesburg: Picador Africa,…

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How to Steal a Gold Mine: The Aurora Story

Dianne Hawker, How to Steal a Gold Mine: The Aurora Story (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2023) LIQUIDATION of mines is…

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The John and Ntombi Story: A Memoir of Their Love and Times

John Carneson, The John and Ntombi Story: A Memoir of Their Love and Times (Johannesburg: Grasped Image, 2022) AT…

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Cleaner’s Boy: A Resistance Road to a Liberated Life

Patric Tariq Mellet, Cleaner’s Boy: A Resistance Road to a Liberated Life (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2022) BORN…

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The Guerrilla and the Journalist

Fred Bridgland, The Guerrilla and the Journalist: Exploring the Murderous Legacy of Jonas Savimbi (Johannesburg: Delta, 2022) THE Portuguese…

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Abyss: The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

Max Hastings, Abyss: The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 (London: William Collins, 2022) IT is generally agreed that the Cuban…

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Koos Bekker’s Billions

T.J. Strydom, Koos Bekker’s Billions (Cape Town: Penguin, 2022) JUDGING by the number of published titles, the reading public…

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