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21 January 2018 18:27 (South Africa)
Life, etc

In photos: The wretched Pistorius circus

  • Greg Nicolson
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    Greg Nicolson

    Nicolson left his hometown of Melbourne to move to Johannesburg, beset by fears Australia was going to the dogs. With a camera and a Mac in his bag, he ventures out to cover power and politics, the lives of those included and those excluded. He can be found at the tavern, searching for a good story or drowning a bad one.

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Photos: Suzy Bernstein

Theatre Review: Another One’s Bread – comedy packed with social commentary and political barbs

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Keorapetse “Bra Willie” Kgositsile (YouTube screengrab)

'Bra Willie' eulogy: We will miss his epic poetry, baobab-wit and sage advice to leaders

By Parks Tau
Photo: A placard with the hashtag MeToo (#MeToo) stands on a desk during a debate to discuss preventive measures against sexual harassment and abuse in the EU at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 25 October 2017. EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER

Op-Ed: Breaking the Silence - Male Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Main photo: One of the posts by the fourth First Lady, Madam Thobeka Madiba-Zuma.

The Merry Wives of Nkandla: We know what they did this summer

By Marianne Thamm

AmaBookaBooka: Exchanging Cross Words With My Nemesis

By Amabookabooka

AmaBookaBooka goes book in time with Imraan Coovadia

By Jonathan Ancer
Photo: Cinderella on Ice runs at Montecasino’s Teatro until 6 January then moves to Cape Town’s Artscape from 10-28 January Photo: Supplied

Theatre Review: Cinderella on Ice – the magic of theatre meets the graciousness of ice

By Lesley Stones
Photo: A general view of Mount Gunung Agung volcano spewing hot volcanic ash seen from Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, 01 December 2017.  EPA-EFE/MADE NAGI

Gunung Agung: When a great volcano spews molten anger

By J Brooks Spector

Book Extract: Thabo Makgoba recalls the pain at losing Madiba in ‘Faith & Courage’

By Thabo Makgoba
Photo: Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca.

Still looking at you, Kid: 75 years later, Casablanca is still loved and cherished

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Sons of US President Donald J. Trump; Donald Trump Jr. (L) and Eric Trump (R), attend the announcement of Neil Gorsuch, federal judge serving on the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals, as President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 31 January 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Trophy Hunting: US pro-hunting lobby moves to legitimise the ‘sport’ of a wealthy elite

By Don Pinnock
Main photo: Jobseekers being processed en masse for employment on the Witwatersrand mines. Seen through Cole’s lens the image eerily brings to mind the gas chambers of Nazi Germany. The theme is one included in the House of Bondage. All Photos by Ernest Cole, Courtesy of the Ernest Cole Family Trust.

Photographer Ernest Cole: Of bondage and freedom – Discovery of trove of negatives a game changer


AmaBookabooka: ‘As By Fire’ generates heat (A Podcast)

By Amabookabooka
Photo: The premiere night of the Faces and Phases 11 Exhibition at the Market Theatre Photo Workshop on 17 November 2017. Photo: Sipho Gongxeka

A Celebration of Queerness: Zanele Muholi receives a French knighthood

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photo: Sandra Prinsloo performs in Moedertaal.

Theatre Review: ‘Moedertaal’ delivers a compelling, evocative narrative

By Siobhan Cassidy

AmaBookaBooka: A book about the unspeakable, the unthinkable, and the unimaginable (A Podcast)

By Amabookabooka
Photo: Mark Tatham (Jiminy Cricket), Kanyi Nokwe (Pinocchio) & Ilse Klink (Bella Blues Fairy). Photo: Supplied

Theatre Review: Pinocchio – a feast of spectacle over substance

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Thembisa Mdoda performs in The Children’s Monologues at the Market Theatre on Monday. Photo: Supplied

Theatre: The Children’s Monologues – telling South African stories through the mouths of babes

By Nkateko Mabasa

AmaBookaBooka: A Trail-Blazing Book

By Amabookabooka
Photo: The Suitcase stars Siyabonga Thwala and Masasa Mbangeni. Photo: Iris Dawn Parker

Theatre Review: Chance in the form of a suitcase

By Nkateko Mabasa

AmaBookaBooka: Jennifer, Queen of the Free State (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka
Photo: Alan Committie has a new one-man show, Laughing Matters.

Theatre Review: Laughing Matters in this lunatic asylym that is 2017

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Cecil the Lion in 2010. Photo: Flickr

Op-Ed: Did Oxford University researchers sanction hunting of Cecil the lion and his son, Xanda?

By Don Pinnock
Photo: Lesley Smailes

AmaBookaBooka: My Life With The Raincoat People (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka

Book Extract: The Presidency and the Constitution, from Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa’s Dare Not Linger

By Mandla Langa

Book extract: Being blasted by the Mistral during a kayak (mis)adventure

By Terry Bell

AmaBookaBooka: Author’s ‘apocalyptic’ novel delivers incredible (yet perfectly credible) plot

By Amabookabooka
Photos by Christiaan Kotze

Theatre Review: Evita sprawls across the stage, with relevance to our own plight

By Lesley Stones
Photos: Suzy Bernstein.

Theatre Review: The Man Jesus – a cleverly constructed whodunnit

By Lesley Stones