Perhaps the most intriguing thing about SA’s most expensive land claim is that it should have never gone ahead at all.
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Lessons from a Nobel Laureate: the late Nadine Gordimer on South Africa’s turmoil
A chat with the late Nadine Gordimer in which she discussed her last novel, banned books and her life’s big regret.
Martin Meredith on Africa’s tumultous history and staggering wealth
An interview with historian and journalist Martin Meredith whose book, The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour is a sweeping, magisterial and eloquently detailed account of the continent’s history.
On the campaign trail with Mmusi Maimane
In the run-up to South Africa’s 2014 general elections, I joined Mmusi Maimane — then the Democratic Alliance’s Gauteng premier candidate — for a morning on the campaign trail. Five years later it still offers clues about the head of the official opposition.
Tanzania’s descent into despotism
John Magufuli came to power in Tanzania amid much fanfare. He’s done much in the way of reform — but the slow creep towards autocracy is concerning.
Katse Dam’s deep flood of suffering
While Phase 1 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project delivers “white gold” to Gauteng, the lives of residents in the area have been diminished
Paul Theroux Reaches the End of the Road
The renowned travel writer explains why he gave up on an African adventure.