BITM – Nelson Mandela – Dare Not Linger

Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa | Dare Not Linger | Pan Macmillan 9781509809592 | £25 | 19 October The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela’s memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel…

English – The English language in South Africa

    Article Author: Peter Ball  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – 12:43  We South Africans live in a polyglot society, which under our Constitution, has 11 official languages that “must enjoy parity of esteem and must be treated equitably”. Mother tongues range from Afrikaans to IsiZulu, from isiXhosa to Setswana, however to stop us being…

Roving Report – Inflation in South Africa 1

Acknowledgements : Business Day Producer inflation accelerates at highest pace in more than a year PRODUCER inflation accelerated to its highest level in more than a year to 8.1% in February compared with a year ago, from 7.6% year on year in January, Statistics SA data showed on Thursday. The strong rise in producer inflation…

Wine – Wine pages revised and updated

  The Wine pages on Books Etc South Africa have been revised and there are now separate pages for South African red wines South African white wines South African dessert wines Wines of the World The wines listed are those that I have tasted and most of which I have enjoyed. Only a few are not to…