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Have you built up your precious metal reserves in advance of The End of the World as We Know It? Louis Roux reflects on the meaning of this custom in his latest blog.

Imraan Coovadia’s fifth novel, Tales of the Metric System, confirms his status as a leading South African¬†writer, showing that he can traverse topographies of class, race and¬†gender in a way few other local writers can, writes Leon de Kock.

Chantelle Gray van Heerden interviews Barry Bateman and Mandy Wiener.

In October’s Poetry Project we ponder the meaning of heritage in South Africa.

If the UCT final-year directing productions are anything to go by, the coming years are going to be a good time for theatre, writes Steyn du Toit.

In his latest instalment of Nihil Moralia, Louis Roux, by way of South Park, incites readers to help stamp out exploitative capitalists.

Our November poetry project calls for poems about teachers. Send your poem to slip.stellenbosch@gmail.com before or on 24 November

In an evocative report, Khanyisile Mbongwa sketches her impressions of the new oratorio and sequel to ‘Insurrections’, featured at the 18th Poetry Africa Cape Town.

Tembi Charles meets James Matthews, read about it here.

Reviewing Rachel’s Blue, Eckard Smuts admires Zakes Mda’s ability to delight in his characters even as he explores the harrowing issue of fighting your rapist’s family for parenting rights.

Read Angelo’s Fick’s new blog on right of admission here.

Read Steyn du Toit’s review of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ here.

Kayamandi poet, Bongo Khwelo Flepu takes inspiration for his poetry from the ghetto. Check out our experiment in translation from performance to print of his poem “i’m inspired”.

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