Monthly Archives: December 2012

Hayibo: End of an era

South Africa’s longest-running website dedicated to satirical news,, shut down shop two Fridays ago after almost five years of existence as “the second best source of made-up news after the SABC”. REBECCA DAVIS, who was one of their writers, takes a nostalgic look back

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The persisting question of J.M. Coetzee

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The soft underbelly of a savage South Africa

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The art scene cocktail round: Anyone bored yet?

We like to think that arts development is somehow immune to the logic of business, but Andrew Miller insists that a bigger focus on business development and digital literacy is essential if we want to sustain arts projects.

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Remembering Jakes Gerwel

In the death of Jakes Gerwel, South Africa has lost a man who played a critical role both in transforming an Apartheid-era university and steering the direction of the democratic South Africa. Rebecca Davis spoke to some of those who knew him.

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