COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: The assault that humbled the British Empire

Was the defeat of the British troops at Majuba the result of a mistaken belief that the Boers’ military power was weak?

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: When cars were the latest thing

The first SA motorists had to import their own petrol, and some drivers were able to choose vehicles that could easily be fixed by the village blacksmith

Novelist Jennifer Egan does it again

Prizewinner’s latest work is a must-read

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: Hillbrow more a way of life than a place

A detailed history of Hillbrow, its people and its bohemian lifestyle

BOOKS: Celebrating SA’s bright sparks

A great book that looks at every SA innovation and inventions

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: Light Horse Cavalcade - decades in the line of fire

The battles fought by the Light Horse Cavalcade ranged from conflict in SA at the start of the Anglo-Boer War to clashes in North Africa and surroundings ...

BOOKS: Mandela: The Sequel

A history authorised by the ANC

BOOK REVIEW: Singers’ mothers spill the beans

From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars by Virginia Hanlon Grohl

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: The failed rebellion that paved the way for the Anglo-Boer War

The leader of the Jameson raid on Johannesburg went ahead even though he was warned that there would be no support for his invading force when it arrived

BOOKS: Mandla Langa completes Madiba’s work

The sequel to Long Walk to Freedom was based on Mandela’s draft and notes, and a wealth of previously unseen archive material

BOOKS: Winston Churchill and Jan Smuts: The Friendship

The friendship lasted for 50 years, including through two world wars, and overcoming a rocky start, when the two men found themselves on opposite sides of the ...

BOOKS: Swords and sandals

Eagles of the Empire: Invictus by Simon Scarrow

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: Boyhood among ox wagons, ruins and ancient gold workings

SA poet and satirist Roy Campbell reminisces about the extended holidays he spent with relatives in former Rhodesia in the early 20th century