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Prof Jansen’s ‘As By Fire’ generates Heat

What are the real roots of the student protests of 2015 and 2016? Is it actually about fees? Why did so many protests turn violent? Where is the government while the buildings burn, and do the students know how to … Continue reading

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The super spy you love to hate

What a thoughtful review of Spy by Robyn Sassen! My View YOU WILL BE hard-pressed to pause in Jonathan Ancer’s critical biography of one of apartheid’s most notorious spies, Craig Williamson, once you start reading. From the start, this book … Continue reading

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A book about the unspeakable, the unthinkable, and the unimaginable

Sue Brown’s memoir The Twinkling of an Eye tells the story of a small boy with a giant heart. By JONATHAN ANCER. Continue reading

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The gift of hope …

  Six months ago today we were in the isolation ward at Groote Schuur Hospital where we watched as stem cells from an anonymous donor were infused into our eight-year-old daughter, Rachel. We wore scrubs and masks as the doctor … Continue reading

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Review of Spy by Breakaway Reviewers

Spy – Uncovering Craig Williamson by Jonathan Ancer 5 stars South Africa’s infamous “Super Spy” When Jonathan Ancer was a studying journalism at Rhodes University, he was asked to write an article (to be published) about what he saw as … Continue reading

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A  review of Spy by Charles Leonard in Die Burger

Die heldeontvangs van ’n ‘superspioen’ Deur Charles Leonard 15 Mei 2017 10:21 Spy: Uncovering Craig Wil­liamson Jonathan Ancer JACANA, R260 In 1967 toe Craig Williamson, wat in die 1980’s beroemd of berug (afhangend van jou politiek) geword het as Suid-Afrika … Continue reading

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Business Day BOOK REVIEW: Spy: Uncovering Craig Williamson

LIFE / BOOKS Author Jonathan Ancer’s novel digs up bones left by one of apartheid’s most deadly spies 23 MAY 2017 – 05:11 SUE GRANT-MARSHALL Digging deep: Jonathan Ancer, right, spent 15 years working on Spy. Picture: SUPPLIED SPY: UNCOVERING … Continue reading

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