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Guest Blog: My Experience As A ‘Spirit Writer’, Or Outsourcing The Muse

Morwenna Holman is a ‘spirit writer’, which means her novels are dictated to her by spirits, “communing with the departed to write stories of their lives which are lost in the mists of time.” Her first novel, Westerdale, was published in 2013, a story she ...

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Soweto Theatre Expenditure: Steven Sack Responds

Former City of Joburg official Steven Sack was concerned about what he perceived to be inaccuracies in the story below (italics), which appeared recently in The Times. He has submitted his response for consideration (below the original story).   Ninety percent of a R5-million budget ...

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Excerpt From Burning By Joan De La Haye, Or Witch Way To Pretoria?

Marcie Grove is a lonely witch. After a full moon ritual she decides to do something about the abysmal state of her love life. Making use of a powerful spell to cure her sad state of affairs, she puts her own life, as ...

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Guest Blog: John Connors Is Doing It For The Kids, Possibly, Or Not

It’s often said that no two people are the same, yet all we seem to do is categorise ourselves in various aspects of life. So when it comes to books – and particularly self publishing – this process is something authors face. The question ...

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The Fault In Their Stars, Or Reality Relived

Constellations / The Studio, Pieter Torien’s Montecasino Theatre It takes two to tango. In any relationship, there are a string of decisions made by each partner which influence the decisions made by the other partner and, ultimately, the direction the partnership takes and where ...

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Guest Blog: My Experience As A ‘Spirit Writer’, Or Outsourcing The Muse0

Guest Blog: My Experience As A ‘Spirit Writer’, Or Outsourcing The Muse

Morwenna Holman is a ‘spirit writer’, which means her novels are dictated to her by spirits, “communing with the departed to write stories of their lives which are lost in the mists of time.” Her first novel, ...

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Soweto Theatre Expenditure: Steven Sack Responds0

Soweto Theatre Expenditure: Steven Sack Responds

Former City of Joburg official Steven Sack was concerned about what he perceived to be inaccuracies in the story below (italics), which appeared recently in The Times. He has submitted his response for consideration (below the ...

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Excerpt From Burning By Joan De La Haye, Or Witch Way To Pretoria?0

Excerpt From Burning By Joan De La Haye, Or Witch Way To Pretoria?

Marcie Grove is a lonely witch. After a full moon ritual she decides to do something about the abysmal state of her love life. Making use of a powerful spell to cure her sad state of ...

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Home Is Where The Five-Star Is0

Home Is Where The Five-Star Is

Ah, luxury. It’s always pretty special when you open the door to a lavish hotel suite and are greeted for the first time by a fresh, pristine layout, furnished with the very latest in plush carpets and ...

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Cultural Comeback, Or Say Hello To Auntie0

Cultural Comeback, Or Say Hello To Auntie

The iconic Tan’ Malie Se Winkel, just west of the Arc de Triomphed Hartbeespoort Dam wall, went through a long, sad patch when it felt like the authenticity that made the place an appealing tourist attraction ...

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Why Do Children Need Theatre?0

Why Do Children Need Theatre?

* Theatre provides a very direct experience of empathy, a key building block in developing social skills. * Through simultaneous engagement of multiple senses and modes of meaning,

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15 Years On: Secular Versus Spiritual, Or Reasons To Get Delirious?1

15 Years On: Secular Versus Spiritual, Or Reasons To Get Delirious?

What is Christian music? How is it different from music made by Christians? Is it different from church music?  And why is it usually quite

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