Adult programme 2024

The Exclusive Books store will be housed in Joel Hall this year

LANGE HALL
LANGE HALL
LANGE HALL
The personal is political
09:30 - 10:30<br>Click for more information

09:30 - 10:30
Jonathan Ancer (Bullsh!t: 50 Fibs That Made South Africa ) delves into the overlap between private life and the wider political landscape with Marion Sparg (Guilty and Proud) and Khulu Radebe (Comrade King).

A marathon not a sprint
11:00 - 12:00<br>Click for more information

11:00 - 12:00
David O’Sullivan (Rassie) asks Olympic athlete Caster Semenya (The Race to Be Myself) and veteran athletics commentator Ian Laxton (The Final Lap) what it takes to stay on track in sports, writing and life.

When the dead speak
12:30 - 13:30<br>Click for more information

12:30 - 13:30
Sunday Times Books online editor Mila De Villiers chats to forensic experts Ryan Blumenthal (Risking Life for Death) and Hestelle van Staden (Blood Has a Voice) about what it is like to see dead people.

The nation in a state. What can we do about it?
14:30 - 15:30<br>Click for more information

14:30 - 15:30
Bongani Luthuli (The Struggle for Visibility) chairs a kgotla featuring Greg Mills (Rich State, Poor State) and Bronwyn Williams (Rescuing Our Republic), to discuss where we are as South Africans – and where we might be going.

Human predators and their prey
16:00 - 17:00<br>Click for more information

16:00 - 17:00
Police reservist Andrew Brown (The Bitterness of Olives) guides Daniel Steyn (The Thabo Bester Story), Naledi Shange (Killer Cop - The Rosemary Ndlovu Story), Karl Kemp (Why We Kill: Mob Justice and the New Vigilantism in South Africa) and Nechama Brodie (Domestic Terror) into the minds of murderers both famous and anonymous.

MACKENZIE 1
MACKENZIE 1
MACKENZIE 1
Not a racial slur (louder for our American cousins at the back)
09:30 - 10:30<br>Click for more information

09:30 - 10:30
Sunday Timesbooks editor Jennifer Platt adds light and shade to a long-running South African question with Lynsey Ebony Chuteland Tessa Dooms (Coloured: How Classification Became Culture) and Nadia Kamies (Off Centre and Out of Focus: Growing up 'Coloured' in South Africa).

How to deal with bullies and raise resilient children
11:00 - 12:00<br>Click for more information

11:00 - 12:00
Tarryn McLaren (Head: Kingsmead Junior School) takes notes as she chats to Marion Scher (Big Bully) and Naomi Holdt (Bounce: How to Raise Resilient Kids and Teens) about the challenges they face at school and elsewhere.

The body keeps score: tales from under the skin
12:30 - 13:30<br>Click for more information

12:30 - 13:30
Karina Szczurek (Hair: Weaving & Unpicking Stories of Identity) asks Kim Ballantine (Hot Tea and Apricots: A Memoir of Loss and Hope) if it’s smart to trust your gut.

The now is female
14:30 - 15:30<br>Click for more information

14:30 - 15:30
Lorraine Sithole (Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu) chats to Shafinaaz Hassim (Darlings of Durban), Jo Watson (Love at First Flight), Busisekile Khumalo (Sunshine and Shadows) and Zibu Sithole (The Thing with Zola and I Do … Don't I?) about creating new work for women, by women.

The winning kant
16:00 - 17:00<br>Click for more information

16:00 - 17:00
Dylan Rogers (Hot 102.7 sport presenter) celebrates the glory of large men, funny-shaped balls and defending the Rugby World Cup with Hendrik Hanke (Onkant! - 'n Rugbyliefdesverhaal), Lloyd Burnard (Insights into the Rugby World Cup) and David O’Sullivan (Rassie).

MACKENZIE 2
MACKENZIE 2
MACKENZIE 2
Short and spicy: “A short story is a love affair; a novel is a marriage”
09:30 - 10:30<br>Click for more information

09:30 - 10:30
Dawn Garisch (What Remains) confirms, with Diane Awerbuck (Inside Your Body There Are Flowers), Frankie Murrey (Everyone Dies: A Series), Alex Latimer (Love Stories for Ghosts), and Barbara Ludman (Moving On), that brevity is the soul of wit. And drama. And romance.

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The SA Situation
11:00 - 12:00<br>Click for more information

11:00 - 12:00
Nerine Kahn (Kingsmead College Chair of Council) unpacks the challenges of our complex country with Dr Vishwas Satgar (A Love Letter to the Many), Oscar van Heerden (Is the Party Over?) and Prof Letlhokwa Mpedi (From the Baobab to the Mosquito).

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30 years into democracy – SA’s midlife crisis
12:30 - 13:30<br>Click for more information

12:30 - 13:30
Mandy Wiener sees if Hilary Joffe (Tipping Point: Turmoil or Transformation), (Busani Ngcaweni (Liberation Diaries II - Reflections on 30 Years of Liberation), Oyama Mabandla (Soul of a Nation) and Phumlani Majozi (Lessons from Past Heroes) can explain what’s gone wrong – or right – with South Africa 2.0.

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“Write drunk, edit sober.” The importance of the sh*tty first draft
14:30 - 15:30<br>Click for more information

14:30 - 15:30
Shubnum Kahn (The Lost Love of Akbar Manzil), in discussion with Farai Mudzingwa (Avenues by Train), Sven Axelrad (God's Pocket) and Joseph Howse (Girl in the Water), considers the interpretation of the literary voice.

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Life and death
16:00 - 17:00<br>Click for more information

16:00 - 17:00
Sewela Langeni (Making Friends with Feelings) explores the trials of the liberation struggle with Barry Gilder (At Fire Hour) and Barbara Boswell (The Comrade's Wife)

MACKENZIE 3
MACKENZIE 3
MACKENZIE 3
Mightier than the sword. The power of words to change the world
09:30 - 10:30<br>Click for more information

09:30 - 10:30
Fiona Snyckers (The Hidden) asks Owen Salmon (A Weakness to Die For) and Andrew Brown (The Bitterness of Olives) to unpack the male gaze in storytelling.

This land is all our land
11:00 - 12:00<br>Click for more information

12:30 - 13:30
Greg Mills (Rich State, Poor State) navigates a tricky issue with Lebogang Seale (One Hundred Years of Dispossession: My Family's Quest to Reclaim Our Land) and Wandile Sihlobo (A Country of Two Agricultures) whose slice of which soil belongs to whom?

Her-story or his-story?
12:30 - 13:30<br>Click for more information

11:00 - 12:00
Gail Schimmel (Little Secrets) delves into the past through a novelist’s filter with Penny Haw (Woman at the Wheel), Pip Williams (The Dictionary of Lost Words) and Justin Fox (The Wolf Hunt).

The lekker is the profound
14:30 - 15:30<br>Click for more information

14:30 - 15:30
Arts writer Bruce Dennill (pARTicipate/www.brucedennill
.co.za) looks at both the deep – Justin Fox (Place) – and the fun – Jonathan Ancer (Bullsh!t: 50 Fibs that Made South Africa) and Katlego Thulare (Jou Ma Se Boek).

The mother wound
16:00 - 17:00<br>Click for more information

16:00 - 17:00
Colleen Higgs (My Mother, My Madness) talks about parent-related pain with Moshitadi Lehlomela (The Girl Who Survived Her Mother), Lisa Lazarus (Flight of the Dancer) and Nozibele Mayaba (Positively Me - Daring to Live and Love Beyond HIV).

THEATRE
THEATRE
THEATRE
Doing the hustle
09:30 - 10:30<br>Click for more information

09:30 - 10:30
Bronwyn Williams (Rescuing Our Republic) dives into getting business done with Catherine Black (Small Business – Big Plans), Fred Roed (Heavy Chef: Side Hustles and Start-Ups) and Costa Ayiotis (My Big Fat Greek Taverna).

Manage Your Online Presence as you would Your Wealth
11:00 - 12:00<br>Click for more information

11:00 - 12:00
In today’s interconnected digital landscape, wealth invites attention. Ron Derby and Emma Sadleir talk us through the do’s and don’ts of social media, and why managing your digital footprint is important to preserve your wealth and family legacy.

The Road to Generational Wealth: Understanding Your Money Personality
12:30 - 13:30<br>Click for more information

12:30 - 13:30
As families prepare for the phenomenon that is the Great Wealth Transfer, it is important to understand how intergenerational attitudes towards money can influence financial decision-making. Don’t miss our panel discussion, where we examine the links between emotional intelligence and financial behaviour.

The Symphony of Estate Planning
14:30 - 15:30<br>Click for more information

14:30 - 15:30
In matters of estate planning, inaction is an action. Join Nokuzola Cossie as she provides an in-depth view of the importance of intentional intergenerational planning as the foundation for securing lasting legacies.

Ask not what AI can do to me
16:00 - 17:00<br>Click for more information

16:00 - 17:00
Shafinaaz Hassim asks not what AI can do to you, but what it can do for you, with expert Arthur Goldstuck (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AI).

MUSIC CENTRE
MUSIC CENTRE
MUSIC CENTRE
Dancing while everyone’s watching
09:30 - 10:30<br>Click for more information

09:30 - 10:30
Craig Higginson (The Ghost of Sam Webster) explores the meaning and magic of movement with Gregory Maqoma (My Life, My Dance, My Soul: The Story of Gregory Maqoma).

Based on a true story
11:00 - 12:00<br>Click for more information

11:00 - 12:00
Playwright Bruce Dennill (Actress) looks at where fact and fiction and the personal and the past mix together in the work of Darrel Bristow-Bovey (Finding Endurance) and Megan Choritz (Lost Property).

“A textually transmitted disease.” Why do we write?
12:30 - 13:30<br>Click for more information

12:30 - 13:30
Georgina Geddes asks Alistair Mackay (The Child), Craig Higginson (The Ghost of Sam Webster), Shubnum Khan (The Lost Love of Akbar Manzil) and Amy Heydenrych (Bad Luck Penny) what it is that makes stories ‘literary’.

No place to call home
14:30 - 15:30<br>Click for more information

14:30 - 15:30
Karina Szczurek (editor of Fluid: The Reason To Be) talks to Kobby Ben Ben (No One Dies Yet), Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu (Lucky Girl) and Buntu Siwisa (Paperless) about how it feels to be foreign.

One person’s utopia is another person’s dystopia
16:00 - 17:00<br>Click for more information

16:00 - 17:00
Alex Latimer (Love Stories for Ghosts) discovers if the future is fantastic or frightening with Mandla Moyo (The Fallen Angel), Sarah M Naidoo (A Remedy for Death), Alistair Mackay (The Child) and Babette Gallard (Future Imperfect).

CHAPEL
CHAPEL
CHAPEL
Navigating Johannesburg: A city in crisis
09:30 - 10:30<br>Click for more information

09:30 - 10:30
Barbara Adair (In the Shadows of the Springs I Saw) takes a guided tour of a beloved but bruised metropolis with Ivan Vladislavic (The Near North).

When Love Kills
11:00 - 12:00<br>Click for more information

11:00 - 12:00
Naledi Shange engages Melinda Ferguson (When Love Kills: The Tragic Tale of AKA and Anele) on the profoundly concerning topic of gender-based violence.

Beyond the Garden of Eden
12:30 - 13:30<br>Click for more information

12:30 - 13:30
Diane Awerbuck (Inside Your Body There Are Flowers) answers the call of nature with Adam Welz (The End of Eden), and Nick Norman (The Woodpecker Mystery: The Inevitability of the Improbable).

Church or cult? Preaching the gospel of prosperity
14:30 - 15:30<br>Click for more information

14:30 - 15:30
Joanne Joseph (Children of Sugarcane) doesn’t know what to believe: Pontsho Pilane (Power and Faith) and Dr Sam Human (Maria's Keepers) set her straight.

It’s okay to cry: paediatric perspectives
16:00 - 17:00<br>Click for more information

16:00 - 17:00
Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele (The Cheeky Natives podcast) asks Alastair McAlpine (Prescription: Ice Cream) and Chantal MacKenzie (Bulletproof) if the kids are alright.

MORNINGTON
MORNINGTON
MORNINGTON
Through the bars
09:30 - 10:30<br>Click for more information

09:30 - 10:30
Melinda Ferguson (When Love Kills: The Tragic Tale of AKA and Anele) talks to Nikki Munitz (Fraud: How Prison Set Me Free) about how punishment can have benefits.

Words as weapons
11:00 - 12:00<br>Click for more information

11:00 - 12:00
S’fundo Sosibo looks at LGBTQIA+ in literature with Wisani Mushwana (A Soft Landing), Sthandiwe Langa (Unlabelled) and Kobby Ben Ben (No One Dies Yet).

The stories of our lives
12:30 - 13:30<br>Click for more information

12:30 - 13:30
Kate Sidley (Katie Gayle – Julia Bird Mysteries) asks Saaleha Bhamjee (Home Scar), Anna Stroud (Who Looks Inside) and Janine Jellars (When the Filter Fades) what it takes to really own your writing space as a woman.

Tales of murder and mayhem
14:30 - 15:30<br>Click for more information

14:30 - 15:30
Amy Heydenrych (Chasing Marian) sees if she can find a reason why the characters created by Ashling McCarthy (Down at Jika Jika Tavern), Marina Auer (Double Edged), Femi Kayode (Gaslight) and Natalie Conyer (Present Tense) need to worry about their welfare.

No spoilers! Crafting twists in contemporary crime fiction
16:00 - 17:00<br>Click for more information

16:00 - 17:00
Gail Schimmel (The Finish Line) prods Angela Makhlowa (The Reed Dance Stalker: A Novel) and Fiona Snyckers (The Hidden) to see if they’ll reveal how to keep secrets from their readers.

CULINARY CORNER
CULINARY CORNER
CULINARY CORNER
Mother City cooking
09:30 - 10:30<br>Click for more information

09:30 - 10:30
Teresa Ulyate (Cupcakes and Couscous) shares kitchen tales from Cape Town with Tamara Le Pine-Williams.

Spice of life
11:00 - 12:00<br>Click for more information

11:00 - 12:00
Aiden Pienaar (Mexico in Mzansi) shows Hot 102.7’s Tara Penny how to add a South African spin to popular Mexican dishes.

Comely cuisine
12:30 - 13:30<br>Click for more information

12:30 - 13:30
Chef, recipe developer and photographer Di Bibby (Bibby’s More Good Food) shares the importance of making food look as good as it tastes with Hilary Biller (Food editor: Sunday Times).

Have you eaten yet?
14:30 - 15:30<br>Click for more information

14:30 - 15:30
Zanele van Zyl (Senidlile Kodwa?) explains food as a love language with Kate Sidley (The Agony Chef).

Food from fiction
16:00 - 17:00<br>Click for more information

16:00 - 17:00
Sally Andrew (Recipes to Die Live By: A Tannie Maria Cookbook) filters her culinary creativity through her character for Saaleha Bhamjee (Owner of Upcycled Cafe).