The Enyobeni tavern tragedy reveals a perfect storm of social failures across our entire social landscape. What is now emerging is that a generator operated indoors may have been responsible for poisoning the 21 children who died in this latest South Africa horror. Diesel generators, of course, are symptomatic of […]
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We released this one earlier this year. Co-produced with Bevan Visser at Jam Studio and mastered by Joburg superproducer Matthew Fink.
The Trustees is my most recent novel, and the one I’m most proud of. The blurb says on the back here… “The Trustees is Hagen Engler’s fourth novel. Set after the era of illusory certainty, it charts the journey of a group of neighbours thrust together into a community of […]
Cas Coovadia is MD of the Banking Association South Africa BASA. Here he speaks to Nicholas Claude for the podcast Voices From SA about the SA political and social situation, Banking as a force for change, sustainability as well as his life as an activist. Click the image, or click […]
Over the the last *gasp* couple of decades, I’ve operated as a writer, poet, singer and spoken-word performer and assembled a decent body of work. I’d like to present a selection of it when I return to my coastal stronghold of Port Elizabeth later this month. It will be […]
This is the unique folk-jazz-rock duo Zambuck 2, aka Joe van der Linden and Tim Hopwood, opening festivities at this week’s book launch for the novel In The Maid’s Room in Port Elizabeth. After this, there was an MC in drag, spoken-word free jazz, much wine, many book sales and […]
My latest book project is 415 Action-Packed Neighbourhood Marketing Tips, where I was a ghost writer for South African marketing legend Basil O’Hagan. You will know Basil as the man behind the O’Hagan’s Pub & Grill chain, as well as the Brazen Head chain of Irish restaurants. Both of those esteemed franchises […]
… in the style of 50 Shades of Grey. We’ll allow it.
This is an excerpt from my book Marrying Black Girls For Guys Who Aren’t Black (2013). It is my contention that we are all racists, here in South Africa. It is the national pastime. And it is worth understanding that you can certainly be a racist without realising it. While explicitly not wanting […]
Okay, this is more like it. At last year’s Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards we had no idea what the fuck was going on. That was fine, since the CCAs are an awards show by comics for comics. And we’re not comedians. But after the third or fourth segment whistled over […]