At what point do systems cease to work, and why do governments, institutions and society allow this state to exist? Adam Habib and Peter Hain discuss this timely topic with Martin Welz.
Hlumelo Biko (Re-imagine Africa), Peter Storey (I Beg to Differ) and Sue Nyathi offer a deep understanding of the human psyche and its ability to create visions of future hope and possibilities. Chaired by Georgina Guedes.
Tom Eaton looks corruption in its ugly face with Leon Schreiber and Ralph Mathekga.
To make it as a commercial writer, is it better to stick to type or mix it up? Pippa Hudson asks Lauri Kubuitsile and Craig Higginson.
When the world crashes down on you, what is it that breaks? Landa Mabenge and Desiree-Anne Martin (We don't talk about it. Ever) have both been through trials of fire, but what does that actually mean, and how did they come back? Amalia Rosenblum finds out.
Albie van Schalkwyk (piano) and Daniel Pinoit (cello) plays Beethoven's Cello Sonatas Nos. 3, 4 and 5. R100 through www.webtickets.co.za and at the door.
Apartheid officially ended in April 1994, but it still has an horrendous effect on human rights in South Africa. John Dugard and Harris Dousemetzis discuss the whys and the what-nows with Victor Dlamini.
What is a man? (Old School Hall): Landa Mabenge, Chike Frankie Edozien and Tony Peake discuss the essence of manhood and how the term is being redefined with Africa Melane.
Ray Ndlovu shares his informed insights into the current state - and future opportunities for - our most powerful neighbour, Zimbabwe, with Mike Wills.
Photographers Paul Choy and Heinrich van den Berg (Moods of Nature) tell richly detailed tales without words. They discuss their art with John Maytham.
Conservation biologist, journalist and co-author Kimon de Greef (Poacher: Confessions from the Abalone Underworld) reveals the dark underbelly of environmental theft with extraordinary compassion, in what promises to be a riveting conversation with Francoise Malby Anthony.
The United Nations declared 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages, but languages don't exist in isolation of each other. Could multilingualism be a path to turning young children into readers? Carolyn McKinney (Language and Power in Post-Colonial Schooling) and Babalwayashe Molate look at some exciting new approaches with Halala Winner! co-author Xolisa Guzula.
(Bordeaux House Gallery): There has been little interest in art produced by those beyond our borders. Democracy promised a more pan-african view. Are we able to appreciate art from countries from which we have been historically disconnected? Mary Corrigall of Corrigall & Co African Art Specialists, DRC artist Patrick Bongoy and Emma Bedford, of Aspire Art auction house discuss with Tamara LePine-Williams.
Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s explosive new book Gangster State interrogates the depths of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s alleged murky dealings – and the subsequent impact on the integrity of the ruling party. The obvious question is raised by Ralph Mathekga.
Climate change is destroying Earth as we know it. What can we do to change that? Duncan Brown explores how we can un-tame ourselves to stop the degradation of our home, with Lorraine Sithole.
Lerato Mogoathle, Erns Grundling and Sihle Khumalo share travel tales with the happy wanderer that is Darrel Bristow-Bovey.
Hermann Lategan (Opstokers, fopdossers en tweegat-jakkalse) talks language, culture, people and anything else South African that amuses, bemuses or infuriates, with Hagen Engler.
Good story, great writing, excellent research? What do reviewers and social commentators look for in a book, and are they always 100 percent honest in their assessments? Sue Grant-Marshall leads the conversation with Gail Schimmel and Fiona Snyckers.
Sue Nyathi and Rutendo Tavengerwei share their insights into the wealth of new, creative and often insightful fiction writers and writing emerging from Zimbabwe. Chaired by Ekow Duker.
John Maytham talks to historical writer Graham Viney (The Last Hurrah, - South Africa and the Royal Tour 1947) about the fascinating and detailed story of a pivotal moment in South African history