Book Review: ‘Prison Love’ by Tshidi Monkoe
Video / June 13, 2021

Self Published author, Tshidi Monkoe, pours her heart out in a book she titled Prison Love. In this book, Tshidi gives the reader a detailed account of her tumultuous journey of what transpired when she fell in love with a man who was incarcerated. And to tell us more about this book that she says she wrote to squash the misconceptions society has about women who get into such relationships, Tshidi joins us now on Zoom. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | Robert – “A Queer & Crooked Memoir For The Not So Straight or Narrow”
Video / June 6, 2021

As the globe is currently acknowledging June as Pride Month, lets now put the spotlight on a recent book to hit the shelves. Titled “Robert – A Queer & Crooked Memoir for the not so Straight or Narrow” is an honest account of Robert Hamblin’s childhood, family, as well as his continuous struggles with his sexuality and identity. Robert speaks to Simphiwe Ncongwane to shed more light on his life story and how he’s confronting and healing from gender confines and racism, as he shares it in this offering. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | South African Culinary Heritage by Eunice Rakhale-Molefe
Video / May 24, 2021

Eunice Rakhale-Molefe is a Former Restaurateur, Publisher, and Author of a book titled South African Culinary Heritage: A Table Of Culinary Heritage and Sincere Conversations. Described as a guide that should be included in any tourist’s travel pack, this book offers various chapters that are meant to celebrate and acknowledge the country’s national culinary and cultural heritage. And to take us through some of the history and facts shared in this offering, it’s author Eunice Rakhale-Molefe joins us now on Zoom. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review: ‘Give Us More Guns: How South Africa’s gangs were armed’ by Mark Shaw
Video / May 16, 2021

Criminologist and Director of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime Mark Shaw have recently released his latest book titled Give Us More Guns: How South Africa’s gangs were armed. The book details his study that closely follows the case of Colonel Christiaan Prinsloo where this particular senior police officer and gun expert sold guns to gang lords from the year 2007 and how he was sentenced to 20 years in jail in 2016. And to tell us more about this offering, Mark Shaw joins us now on Zoom. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | Mind Your Own Business by Nevi Letcher
Video / May 16, 2021

Nevi Letcher’s Mind Your Own Business: Ultimate Business Handbook Perfect For Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Business Owners · By Nevi Letcher, is the book we are reviewing this morning. In this book, Nevi shares her first-hand experiences and insights into how she manages to continue to run a successful business amid all the chaos of being an entrepreneur. Well, she joins us this morning to take us through the 12 lessons that helped her to implement strategies that saw her business grow further. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | He Saw The Storm by Thembi Ntahane KaMahlangu
Video / May 9, 2021

Thembi Ntahane KaMahlangu, is a teacher, writer, poet, and motivational speaker who’s recently added published author and poet to this list. Thembi’s debut novel He Saw The Storm follows the story of Nomgqibelo Cazi who shortly after the death of her husband leaves behind her parents and child to seek employment in the city of Pretoria. This is where she steals the heart of a man called Banzi Magalela, not knowing that there’s a storm brewing in the midst of her newly found love flame. Without giving away too much, the book’s author, Thembi, spoke to SABC News to help unpack this tale further. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | Reflections of a Convoluted Mind by Dr. Samke Ngcobo
Video / May 9, 2021

Doctor Samke Ngcobo shares intimate details of herself in her book titled Reflections of a Convoluted Mind: A Journey with My Mental Illness. In this book, she opens up about what she describes as an emotional roller-coaster and mental state she’s been battling with for almost two decades. And she now joins us on Zoom to help us unpack her personal story as she details it in this read. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | The Journey of a Township Boy by Dr Themba Ralph Mkhize
Video / May 1, 2021

Our Saturday morning guest author is Dr Themba Ralph Mkhize who has recently published his book titled: The Journey of a Township Boy. In this book, Dr Mkhize squashes the negative perception that South African townships and rural areas lack potential and talent. He joins us now on Zoom to take us through this offering. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | Fractal: A Tale of Three Interventions by Helmut Meijer
Video / April 25, 2021

He has produced and composed thousands of songs for South African and international artists across the spectrum and has won several awards. That’s Cape Town-based Helmut Meijer who has written a book that is an autobiography that meets the Ancient Hebrew language and a fusion between non-fiction, philosophy and religion. The award-winning South African music producer, composer, singer-songwriter, musician joins us via Zoom to tell us more about Fractal: A Tale of Three Interventions… For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | How I accidentally became a global stock photo by Shubnum Khan
Video / April 19, 2021

HOW I ACCIDENTALLY BECAME A GLOBAL STOCK PHOTO: AND OTHER STRANGE AND WONDERFUL STORIES, is a memoir written by Artist and Author, Shubnum Khan. In this collection of interestingly enticing tales of her journey around the world, Shubnum opens up about some of her experiences and encounters during these travels. She also gives a detailed introspective reflection on what it means to be a woman, particularly a single Muslim woman in South Africa who’s trying to find herself in a modern world. To give us a glimpse of her journey as she narrates it in this offering, Shubnum joins me now via Skype. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | THE BOY WHO NEVER GAVE UP: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Dr. Emmanuel Taban
Video / April 12, 2021

South Sudanese-born Dr. Emmanuel Taban lays bare his extraordinary life story in a book he wrote with Andrew Crofts titled THE BOY WHO NEVER GAVE UP: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph. In the book, he details how he went from being born in a tiny village in South Sudan to becoming one of South Africa’s leading Pulmonologists. Dr Taban joins us now on Zoom to give us a glimpse of his journey to glory. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | The Poacher’s Daughter by Godfrey Malibe
Video / April 4, 2021

Our guest author this morning is testing out his hand at fiction writing through his debut novel titled The Poacher’s Daughter. Godfrey Malibe’s book is a tale of how a father’s sins can have a devastating impact on the outcome of his children. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | Great Medical Student Odyssey: Tales and Adventures in Medical by Ashiq Pramchand
Video / April 4, 2021

A 23-year-old medical student from the University of KwaZulu-Natal has published a book about his adventures and experiences as a student doctor at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine. The book, the “Great Medical Student Odyssey: Tales and Adventures in Medical School…takes you on a journey of Ashiq Pramchand’s life as a medical student at the University. Pramchand has also developed an App to help ordinary people earn income amid Covid-19 challenges… For more on Ashiq Pramchand’s adventures as a medical student and his life-changing App – the final year medical student joins us Live via Zoom from Durban in Kwazulu-Natal… For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | Dreamer’s Master Key to Destiny by Pastor Sipho Nhlapho
Video / April 3, 2021

With the spirit of Easter looming we look at Christian literature with Pastor Sipho Nhlapho and his self-published book titled Dreamer’s Master Key to Destiny. In this book, Nhlapho addresses important and key issues relating to dreamers and how they can achieve their dreams. He carefully does this by treading on the Bible story of Joseph’s dreams and the principles he applied to his journey. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review: To My Rapists, I Thank You: Palesa Brown
Video / March 28, 2021

It is a book about pain and overcoming it. That’s Palesa Brown’s powerful novel titled: “To My Rapists, I Thank You”, which tells the story of her rape ordeal, an abusive marriage, recovery and eventually healing. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | Life’s Not Yoga by Jacqui Burnett
Video / March 21, 2021

LIFE’S NOT YOGA OR IS IT? – FINDING LOVE IN THE CHAOS OF LIFE is a moving book written by author and life coach Jacqui Burnett. The memoir was born out of Jacqui’s quest to make spiritual sense of the traumatic life events she has experienced. She also goes further and shares her inspirational thoughts, poetry and personal life stories through the lens of her unique ‘Dare to Be Love’ self-development online platform. And she joins us now via Zoom to help us unpack this offering. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.