South Africa has produced two must-read thrillers in the past week. They are non-fiction, yet are as gripping and readable as any page-turner. Jacques Pauw’s “The President’s Keepers”has, within a week, become a global best seller. Less well-known, but as important to those who want to understand what is happening in the country, is consultant and activist Crispian Olver’senticingly-titled “How to Steal a City”. Hear these authors speak at Summer School.
SARS has filed papers in the Western Cape High Court against investigative journalist Jacques Pauw saying that he published confidential information in his book The President's Keepers. Hear Jacques Pauw speak at Summer School.
Summer School 2018 has its finger placed firmly on the pulse. The annual public education programme includes a session each with investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, founding member of Umkhonto weSizwe Ronnie Kasrils and former top-ranking government official in Nelson Mandela Bay Crispian Olver. These three events form part of a diverse programme, which includes lectures in the arts, humanities, science, history, philosophy and contemporary studies.