Hot 1027 "Not" Breaking News

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From the top of K2 to the dusty trails left behind by Heritage series Land Rovers across Africa, the Hot1027 news team is hard at work unearthing the gems among us who are colouring outside the lines and beating the odds. We have a knack for finding the everyday heroes who are making a difference and cutting through red tape... These outstanding stories rarely get the attention they deserve because they're not considered "Breaking News". That's why we're "Not Breaking News".

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Jenny Boekwurm - Episode 38 - "Land Matters"

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi has told Hot1027 news the constitutional amendment on Land is futile...

The advocate's book "Land Matters: South Africa's Failed Land reforms and the road ahead" is up for the non-fiction prize in this year's Sunday Times Literary Awards , in partnership with exclusive books.

Hot 1027's Jenny Crwys-Williams has more...
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Jenny Boekwurm - Episode 37 - "Junx"

The award-nominated author of Junx says he relied on humour and political commentary to describe the steady decline of his main character in his debut novel.

Tshediso Molestsane's book has made it to the shortlist for the Sunday Times Literay awards, in partnership with Exclusive Books.

Hot 1027's Jenny Crwys-Williams has more....
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Jenny Boekwurm - Episode 36 - "Land Matters"

Government's tendency to dole out cash to settle historic land claims has been thrust under the microscope in Tembeka Ngcukaitobi's award-nominated non-fiction book.

Land Matters : South Africa's Failed Land Reform And The Road Ahead is up for this year's Sunday Times Literary Awards, in partnership with Exclusive Books.

Hot1027's Jenny Crwys-Williams takes a look...
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Jenny Boekwurm - Episode 35 - "Junx"

And the award nominated author of "Junx" says he used jokes and thoughts about former President Jacob Zuma as a way to break up the story he was telling.

Tshediso Molestsane's debut novel has made it to this year's shortlist for the Sunday Times Literary awards , in partnership with Exclusive Books.

Hot1027's Jenny Crwys Williams asked him about the Zuma thread that runs throughout the book ...
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Jenny Boekwurm - Episode 34 - "Land Matters"

The author of "Land matters : South Africa's Failed Land Reforms and the Road Ahead" says he tried to shine a floodlight on the 3 years before Jan van Riebeek set up a trading post in the Cape, to uncover the layered context behind our colonial past.

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi's book tackles the burning questions around our land crisis and its been nominated for this year's Sunday Times Literary awards - in partnership with Exclusive Books.

Hot1027's Jenny Crwys-Williams has more ...
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Jenny Boekwurm - Episode 33 - "Junx"

The award-nominated author of "JUNX" says his debut novel explores the effects of substance abuse , the impact of unrealised potential and the degeneration that often goes with it .

Tshediso Moletsane's book has made it to the shortlist for this years Sunday Times Literary awards , in partnership with Exclusive Books...

Hot1027's Jenny Crwys-Williams takes a look ....
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Jenny Boekwurm - Episode 32 - "Land Matters"

And advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi says our government has a lot to answer for when it comes to the burning questions around land redistribution.

He tackles the contentious issue in his book "Land Matters : South Africa's failed land reforms and the road ahead" which is up for this year's non-fiction prize at the Sunday Times Literacy Awards , in partnership with Exclusive Books.

Hot1027's Jenny Crwys-Williams has more....
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Jenny Boekwurm - Episode 31 - "Junx"

The award nominated author of "Junx" has told Hot1027 news that his debut novel was inspired by his experience at the Oppikoppi Music Festival.

Tshidiso Moletsane's book is in the running for the Sunday Times Literary Awards, in partnership with Exclusive Books.

Set in Soweto and the Joburg CBD, the book delves into a night of partying with shots of sex, drugs and anxiety while tearing into life, death, race and politics.

Hot1027's Jenny Crwys-Williams takes a look ...
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Jenny Boekwurm - Episode 30 - "The Poisoners"

Dr Wouter Basson's frightening proximity to former president Nelson Mandela has come under the floodlight in Imraan Coovadia's award nominated book "The Poisoners : On South Africa's Toxic past".

The non-fiction book is up for this year's Sunday Times Literary Awards, in partnership with Exclusive Books .

Hot1027's Jenny Crwys-Williams takes a look ...
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Jenny Boekwurm - Episode 29 - "The Promise"

Having given Hot1027 the inside track on his award winning novel "The Promise" , author Damon Galgut has generously agreed to read us an excerpt.

His book already won the Booker prize, but now its also made it to the shortlist of the Sunday Times Literacy awards , in partnership with Exclusive books.

Hot 1027's Jenny Crwys-Williams has more...
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Jenny Boekwurm - Episode 29 - "The Poisoners"

The author of the "Poisoners : On South Africa's Toxic past" says not many people know the chilling story of how Wouter Basson prepared a meal in Madiba's home for the former president and his guests.

Imraan Coovadia is in the running for this year's Sunday Times Literary Awards, in partnership with Exclusive Books.

Hot1027's Jenny Crwys-Williams has more...
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Saffers ballooning at the World Championship in Slovenia

You might not have known this , but two men are representing South Africa at the FIA World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Slovenia.

61 year old Marc Nuthall and 28 year old Andries Steyn are wrapping up the last day of the competition.

And while they’re nowhere near a top rankingm, they’re having a jol and learning a lot along the way.

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