Nearly two decades after he was anointed by Nelson Mandela himself, Cyril Ramaphosa is finally elected as President of South Africa. But the country which Ramaphosa inherited is very different from the rainbow nation Mandela led in the 1990s. The South Africa of 2018 is divided and caught in a web of state capture,corruption, poverty and despair. The Zuma years left the country and its institutions battered and bruised. Can Ramaphosa save South Africa and restore it to its former glory Ralph Mathekga answers this question and more in this insightful and riveting book.
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is credited with driving through the deal between the apartheid government and the African National Congress that was at the heart of South Africas democratic constitution. The question that everyone is asking is: can the man in the middle lead from the front Ray Hartley, author and seasoned journalist, attempts to answer that question.
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Rand en sent, gegrond op die gewilde gelyknamige RSG-program, is ’n onontbeerlike gids vir die man op straat tot goeie persoonlike finansiële bestuur. Die kundigheid van kenners van gerespekteerde finansiële instellings word op ’n toeganklike manier beskikbaar gestel aan lesers wat nie noodwendig toegang tot die dienste van adviseurs of konsultante het nie. Raad word verskaf oor hoe om ’n begroting behoorlik op te stel – en te laat klop. SuidAfrikaners wat hulle in die dryfsand van skuld bevind, kry waardevolle wenke oor hoe om uit die spiraal te ontsnap en te begin spaar. Alles wat ’n mens oor eiendombeleggings, algemene en aanlynbeleggings behoort te weet, is hierin vervat. Inligting oor hoe om die maksimum opbrengs uit polisse te verseker, word gegee, en skuiwergate wat ’n mens op die finansiële pad kan laat struikel, word uitgewys. Hierdie boek is noodsaaklike leesstof vir alle Suid-Afrikaners wat verantwoordelikheid vir hul geldsake wil neem.
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In our 24-7 global economy, rest feels like a luxury at best and a weakness at worst. We see work and rest as competitors -but what if theyre actually partners in a productive, balanced lifeBlending rigorous scientific research with implementable strategies – Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang exposes how weve underestimated the power of deliberate rest for achieving the work-life balance we so desperately need. Though its as natural as breathing, its also a skill we can all learn to boost our creativity and productivity, and to combat overwork and exhaustion.Full of tips for upping our downtime, from sleep to hobbies to holidays, Rest is a new road map for finding renewed energy and inspiration, and getting more done.
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What will it take to turn South Africa around? In this insightful and provocative book, labour lawyer Frans Rautenbach proposes a complete overhaul
of policy thinking, and provides fresh arguments that address SA’s unemployment, race problems and lack of education. The book speaks eff ectively to a cross-section of readers, and brings sorely needed good news.
Softcover, 320 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112720
Op Dinsdag 5 Desember 2017 was die Steinhoff-groep nog R199 miljard werd. Vier en twintig uur later is meer as R160 miljard daarvan uitgewis. Die Steinhoff-sakeryk, wat oor 20 jaar tot ’n internasionale sakereus opgebou is, het oornag verkrummel.Markus Jooste, Steinhoff se flambojante grootbaas, het per SMS bedank en vlug sedertdien van die een na die ander geraamte wat uit sy kas val: tientalle spoghuise vir ’n blonde minnares, resiesperde, bewerings van bedrog en ’n blinkswart Jaguar vir ’n ou universiteitskoshuis.Wat presies het hier gebeur Wie het wat geweet Wat is Steinhoff, wie is Markus Jooste en wat het dit met die sogenaamde Stellenbosch-mafia te doen Hoe pas Christo Wiese, Shoprite en Pepkor in en waarheen is die pensionarisse se geldDie bekende sakeskrywer James-Brent Styan beantwoord dié en ander vrae in hierdie verstommende verhaal van die grootste finansiële ineenstoring in die geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika.Deur onderhoude met betroubare bronne, inligting uit vertroulike dokumente en in-dieptenavorsing oor Steinhoff se geskiedenis, onthul hy dt wat die groep oor jare probeer wegsteek het. Steinhoff en die Stellenbosse Boys is ’n boeiende sakeriller wat nog dekades lank in sowel raadsale as sitkamers oorvertel sal word.
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On 5 December 2017 the Steinhoff group was still worth R199 billion. Twenty four hours later more than R160 billion of this fortune was wiped out. The Steinhoff Empire which took 20 years to build into an international business giant, had crumbled overnight. Markus Jooste, Steinhoff’s flashy CEO, resigned via SMS and has since been fleeing an avalanche of scandals and accusations: luxury homes for a blonde mistress, allegations of fraud, racing horses and unparalleled extravagance, a lavish, black Jaguar for an old university residence.What exactly happened here Who knew what What is Steinhoff, who is Markus Jooste and what does it all have to do with the so called Stellenbosch mafia Where does business tycoon Christo Wiese, Shoprite and Pepkor fit in and where is the pensioners’ money Well-known financial writer James-Brent Styan unpacks these and other questions in this astounding tale of power and greed, of secrets and deceit, and ultimately the biggest financial breakdown in the history of South Africa.Through interviews with trustworthy sources, revelations from confidential documents and in-depth research about Steinhoff’s history, Styan uncovers what the group doesn’t want you to know.Follow the Money: The story of Steinhoff, Markus Jooste and the Stellenbosch Boys is a gripping financial thriller that will be told as cautionary tale or salacious scandal in both boardrooms and living rooms for decades to come.
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A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on howto reconstruct your life so its not all about work. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan – there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times.Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less,this book is the blueprint.This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:* How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week* How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want* How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs* How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist* How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent mini-retirements.This new updated and expanded edition includes:More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point* Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than 5 a meal* How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times* The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
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Political governance in SA continues to collapse. Scandals of corruption, evidence of nepotism and a general decline in the quality of leadership are there for all to see. In the view of the authors, this state ofaff airs has its origins in the messiness and collapse of the African National Congress. This book seeks to answer the question of the fate that awaits the country.
Softcover, 312 pages, 198 x 130 mm
Product Code: 112790
“Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women. As Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal – the president’s keepers – ensures that after years of ruinous rule, he remains in power and out of prison. But is Zuma the puppet master, or their puppet? Journey with Pauw as he explores the shadow mafia state. From KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to the corridors of power in Pretoria and Johannesburg – and even to clandestine meetings in Russia. It’s a trail of lies and spies, cronies, cash and kingmakers as Pauw prises open the web of deceit that surrounds the fourth president of the democratic era. ‘An amazing piece of work, stuffed with anecdote and evidence. It will light fires all through the state and the ANC.’ Peter Bruce ‘This is dynamite. Dynamite that will shake the foundations of the halls of power.’ Max du Preez”
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Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Craig Kesson, the city’s director of policy and strategy, confront some of the issues of governance, including
how can the city help overcome social and physical segregation; how can the government live up to the promises made to South Africans; and how can the city function and heal within these limitations. This book is a thoughtprovoking, relevant read.
Softcover, 256 pages, 233 x 152 mm
Product Code: 112750
What can we expect from the 2019 election A possible sea change, says veteran political journalist Jan-Jan Joubert, who uses by-election results and registration figures to show how the ANC monolith is crumbling and project expected results.Given the continued flow of support from the ruling party to opposition parties, coalitions – on a provincial and a national level – are the future of South African politics, according to Joubert. But which parties are willing to go into a coalition and with whom Will the ANC turn to the EFF to bolster its support if it loses a big percentage of voters in 2019 Or could the DA and the EFF overcome their ideological differences to oust the ANCJoubert, who has navigated the labyrinth of South African politics for twenty years, takes the reader to the dark corners of the political stage where the deals are made and where self-interest and power play collide to tip the scales of history. In exclusive interviews, key political leaders share their preferences and principles with him, showing the way to our political future.Joubert explains how and why the DA and the EFF manage to work together despite obvious policy differences, who the movers and shakers are in the greater opposition project (including the roles of the IFP, the ACDP and the UDM) and what the personal dynamics between opposition leaders are.This book also looks at what makes or breaks a coalition, how the first moves are made and lifts the veil on the dos and don’ts of sensitive political negotiation.
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Imagine learning from South Africa’s best of the best in theirrespective fields – be it business, sport, politics, entertainmentor philanthropy – and having access to decades of experience instrategic planning, business and change management, humanresources development, and the nitty-gritty of building a personalbrand that extends to your business and everyone you employ.Look no further than the 200 pages of WIN! Inspiring Interviewswith SA’s Top 20 Leaders by Jeremy Maggs.With 30 years’ experience in journalism, marketing and publicspeaking, Maggs chooses the best of the best he has interviewedover the years, and succinctly captures their winning ways, businesschallenges, some spectacular failures and secrets of their tradeto reach their ultimate goals – being winners! The book looks atattaining all brands of success – whether it be how one leader runsa multi-billion-dollar company; how another inspires masses ofpeople to follow a trend, or how an idea can spark the innovationof a product so basic yet so integral to a community’s prosperity.As you read the book, you will realise there are no hard and fastrules to reaching the top rung of the success ladder – there areunique twists and turns, which enrich each leader’s experience;they are faced with make-or-break split-second decisions; someget a lucky break, while others work, fail and work harder tobecome the cream of the crop. There is a method for each andevery business owner, entrepreneur, manager or franchise owner tomake their business bigger, better and a bold example of winningsuccess.
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What kind of president will Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma be if she is chosen at the ANC’s December 2017 congress? Journalist Carien du Plessis looks at Dlamini-Zuma’s early years, education and involvement in the struggle; her role as a cabinet minister; and her achievements as African Union
Commission chairperson. The book explores how her personal relationship with President Jacob Zuma will influence her leadership.
Softcover, 208 pages, 210 x 134 mm
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Advocate Thuli Madonsela has achieved in her seven years as Public Protector what few accomplish in a lifetime; her legacy and contribution cannot be over-stated. In her final days in office she compiled the explosive State Capture report and, before that, the report on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla residence. Praised and vilified in equal measures, Madonsela has frequently found herself at centre stage in the increasingly fractious South African political scene.
Yet, despite the intense media scrutiny, Madonsela remains something of an enigma. Who is this soft-spoken woman who stood up to state corruption Where did she develop her views and resolve This book attempts to answer these questions, and others, by exploring many aspects of Madonsela’s life: her childhood years and family, her involvement in student politics, her contribution to the constitution, her life in law.
Madonsela once described her role as Public Protector as being akin to that of the Venda traditional spiritual female leader, the Makhadzi, who whispers truth to the ruler. When the sounds of the exchanges between the ruler and the Makhadzi grow loud, Madonsela said, that is when the whispering has failed.
No Longer Whispering to Power is about Thuli Madonsela’s tenure as Public Protector, during which the whisper grew into a cry. It is the story of the South African people’s attempt to hold power to account through the Office of the Public Protector. More significantly, this important book stands as a record of the crucial work Madonsela has done, always acting without fear or favour.
Softcover, 254 pages, 233 x 152 mm
Product Code: 109240
After Nelson Mandela’s release, the NP government faced the ANC at the negotiation table at Codesa. Niël Barnard, head of National Intelligence, was central to this process.
Softcover, 320 pages, 213 x 137 mm
Product Code: 110140
The Guptas, arguably South Africa’s most infamous family, have dominated news headlines for many years. But the landing of a commercial airliner packed with wedding guests at Air Force Base Waterkloof in 2013 sparked the most severe onslaught of public outrage the politically connected family had endured up to that fateful day. Since then, they have become embroiled in allegations of state capture, of dishing out cabinet posts to officials who would do their bidding, and of benefiting from lucrative state contracts and dubious loans. The Republic of Gupta examines the various controversies surrounding the family and explores the path that took the brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta from an obscure town in India to the inner circle of South African president Jacob Zuma.
This book investigates:
– What were the Guptas up to during Thabo Mbeki’s tenure as president
– What role did they play in Zuma’s dramatic rise to power
– How do they get senior government officials to do their bidding
– What is it like being in the family’s employ
– What does state capture really involve
Unpacking these and other questions, Pieter-Louis Myburgh delves deeper than ever before into the Guptas’ business dealings and their links to prominent South African politicians, and explains how one family managed to transform an entire country into The Republic of Gupta.
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What will South Africa look like in 2030 And how will the next 15 years unfold Since leading scenario planner Frans Cronje published his bestseller A Time Traveller’s Guide to Our Next Ten Years, the country has changed rapidly. Political tensions have increased, economic performance has weakened and more and more South Africans are taking their frustrations to the street. What does this mean for the country’s future and how will it all end
Softcover, 224 pages, 234 x 152 mm
Product Code: 109260
The next three years will determine whether South Africa
succeeds or fails in the long term. Jacob Zumas term as
president is due to end in 2019, though he could go earlier. Calland shows how the next few years are the most critical
since the early 1990s.
Product Code: 105230
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