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No longer whispering to Power

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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

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Peaceful Revolution

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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


Change

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Unless there is significant change, the world is heading for an explosion. The growing gap between rich and poor is dangerous and unsustainable. The plundering of resources is damaging our planet. Something has to be done.

In this book, Jay Naidoo harnesses his experience as a labour union organiser, government minister, social entrepreneur and global thought leader, and explores ways of solving some of the world’s biggest problems. Drawing from his experiences in South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil, Bangladesh and other countries, he presents a variety of options for ending poverty and global warming, with a focus on organising in our communities and building change from below and beyond borders.

Naidoo’s message is unequivocal: significant action must be taken immediately if we want future generations to live in a world that we take for granted today.

Product Code: 109280


The Republic of Gupta

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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.

Product Code: 109270


Vreedsame Revolusie

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Om ’n vreedsame revolusie om ’n tafel te bewerkstellig is ’n totaal ander uitdaging as om met die vyand agter tralies te onderhandel. Dit het Suid-Afrika se destydse spioenbaas Niël Barnard besef toe ’n grootliks onvoorbereide NP-regering hulle telkens by die Kodesa-onderhandelings teen die ANC vasgeloop het.
As senior onderhandelaar het Barnard in die enjinkamer van die onderhandelinge gesit en die onstuimige proses, wat telkens byna ontspoor het, eerstehands beleef. Hy was daar die dag toe die altyd-kalm Nelson Mandela sy humeur  verloor en teen FW de Klerk uitgevaar het. Hy het gesien hoe die morele hoë grond deur die NP se vingers glip en die ANC die oorhand kry.

In die boek gee Barnard ’n indringende blik op wat presies agter die skerms gebeur het gedurende die spanningsvolle oorgangstyd wat Suid-Afrika se
toekoms sou bepaal.

Softcover, 320 pages, 213 x 137 mm

Product Code: 110130


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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


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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: 109250