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50 People Who Stuffed Up The World

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Who are the greatest villains, direst leaders andmost offensive personalities to have spread theirregrettable influence throughout the modern world?

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A Simple Man

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Written like a thriller in the engaging style of his previous bestsellers about the liberation struggle, this book takes up the talein 2004 when Ronnie Kasrils became Minister of Intelligence, and continues to the present day.

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Apartheid Guns and Money

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This is an exposé of the machinery created in defence of apartheid and the people who made this possible: heads of state, arms dealers, aristocrats, plutocrats, senators, bankers, spies, journalists and members of secret lobby groups.

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Bloed, dunner as water

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Die motiewe agter gesins moorde is dikwels vreemder as fiksie. Tergende vrae kan deur psigiaters beantwoord word … of dalk nie. Deur na verskeie gevalle van gesins moord te kyk gooi hierdie boek ’n bietjie lig in n baie donker plek. Met onder meer die stories van die Lotters wat gebreinspoel was tot moord ophul ouers en die Van Breda byl moorde.

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Bloedbande

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Wilhelm Verwoerd wil vrede maak met sy omstrede familie –veral sy oupa, die berugte HF Verwoerd. As baba het sy oupa hom teer vasgehou; hoe versoen hy dit met die onderdrukkerIn sy soektog na begrip kom hy af op ouma Betsie Verwoerd se dagboeke, en voer hy openhartige gesprekke met sy swart buurvrou, sy vriendin Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, en sy ma. ’n Intieme, openhartige blik op wat dit beteken om vandag in Suid-Afrika met integriteit te leef.

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Democracy and Delusion

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A fresh, different perspective on South African politics. Many common political arguments come pre-packaged in a very old and dusty box – and in this book, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh sets out to dismantle that box. The self-evident truths are not so inarguable. He argues that free education is far from impossible, land reform is not the first step to chaos, and the media is not free…In this incisive, informed book we find challenges to commonly held opinions and new solutions to old problems.

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Enemy of the People

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Enemy of the People is the first definitive account of Zuma’s catastrophic misrule, offering eyewitness descriptions and cogent analysis of how South Africa was brought to its knees – and how a people fought back. When Jacob Zuma took over the leadership of the ANC one muggy Polokwane evening in December 2007, he inherited a country where GDP was growing by more than 6% per annum, a party enjoying the support of two-thirds of the electorate, and a unified tripartite alliance. Today, South Africa is caught in the grip of a patronage network, the economy is floundering and the ANC is staring down the barrel of a defeat at the 2019 general elections. How did we get here Zuma first brought to heel his party, Africa’s oldest and most revered liberation movement, subduing and isolating dissidents associated with his predecessor Thabo Mbeki. Then saw the emergence of the tenderpreneur and those attempting to capture the state, as well as a network of family, friends and business associates that has become so deeply embedded that it has, in effect, replaced many parts of government. Zuma opened up the state to industrial scale levels of corruption, causing irreparable damage to state enterprises, institutions of democracy, and the ANC itself. But it hasnt all gone Zumas way. Former allies have peeled away. A new era of activism has arisen and outspoken civil servants have stepped forward to join a cross section of civil society and a robust media. As a divided ANC square off for the elective conference in December, where there is everything to gain or to lose, award winning journalists Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit offer a brilliant and up to date account of the Zuma era.

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Fire and Fury

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The first nine months of Donald Trumps term were stormy, outrageous – and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself.In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations:- What President Trumps staff really thinks of him- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama- Why FBI director James C omey was really fired- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner couldnt be in the same room- Who is really directing the Trump administrations strategy in the wake of Bannons firing- What the secret to communicating with Trump is- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The ProducersNever before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolffs Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.

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Hasta la Gupta, baby!

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When all around is crumbling, when fake news and zipped lips conceal the truth, Zapiro comes to the rescue. With the dissecting eye of a surgeon, the rapier-like point of his pen exposes flimflam, and reveals with a line what lies behind the action.

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How to steal a City

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How to Steal a City is an insider account of this intervention, which lays bare how the administration was entirely captured and bled dry by a criminal syndicate, how factional politics within the ruling party abetted that corruption, and how a comprehensive clean-up was eventually conducted. It is written as a gripping real-life thriller, taking the reader deeper and deeper into the rotten heart of the city. As a former senior government official and local government “fixer”, Crispian Olver was no stranger to dealing with dodgy politicians and broken organisations. Yet what he found was graft that went far beyond the dodgy contracts, blatant conflicts of interest and garden-variety kickbacks he had seen before. It had evolved into a web far more sophisticated and deep rooted than he had ever imagined, involving mazes of shell companies, assassinations, criminal syndicates, and compromised local politicians. The metro was effectively controlled by a criminal network, closely allied to a dominant local ANC faction. What he found was complete state capture – a microcosm of what has been happening in South Africa’s national government. But there was a personal price to pay. Intense political pressure and threats to his personal safety took a toll on his mental and physical health. He had to have a full-time bodyguard, and never maintained a regular routine. He eventually lost much of his political cover. Olver ultimately had to flee the city as the forces stacked against him started to wreak their revenge.

This is his story

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If this be treason

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There was no definite decision on the length of the [hunger] strike – it was to go on until their demands for release were met, or until collapse. They became slow and flagging and they didnt talk much.Previously banned and unavailable in South Africa, Helen Joseph writes a moving personal account of enduring the Treason Trial – one of the longest and most important trials in South African history. She shares stories of the Pony Post -the trialists own postal service and language, the treatment of prisoners, and the real heroes of the Trial: the wives of the accused. She writes honestly and details the trialists perseverance, struggles, compassion and commitment to fighting oppression for all South Africans.This edition is a vital addition to curating our South African history and to our ever-growing Pocket Series.

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Incorruptable

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It is often thought that Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani were assassinated by apartheid forces simply because they were freedom fighters. But Evelyn Groenink’s painstaking research, conducted over the past 30 years, shows that they were much more than that: they also stood against arms traders and mafias that had invaded the liberation movements. It was their fight against corruption that cost them their lives.One of the most explosive revelations in this book concerns the murder of Chris Hani. Groenink reveals how the police buried evidence and how the state’s brave star eyewitness in all likelihood hadn’t even been at the murder scene.Beside the fact that Hani is widely revered as the incorruptible fighter who is sorely missed, the mystery of the murder itself still fascinates South Africans too. Was there a wider conspiracy This book says there was and it substantiates it meticulously, with evidence – inter alia – from the police docket itself. With regard to the Dulcie September case, as Dulcie’s nephew says in an endorsement of the book, no one has done such thorough research. And certainly no one has, to date, revealed why exactly Dulcie had to die. Until this book, that is.At once murder mystery and personal journey of an investigative journalist, the book speaks to a yearning for the fight against corruption to be successful. Political mafia deals are, after all, still making victims in South Africa: Groenink refers to the Mbombela stadium murder of honest city councillor Jimmy Mohlala in 2010, and the mysterious disappearance in 2017 of South Africa’s Mr Nuclear Senti Thobejane. Nevertheless – which would be important to the reader looking for light at the end of the tunnel – she also notes hope in the strong anti-corruption movement that is growing in South Africa today.

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Indentured

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Why Zuma asked Atul Gupta. We have close relations with everyone in the ANC. If Zuma is ever ousted, I can tell you for sure that the next one in line from the ANC would be close to us as well. We are ‘Banias’, and we know how to keep our business interests protected, Gupta added.A senior broadcast journalist from India is headhunted to lead the team that’s been tasked to launch the latest privately owned 24-hour television news channel in South Africa. He is lured with promises of a unique professional challenge where he will have the chance to empower young black reporters to tell the stories of ordinary South Africans; train technicians in using the world’s best news gathering technology and state-of-the-art broadcast systems; and create a world-class product across the African continent.But soon he will learn how the influential family who had hired him and the highest office in the country are inextricably linked in a bid to create a propaganda tool that will not only advance a clear political agenda, but also position itself to loot state coffers of millions of rand. This and the flagrant disregard for the law by flouting work visa regulations and exploiting young black South Africans and migrant Indian workers are but a few of the issues that made him realise that he was caught in a web of lies, deceit and political thuggery.Indentured: Behind the Scenes at Gupta TV is Rajesh Sundaram’s story of how he led a small team of Indian broadcast professionals and South African interns to launch the television news channel ANN7 under extremely tight deadlines and the power-grabbing and money-hungry mogul Atul Gupta and his cronies breathing down their necks. All this results in Sundaram quitting his job in a public spat, while his life is threatened, his health deteriorates and his continued loyalty to the vulnerable at ANN7 is tested.GuptaLeaks gave South Africans the facts and Indentured will give the reader the understanding and depth of the true nature of the Zuma-Gupta cabal.

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Make your Bed HB

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Admiral William H. McRaven has been in the Navy for 37 years and in 2014 made a speech about the ten life-changing principles that he learned during those years. The video of his speech went viral reaching ten million views and now his inspiring book, Make Your Bed, has taken the US by storm.He spoke about how these ten essential lessons helped him overcome challenges during his naval career and throughout his life; he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves, and the world, for the better.Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple and universal wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in lifes darkest moments.

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On the Brink

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Few countries in transition have managed to get a grip on their public fi nances as well as South Africa did after 1994. Now the nation’s credibility and the democratic project lie in tatters as we teeter on the brink of a political and fi scal cliff . How did we end up in this mess, and can we pull back from the brink? Awardwinning journalist Claire Bisseker unpacks the crisis.

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Ramaphosa’s Turn

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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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South Africa Can Work

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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

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The Fall of the ANC Continues

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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

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The President’s Keepers

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“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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