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.
Item Code: BN0229
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.
Item Code: BN0104
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.
Item Code: BN00980
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.
Item Code: BN0226
Item Code: BN00740
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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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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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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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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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
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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.
Product Code: A100040
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
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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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
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
Product Code: 113860
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
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.
Product Code: BN00260
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
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.
Product Code: BN00240
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
Product Code: 112740
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