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491 Days

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In 1969, Winnie Mandela was detained under Section 6 of the Terrorism Act. This was the start of her 491-day period of detention and two trials. Forty-one years after her release, the widow of one of Mandela’s advocates during the trials gave her the journal and notes she had written in detention. This book shares Mandela’s moving and compelling journal, as well as some of the letters written at the time.

Softcover, 264 pages, 198 x 130 mm

Product Code: 112800


Art of War

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Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, THE ART OF WAR is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, THE ART OF WAR applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.

Item Code: BN00140


Bantu Holomisa : The Game Changer

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ERIC NAKI was born in Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape to a domestic worker mother, Nontanase Naki, and a mining migrant father, Wilton Woko, on 4 April 1963. He grew up on farms in East London, matriculated at Mzomhle High in Mdantsane and studied Communication Science through UNISA. Naki is a journalist by profession, with more than 30 years experience in both broadcast and print media. Presently he works as a senior political reporter for The Citizen newspaper in Johannesburg. This is his first book.

Product Code: A100020


Become your own financial adviser

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YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO FINANCIAL PEACE OF MIND!How can you become financially secure with the resources at your disposal What is the safest way to invest, and accumulate, money And why is it never too late to start planning your financial well-beingMoney plays a role in nearly every aspect of our lives, and yet very few of us know how to save, whereto invest and how to avoid money troubles. This highly accessible book is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their financial situation, from the financial novice who needs clear basic guidelines on how to deal with money to those who are more financially savvy but want to supplement their knowledge. Covering a range of topics, from saving, investing, debt management, buying a house to blunders to avoid, Become Your Own Financial Advisor provides people of all ages and levels of wealth with practical information on how to improve their finances. And, in the process, proves that financial freedom is possible for everyone.

Item Code: BN00210


‘Shortly after we took off from the check point I saw an old Opel with young men trying to pass us . . . I remember the cracks of the AK-47 bullets when it came through our windscreen. Our driver drew his pistol and fired back with his right hand while trying to control the speeding vehicle with his left.’Johan Raath and a security team were escorting American engineers to a power plant south of Baghdad when they were ambushed. He had first arrived in Iraq only two weeks before. This was a small taste of what was to come over the next 13 years he worked there as a private military contractor (PMC).His mission Not to wage war but to protect lives. Raath acted as a bodyguard for VIPs and, more often, engineers who were involved in construction projects to rebuild the country after the 2003 war. His physical and mental endurance was tested to the limit in his efforts to safeguard construction sites that were regularly subjected to mortar and suicide attacks. Key to his survival was his training as a Special Forces operator, or Recce. Working in places called the Triangle of Death and driving on the ‘Hell Run’, Raath had numerous hair-raising experiences. As a trained combat medic he also helped to save people’s lives after two suicide bomb attacks on sites he then worked at.

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Boereverneukers

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Sjarmant, galant, elegant, belese, berese, gelowig, bedagsaam, selfversekerd, hiperintelligent… In Boereverneukers ontmoet ons van die grootste Afrikaanse skelms, soos die kubuskoning, Adriaan Nieuwoudt, die pynmasjienman, Gervan Lubbe; die kammapediater, André Esterhuizen; die Hertzogville-profeet, David Francis, en die beesbaron, Arnold Smit.

Softcover, 208 pages, 234 x 153 mm

Product Code: 112630


Brokie’s Way

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Many people have lived experiences from which the rest of us could learn, and act upon, but all too often their knowledge dies with them. David Brokensha’s memoir is an important exception. Brokensha, now 84, was a young soldier in WW2, a prisoner of war, a student at three universities, a colonial administrator, a founder of a public-policy oriented HGO, a professor of anthropology, and a South African exile who returned home in 1999.This fascinating memoir not only follows Brokensha’s long and productive life, it also demonstrates, in a lively and highly readable fashion, how anthropological field research can generate benefits in a way that desk-based theories usually do not. As a perhaps-unintended result, it describes, too, how these benefits accrue to the researcher as well as to the ‘subjects’ of his research.David Brokensha and his life-companion Bernard Riley lived and worked together – and apart – in Africa, the USA and the UK for nearly fifty years; the book is also the story of their love.

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Churchill & Smuts: The Friendship

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Winston Churchill en Jan Smuts het kopgestamp aan die begin van die Boere-Oorlog, maar het met verloop van tyd goeie vriende geword – en vir 50 jaar vriende gebly: Churchill het gehou van sigare, kos, drank, persoonlike lyfbediendes, luukse verblyf en lang vakansies; Smuts was asketies en het amper spartaans geleef, ’n nie-roker wat min drink, vroeg opstaan en lang ente stap. Richard Steyn was redakteur van die Natal Witness, ’n Nieman-genoot aan Harvard-universiteit, hoofredakteur van The Star en is die skrywer van Jan Smuts: Unafraid of Greatness.

Softcover, 288 pages, 233 x 152 mm

Product Code: 112820


Churchill & Smuts : Die Vriendskap

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Winston Churchill en Jan Smuts het kopgestamp aan die begin van die Boere-Oorlog, maar het met verloop van tyd goeie vriende geword – en vir 50 jaar vriende gebly: Churchill het gehou van sigare, kos, drank, persoonlike lyfbediendes, luukse verblyf en lang vakansies; Smuts was asketies en het amper spartaans geleef, ’n nie-roker wat min drink, vroeg opstaan en lang ente stap. Richard Steyn was redakteur van die Natal Witness, ’n Nieman-genoot aan Harvard-universiteit, hoofredakteur van The Star en is die skrywer van Jan Smuts: Unafraid of Greatness.

Softcover, 288 pages, 233 x 152 mm

Product Code: 112560


Dare not Linger

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Dare Not Linger is the story of Nelson Mandela’s presidency, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to finish his term as president, but was unable to finish. Now, the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task using Mandela’s unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding and a wealth of previously unseen archival material.

Hardcover, 384 pages, 234 x 153 mm

Product Code: 112650


Die Anglo-Boereoorlog in 100 objekte

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Die 25-jarige Lammie de Villiers van die Pretoria-kommando het op Spioenkop gesterf. Die leerstewels wat hy gedra het – en ook generaal Christiaan de Wet se saal, ’n rare velduniform van die ZAR Staatartillerie en die kerse wat die Boervrou Kotie Steenkamp by haar gehad het toe sy in die veld geleef het, is van die objekte in hierdie boek. Die volle drama van die Anglo-Boereoorlog word werklik en persoonlik in hierdie versameling ikoniese objekte uit die Oorlogsmuseum se versameling. Die boek volg grootliks die kronologiese verloop van die oorlog, maar lig ook sekere temas uit, waaronder Boere- en Britse wapens, mediese sorg en die vernaamste rolspelers in die konflik. Die 100 ikoniese items word aangevul deur aangrypende historiese foto’s. ’n Verdere 200 bykomende objekte is ingesluit om die storie te help vertel van ’n oorlog wat ’n onuitwisbare merk op die Suid-Afrikaanse landskap gelaat het.

Hardcover, 272 pages, 270 x 200 mm

Product Code: 112570


Die dood en die sin van die lewe

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Hoe raak die wete dat almal sterfl ik is ons siening van die sin van die lewe?

Softcover, 224 pages, 198 x 130 mm

Product Code: 112610


Die lang man sonder skaduwee

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Die lang man sonder skaduwee, so het die oumense gepraat as hulle die grondpaaiebeskryf het wat oor die rug van vlaktes loop soos linte wat plase en veeposteen dorpe aan mekaar bind. Dit was ’n raaisel wat hulle vir mekaar gevra het om’n stram geselskap aan die gang te kry.Met dié raaisel begin Antoinette Pienaar, Afrikaanse sangeres, aktrise enradiopersoonlikheid, haar nuwe boek ná die verskyning van Kruidjie roer my,haar boek oor Karookruie wat sy plek as ’n klassieke werk in Afrikaans ingeneemhet. Sy werk reeds vir jare lank in die Karoo saam met oom JohannesWillemse, legendariese Griekwa-medisyneman. Oom Johannes leer haar hoeom Karookruie te gebruik om mense se lywe en siele te genees en van heindeen ver kom besoekers om hier by hulle gesond te kom raak.In Die lang man sonder skaduwee sit Antoinette haar roeping as geneservoort. Vol begrip en deernis word Karookruie ingespan om allerlei kwale tegenees. Maar nou ondersoek sy ook die genesende krag wat in die ou stories,raaisels en rympies van die Griekwa-mense skuil, want dikwels het ’n fisiekeprobleem ’n emosionele oorsprong en is dit stories wat die hart kan genees.Die langman sonder skaduwee is volksbesit: waardevolle inheemse kennisliefdevol opgeteken vir lees en herlees.

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Disturbed

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Why do people ‘lose their heads’? Chris Mahlangu, who murdered Eugène Terre’Blanche, did not just bludgeon him to death, he literally hacked him to pieces with a steel pipe. Five case studies about real-life South African violent criminals as told by seasoned crime writer Carla van der Spuy and clinical psychologist Dr. Henk Swanepoel.

Softcover, 240 pages, 212 x 137 mm

Product Code: 112700


Dwarsklap

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Piet Matipa is jonk, swart, gay, Afrikaans en skryf vir 7de Laan en Beeld. Hier gesels hy oor dit wat almal in SuidAfrika raak – misdaad, taxi’s en hoe om ’n ontkleedanser vir ’n henneparty te reël.

Softcover, 192 pages, 234 x 153 mm

Product Code: 112620


Finding my Virginity

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Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin Founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the worlds ultimate entrepreneur. In Finding My Virginity , Sir Richard Branson shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space develop from a childhood fantasy to the brink of reality, and his focus shift from battling bigger rivals to changing business for good. Following on from where bestselling Losing My Virginity left off at the dawn of the new millennium, Finding My Virginity takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride with the enigmatic entrepreneur. Learn how Branson created 12 different billion dollar businesses and hundreds more companies across dozens of sectors, going from a houseboat to his own private island. But this book goes far beyond the numbers – it is a journey into the heart and mind of Britains best-loved businessman. Join Sir Richard as he juggles working life with raising his children Holly and Sam, building a marriage with his wife Joan and creating a unique company culture. Discover how he created a new life on Necker Island, while continuing to grow the Virgin brand into all corners of the world. Get the real story behind adventures and run-ins with everyone from Bill Gates and Kate Moss to Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama. Go behind the scenes as Sir Richard Branson creates the worlds first commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic, and handles the biggest crisis he has ever faced. Get under the skin of world record attempts on land, sea and air, and see how the original business hippy adapted to becoming a doting grand-dude to his four grandchildren, Eva-Deia, Etta, Artie and Bluey. This is the true account of how the Virgin Founder reinvented himself and his brand for the 21st C entury, while continuing to push boundaries, break rules and reach for the stars in more ways than one. This is the story of the man behind the beard, the business, the bravado and the brand. Find out how the ultimate entrepreneur did it for the first time – all over again.

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Freakonomics

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Cult bestseller, new buzz word… Freakonomics is at the heart of everything wesee and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sportto politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profoundquestions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching someastonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar worldthrough a completely original lens.

Item Code: BN00130


Good to great

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Good To Great explores a whole new concept, backed by the rigorous research standards which gave Built to Last such an impact.1. Good is the Enemy of Great — the scope of the project2. Level 5 Leadership — the type of leader required, humble and ferocious3. First Who …. Then What — how companies set the foundation for their shift from good to great4. Confront the Brutal Facts (Yet Never Lose Faith) — the duality that leads to greatness5. Hedgehog Concept — how to find the one big thing your company must focus on6. A Culture of Discipline — the magical alchemy of great performance7. Technology Accelerators — technology is a trap, unless used right8. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop — how to build sustained momentum and avoid the new regime, new revolution doom loop9. From Good To Great to Built to Last — how to take a company from great to enduring greatAppendices: Good To Great in: the New Economy; non-Profits; Government; Investors; outside the US.Plus four research appendices

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Hartebreker

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Vir die vroue wat hy met sy rolprentsterglimlag betower het, was Chris Barnard ’n hartebreker. Vir sy pasiënte ’n harteheler.Dié nuwe biografie oor Suid-Afrika se beroemdste hartsjirurg vertel nie net van Barnard se kinderjare in Beaufort-Wes, sy prominente huwelike (en egskeidings) en flambojante lewe nie. James Styan ondersoek ook die impak van die historiese eerste hartoorplanting op Barnard se persoonlik lewe en op die Suid-Afrikaanse gemeenskap in die algemeen, waar apartheidswetgewing dikwels die probleme van geneeskunde nog ingewikkelder gemaak het. Die rol van swart mediese personeel soos Hamilton Naki word bespreek, sowel as die intense wedywering wat tussen ander beroemde hartsjirurge en Barnard ontstaan het.Hoe het Barnard dit reggekry om hulle almal in dié resies om lewe en dood te wen Hoeveel het sy welbekende sjarme daarmee te doen gehad En wat is Barnard se nalatenskap vandag, in die lig van sy latere suksesse en aansienlike mislukkings Styan dek dit alles in dié fassinerende nuwe blik op Chris Barnard.

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Heartbreaker

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In this new biography of Chris Barnard we not only learn about the life of South Africa’s most famous surgeon, from his Beaufort West childhood through his studies locally and abroad to his prominent marriages – and divorces – but James Styan also examines the impact of the historic heart transplant on Barnard’s personal life and South African society at large, where apartheid legislation often made the difficulties of medicine even more convoluted. The role of black medical staff like Hamilton Naki is explored, as is the intense rivalry that arose between other famous heart surgeons and Barnard. How did Barnard manage to beat them all in this race of life and death How much did his famous charisma have to do with it all And in the light of his later years, his subsequent successes and considerable failures, what is Barnard’s legacy today Styan covers it all in this fascinating new account of a real heartbreaker.

Item Code: BN00060