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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

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Circe TPB

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Coalition Country

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What will rise when the ANC fallsThe ANC has governed South Africa for more than two decades, but it will notremain in power forever. Electoral trends suggest their remarkable run is comingto an end soon. If the ANCs support falls below 50% in 2019, the country couldsoon be run by a coalition of political parties. This will completely transform SouthAfricas political landscape and the consequences will be felt by everyone.One of South Africas brightest young political minds, Leon Schreiber, exploresthe most likely scenarios for South Africas political future. Will Mmusi Maimaneand Julius Malema be in charge of the country in the near future and can such acoalition last Or will the ANC and the EFF form a united front to rule the country,and what will the consequences beThe era of one-party dominance is coming to an end. South Africans musturgently start preparing for this new reality.

Item Code: BN00660


Die Afrikaners in beeld

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Hermann Giliomee word internasionaal erken as voorste historikus van die Afrikaners. Hy het die prestigeryke Jan H Marais-prysverower, en The Economist het The Afrikaners uitgesonder as die beste geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika wat nog geskryf is. Sy boeke sluitin Die Afrikaners en Die laaste Afrikanerleiers, langdurige topverkopers.

Item Code: BN0045


From Cattle-Herding to Editor’s Chair

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What I saw during the time I was employed at the Pass Office – I mean the illtreatmentof Africans – affected my heart and stirred my soul I would be ofsome service to my down-trodden people.Richard Victor Selope Thema was Chairperson of the committee that drew up anew constitution for the South African Native National Congress, the first editorof The Bantu World (now The Sowetan), and served on the Native RepresentativeCouncil (NRC). Thema was also one of the first black men to visit England in1919 to intervene on black South Africans’ behalf.This book, in Thema’s own words, recounts his early life and charts his thinkingand writing from radical to passivist – Thema believed that almost everythingcould be solved by negotiation and talking, and some in the ANC did not agreewith him. He is an intellectual forefather of both the ANC Youth league and thePan-Africanists of the 1950s, and one of the forgotten leaders of the ANC.

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How to stop worrying and Start Living

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How to break the worry habit – before it breaks you

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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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In the Heart of the Whore

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The ongoing assassinations of anti-apartheid activists led to rumours that some kind of third force must be responsible. The South African government flatly denied any involvement. All investigations of the matter were met with stony silence.

The first crack in the wall came with the publication by the Vrye Weekblad newspaper of the extraordinary story of Dirk Coetzee, former Security Branch Captain. His tale of murder, kidnapping, bombing and poisoning provided corroboration of the shocking confessions made by Almond Nofemela on death row. Slowly the dark secret started unravelling under the probing of determined journalists.

In the Heart of the Whore introduces the reader to the secret underworld of the death squads. It explains when and why they were created, who ran them, what methods they employed, who the victims and perpetrators were.

Jacques Pauw was more closely involved with the subject than any other person outside the police and armed forces. In this groundbreaking work he looks at the devastating effect of the secret war on the opponents of apartheid as well as the corrosive effects on the people who committed these crimes.

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Into the Heart of Darkness

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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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The Anglo-Boer War in 100 objects

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This book brings the victories and the tragedies – and the full extent of the human drama behind this war – to life through 100 iconic objects. These include a Scottish soldier’s spade used at Magersfontein and the boots of a Boer soldier who died at Spion Kop.

Softcover, 272 pages, 270 x 200 mm

Product Code: 112810


The Girl Who Smiled Beads

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In 1994, Clemantine and her fifteenyear-oldsister, Claire, fled theRwandan massacre and spent thenext six years wandering throughseven African countries, searchingfor safety – perpetually hungry,imprisoned and abused, enduringand escaping refugee camps,finding unexpected kindness,witnessing inhuman cruelty.When Clemantine was twelve,she and her sister were grantedasylum in the United States,where she embarked on anotherjourney – to excavate her pastand, after years of being made tofeel less than human, claim herindividuality

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The Land Is Ours

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South Africas first black lawyers and the birth of constitutionalism. The Land Is Ours tells the story of South Africas first black lawyers, who operated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In an age of aggressive colonial expansion, land dispossession and forced labour, these men believed in a constitutional system that respected individual rights and freedoms, and they used the law as an instrument against injustice. The book follows the lives, ideas and careers of Henry Sylvester Williams, Alfred Mangena, Richard Msimang, Pixley ka Isaka Seme, Ngcubu Poswayo and George Montsioa, who were all members of the ANC. It analyses the legal cases they took on, explores how they reconciled the law with the political upheavals of the day, and considers how they sustained their fidelity to the law when legal victories were undermined by politics. The Land Is Ours shows that these lawyers developed the concept of a Bill of Rights, which is now an international norm. The book is particularly relevant in light of current calls to scrap the Constitution and its protections of individual rights: it clearly demonstrates that, from the beginning, the struggle for freedom was based on the idea of the rule of law.

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Almost Human

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In 2013, paleoanthropologist Lee Berger and his team made the discovery of a lifetime in an underground cave near Johannesburg: hundreds of prehistoric bones, including entire skeletons of at least 15 individuals, all perhaps two million years old. Berger’s team had discovered a new species: Homo naled

Softcover, 256 pages, 233 x 152 mm

Product Code: 110220


The policy of scorched earth followed by the British forces during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 to 1902, as well as the concentration camps, led to bitter memories and trauma that haunted Afrikaners and other inhabitants of South Africa alike for many years after the war. In this book, a group of historians take a fresh and sober look at this controversial aspect of the war.

Produk Kode: 110150


Scorched Earth

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The policy of scorched earth followed by the British forces during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 to 1902, as well as the concentration camps, led to bitter memories and trauma that haunted Afrikaners and other inhabitants of South Africa alike for many years after the war. In this book, a group of historians take a fresh and sober look at this controversial aspect of the war.

Hardcover, 320 pages, 280 x 210 mm

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Dinosaurs, Diamonds & Democracy (3rd Ed)

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An asteroid the size of Table Mountain crashed into what was to become South Africa over 2 billion years ago, marking the spot. The country’s history since then has always been robust and full of energy. This book takes you in record time from that moment, when the earth’s richest gold reefs were shaped, to the advent of democracy in 1994, another event that stunned the world, and beyond.

Along the way you will encounter some of the most ancient dinosaurs on record, the very first people on the planet, and the first cultures. You will see outsiders moving in to reshape history: hunters and gatherers, cultivators and herders, iron workers from the north, and immigrants from Europe and Asia. They fought and made peace; they stumbled upon gold and diamonds; they rose to the heights of excellence and sank to the depths of oppression, until on one day they all queued as equals to elect a government. That is the story marked by dinosaurs, diamonds and democracy.

Product Code: 109290