Who are the greatest villains, direst leaders andmost offensive personalities to have spread theirregrettable influence throughout the modern world?
Item Kode: BN00220
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.
Item Kode: BN00230
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.
Item Kode: BN00240
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.
Item Kode: A100060
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.
Item Kode: A100040
What does our future hold? Will the ANC split within the next fi ve years? Could the DA rule the country in 2024? Will the EFF form
an alliance with the ANC? What should we do to make our economy grow at levels that will impact on poverty and inequality? In Fate of the Nation scenario expert Jakkie Cilliers answers these and many other questions.
Sagteband, 224 ble, 230 x 152 mm
Item Kode: 112710
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.
Item Kode: BN00260
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
Item Kode: 113860
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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Item Kode: 112770
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.
Item Kode: A100030
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 effectively to a cross-section of readers, and brings sorely needed good news.
Sagteband, 320 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Item Kode: 112720
South African history has been punctuated by some remarkable
speeches. This book examines some of these, from the beginning
of apartheid to now.
Sagteband, 320 ble, 234 x 153 mm
Item Kode: 112760
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 of affairs 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.
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Item Kode: 112790
“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”
Binne 24 uur is Leserskring en die verskaffer se voorraad uitverkoop. Bestel nou vooraf – voorraad sal weer vanaf 7 Desember 2017 beskikbaar wees.
Item Kode: A100010
Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Craig Kesson, the city’s director of policy and strategy, confront some of the issues of governance, including how can the city help overcome social and physical segregation; how can the government live up to the promises made to South Africans; and how can the city function and heal within these limitations. This book is a thought-provoking, relevant read.
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Item Kode: 112750
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.
Sagteband, 208 ble, 210 x 134 mm
Item Kode: 112740
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.
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Item Kode: 109240
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.
Sagteband, 320 ble, 213 x 137 mm
Item Kode: 110140
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.
Item Kode: 109280
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.
Item Kode: 109270