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.
Sagteband, 264 ble, 198 x 130 mm
Item Kode: 112800
65 Years of Friendship tells the heartrending story of a remarkable friendship between two remarkable men: world-renowned human-rights lawyer George Bizos, and Nelson Mandela. George and Madiba met as students at the University of the Witwatersrand in the 1940s. They would later become legal colleagues, and Mandela would become George Bizos most famous client soon after, for it was Bizos who formed part of his legal defence during the famous Treason Trial, and again during the Rivonia Trial, when Mandela and others faced the death penalty for plotting to overthrow the state. After seeing his friend sentenced to life imprisonment instead, Bizos became Mandelas lifeline, navigating the complicated network of the Struggle. Working tirelessly, be it by secretly meeting Oliver Tambo in exile or arguing for the abolishment of the death penalty in the Constitutional Court years later, Bizos offered his unwavering support to Mandela on his long walk towards a democratic South Africa. In this touching homage to their friendship, George Bizos tells a fascinating tale of two men whose work affected the lives of all South Africans.
Item Kode: BN00690
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.
Item Kode: A100020
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.
Hardeband, 384 ble, 234 x 153 mm
Item Kode: 112650
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.
Item Kode: A100050
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.
Item Kode: BN00040
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 Kode: BN00060
In 2006 Jacob Zuma was on trial for the rape of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, better known as Khwezi. After Zuma’s acquittal, the president’s supporters vilified Khwezi, forcing her to take refuge outside South Africa. Ten years later, she passed away … but not before she had slipped back into South Africa and started work on a book about her life. Journalist Redi Tlhabi breathes life into a woman for so long forced to live in the shadows.
Sagteband, 250 ble, 233 x 152 mm
Item Kode: 112680
This story tells it all, from poverty to fame, from love to divorce. A fatherless father trying to make sense of parenthood and a man who never had money trying to make sense of an abundance of wealth and the evils it brings, all the while maintaining his status as the greatest South African footballer of the modern era.
Item Kode: BN00250
Can drugs, jealousy and money drive a normal 20-year-old to pick up an axe and wipe out most of his family This is the question on everyone’s lips after the brutal Van Breda murders. While Henri tries to prove his innocence in court, the whole country is speculating about whether the Van Breda couple’s own child was the one responsible. With insider access to the family, investigative journalist Julian Jansen – one of the first journalists on the scene – writes about the murders that shook the country.
Sagteband, 220 ble, 198 x 130 mm
Due to the court case being postponed this title will only be available end November.
Item Kode: 110200
Hitmen for Hire takes the reader on a journey like no other, navigating a world of hammermen (hitmen), informers, rogue policemen, taxi bosses, gang leaders and crooked businessmen. The book examines a system in which contract killings have become the norm, looking at who arranges hits, where to find a hitman and even what it is like to be a hitman – or hitwoman.
Sagteband, 340 ble, 233 x 152 mm
Item Kode: 110230
Karina Szczurek’s memoirs of her life before, with and after her marriage to André P. Brink detail a year of widowhood and a love to last a lifetime. The book combines enough salacious detail and moving description of dealing with the death of a loved one to satisfy fans of her and her husband, both old and new.
Sagteband, 304 ble, 233 x 152 mm
Item Kode: 110260
Item Kode: 109100
Dwelms, jaloesie en geld. Kan dit iemand daartoe dryf om sy gesin uit te moor Die bekroonde joernalis Julian Jansen was van die eerstes op die toneel van die “bylmoorde” en sy boeiende boek lees soos ’n misdaadroman.
Sagteband, 220 ble, 198 x 130 mm
Item Kode: 110190
In Afskeid van Europa lewer Karel Schoeman verslag van sy laaste twee besoeke aan Nederland, Duitsland en Oostenryk gedurende die herfs van 2011 en 2013. Dit is veral die stede Amsterdam, Berlyn, Dresden, Salzburg en Wene wat aandag kry en ook met Schoeman se vermoë om mense en plekke wat hy waarneem, in woorde tot gestalte te bring. By dit alles is daar ’n ondertoon van heimwee en gelatenheid omdat die skrywer voortdurend bewus is daarvan dat dit werklik sy laaste besoeke is en hy dikwels aan sy ouderdom herinner word:
’Elderly,‘ lees ek op my vliegkaartjie, ’can’t walk long distance can sit gate close 15 minutes prior to departure.« Dit is ék.‘
Maar afgesien van die element van afskeid, is dit Schoeman se belesenheid en sy vermoë om hede en verlede te skakel wat opval en hierdie boek ’n ryk leeservaring maak. Nie alleen die politieke geskiedenis nie, maar ook die verhale van die gewone mens soos dit in die letterkunde uitgebeeld is, word in verband gebring met die strate, parke, kerke en paleise van die groot stede wat hy besoek. Onvermydelik skryf hy oor die twee wêreldoorloë se impak op mens en omgewing, maar ook die vasberade inisiatiewe om te restoureer en te herstel in stede soos Berlyn en Dresden. Die hede met sy massatoerisme, die gewonde daaglikse gang van sake en veral ook die tipiese geregte van die plekke wat hy besoek, verseker dat die boek vir eietydse reisigers ook relevant is.
Hardeband, 280 ble, 222 x 152 mm
Item Kode: 110270
In Fear, one of the worlds greatest explorers delves into his own experiences to try to explain what fear is, how it happens and how hes overcome it so successfully. He examines key moments from history where fear played an important part
in the outcome of a great event. He shows us how the brain perceives fear, how that manifests itself in us and how we can transform our perceptions.
Item Kode: 105350
Hierdie boek verskaf insig in die Koningin van Media se idees en interessante perspektiewe – in die vorm van aanhalings uit haar onderhoude. Sy gesels oor die media, die kunste, sakeondernemings, sukses en mislukking. Stof tot nadenke!
Item Kode: 102940
Die roerende verhaal van die herkoms van Marianne Thamm, feminis, gesoute joernalis en skrywer. Met ’n Duitse pa wat agter Hitler en Verwoerd ingeval het en ’n Portugese ma wat in Engeland ’n skoonmaker was, word sy in rowwe buurte in Pretoria tussen Afrikaanse mense groot. Vandag is sy die ma van twee (swart) tieners. ’n Unieke, onkonvensionele verhaal.
Item Kode: 102900