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.
Hardeband, 272 ble, 270 x 200 mm
Item Kode: 112810
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.
Sagteband, 288 ble, 233 x 152 mm
Item Kode: 112820
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 Kode: BN00660
How to break the worry habit – before it breaks you
Item Kode: BN00310
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.
Item Kode: 113840
Item Kode: 113850
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.
Item Kode: BN00380
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
Sagteband, 256 ble, 233 x 152 mm
Item Kode: 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.
Hardeband, 320 ble, 280 x 210 mm
Item Kode: 110150
’n Asteroïde so groot soos Tafelberg tref meer as twee miljard jaar gelede die plek wat uiteindelik Suid-Afrika sou word. Ná dié slag volg ’n onstuimige geskiedenis. Die storie begin in die tyd toe die aarde se rykste goudneerslae gevorm is. Van hier strek die verhaal tot verby die geboorte van demokrasie in 1994 –
’n ander gebeurtenis wat die wêreld se asem weggeslaan het. Langs die weg kom ’n mens die oudste dinosourusse wat ooit gelewe het teë, asook die planeet se heel eerste mense en vroegste kulture.
Inkomelinge het die geskiedenis gevorm – jagterversamelaars, landbouers en kuddewagters, ystersmede vanuit die noorde, en immigrante vanuit Europa en Asië. Suid-Afrika se mense het oorlog gemaak en vrede gesluit, goud en diamante ontdek, glorieryke hoogtes bereik en in die dieptes van onderdrukking verval totdat almal op ’n dag as gelykes in ’n ry ingeval het om vir ’n regering te stem wat hulle as demokratiese volk die een-en-twintigste eeu sou binnelei. Dit is die verhaal van dinosourusse, diamante en demokrasie.
Item Kode: 109290
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