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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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Hat hurt is still there. We had a good, good childhood in Harfield, even though we were poor.

Anger. Hurt. Loneliness. These feelings are familiar to residents from Harfield Village who were forcibly removed from the area in the early '70s. For the first time, Dr. Siona O'Connell has found a way to bring their stories to light. She examines apartheid-era forced removals, their ways of life, home, belonging and freedom in the aftermath of apartheid for these residents. David Brown's images from the backdrop of the book: a series of images, telling stories of what life was like in Harfield as well and the effects that eviction wreaked and continues to impose on these people. Brown's photographs are echoed by images taken in 2018 of these former residents. This is a reminder that for many ex-residents, the past seems to be not only unspeakable, but unthinkable, and 'unlistenable'. We cannot afford to forget these atrocities of the past.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-10-14
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9780799397307

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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How Mandela ruled from prison
The late eighties was a highly politicised environment. Willem Laubscher was healing some of the world's best-known political prisoners, amongst them Walter Sisulu and Govan Mbeki. When Nelson Mandela was scheduled for a similar operation, all hell broke loose.
The National Party was quietly plotting to smuggle Mandela out of the country, possibly hoping that he would escape, while the ANC was scoring points by casting doubt on the medical services that white doctors like Laubscher was willing to provide to the political prisoners.
A relatively simple medical operation turned into an international diplomatic crisis.
Meanwhile, in most ironic of twists, the security police was taking desperate measures to ensure Mandela's safety - the country could simply not afford an assassination attempt.
Willem Laubscher was the medical practitioner in the eye of this storm; Nelson Mandela was the calm strategist who had held out against pressure from both the jittery NP government and the increasingly boisterous ANC, with Winnie Mandela already larger than life, stoking the media and exploiting every available loophole to embarrass the government.
This is the story of a few weeks of diplomatic chaos, and a security operation that completely overshadowed the medical procedure Mandela was scheduled for.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-10-03
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9781868429684

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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Cape Town, 2018. South Africa's mother city is wracked by drought. The prospect of premier Helen Zille's 'Day Zero' - the day when all taps run dry - is driving its citizens into a frenzy. When it's announced that Mayor Patricia de Lille is off the water crisis, the predicament reaches its zenith and politicians turn upon each other.
And so begins a stupendous battle within the Democratic Alliance: who will lead Cape Town? It's during this time that author and researcher Crispian Olver applies to the City of Cape Town to gain access to certain official documents as part of a research project. He is baffled when his application is rejected without explanation, but this only strengthens his resolve to explore how the city of his childhood is run. In particular, he has his sights set on the relationship between city politicians and property developers.

Olver interviews numerous individuals, including many 'chopped' from the city administration. What he uncovers is a pandora's box of backstabbing, in-fighting and backroom deals. He explores dodgy property developments at Wescape and Maiden's Cove, delves into attempts to 'hijack' civic associations, and exposes the close yet precautious relationship between the mayor and City Hall's so-called 'laptop boys'. But his main goal is to understand what led to the political meltdown within the Democratic Alliance, and the defection of De Lille to form her own party.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-10-01
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9781485310860

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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In die onstuimige beginjare van Alexanderbaai se diamantbedryf was dit Kingsley Seale se onbenydenswaardige taak om die blink klippies van die Hans Merensky-assosiasie skoon te maak, te waardeer en veilig in die Kaap te besorg.

In dié verantwoordelik pos het hy eindelik gesorg dat £5 miljoen se diamante ontgin en verhandel word, ten spyte van smokkelaars se vindingryke pogings om hulle hande op die fortuin te lê.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-09-11
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9781776094011

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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As an award-winning photojournalist and part of the Bang-Bang Club, Greg Marinovich has covered war and conflict all over Africa and the world. In Shots From The Edge he recounts his experiences in these conflict zones, recalling interviews with the perpetrators and the victims of violence, from rebels, child soldiers and terrorists to peacekeepers, aid workers, rape survivors, orphans and amputees. The book takes the reader throughout South Africa, and to Angola, Mozambique, Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Chechnya, Palestine and many other contested zones.
With compassion and care, Marinovich documents more than two decades' worth of turbulent history and reveals the people involved in the conflict. Some of the moments are deeply moving and profound; others so surreal as to blur into insanity. From coming under fire with United Nations peacekeeping troops in the Lašva Valley and being escorted around Mogadishu by a crew of gunmen for hire, to running through the streets of Johannesburg as Inkatha and the ANC face off at Shell House, the reader is exposed to people, places and experiences that would otherwise be difficult to comprehend.

The accounts in Shots From The Edge are at once insightful, tragic, shocking and occasionally humorous, but above all they are a poignant reminder of the brutality and indignity of war, and man's capacity for cruelty.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-09-02
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9781776093854

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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Voices from the Underground takes the reader inside the ANC's military underground in the mid- to late 1980s, during the height of the apartheid regime's violent crackdown on political activism. In this book, eighteen members of Umkhonto we Sizwe's Ashley Kriel Detachment, which operated primarily in the Western Cape, tell their stories for the first time.
From smuggling arms across the Botswana border to setting off a limpet mine inside the Castle of Good Hope, participants in the armed struggle speak about the operations they carried out, the tactics they employed, the victories they achieved and the hardships they endured, including the deaths of comrades at the hands of the police and the immense burden of living a double life.

This collection of memoirs sets out the various journeys undertaken by each member of the detachment on the road to becoming a soldier of the revolution, and reveals the reasons why these ordinary people took the extraordinary step of dedicating their lives to fighting for freedom no matter the cost.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-08-31
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9780624088790

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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In Namibia the 1980s were a dark decade of human rights abuses by South African security forces. Judge David Smuts, then a young Windhoek lawyer, felt compelled to take on the system. His gripping memoir details several dramatic cases, including the freeing of detainees that had been held secretly for six years, proving that torture was used to extract 'confessions' and that Koevoet knowingly killed civilians. Working with the likes of Sydney Kentridge, Geoff Budlender and Arthur Chaskalson, Smuts won legal victories and established a legal centre in the far North, where many misdeeds had taken place. Smuts also takes a fresh look at the assassination of Anton Lubowski, anti-apartheid activist and his close friend.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-08-30
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9781868429349

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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A single moment can change a life forever… A van full of men armed with AK47s is stopped by two policemen while driving through Bethlehem in the Free State. They open fire on the policemen and, from that moment, their lives are irrevocably changed. So to for Fusi Mofokeng, resident of Bethlehem, who was not at the scene of the crime but was the brother-in-law of one of the perpetrators. He is accused of being an accomplice and tried, sentenced and jailed.

Nineteen years later, in 2011, Fusi is released into a world that has changed beyond recognition, a world in which his mother, father and brother have all died. Throughout his incarceration he fought for his release, appearing before the TRC, and schooling himself in law. Even today, he seeks a presidential pardon.

It is to this life that award-winning author Jonny Steinberg turns his attention in One Day in Bethlehem. In examining the life and struggle of Fusi Mofokeng, Steinberg shines a searing light on the burden of the 'everyman' in his quest for justice. In doing so, he also captures a country as it violently sheds the skin of the past to
emerge, blinking, into the modern era.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-08-20
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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'Dancing a tango with death' was the daily life of the DCC - the Directorate of Covert Collection - secret agents, working in what JJ 'Tolletjie' Botha called 'hostile countries'. Who were these men? Airline pilots, Belgian missionaries, German industrialists, engineers, medical doctors, high-ranking officers of enemy countries and last, but not least, people like a well-known Namibian lawyer and a famous, internationally acclaimed South African singer; people who, sometimes unwittingly, collaborated with the 'shadow's men', believing they were helping friendly countries … Did the document prepared by General Pierre Steyn, the famous topsecret Steyn Report, really exist?
In this book you will find the full original document whose existence has been denied by FW de Klerk and his closest allies. Did Judge Richard Goldstone act bona fide by accepting in his final report the information given to him by Counter Intelligence and the NIS, information that, at the very end, emerged as “hearsay”? Was Judge Goldstone aware of the final objective of the tandem pair Steyn-De Klerk to decapitate the South African Defence Force?

Did the top structure of the DCC maintain close contacts with most of the Western intelligence services, and particularly the British MI6? Was any one of the hundreds of civilian and military men 'listed' as part of the infamous Third Force ever condemned? Was Staal Burger or Ferdi Barnard really part of the DCC or were they 'imposed' by the then Chief of the Army, General Kat Liebenberg? Did you know that more than half the African members of the first Mandela cabinet had been on the DCC's payroll? Why did the Motsuenyane Commission of Enquiry have to suspend its search, and never published the list of ANC members massacred or disappeared, victims of their own comrades?
Publikasiedatum: 2019-08-15
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9781485310846

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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Van al die gebeure in die Kaapkolonie gedurende die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog het die teregstelling van Hans Lötter, asook dié van kmdt. Gideon Scheepers, die meeste emosie onder Afrikaners ontketen. Lötter en sy mederebelle in die Kolonie het die verbeelding van die plaaslike bevolking aangegryp en die Britte maande lank hoofbrekens besorg. Sy gevangeneming, verhoor en teregstelling deur 'n Britse vuurpeloton op Middelburg, Kaap, het groot woede en verontwaardiging veroorsaak en hom verewig as Boeremartelaar in die Afrikaner-volksoorleweringe. Nou word sy boeiende verhaal vir die eerste keer volledig vertel.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-08-05
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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This book is a romance of truth; but behind it is a greater personal romance, and behind that again is the even more wonderful romance of South Africa.
- Jan Smuts
No Outspan begins with Deneys Reitz's return from the First World War, during which he commanded a Scottish regiment. One might think that Reitz would be happy to settle for a quiet life after fighting through two terrible wars, but nothing could be further from the truth. Immediately on his return by ship to Table Bay Harbour, he agreed to stand as a Member of Parliament in the forthcoming election.
The South African Party under Botha and Smuts won the election, and Deneys Reitz became a Cabinet Minister. This enabled him to lead a life of great adventure when not constrained by Parliament or the drudgery of Pretorian office duties.
No Outspan is a fascinating account of life in South Africa from the early 1920s until the early 1940s, when the author was Deputy Prime Minister of South Africa. Deneys Reitz played an important role in the creation of the Kruger National Park and was appointed as one of the founding trustees despite being an opposition Member of Parliament at the time. His involvement with wild life and various game reserves he helped establish while in office is a theme that runs throughout the book.
An intensely interesting episode in the book is the fall of Hertzog as leader of a coalition government over the issue of South Africa's stand in the Second World War. As a Cabinet Minister in the coalition government, Deneys Reitz had a front row seat in all of this - and he tells the story as no one else could.
Jan Smuts said after Reitz's death in 1944: 'His loss is a national one and will be mourned all over this country which he knew and loved as no other'.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-07-20
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9781776093892

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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'Freedom of the press is a precious privilege that no country can forego.' - Mahatma Gandhi

In 2016, the country watched as eight journalists stood up to the public broadcaster to dissent against the censorship imposed by COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the capture of the newsroom. They would become known as the SABC8. While many may remember the headlines, photos and footage that circulated during that time, few know the real story: the way lives were changed while history was being made.

Now, Foeta Krige, one of the SABC8, shares his version of events: how it came about that eight very different journalists from within the public broadcaster, each with their own unique background and motivation, were brought together by circumstance to fight the mighty SABC in the name of media freedom. This forms the backdrop for a lesser-known story - one of death threats, intimidation, assault and the eventual death of Suna Venter. Her death shocked the nation and baffled investigators. Was it a natural death caused by stress, or were there more sinister forces involved? To understand why her death was red-flagged, it is necessary to retrace her steps and how they converged with those of the seven other journalists.

Krige takes the reader back to the day when everything started, telling the gripping, and often harrowing, story behind the sensational headlines.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-06-03
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9781431427550

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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In this riveting undercover spy drama, Bradley Steyn tells the story of his journey from a boy caught in the middle of the Strijdom Square massacre, to acting out his PTSD working for the apartheid security branch. Finally he ends up being recruited by MK and used to infiltrate the crazed right-wing whose mission is to destabilise a South Africa on the brink of peace.
With these forces pushing the nation towards a bloody race war, will his time run out before they discover he is working for Mandela's spies?

This astonishing true-life thriller reveals for the first time some of the dirty secrets of a dirty war.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-05-27
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9781868429967

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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Twenty-five years have passed since South Africans were being shot, hacked or burned to death in political conflict. The memory of the trauma has faded where some 20 500 people were killed between 1984 and 1994. Conventional wisdom claims that they died at the hands of a state-backed Third Force. The more accurate explanation is that they died as a result of the people's war the ANC unleashed.
After the people's war began in September 1984, intimidation and political killings rapidly accelerated. At the same time, a remarkably effective propaganda campaign put the blame for violence on the National Party government and its alleged Inkatha surrogate. Sympathy for the ANC soared, while its rivals suffered crippling losses in credibility and support. By 1993 the ANC was able to dominate the negotiating process, as well as to control the militarily undefeated police and army and bend them to its will. By May 1994 it had trounced its rivals and taken over government. Many books have been written on South Africa's political transition, but none deals adequately with the people's war. This book does. It shows the extraordinary success of the people's war in giving the ANC a virtual monopoly on power, as well as the great cost at which this was done. Apart from the terror and killings it sparked, the people's war set in motion forces that cannot easily be tamed. Contemporary South Africa and the problems it confronts cannot be fully understood without a knowledge of the scars and damaging legacy of the people's war.

For this new edition of her seminal work, Anthea Jeffery has revised and abridged her book. She has also included a brief overview of the ANC's National Democratic Revolution, for which the people's war was intended to prepare the way. Since 1994, the NDR has incrementally been implemented in many different spheres. It is also now being speeded up in its current and more 'radical' phase.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-05-15
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9781868429608

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
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Throughout the past 50 years, the courts have been a battleground for contesting political forces as more and more conflicts that were once fought in Parliament or in streets, or through strikes and media campaigns, find their way to the judiciary. Certainly, the legal system was used by both the apartheid state and its opponents. But it is in the post-apartheid era, and in particular under the rule of President Jacob Zuma, that we have witnessed a dramatic increase in 'lawfare': the migration of politics to the courts. The authors show through a series of case studies how just about every aspect of political life ends up in court: the arms deal, the demise of the Scorpions, the Cabinet reshuffle, the expulsion of the EFF from Parliament, the nuclear procurement process, the Cape Town mayor…
Publikasiedatum: 2019-04-30

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