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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Aktuele Sake / Current Affairs

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What are the real roots of the student protests of 2015 - 16? Why did the protests turn violent? Do the students know how to end it? Former Free State University vice-chancellor Jonathan Jansen delves into the unprecedented disruption of universities that caught SA by surprise. In frank interviews with 11 of the VCs most affected, he examines the forces at work and what is driving our youth. As by Fire gives us an insider view of the crisis and tells us what it means for our universities.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-05-01
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9780624080275

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Aktuele Sake / Current Affairs

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Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big challenges. Population will double to 2 billion by 2045. More than half of Africans will be living in cities. And this group of mostly young people will be connected via mobile devices. Properly planned for, this is a positive force for change. Without economic growth and jobs, it could prove a catastrophe as old systems of patronage and muddling through will no longer work. Making Africa Work is a handbook for how to promote growth in a more dynamic manner.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-05-01
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9781776090891

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- What was Ajay Gupta doing on Thabo Mbeki's 'secret' advisory council?
- Did the Guptas play a role in Jacob Zuma's rise to power?
- How did the Guptas capture South African cricket?
- What is their interest in the controversial nuclear procurement deal?
- What influence have they had in the hiring and firing of cabinet ministers?
The Guptas rose to national infamy when a commercial airliner packed with guests for a family wedding was allowed to land at Air Force Base Waterkloof in 2013, sparking an onslaught of
public outrage. 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 investigates what the Gupta brothers were up to during Thabo Mbeki's presidency and how they got into the inner circle of President Jacob Zuma. It shines new
light on their controversial ventures in computers, cricket, newspapers and TV news, and coal and uranium mining. And it explores their exposure by public protector Thuli Madonsela,
their conflict with finance minister Pravin Gordhan, and the real reasons behind the cabinet reshuffle of March 2017.
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.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-04-01
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9780624080343

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Aktuele Sake / Current Affairs

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Theuns Eloff takes a look at the issues everyone's talking about - unrest at our universities, unemployment and crippling poverty, problems in our education system, crime... Based on the latest research and his experience in the political and business world, Eloff gives a new perspective on where South Africa finds itself. His fresh, positive voice brings hope and gives the reader new ways to understand a rapidly changing world.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-04-01
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9781431421497

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It was in 1972 when the seemingly ordinary Craig Williamson registered at Wits University and joined the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS). Williamson was elected NUSAS's vice president and in January 1977, when his career in student politics came to an abrupt end, he fled the country and from Europe continued his anti-apartheid 'work'. But Williamson was not the activist his friends and comrades thought he was. In January 1980, Captain Williamson was unmasked as a South African spy.
Williamson returned to South Africa and during the turbulent 1980s worked for the foreign section of the South African Police's notorious Security Branch and South Africa's 'super-spy' transformed into a parcel-bomb assassin.

Through a series of interviews with the many people Williamson interacted with while he was undercover and after his secret identity was eventually exposed, Jonathan Ancer details Williamson's double life, the stories of a generation of courageous activists, and the book eventually culminates with Ancer interviewing South Africa's 'super-spy' face-to-face. It deals with crucial issues of justice, reconciliation, forgiveness, betrayal and the consequences of apartheid that South Africans are still grappling with.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-03-01
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9781868427628

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In 1977, RW Johnson's best-selling How Long Will South Africa Survive? provided a controversial and highly original analysis of the survival prospects of apartheid. Now, after more than twenty years of ANC rule, he believes the situation has become so critical that the question must be posed again. 'The big question about ANC rule', he writes, 'is whether African nationalism would be able to cope with the challenges of running a modern industrial economy. Twenty years of ANC rule have shown conclusively that the party is hopelessly ill-equipped for this task. Indeed, everything suggests that South Africa under the ANC is fast slipping backward and that even the survival of South Africa as a unitary state cannot be taken for granted.The fundamental reason why the question of regime change has to be posed is that it is now clear that South Africa can either choose to have an ANC government or it can have a modern industrial economy. It cannot have both.' Johnson's analysis is strikingly original and cogently argued. He has for several decades now been the senior international commentator on South African affairs, known for his lucid analysis and complete lack of deference towards the conventional wisdom.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-02-01
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9781770105409

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Aktuele Sake / Current Affairs

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Without much fanfare Ahmed Kathrada worked alongside Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and other giants in the struggle to end racial discrimination in South Africa. He faced house arrest and many court trials related to his activism until, finally, a trial for sabotage saw him sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Mandela and six others.
Conversations with a Gentle Soul has its origins in a series of discussions between Kathrada and Sahm Venter about his opinions, encounters and experiences. Throughout his life, Kathrada has refused to hang on to negative emotions such as hatred and bitterness. Instead, he radiates contentment and the openness of a man at peace with himself. His wisdom is packaged within layers of optimism, mischievousness and humour, and he provides insights that are of value to all South Africans.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-02-01
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9780624081166

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Skreeusnaaks en uittartend soos nét Deon Maas kan. In hierdie boek ontsien Maas niks of niemand nie. Hy skryf onbeskaamd en doodeerlik oor allerlei eg Suid-Afrikaanse heilige koeie. Afrikaans op kampusse, selfies, baarde, banting, die Guptas en die sogenaamde Stellenbosch Mafia loop deur onder dié uitgesproke skrywer se skerp pen. Sy blatante eerlikheid oor alles van mans se 'menere' tot Julius Malema, gay huwelike en NG-dominees is verfrissend. Dit is vlymskerp, omstrede en onvergeetlik.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-11-01
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9781868427406

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Aktuele Sake / Current Affairs

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The story of a 'rogue unit' operating within the South African Revenue Service (SARS) became entrenched in the public mind following a succession of sensational reports published by the Sunday Times in 2014. The unit, the reports claimed, had carried out a series of illegal spook operations: they had spied on President Jacob Zuma, run a brothel, illegally bought spyware and entered into unlawful tax settlements.
In a plot of Machiavellian proportions, head of the elite crime-busting unit Johann van Loggerenberg and many of SARS's top management were forced to resign. Van Loggerenberg's select team of investigators, with their impeccable track record of busting high-level financial fraudsters and nailing tax criminals, lost not only their careers but also their reputations.
Now, in this extraordinary account, they finally get to put the record straight and the rumours to rest: there was no 'rogue unit'. The public had been deceived, seemingly by powers conspiring to capture SARS for their own ends.
Shooting down the allegations he has faced one by one, Van Loggerenberg tells the story of what really happened inside SARS, revealing details of some of the unit's actual investigations.

About the authors
Johann van Loggerenberg was a group executive at SARS before he resigned from the tax authority in early 2015 after 16 years' service. His name featured publicly for his involvement in SARS investigations into individuals such as Billy Rautenbach, Irvin Khoza, Julius Malema, Lolly Jackson, Glenn Agliotti and Radovan Krejcir. He currently consults for law firms and private forensic investigation companies.
Adrian Lackay is a former spokesperson for SARS. Before he started at the tax authority in 2003, he worked as a journalist and political correspondent.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-09-01
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9781770104778

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When Johan Booysen hears that the new Provincial Police Chief takes backhanders from a Durban businessman, he decides to give her the benefit of the doubt. But the evidence becomes impossible to ignore and he soon gets dragged down the corridors of power and politics into a web of intrigue, deceit and betrayal that, at times, he has trouble making sense of. Only when he is arrested, handcuffed and tossed into a cell does Booysen realise just how ruthless those opposed to him are - an opposition he comes to call the 'cabal' - and whom he believes have more blood on their hands than the so-called Cato Manor Death Squad with which he is closely associated.
Blood on their Hands traces Johan Booysen's life and career - from patrolling the streets of Amanzimtoti in the 1970s to his rise in 2010 to major general and head of KZN's Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation unit, the Hawks. But his tenure is short-lived. When Booysen decides to take on those so determined to be rid of him, each legal battle he wins is met by hostility and further efforts to shut him out of the of the criminal justice system. But capitulating is not in his DNA...
Publikasiedatum: 2016-09-01
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9781776090761

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Aktuele Sake / Current Affairs

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The next three years will determine whether South Africa succeeds or fails in the long term.
Jacob Zuma's term as president is due to end in 2019, though he could go earlier. Who will succeed him and what will be the impact on policy?
The ANC's dominance has been significantly dented after opposition parties gained ground in the 2016 local government elections, but will the minority and coalition governments in key cities hold or fall apart?
The economy is in trouble, and the National Treasury has been buffeted by a struggle for power at the centre of government. Will Pravin Gordhan and his band of reformers survive and succeed?
The public protector's term ends in October 2016. Will her successor hold the line?
The judiciary is under pressure, and several positions have opened up on the Constitutional Court bench. Will the rule of law be maintained?
Looking at these and other issues, Richard Calland presents scenarios for the country's future, showing how the next few years are the most critical since the early 1990s, and how South Africa can set itself on a path to success or failure. It really is make or break time.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-09-01
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9781776091072

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Who are these Guptas who are so powerful, they're distributing cabinet posts like matrons handing out condoms at a brothel? Who do Americans think they are, accusing Trevor Noah of 'stealing' a joke from one of their comedians? Is Sizakele MaKhumalo Zuma's spaza shop a National Key Point?

In #ZuptasMustFall, and other rants, Fred Khumalo runs riot, contemplating the pressing issues that continue to confound, infuriate and exasperate the nation - or to sink it into further controversy.

Covering a wide range of topics, including politics, history, current events and celebrity gossip, this compilation of recent and new writings contains Khumalo's trademark blend of humour and shrewd analysis, as well as his treatment of everyday issues from a uniquely South African perspective.

This is an entertaining collection of thoughts from one of the country's most seasoned journalists, offering many questions, and tongue-in-cheek answers, on who we are as a nation, where we are going, and how we compare to the rest of the world.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-08-01
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9780624072676

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Aktuele Sake / Current Affairs

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South Africa is undeniably an African superpower. MTN, Standard Bank and Shoprite are African business giants, SA is the only African member of BRICS and it is a leader in conflict resolution on the continent. Yet the country is often accused of being a neocolonialist bully. Liesl Louw-Vaudran answers this accusation by examining key events, from Thabo Mbeki's reforms of the AU to the disastrous peace-keeping mission in the Central African Republic in 2013.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-07-01
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9780795707674

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Two world renowned revolutionary icons, Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro, meet for the first time in Cuba 1991. This book is the collection of their speeches from that auspicious day. Speaking at a rally, Mandela credits Cuba's military support and involvement in Angola, and comments on Cuba's assistance to debilitate the US-backed South African army, which resulted in the acceleration in the fight to bring down the apartheid government. Castro acknowledges the contribution of South Africans to the worldwide fight for justice. Mandela and Castro regarded each other as mentors -- and the world regards them as icons. Historians, researchers and activists will be keenly interested in this book.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-06-01
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9781770103412

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Aktuele Sake / Current Affairs

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The Thabo Mbeki I Know is a collection that celebrates one of South Africa's most exceptional thought leaders. The contributors include those who first got to know Thabo Mbeki as a young man, in South Africa and in exile, and those who encountered him as a statesman and worked alongside him as an African leader.
In The Thabo Mbeki I Know, these friends, comrades, statesmen, politicians and business associates provide insights that challenge the prevailing academic narrative and present fresh perspectives on the former president's time in office and on his legacy - a vital undertaking as we approach a decade since an embattled Thabo Mbeki left office.
Edited by Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu and Miranda Strydom, The Thabo Mbeki I Know provides readers with an opportunity to reassess Thabo Mbeki's contribution to post-apartheid South Africa, as both deputy president and president; to the African continent and diaspora, as a highly respected state leader; and to the international community as a whole.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-06-01

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