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9781471175398

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 255
Based on three years of extensive research and reporting, two of today's most acclaimed investigative journalists, Jeff Benedict of Sports Illustrated and eleven-time Emmy Award winner Armen Keteyian, deliver the first major biography of Tiger Woods - sweeping in scope and packed with groundbreaking, behind-the-scenes details of the Shakespearean rise and epic fall of a global icon. Now updated to include his remarkable comeback during 2018.

In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life - married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children. Winner of fourteen major golf championships and seventy-nine PGA Tour events, Woods was the first billion-dollar athlete, earning more than $100 million a year in endorsements from the likes of Nike, Gillette, AT&T and Gatorade.

But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years - one that exploded in the aftermath of a late-night crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional life off a cliff. In Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian dig deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to the question that has mystified millions of sports fans for nearly a decade: who is Tiger Woods?

Drawing on more than four hundred interviews with people from every corner of Woods's life - friends, family members, teachers, romantic partners, swing coaches, business associates, Tour pros and members of Woods's inner circle - Benedict and Keteyian construct a captivating psychological profile of an African-American child programmed by an attention-grabbing father and the original Tiger Mom to be the 'chosen one', to change not just the game of golf, but the world as well. But at what cost?

Benedict and Keteyian provide the startling answers in a biography destined to make headlines and linger in the minds of readers for years to come.
Publication date: 2019-04-15
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9780241348215

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 240
In 2011, Tim Cook took on an impossible task - following in the footsteps of one of history's greatest business visionaries, Steve Jobs. Facing worldwide scrutiny, Cook (who was often described as shy, unassuming and unimaginative) defied all expectations. Under Cook's leadership Apple has soared: its stock has nearly tripled to become the world's first trillion-dollar company. From the massive growth of the iPhone to new victories like the Apple Watch, Cook is leading Apple to a new era of success. But he's also spearheaded a cultural revolution within the company. Since becoming CEO, Cook has introduced a new style of management that emphasizes kindness, collaboration and honesty, and has quietly pushed Apple to support sexual and racial equal rights and invest heavily in renewable energy. Drawing on authorized access with several Apple insiders, Kahney, the world's leading reporter on Apple, tells the inspiring story of how one man attempted to replace the irreplaceable and succeeded better than anyone thought possible. Leander Kahney has covered Apple for more than a dozen years and has written four popular books about Apple and the culture of its followers, including Inside Steve's Brain and Jony Ive. The former news editor for Wired.com, he is currently the editor and publisher of CultofMac.com. He lives in San Francisco.
Publication date: 2021-03-01
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9781776091379

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R 250
On 5 February 2014, world-renowned scientist Tim Noakes fired off a tweet allegedly dispensing dietary advice to a young mother into a highly volatile media space; the fallout threatened to destroy his career. This is the untold backstory.

Veteran journalist and writer Daryl Ilbury unveils, layer by layer, a combustible mix of scientific ignorance, academic jealousy, the collapse of media ethics, and the interests of a world-renowned scientist in highlighting the intricacies of human nutrition and exposing those he believes have vested interests in regulating it.

Featuring interviews with people who have worked closely with Noakes, including former Springbok coach Jake White and polar swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh, as well as award-winning journalists and fellow scientists and academics, some of whom now consider Noakes dangerous and out of control, this book is bound to be as controversial as the man himself.
Publication date: 2017-06-01
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9781928341727

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Vusi Mavimbela is one of South Africa's foremost political adventurers and wanderers. A writer of singular verve, humour and descriptive power, his memoir provides penetrating pen portraits of many well-known South African and African political actors, including martyred uMkhonto weSizwe guerilla Solomon Mahlangu, Nigeria's Olusegun Obasanjo, Robert Mugabe and a galaxy of senior ANC exiles such as Joe Slovo, Chris Hani, Josiah Jele, Joel Netshitenzhe and Mac Maharaj.
He touches on and illuminates the personalities of many influential men and women in South Africa's early democratic governments. But the heart of Mavimbela's narrative lies in his unique experience of working as a top administrator and counsellor in the offices of Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. In the most intimate detail, he describes the emergence and escalation of the conflict between those two flawed principals. He captures the drama of their struggle and its destructive fallout for the new South African state.

Mavimbela offers a potent warning: loyalty and long service to a political party is no guarantee of wise and effective leadership.
Publication date: 2018-10-31
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9781770070295

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R 270
Tippi - My Book of Africa takes the reader on a delightful journey into Africa and into the world of a ten-year-old girl called Tippi. Tippi is no ordinary child. She believes that she has the gift of talking to animals and that they are like brothers to her.
Publication date: 2005-10-01
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9781529106800

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Niki Lauda drove a car for sport, but crossed the line between life and death and fought back to even greater glory. Even people who know nothing of Formula One have heard of his crash at Nurburgring in 1976, when we was dragged from the inferno of his Ferrari so badly injured he was given the last rites. Within 33 days, he was racing again at Monza. His wounds bled, he had no eyelids. He was terrified. A year later, he reclaimed his World Championship title.
In To Hell and Back he reveals how he battled fear to stage a comeback that seemed beyond human endurance. Then it's Lauda vs Hunt, an epic rivalry later dramatized in 2013's Hollywood blockbuster Rush, and he looks back on the strict childhood and parental disapproval that he believes gave him an 'addiction to excellence'. There'll never be another like him.
Publication date: 2021-03-01
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9780620930680

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
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Cops and Robbers: we think we know how to tell the good guys from the bad, but when it comes to Cape Town's crime scene, things are anything but clear-cut. Controlled by gangs, fuelled by drugs and policed by cops that, all too often, get caught on the wrong side of the action.
Among the Cape Town cops who have consistently claimed that colleagues are trying to pin crimes on them are Major General Andre Lincoln (former head of a national police unit mandated by Nelson Mandela), Major General Jeremy Vearey (known as SA's top gang buster) and Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear (who was investigating some of the country's most brutal underworld crimes when he was assassinated in September 2020). Colleagues and suspects alike pointed to all three as colluding with criminals. Who is telling the truth?
Journalist Caryn Dolley has tracked this tangled trail, following the corruption breadcrumbs, sifting through court documents, laying fact upon fact and exposing the depths and breadth of systemic corruption that was set in place during apartheid and has only become more entrenched during the first decades of our democracy. She has traced the rot from cops to the underworld to politicians and back, exposing duplicitous networks that have for decades ensnared South Africa in an expanding cycle of organised crime and cop claim crossfire. At the centre of this crisis is the mounting collateral: the victims of Cape Town's manufactured killing fields.
To The Wolves tells the true life story of how South Africa's underworld came to be, what continues to fuel it today and how the deception and lies go all the way to the top...
Publication date: 2021-06-21
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
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Captain Sir Tom Moore's story is all our stories. Born at the tail end of the Spanish flu epidemic, Tom Moore was raised in the Yorkshire Dales by a loving family that had not escaped tragedy. Yet when the clouds of war threatened, Tom raised his hand and joined up to fight. The Second World War took him to the Far East, where his can-do spirit was forged. Whether fighting for his life in Burma or helming a firm back home, racing motorbikes or raising a family, he always sought to do his very best. To make a difference to those around him. Captain Tom's story is that of our parents and our grandparents. It is the story of the past hundred years here in Britain.
Publication date: 2022-01-30
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9781990973420

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 290
Too White to be Coloured, Too Coloured to be Black is a hybrid narrative, blending memoir with social commentary and political analysis.Always in search of 'home',  the book tracks Lagardien's vast experiences of a deeply lived life, always against a backdrop of 'unbelonging' - first as a reporter in the turbulent 80s, to studying economics at the LSE, then achieving a doctorate at the University of Wales, to working as a speechwriter at the World Bank in Washington. A unique and brilliant read.
Publication date: 2022-03-08
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9781415200049

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As a teenager Fred Khumalo greeted his friends with a handshake and the words 'touch my blood'. It implied friendship and trust. The saying became his name. More than that, it became the way he viewed his world.

Everything touched Fred Khumalo. Twice he was bewitched. Twice his father - the 'moegoe', the 'country bumpkin' - took him to inyangas to have the 'demons' banished. Twice his mother - the 'city girl' - took him to a doctor to have the 'fevers' cured.

When the American Dudes became the fashion, Khumalo dressed up in outlandish style and strutted the streets. 'You had to be brave to be seen in the outfits that we wore. Green, yellow, maroon, powder blue. Outrageous stuff, garish stuff, bright stuff. Earth, Wind and Fire stuff. Michael Jackson (pre-nose job) stuff.

He smoked dagga with con men and criminals, he pickpocketed 'corpses' on the Friday night trains. He worked as a gardener in the larney suburbs and drooled over pornographic photographs with his baas's son. He studied journalism and shacked up with whiteys in a commune called the Snake Park, for a while the only darkie in a crazy swirl of booze and drugs and sex.

And then the bloody fighting that tore apart KwaZulu/Natal in the 1980s touched his life. Sucked him into a place of horror and violence that threatened to destroy him. When a friend died in his arms with the words 'They really got me, Touch My Blood. They really got me,' Khumalo realised that if he was to outlive the madness he had to run.

From the journalist and Sunday Times columnist comes a startlingly honest, humorous and poignant autobiography about growing up in a time of laughter and heartache. Fred Khumalo was Insight & Opinion Editor at the Sunday Times , where he also wrote a weekly socio-political column. He has published numerous short stories in literary journals and magazines, including Staffrider , Tribute , Drum and Pace . This was his first book. He is married and lives in Johannesburg.
Publication date: 1980-12-01
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9781779223258

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R 225
This collection comprises the stories of women who grew up in two countries, Rhodesia, prior to Independence and Zimbabwe post-1980.
The contributors reflect on their childhoods with refreshing candour. Many of their memories retain the crystalline clarity of childhood and thus provide insights into worlds that have often remained unexplored.
Behind these women stood dedicated, hard-working parents — often teachers, nurses or businessmen and women - determined that their children succeed through education.
The commitment of this emerging middle class provides us with a tragic reminder of the negative obduracy of the Smith regime which consistently denied such citizens the vote. Nonetheless, we are repeatedly reminded not of the dark side of an essentially racist regime, but of the joys of a secure childhood when parents and communities were steadfast in their values, and families consistently offered stability and security.
Few will read Township Girls:The Cross-Over Generation without feeling that they have learned something new and been invited into a different world.
Passionately written encounters of the memories of adult women as they dig deep into the recesses of their memories to weave vivid unforgettable stories of their fears, joys, triumphs and adventures of fitting into two different cultures in pre-independent Zimbabwe.
Publication date: 2018-06-30
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9781928518044

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
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Hierdie ware verhaal handel oor 'n jong seun uit 'n arm gesin wat op die spoorlyne van Carnarvon-stasie grootgeword het en moes as kind onder andere bottels en bene in die dorp optel en verkoop vir eksta geld vir die gesin om te oorleef.

Sy weetgierige geaardheid, positiewe uitkyk en wil om bo uit te kom, lei egter tot 'n inspirerende suksesverhaal. Die skrywer vertel met humor, passie en 'n gemaklike skryfstyl unieke en skreeusnaakse stories wat net in 'n klein Karoodorpie kan plaasvind.
Publication date: 2019-09-19
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9781770229051

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 290
Ian: 'You're going to run how far?'
Ryan: '250 kilometres. But it's over seven days, though.'
Ian: 'And the furthest you've ever run is ...?'
Ryan: '42.2 kilometres... on the road. And on trail... 35 kilometres.'
Ian: 'Ryan, I think you need to reassess this...'

What does it take to run a six-day race through the world's harshest deserts? Or 100 miles in a single day at altitudes that would leave you breathless just walking? More than that, though: what is it like to win these races?

South Africa's ultra-trail-running superstar Ryan Sandes has done just that. Since bursting onto the international trail-running scene by winning the first multistage race he ever entered - the brutal Gobi March - Ryan has gone on to win various other multistage and single-day races around the globe.

Written with bestselling author and journalist Steve Smith, Trail Blazer - My Life as an Ultra-distance Trail Runner recounts the life story of this intrepid sportsman, from his experiences as a rudderless party animal to becoming a world-class athlete, and includes details on his training regimes, race strategies and aspirations for future sporting endeavours.

Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the adrenaline-inducing trials and tribulations of one of South Africa's most awe-inspiring athletes, while endurance-sport participants - from beginners to aspirant pros - will benefit from his insights and advice.

As Professor Tim Noakes says in the Foreword to this book: 'However much we might think we know and understand, there are some phenomena which now, and perhaps forever, we will never fully comprehend. We call such happenings "enigmas". Or even miracles. Ryan Sandes is one such.'
Publication date: 2016-03-01
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When her father becomes gravely ill on holiday in Budapest, Alexandra Fuller rushes to join her mother at his bedside, where they see out his last days together and then carry his ashes back to their farm in Zambia. A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father's death. She contends with his overwhelming absence, and her memories of a childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa. She then faces seemingly irreparable family fallout, new love found and lost, and, eventually, further unimaginable bereavement. Bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, here is a story of joy, resilience and vitality, from a writer at the very height of her powers.
Publication date: 2019-02-01
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9781485310853

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Hierdie is ʼn fassinerende verslag van die lewe in maksimumsekuriteit-gevangenisse, met ʼn vars invalshoek: China was hondemeester, aan die voorfront tydens tronkgevegte. Gewapen slegs met ʼn knuppel en sy hond moes hy messtekers en oproeriges afweer. Hy is ʼn mensch, ʼn ongeslypte diamant met hart en ondernemingsgees. Hy herinner aan Bennie Griessel: hy rook en drink straf, sy huwelik is op die rotse, hy sukkel om gevoelens te wys, maar oor ʼn hond wat doodgaan, grens hy. Sy eerste pos, toe hy net 16 was, was op Robbeneiland, waar hy ʼn lang, breedgeskouerde gevangene met ʼn vriendelike gesig gesien skerm het. Hy was self ʼn bokser en kon sien die man het ʼn besonderse tegniek, dat hy lig op sy voete soos ʼn weltergewig was. Die bokser was Nelson Mandela. Saans het Mandela deur sy tralies vir die seun hardgekookte eiers wat hy afgeskil het, aangegee, dan eet hulle saam en gesels. Mandela het hom altyd aaangepor om verder te gaan leer.

OOR DIE OUTEUR
Jakobus Daniël (China) Mouton is 23 Maart 1957 gebore. Hy was van 1974 tot 2013 ʼn hondemeester in die Departement van Korrektiewe dienste, waar hy ook aan die berede afdeling verbonde was. Hy het as spoorsnyer gewerk en sekuriteit verskaf by maksimumsekuriteit-gevangenisse. Hy spesialiseer later in narkotika en springstof. Hy was van 2010 afdelingshoof by Brandvlei-gevangenis. Hy tree in 2013 af en woon in Laingsburg.
Publication date: 2019-08-27

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