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South Africa's Constitution At Twenty One

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In the 21 years since its inception, South Africa's Constitution has acquired an almost mythical status, both at home and abroad. Yet, crucially, its primary impact has been on the nuts and bolts of people's lives.
It means that the death penalty is no longer a sentencing option, and gays and lesbians can get married and adopt. It affects directly the types of contracts and commercial arrangements the courts will countenance and on people's rights to land. This collection of essays explores what the Constitution means for South Africans and for the world - both through its definition of legal rights and through the seepage into the real world of those rights, and the culture that has arisen around them.

The contributors range from former Constitutional Court judges to activists, writers and philosophers, who look soberly at what has been achieved and what still needs to be done.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-09
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The Wretched of the Earth

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The Wretched of the Earth is an in-depth analysis of the effects of colonisation on the individual in society. It examines the consequences of a decolonising struggle and the needed path to liberation. Themes of class, race, violence and culture are discussed, and this book has had a major impact on civil and human rights, anti-colonialism, and black consciousness movements around the world.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-01
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On the Brink

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Few countries in transition have managed to get a grip on public finances as well as SA after 1994. Now the nation's credibility and democratic project lies in tatters as we teeter on the brink of a political and fiscal cliff. Business confidence has evaporated, causing SA to be downgraded to junk status, crushing growth potential and pushing us towards a debt trap. How did we land in this mess, and can we pull back from the brink? Award-winning journalist Claire Bisseker unpacks the crisis.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-09-09
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9781776092406

South Africa Can Work

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In this insightful and provocative book, Frans Rautenbach proposes a complete overhaul of policy thinking, and provides fresh arguments that effectively address South Africa's high unemployment, race problems and lack of education.

Rautenbach examines the fundamental problem of rent-seeking, to which he proposes two antidotes: the free market and decentralisation of government. Along the way he tackles holy cows such as affirmative action, trade unions, labour law and welfare payments. He also addresses contentious topics such as racism, white privilege, political correctness, state funding of higher education and mounting evidence that trade unions substantially suppress employment growth.

Written by a labour lawyer with a proven track record in a range of policy issues, South Africa Can Work speaks effectively to a cross-section of readers of all disciplines, and brings sorely needed good news.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-08-01
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Democracy and Delusion

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A fresh, different perspective on South African politics. Many common political arguments come pre-packaged in a very old and dusty box - and in this book, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh sets out to dismantle that box. The self-evident truths are not so inarguable. He argues that free education is far from impossible, land reform is not the first step to chaos, and the media is not free...In this incisive, informed book we find challenges to commonly held opinions and new solutions to old problems.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-08-01
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Rule of Law

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Over a legal career spanning 26 years, advocate Glynnis Breytenbach earned a reputation as one of the country's most formidable state prosecutors, her infamous stare piercing the defences of many. Now a member of parliament and the Democratic Alliance's shadow minister for justice, Glynnis finally shares how her life in and out of court shaped her into the outspoken, sometimes hard-headed, always principled woman she is, and the public figure she never wanted to be.
In Rule of Law, Glynnis provides personal commentary on the evolution and importance of an independent judiciary in South Africa, and explains why the rule of law is critical to the foundation and the future of the country. Her account offers fascinating insights, a critical analysis of some of South Africa's recent legal and political cliffhangers, and a suggestion as to how the law can help us find a way forward as a country.
'I was always impressed with the fairness and high level of integrity shown by Glynnis. But, above all, I like the fire in her. She truly has fire in her belly.' - VUSI PIKOLI
Publikasiedatum: 2017-08-01
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Firepool

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With his original, informative, often comical stories, Twidle brings a sense of play to subjects often dealt with in predictable or self righteous ways. He covers routine, politics, public transport - and acne. Hugely entertaining, with a keen sense for the ridiculous, Firepool offers a fresh take on the beautiful, ugly, maddening country we live in. While hugely entertaining, it will also make you look at the everyday with new eyes.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-07-01
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Fate of the Nation - 3 Scenarios for South Africa's Future

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What does our future hold? Will the ANC split within the next five years? Could the DA rule the country in 2024? Will the EFF form an alliance with the ANC? What should we do to make our economy grow at levels that will impact on poverty and inequality? Will we become a more tolerant or a more violent society?
In Fate of the Nation scenario expert Jakkie Cilliers answers all these and many other questions. He has developed three detailed scenarios for our immediate future and beyond - Bafana Bafana, Nation Divided and Mandela Magic.

According to Cilliers the ANC is in many ways paralysed by the power struggle between what he calls the Traditionalists (supporters of Jacob Zuma) and the Reformers (led by Cyril Ramaphosa and others). This power struggle leads to policy confusion, poor leadership and general ineptitude in the civil service. Key to which scenario will become our reality is who will be elected to the ANC's top leadership at their national conference in December 2017. Whichever group wins will determine what our future holds. We could also see a compromise grouping being selected, Cilliers says, in which case the Bafana Bafana scenario - where we simply muddle along as a country - is the strongest possibility.

A book for all concerned South Africans.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-07-01
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A Man of Africa: The Political Thought of Harry Oppenheimer

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The head of a business empire, Harry Oppenheimer played an influential role in twentiethcentury South Africa, a role that is celebrated by some and condemned by others. This book investigates Oppenheimer's political thinking, drawing from his speeches over the years. It looks at his views on liberalism, apartheid, socialism, sanctions, trade unions, education, geopolitics, the press and the legacy of Cecil John Rhodes.

Each topic is explored via extracts from Oppenheimer's speeches, and is followed by an assessment by prominent South Africans such as Clem Sunter, Kgalema Motlanthe, Albie Sachs, Denis Beckett, Bobby Godsell, Jonathan Jansen and Xolela Mangcu.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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Peaceful Revolution

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It is the early 1990s and South Africa is on a knife-edge. Nelson Mandela is free at last, but a peaceful political transition looks impossible. In the midst of all this the NP government faced the ANC at the negotiation table at Codesa. As head of National Intelligence (NI), Niël Barnard was central to this process. He also reveals intriguing details of top-secret meetings between the ANC and the NI in hotel rooms in Europe, and writes about his encounters with the Russian KGB in Moscow.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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Apartheid, Guns And Money

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The apartheid state was at war. It was a conflict intended to stifle demands for freedom, subjugate Southern Africa and benefit the grip on power by the ruling elite. It was a fight for survival, which was to intensify in the two decades before South Africa's liberation in 1994. While internal resistance grew, the United Nations imposed mandatory sanctions prohibiting the sale of strategic goods such as arms and oil to South Africa. The regime was confronted with an existential threat - isolation. A covert network of over 50 countries, including big powers and sworn enemies, was constructed to counter sanctions to illegally supply guns to Pretoria. Under the cloak of secrecy, allies in corporations, banks, governments and intelligence agencies sprung into action.
Apartheid, Guns And Money: A Tale Of Profit is an exposé of this machinery created in defence of apartheid. They include heads of states, arms dealers, aristocrats, plutocrats, senators, bankers, spies, journalists and members of secret lobby groups. Moving in the shadows, these people were complicit in a crime against humanity. The motivation for some was ideological as part of the Cold War anti-communism crusade. Others felt kinship with the last white regime in Africa. The book also addresses questions of unsolved murders and domestic complicity by South African business with the apartheid state.

This deeply researched book lifts the lid on some of the darkest secrets of apartheid's economic crimes never before fully investigated. The stories weave together material collected in over two dozen archives in eight countries over four years, providing readers with an insight into tens of thousands of pages of newly declassified documents. Interviews with businessmen, politicians, sanctions busters and freedom fighters provide eyewitness accounts of acts of complicity and contrition.

The book argues that networks of state capture have been with us for decades. These must be confronted to deal with the corrupt networks in our democratic political system. In forging the country's future a new generation needs to grapple with the baffling silence of apartheid-era economic crime and ask difficult questions of those who benefitted from it. This book provides the evidence and the motivation to do so.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-05-01
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As by Fire

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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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A Time Traveller's Guide to South Africa in 2030

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What will South Africa look like in 2030? And how will the next fifteen years unfold? Since leading scenario planner Frans Cronje published his bestseller A Time Traveller's Guide to Our Next Ten Years, the country has changed rapidly. Political tensions have increased, economic performance has weakened and more and more South Africans are taking their frustrations to the street. What does this mean for the country's future? Cronje presents the most likely scenarios for South Africa's future.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-05-01
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Making Africa Work

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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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'n Tydreisigersgids vir Suid-Afrika in 2030

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Hoe gaan Suid-Afrika in 2030 lyk? En hoe gaan die volgende 15 jaar ontvou? Sedert die bekende scenariobeplanner Frans Cronjé se blitsverkoper, A Time Traveller's Guide to Our Next Ten Years, het die land dramaties verander. Politieke spanning het verhoog, die ekonomie het in die hek geduik en al meer Suid-Afrikaners wend hulle uit frustrasie straat toe. Wat beteken dit vir die land se toekoms? Gaan die vonk in die kruitvat vlamvat of gaan 'n reënboog sy onverwagse verskyning maak?
Publikasiedatum: 2017-04-01

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