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Helen Joseph was one of the main organisers in the Women's March of 9 August 1956. Arrested on a charge of high treason, Helen suffered constant persecution.

In this account, Joseph writes about enduring the Treason Trial - one of the longest and most important trials in our history. She shares stories of prison, the daily humiliations, but also their perseverance and small triumphs. Originally banned and unavailable for decades, this book adds to our understanding of South Africa's history.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-31
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9781776091171

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Wat gaan deur 'n koerantredakteur se kop as 'n woedende John Voster hom vroegoggend bel oor kritiese beriggewing? Hoe hanteer hy dit wanneer 'n kabinetminister een van sy verslaggewers met die vuiste wil bydam? Of as 'n groep regse belhamels 'n politieke nuushond teer en veer? Hoe kry 'n Afrikaanse koerant dit reg om tydens die apartheidsjare volledig oor ANC-beleidstandpunt te rapporteer sonder dat die veiligheidspolisie se sensors ingryp?
Herald Pakendorf beantwoord die vrae, en nog vele meer in sy herinneringstog deur 'n onstuimige tydperk van Suid- Afrika se geskiedenis. Die grootkoppe van apartheid kon hierdie 'liberale' redakteur van Oggenblad (1972-1979) en Die Vaderland (1980-1986) met moeite voor hulle oë verdra.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-03-29
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9781447293101

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A timely and important book . . . he brings to it rare clarity and common sense. His book is a fast-paced account of the last sixteen months of the tsar's life; brief, sharp, but laced with well-judged feeling for the dramas of the time.' Catherine Merridale, Observer

In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution. In this masterful and forensic study, Robert Service examines the last year Nicholas's reign and the months between that momentous abdication and his death, with his family, in Ekaterinburg in July 1918.

Drawing on the Tsar's own diaries and other hitherto unexamined contemporary records, The Last of the Tsars reveals a man who was almost entirely out of his depth, perhaps even willfully so. It is also a compelling account of the social, economic and political foment in Russia in the aftermath of Alexander Kerensky's February Revolution, the Bolshevik seizure of power in October 1917 and the beginnings of Lenin's Soviet republic.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-03-23
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9780624071075

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Hermann Giliomee, top-historikus, is die aanbieder van die 26-episode kykNETreeks.
Die Afrikaners in beeld, in samehang waarmee dié boek gepubliseer word. Hy het talle toekennings ontvang vir die oorspronklike boek waarop die reeks
gebaseer is, die topverkoper The Afrikaners, en word gesien as die wêreldkenner van dié onderwerp. Die Afrikaners in beeld bied die kern van die langer
akademiese werk in leesbare Afrikaans aan vir 'n moderne leserskap. Talle omstrede aspekte van Suid-Afrika se verlede en die rol daarin van die groep
mense wat mettertyd na hulself as 'Afrikaners' sou verwys word in kleur en geur in storievorm vertel, sodat lesers met 'n vars, soms uitdagende perspektief op ons verlede gelaat word.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-03-09
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9780624069973

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Boerekrygsgevangenes se strewe na vryheid Boerekrygsgevangenes se strewe na vryheid.

Onstuitbaar en vreesloos. Só was die Boerekrygers wat gedurende die Anglo-Boereoorlog uit krygsgevangekampe probeer ontsnap het. Niks sou hulle keer om weer vry te wees nie: nie 'n moontlike skietdood, 'n oseaan vol haaie, die gevaar om van 'n bewegende trein af te spring of 'n tonnel wat op hulle kon inval nie. In hierdie boek bring Albert Blake van die mees gewaagde ontsnappingspogings deur Boerekrygsgevangenes byeen. Hulle verstom met hul vindingryke planne om die Britse owerhede te uitoorlê en weg te kom uit kampe in Suid-Afrika en Indië, maar ook op die eilande van Bermuda, St. Helena en Ceylon. Hierdie opwindende, ware verhale getuig van mannemoed en die oorwinning van die menslike gees.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-02-20
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9781485307532

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Vertaler: Daniel Hugo
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As negentienjarige ryloper in Spanje beland Frank Westerman toevallig in die dorpie Banyoles, waar 'n opgestopte “Kalahari-Boesman”, slegs bekend as El Negro, uitgestal word. Sy indrukke bly hom by - en wanneer hy dekades later weer van El Negro lees, dié keer in 'n Franse koerant, is dit die begin van 'n ondersoeksreis wat belangrike vrae oor rasopvattings en die Westerse beskawing na vore bring. Wie was hierdie naamlose man? Wat sê sy opgestopte “museumteenwoordigheid” oor Europese denke oor slawerny, rassisme en kolonialisme - en bied hy slegs 'n spieël op 'n vergange tyd, of ook op die hede?

OOR DIE OUTEUR
Frank Westerman (gebore 1964) was aanvanklik 'n buitelandse korrespondent vir die Nederlandse de Volkskrant en NRC Handelsblad voordat hy sy deurbraak as skrywer gemaak het. El negro en ik is in 2004 met die Vlaamse Gouden Uil Literatuurprijs bekroon terwyl Ararat (2007) genomineer is vir die eerste Ryszard Kapuscinski-prys, Pole se toptoekenning vir literêre verslaggewing. Met meer as veertig vertaalde titels in sestien tale, kan Westerman met reg as een van Nederland se suksesvolste outeurs in die buiteland beskou word.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-11-30
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9780798176101

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Skepelinge is 'n impressionistiese betragting van die vroeë koloniale tydperk in die Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedenis, gebaseer op Schoeman se kennis van die VOC-tyd en meer spesifiek die skeepvaart. Self het hy dit beskryf as 'n 'hibriede skepping . . . wat in laaste instansie beoordeel moet word as produk van die skeppende verbeelding eerder as van navorsing'.
Skepelinge is 'n unieke nalatenskap - veral waar 'oorsprong' nou meer as ooit vantevore ondersoek word.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-11-01
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9781868427819

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In this magnificent work of narrative history Lawrence James investigates how, within the space of a hundred years, Europe coerced Africa into becoming subordinate to an emerging modern world. Laced with the experiences of participants and onlookers, Empires in the Sun introduces the men and women - the high-minded, philanthropic, unscrupulous and insane - who stamped their wills indelibly upon the continent.
Between 1830 and 1945, Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Italy and the United States exported their languages, laws, cultures, religions, scientific knowledge and economic systems to Africa. Justifying occupation as emancipation from slavery and savagery, they imposed administrations they argued would bring stability and peace to a continent they regarded as a lacuna of civilisation.
But by 1945 a transformed Africa was preparing to take charge of its own affairs, beginning a process of decolonisation that would take mere twenty or so years. In the wake of the damage wrought by its colonial powers, Africa's new masters were left to choose a path of peace and order, or to answer force with force.
Empires in the Sun is a compelling account of a vast system of exploitation that radically changed the course of world history. Within this story of the capture and recapture of Africa, James also pauses to ask: what did not happen and why?
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-10
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9781415207581

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65 Years of Friendship tells the heartrending story of a remarkable friendship between two remarkable men: world-renowned human-rights lawyer George Bizos, and Nelson Mandela. George and Madiba met as students at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1948.

They would later become legal colleagues, and Mandela would become George Bizos' most famous client soon after, for it was Bizos who formed part of his legal defence during the famous Treason Trial, and again during the Rivonia Trial, when Mandela and others faced the death penalty for plotting to overthrow the state. After seeing his friend sentenced to life imprisonment instead, Bizos became Mandela's lifeline, navigating the complicated network of the Struggle.

Working tirelessly, be it by secretly meeting Oliver Tambo in exile or arguing for the abolishment of the death penalty in the Constitutional Court years later, Bizos offered his unwavering support to Mandela on his long walk towards a democratic South Africa. In this touching homage to their friendship, George Bizos tells a fascinating tale of two men whose work affected the lives of all South Africans.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-01
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9781776091416

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South African history has been punctuated by some remarkable speeches, such as Nelson Mandela's powerful and courageous statement from the dock during the Rivonia Trial, or, on the other side of the spectrum, P.W. Botha's infamous Rubicon speech, which failed to deliver anticipated reforms and intensified the conflict of the 1980s. Who can forget F.W. de Klerk's speech announcing the unbanning of the ANC and the imminent release of Mandela and other prisoners, or Mandela's speech on the Grand Parade a few days later?

Speeches that Shaped South Africa is the first collection of these historic moments and it examines about 35 speeches from the beginning of apartheid to the present day. The book includes Harold Macmillan's 'Wind of Change', Thabo Mbeki's 'I am an African', Ahmed Kathrada's speech at Nelson Mandela's funeral, and Mmusi Maimane's 'Broken Man' speech. Also included are Steve Biko, Helen Suzman, Winnie Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Julius Malema. Before and after each speech is a narrative that places it in a historical context, explains who the speaker was, and explores the effects and reception of the speech.

This is a fascinating account of South African history over the past seventy years, through the lens of important figures making significant public statements.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-01
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9781868427666

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Die 25-jarige Lammie de Villiers van die Pretoria-kommando het op Spioenkop gesterf. Die leerstewels wat hy gedra het - en ook generaal Christiaan de Wet se saal, 'n rare velduniform van die ZAR Staatartillerie, en die kerse wat die Boervrou Kotie Steenkamp by haar gehad het toe sy in die veld geleef het, is van die objekte in hierdie boek.
Die volle drama van die Anglo-Boereoorlog word werklik en persoonlik in hierdie versameling ikoniese objekte uit die Oorlogsmuseum se versameling. Die boek volg grootliks die kronologiese verloop van die oorlog, maar lig ook sekere temas uit, waaronder Boere- en Britse wapens, mediese sorg en die vernaamste rolspelers in die konflik.
Die 100 ikoniese items word aangevul deur aangrypende historiese foto's. 'n Verdere 200 bykomende objekte is ingesluit om die storie te help vertel van 'n oorlog wat 'n onuitwisbare merk op die Suid-Afrikaanse landskap gelaat het.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-09-14
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9781868427673

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The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects brings the victories and the tragedies - and the full extent of the human drama behind this war - to life through 100 iconic objects.
A Mafeking siege note helps to illustrate the acute shortages caused by the siege, while a spade used by a Scottish soldier at Magersfontein and the boots of a Boer soldier who died at Spion Kop tell of the severity of some of the famous battles.
The book follows the course of the war but also highlights specific themes, such as British and Boer weaponry, medical services, POW camps, as well as major role-players on both sides.
The text is interspersed with striking historical images from the museum's photographic collection. A further 200 secondary objects have been included to help tell the story of a conflict that left an indelible mark on the South African landscape.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-09-14
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9781868428304

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Die eiesoortige vriendskap tussen Winston Churchill en Jan Smuts is 'n studie in kontraste. In hul jeug het hulle uiteenlopende wêrelde bewoon: Churchill was die weerbarstige en energieke jong aristokraat; Smuts die asketiese, filosofiese Kaapse plaasseun, wat later aan Cambridge sou gaan studeer. Daar sou hy die eerste student word wat albei dele van die finale regskursus in dieselfde jaar neem en al twee met onderskeiding slaag.
Nadat hulle in die Anglo-Boereoorlog eers as vyande, en later in die Eerste Wêreldoorlog as bondgenote byeengebring is, het die mans 'n vriendskap gesmee wat oor die eerste helfte van die twintigste eeu gestrek het en tot Smuts se dood in 1950 voortgeduur het. Richard Steyn, die skrywer van Jan Smuts: Afrikaner sonder grense, bestudeer dié hegte vriendskap deur twee wêreldoorloë aan die hand van 'n magdom argiefstukke, briewe, telegramme en die omvangryke boeke wat oor albei mans geskryf is.

Dit is 'n fassinerende verhaal oor twee besonderse individue in oorlog en vrede - die een die leier van 'n groot ryk, die ander die leier van 'n klein, weerspannige lid van daardie ryk.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-08-30
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9780796320278

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Sluimerende rassisme het na 1994 se reënboogdroom met 'n knal oopgebars. Die rassisme-sweer is besig om dit wat mooi en uniek van Suid-Afrikaners is, te besmet. In hierdie boek word voorraad opgeneem van die situasie deur na bekendes en minder bekendes se stories en ervarings te luister, dit saam te vat en aan die hand daarvan voorstelle te maak, sodat ons mekaar se andersheid kan vier.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-08-01
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9781770228474

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Cecil John Rhodes once said he had only met two creators in South Africa: himself and James Douglas Logan, the Scottish-born founder of Matjiesfontein. Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa explores in detail how Matjiesfontein was created and how Logan developed this little Karoo town into a renowned health resort, attracting the rich and famous - including the likes of South African novelist Olive Schreiner and England cricketer George Lohmann. But above all, this is the untold story of how James Logan was instrumental in developing the game of cricket in South Africa at a time when the country was heading towards war with the British Empire.

Logan immigrated to South Africa in 1877 at the age of 19 and almost immediately began amassing a fortune through business, politics and his high-profile association with that most favoured of imperial pastimes. In Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa, readers will learn how one of the first international cricket matches between South Africa and England took place at Matjiesfontein; explore the controversial 1901 South African cricket tour to England in the midst of the Anglo-Boer War; read the amazing story of how Logan once had the captain and manager of England's cricket team arrested as they boarded their ship home; and discover Logan's close relationship with Rhodes and how their 'shady dealings' brought down the Premier's first government.

Illustrated throughout with photographs and documents, Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa is a unique social and political history of the workings of the British Empire in South Africa during the late 19th century; a well-researched and fascinating biography of the man who gave us Matjiesfontein; and an entertaining and at times unbelievable story of cricket's origins in South Africa.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-08-01

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