●●● FREE delivery on orders above R500 in RSA ●●● DISCOUNT APPLIES TO ONLINE ORDERS ONLY ●●●

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

Results 1 to 15 of 126
Sorted by:  Publication date
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9780795709098

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 280
R 224You save R 56
Drawing on the experiences of women ranging from political activists to domestic workers, sex workers and students, commentator and writer Gugulethu Mhlungu examines how history has shaped the conditions women face today. She also considers the impact of pass laws, land dispossession, racial discrimination and gender-based violence. She concludes that there is still plenty of work to be done in making real the South Africa imagined by the Constitution.
Publication date: 2021-05-14
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9781776190539

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 260
R 208You save R 52
In 2010 government spokesperson Themba Maseko was called to a meeting at the Gupta's Saxonwold house and asked by Ajay Gupta to divert the government's entire advertising budget to their media company. When he refused to do so, he was forced to resign from government a few months later.
When, in 2016, the ANC NEC called on members with evidence of wrongdoing by the Guptas to make an official submission to the party, Maseko was the only person to do so. His statement helped to expose state capture at a time when former president Jacob Zuma vehemently denied it and helped to set in motion the process that culminated in the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
This deeply personal and revelatory account describes the challenges faced by a civil servant who refused to be 'captured' and his disillusionment at how the principles of the struggle were undermined during the Zuma era, as well as the impact his whistleblowing
had on his personal and professional life.
Publication date: 2021-05-03
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9780624092247

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 250
R 200You save R 50
Terwyl die gronddebat woed, stel dié boek ons voor aan die landbouers wat die kos verbou waarvan Suid-Afrika leef. Ivor Price en Kobus Louwrens gee ons 'n intieme blik in die daaglikse plaaslewe en uiteenlopende boere se belewenisse en stories. Of dit nou reuse agribesighede is, of klein maar geliefde plasies wat met passie bewerk word, elke boerdery is uniek en elke boer het 'n storie. 'n Inspirerende ode aan ons landbouers.
Publication date: 2021-04-30
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9780753554951

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 350
Humanity has often found itself on the precipice. We've survived and thrived because we've never stopped moving...

In this eye-opening book, Johannes Krause, Chair of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Humanity, offers a new way of understanding our past, present and future.

Marshalling unique insights from archaeogenetics, an emerging new discipline that allows us to read our ancestors' DNA like journals chronicling personal stories of migration, Krause charts two millennia of adaption, movement and survival, culminating in the triumph of Homo Sapiens as we swept through Europe and beyond in successive waves of migration - developing everything from language, the patriarchy, disease, art and a love of pets as we did so.

We also meet our ancestors, from those many of us have heard of - such as Homo Erectus and the Neanderthals - to the wildly unfamiliar but no less real: the recently discovered Denisovans, who ranged across Asia and, like humans, interbred with Neanderthals; the Aurignacians, skilled artists who, 40,000 years ago, brought about an extraordinary transformation in what our species could invent and create; the Varna, who buried their loved ones with gold long before the Pharaohs of Egypt did; and the Gravettians, big game hunters who were Europe's most successful early settlers until they perished in the face of the toughest opponent humanity had ever faced: the ice age.

As well as being a radical new telling of our shared story, this book is a reminder that the global problems that keep us awake at night - climate catastrophe; the sudden emergence of deadly epidemics; refugee crises; ethnic conflict; over-population - are all things we've faced, and overcome, before.
Publication date: 2021-04-30
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9781776190935

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 300
R 240You save R 60
South Africa's past quarter century has been shaped by the decisions and reach of one of the oldest political alliances in southern Africa, that between the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party. Towards a New Deal offers an insider account on the evolution of trade and economic policy in South Africa over the last 25 years from one of government's most articulate and former senior members. Beginning in the early 1970s leading up to the current Ramaphosa era, Rob Davies gives in-depth insight into the politics, policies, and inner workings of the South African government. He concludes with a chapter on the 'new dawn' focusing primarily on the impacts of COVID-19 and the extremely challenging period that lies ahead. Told with intriguing anecdotes and, in parts, with the author's own very personal and humanising history of activism and time spent in exile, this memoir presents a strong case for economic change, and is essential reading for economists, businesspeople, and ordinary readers keen to grasp the political and economic dynamics of the moment. “As the world economic system stumbles, as trade wars intensify, and the dangers of a diminishing global multilateralism threaten - Davies' new book offers a unique blend of astute analysis and personal experience. It is a must read.” - Jeremy Cronin, Former South African Deputy Minister of Transport.
Publication date: 2021-04-12
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9781776095964

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 280
R 224You save R 56
Why has land reform been such a failure in South Africa? Will expropriation without compensation solve the problem? What can be done to get the land programme back on track?

In his new book, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi tackles these questions, and more. Going back in history, he shows how Africans' communal land ownership was used by colonial rulers to deny that Africans owned the land at all. He explores the effect of the Land Acts, Bantustans and forced removals. And he considers the ANC's policies on land throughout the twentieth century, during the negotiations of the 1990s, and in government.

Land Matters unpacks developments in land redistribution, restitution and tenure reform, and makes suggestions for what needs to be done in future. The book also considers the power of chiefs, the tension between communal land ownership and the desire for private title, the failure of the willing-buyer, willing-seller approach, women and land reform, the role of banks, and the debates around amending the Constitution.

Thoughtful and provocative, Land Matters sheds light on one of the most complex questions in South Africa today.
Publication date: 2021-04-05
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9780008381547

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 330
'The affair was weird when seen from afar, but seen in close-up, it was Kafkaesque: it was not possible in 2014 for a Boeing 777 to have simply disappeared...' A remarkable piece of investigative journalism into one of the most pervasive and troubling mysteries of recent memory. 01:20am, 8 March 2014. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 239 passengers, disappeared into the night, never to be seen or heard from again. The incident was inexplicable. In a world defined by advanced technology and interconnectedness, how could an entire aircraft become untraceable? Had the flight been subject to a perfect hijack? Perhaps the pilots lost control? And if the plane did crash, where was the wreckage? Writing for Le Monde in the days and months after the plane's disappearance, journalist Florence de Changy closely documented the chaotic international investigation that followed, uncovering more questions than answers. Riddled with inconsistencies, contradictions and a lack of basic communication between authorities, the mystery surrounding flight MH370 only deepened. Now, de Changy offers her own explanation. Drawing together countless eyewitness testimonies, press releases, independent investigative reports and expert opinion, The Disappearing Act offers an eloquent and deeply unnerving narrative of what happened to the missing aircraft. An incredible feat of investigative journalism and a testament to de Changy's tenacity and resolve, this book is an exhaustive, gripping account into one of the most profound mysteries of the 21st century.
Publication date: 2021-03-31
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9780624090946

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 240
R 192You save R 48
This timely memoir-cum-guide includes the insights of black women at various stages of their career as they navigate the pitfalls of the corporate world.

A performance review of the working world introduced to the young women reveals issues such as racism, sexism, ethnic chauvinism, ageism, and sexual harassment that many encounter with naivety.

When technical expertise and hard work are not the issue, how do black women make the most of their efforts and support each other to success?
Publication date: 2021-03-18
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9781776191390

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 200
R 160You save R 40
UPDATED PAPERBACK EDITION

About 50km outside of Cape Town lies the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, nestled against vineyards and blue mountains that stretch to the sky. Here reside some of South Africa's wealthiest individuals: all male, all Afrikaans - and all stinking rich. Johann Rupert, Jannie Mouton, Markus Jooste and Christo Weise, to name a few.

Julius Malema refers to them scathingly as 'The Stellenbosch Mafia', the very worst example of white monopoly capital. But who really are these mega-wealthy individuals, and what influence do they exert not only on Stellenbosch but more broadly on South African society?

Author Pieter du Toit begins by exploring the roots of Stellenbosch, one of the wealthiest towns in South Africa and arguably the cradle of Afrikanerdom. This is the birthplace of apartheid leaders, intellectuals, newspaper empires and more. He then closely examines this 'club' of billionaires. Who are they and, crucially, how are they connected? What network of boardroom membership, alliances and family connections exist?

Who are the 'old guard' and who are the 'inkommers', and what about the youngsters desperate to make their mark? He looks at the collapse of Steinhoff: what went wrong, and whether there are other companies at risk of a similar fate. He examines the control these men have over cultural life, including pulling the strings in South Africa rugby.
Publication date: 2021-03-11
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9780624091608

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 310
R 248You save R 62
How did Einstein help create Eskom? Why can an Indonesian volcano explain the Great Trek? What do King Zwelithini and Charlemagne have in common?
These are some of the questions Johan Fourie explores in this entertaining, accessible economic history spanning everything from the human migration out of Africa 100 000 years ago to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Long Walk to Economic Freedom is an engaging guide to complex debates about the roots and reasons for prosperity, the march of opportunity versus the crushing boot of exploitation, and why the builders of societies - rather than the burglars ¬- ultimately win out.
Join the author on this enriching journey through an African-centred history and the story of our long walk towards a brighter future.
'This is the first book to bring Africa in from the margins and place it centrally into the big narratives of world economic history. The subject will never be the same again.' - James Robinson, co-author of Why Nations Fail

'In this deeply thoughtful but broadly accessible tour of global economic history from the time of our savanna-roaming ancestors to the pandemic, Fourie distils the essence of a vast body of recent economic history research into teachable nuggets that raise as many questions as they answer. The African focus of his presentation will be instructive to many, and the prose delightfully engaging for all. His commitment to understanding the historical roots of prosperity and ensuring its wide distribution in the future makes this also one of the most humane economic histories I have read.' - Anne McCants, Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and President of the International Economic History Association
Publication date: 2021-03-11
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9780624091578

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 295
R 236You save R 59
It's not about the bats, it's about you and me. Covid-19 shone a light on how human expansion has led to a rise in zoonotic viruses jumping species, and calls on us to re-set our relationship with nature. In his trademark accessible style, Cruise explores the ethical and practical issues - and solutions - to the greatest problem facing earth.
Publication date: 2021-03-04
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9781776190744

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 275
R 220You save R 55
In his riveting new book, Future Tense, Tony Leon captures and analyses recent South African history, with a focus on the squandered and corrupted years of the past decade. With unique access and penetrating insight, Leon presents a portrait of today's South Africa and prospects for its future, based on his political involvement over thirty years with the key power players: Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma, Thabo Mbeki, Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk. His close-up and personal view of these presidents and their history-making, and many encounters in the wider world, adds vivid colour of a country and a planet in upheaval.

Written during the first coronovirus lockdown, Future Tense examines the surge of the disease and the response, both of which have crashed the economy and its future prospects.

As the founding leader of the Democratic Alliance, Leon also provides an insider view for the first time of the power struggles within that party, which saw the exit of its first black leader in 2019.

There is every reason to fear for the future of South Africa but, as Leon argues, 'the hope for a better country remains an improbable, but not an impossible, dream'.
Publication date: 2021-03-01
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9780241437445

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 475
An essential new work outlining the origin and ongoing reality of global racism, from Britain's leading authority on Black Studies.

The New Age of Empire takes us back to the beginning of the European Empires, outlining the deliberate terror and suffering wrought during every stage of the expansion, and destroys the self-congratulatory myth that the West was founded on the three great revolutions of science, industry and politics. Instead, genocide, slavery and colonialism are the key foundation stones upon which the West was built, and we are still living under this system today: America is now at the helm, perpetuating global inequality through business, government, and institutions like the UN, the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO.

The West is rich because the Rest is poor. Capitalism is racism. The West congratulations itself on raising poverty by increments in the developing world while ignoring the fact that it created these conditions in the first place, and continues to perpetuate them. The Enlightenment, which underlies every part of our foundational philosophy today, was and is profoundly racist. This colonial logic was and is used to justify the ransacking of Black and brown bodies and their land. The fashionable solutions offered by the white Left in recent years fall far short of even beginning to tackle the West's place at the helm of a racist global order.

Offering no easy answers, The New Age of Empire is essential reading to understand our profoundly corrupt global system. A work of essential clarity, The New Age of Empire is a groundbreaking new blueprint for taking Black Radical thought into the twenty-first century and beyond.
Publication date: 2021-02-28
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9781409189114

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 355
'If I have one message with this book it's that we all have to care for one another. Today, not just in 1986. Life is about caring for each other, and I learned more about life from the dying than I ever learned from the living. It's in an elephant ride, it's in those wildflowers dancing on their way to the shared grave of two men in love, and it's in caring for that young man who just needed information without judgement.'
In 1986, 26-year-old Ruth Coker Burks visits a friend in hospital when she notices that the door to one of the patient's rooms is painted red. The nurses are reluctant to enter, drawing straws to decide who will tend to the sick person inside. Out of impulse, Ruth herself enters the quarantined space and begins to care for the young man who cries for his mother in the last moments of his life.

And in doing so, Ruth's own life changes forever.

As word spreads in the community that she is the only person willing to help the young men afflicted by the growing AIDS crisis, Ruth goes from being an ordinary young mother to an accidental activist. Forging deep friendships with the men she helps, Ruth works to find them housing and jobs, and then funeral homes willing to take their bodies - often in the middle of the night. She prepares and delivers meals to 'her guys,' supplementing her own income with discarded food found in the dumpsters behind supermarkets. She defies local pastors and the medical community to store rare medications for her most urgent patients, and teaches sex education to drag queens after hours at secret bars. Emboldened by the weight of their collective pain, she fervently advocates for their safety and visibility, ultimately advising Governor Bill Clinton on the national HIV-AIDS crisis, and in doing so becomes a beacon of hope to an otherwise spurned group of ailing gay men on the fringes of society.

Ruth kept her story a secret for years, fearful of repercussions within her deeply conservative community. But at a time when it's more important than ever to stand up for those who can't, Ruth has found the courage to have her voice - and the voices of those who were stigmatised, rejected and abandoned - heard.
Publication date: 2021-02-28
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
9781770107724

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 310
Most South Africans have strong views on our past and present, often based on how we have been personally affected by history, and an understanding of the challenges that face us as a country. But how well-examined and solid are these positions? Have your views been properly thought through? Are you correctly informed? Do you even have the facts straight?
Rattling the Cage takes the reader on an informed tour of the South African reality: from the highs and lows, the successes and failures, FW de Klerk's gaffes to Fees Must Fall, the Oscar Pistorius trial, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, triple BEE, global warming, the Covid-19 pandemic, gay rights in Africa, and veganism.

Among the questions Meersman asks are: Do South Africans still believe in their Constitution and democracy? Why do so many young South Africans say Nelson Mandela was a sell-out and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a dismal failure? Is outlawing hate speech and criminalising racist behaviour really a good idea? Why do communities still burn down their schools? How did the Marikana massacre happen in the democratic era? Why are African immigrants increasingly unwelcome in South Africa? Can our media be trusted to tell us the truth? And how do we embrace climate change?

History, big-picture philosophy, grassroots journalism and a novelist's eye - animated by a genuine sense of moral indignation at the current state of the nation - come together in these essays to provide critical perspectives on and insights into South Africa's recent past and current political, economic and social undercurrents. No matter what your views are, you are sure to find your understanding of the country deepened, challenged and sometimes changed.
Publication date: 2021-01-15

© All Rights Reserved 2018
A Product of CEIT Development
Koop Afrikaanse en Engelse boeke aanlyn en spaar tot 20% op Nuwe Vrystellings, Topverkopers en Engelse algemene publikasies. Graffiti vir nuwe boeke, topverkopers, opvoedkundige boeke, Christelike boeke en winskopies. Kry ook jou Moleskine Joernaal hier teen 20% afslag.Buy Afrikaans and English books online and save up to 20% on Afrikaans New Releases and Bestsellers, as well as on English general publications. Graffiti for new releases, bestsellers, Christian books, educational books and bargains. Stockist of Moleskine Journals.