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9780624088905

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Are we frogs in a boiling pot or a stressed but resilient nation trying to make sense of bizarre times? Are we being ruled by an African liberation movement or a fourteenth-century Italian church? And why do SUV drivers look so confused?

Tom Eaton explores these and other questions about modern life in South Africa with the razor-sharp, laugh-out-loud style that has made him one of South Africa's most beloved commentators.
Publication date: 2020-06-22
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9780624088233

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Cadre deployment means that the ANC and the state are inextricably intertwined. In KwaZulu-Natal, which has long been the powder keg of South Africa, it's a monster that means people of competing patronage networks are killing each other for a place at the trough -  for jobs and tenders -  and the taxi industry provides the hitmen, guns and the transport. Travel with journalist Greg Ardé across KwaZulu-Natal into the dark heart of South Africa and the ANC's 'culture of blood'.
Publication date: 2020-06-19
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9781776190621

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'Warm, honest and true--A Woman Makes A Plan is full of insight as well as a good dose of humor, offering readers a lifetime of hard-won advice.' --Diane Von Furstenberg The international supermodel shares personal stories and lessons learned from a life of 'living dangerously--carefully'
Maye Musk is a fashionable, charming, jet-setting supermodel with a fascinating and tight-knit circle of family and friends--and is 71 years old. But things were not always so easy or glamorous--she became a single mom at 31, struggling through poverty to provide for her three children; dealt with weight issues as a plus-size model and overcame ageism in the modeling industry; and established a lifelong career as a respected dietitian, all the while starting over in eight different cities across three countries and two continents. But she made her way through it all with an indomitable spirit and a no-nonsense attitude to become a global success at what she calls the 'prime of her life.'

As everyone who follows her obsessively on social media knows, Maye is a fount of frank and practical advice on how the choices you make in every decade can pay off in surprising, exciting ways throughout your life. In A Woman Makes a Plan, Maye shares experiences from her life conveying hard-earned wisdom on career (the harder you work, the luckier you get), family (let the people you love go their own way), health (there is no magic pill), and adventure (make room for discovery, but always be ready for anything). You can't control all that happens in life, but you can have the life you want at any age. All you have to do is make a plan.
Publication date: 2020-06-15
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9781786074966

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If you boil a kettle twice today, you will have used five times more electricity than a person in Mali uses in a whole year. How can that be possible? Decades after the colonial powers withdrew Africa is still struggling to catch up with the rest of the world. When the same colonists withdrew from Asia there followed several decades of sustained and unprecedented growth throughout the continent. So what went wrong in Africa? And are we helping to fix it, or simply making matters worse? In this provocative analysis, Tom Young argues that so much has been misplaced: our guilt, our policies, and our aid. Human rights have become a cover for imposing our values on others, our shiniest infrastructure projects have fuelled corruption and our interference in domestic politics has further entrenched conflict. Only by radically changing how we think about Africa can we escape this vicious cycle.
Publication date: 2020-05-30
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9780571353606

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An urgent analysis of global gender inequality and a passionately argued case for change by a pioneer in the movement for women's economic empowerment.
Women's economic development expert Linda Scott coined the paradigm-shifting concept of the 'double X economy' to describe both the shocking gender inequalities that are built into our global economy, and the collective power of women that could be harnessed to combat those inequalities.

Drawing on a wealth of sources including radical original research and vivid case studies, Scott reveals how economic subordination and exclusion are systemic for women in the developing and the developed worlds; and shows that by pulling women in as equal participants in the economy, we could address many of humankind's most pressing problems.

Provocative, accessible and potentially game-changing, The Double X Economy is the feminist answer to Jeffrey Sach's The End of Poverty: both a work of expert analysis and an urgent call to action.
Publication date: 2020-05-15
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9781786580368

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The Future We Choose is a passionate call to arms, written by former UN Secretary for Climate Christiana Figures and Tom Rivett-Carnac, her UN political strategist. They outline two scenarios for our future: how life on Earth will be by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris Agreement climate targets; or how it will look and feel to live in a carbon-neutral, regenerative world. Each of us must confront the crisis head-on, with determination and optimism. Practical and empowering, this book features ten things we can do today to make a difference. This is the final hour; it can be our finest hour. We can solve our climate emergency, but we must act now.
Publication date: 2020-05-15
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Christina Lamb has worked in war and combat zones for over thirty years and tells the unheard stories of women in conflict, exposing how in modern warfare rape is used by armies, terrorists and militias as a weapon to humiliate, terrify and carry out ethnic cleansing. Though rape was formalised as an international war crime in 1919, the International Criminal Court has convicted no one. This powerful new book calls on us to listen and to act against this the world's most neglected war crime. Speaking to survivors first-hand across four continents, Lamb encounters astonishing suffering and bravery of women in war and meets those fighting for justice.
Publication date: 2020-05-15
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9781776190300

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Africa is a continent with boundless potential — it has the natural resources, the population, and the landmass to become a major player on the global stage. Why then, is the gap between Africa and the rest of the world increasing?
While the continent has seen improvements in terms of key indicators of human wellbeing like infant mortality and life expectancy, Africa still suffers from massive poverty, weak economic growth, de-industrialisation, an underdeveloped agricultural sector and poor regional integration, among others. What needs to be done to unleash Africa's potential and ignite a growth revolution?

In this book, Jakkie Cilliers examines where the continent is at and where it will be in 2040 if it continues on the current path.
Publication date: 2020-03-06
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9781526609083

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Rucker and Leonnig have deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington DC, and for the past three years have chronicled in depth the ways President Donald Trump has reinvented the presidency in his own image, shaken foreign alliances and tested American institutions. It would be all too easy to mistake Trump's first term for pure chaos. But Leonnig and Rucker show that in fact there is a pattern and meaning to the daily disorder. Relying on scores of exclusive new interviews with first-hand witnesses and rigorous original reporting, the authors reveal the 45th President up close, take readers inside Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and assess the consequences.
Publication date: 2020-02-28
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A revolution is underway across the globe, yet very few people understand it. Basic Blockchain will explain everything you need to know to understand the technology that will soon disrupt and revolutionise everything from financial and health services to the property market and how we vote. Born of an obscure body of research on game theory developed by NASA, originally championed by drug dealers seeking to launder ill-gotten gains, accelerated by entrepreneurs seeking to improve financial access for the poor, funded by giant corporate interests attracted to the potential for billions of dollars of cost savings, blockchain heralds a new era of financial inclusion, legal inclusion for the dispossessed and lower prices for consumers. In short, it will enact radical change in our lives.
Publication date: 2020-02-28
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9781786276131

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Follow in Greta Thunberg's footsteps and join the global mission to save our planet from climate change. With in-depth text and data, this necessary and timely book will answer readers questions on what climate change means, what its consequences will be, and what must be done to protect our world.
Publication date: 2019-12-31
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Most books about the environmental crisis are densely academic, depressingly doom-laden and crammed with impersonal statistics.
We are the Weather is different - accessible, immediate and with a single clear solution that individual readers can put into practice
straight away.
A significant proportion of global carbon emissions come from farming meat. Just changing our dinners - cutting out meat for one meal per day - is enough to change the world.
With his distinctive wit, insight and humanity, Foer frames this essential debate as no one else could, bringing it to vivid and urgent life.
Publication date: 2019-11-30
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Waldimar Pelser se politieke kruisverhoor
Hy noem Julius Malema 'n “rassis, diktator en fascis”, die ANC “ 'n spul kripvreters” en oudpres. Jacob Zuma 'n “korrupte, seksistiese politieke tsotsi”.
Waldimar Pelser ontsien niks en niemand nie. Week ná week neem hy politici en besluitnemers onder kruisverhoor. In sy vreeslose en vlymskerp inleidings tot kykNET Verslag se aktuele TV-program In Gesprek laat hy maghebbers behoorlik deurloop - ook pres. Cyril Ramaphosa en DA-leier Mmusi Maimane het al hul beurt gekry.
In Gesprek met Waldimar is 'n versameling van die 100 beste, lekkerste en dapperste van hierdie inleidings. In forensiese detail pak Pelser elke gek en skurk wat wil keer dat ons land floreer. Hy wys hoe naby ons aan die afgrond was en hoe ons wéér daar kan beland as ons nie dié in beheer tot verantwoording roep nie.

Waldimar Pelser is redakteur van die Sondagkoerant Rapport. Hy is al drie keer met 'n ATKV-Mediaveertjie as beste aanbieder van 'n nuus- of aktualiteitsprogram bekroon. Voor sy joernalistieke loopbaan het hy in die regte en die joernalistiek aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch gestudeer en daarna 'n meestersgraad aan die Oxford-universiteit in Engeland verwerf.
Publication date: 2019-11-30
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'Johannesburg - Late on Friday night, Iqbal Survé phoned Mandla Mandela, the ailing statesman's grandson: “Tell Madiba, Independent's coming home,” he said. “If there's one thing that will make him get better faster, it's this,” the younger Mandela responded.'
This is how one of Independent Newspapers' titles told its readers in April 2013 that it had been bought by Iqbal Survé's Sekunjalo Independent Media Consortium for R2 billion.
The journalists of South Africa's biggest newspaper firm, which counted The Star, Cape Times and The Mercury among its titles, were optimistic that new, local ownership would mark an end to the callous management of its Irish overlords of the previous two decades.
But the day after Nelson Mandela died, a storm engulfed the group when Survé fired Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois amid accusations of disrespect towards Mandela although many pointed to a Cape Times story about one of his companies as the real reason for his ire.
In the dramatic days that followed, Independent's newsrooms across the country were torn apart by suspicion, recriminations and what many of the journalists believed was a witch hunt to expel those not prepared to toady to Survé.
Now Dasnois and Chris Whitfield, who was head of the Cape papers at the time of the ownership change, tell the inside story of the Survé reign.
Publication date: 2019-10-31
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It's easy to imagine that state capture began with Jacob Zuma and the Guptas. But you'd be wrong.
Born out of the ANC Women's League 20 years ago, Bosasa has come to be described as the ANC's 'Heart of Darkness'. At its helm today is Gavin Watson, a struggle-rugby-player-turned-tenderpreneur who made it his business to splash out on gifts and cash to get up close and personal with the country's top politicians and civil servants. In return, Bosasa won tenders to the tune of billions of rands and - with friends in high places - stayed clear of prosecution. Adriaan Basson has been investigating Bosasa since he was a rookie journalist 13 years ago. He has been sued, intimidated and threatened, but has stuck to the story like a bloodhound. Now, in the wake of the explosive findings of the Zondo commission, he has weaved the threads of Bosasa's story together.

Blessed by Bosasa is a riveting in-depth investigation into an extraordinary story of high-level corruption and rampant pillage, of backdoor dealings and grandiose greed. Through substantial research and a number of interviews with key individuals, Basson unveils the shady, cult-like underbelly of the criminal company that held the Zuma government in the palm of its hand.
Publication date: 2019-10-22

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