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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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If a mere seven more MPs had voted with Prime Minister JBM Hertzog in favour of neutrality, South Africa's history would have been quite different.
Parliament's narrow decision to go to war in 1939 led to a seismic upheaval throughout the 1940s: black people streamed in their thousands from rural areas to the cities in search of jobs; volunteers of all races answered the call to go 'up north' to fight; and opponents of the Smuts government actively hindered the war effort by attacking soldiers and committing acts of sabotage. World War Two upended South Africa's politics, ruining attempts to forge white unity and galvanising opposition to segregation among African, Indian and coloured communities. It also sparked debates among nationalists, socialists, liberals and communists such as the country had never previously experienced.

As Richard Steyn recounts so compellingly in 7 Votes, the war's unforeseen consequence was the boost it gave to nationalism, both Afrikaner and African, that went on to transform the country in the second half of the 20th century. The book brings to life an extraordinary cast of characters, including wartime leader Jan Smuts, DF Malan and his National Party colleagues, African nationalists from Anton Lembede and AB Xuma to Walter Sisulu and Nelson Mandela, the influential Indian activists Yusuf Dadoo and Monty Naicker, and many others.
Publication date: 2020-08-05
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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The first-ever account of the bush war by a non-white member of the South African security forces This is the story of a Kavango tracker who served for six years with Koevoet ('Crowbar'), the elite South African Police anti-terrorist unit, during the South West African-Angolan bush war of the '80s.
Publication date: 2011-07-01
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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Not everybody is aware that the ships that rounded our coast over the past five centuries are as closely linked to the history of South Africa as gold and diamonds. They were treasures then, they are all treasures today. The difference is that about 3000 ships were lost rounding the Cape of Good Hope, some centuries ago on their way to and from the Spice Islands of the East.
It has taken a rare brand of adventurer to discover the undersea locations of many of them and Al Venter and his friends detail their activities. These range from the earliest Portuguese sailing ships to more contemporary disasters like the sinking of the liner Oceanos off the Wild Coast a few decades ago. Venter has been diving for half a century, so he has a story or two of his own to relate...
Contributors venture much further afield and chapters on a Roman galley sunk off a Tunisian island, a Portuguese Nao that went down in Mombasa harbour, the tragedy of the Royal Navy troopship HMS Birkenhead - where the phrase 'women and children first' was first used and left its legacy in the annals of maritime history are included.
The first chapter is arguably the most interesting, the discovery in 2013 of the submarine HMS Otus, which lies at 110 metres off Durban. The author also tells us about diving on an old ship, a former Royal Navy Loch Class frigate, the SAS Transvaal. She now lies on the bottom of False Bay.
This book covers scores of shipwrecks - East Indiamen, warships from before and after the Napoleonic era, nineteenth-century steamships, trawlers, some modern freighters that courted disaster, whalers and a handful that has never been properly identified.
Publication date: 2015-01-01
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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As an award-winning photojournalist and part of the Bang-Bang Club, Greg Marinovich has covered war and conflict all over Africa and the world. In Shots From The Edge he recounts his experiences in these conflict zones, recalling interviews with the perpetrators and the victims of violence, from rebels, child soldiers and terrorists to peacekeepers, aid workers, rape survivors, orphans and amputees. The book takes the reader throughout South Africa, and to Angola, Mozambique, Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Chechnya, Palestine and many other contested zones.
With compassion and care, Marinovich documents more than two decades' worth of turbulent history and reveals the people involved in the conflict. Some of the moments are deeply moving and profound; others so surreal as to blur into insanity. From coming under fire with United Nations peacekeeping troops in the Lašva Valley and being escorted around Mogadishu by a crew of gunmen for hire, to running through the streets of Johannesburg as Inkatha and the ANC face off at Shell House, the reader is exposed to people, places and experiences that would otherwise be difficult to comprehend.

The accounts in Shots From The Edge are at once insightful, tragic, shocking and occasionally humorous, but above all they are a poignant reminder of the brutality and indignity of war, and man's capacity for cruelty.
Publication date: 2019-09-02
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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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.
Publication date: 2017-11-01
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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Slagtersnek is een van die bekendste name in ons geskiedenis. Met sy grusame assosiasie was dit 'n magtige propagandamiddel in die politieke ontwikkeling van die Afrikaner. Juis hierdeur het dit egter al gou 'n volksmite geword waarna herondersoek dringend noodsaaklik geword het. Dit is wat dr. Heese in hierdie boek doen. Deur deeglike navorsing van die voor- en nageslag van almal wat daarby betrokke was, vorm hy 'n helder beeld van wat werklik plaasgevind het. Hy toon oortuigend aan dat die Slagtersnek-opstand verkeerd vertolk is. Daar is helde gesien waar geen helde was nie, en dit was juis die bekampers van die opstandelinge, asook die neutrales, wat later die Afrikaner volksbewussyn tydens die Groot Trek bevorder het.

Heese skilder talle kleurryke figure: die bywoners, die ryk patriarge, die sukkelende swerwers, die dwarstrekkers, skoolmeesters en nie-blanke bediendes. Met hierdie boek word 'n belangrike en oorspronklike bydrae tot ons geskiedenis gemaak.

OOR DIE OUTEUR
Wyle dr. J.A. Heese het sy bekroning op sy argiefstudie in 1971 bekom met die baanbrekerswerk, Die herkoms van die Afrikaner, 1657-1867. Talle artikels uit sy pen het ook reeds in Familia, kwartaalblad van die Genealogiese Genootskap in Suid-Afrika, verskyn waarvan hy ook stigterslik en ere-sekretaris was. 2016, is die 200-jarige herdenking van Slagtersnek.
Publication date: 2016-01-01
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9781776190683

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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Veteran journalist Anton Harber brings all his investigative skills to bear on his very own profession, the media. For two years he conducted dozens of interviews with politicians, journalists, policemen, and 'deep throats', before piecing together two remarkable tales.
The first is a chilling story of police death squads, rogue units and renditions, and how South Africa's leading newspaper was duped into doing the dirty work of corrupt politicians. The second starts with a broken and discarded hard drive and evolves, with many near misses, into the exposure of the depths of the Guptas' influence over the ruling party.

Harber's two tales reveal the lows and highs of journalism during an era of state capture. His book is both a disquieting exposé of how easily the media can be duped by a conniving cabal for its own selfish ends and a celebration of brilliant investigative reporting by brave and ethical journalists.
Publication date: 2020-09-23
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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Vanweë hulle posisie in die kontakgebied tussen 'ras' en klas is huiswerkers perfek geposisioneer om die belangrikste tolke en vertalers in die Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing te wees; tussen ryk en arm, stad en platteland, werkgewers en werknemers. Dekades lank was huiswerkers die enigste swart en bruin mense wat wit stedelinge enigsins van naderby geken en in hulle huise toegelaat het - en op min plekke vind hierdie gegewe so sterk neerslag as in die Suid-Afrikaanse letterkunde. Ongeveer tien jaar ná die einde van apartheid het Ena Jansen na huiswerkers se spore in Suid-Afrikaanse stadsboeke begin soek.
Soos familie:Stedelike huiswerkers in Suid-Afrikaanse tekste gee via die letterkunde op boeiende wyse insig in die omstandighede van 'die bediende' as 'n sosiale en ekonomiese instelling wat so ver terugstrek as die eerste jare van die vestiging van die Kaap. Vanuit hierdie oogpunt gesien, is die indiensneming van bediendes en alles wat daarmee saamhang een van die oudste praktyke in die Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedenis, miskien selfs 'n historiese konstante wat alle ander veranderinge oorleef het.
Die boek is 'n verkenning van die rol en betekenis van ongeveer 'n honderd huisbediendekarakters in stadsboeke uit 'n groot deel van die twintigste eeu en daarná - weliswaar teen die agtergrond van sosiologiese gegewens, maar veral ook met die voortdurende besef dat tekste die mag het om in te werk op die werklikheid.
Publication date: 2015-06-01
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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In recent years, municipalities have had to adjust to dramatic changes in their role in a new democratised system of national, provincial and local government. They have had to accept increased responsibilities in terms of service rendering and some have found it difficult to cope with the growing demands of their communities. South African municipal government and administration clarifies the powers and functions of the local sphere of government, what services communities are entitled to, and how councillors and officials could be made accountable for non-delivery of these services, under-performance or lack of pride in the quality of work done. This second edition of South African municipal government and administration incorporates the most recent developments in this sphere of government. It describes the obligations of councils, councillors and appointed officials with regard to policy implementation, and their accountability for the delivery of high-quality services to civic society. It includes various practical examples as well as rulings of the Constitutional Court, policy statements and reports. Contents include the following: Origins and characteristics of urban areas; Functions and powers of municipal councils; Coordinating structures, composition and objectives of municipal councils; Municipal planning; Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA); Human resource administration and management; Municipal associations and related institutions; Public relations: functions and objectives. The book is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students studying municipal government and administration, as well as aspiring and serving municipal councillors.
Publication date: 2014-01-01
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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South Africa‟s Union Defence Force played an important part in World War II and also made tremendous sacrifices. By early 1941 South Africa had 30 000 troops in East Africa, where it helped drive the Italians out of Abyssinia and Somalia. This campaign was mere prelude to the operations it would conduct as part of the British Eighth Army against Erwin Rommel‟s Afrika Korps in North Africa. In November 1941 the battle-hardened Afrika Korps decimated a South African force at Sidi Rezegh in Libya.
Six weeks later, South Africans captured the ports of Bardia and Sollum, after Rommel withdrew to the west. Rommel regrouped and attacked again, driving the South Africans and British back toward the vital port of Tobruk. The situation was tenuous at best…
Publication date: 2019-01-19
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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The 16th of June 1976 marked a turning point in the political struggle for equality in South Africa. This book commemorates the event by featuring interviews with 30 people who were at school during the uprising. The book is structured around different focal points such as: events leading up to 16 June, the day itself, the aftermath of the uprising, the influence and effect it had on the lives of the various interviewees. Private photographs of the interviewees then and now round off the text. A short authoritative introduction by a respected historian places the event in context.
Publication date: 2006-05-01
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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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.
Publication date: 2017-10-01
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More than a ringleader, a rabble-rouser and a rebel, Julius Malema is a new kind of cadre in South African political life, a radical product of 100 years of struggle politics and one of the first of the post-1994 leaders to emerge.
Whether you love him or loathe him, he is undeniably one of the most controversial politicians of our time. Still An Inconvenient Youth traces Malema's life, from his early, poverty-stricken years in Limpopo to his joining the student structures of the ANC in the early 1990s, and his rapid rise through the party's ranks to become the president of the ANC Youth League in 2008 and his expulsion from the African National Congress in 2012.
Forde looks at the continuing story of Julius Malema from his numerous court cases to his bold move back into politics by founding new political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Forde analyses the sources of Malema's wealth, exploring his seamless approach to business and politics. She situates Malema within the ANC's history and shows in unprecedented detail how he has perfected the practices that characterise a new 'struggle' in which individuals extend their personal wealth and political power at the expense of the people. This insightful, meticulously researched account explores how a brave child has grown to become a grave inconvenience, not only to the ANC, but also, due to his style of politics, to South Africa's fledgling democracy.
Publication date: 2014-09-01
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This book tells the dramatic story of the Transvaal from 1884 until 1900 - a period which covers a singularly lurid stretch of South Africa's past. In his remarkably engaging style of writing, Bulpin transports readers back to the rugged Transvaal where gold seemed to be the centre of all things. It was a time of adventure in which any man could strike it lucky, or die alone with little else than disappointment as company. The remarkable story of the Witwatersrand provides an often hilarious background to a history of events so important, that they are still of vital interest to every South African today. All the fantastic intrigue, corruption and double-crossing which led to the grim climax of the Anglo-Boer War is described with a wealth of detail and anecdote.
Thomas Victor Bulpin (1918-1999) was a writer about African big game hunters, South African travel and history. He was a well-known and very prolific travel writer - he wrote 29 books and thousands of pamphlets and features on southern Africa for magazines and newspapers. An inveterate traveller, he was the author of classics such as Islands in a forgotten sea, The Ivory Trail, Natal and the Zulu Country, The Hunter is Death and the Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa.
Publication date: 2015-10-01
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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'Straatpraatjes', a satirical newspaper column, delivers commentary on early 20th-century Cape society from the perspective of the coloured community. Besides its historical interest, the title is a text of singular importance to Afrikaans language and literature. It is significant in the field of satirical writing in Afrikaans and is an example of Afrikaans used to express black resistance to white domination.
Publication date: 1996-01-07

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