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9781770104082

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 overwhelming challenge that South Africa faces, and has to date failed to address, is unemployment, which falls especially on African youths who were promised a better future after 1994. If the unemployment challenge is not addressed, it will be impossible to sustainably lift many millions of people out of poverty.
How South Africa Works reviews the country's major economic achievements over the past two decades. Through numerous interviews with politicians, business leaders and analysts, it examines the challenges and opportunities across key productive sectors - including agriculture, manufacturing, services and mining - illustrative of the policy challenges that leaders face. It scrutinises the social grant and education systems to understand if South Africa has established mechanisms for people not only to escape destitution but be ready to be employed, and identifies steps that some of South Africa's most notable entrepreneurs have taken to build world-class enterprises.

Recognising the essential challenge to cultivate more employers to employ people, How South Africa Works concludes by offering an agenda and active steps for greater competitiveness for government, business and labour.
Publication date: 2015-07-17
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9781868428205

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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How to Steal a City is an insider's account of this intervention, which lays bare how the administration was entirely captured and bled dry by a criminal syndicate, how factional politics within the ruling party abetted that corruption, and how a comprehensive clean-up was eventually conducted.

It is written as a gripping real-life thriller, taking the reader deeper and deeper into the rotten heart of the city. As a former senior government official and local government “fixer”, Crispian Olver was no stranger to dealing with dodgy politicians and broken organisations. Yet what he found was graft that went far beyond the dodgy contracts, blatant conflicts of interest and garden-variety kickbacks he had seen before. It had evolved into a web far more sophisticated and deep rooted than he had ever imagined, involving mazes of shell companies, assassinations, criminal syndicates, and compromised local politicians. The metro was effectively controlled by a criminal network, closely allied to a dominant local ANC faction. What he found was complete state capture—a microcosm of what has been happening in South Africa's national government.

But there was a personal price to pay. Intense political pressure and threats to his personal safety took a toll on his mental and physical health. He had to have a full-time bodyguard, and never maintained a regular routine. He eventually lost much of his political cover. Olver ultimately had to flee the city as the forces stacked against him started to wreak their revenge.

This is his story.
Publication date: 2017-10-15
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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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Let me say to Mr Botha: apartheid is doomed! It has been condemned in the Councils of God, rejected by every nation on the planet ... Apartheid is the god that has failed.' 
So preached Bishop Peter Storey of the Methodist Church of SA in 1986. Challenging apartheid wherever he could, he led the church into what many whites saw as uncomfortable 'political' territory. Storey tells us how faith helped him amid the teargas and intimidation of the apartheid regime.
Publication date: 2018-10-12
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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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Commissioned by Graca Machel, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, I remember Nelson Mandela shares the memories of the ordinary men and woman whose working lives connected with Nelson Mandela. And while these are sometimes memories of the day to day, the what might be called 'insignificant', they shine much brighter than the usual because each one of these memories reflects the manifold characteristics of an extra-ordinary man. Many of the citizens of South Africa feel as though the lights have been dimmed, that corruption, stories of state capture, anger and protest have tarnished our hope for the nation. It is our wish that this little book will go some way to restoring hope as we too remember the man who brought such promise to all the peoples of this country.
Publication date: 2018-05-17
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9781770105102

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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I Write What I Like
40th anniversary edition

I Write What I Like features the writing of the famous activist and Black Consciousness leader, Steve Biko. Before his untimely death in detention at age 30, he was instrumental in uniting Black Africans in the struggle against the apartheid government in South Africa.

This 40th-anniversary edition includes a Foreword by Njabulo S. Ndebele, personal reflections on Steve Biko and Black Consciousness, as well as Biko's first known published piece of writing. In addition, it features all the material of the original Picador Africa edition: a collection of Biko's columns entitled I Write What I Like published in the journal of the South Africa Student Organisation under the pseudonym of 'Frank Talk'; other journal articles, interviews and letters written by Steve Biko at the time; an Introduction by Nkosinathi Biko; a preface by Archbishop Desmond Tutu; and a moving memoir by Father Aelred Stubbs, which pays tribute to the courage and power of this young leader, who was to become one of Africa's heroes.
Publication date: 2017-05-01
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9781485304197

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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Die boek gee 'n voëlvlugoorsig van die vier Suid-Afrikaanse kolonies gedurende die Eduardiaanse tydperk van 1902-1910. Dié tydperk word deur Karel Schoeman beskou as die 'hoogtepunt van die hele Imperiale gedagte' wat uiteindelik met die uitbreek van die Eerste Wêreldoorlog sou eindig.
Die klem val egter nie op die politieke besluite en ontwikkelinge nie, maar op die persoonlikhede van leiers- en ander figure, die omstandighede in die vier kolonies met hulle stede en dorpe, belangrike sosiale gebeurtenisse, die aanloop tot unifikasie in 1910 en die uitwerking van die belangrike Naturelle Grond-wet van 1913 op die lewenswyse van swart mense direk ná Uniewording. Kort maar insiggewende tiperings word gegee van persoonlikhede so uiteenlopend soos oudpresident Steyn, Lord Milner, die dramaturg Stephen Black, die bendeleier Robert Foster, die avontuurlustige Mrs Edith Maturin en die deelsaaier Kas Maine. Ruim aanhalings uit verskillende bronne verlewendig die bespreking van alledaagse omstandighede op verskillende plekke in wat later die Unie van Suid-Afrika sou wees, soos die sketse van Jacob Lub oor die lewenswyse in Johannesburg, die setlaar Leonard Flemming se boeke oor sy eensame bestaan op 'n afgeleë Vrystaatse plaas, en die talle verwysings na riksjas in die reisbeskrywings van besoekers aan Durban. Besonder boeiend is ook die hoofstukke oor die rol van Joodse smouse en handelaars in onder andere die volstruisveerbedryf en die toestande in die inrigting vir melaatses op Robbeneiland.
Talle anekdotes en klein kameebeskrywings maak van Imperiale somer 'n besonder interessante leeservaring. Die boek word toegelig met ruim fotoseksies wat 'n visuele beeld van die era gee.
Die boek bevat boeiende kultuurhistoriese gegewens oor 'n tydperk wat nog nie veel aandag in Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedskrywing gekry het nie. Dis gerig op sowel die historikus as diegene met 'n lekebelangstelling in geskiedenis.
Publication date: 2015-10-01
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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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Hat hurt is still there. We had a good, good childhood in Harfield, even though we were poor.

Anger. Hurt. Loneliness. These feelings are familiar to residents from Harfield Village who were forcibly removed from the area in the early '70s. For the first time, Dr. Siona O'Connell has found a way to bring their stories to light. She examines apartheid-era forced removals, their ways of life, home, belonging and freedom in the aftermath of apartheid for these residents. David Brown's images from the backdrop of the book: a series of images, telling stories of what life was like in Harfield as well and the effects that eviction wreaked and continues to impose on these people. Brown's photographs are echoed by images taken in 2018 of these former residents. This is a reminder that for many ex-residents, the past seems to be not only unspeakable, but unthinkable, and 'unlistenable'. We cannot afford to forget these atrocities of the past.
Publication date: 2019-10-14
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9781415200490

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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It is the final years of Nationalist rule, and four ANC cadres steal across the border into South Africa. They left as students after the Soweto riots of June 1976; now they return as soldiers, a specialist unit reporting to Chris Hani. Their mission: to carry out acts of war in the country of their birth.

On the other side, a police hit squad operates in deepest secrecy, relentless, and a dark conspiracy unfolds. When the four are eventually captured, they face the ultimate penalty.

Narrated by their lawyer as the trial progresses, this compelling true story is an insider's account of one of the most dramatic political court cases of the previous era. A tale of men driven to extremes for an ideal. Of people with unwavering commitment to their cause; and of a mother who never loses hope.
Publication date: 2008-05-31
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9781868426515

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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When WWII ended in 1945, disillusioned men returned to their respective homes in whichever part of the Commonwealth they came from.
Together with written memoirs and archival documents, the interviews revealed rich narratives of hardship, endurance, humour, longing and self-discovery; all of which were the result of their captivity during the war. It was a war against hunger and deprivation, at times against the ever encroaching despondency and low morale amongst their companions in arms.
Considering their experiences, the author found it astonishing that almost all of them claimed not to be heroes of any kind. Almost all of the former POWs stated this 'fact' at the beginning of each interview. When one considers that they returned home in 1945 to a country which soon afterwards tried its utmost to promote national amnesia with regard to the country's participation in the war and that the official war history project was unceremoniously stopped, it is perhaps understandable that these men found it unusual that someone would be interested in their stories many years later.
However, as one of the former POWs put it, they 'saw history from the inside'. Seeing the war from the enemy's point of view and seeing what it did to its citizens changed how all of them viewed the world. If anyone can teach us anything about the futility of war, it is these men who looked the enemy in the eye every day. This book is about these heroes, the POWs who came back home and who carried on with life.

Karen Horn is a lecturer at Stellenbosch University. She has travelled to at least three of the four corners of the earth and has pursued many different occupations. With a Master's degree in History from Edinburgh University, followed by a PhD at Stellenbosch, she now spends many hours of research reading diaries, interrogating older generations and rummaging around in the archives.
She lives in the Winelands with her husband and two Border Collies.
Publication date: 2015-07-01
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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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Die twee jagters het besluit om hulle in of naby die jagveld te vestig. Vir mens en dier was Ghanzi 'n baie gesonde plek, maar dit het een groot nadeel gehad: om van daar by die groot Tebraveld te kom, moes hulle etlike dae lank deur 'n moeilike stuk dorsland sukkel.

In die somer was daar in die Tebraveld gewoonlik honderde panne vol reënwater, maar dan was die jagseisoen reeds verby - koors, perdesiekte en die tsetsevlieg het dan daardie groot wildÂ-paradys bewaak.

Von Moltke skets met hierdie geliefde jagherinneringe die wêreld van die Afrikaanse beroepsjagter. Die baasvertellers Jan Labuschagne en Ou Daan Robbertse verwoord die geesdrif waarmee hierdie jagters die onbekende ingevaar het.
Publication date: 2003-12-01
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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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Jan Smuts, one of the most infamous South Africans of the twentieth century remains a controversial figure. Was he one of the outstanding statesmen of his time or was he perhaps a traitor of Afrikaner interests and possibly a racist? Today there are still strong opinions on Smuts's role.

Like Paul Kruger at the end of the nineteenth century, and Nelson Mandela as the twentieth century drew to a close, it was Jan Smuts who stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries in the first half of the twentieth century; he was a leader of extraordinary stature and his statesmanship is recognised internationally. And yet, the NP and ANC governments have downplayed his contributions for decades, because it did not endorse their Afrikaner and black nationalist versions of South African history. A reappraisal of Smuts will fill a gap in the literature on the history of South Africa in the first half of the twentieth century. Many of the biographies and other works on Smuts appeared during his lifetime or soon after his death. Today, a few generations later, we have a better perspective on his contributions within the historical context of his time. New evidence continues to come to light, making it possible to reach a more informed opinion on questions about Smuts, issues which previously could not be answered conclusively.

The purpose of the book, written almost three generations after his death, is to recall and re-evaluate Smuts's contributions in various fields and in this way introduce him to the younger generation. It is important that Smuts be judged in the context of his particular time and circumstances. As far as his outlook on war and peace, civilisation, race and class differences, the capitalist system and South Africa's place in the wider world are concerned, Smuts was certainly a product of his time. It would be unfair to measure him and his contemporaries against today's norms and values. To do justice to him, his supporters, as well as his opponents and critics, due consideration should be accorded to how they lived, thought and reasoned in that era.
Publication date: 2019-12-15
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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Jan Smuts, een van die bekendste Suid-Afrikaners van die twintigste eeu, bly 'n omstrede figuur. Was hy een van die uitstaande staatsmanne van sy tyd of dalk 'n verraaier van Afrikanerbelange en moontlik 'n rassis?
In hierdie boek word generaal J.C. Smuts herwaardeer. Smuts se rol as intellektueel (onder meer vader van holisme), militêre strateeg (hy het 'n leidende rol tydens drie oorloë gespeel), politikus (vir 'n halwe eeu in die 'era van die generaals' was hy prominent) en staatsman (hy was 'n dryfkrag agter die vorming van die Unie van Suid-Afrika, die Britse Statebond, die Volkebond en die Verenigde Nasies) word beoordeel. Altesaam 20 outeurs het help skryf.

Soos Paul Kruger aan die einde van die 19de eeu en Nelson Mandela aan die einde van die 20ste eeu, het Jan Smuts in die eerste helfte van die 20ste eeu bo sy tydgenote uitgetroon as 'n leier van buitengewone formaat. Sy staatsmanskap is internasionaal gehuldig. Tog het die NP- en ANC-regerings sy bydraes vir dekades lank onderspeel, omdat dit nie hul Afrikaner- en swart nasionalistiese weergawes van die Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedenis onderskraag het nie. Dit was hoofsaaklik Engelssprekende skrywers, Suid-Afrikaners en buitelanders, wat Smuts se gedagtenis in stand gehou het.

'n Herwaardering van Smuts vanuit 'n Afrikaanse gesigspunt sal dus 'n leemte in die literatuur oor die geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika in die eerste helfte van die 20ste eeu vul. Vandag het ons 'n beter perspektief op sy bydraes binne die historiese konteks van sy tyd. Nuwe getuienis wat voortdurend aan die lig kom, maak dit ook moontlik om 'n meer ingeligte opinie te formuleer oor vrae rondom Smuts.
Publication date: 2017-05-01
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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Daar bestaan min twyfel dat die mense wat die Anglo-Boereoorlog en die naoorlogse tydperk beleef het, veelbewoë maar ook avontuurlike jare meegemaak het. Aan dié heldetydvak kan Johanna Brandt se naam gekoppel word.
Publication date: 2004-12-01
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John het gestaan en kyk hoe van die grootste golwe wat hy nog ooit gesien het, teen die skip gebreek het. Daar was skaars 'n tree tussen die lewe van die jong kaptein van die slaweskip en die dood en hy het dit wel deeglik besef. Maar sy paniek en vrees het hom net aan homself laat dink; nie 'n enkele gedagte aan die honderde mans, vroue en kinders wat in die buik van die skip vasgeketting was nie. Maar die Here het nog steeds sy gebede gehoor asook dié van die mense wat in hulle smart gepleit het om genade en regverdigheid. Dieselfde man wat hulle as slawe verkoop het, sou kort voor lank dié een wees wat vir hulle vrylating sou veg. John Newton was een van die slawehandelaars wat die ergste onreg teen die mense van Afrika gepleeg het; hy het die oseane deurkruis om geld uit hulle ellende te maak maar uiteindelik is sy eie lewe verander en hulle s'n ook.
Publication date: 2015-09-01
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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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Ben Viljoen (1868-1917) was 'n prominente jonger generaal in die Anglo-Boereoorlog, maar ná die oorlog is hy nie opgeneem in die nuwe politieke elite van die Afrikaners nie. Nadat hy die eed van getrouheid op St. Helena onderteken het, het hy nooit weer permanent na Suid-Afrika teruggekeer nie.
Carel van der Merwe het besluit om Viljoen se spore te volg na Brittanje, Nederland, Mexiko en Amerika en te gaan uitvind hoe dit gebeur het dat dié Boereoorloggeneraal burgerskap van vier verskillende lande gehad het, die ster was van 'n Boereoorlogskouspel, aan 'n Mexikaanse revolusie deelgeneem het, as vredeskommissaris tussen die Yaqui-Indiane opgetree het en voor sy dood op die punt was om 'n film in Hollywood te vervaardig.
'n Prentjie van 'n komplekse persoonlikheid kom na vore wat herinner aan 'n deel van die huidige generasie Afrikaners - minder godvresend, gemaklik in verskillende kulture, en bereid om te emigreer wanneer hulle dink dit tot hul voordeel is.
Publication date: 2019-11-25

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