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Gangster State - Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web Of Capture (Paperback): Pieter-Louis Myburgh Gangster State - Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web Of Capture (Paperback)
Pieter-Louis Myburgh 2
R300 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R60 (20%) In stock

In spite of Cyril Ramaphosa's "new dawn", there are powerful forces in the ruling party that risk losing everything if corruption and state capture finally do come to an end. At the centre of the old guard's fightback efforts is Ace Magashule, a man viewed by some as South Africa's most dangerous politician.

In this explosive book, investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh ventures deeper than ever before into Magashule's murky dealings, from his time as a struggle activist in the 1980s to his powerful rule as premier of the Free State province for nearly a decade, and his rise to one of the ANC's most influential positions. Sifting through heaps of records, documents and exclusive source interviews, Myburgh explores Magashule's relationship with the notorious Gupta family and other tender moguls; investigates government projects costing billions that enriched his friends and family but failed the poor; reveals how he was about to be arrested by the Scorpions before their disbandment in the late 2000s; and exposes the methods used to keep him in power in the Free State and to secure him the post of ANC secretary-general.

Most tellingly, Myburgh pieces together a pack of leaked emails and documents to reveal shocking new details on a massive Free State government contract and Magashule's dealings with a businessman who was gunned down in Sandton in 2017. These files seem to lay bare the methods of a man who usually operated without leaving a trace.

Gangster State is an unflinching examination of the ANC's top leadership in the post-Jacob Zuma era, one that should lead readers to a disconcerting conclusion: When it comes to the forces of capture, South Africa is still far from safe.

SAICA Student Handbook 2020/2021: Volume 2 (Paperback): SAICA Student Handbook 2020/2021: Volume 2 (Paperback)
R925 R849 Discovery Miles 8 490 Save R76 (8%) In stock

SAICA Student Handbook 2020/2021: Volume 2 covers the following:

Volume 2A (1) - International Audit Standards
Volume 2A (2) - International Audit Standards
Volume 2B - SAICA & IRBA Pronouncements; Legislation; Governance

To ensure that SAICA Handbooks include the latest/new and revised standards issued after the IAASB 2018 version, a Volume 2A supplement is available HERE to order.

The supplement is a separate book published to include:

  • ISA 220 (Revised), Quality Management for an Audit oF FinancialStatements, effective from 15 December 2022
  • ISA 315 (Revised 2019), Identifying and Assessing the Risks of MaterialMisstatement, effective from 15 December 2021
  • ISRS 4400 (Revised), Agreed-Upon Procedure Engagements, effective from1 January 2022
  • ISQM 1, Quality Management for Firms that Perform Audits or Reviews ofFinancial Statements, or Other Assurance or Related ServicesEngagements, effective from 15 December 2022
  • ISQM 2, Engagement Quality Reviews, effective from 15 December 2022 Conforming Amenments to ISAs and RelatedMaterial Arising from the Quality Management Projects

Preceding versions of these standards listed above will be omitted from the 2020/2021 version of the SAICA Handbook Volume 2A.

Introduction To Business Management (Paperback, 11th Edition): Barney Erasmus, Sharon Rudansky-Kloppers, Johan Strydom Introduction To Business Management (Paperback, 11th Edition)
Barney Erasmus, Sharon Rudansky-Kloppers, Johan Strydom
R550 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R61 (11%) In stock

Introduction to Business Management 11e offers an overview of business management within the South African context. The textbook is written for undergraduate students who are doing a course in introductory business management as part of their degree or diploma at a university or university of technology.

Features:

  • Using features such as Small Business Perspectives, and Critical Thinking boxes, the new edition of Introduction to Business Management provides an accessible overview of business management in the South African context.
  • Changes to legislation that impacts on business
  • Updates on corporate social investment
  • New examples and case studies that reflect changes to the business environment
Blessed By Bosasa - Inside Gavin Watson's State Capture Cult (Paperback): Adriaan Basson Blessed By Bosasa - Inside Gavin Watson's State Capture Cult (Paperback)
Adriaan Basson 1
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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.

Wonky Donkey Bag of Books (Paperback): Craig Smith Wonky Donkey Bag of Books (Paperback)
Craig Smith; Illustrated by Katz Cowley, Scott Tulloch; Performed by Craig Smith 5
R399 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R100 (25%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Four hilarious all-time favourite best-selling picture books with audio CD by the honky-tonky, Wonky Donkey author and musician Craig Smith, in a must-have Wonky Donkey carry bag. Includes the award-winning song ‘The Wonky Donkey’ and the hits ‘Willbee the Bumblebee', 'My Daddy Ate an Apple' and 'Square Eyes'

Titles included in this set:

  • The Wonky Donkey
  • Willbee the Bumblebee
  • My Daddy Ate an Apple
  • Square Eyes


What's in the box:

  • 4 x Books
  • 1 x Audio CD

A House Divided - The Feud That Took Cape Town To The Brink (Paperback): Crispian Olver A House Divided - The Feud That Took Cape Town To The Brink (Paperback)
Crispian Olver 2
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Cape Town, 2018. South Africa’s mother city is wracked by drought. The prospect of premier Helen Zille’s ‘Day Zero’ – the day when all taps run dry – is driving its citizens into a frenzy. When it’s announced that Mayor Patricia de Lille is off the water crisis, the predicament reaches its zenith and politicians turn upon each other.

And so begins a stupendous battle within the Democratic Alliance: who will lead Cape Town? It’s during this time that author and researcher Crispian Olver applies to the City of Cape Town to gain access to certain official documents as part of a research project. He is baffled when his application is rejected without explanation, but this only strengthens his resolve to explore how the city of his childhood is run. In particular, he has his sights set on the relationship between city politicians and property developers.

Olver interviews numerous individuals, including many ‘chopped’ from the city administration. What he uncovers is a pandora’s box of backstabbing, in-fighting and backroom deals. He explores dodgy property developments at Wescape and Maiden’s Cove, delves into attempts to ‘hijack’ civic associations, and exposes the close yet precautious relationship between the mayor and City Hall’s so-called ‘laptop boys’. But his main goal is to understand what led to the political meltdown within the Democratic Alliance, and the defection of De Lille to form her own party.

About Financial Accounting: Volume 2 (Paperback, 8th Edition): About Financial Accounting: Volume 2 (Paperback, 8th Edition)
R925 R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Save R176 (19%) In stock

The book is divided into two volumes.

Volume 1 deals with the concepts, principles and procedures of financial accounting. Volume 2 (suitable for NQF level 6) deals with accounting for partnerships, close corporations, branches and manufacturing entities. Volume 2 also covers some management accounting principles such as budgets and the analysis and interpretation of financial statements. It introduces the reader to com­panies and discusses ordinary shares and different types of preference shares, the calculation of dividends in respect of the different share types, conversions and debentures issues at par, at a discount and at a premium.

This edition has been updated with the March 2018 Conceptual Framework and introduces International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) to readers. The standards that are covered in Volume 2 are IAS 1 (presentation of financial statements), an introduction to financial instruments, and IAS 7 (cash flows).

BANTING 7 Day Meal Plans - 100 Favourite Recipes From Over 2 Million Group Members (Paperback): Rita Venter, Natalie Lawson,... BANTING 7 Day Meal Plans - 100 Favourite Recipes From Over 2 Million Group Members (Paperback)
Rita Venter, Natalie Lawson, Kim Blom 12
R350 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R61 (17%) In stock

Banting has moved on since the Real Meal Revolution, and wow what a success story it is... By watching the detail an estimated millions of KG's have been lost and health has returned to so many.

Rita Venter, (founder), Kim Blom and Natalie Lawson are the darlings of Banting 7 Day Meal Plans Facebook group, spreading love and kindness and in so doing turning lives around.

They are not scientists, doctors, or nutritionists but decided to take back their health and help others do the same. Through extensive research, personal testing and adapting where necessary, they regained their energy, their bodies and their lives.

The group has over 1,6-million followers, it grew by 100 000 members last month. It has 3M interactions per month. It's the largest nutrition group in the world on Facebook.

SILKE: South African Income Tax 2021 - (including Covid-19 Tax Relief Measures) (Paperback): SILKE: South African Income Tax 2021 - (including Covid-19 Tax Relief Measures) (Paperback)
R1,035 R899 Discovery Miles 8 990 Save R136 (13%) In stock
SAICA: Conceptual Framework - IFRS Standards (Paperback): Saica SAICA: Conceptual Framework - IFRS Standards (Paperback)
Saica 3
R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 In stock

The new Conceptual Framework applicable to IFRS for SAICA students.

Practice Statement 1: Management Commentary

Practice Statement 2: Making Materiality Judgements

About Financial Accounting: Volume 1 (Paperback, 8th Edition): About Financial Accounting: Volume 1 (Paperback, 8th Edition)
4
R918 R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Save R169 (18%) In stock

The book is divided into two volumes.

Volume 1 deals with the concepts, principles and procedures of financial accounting. Volume 2 (suitable for NQF level 6) deals with accounting for partnerships, close corporations, branches and manufacturing entities. Volume 2 also covers some management accounting principles such as budgets and the analysis and interpretation of financial statements.

This edition has been updated with the March 2018 Conceptual Framework and introduces International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) to readers.

Cook, Eat, Repeat - Ingredients, Recipes And Stories (Hardcover): Nigella Lawson Cook, Eat, Repeat - Ingredients, Recipes And Stories (Hardcover)
Nigella Lawson
R620 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R135 (22%) In stock

Cook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella’s engaging and insightful prose. Whether asking ‘What is a Recipe?’ or declaring ‘Death to the Guilty Pleasure’, Nigella’s wisdom about food and life comes to the fore, with tasty new recipes that readers will want to return to again and again.

‘The recipes I write come from my life, my home’, says Nigella, and in this book she shares the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen through over fifty new recipes that make the most of her favourite ingredients. Dedicated chapters include ‘A is for Anchovy’ (a celebration of the bacon of the sea), ‘Beetroot and Me’, ‘A Vegan Feast’, a shout out for ‘Brown Food’, a very relatable ‘How To Invite People for Dinner Without Hating Them (or Yourself)’, plus new ideas for Christmas.

Within these chapters are recipes for all seasons and tastes: Burnt Onion and Aubergine Dip; Butternut with Chilli, Ginger and Beetroot Yoghurt Sauce; Brown Butter Colcannon; Spaghetti with Chard and Anchovies; Beef Cheeks with Port and Chestnuts; Oxtail Bourguignon; and Wide Noodles with Lamb in Aromatic Broth, to name a few. Those with a sweet tooth will delight in Rhubarb and Custard Trifle; Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake; Rice Pudding Cake; and Cherry and Almond Crumble.

Low-Carb Express (Paperback): Vickie de Beer Low-Carb Express (Paperback)
Vickie de Beer
R320 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R91 (28%) In stock

We would all love to eat less carbohydrates and switch to a low-carb diet, but many of us think we just do not have the time. We believe that low-carb cooking and baking are time consuming, because you have to start from scratch, and it involves specialised ingredients which may be expensive or hard to find. Not so, says Vickie de Beer, who believes the problem lies in the fact that we have become afraid of the kitchen and lost the know-how of basic cooking techniques. The truth is that you can still cook nutritional and flavourful meals without refined carbohydrates even when you are pressed for time.

In Low-carb Express, Vickie shows that with a little planning and better time management, you can cook healthy meals in a cinch that will not only benefit you and your family’s overall health, but might also benefit your budget. In Low-carb Express, you plan your meals around your available time. Whether you have five minutes to whip up a nutritionally dense egg scramble or immune-boosting smoothie, or half an hour to make a delicious low-carb bobotie or the best-ever low-carb cupcakes, Vickie proves that there is no such thing as too little time to make healthy food choices.

With recipes that take between five and thirty minutes to prepare, there really are no more excuses!

Anywhere But The Kitchen (Hardcover): Avroy Shlain Anywhere But The Kitchen (Hardcover)
Avroy Shlain
R390 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R55 (14%) In stock

The COBB was created to take you places. Let it take you on a cooking adventure!

With over 40 000 COBB owners in South Africa today, this book is sure to sell well. The versatile, portable COBB cooker was born in rural Africa. From these humble roots, it has become a global superstar. A highlight was being named one of the best inventions of the year by Time magazine in 2001.

The COBB Cooker is freedom. It is not just a braai grill, frying stove or roasting oven. It is all of those, but so much more. It is a portable cooking system that liberates you from the kitchen and gives you the freedom to prepare any dish just about anywhere outdoors – from a suburban garden to the beach or a boat or a campsite somewhere in the wilderness.

Produced by Avroy Shlain, CEO of COBB International and long-time advocator of Anywhere but the Kitchen, in collaboration with South African food editor Anke Roux, who has crafted and curated 50 recipes from around the world to show just how versatile the COBB can be. Use them as a step-by-step guide to producing spectacular dishes without too much fuss, or as a trigger to inspire your own creations

Managerial Finance (Paperback, 8th Edition): F.O. Skae, F.J.C. Benade, A. Combrink, A. De Graaf, W.D. Jonker, S. Ndlovu, A.E.... Managerial Finance (Paperback, 8th Edition)
F.O. Skae, F.J.C. Benade, A. Combrink, A. De Graaf, W.D. Jonker, … 8
R842 R689 Discovery Miles 6 890 Save R153 (18%) In stock

This textbook is suitable as the main study reference for Financial Management courses, or the financial management-part of Management Accounting courses, ranging from second-year undergraduate courses (registered at NQF6, level six of the National Qualifications Framework) up to and including postgraduate courses (at NQF8). The more advanced sections of this book are clearly labelled as such.

Virus-Proof Your Small Business - 50 Ways To Survive The Covid-19 Crisis (Paperback): Douglas Kruger Virus-Proof Your Small Business - 50 Ways To Survive The Covid-19 Crisis (Paperback)
Douglas Kruger
R90 R72 Discovery Miles 720 Save R18 (20%) In stock

The past two decades were among the most prosperous in history, with over a billion people lifted out of extreme poverty. Then 2020 hit, and, along with it, the coronavirus pandemic. The effect on economies will be extreme. What can small businesses do to survive the Covid-19 crisis? Business coach and author Douglas Kruger provides actionable answers, with a list of 50 practical ways your business can survive – and even thrive – during this time of uncertainty.

Business survival entails a simple formula. You must achieve and maintain profits over costs. There are a remarkable number of creative things you can do to stay on the right side of this equation, provided you don’t lose your head. Do these things well and you’ll be able to keep your staff employed, continue to serve your customers, grow awareness of your brand, and even come out of this difficult period positioned for growth.

Right now, owners of small businesses need every smart-cut they can find. Virus-proof Your Small Business provides no fewer than 50, including how to manage and safeguard your cash flow; get your head around the size of the challenge and begin thinking in productive ways; cut costs without cutting employment; use different channels to deliver the same offering; ensure that those who supply you, and those you serve, stay open too.

An absolutely essential read for any small business owner in this challenging time.

415 Action-Packed Neighbourhood Marketing Tips (Paperback): Basil O'Hagan 415 Action-Packed Neighbourhood Marketing Tips (Paperback)
Basil O'Hagan
R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A must-read for all South African retailers and small businesses! Attract customers! Make sales! Boost profits! All in your own neighbourhood.

Basil O’Hagan’s popular business text, the definitive neighbourhood marketing handbook, is bursting with tips to take your retail business to the next level. It features practical tips that are simple to grasp, easily browsable and relevant to the SA market.

World Class Customer Service For South Africa - 175 Awesome Customer Service Tips (Paperback): Basil O'Hagan World Class Customer Service For South Africa - 175 Awesome Customer Service Tips (Paperback)
Basil O'Hagan
R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Basil O’Hagan’s latest book is a treasure trove of 175 tips on how to deliver the best customer service, whatever your industry. Deliver sensational service! Build loyalty! Grow Profits!

Basil shares his decades of experience in this critical discipline in one easy-to-read volume. Learn to plan and implementworld-class customer service, how to build a service culture, the importance of atmosphere and how to deliver customer service on social media.

Real, practical advice from the best in the game.

I'm Staying - The Unspoken Impact Of The #ImStaying Movement (Paperback): Natasha M Freeman I'm Staying - The Unspoken Impact Of The #ImStaying Movement (Paperback)
Natasha M Freeman 2
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) In stock

In September 2019, Cape Town–based entrepreneur Jarette Petzer posted a video on Facebook. It was an emotional recognition of the difficulties faced by South Africa, as well as a heartfelt plea to nurture everything he loves about this country. Friends suggested that Petzer start a Facebook page to continue the conversation, and #ImStaying was born.

Within weeks, 400 000 South Africans of every race, socio-economic and political background joined the page to tell their stories of everyday life – of beauty, of hardship and the magnificence of their fellow citizens – and to share stories across cultural barriers, which many had never crossed before. By the end of December 2019, the page had more than a million followers, and it continues to grow.

Adhering to the maxim ‘Good Thoughts. Good Words. Good Deeds.’, #ImStaying is about South Africans creating social cohesion through storytelling – reaching out to each other to inspire real change in the country they love and want to see succeed, and shaping a new future out of a painful past.

This book provides another platform for the diverse voices and stories of the #ImStaying movement, as well as giving an overview of how this uniquely South African group came about and why it’s so important.

Precarious Power - Compliance And Discontent Under Ramaphosa's ANC (Paperback): Susan Booysen Precarious Power - Compliance And Discontent Under Ramaphosa's ANC (Paperback)
Susan Booysen
R350 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R85 (24%) In stock

What happens when a former liberation movement turned political party loses its dominance but survives because no opposition party is able to succeed it? The trends are established: South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) is in decline. Its hegemony has been weakened, its legitimacy diluted. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment suspended the ANC’s electoral decline, but it also heightened internal organisational tensions between those who would deepen its corrupt and captured status, and those who would redeem it. The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened its fragility, and the state’s inability to manage the socio-economic devastation has aggravated prior faultlines. These are the undeniable knowns of South African politics; what will evolve from this is less certain.

In her latest book Precarious Power Susan Booyen delves deep into this political terrain and its trajectory for South Africa’s future. She covers an expansive range of topics, from contradictory party politics and dissent that is veiled in order to retain electoral following, to populist policy-making and the use of soft law enforcement to ensure that angry citizens do not become further alienated. Booysen’s analysis reveals Ramaphosa to be a president who is weak and walking a tightrope between serving the needs of the organisation and those of the nation. While he rose to the challenge of being a national leader during the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis has highlighted existing inequalities in South Africa and discontent has grown. The ANC’s power has indeed become exceedingly precarious, and this seems unlikely to change in the foreseeable future.

This incisive analysis of ANC power – as party, as government, as state – will appeal not only to political scientists but to all who take a keen interest in current affairs.

Predator Politics - Mabuza, Fred Daniel And The Great Land Scam (Paperback): Rehana Rossouw Predator Politics - Mabuza, Fred Daniel And The Great Land Scam (Paperback)
Rehana Rossouw 1
R290 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R50 (17%) In stock

Corruption cost taxpayers around R1.5 trillion during Jacob Zuma’s spell as president of South Africa. Despite attempts by the police, the courts and the Public Protector to stem the rising tide of graft in South Africa, several politicians were rewarded with high office after stealing the aspirations of millions of people.

Fred Daniel, one citizen among many targeted by predator politicians, stood up against the scourge. The retaliation he faced after attempts by corrupt politicians to grab his nature reserve in Mpumalanga included vandalism, arson, smears and death threats. His nemesis is Deputy President D.D. Mabuza, who presided over several departments in the province that were wrecked by graft before he ascended to the position of the second most powerful politician in the country. Fred has won more than twenty cases over the past fifteen years in magistrates' and high courts where his claims of corruption-related harassment were found credible. The North Gauteng High Court is hearing his damages claim against Mabuza, government departments and officials amounting to more than R1 billion. It stems from Fred’s exposure of fraudulent land scams allegedly orchestrated by Mabuza.

At great personal cost, Fred and his family stood up to corruption. They endured the loss of a livelihood and their home – and the fear that follows when the government places a target on the back of a citizen blowing the whistle on its misdeeds. Fred will not back down. For him, failure is not an option.

Do The Macorona (Paperback): Zapiro Do The Macorona (Paperback)
Zapiro
R185 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R32 (17%) In stock
Living Coloured (Because Black & White Were Already Taken) (Paperback): Yusuf Daniels Living Coloured (Because Black & White Were Already Taken) (Paperback)
Yusuf Daniels 2
R140 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R24 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Once in a while a publisher receives a book submission that makes them sit back in their chair, read out loud what is in front of them and laugh at the pure joy the writing and imagery evoke. This was the case with the first three short stories author Yusuf Daniels submitted to Jacana Media.

They were instantly recognisable. They were funny as hell. The nostalgia, triggered by the mere mention of a sight, sound or smell, instantly transported the reader to a time and place that spoke to Coloured culture and lived experiences on the Cape Flats and surrounding townships. There was something magical about the way Daniels recollected his memories from his childhood in those first three stories, which he had also posted on Facebook, eliciting a slew of likes, shared experiences and feedback from his followers to “write more” and “do you remember, Yussie …”.

Living Coloured (because Black and White were Already Taken) is a compilation of short stories that is an ode to an era all Cape Coloured people will instantly recognise – from the nightclubbing at Space Odyssey and the shenanigans at the Mitchells Plain public swimming pool, to the traditions of delectable food exchanges during Ramadan among Muslims and Christians, alike. This book truly is a tribute to all that the Coloured community holds dear and sings of the spirit which helped them eek out an existence on the dusty flat plains of the Cape.

But as you read story after story, you will also be confronted with the blatant racism that was the Group Areas Act, the legacy of a people removed and dumped in this windswept place that wasn’t of their own making, and the constant forging ahead to make life worthwhile under very harsh political and economic circumstances. The stories will also leave you seething with anger at the sheer brutality of what this community had to endure (and still do), while their black counterparts in the township next door lived even harsher realities.

The Land Wars - The Dispossession Of The Khoisan And AmaXhosa In The Cape Colony (Paperback): John Laband The Land Wars - The Dispossession Of The Khoisan And AmaXhosa In The Cape Colony (Paperback)
John Laband 1
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Perhaps the most explosive issue in South Africa today is the question of land ownership. The central theme in this country’s colonial history is the dispossession of indigenous African societies by white settlers, and current calls for land restitution are based on this loss. Yet popular knowledge of the actual process by which Africans were deprived of their land is remarkably sketchy.

This book recounts an important part of this history, describing how the Khoisan and Xhosa people were dispossessed and subjugated from the time that Europeans first arrived until the end of the Cape Frontier Wars (1779–1878).

The Land Wars traces the unfolding hostilities involving Dutch and British colonial authorities, trekboers and settlers, and the San, Khoikhoin, Xhosa, Mfengu and Thembu people – as well as conflicts within these groups. In the process it describes the loss of land by Africans to successive waves of white settlers as the colonial frontier inexorably advanced. The book does not shy away from controversial issues such as war atrocities on both sides, or the expedient decision of some of the indigenous peoples to fight alongside the colonisers rather than against them.

The Land Wars is an epic story, featuring well-known figures such as Ngqika, Lord Charles Somerset and his son, Henry, Andries Stockenström, Hintsa, Harry Smith, Sandile, Maqoma, Bartle Frere and Sarhili, and events such as the arrival of the 1820 Settlers and the Xhosa cattlekilling. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand South Africa’s past and present.

Winged Messenger - Running Your First Comrades Marathon (Paperback): Bruce Fordyce Winged Messenger - Running Your First Comrades Marathon (Paperback)
Bruce Fordyce
R220 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R51 (23%) In stock

The year is 1976, and South Africa is gripped by a terrible lockdown – apartheid. Nelson Mandela is in prison on Robben Island; South Africa is isolated from the rest of the world, and revolution is in the air.

Against this background, a young student at Johannesburg’s Wits University decides to try and take control of his life, and his destiny, and give himself a sense of purpose. He challenges himself to run South Africa’s most famous long-distance race, the grueling 90-kilometre Comrades Marathon. Little does he know that five years later he will win this most iconic of races and he will go on to be considered one of the greatest Comrades runners in the history of the race.

In Winged Messenger, Bruce shares this 1976/77 training diary so that raw novices and experienced runners alike can follow the journey he took to his first Comrades. Novices particularly will enjoy reading about how he took his first stumbling, rudimentary steps and how, as an ordinary runner, he began to understand the demands of the race. He documents his mistakes, his successes and his progress towards his date with destiny in May 1977. Using his own experiences, he guides others, but particularly novices, on their quests to become winged messengers.

This is a unique blend of both a training guide and a fascinating glimpse of the life of a young man in his quest to conquer both himself and South Africa’s greatest race.

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