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Class Action - In Search of a Larger Life (Paperback): Charles Abrahams Class Action - In Search of a Larger Life (Paperback)
Charles Abrahams
R250 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R61 (24%) In stock

Charles Abrahams is a world-class lawyer who sued multinationals for colluding with the apartheid government, but at twelve he was determined to become a world-famous heartsurgeon. Then a school inspector shattered his dream: coloured children from the Cape Flats 'should not aim too high'. Class Action is the story of how Charles aimed high anyway, despite a childhood that included forced removal, dire poverty and the deep sense of shame of being neither white nor a 'white coloured'. As one of eleven children in a poor family, he experienced constant hardship and family strife.

Violence was ubiquitous: his street was notorious for its gang fights, his father abused his mother at home, and schoolteachers beat darker-skinned children like him. Charles wanted a larger life, and he found it through student politics, anti-apartheid activism and reading. He studied relentlessly, finding not only formidable political weapons, but a means to delve into the damage apartheid had done to his personal identity, selfesteem, sexuality and morality. He went on to qualify as a lawyer and, after defending local gangsters, he sought to do good through human-rights and class-action law. He has since spearheaded some of South Africa’s most historic, groundbreaking lawsuits, pursuing justice for ordinary citizens whose lives were ruined by powers too profit-driven to ever think about them.

Class Action depicts a remarkable journey of resistance and healing in reaction to institutionalised greed and racism and the harm it has done to our identities, our relationships and the people of our country.

Tax Workbook 2019 (Paperback): Lindsay D. Mitchell, M. Nieuwoudt, Karen Stark Tax Workbook 2019 (Paperback)
Lindsay D. Mitchell, M. Nieuwoudt, Karen Stark
R405 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R106 (26%) In stock

The Tax Workbook has been designed to be used by students and lecturers, to provide the maximum benefit to each user. Each chapter deals with a specific topic or topics and the chapter contents progress from relatively easy questions to more difficult questions dealing with inte­grated problems.

This Is How It Is - True Stories From South Africa (Paperback): The Life Righting Collective This Is How It Is - True Stories From South Africa (Paperback)
The Life Righting Collective
R250 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R52 (21%) Dispatched within 4 - 10 working days

The healing power of life writing, one shared story at a time

This Is How It Is a “refreshing, poignant and wide-ranging” (Helen Moffett) collection of real life experiences: 52 stories, prose and poetry, that tell of a man who is anxious about an HIV test; a child with an alarming nose for gossip and a girl who is saved by the enemy in a war zone. Some of the writers are grieving the loss of a child or struggling with addiction, abuse, bullying or betrayal. Most of these writers have never been published before. They wrote these stories primarily to bear witness to their lives and the troubled times in which we live. Putting traumatic experiences down on paper can help people work through shame, guilt and fear, releasing them from the traps they lay. Writing is sometimes able to turn a painful incident into something more manageable, even beautiful.

Sharing stories can also heal both the writer and the reader. When we first meet a stranger, we make assumptions about them. When we hear of their life in their own words, we find that many of our negative assumptions are wrong. Often we discover that we are more alike than we are different. Our magnificent world is in trouble, much of it because we are not paying attention to what is right in front of us. When the facts don’t stir us to reconsider, story can. This anthology invites us to become curious and reflective rather than fearful and defensive. It encourages us to climb down from the ladder of hierarchy and competition and to join the circle of relationship and humanity by becoming vulnerable enough to share and listen to our own and each other’s half-hidden stories.

But equally importantly, Bongani Kona, 2016 Caine Prize finalist, reminds us: “We forget that the most daring thing we can do is to allow ourselves to be seen. To stand before the world and to say this is who I am. This is how it is.”

About THE LIFE RIGHTING COLLECTIVE: The Life Righting Collective (LRC) runs courses for anyone who wants to learn to write about their experiences. The approach promotes self-discovery, self-recovery and more effective communication. It raises funds to make courses available to those in need of sponsorship and to provide platforms for these life stories to be published. Sharing experiences with a wide readership can help reduce discrimination and promote mutual understanding. Visit the website: www.liferighting.com

The Land Is Ours - Black Lawyers And The Birth Of Constitutionalism In South Africa (Paperback): Tembeka Ngcukaitobi The Land Is Ours - Black Lawyers And The Birth Of Constitutionalism In South Africa (Paperback)
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R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

The Land Is Ours tells the story of South Africa’s first black lawyers, who operated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In an age of aggressive colonial expansion, land dispossession and forced labour, these men believed in a constitutional system that respected individual rights and freedoms, and they used the law as an instrument against injustice.

The book follows the lives, ideas and careers of Henry Sylvester Williams, Alfred Mangena, Richard Msimang, Pixley ka Isaka Seme, Ngcubu Poswayo and George Montsioa, who were all members of the ANC. It analyses the legal cases they took on, explores how they reconciled the law with the political upheavals of the day, and considers how they sustained their fidelity to the law when legal victories were undermined by politics.

The Land Is Ours shows that these lawyers developed the concept of a Bill of Rights, which is now an international norm. The book is particularly relevant in light of current calls to scrap the Constitution and its protections of individual rights: it clearly demonstrates that, from the beginning, the struggle for freedom was based on the idea of the rule of law.

SILKE: South African Income Tax 2019 (Paperback): Madeleine Stiglingh, Linda Van Heerden, Aletta Koekemoer, Jolanie Sune... SILKE: South African Income Tax 2019 (Paperback)
Madeleine Stiglingh, Linda Van Heerden, Aletta Koekemoer, Jolanie Sune Wilcocks, Pieter van der Zwan 2
R976 R729 Discovery Miles 7 290 Save R247 (25%) In stock

The objective of the authors and publishers of Silke: SA Income Tax is to provide a book that simplifies the understanding and application of tax legislation in a South African context for both students and general practitioners.

New Entrepreneurial Law + Companies Act Pocketbook (Paperback): New Entrepreneurial Law + Companies Act Pocketbook (Paperback)
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R619 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R119 (19%) In stock

New Entrepreneurial Law is the successor to Cilliers & Benade Entrepreneurial Law.

It is intended to be an aid to Henochsberg on the Companies Act 71 of 2008, and as companion to Nagel (ed) Commercial Law (2011).

Lore Of Nutrition - Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs (Paperback): Tim Noakes, Marika Sboros Lore Of Nutrition - Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs (Paperback)
Tim Noakes, Marika Sboros 4
R300 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R64 (21%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

What would you do if you discovered that the food you have been told is good for you is actually the cause of your ill health …?

In December 2010, Professor Tim Noakes was introduced to a way of eating that was contrary to everything he had been taught and was accepted as conventional nutrition ‘wisdom’. Having observed the benefits of the low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) lifestyle first-hand, and after thorough and intensive research, Noakes enthusiastically revealed his findings to the South African public in 2012. The backlash from his colleagues in the medical establishment was as swift as it was brutal, and culminated in a misconduct inquiry launched by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The subsequent hearing lasted well over a year, but Noakes ultimately triumphed, being found not guilty of unprofessional conduct in April 2017.

In Lore of Nutrition, he explains the science behind the LCHF/Banting diet, and why he champions this lifestyle despite the constant persecution and efforts to silence him. He also discusses at length what he has come to see as a medical and scientific code of silence that discourages anyone in the profession from speaking out against the current dietary guidelines. Experienced journalist Marika Sboros provides the full backstory to the HPCSA hearing, which reads like something out of a spy novel.

Written in an accessible style, Lore of Nutrition is informative, highly controversial and an eye-opener for anyone who cares about their health.

A Student's Approach To Income Tax - Natural Persons 2019 (Paperback): A. Oosthuizen, Aletta Koekemoer, K.L. de Hart,... A Student's Approach To Income Tax - Natural Persons 2019 (Paperback)
A. Oosthuizen, Aletta Koekemoer, K.L. de Hart, Karina Coetzee, C. Stedall
R714 R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Save R125 (18%) In stock

This book was written with the specific purpose of combining in one concise volume the provisions of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (the Act) as it applies to individuals.

The provisions of the Act regarding business activities are dealt with in a separate book, A Student’s Approach to Income Tax: Business Activities.

The Expert Landlord - Practical Tips For South African Landlords (Paperback): David Beattie The Expert Landlord - Practical Tips For South African Landlords (Paperback)
David Beattie 2
R195 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R35 (18%) Dispatched within 9 - 13 working days

You have a residential investment property. Perhaps you are already renting it out. But are you doing it like a pro and do you know how to maximise your return from it?

In this book, property management expert David Beattie distils two decades of experience into easy-to-implement steps and shows you how to manage your property like a professional landlord. His goal is to help you make more money in less time and with fewer hassles, by showing you how to run your property investment like a business; navigate and comply with South African rental laws with ease; attract, screen, place and keep high-quality tenants; ensure successful and consistent rent collection; and maintain your property with the least effort and money.

The book also includes templates for all the documents the prospective landlord needs.

Labour Law Rules (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Marie McGregor, Adriette Dekker, Mpfariseni Budeli-Nemakonde, Wilhelmina Germishuys,... Labour Law Rules (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Marie McGregor, Adriette Dekker, Mpfariseni Budeli-Nemakonde, Wilhelmina Germishuys, Ernest Manamela 1
R398 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R88 (22%) Dispatched within 4 - 10 working days

This now well established labour law text has been updated to reflect the law as of September 2017.

Labour Law Rules has provided a highly accessible text on labour, equity, social security and skills development laws over many years. It discusses these laws against a background of the country supporting the principle of ‘decent work,’ high unemployment, the insufficient creation of sustainable and decent jobs, and income inequality, all exacerbated by an increase in atypical work, skills shortages, as well as insufficient enforcement of laws.

Untitled - Securing Land Tenure In Urban And Rural South Africa (Paperback): Donna Hornby, Rosalie Kingwill, Lauren Royston,... Untitled - Securing Land Tenure In Urban And Rural South Africa (Paperback)
Donna Hornby, Rosalie Kingwill, Lauren Royston, Ben Cousins 2
R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Dispatched within 8 - 13 working days

A title deed = tenure security. Or does it? This book challenges this simple equation and its apparently self-evident assumptions. It argues that two very different property paradigms characterise South Africa.

The first is the dominant paradigm of private property, referred to as an ‘edifice’, against which all other property regimes are measured and ranked. However, the majority of South Africans gain access to land and housing through very different processes, which this book calls social or off-register tenures. These tenures are poorly understood, a gap Untitled aims to address. The book reveals that ‘informal’ and customary property systems can be well organised, often providing substantial tenure security, but lack official recognition and support. This makes them difficult to service and vulnerable to elite capture.

Policy interventions usually aim to formalise these arrangements by issuing title deeds. The case studies in this book, which span both rural and urban contexts in South Africa, examine these interventions and the unintended consequences they often give rise to. Interventions based on an understanding of locally embedded property relations are more likely to succeed than those that attempt to transform them into registered tenures. However, emerging practices hit intractable obstacles associated with the ‘edifice’, which only a substantial transformation of the legal paradigms can overcome.

The Man Who Founded The ANC - A Biography Of Pixley ka Isaka Seme (Paperback): Bongani Ngqulunga The Man Who Founded The ANC - A Biography Of Pixley ka Isaka Seme (Paperback)
Bongani Ngqulunga 8
R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

It is well known that the African National Congress was formed in 1912 and is considered the oldest political organisation on the African continent. What is often not widely known is that the person who founded it was one Pixley ka Isaka Seme, a thirty-year-old black South African from Inanda outside the city of Durban.

What is remarkable about Seme’s achievement in founding the ANC is not only that he succeeded where most had failed at forging black political unity. It is also the speed at which he did it. He had just returned to South Africa from the United Kingdom and the United States of America, where he had been a student since he was a teenager. In slightly over a year the founding conference of the ANC was convened and he was at its helm as the main organiser.

Seme also established a national newspaper, became one of the pioneering black lawyers in South Africa, bought land from white farmers for black settlement right at the time when opposition to it was gaining momentum, became a sought-after adviser and confidant to African royalty, and was considered a leading visionary for black economic empowerment. And yet, when he became president general of the ANC in the 1930s, he brought it to its knees through sheer ineptitude and an authoritarian style of leadership. On more than one occasion he was found guilty for breaching the law, which partly led to him being struck off the roll of attorneys.

This book discusses in detail Seme’s extraordinary life, from his humble beginnings at Inanda Mission to his triumphs and disappointments across the continents, in his public and private life. When Seme died in 1951 he was bankrupt and his political standing had suffered greatly. And yet he was praised as one of the greatest South Africans ever to have lived. For all this, he has largely been forgotten. This biography brings the remarkable life of this extraordinary South African back to public consciousness.

Rule Of Law - A Memoir (Paperback): Glynnis Breytenbach, Nechama Brodie Rule Of Law - A Memoir (Paperback)
Glynnis Breytenbach, Nechama Brodie 2
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

In Rule Of Law, Glynnis Breytenbach reflects back on her career as a prosecutor, including specific cases she has tried, and on her life to provide a fascinating commentary on the importance of the independence of judicial institutions and the precariousness of this independence.

Her current challenges are directly linked to how outspoken she is and how she continues to campaign fiercely for the rule of law in this country.

General Principles Of Commercial Law (Paperback, 8th ed): H. Schulze, R. Kelbrick, T. Manamela, P. Stoop, E. Manamela, E.... General Principles Of Commercial Law (Paperback, 8th ed)
H. Schulze, R. Kelbrick, T. Manamela, P. Stoop, E. Manamela, … 8
R600 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R95 (16%) In stock

General Principles of Commercial Law provides non-law students with a succinct exposition of the general principles of commercial law. The book contains a wide selection of topics influenced by registration requirements of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors.

The 8th edition is updated to incorporate statutory and other developments in commercial law, including:

  • A revised chapter on credit agreements to reflect the effect of the National Credit Amendment Act 19 of 2014.
  • A revised and expanded chapter on banking law, including a discussion of the 2012 version of the South African Code of Banking Practice.
  • An expanded chapter on methods of payment which includes a discussion of selected modern types of electronic payment.
  • A discussion on the application of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008.
South African Family Law (Paperback, 4th): South African Family Law (Paperback, 4th)
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R773 R599 Discovery Miles 5 990 Save R174 (23%) In stock

South African Family Law provides law students and practitioners with a thorough understanding of the principles of family law.

In a concise manner, the publication also includes discussion of the implications of the Constitution for Family Law. This book reflects the law as at 1 August 2015. Decisions up to the July 2015 law reports were considered for inclusion.

South African Constitutional Law In Context (Paperback): Danie Brand, Christopher Gevers, Karthigasen Govender, Patricia... South African Constitutional Law In Context (Paperback)
Danie Brand, Christopher Gevers, Karthigasen Govender, Patricia Lenaghan, Douglas Mailula, … 6
R682 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R84 (12%) Dispatched within 4 - 9 working days

South African Constitutional Law In Context offers a comprehensive, clear, and concise introduction to the study of South African constitutional law.

Situated within a framework of historical, political, social and economic context, the text invites readers to discover the meaning, operation and effects of the South African Constitution, and to understand its critical importance and potential.

The text balances an accurate description of the most authoritative interpretation of the constitutional text with a critical and enquiring approach, providing depth and diversity of perspective, and engaging readers in an interactive, topical and stimulating manner.

A Student's Approach To Income Tax - Business Activities 2019 (Paperback): A. Oosthuizen, Aletta Koekemoer, K.L. de Hart,... A Student's Approach To Income Tax - Business Activities 2019 (Paperback)
A. Oosthuizen, Aletta Koekemoer, K.L. de Hart, Karina Coetzee, C. Stedall
R732 R599 Discovery Miles 5 990 Save R133 (18%) In stock

This book was written with the specific purpose of combining in one concise volume the provisions of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (the Act) as it applies to business activities.

The provisions of the Act regarding natural persons are dealt with in a separate book, A Student’s Approach to Income Tax: Natural Persons.

Commercial Law (Paperback, 5th): Commercial Law (Paperback, 5th)
R1,178 R929 Discovery Miles 9 290 Save R249 (21%) In stock

Commercial Law aims at dealing comprehensively with the most important principles of both the law of contract in general and of those nominate contracts most often encountered in the commercial sphere, such as credit agreements and contracts of sale, lease, carriage, suretyship, pledge, mortgage, employment, arbitration, letting and hiring of work , as well as insurance.

Since the publication of the fourth edition of Commercial Law in 2011, changes in several areas of the law have necessitated the publication of this fifth edition. New legislation and case law were updated as far as possible up to the end of August 2015.

Free LexisNexis PassPlus to the value of R300 included with the purchase of this title.

Introduction To Legal Pluralism (Paperback, 5th Edition): C. Rautenbach Introduction To Legal Pluralism (Paperback, 5th Edition)
C. Rautenbach
R875 R730 Discovery Miles 7 300 Save R145 (17%) In stock

The law has developed considerably in several areas since the publication of the fourth edition in 2014.

Barring a few exceptions, the research that preceded the publication of this book was concluded in January 2018.

Casebook On South African Family Law / Vonnisbundel oor die Suid-Afrikaanse Familiereg (Afrikaans, Paperback, 4th): Casebook On South African Family Law / Vonnisbundel oor die Suid-Afrikaanse Familiereg (Afrikaans, Paperback, 4th)
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R1,100 R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Save R401 (36%) In stock

The Casebook on South African Family Law provides a clear and concise analysis of the facts and principles enunciated by the courts on the law of family.

It contains commentary and extracts from cases referred to in South African Family Law.

This work reflects the law as at 31 July 2004. Decisions up to July 2004 have been considered for inclusion.

The South African Law of Persons (Paperback, 5th Edition): Jacqueline Heaton The South African Law of Persons (Paperback, 5th Edition)
Jacqueline Heaton 3
R680 R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Save R91 (13%) In stock

The South African Law of Persons provides law students with a thorough understanding of the principles of the law of persons.

In a concise and comprehensive manner, the publication includes discussion of the implications of the constitutional principles of the law of persons.

Casebook On The South African Law Of Persons / Vonnisbundel Oor Die Suid-Afrikaanse Personereg (Afrikaans, English, Paperback,... Casebook On The South African Law Of Persons / Vonnisbundel Oor Die Suid-Afrikaanse Personereg (Afrikaans, English, Paperback, 5th Edition)
Jacqueline Heaton 2
R680 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R103 (15%) In stock

The Casebook on South African Family Law provides a clear and concise analysis of the facts and principles enunciated by the courts on the law of family.

It contains commentary and extracts from cases referred to in South African Family Law.

This work reflects the law as at 31 July 2004. Decisions up to July 2004 have been considered for inclusion.

Competition Law And Economic Regulation - Addressing Market Power In Southern Africa (Paperback): Jonathan Klaaren, Simon... Competition Law And Economic Regulation - Addressing Market Power In Southern Africa (Paperback)
Jonathan Klaaren, Simon Roberts, Imraan Valodia
R380 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R81 (21%) Dispatched within 4 - 10 working days

Shaping markets through competition and economic regulation is at the heart of addressing the development challenges facing countries in southern Africa. The contributors to Competition Law And Economic Regulation: Addressing Market Power In Southern Africa critically assess the efficacy of the competition and economic regulation frameworks, including the impact of a number of the regional competition authorities in a range of sectors throughout southern Africa.

Featuring academics as well as practitioners in the field, the book addresses issues common to southern African countries, where markets are small and concentrated, with particularly high barriers to entry, and where the resources to enforce legislation against anti-competitive conduct are limited. What is needed, the contributors argue, is an understanding of competition and regional integration as part of an inclusive growth agenda for Africa. By examining competition and regulation in a single framework, and viewing this within the southern African experience, this volume adds new perspectives to the global competition literature.

It is an essential reference tool and will be of great interest to policymakers and regulators, as well as the rapidly growing ecosystem of legal practitioners and economists engaged in the field.

Principles of Evidence (Paperback, 4th ed): P.J. Schwikkard, S.E. Van Der Merwe Principles of Evidence (Paperback, 4th ed)
P.J. Schwikkard, S.E. Van Der Merwe
R772 R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Save R129 (17%) In stock

The fourth edition of Principles of Evidence strikes a balance between the theory of the law of evidence and its practical application. This edition continues to assess the impact of the Constitution on the traditional Anglo-South African law of evidence, especially with regards to the admissibility of unconstitutionally obtained evidence. It further discusses the statutory provisions regulating diverse matters such as sexual history evidence and the admissibility of electronic evidence.

Scarred - But Not For Life (Paperback): Kim McCusker Scarred - But Not For Life (Paperback)
Kim McCusker 5
R265 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R48 (18%) Dispatched within 9 - 13 working days

Brutally dragged 780 metres beneath a taxi – a young woman’s inspiring story of survival, courage, and the will to live.

13 September 2011. The story would shock thousands and be remembered by many for years to come. It would be plastered all over the papers and continue to attract interest well after the shock factor of what happened had passed. Reports and articles would be written, and “facts”, as given to reporters by some of those involved and willing to be interviewed, would be recounted and repeated in all forms of public media over the months and even years that followed. And although these versions would generate widespread outrage, none was entirely accurate.

"The stories were about me. I was there. I am Kim McCusker - the girl who was dragged by a taxi. This, as I experienced it, is the true version of events."

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