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Crafted in his signature flair-for-detail and humorous writing style, veteran sports journalist Liam Del Carme takes rugby fans and Springbok supporters on the ride of a lifetime in this behind-the-scenes account, Winging It: On tour with the Boks. With more than 25 years’ experience as an insightful sports writer, Del Carme has travelled to six of the seven continents as part of the press corps who follow and write about the national rugby team in all its iterations at international level. His anecdotes will have you wide-eyed with wonderment and chuckling appreciatively at his talent for telling a funny story.
Winging It: On Tour With The Boks is an insider’s view of life on tour from one of South Africa’s most enduring sports writers, Liam Del Carme, while he follows the much-cherished national rugby team, the Springboks.
Del Carme takes the reader across continents and time zones as he shares the helter-skelter atmosphere of meeting looming writing deadlines while finding ways to maintain his sanity. The book explores the ebb and flow of touring with one of rugby’s iconic teams since 1996, including three Rugby World Cups, various Tri-Nations and Rugby Championships, as well as end-of-year tours, in destinations all over the world. He explores the characters, destinations and his travel companions while sharing his highs and lows of covering great rugby moments.
In the book, the reader gets to see the personal side of prominent sports personalities, including Nick Mallett, Harry Viljoen, Gcobani Bobo, Jake White, Eddie Jones, Joost van der Westhuizen, Clive Woodward, Peter de Villiers, Graham Henry, Jean de Villiers, Naas Botha, John Hart, Owen Nkumane, Chester Williams, Allister Coetzee, Heyneke Meyer, Rudolf Straeuli, Os du Randt and Dick Muir.
"Wow, you don't look like a chef!" This statement is something Chef Lesego Semenya has heard many a time over the years. His response is always: "So, what does a chef look like?"
With his bulging tattooed upper arms, soft-spoken nature and obvious passion for South African cuisine and giving it his unique twist, Lesego probably doesn’t fit the generic look of a self-made top chef. It is his unconventional personality and approach to food that has kept South Africans coming back for more over the years. Having cooked for billionaires such as Richard Brandson, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, starring on the judging panel of foodie programme Top Chef South Africa, being the resident chef for various newspapers and radio shows, and then building his successful culinary brand LesDaChef, he finally brings his foodie fans his first cookbook, Dijo - My Food, My Journey.
Every dish that will be featured in Dijo has a story that speaks of passion and nostalgia. Sharing both the recipes and their history will give foodies a way of getting to know Lesego’s food background while growing up in Soweto, as well as the fine-dining techniques he learned at chef school and a few hot chef secrets, too.
Divided into three sections that span his food journey, Dijo is an affirmation of South African cuisine, its heritage and its unique flavours. Readers will go on a journey through the simplest yet most-loved of township dishes, to the more complex fine-dining molecular gastronomy creations he has become known for. It truly is a reflection of his life lived through food.
Lesego is also very active on social media and has used this platform to not only build his brand, LesDaChef, but also to educate, inform and, sometimes, challenge his followers to learn and understand exactly what they're consuming - whether it be food or beverages.
Featuring over 100 recipes, The Gourmet Cookbook celebrates five years of food, and recipes, garnered from the pages of Condé Nast House & Garden Gourmet magazine.
From aspirational yet easy-to-follow dishes by some of South Africa’s top chefs (David Higgs, Peter Tempelhoff, Chris Erasmus) and food icons (Susan Greig, Andrea Burgener, Judy Badenhorst) to the coveted recipes of home cooks as well as the editor’s own specialties, these pages focus on a range of accessible and delicious everyday dishes.
The Gourmet Cookbook is divided into five chapters – Aperitifs & Appetizers, Starters, Mains, Sides & Salads and Dessert. And there are accompanying menu suggestions to tailor-make a stylish dinner party, an al fresco lunch, a festive feast or a laid-back family meal.
Bernadette le Roux is also the author of a number of cookbooks, including the acclaimed Prickly Pears and Pomegranates — co-authored with her mother Marianne Palmer — which won a World Gourmand Award in Paris for Best Local Cookbook (2009). Best known for her uncomplicated 'real' recipes as presented in her second book, Roots, Shoots & Leaves, as well as her engaging voice as author of South African chef Reuben Riffel's Reuben Cooks Local, Bernadette has become known to a wider audience through her editorship of Condé Nast magazine House & Garden: Gourmet. She is also part owner of the family-run Café Roux restaurants in Noordhoek and Cape Town's Shortmarket Street.
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.
Sky Guide Africa South – 2020 is a practical resource for all astronomers, whether they be novice, amateur or professional. It covers the upcoming year’s planetary movements, predicted eclipses, meteor showers – any events and facets of the night sky that change annually.
Star charts plot the evening sky for each season, facilitating the identification of stars and constellations. The guide contains a wealth of information about the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, meteors and bright stars, with photos, diagrams, charts and images. There’s also an excellent list of useful websites and a comprehensive glossary.
This annual publication is an invaluable guide for anyone who has even a passing interest in the night skies of southern Africa – an absolute must for first-time stargazers and professional astronomers alike.
If, as a Springbok rugby fan, you have always wondered what goes on behind the scenes – in the dressing room, at practice, in team talks and on tour – this book will provide the answer to those questions, and many, many more. Renowned rugby scribe Gavin Rich has interviewed a wide cross-section of Springboks from the post-isolation era and asked them a variety of questions, including pertinent ones about politics, the exodus of players overseas and about life after rugby.
In Our Blood Is Green, more than 40 Springbok rugby players talk about their careers: how they made it to the top of their profession, what it was like to face the pressures of playing for South Africa’s national team, how they dealt with the media, the officials, and yes, the coaches who didn’t know what they were doing! They answer questions like: is there still a divide between English- and Afrikaans-speaking players, does the ‘quota’ system work, is Bok rugby all about playing for the jersey or is it, as former All Black coach Graham Henry once said, nationalism that drives the South African team? And what is it like to play against the British & Irish Lions, or to face the haka, or sing our national anthem before an international Test …?
By allowing the players to tell their own stories in their own words, Rich offers readers a comprehensive view of the players’ personal experiences, as well as their thoughts on the game today and the way forward for rugby in this country. Our Blood Is Green is a compelling read for rugby fans of all ages.
Ubuntu is a Xhosa word originating from a South African philosophy that encapsulates all our aspirations about how to live life well, together. It is the belief in a universal human bond: I am only because you are. And it means that if you are able to see everyone as fully human, connected to you by their humanity, you will never be able to treat others as disposable or without worth. By embracing the philosophy of Ubuntu and living it out in daily life it's possible to overcome division and be stronger together in a world where the wise build bridges, not walls.
These 14 lessons from the Rainbow Nation are an essential toolkit to helping us all to live better, together. In stories that recognise our common humanity, our connectedness and interdependence, Everyday Ubuntu helps to make sense of the world and our place in it. Exploring ideas of kindness and forgiveness, tolerance and the power of listening, it shows how we can all benefit from embracing others.
Including practical applications and mindful exercises, it is an inspirational guide to a more fulfilling life as part of the large family to which we all belong.
Celebrated and honoured across the globe for its bearer’s selfless role in the liberation of South Africa, the name Mandela has become an iconic brand. Nelson Mandela’s life was dedicated to politics and achieving freedom for the oppressed in the country, which left him little time with his children and loved ones. It was not easy growing up a Mandela.
Ndileka Mandela is a social activist, former ICU nurse and the head of a rural upliftment organisation known as the Thembekile Mandela Foundation. Born to Madiba Thembekile Mandela (Nelson Mandela’s first born), who died in a car accident while his father was in prison, and the eldest grandchild of Nelson Mandela, Ndileka has lived a challenging life – a labyrinth of highs and lows.
I Am Ndileka tells the story of a woman who has made great stride in society, but still faces many challenges. Even though South Africa has been emancipated from the apartheid regime and so-called gender inequality structures have been removed, women still face oppression and abuse. In October 2017, as part of the #MeToo campaign to denounce sexual violence, Ndileka disclosed for the first time that she had been raped by her then partner in her own bed five years before. Follow Ndileka on her journey as she deals with death in her family, patriarchy, motherhood, depression, being homeless and surviving rape and abuse.
Along the journey of tackling challenges and expectations that come with her last name – things that she did not ask for but are asked of her nonetheless – Ndileka finds her voice.
The remarkable story of Grant Fowlds, a conservationist who has dedicated his life to saving the last rhinos, vividly told with the help of Graham Spence, co-author of the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer.
What would drive a man to ‘smuggle’ rhino horn back into Africa at great risk to himself? This is just one of the situations Grant Fowlds has put himself in as part of his ongoing fight against poaching, in order to prove a link between southern Africa and the illicit, lucrative trade in rhino horn in Vietnam.
Shavings of rhino horn are sold as a snake-oil ‘cure’ for colds or impotence, but a rhino’s horn has no magical, medicinal properties. It is for this that rhinoceroses are being killed at an escalating rate that puts the survival of the species in jeopardy. This corrupt, illegal war on wildlife has brought an iconic animal to the brink of extinction.
Growing up on a farm in the eastern Cape of South Africa, Grant developed a deep love of nature, turning his back on hunting to focus on saving wildlife of all kinds and the environment that sustains both them and us. He is a passionate conservationist who puts himself on the front line of protecting rhinos in the wild – right now, against armed poachers; but in the longer term, too, through his work with schoolchildren, communities and policymakers.
In 2016 the number of rhinos poached in South Africa stood at 1054 (Department of Environmental Affairs). In 2017, 529 rhinos had been slaughtered by 24th July. In the last nine years, over 6100 rhinos have been poached in South Africa leaving fewer than 19000 white, and 2000 black rhinos in the country. The situation is critical.
Champion of South African home-cooking, Errieda du Toit set out to write a cookbook about the food we most love to eat and the culture of sharing these recipes in community cookbooks. Intrigued by our strong attachment to these dog-eared, food-stained recipes collections, she pored over 150 titles spanning a century. SHARE is her tribute to this humble culinary source and a celebration of its collaborative spirit. It’s the first to deal specifically with the genre, and the result is a delightful, quirky and thoroughly modern homage that taps into our food memories in a unique way.
SHARE features a wide selection of recipes as generous, gracious and welcoming as the home cooks who shared them: the keepers (recipes known for their longevity), the never-fails (those epic recipes that never let you down), communal food for come-on-overs, retro classics and those defining dishes and bakes treasured as heritage food.
Bringing visual expression to Errieda’s vision, SHARE is beautifully photographed, and wittily styled and designed to further capture the character and off-beat traits of the genre.
Foodies of SA is the largest food publisher in Africa.
This is a collection of 100 of their brand new, most viewed and most shared recipes conveniently packaged into the pages of one awesome cookbook for you to enjoy!
All author profits from this cookbook will be donated to Breadline Africa.
By buying this book, you are not only investing in improving your skills and your creativity in the kitchen, but you are also doing your bit to help feed many hungry tummies.
INCLUDES QR CODES WITH DIRECT LINKS TO ALL RECIPE VIDEOS
Soon to be a major motion picture!
Staan Sterk In 'n Wankelende Wêreld
Dra jy swaar aan die druk van jou daaglikse lewe, ry jy op ’n emosionele tuimeltrein, is jy fisiek uitgeput en sukkel jy met swak gesondheid?
Is jy kort van draad, angstig, bang en voel jy pal skuldig omdat jy worstel om ál meer en meer vir jou werk – en ander mense – te gee, dikwels ten koste van jou gesinslewe. Voel jy of jy min hoop het vir die toekoms?
Staan sterk in ’n wankelende wêreld is ’n praktiese boek vol onmiddelllike inspirasie wat jou sal help om bo al jou omstandighede uit te styg en alles te word wat jy geskep is om te wees. Die insigte wat jy op hierdie blaaie vind, sal jou aanmoedig om jou lewe, jou besigheid en jou toekoms te verander. Die teks is gebore uit lewenservaring en is nie bloot teorie nie.
Waarvoor Wag Jy Dan?
Sou jy bereid wees om jou ou leefwyse te verander en om jouself die geleentheid te gee om jou beste lewe te leef vir die res van jou lewe?
Verbeel jou ’n lewe vol van oorborrelende vreugde . . .vars hoop wat daagliks aan jou opgedien word - soos warm brood; vryheid van alewige vrees; vervullende verhoudings; om selfvertroue uit te straal en om te lewe met die verwagting van gestruktureerde sukses.
Hierdie waarheid is vervat in Waarvoor wag jy dan? Die resultate hoef nie langer vasgevang te wees in jou gedagtes of op jou wenslysie nie. Die uitkomste kan in jou lewe ervaar word - prakties, konsekwent en kragtig en doeltreffend.
Nou waarvoor wag jy dan? Dit is NOU jou tyd om op te staan!
Born on the cusp of democracy, the crew of young friends in Born Freeloaders navigates a life of drinking, wild parties and other recklessness. The siblings at the centre of the novel, Nthabiseng and Xolani, have been raised in an upper middle-class family with connections to the political elite. Nthabiseng is lauded by her peers as she whimsically goes through life, unable to form her own identity in a world that expects her to pick a side in the fractured classifications of race.
Xolani, not having known his late father, longs for acceptance from an uncle who sees him and his generation as the bitter fruit borne of a freedom he and countless others fought for. As the story moves across multiple spaces in the nation’s capital over a weekend, Born Freeloaders captures a political and cultural moment in the city’s and South Africa’s history. Interwoven is an analogous tale of the country’s colonisation and the consequences that follow.
And alongside the friends’ uneasy awareness of their privilege is a heightened sense of discomfort at their inability to change the world they were born into.
Meet Zinhle, the glamorous Siren, as she reels through the highs and lows of fame-seeking in Jozi.
Zinhle lives through a sham marriage, a stint as the lover of a Nollywood high-roller, sex parties, and an affair with a football star. She bed-hops from man to powerful man, overcoming cattiness, rivalry, cheating and dodgy agents, to nab a starring role in Heritage, a highly successful soapie. She has attitude and sass in bucket loads and is never far from the latest front-page scandal.
Siren, Kuli Roberts’s gripping debut novel, is a classic rags-to-riches tale, jam-packed with drama, hot sex and reversals of fortune that will keep readers zipping through the pages until the very end.
Chef Tjaart Walraven may trace his ancestral roots to the North Sea, but his heart is firmly set in Africa – it’s sun, beautiful scenery, warm hospitality and long summers. And it’s precisely those seductive, lazy summers that has prompted him to write a cookbook that celebrates our summer lifestyle.
The chapters include breakfasts, soups and starters, mains, salads, bakes, desserts and basics, with the emphasis on easy entertaining, interesting and tasty twists, as well as ideas for cooking outdoors. Accompanied by Tjaart’s charming background stories, gorgeous colour photography and packed with tips throughout, his recipes prove that enjoying summer on a plate has never been simpler.
Anyone will be able to expand their cooking repertoire and impress both family and friends alike.
“We’re twins from Pretoria who like cooking for our family and for our friends.”
In With Love from the Twins Tebo and Lebo Ndala share quick and easy meals, while making you laugh. Join them as they go back to their roots with recipes for tripe, chakalaka and chicken feet and learn about their family feast called Seven Colour Sunday. See how they give an African twist to American dishes, like corn bread, corn dogs and corn burgers, tour to Thailand and enjoy coconut and pineapple fried rice with steamed chicken in banana leaves, experience traditional recipes with a twist when you sit down for spinach and agushi curry with baked jollof rice, and try to be kinda sorta healthy by making zucchini bolognaise and glutenfree banana split pancakes. And for those special moments with friends, invite them over for pizza, have a tea or dinner party, or just share your favourite chili chocolate brownies with the ones you love.
All With Love from the Twins.
Back in South Africa after working with the FBI, Creed is haunted by his past mistakes, including the death of his fiancée. When a young woman is murdered and dismembered in her Johannesburg apartment, Creed’s long-time friend and head of the SAPS’ Investigative Psychological Unit, Major Eli Grey, enlists his help in investigating the murder – an attempt to save the self-destructing Creed from himself. But not all the Unit’s members welcome his involvement, and there are those intent on exposing his secrets while the murder is being solved.
The young woman’s community are convinced she was the victim of a witch called Nomtakhati, but Creed’s hunch points to an angry ex-boyfriend. Who, or what, is really behind the murder? Could it be Nomtakhati, who believes Nick Creed is uSatane?
In the Midst of Wolves is a dark psychological thriller about metaphorical demons from the past and the living monsters who target the innocent.
kykNET se geliefde sepie SUIDOOSTER vertel die storie van die mense van Suidooster, 'n winkelsentrum in die Kaapse voorstad Ruiterbosch. Derduisende kykers word daagliks meegevoer deur die families se vreugdes en vetes, intriges en onderstrome. Vir hulle is die mense van Suidooster soos ou bekendes van wie hulle alles wil weet, tot wat hulle sepie-familie eet. In Suidooster kombuis wys Mrs J, Mymoena en Stefan wat kook in hul kospotte!
A cold case for Captain Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido of the Hawks elite police unit - not what they were looking for. And a difficult case, too. The body of Johnson Johnson, ex-cop, has been found beside a railway line. He appears to have jumped from South Africa's - perhaps the world's - most luxurious train, and two suspicious characters seen with him have disappeared into thin air. The regular police have already failed to make progress and others are intent on muddying the waters.
Meanwhile in Bordeaux, Daniel Darret is settled in a new life on a different continent. A quiet life. But his skills as an international hit-man are required one more time, and Daniel is given no choice in the matter. He must hunt again - his prey the corrupt president of his homeland.
Three strands of the same story become entwined in a ferocious race against time - for the Hawks to work out what lies behind the death of Johnson, for Daniel to evade the relentless Russian agents tracking him, for Benny Griessel to survive long enough to take another huge step in his efforts to piece together again the life he nearly destroyed - and finally ask Alexa Bernard to marry him.
The Last Hunt shows one of the great crime writers operating at the peak of his powers. (Released as Prooi in Afrikaans)
In Celebrate celebrity chef and TV personality Lorna Maseko takes you on a food journey starting in Alexandra.
She shares her memories savouring a burger and chips when she participated in the Prix De Lausanne ballet competition; explains how she fell in love with Asian food when she visited Hong Kong; how she participated in MasterChef South Africa and made one of her mom’s favourite chicken dishes.
Lorna lauds the role Chef Carlos Gayton played in her love for fish and Mexican food; she shows how traditional dishes can be recreated using a bit of imagination; how she learned to prepare the perfect steak in chef’s school; how travelling exposed her to international food cultures..
Make all these wonderful dishes in your own kitchen – and celebrate the big moments in your life with food brought to you by Lorna Maseko.
Standing Tall In A Falling World
Do you find yourself suffering under the pressures of your day-to-day life, are you on an emotional roller coaster ride, feeling physically drained and in poor health?
Are you angry, anxious, fearful and guilt-ridden, as you strain under the demands to give more to your work – and others, at the expense of your family life, and feel you have little hope for your future? Standing Tall In A Falling World is a practical book offering instant inspirational application to help you rise above all of your circumstances and be everything you were created to be. The insights contained in these pages will encourage you to bring change to your life, your business and your future. These writings have been birthed out of life experience and are not mere theory
What In The World Are You Waiting For?
Would you be willing to give up your old routine way of living and give yourself the highest opportunity to live your best life for the rest of the time you have on earth?
Imagine a life of bubbling-over joy fresh hope that’s served daily – like hot bread; freedom from daunting fear; en- joying rewarding relationships; exuding captivating confidence and living in expectation of structured success That truth is contained in What in the World Are You Waiting For? and the results no longer need to be confined just to your imagination or your wish list The outcomes will be experienced in your life – practically, consistently and powerfully effectively
So, what in the world are you waiting for? Now is YOUR time to arise!
SAAM is die Suid-Afrikaanse huiskoskampioen Errieda du Toit se uitsonderlike kookboek oor kos wat ons die meeste geniet en die kultuur waarmee resepte in gemeenskapsresepteboekies gedeel word.
Errieda verdiep haar in 150 boekies wat oor 100 jaar uitgegee is en vorm ’n spesiale band met die resepte op die omkrulblaaie vol kosvlekke uit dié versamelings.
In dié eiesoortige resepteboek vier Errieda ons noue verhouding met die nederige gemeenskapsboekies, die invloed daarvan op ons koskultuur en die kenmerkende gees van samewerking. SAAM is ’n genotvolle huldeblyk aan die genre wat in ’n moderne trant en effe tong-in-die-kies inspirasie in ons kosherinneringe vind. Die verskeidenheid resepte is ruimmhartig, gasvry en vol warmte soos die huiskokke wat dit oorspronklik in die boekies gedeel het – die aanhouers (langasem-resepte wat bly oorleef), die flatervryes (epiese staatmakers), kos vir oor-en-weer-kuiers en retrogunstelinge wat ons as erfeniskos koester.
Met net die regte balans tussen nostalgie, modernisering van ou resepte en boeiende vertellinge is SAAM dié boek vir huiskokke, kookboekversamelaars en almal wat nuuskierig en entoesiasties is oor Suid-Afrikaanse kos.
My Vegetarian Braai is not about trying to convert carnivores but rather to broaden the horizons of every braaier, the ones who enjoy preparing meals for their families and friends and as well as those who will look at the photographs and say ‘I can make that’. With the growing trend of eating plant-based foods, the chances are that at some stage you will need to cater for a vegetarian or vegan.
This book will give you new ideas and delicious recipes to satisfy the taste buds of every guest that sits at your table. Even meat-eaters will be seduced by these tasty vegetarian and vegan recipes, which make brilliant side dishes to accompany any meal.
Combining Mediterranean simplicity with a dash of nostalgia, West Coast Wander is the definitive guide to sustainable seaside fare and a valuable addition to any South African kitchen.
Exploring this iconic coastline and the people that call it home, West Coast Wander takes readers – travellers and home cooks alike – on a culinary caper from Yzerfontein to Doringbaai, documenting each delicious detour along the way.
From heerboontjies to harders, the book encapsulates recipes both well known and newly discovered. Using a natural and unfussy approach to cooking, author Georgia East highlights the unique ingredients, both cultivated and naturally occurring, along this coastline, transforming them into dishes filled with local flavour.
Seeking out the best place to buy bread in Hopefield, discovering what sets a Sandveld Sauvignon Blanc apart and learning how the plumpest oysters in the country are farmed in Saldanha Bay are just a few of the topics covered.
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