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The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule.
When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.
As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
(Academy Award nominations for: Best Costume Design, Best Makeup & Hairstyling)
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.
In Foreign Native, RW Johnson looks back with affection and humour on his life in Africa. From schooldays in Durban – fresh off the aeroplane from Merseyside – to later years as an academic, director of the Helen Suzman Foundation and formidable political commentator, he has produced an entertaining and occasionally eye-popping memoir brimming with history, anecdote and insight.
Johnson charts his evolution from enthusiastic, left-leaning Africanist to political realist, relating the episodes that influenced his intellectual worldview, including time spent among the exiled liberation movements in London during the 1960s, a sojourn in newly independent Guinea and more recent forays into Zimbabwe. There are wonderful stories, some hilarious, others filled with pathos, about the multitude of characters – Harold Strachan, Tom Sharpe, Ronnie Kasrils, Helen Suzman, Frederik van zyl Slabbert, among many others – that he met along the way.
Perceptive, critical and full of verve, Foreign Native is leavened with a deep humanity that makes it a pleasure to read.
Just how bad can one day get? The creative minds behind Superbad and Sausage Party take on sixth grade in this innocent yet raunchy comedy.
Max, Thor, and Lucas skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving stolen drugs, a frat house, and running from both the cops and girls!
Bronwyn Davids’ great-grandpa Joe built their family home in Lansdowne, Cape Town, during the 1920s. She recreates their lives in the pages of this book and takes us on a journey with her family against the backdrop of apartheid South Africa.
A charming family story, but also of gut-wrenching loss that is physical, mental, and spiritual.
When a young married couple buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.
Sarah is a mother whose young son Miles' disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him.
Fearing for her family's safety, Sarah must grapple with her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles in favor of investigating what - or who - is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality remains blurry.
Herbs are rewarding and versatile plants. They are easy to grow and add
colour, texture and fragrance to our gardens and food.
In this continuation of the beloved 80s film series, a young townie must protect the kids she’s babysitting from an invasion of Crites - tiny, insatiable, carnivorous aliens - who’ve returned to capture a runaway royal of the species.
Who will survive? And who will be eaten?
The South African economy has a secret weapon: stokvels. If harnessed correctly, investments in stokvels could significantly bolster the economy. The following statistics, provided by the National Stokvel Association of South Africa, are mind-blowing: at present there are 11.4 million South Africans who are members of stokvels; around R44 billion is pooled collectively by ordinary people in stokvels; and it is saved by 820 000 stokvels. A lot of ideas have been put forward on how these monies can be utilised by stokvels, but it is not really clear how these can be practically applied.
This book will appeal to readers who are already in a stokvel, those who want to be in one, and even those who never thought of joining one. It contains all the necessary information you need about this form of investment, including:
Most importantly, it explains how an individual can make money by being part of a stokvel.
The notion that societies mediate issues through certain kinds of engagement is at the heart of the democratic project and often centres on an imagined public sphere where this takes place. But this imagined foundation of how we live collectively appears to have suffered a dramatic collapse across the world in the digital age, with many democracies apparently unable to solve problems through talk - or even to agree on who speaks, in what ways and where. In this timely and erudite collection, writers from southern Africa combine theoretical analysis with the examination of historical cases and contemporary events to demonstrate that forms of publicness are multiple, mobile and varied.
Drawing primarily on insights and materials from Africa for their capacity to speak to global developments, the authors in this volume propose new concepts and methodologies to analyse how public engagements work in society. The contributions examine charged examples from the Global South, such as the centuries old Timbuktu archive, Nelson Mandela's powerful absent presence in 1960s public life, and the contemporary debates around the 2015/2016 student activism of #rhodesmustfall and #feesmustfall. These cases show how issues of public discussion circulate in unpredictable ways.
Babel Unbound will be of interest to anyone looking to find alternative ways of thinking about publicness in contemporary society in order to make better sense of the cacophony of conversations in circulation.
Africa Reimagined is a passionately argued appeal for a rediscovery of our African identity. Going beyond the problems of a single country, Hlumelo Biko calls for a reorientation of values, on a continental scale, to suit the needs and priorities of Africans. Building on the premise that slavery, colonialism, imperialism and apartheid fundamentally unbalanced the values and indeed the very self-concept of Africans, he offers realistic steps to return to a more balanced Afro-centric identity.
Historically, African values were shaped by a sense of abundance, in material and mental terms, and by strong ties of community. The intrusion of religious, economic and legal systems imposed by conquerors, traders and missionaries upset this balance, and the African identity was subsumed by the values of the newcomers. Biko shows how a reimagining of Africa can restore the sense of abundance and possibility, and what a rebirth of the continent on Pan-African lines might look like. This is not about the churn of the news cycle or party politics – although he identifies the political party as one of the most pernicious legacies of colonialism. Instead, drawing on latest research, he offers a practical, pragmatic vision anchored in the here and now.
By looking beyond identities and values imposed from outside, and transcending the divisions and frontiers imposed under colonialism, it should be possible for Africans to develop fully their skills, values and ingenuity, to build institutions that reflect African values, and to create wealth for the benefit of the continent as a whole.
Join Master Chief on a campaign to gain control of critical locations and legendary assets from the Halo Universe in the special collector’s edition of Halo MONOPOLY. Use your wits to take command of Arcadia, the Covenant capital of High Charity, or even Earth itself.
Christiaan Olwagen neem die klassieke teaterstuk, The Seagull, deur Anton Tsjechof, en verplaas dit na Suid-Afrika in die 1990’s, bykans 100 jaar nadat dit geskryf is. Wat merkwaardig is, is dat die karakters uiters gemaklik in hierdie nuwe tydgleuf en omgewing bestaan, amper asof hulle geskryf is met die moontlikheid van só ‘n verplasing in gedagte.
Elkeen van Tsjechof se volronde karakters wroeg met hulle eie vrese, verlange, twyfel en frustrasies, wat natuurlik as gevolg van hulle eie toedoen is.
Ons ontmoet die teaterdiva Irene (Sandra Prinsloo), wie sukkel om gewoond te raak aan streeksrade wat nie meer bestaan nie en kunstefeeste wat haar loopbaan se voorland is; haar sieklike ouer broer, Piet (Marius Weyers), wat wens hy het meer kanse gevat in sy lewe; die onsekere, verlore en vergete seun Konstant (Albert Pretorius) wie net sy ma se aandag en goedkeuring soek; die naïwe aspirerende aktrise Nina (Rolanda Marais) wie wil wegkom uit die kloue van haar ouers en die klein dorpie waar sy woon, en dan nie weet wat om te doen wanneer sy die geleentheid kry nie; die immer-teneergedrukte Masha (Cintaine Schutte) wie ‘n liefdesdriehoek moet handhaaf; die opgewekte filosoof Dr Eugene (Gerben Kamper) wie alles van ‘n afstand waarneem; die onafgewerkte plaasbestuurder Elias (Deon Lotz); sy onderdanige vrou Paulina (Martelize Kolver); die armoedige onderwyser Simon (Geon Nel); en die bekende skrywer Boors (Alyzzander Fourie).
Elkeen van die karakters dra by tot die gevoel van gevangenheid wat die vakansie op die familieplaas onder ‘n vergrootglas bring.
The South African Rugby Annual is the official historical record of another memorable season in South African rugby, from schoolboy rugby to the Springboks.
The 48th edition of the ‘bible’ of the game in this country contains more records and memorable moments than ever before, including everything you need to know ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
Die motiewe agter gesinsmoorde is dikwels vreemder as fiksie. Tergende vrae kan deur psigiaters beantwoord word ... of dalk nie. Deur na verskeie gevalle van gesinsmoord te kyk gooi hierdie boek ’n bietjie lig in 'n baie donker plek. Met onder meer die stories van die Lotters wat gebreinspoel was tot moord op hul ouers en die Van Breda bylmoorde.
In this autobiographical account of a lifetime spent observing, researching and photographing birds, Peter Steyn shares experiences that span some 70 years.
His story starts and ends in Cape Town, South Africa, but in between we read about:
His detailed and fascinating memoir captures the author’s great enthusiasm for birds and their role in his shaping his life and experiences.
Kingdom of Daylight: Memories of a Birdwatcher is well illustrated and features more than 400 photographs taken during Peter’s lifelong journey with birds.
Suid-Afrika is die geďsoleerde vesting van die Afrikaanse minderheidskultuur. In hierdie konserwatiewe boerderygemeenskap wat behep is met krag en manlikheid, is Janno anders, geheimsinnig en emosioneel broos.
Op 'n dag bring sy ma, streng godsdienstig, vir Pieter, 'n geharde straatweeskind wat sy wil red, huis toe. Sy vra vir Janno om 'n broer van hierdie vreemdeling te maak.
Die twee seuns begin 'n stryd om mag, erfenis en ouerliefde.
Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X - a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline.
Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.
’n Bruin vrou wat in die dorre Karoo woon, neem ’n verlore wit kind in en maak hom as haar eie groot. Nege jaar later, word die seuntjie verwyder en word hy geforseer om in die Knysna Bos te leef saam met ’n familie houtkappers wat beweer hy behoort aan hulle.
Gebaseer op die Dalene Matthee boek.
By the time you are thinking about divorce you either want one or you’ve just learned your marriage is over. This is often the start of an uphill battle that leaves most people in financial and emotional ruin. Well, not if you Divorce Smart.
With one in three marriages now ending in divorce, it is imperative to be informed of the long-term challenges involved in divorce and separation. This book is a step-by-step guide to navigating the legal paper work, child care planning and financial security issues you will face during and after divorce. Divorce Smart gives the reader clear, concise information on maintenance, property, health care, pension funds and investments, ensuring that women are empowered to secure their home, keep as much wealth as possible and provide for their children well beyond the end of this marriage.
Whether you are married in community of property, traditionally or in a same-sex civil union there is always a way to Divorce Smart.
A step-by-step, practical guide on how to purchase your first investment property, written in easy-to-understand, conversational language that explains complex concepts simply.
Most people believe that property is a great investment, but that in order to get into property you need money, contacts and experience. When you only see the barriers to entry, you tend to give up before you even try. Property investment expert Laurens Boel believes that with the right knowledge anyone can make money in property, regardless of the resources available to them.
Financial Freedom Through Property is filled with practical tips, insider secrets and case studies. It explains the risks and rewards of property investing, how to make the right offer on property deals, raise capital, contract the right team, negotiate win-win scenarios, utilise innovative PropTech, find discounted properties and enjoy positive cash flows from day one. It also tells the story of how the author became one of the top property investors in South Africa – after being retrenched and going broke.
Financial Freedom Through Property is an inspirational book for those who want to create a better financial future for themselves. You don’t need to be a property mogul to make money on the property market – all you need is the willingness and the time to learn how to do it.
When a cocaine shipment is compromised to the dismay of the Cartel’s CEO/ leader, the Boss orders his most trusted Cook and another master drug trafficker, The Man, on a dangerous journey to audit the company’s supply chain.
Throughout the past 50 years, the courts have been a battleground for contesting political forces as more and more conflicts that were once fought in Parliament or in streets, or through strikes and media campaigns, find their way to the judiciary.
Certainly, the legal system was used by both the apartheid state and its opponents. But it is in the post-apartheid era, and in particular under the rule of President Jacob Zuma, that we have witnessed a dramatic increase in ‘lawfare’: the migration of politics to the courts.
The authors show through a series of case studies how just about every aspect of political life ends up in court: the arms deal, the demise of the Scorpions, the Cabinet reshuffle, the expulsion of the EFF from Parliament, the nuclear procurement process, the Cape Town mayor…
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