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Falling Monuments, Reluctant Ruins - The Persistence Of The Past In The Architecture Of Apartheid (Paperback): Hilton Judin Falling Monuments, Reluctant Ruins - The Persistence Of The Past In The Architecture Of Apartheid (Paperback)
Hilton Judin
R370 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R52 (14%) Ships in 7 - 12 working days

Falling Monuments, Reluctant Ruins: The Persistence of the Past in the Architecture of Apartheid interrogates how, in the era of decolonisation, post-apartheid South Africa reckons with its past in order to shape its future. Architects, historians, artists, social anthropologists and urban planners seek answers in this book to complex and unsettling questions around heritage, ruins and remembrance.

What do we do with hollow memorials and political architectural remnants? Which should remain, which forgotten, and which dismantled? Are these vacant buildings, cemeteries, statues, and derelict grounds able to serve as inspiration in the fight against enduring racism and social neglect? Should they become exemplary as spaces for restitution and justice? The contributors examine the influence of public memory, planning and activism on such anguished places of oppression, resistance and defiance. Their focus on visible markers in the landscape to interrogate our past will make readers reconsider these spaces, looking at their landscape and history anew.

Through a series of 14 empirically grounded chapters and 48 images, the contributors seek to understand how architecture contests or subverts these persistent conditions in order to promote social justice, land reclamation and urban rehabilitation. The decades following the dismantling of apartheid are surveyed in light of contemporary heritage projects, where building ruins and abandoned spaces are challenged and renegotiated across the country to become sites of protest, inspiration and anger.

This ground-breaking collection is an important resource for professionals, academics and activists working in South Africa today.

WTF - Capturing Zuma: A Cartoonist's Tale (Paperback): Zapiro Zapiro, Mike Willis WTF - Capturing Zuma: A Cartoonist's Tale (Paperback)
Zapiro Zapiro, Mike Willis
R295 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R41 (14%) Ships in 7 - 12 working days

Only Zapiro can truly capture the craziness and the seriousness of state capture and the Zuma years. WTF is the award-winning and best-selling cartoonist’s definitive, unique and superbly funny record of this rollercoaster time in our history in words and more than 400 brilliant cartoons.

Zapiro’s career has been tightly entwined with the bewildering tale of Jacob Zuma for more than 20 years. He has sharply charted his rise and his fall and everything in between, including the corrupting presence of the Guptas and the destructive cancer of state capture. On two different occasions Jacob Zuma served Zapiro with unfulfilled lawsuits totalling R22 million, claiming his dignity had been infringed, and the cartoonist has been threatened in other ways by senior political figures because of his caustic and brilliant work. Zapiro first drew a showerhead on Zuma in 2006 as a comment on his preposterous evidence during his rape trial that he took a shower after sex to reduce the chance of getting AIDS. That showerhead image stuck in the public imagination, and in Zapiro’s cartoons, and has become a nationally known symbol of the former president.

WTF is sure to be another triumph for our best-loved cartoonist.

The South African Vegan Cookbook (Paperback): Leozette Roode The South African Vegan Cookbook (Paperback)
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R355 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R50 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Veganism is a growing phenomenon on the culinary scene. The South African Vegan Cookbook is the first of its kind locally.

In it you will find everything you need for a vegan lifestyle: from basic information such as the definition of veganism, why it’s good for you, answers to common questions, the essential equipment, vegan alternatives for everyday products, the pantry essentials and resources to learn more. The family-friendly recipes are easy to make and are made from locally-sourced products. This cookbook includes recipes for breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, the braai, entertaining and late-nights feasts.

Think decadent chocolate granola and overnight oats, kale chips and cauliflower bites, easy-to-make couscous salad, lasagne and stir-fry as well as South African favourites like milk tart, banana loaf, macaroni-and-cheese and chicken burgers. And to top it all: chocolate mousse, date balls and truffles.

Vegan 101 – good for your health and the planet.

From Para To Dakar - Overcoming Paralysis And Conquering The Dakar Rally, A Journey Of Courage And Determination (Paperback):... From Para To Dakar - Overcoming Paralysis And Conquering The Dakar Rally, A Journey Of Courage And Determination (Paperback)
Joey Evans 2
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Joey Evans has always loved bikes, from his first second-hand Raleigh Strika at the age of six to the powerful off-road machines that became his passion later on in his life. His dream was one day to ride the most gruelling off-road race in the world, the 9000km Dakar Rally. In 2007 his dream was shattered when he broke his back in a racing accident. His spinal cord was crushed, leaving him paralysed from just below his chest. Doctors gave him a 10 per cent chance of ever walking again. Many would have given up and become resigned to life in a wheelchair, but not Joey Evans.

Not only would he get back on his feet and walk, but he would also keep his Dakar dream alive. It was a long and painful road to recovery, involving years of intensive rehabilitation and training, but he had the love and support of both family and friends and an incredible amount of determination. Joey shares the many challenges he and his family faced, relating the setbacks, as well as successes, along the way to the Dakar start line. But the start line was only the first goal – his sights were set on reaching the finish line, which he did in 2017 – the only South African to do so.

From Para To Dakar is so much more than the story of one man reaching the Dakar finish line. It is a story of friendship and respect, compassion and kindness. It is about defying the odds to reach a dream, it is about grit, endurance and raw courage, and it is inspiring in its true heroism.

Made With Love & Plants - Simple & Delicious Plant-Based Recipes (Paperback): Tammy Fry Made With Love & Plants - Simple & Delicious Plant-Based Recipes (Paperback)
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R360 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R72 (20%) Ships in 7 - 12 working days

As a director of Meat-free Mondays in Australia and South Africa, it’s Tammy Fry’s mission to enable others to live a happier and more energetic lifestyle through plant-based eating.

Through her blog (seed-blog.com) and lifestyle workshops she has become a key influencer and thought leader in the plant-based, health and wellness world of holistic nutrition. Made With Love & Plants will not only present more than 75 wholefood, plant-based recipes, all beautifully photographed and styled, but also provide detailed yet easy-to-follow guidance on living the plant-based lifestyle. Tammy particularly understands how challenging the change to such a diet can be, and is there with helpful support and tips to make the journey easier.

The recipes will encompass a full range of meals from breakfast through to treats, and for family and entertaining.

Bish Bash Bosh! (Hardcover): Henry Firth, Ian Theasby Bish Bash Bosh! (Hardcover)
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R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 In Stock

Over 120 new, unmissable recipes from the creators of a plant-based revolution.

Discover a whole world of quick eats, weeknight suppers, showstopping feasts, and incredible sweet treats – all using the power of plants. A year after their first cookbook, BOSH!, took the world by storm, Henry and Ian are back to show you just how versatile cooking with veg can be.

Weber's Ultimate Braaiing (Hardcover): Jamie Purviance Weber's Ultimate Braaiing (Hardcover)
Jamie Purviance
R430 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R87 (20%) Ships in 7 - 12 working days

Weber has done it again! This latest offering is exactly what you’d expect from the world’s foremost barbecue company. Innovative recipes, imaginative ingredients, fabulous photography, and a wealth of sound advice for both novice cooks and experienced braai-masters. When it comes to mastery of the cooking fire, the Weber chefs really know their stuff. So light up the braai and allow Jamie Purviance, Weber’s award-winning culinary consultant, to tantalize your tastebuds with everything from chicken and steak to seafood, vegetables and desserts, all prepared on a Weber charcoal or gas braai. For new braaiers, the Introduction offers sound advice on how to handle the four T’s: temperature, time, technique and tools, and explains the mysteries of direct and indirect heat, and how to use a smoker. Pizzas done to perfection, burgers with attitude, succulent ribs, Texas-style brisket, spatchcocked chicken and even roast turkey are all within your grasp, thanks to the detailed step-by-step instructions and photographs.

The Madiba Appreciation Club - A Chef's Story (Paperback): Brett Ladds The Madiba Appreciation Club - A Chef's Story (Paperback)
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R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Once, chef Brett Ladds was given a cigar by Fidel Castro, he talked weightlifting with Swazi king Mswati III and his cooking made Quincy Jones sing. For many years he also served Nelson Mandela many cups of rooibos tea and made him his favourite meals.

Ladds was the executive chef of the SA government and manager of the presidential guesthouse at Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria from 1994-1999 where he served both Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. It was a naive and star-struck 21-year-old Ladds who started working at the guesthouse in the months before the first democratic election. During this time he was always in the background when struggle stalwarts like Steve Tshwete, Joe Modise and Dullah Omar met Mandela to discuss the future of the country.

This heart-warming book tells of a young man’s coming of age at a turning point in our history. His stories about meeting kings and queens, presidents, rock stars and even the pope are laced with his unique, self-deprecating sense of humour. Of Queen Elizabeth he says it felt like speaking to his gran. “I asked myself, how does all that power fit into this lovely, caring lady?” Of Robert Mugabe: “He never moaned about a thing.”

Then there are the Russian diplomats and their drinking habits and the Saudi-Arabian sheik who had 8 television sets installed in his room and bought 20 blankets at R5000 each for his stay.

It’s a book to make you laugh and cry. And Madiba’s favourite champagne? Pêche Royale . . .

Witnessing - From The Rwandan Tragedy To Healing In South Africa (Paperback): Pie-Pacifique Kabalira-Uwase Witnessing - From The Rwandan Tragedy To Healing In South Africa (Paperback)
Pie-Pacifique Kabalira-Uwase
R295 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R76 (26%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As a boy in Rwanda, Pie-Pacifique Kabalira-Uwase survived war atrocities, but he had to leave home if he wanted to stay safe. Pie-Pacifique now recounts his childhood and his experiences of the genocide.

He prepares to flee and ends up in South Africa. He works as a car guard in Durban, dreaming of university. Despite obstacles, he enrols at university and receives the Mandela-Rhodes Scholarship.

In this rewarding journey of self-discovery, we witness Pie-Pacifique reach for his dreams.

Shine A Light - In Conversation With Ingrid De Storie (Paperback): Corrine Wilson Shine A Light - In Conversation With Ingrid De Storie (Paperback)
Corrine Wilson
R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 In Stock

Shine A Light tells the story of two women, Corrine and Ingrid, who at the onset seem worlds apart, separated by the deep chasm of South Africa’s dark history. But as they traverse one of the most dangerous communities in Cape Town in search of vulnerable animals, they discover they are more similar than they are different.

While the narrative winds its way along the troubled streets, it becomes clear how animals provide a unique platform for dialogue and, in turn, healing. Through Ingrid’s eyes, and in conversations with people who would never have otherwise spoken – gangsters, drug dealers and addicts – Corrine slowly begins to feel her perceptions waver when she learns that behind every broken animal is a broken human, and just because someone can speak, it does not guarantee them a voice.

Ambivalent - Photography And Visibility In African History (Paperback): Patricia Hayes, Gary Minkley Ambivalent - Photography And Visibility In African History (Paperback)
Patricia Hayes, Gary Minkley
R350 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R49 (14%) Ships in 7 - 12 working days

One of the few books about photography to come out of the continent and where the majority of contributors are African and work on the continent.

Going beyond photography as an isolated medium to engage larger questions and interlocking forms of expression and historical analysis, Ambivalent gathers a new generation of scholars based on the continent to offer an expansive frame for thinking about questions of photography and visibility in Africa. The volume presents African relationships with photography – and with visibility more generally – in ways that engage and disrupt the easy categories and genres that have characterised the field to date.

Contributors pose new questions concerning the instability of the identity photograph in South Africa; ethnographic photographs as potential history; humanitarian discourse from the perspective of photographic survivors of atrocity photojournalism; the nuanced passage from studio to screen in postcolonial digital portraiture; and the burgeoning visual activism in West Africa.

Fighting For The Dream (Paperback): R.W. Johnson Fighting For The Dream (Paperback)
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R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

RW Johnson's bestselling book How Long Will South Africa Survive? was published at the height of the Zuma presidency. Since then, Cyril Ramaphosa has taken over as president and there have been some attempts to clean up government. But the brief period of 'Ramaphoria' is over and the threat to both the economy and the dream of a non-racial democracy is as real as ever.

As national elections loom, Johnson examines the state of the nation with pinpoint accuracy. On the one hand state-owned institutions are near collapse, municipalities are defunct and civil strife is rampant. On the other, Ramaphosa and his team have come up with a plan to curb corruption and create growth and prosperity.

But will it work?

Growing Greatness - A Journey Towards Personal And Business Mastery (Paperback): Pepe Marais Growing Greatness - A Journey Towards Personal And Business Mastery (Paperback)
Pepe Marais
R280 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Pepe Marais began his entrepreneurial journey as a newspaper delivery boy at the age of twelve. After finishing high school at the end of 1986 he spent two years in the army completing what was then compulsory national service. On his way home at the end of his service he had a chance encounter with a graphic artist which completely changed the course of his life.

Pepe's latent talent for art was developed and honed at a Cape Town art school, where he finished top of his class each year, which in turn would lead him to discover his passion for advertising. After graduating, he and his partner Gareth Leck launched their enterprising Take-Away Advertising Agency and business success seemed a foregone conclusion.

But some unwise business decisions and then the global recession of 2008 took their toll and, to make matters worse, Pepe's personal life began to disintegrate. However, at the lowest point of his life, he would discover a fundamental insight which became the foundation on which he would rebuild his life. It would also inspire the development of his Purpose for Business methodology and his deep interest in unlocking both human and Joe Public United business potential.

While Growing Greatness contains many lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs, perhaps what is more important is the deep wisdom it offers. Through his growing awareness of what purpose means in both business and personal terms, Pepe points the way to growing your own greatness.

Brutal Legacy - A Memoir (Paperback): Tracy Going Brutal Legacy - A Memoir (Paperback)
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R265 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R37 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When South Africa’s golden girl of broadcasting, Tracy Going’s battered face was splashed across the media back in the late 1990s, the nation was shocked. South Africans had become accustomed to seeing Going, glamorous and groomed on television or hearing her resonant voice on Radio Metro and Kaya FM. Sensational headlines of a whirlwind love relationship turned horrendously violent threw the “perfect” life of the household star into disarray.

What had started off as a fairy-tale romance with a man who appeared to be everything that Going was looking for – charming, handsome and successful – had quickly descended into a violent, abusive relationship.

“As I stood before him all I could see were the lies, the disappearing for days without warning, the screaming, the threats, the terror, the hostage-holding, the keeping me up all night, the dragging me through the house by my hair, the choking, the doors locked around me, the phones disconnected, the isolation, the fear and the uncertainty.”

The rosy love cloud burst just five months after meeting her “Prince Charming” when she staggered into the local police station, bruised and battered. A short relationship became a two-and-a-half-year legal ordeal played out in the public eye. In mesmerising detail, Going takes us through the harrowing court process – a system seeped in injustice – her decline into depression, the immediate collapse of her career due to the highly public nature of her assault and the decades-long journey to undo the psychological damages in the search for safety and the reclaiming of self. The roots of violence form the backdrop of the book, tracing Going’s childhood on a plot in Brits, laced with the unpredictable violence of an alcoholic father who regularly terrorised the family with his fists of rage.

“I was ashamed of my father, the drunk. If he wasn’t throwing back the liquid in the lounge then he’d be finding comfort and consort in his cans at the golf club. With that came the uncertainty as I lay in my bed and waited for him to return. I would lie there holding my curtain tight in my small hand. I would pull the fabric down, almost straight, forming a strained sliver and I would peer into the blackness, unblinking. It seemed I was always watching and waiting. Sometimes I searched for satellites between the twinkles of light, but mostly the fear in my tummy distracted me.”

Brilliantly penned, this highly skilled debut memoir, is ultimately uplifting in the realisation that healing is a lengthy and often arduous process and that self-forgiveness and acceptance is essential in order to fully embrace life.

Invest Your Way To Wealth (Paperback): Thobelani Maphumulo Invest Your Way To Wealth (Paperback)
Thobelani Maphumulo
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 7 - 12 working days

How do you grow your capital while still preserving it? And how do you use investment vehicles to contribute positively to your financial freedom and a comfortable retirement? The answer is simple: financial education is the precursor to good investment decision-making.

Invest Your Way To Wealth is the guide to financial literacy. From asset classes to forex markets, the time value of money, risky and risk-free assets, cap rates, property, debt, SMMEs and angel investors, Thobelani Maphumulo explains the financial terms and concepts ordinary South Africans need to know in order to become financially savvy quickly and, ultimately, to retire financially secure.

Easy to understand, practical and informative, Invest Your Way To Wealth is essential reading for fledgling investors who need a trustworthy and accessible guide to a range of investment options that will help preserve and grow their capital before they engage expensive experts. By using the knowledge and tools provided in this book, you, too, can watch your money grow.

Help! There's A Guest At My Table! (Paperback): Annabel Frere Help! There's A Guest At My Table! (Paperback)
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R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 7 - 12 working days

A generation of young adults have come to know, love and depend on Help! There’s a Stove in My Kitchen, Annabel Frere’s first cookbook. That same generation has graduated to the young professionals who now need to entertain on a somewhat more sophisticated level. Author Annabel has been through all these stages with her own daughters and once again provides a repertoire of tasty and relati vely simple recipes for events ranging from impromptu gatherings to well-organised occasions.

Much emphasis is placed on good planning, as well as preparing foods in advance so that the cook can spend as much ti me with his or her guests, rather than in the kitchen on the day itself. Attention is also given to texture and presentation, with plenty of tips and suggestions for effortless entertaining. Where dishes may seem to be more complicated, Annabel is an expert at demystifying them. And of course, no party is complete without the right liquid accompaniments so there is a chapter on some delicious cocktails, both with and without alcohol.

Pangolins - Scales Of Injustice (Paperback): Richard Peirce Pangolins - Scales Of Injustice (Paperback)
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R220 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R44 (20%) Ships in 7 - 12 working days

Pangolins have long been sustainably harvested by local communities for their meat and scales, but today the burgeoning trade in these mammals has reached crisis point. Eight pangolin species occur worldwide, four in Asia and four in Africa, and all face extinction if current rates of hunting and trading continue unabated.

Now the spotlight is on the world’s most trafficked mammal. Scientists have identified pangolins as the likely source of the coronavirus infection that has brought the world to its knees. This multi-trillion dollar disaster makes pangolins the most expensive meals ever eaten.

In this timely exposé, Richard Peirce unpacks the horrors and dangers of the trade in this enigmatic, little-known mammal. He explains the links between wildlife and Covid-19, and details China’s response to the pandemic.

He also tells the story of a particular pangolin poached in Zimbabwe and brought to South Africa to be traded. Readers accompany an agent of the African Pangolin Working Group, assisted by the local police, on an actual sting operation to rescue the animal and capture the traffickers. And they follow the subsequent progress of the rescued pangolin, from near death to rehabilitation and release into the wild.

Tell Me Your Story - South Africans Talking Change (Paperback): Ruda Landman Tell Me Your Story - South Africans Talking Change (Paperback)
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R345 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R48 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Well-known television anchor and media personality Ruda Landman talks to a wide variety of South Africans about their life choices and how change has affected them.

A colourful mosaic of diverse experiences emerges as people share life stories and lessons. The book includes insights by the likes of John Kani, Ferial Haffajee, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Katlego Maboe, Gugu Zulu, Zapiro, ProVerb, Arno Carstens, Mam' Khanyi (who takes in street children and orphans), Nick Binnedell and Marc Lottering.

Revealing, sad, funny and filled with hope as well-known and ordinary people equally show how each one of us always has options and can make a difference by how we respond to what we encounter.

Every Day Is An Opening Night - Our Journey Together (Paperback): Des & Dawn Lindberg Every Day Is An Opening Night - Our Journey Together (Paperback)
Des & Dawn Lindberg
R430 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R61 (14%) Ships in 7 - 12 working days

Both a deeply personal memoir and a glimpse into their socio- political activism, Every Day Is An Opening Night by Des and Dawn Lindberg documents the joys and challenges of a lifetime in South African theatre – as musicians, performers, song writers, stage designers, managers, impresarios and ultimately legends of the entertainment industry.

The book traces the duo’s 55-year career, from singing folk songs in the Troubadour coffee-bar in Johannesburg to taking their “Folk on Trek” shows on tour across South Africa and (then) Rhodesia, and producing and performing in major musicals all over southern Africa. Highlights of their story include their controversial multiracial production of Godspell, the duo’s legendary Sunday-night Soirées and the founding of the annual Naledi Theatre Awards, now in their 18th year.

Their story unfolds during a turbulent era in South Africa’s history: a time when local unrest, international opprobrium, sanctions and an intransigent government combined to create a challenging environment for artistes. Along the way, they worked with famous musicians, endured Special Branch attention, had their albums banned, won and lost court-cases… and quietly persevered, undaunted, as musical anti-apartheid activists.

Their friends and collaborators constitute a roll call of some of the best-loved personalities in the arts and show business, from Jeremy Taylor and Mark Banks to Johnny Clegg and John Kani, with appearances by the legendary Taubie Kushlick, Pieter-Dirk Uys, author Gordon Forbes, pianist Richard Clayderman and UK comedian Spike Milligan. The reminiscences are told with a light touch – sometimes poignant, frequently funny – and enhanced by a generous gallery of photographs.

While the original manuscript was completed before the tragic loss of Dawn in December 2020, the book now stands in honour of her life, telling the tale of two pioneers of South African entertainment in their own words. As Des writes in the coda: “If this book achieves nothing else, I am determined that it will help me to sign off on our story in a way that does justice to the extraordinary leader, wife, mother, partner and lover Dawn was. Our story is a joyful one, and we tell it together as a celebration of life.”

Children In Mind - Their Mental Health In Today's World And What We Can Do To Help Them (Paperback): Jenny Perkel Children In Mind - Their Mental Health In Today's World And What We Can Do To Help Them (Paperback)
Jenny Perkel
R300 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R80 (27%) Ships in 7 - 12 working days

A psychologist’s guide for parents, care-givers and health care practitioners to the emotional challenges facing children and their parents today

Current research shows that certain childhood mental disorders are diagnosed more frequently today than in previous generations. Many of today’s children and teenagers are more unhappy, anxious and distressed than young people used to be. In this highly informative book, child psychologist Jenny Perkel explores in depth why this might be so, highlighting what modern-day South African children and adolescents are experiencing and the environment in which they are being raised.

Children in Mind presents a broad range of up-to-date findings from psychological, neurobiological, genetic, psychiatric, sociological and epidemiological research related to the diagnosis and treatment of children’s mental health problems. Theoretically informed but not theoretically dense, the book cites both local and international studies to increase awareness and understanding of children’s mental health.

Perkel discusses a broad spectrum of issues faced by today’s children and adolescents: the Covid-19 pandemic, the influence of electronic media, diverse family structures, stress and trauma, and difficult socio-economic circumstances. While offering no easy answers or formulaic solutions to the problems of troubled children, she shows how to think about children’s mental well-being in today’s South Africa.

Children in Mind is an invaluable resource for all those who work with troubled children and adolescents: psychologists, social workers, counsellors, educators and parents. The author’s informed and compassionate approach will help equip professionals and parents to help young people navigate complex issues and make adjustments in their behavior in order to live more balanced and happier lives.

Archives Of Times Past - Conversations About South Africa's Deep History (Paperback): Cynthia Kros, John Wright,... Archives Of Times Past - Conversations About South Africa's Deep History (Paperback)
Cynthia Kros, John Wright, Mbongiseni Buthulezi, Helen Ludlow
R395 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R56 (14%) Ships in 7 - 12 working days

Archives of Times Past explores particular sources of evidence on southern Africa's time before the colonial era. It gathers recent ideas about archives and archiving from scholars in southern Africa and elsewhere, focusing on the question: 'How do we know, or think we know, what happened in the times before European colonialism?'

Historians who specialise in researching early history have learnt to use a wide range of materials from the past as source materials. What are these materials? Where can we find them? Who made them? When? Why? What are the problems with using them?

The essays by well-known historians, archaeologists and researchers engage these questions from a range of perspectives and in illuminating ways. Written from personal experience, they capture how these experts encountered their archives of knowledge beyond the textbook. The book aims to make us think critically about where ideas about the time before the colonial era originate. It encourages us to think about why people in South Africa often refer to this 'deep history' when arguing about public affairs in the present.

The essays are written at a time when public discussion about the history of southern Africa before the colonial era is taking place more openly than at any other time in the last hundred years. They will appeal to students, academics, educationists, teachers, archivists, and heritage, museum practitioners and the general public.

Self-Helpless - A Cynic's Search for Sanity (Paperback): Rebecca Davis Self-Helpless - A Cynic's Search for Sanity (Paperback)
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R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) Ships in 7 - 12 working days

Everywhere she looked, the world was in poor shape. And because she’d quit drinking, she no longer had the comfort blanket of alcohol to tamp down her anxiety. How did sober people stay sane?

In recent times, the self-help industry has exploded into a multi- billion dollar global industry – and along with it has come every imaginable type of therapy, healing or general woo-woo. In the past, Rebecca scoffed at this industry, mocking its reliance on half-baked science and the way it appears to prey on the mentally fragile.

But as she searched for a meaning of life that did not involve booze, she found it increasingly hard to rationalize her default scepticism. This shit really seems to work for some people, she reasoned. And it’s not like I have any particularly solid alternatives.

Rebecca lives in Cape Town, the undisputed epicentre of ‘alternative’ paths to peace and enlightenment in South Africa. She decided that over the course of a year, she would embark on a quest for personal wellness, spiritual enlightenment and good old-fashioned happiness. She was willing, within reason, to try anything. She would open herself to even the most outlandish contemporary fads in self- improvement.

What followed was a twelve-month immersion in the world of auras, chakras, hallucinogenic drugs, sweat lodges, sangomas, past lives and more.

And by the end of it? Maybe she would find some new ways of thinking and living. Or maybe she would emerge with her prejudices untouched.

Either way, it would be a good story.

Ongeskonde (Afrikaans, Paperback): Alwyn Uys Ongeskonde (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Alwyn Uys
R210 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R55 (26%) In Stock

Die kranige sportman Alwyn Uys word in die fleur van sy lewe verlam. Ten spyte van dié verlies en ander terugslae bly Alwyn se gees ontembaar.

Hy besluit om sy lewe ten volle te leef: Hy word onder andere die eerste parapleeg ooit wat van Robbeneiland na Bloubergstrand swem. Ongeskonde is Alwyn se openhartige vertelling van sy worsteling en hoe hy met genade van Bo besluit het om uit te styg bo sy beperkinge.

Sy eerlike verhaal sal jou inspireer om jou eie uitdagings aan te pak en te oorkom.

Skinny Pasta - 80 Flavour-Packed Recipes Of Less Than 500 Calories (Paperback): Julia Azzarello Skinny Pasta - 80 Flavour-Packed Recipes Of Less Than 500 Calories (Paperback)
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R391 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R63 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Delicious pasta recipes each under 500 calories per portion, from classic traditional dishes to contemporary twists, including vegan, vegetarian gluten- and dairy-free options.

Pasta is one the easiest to make and most joyful to eat meals; always in the cupboard, ideal to turn to in a pinch and the ultimate comfort food. However, a fear of carbs has placed pasta firmly on the no-go list of 'bad' foods for many people - a huge mistake and wholly unnecessary! If you're on the hunt for a balanced, nutritious meal that can please a crowd as easily as provide a quick supper for one, pasta is a great choice. It's often the accompanying sauces and toppings that pile on the calories in a pasta dish, so here Julia Azzarello proves otherwise - all recipes are small on calories, big on nourishing ingredients and full of flavour.

Focusing on fresh, healthy ingredients in delicious combinations, Skinny Pasta also has many vegan, vegetarian gluten- and dairy-free options. From Vermicelli with Cherry Tomatoes, Rocket & Feta and Mafaldine with Romanesco Sauce, to tasty salads such as Greek Rotini and soups Butter Bean, Chorizo & Spinach with Pappardelle, as well as quick and easy mains including Orecchiette with Cime Di Rapa & Chilli, Spaghetti Carbonara and Mac 'n' Cheese, there's a pasta for every occasion.

If you have a little extra time on your hands then make your own basic pasta dough, gluten-free gnocchi, fresh pesto or marinara sauce, or simply add shop bought pasta, and indulge in a delicious and nutritious treat.

Lore Of Nutrition - Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs (Paperback): Tim Noakes, Marika Sboros Lore Of Nutrition - Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs (Paperback)
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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.

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