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Lifting the Covers (Paperback): Luke Alfred Lifting the Covers (Paperback)
Luke Alfred
R170 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R24 (14%) Out of stock

Lifting the Covers is the inside story of South African cricket's journey to reinvent itself after years in the international wilderness. Using key figures, Hansie Cronje, Makhaya Ntini, Ray White and Ali Bacher, the book tells the story of South Africa's national summer game from an insider's perspective. It looks at the debates, the administrative crises and the Cronje affair as key episodes in the unfolding history of game that has struggled in post-apartheid South Africa to keep its traditional constituency on the one hand while embracing a new constituency on the other. The onfield activities during this era are also discussed, with particular attention being paid to South Africa's 1999 World Cup campaign, the tour by England in the summer of 1999/2000 and South Africa's subsequent tour of India, the tour which led to Cronje's fall from grace. The author argues that while the UCBSA (United Cricket Board of South Africa) have had no alternative but to transform the game over which they preside, their noble initiative has sometimes met with disastrous results-the Hansie Cronje affair being the most notable example. Finally, the debate to transform cricket is in many ways also the story of contemporary South Africa, a country that is struggling to transform itself into an enlightened, workable democracy. The lessons learnt by cricket are lessons pertinent to the country as a whole.

Vuvuzela Dawn - 25 Sports Stories That Shaped A New Nation (Paperback): Luke Alfred, Ian Hawkey Vuvuzela Dawn - 25 Sports Stories That Shaped A New Nation (Paperback)
Luke Alfred, Ian Hawkey
R295 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R51 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

IN 2019, SOUTH AFRICA CELEBRATES 25 years of democracy and the freedom that turned the country from a political pariah to one warmly embraced by the world. Nowhere was the welcome more visible, or more emotional, than in sport. Vuvuzela Dawn tells the stories of that return.

From Bafana Bafana’s Africa Cup of Nations win to the fabled ‘438’Proteas game, we go behind the scenes of the great moments and record-breaking triumphs from 1994 to the present. From Caster Semenya and Wayde van Niekerk to Benni McCarthy and Kevin Anderson, from twin World Cup rugby victories to the traumas of Kamp Staaldraad and Hansie Cronjé, Vuvuzela Dawn reveals the sporting dramas and passions that defined a quarter century.

Touchlines and Deadlines - A Compendium of South African Sports Writings (Hardcover): Tom Eaton, Luke Alfred Touchlines and Deadlines - A Compendium of South African Sports Writings (Hardcover)
Tom Eaton, Luke Alfred
R195 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R23 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

The triumphs, the heartbreaks, the glory, the controversies, the heroes and the villains - South Africa's sporting history is one of drama and greatness. Often it has been a drama acted out on a huge international stage, sometimes only a handful of aficionados watch from under umbrellas next to muddy fields. But wherever South African have played, there has always been one spectator for whom it was more important than a game - the sport writer. This is a collection of South African sports writing.

Lord Milner (1901) (Hardcover): W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner Lord Milner (1901) (Hardcover)
W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner
R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger PublishingA AcentsAcentsa A-Acentsa Acentss Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of intere

Lord Milner (1901) (Paperback): W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner Lord Milner (1901) (Paperback)
W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner
R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone

Lord Milner (1901) (Hardcover): W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner Lord Milner (1901) (Hardcover)
W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner
R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lord Milner (1901) (Paperback): W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner Lord Milner (1901) (Paperback)
W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner
R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Early One Sunday Morning - I Decided To Step Out And Find South Africa (Paperback): Luke Alfred Early One Sunday Morning - I Decided To Step Out And Find South Africa (Paperback)
Luke Alfred 1
R363 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R35 (10%) Out of stock

South Africa is a country rich in pathways, tracks and roads – both tar and gravel. It is also a country of wonderful stories, blessed with a varied, colourful and contested history.

For more than a year veteran journalist Luke Alfred walked South Africa’s roads through cities, countryside and everything in between.

Early One Sunday Morning I Decided to Step Out and Find South Africa tells the stories of some of the country’s most interesting and sometimes forgotten places.

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