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An Unwitting Assassin - The Story Of My Father's Attempted Assassination Of Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd (Paperback):... An Unwitting Assassin - The Story Of My Father's Attempted Assassination Of Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd (Paperback)
Susie Cazenove
R260 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R65 (25%) In stock

The intimate and personal story behind the man who tried to kill Verwoerd but didn’t succeed.

“The raucous wail of sirens pierced the quiet Saturday afternoon, making me drop my book and rush outside to see what drama was taking place. A fleet of cars, their sirens screaming, roared along Oxford Road two hundred yards from our house. I stood on the lawn wondering what on earth it was because sirens were rarely heard near our home. I went back inside; the commotion was over. But within half an hour our telephone started ringing non-stop . . .”

9 April 1960 was the day that changed Susie Cazenove’s life – the day her father, David Pratt, shot the Prime Minister of South Africa, Dr Hendrik Verwoerd. Verwoerd, commonly known as the architect of apartheid, didn’t die, but Pratt’s family lived with the legacy of his action.

A chance encounter with the late David Rattray of Fugitive’s Drift led Cazenove to revisit the memories of that terrible day. With Rattray’s encouragement she put pen to paper to describe the extraordinary events of that day and its consequences. Part family memoir, part ode to the settlement of Johannesburg, Cazenove skilfully weaves her family history and the mood in South Africa in the 1950s and 60s as a background to what may have led her father, a farmer and gentle man, to commit a treasonous act.

The Wife (DVD): Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater The Wife (DVD)
Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater
R165 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R15 (9%) In stock

After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN are complements of each other. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife.

Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950s.

THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage thirty plus years later, with a lifetime’s shared compromises.

(Academy Award nomination for: Best Actress)

Could I Vote DA? - A Voter's Dilemma (Paperback): Eusebius McKaiser Could I Vote DA? - A Voter's Dilemma (Paperback)
Eusebius McKaiser 4
R50 R40 Discovery Miles 400 Save R10 (20%) In stock

Trying to decide who to vote for in South Africa can be extremely difficult. A black and white issue for some, but shaded with grey for many.

Much has been written about the ANC, their past, their future, their strengths and their shortcomings, but what about the official opposition? Could the DA be a political home for you? Eusebius McKaiser explores this question from a variety of angles – what do the DA get right? What do they get wrong? Is black discomfort with the DA a matter of policy or maybe a question of tone? Do the DA really “get” what worries their critics?

Read Could I Vote DA? and make up your own mind.

Halloween - (2018) (DVD): Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner Halloween - (2018) (DVD)
Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner 1
R150 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R25 (17%) In stock

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Master of horror John Carpenter joins forces with director David Gordon Green and producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Split) for this follow-up to Carpenter's 1978 classic.

Alien vs Predator (DVD): Paul W.S. Anderson Alien vs Predator (DVD)
Paul W.S. Anderson; Starring Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Ewan Bremner 1
R55 R19 Discovery Miles 190 Save R36 (65%) In stock

The discovery of an ancient pyramid buried in Antartica sends a team of scientists and adventurers to the frozen continent. There, they make an even more terrifying discovery, two alien races engaged in the ultimate battle.

No matter who wins, we lose.

Bad Times At The El Royale (DVD): Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth Bad Times At The El Royale (DVD)
Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth; Directed by …
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) In stock

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past.

Over the course of one fateful night, each of them will have one last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell.

Springsteen On Broadway (CD): Bruce Springsteen Springsteen On Broadway (CD)
Bruce Springsteen 1
R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Springsteen On Broadway is the new album of music and stories by Bruce Springsteen, and the soundtrack to the Netflix show of the same name which airs in December 2018. The album is the complete live solo acoustic performance of the show.

Based on his worldwide best-selling autobiography 'Born to Run', Springsteen On Broadway is a unique evening with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his very personal stories. In addition, the show features a special appearance by Patti Scialfa.

Bruce Springsteen's historic sold-out series of performances of his one man show began previews on October 3, 2017 and officially opened October 12, 2017. The show was extended three times after its initial eight-week run, and ran on Broadway at The Walter Kerr Theatre through December 15, 2018, bringing the total number of performances to 236.

Alien vs Predator 2 - Requiem (DVD): Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale Alien vs Predator 2 - Requiem (DVD)
Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale 3
R55 R19 Discovery Miles 190 Save R36 (65%) In stock

After a horrifying PredAlien crash-lands near a small Colorado town, killing everyone it encounters and producing countless Alien offspring, a lone Predator arrives to "clean up" the infestation.

Soon it's an all-out brutal battle to the death with no rules, no mercy - and maximum mayhem!

Bryan Adams - Shine A Light (CD): Bryan Adams Bryan Adams - Shine A Light (CD)
Bryan Adams
R150 R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Save R31 (21%) In stock

The 14th studio album from the Canadian rocker - his first since 2015's Get Up.

Shine A Light's 12 tracks include the title track and a duet with Jennifer Lopez called "That's How Strong Our Love Is."

Katherine Jenkins - Guiding Light (CD): Katherine Jenkins Katherine Jenkins - Guiding Light (CD)
Katherine Jenkins
R160 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R20 (13%) In stock

For Katherine Jenkins, her latest studio album, GUIDING LIGHT, represents the culmination of a deeply emotional journey which began when her beloved father died and found a new path when she became a mother.

It is an album which speaks of life, hope, acceptance and a universal spirituality. A collection of songs in which to find meaning and inspiration.

Rebels And Rage - Reflecting On #FeesMustFall (Paperback): Adam Habib Rebels And Rage - Reflecting On #FeesMustFall (Paperback)
Adam Habib
R250 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R80 (32%) In stock

“Rebels And Rage is a critically important contribution to public discussion about #FeesMustFall”–Eusebius McKaiser

Adam Habib, the most prominent and outspoken university official through the recent student protests, takes a characteristically frank view of the past three years on South Africa’s campuses in this new book. Habib charts the progress of the student protests that erupted on Wits University campus in late 2015 and raged for the better part of three years, drawing on his own intimate involvement and negotiation with the students, and also records university management and government responses to the events. He critically examines the student movement and individual student leaders who emerged under the banners #feesmustfall and #Rhodesmustfall, and debates how to achieve truly progressive social change in South Africa, on our campuses and off.

This book is both an attempt at a historical account and a thoughtful reflection on the issues the protests kicked up, from the perspective not only of a high-ranking member of university management, but also Habib as political scientist with a background as an activist during the struggle against apartheid. Habib moves between reflecting on the events of the last three years on university campuses, and reimagining the future of South African higher education.

Gravity (DVD): Sandra Bullock, George Clooney Gravity (DVD)
Sandra Bullock, George Clooney; Directed by Alfonso Cuaron 8
R55 R19 Discovery Miles 190 Save R36 (65%) In stock

Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space.

Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski in command. But on a seemingly routine mission, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.

The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth… and any chance for rescue. And as fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left.

But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

(2014 Oscar winner for: Best Director; Best Cinematography; Best Editing; Best Visual Effects; Best Sound Editing; Best Sound Mixing; Best Original Music Score)

Asus Vivobook F540LA-XX1165T 15.6'' Core i3 Notebook - Intel Core i3-5005U, 1TB HDD, 4GB RAM, Windows 10 Home... Asus Vivobook F540LA-XX1165T 15.6'' Core i3 Notebook - Intel Core i3-5005U, 1TB HDD, 4GB RAM, Windows 10 Home (64-Bit) - Use Coupon Code AUTUMN500 to Save an Additional R500 at Checkout
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R6,499 R5,499 Discovery Miles 54 990 Save R1,000 (15%) In stock

Designed for You
The ASUS F540 is powered by Intel processors to provide an unrivalled computing performance.

Ergonomic Keyboard Design
Typing is now more comfortable than ever with the F Series' full-size keyboard.

Lightweight Design
Lightweight chassis that weighs just 1.9kg - ideal to take with you.

Bumblebee (DVD): Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Pamela Adlon, John Ortiz, Glynn Turman Bumblebee (DVD)
Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Pamela Adlon, John Ortiz, Glynn Turman; Directed by …
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) In stock

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town.

Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Ocean's 8 (DVD): Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham... Ocean's 8 (DVD)
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, …
R150 R50 Discovery Miles 500 Save R100 (67%) In stock

Five years, eight months, 12 days... and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life.

She knows what it’s going to take—a team of the best in their field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists and attempt an impossible heist at New York City's annual Met Gala.

City Of Broken Dreams - Myth-making, Nationalism And The University In An African Motor City (Paperback): Leslie J. Bank City Of Broken Dreams - Myth-making, Nationalism And The University In An African Motor City (Paperback)
Leslie J. Bank
R295 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R76 (26%) In stock

City Of Broken Dreams brings the global debate about the urban university to bear on the realities of South African rust-belt cities through a detailed case study of the Eastern Cape motor city of East London, a site of significant industrial job losses over the past two decades. The cultural power of the car and its associations with the endless possibilities of modernity lie at the heart of the refusal of many rust-belt motor cities to seek alternative development paths that could move them away from racially inscribed, automotive capitalism and cultures. This is no less true in East London than it is in the motor cities of Flint and Detroit in the US.

Since the end of the Second World War, universities have become increasingly urbanised, resulting in widespread concerns about the autonomy of universities as places of critical thinking and learning. Simultaneously, there is increased debate about the role universities can play in building urban economies, creating jobs and reshaping the politics and identities of cities.

In City Of Broken Dreams, author Leslie Bank embeds the reader's understanding of the university within a history of industrialisation, placing-making and city building.

Gangster State - Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web Of Capture (Paperback): Pieter-Louis Myburgh Gangster State - Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web Of Capture (Paperback)
Pieter-Louis Myburgh 1
R290 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R91 (31%) In stock

In spite of Cyril Ramaphosa's "new dawn", there are powerful forces in the ruling party that risk losing everything if corruption and state capture finally do come to an end. At the centre of the old guard's fightback efforts is Ace Magashule, a man viewed by some as South Africa's most dangerous politician.

In this explosive book, investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh ventures deeper than ever before into Magashule's murky dealings, from his time as a struggle activist in the 1980s to his powerful rule as premier of the Free State province for nearly a decade, and his rise to one of the ANC's most influential positions. Sifting through heaps of records, documents and exclusive source interviews, Myburgh explores Magashule's relationship with the notorious Gupta family and other tender moguls; investigates government projects costing billions that enriched his friends and family but failed the poor; reveals how he was about to be arrested by the Scorpions before their disbandment in the late 2000s; and exposes the methods used to keep him in power in the Free State and to secure him the post of ANC secretary-general.

Most tellingly, Myburgh pieces together a pack of leaked emails and documents to reveal shocking new details on a massive Free State government contract and Magashule's dealings with a businessman who was gunned down in Sandton in 2017. These files seem to lay bare the methods of a man who usually operated without leaving a trace.

Gangster State is an unflinching examination of the ANC's top leadership in the post-Jacob Zuma era, one that should lead readers to a disconcerting conclusion: When it comes to the forces of capture, South Africa is still far from safe.

The Grinch (DVD): The Grinch (DVD)
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) In stock

Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss' beloved classic.

The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, The Grinch is fun for the whole family!

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (DVD): Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, Lily James,... Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (DVD)
Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, …
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) In stock

Join the celebration, sing and dance, and discover how it all began!

It's ten years later and you're invited back to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new musical sequel based on the songs of ABBA that finds Sophie now pregnant, and like her mother Donna, she'll need to take risks.

The film's original cast returns, with new additions including Lily James as a young Donna, Andy Garcia and Oscar winner Cher.

Fighting For The Dream (Paperback): R.W. Johnson Fighting For The Dream (Paperback)
R.W. Johnson
R275 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R86 (31%) In stock

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?

Christo Wiese - Risk And Riches (Paperback): T J Strydom Christo Wiese - Risk And Riches (Paperback)
T J Strydom
R290 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R61 (21%) In stock

Once the owner of a diamond mine, a wine farm and the most expensive house in Cape Town.

Former chairman of South Africa’s largest retailer, director of the Reserve Bank and the richest man in the country. As a young man, Christo Wiese cut his teeth at Pep Stores. Over the years he built a mighty business empire, which included Shoprite and a number of other enterprises. His recipe for success: an endless love for cutting deals, a fearless appetite for risk and a keen eye for a bargain. This man of great charm has never been afraid of sailing close to the wind. Over the course of 50 years these calculated risks paid off, making him one of the most successful businessmen of his generation – until he encountered the furniture group Steinhoff, and things went awry. Business journalist and writer TJ Strydom tells the story of one of South Africa’s best-known business giants in a fresh, engaging way.

‘A fabulous, sweeping adventure read – almost a thriller – that chronicles the rags to riches rise of yet another giant of Afrikaner capitalism.’ – Peter Bruce

Jo Black - Voel Jy Die Genade (CD): Jo Black Jo Black - Voel Jy Die Genade (CD)
Jo Black
R120 R89 Discovery Miles 890 Save R31 (26%) In stock

With 8 million Youtube views, 7 Ghoema awards, hundreds of shows, and a name that needs no introduction - JO BLACK announces the release his new album VOEL JY DIE GENADE.

‘Voel Jy Die Genade’, the first single off his sophomore album, soars and uplifts with a driving passion and authentic lyrical message. The leading voice in Afrikaans music surprises and astonishes again, spreading his vision of hope and faith.

Says Jo Black on his new album; “I’ve really poured my heart and soul into this album. I’ve worked incredibly hard on this project and my hope is that people will be as inspired by listening to it, as I felt in creating it.”

His debut album ‘Skepe’ took the industry by storm and was honoured with a record number of KykNET Ghoema awards; these seven awards included Best Newcomer, Best Album of the Year, Best Digital Seller of the Year, just to name a few. His music videos have reached 8 million views on Youtube and he also made his debut on the big screen with his cameo role in the Afrikaans box office hit - “Susters”

‘Skepe’ went Triple Platinum and is by far the biggest selling Afrikaans album of the last two years.

He is proud to be affiliated with his record label, Inhoud Huis Musiek, and completed his brand-new album, ‘Voel Jy Die Genade’ with long time songwriting partner Johan Vorster. Jo’s music can be described as Rock and Inspirational, songs that will leave you with a smile and wanting more. Jo believes that your life can change in an instant, if you want it to.

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody - Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD): Queen Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody - Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD)
Queen 3
R160 R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Save R41 (26%) In stock
The Tokoloshe (DVD): Petronella Tshuma, Kwande Nkosi The Tokoloshe (DVD)
Petronella Tshuma, Kwande Nkosi
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) In stock

Busi, a young destitute woman with dangerously repressed emotions, lands a job as a cleaner at a rundown hospital in the heart of Johannesburg. Desperate for the money so she can bring her younger sister to Johannesburg, she must cope despite the predatory and corrupt hospital manager.

When Busi discovers an abandoned young girl in the hospital, who believes she is tormented by a supernatural force, Busi must face her own demons from her past in order to save the child from the abusive monster that pursues them both relentlessly.

Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 Wireless Bluetooth Headset with Active Noise Cancellation (Black Tan): Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 Wireless Bluetooth Headset with Active Noise Cancellation (Black Tan)
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R6,799 R2,999 Discovery Miles 29 990 Save R3,800 (56%) In stock

BackBeat PRO 2 Wireless, on-demand active noise canceling headphones + mic
BackBeat PRO 2 wireless headphones shape the sounds of your day with on-demand active noise cancelling, wireless freedom, and immersive audio.

From sound to silence and back

Need calm and focus? On-demand active noise cancelling creates an oasis of personal space in a public place with one touch. To hear announcements and conversations around you, simply activate open-listening mode. When you remove your headphones, smart sensors pause your music automatically, then resume when you put them back on.

Immerse in exceptional audio

From music to movies, BackBeat PRO 2 pulls you in with the richness and definition of Plantronics signature audio quality. High notes sound crisp, mid-tones sound natural, and deep powerful bass delivers low notes with minimum distortion.

Go farther with true wireless freedom

Ready to roam? BackBeat PRO 2 can stream audio up to 100 meters/330 feet from your Class 1 Bluetooth® device. Enjoy enough listening time to take you through your longest workdays or redeye flights with up to 24 hours of music, movies, and calls on a single charge. Plus, you can connect to two devices at once and easily switch as needed from concentration to conversation.

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