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Out of Line: A memoir
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Dov Fedler was a laatlammetjie, born and bred in Johannesburg in 1940 just as Hitler was getting into his stride.  A third child was not on his parents’ ‘want-list’. It was hard enough supporting...
 
 
13 Feb 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Race, Class and Power: Harold Wolpe and the Radical Critique of Apartheid
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Over four decades ago, radical scholars began to suggest a new way of looking at South African society, one that blamed the economic power of those who owned property for the racial bondage of the...
 
 
28 Jan 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Carry-on baggage: The story of a man who thought he travelled light
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Howard Feldman was a high flying commodity trader, living a seemingly perfect life, with a perfect wife and perfect children, in an unbelievably perfect world. "His tie was Hermès and belt...
 
 
19 Jan 2015
 
 
 
 
 
The true state of the nation
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The true state of the nation is the novella by Andile Mchunu, a 17-year-old boy who resides in a small town in South Africa, called Estcourt. It follows the story of a young boy as he discovers the...
 
 
14 Jan 2015
 
 
 
The rise of the Securocrats: The case of South Africa
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The South African government led by the ANC’s president, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, stands accused of having fallen under the sway of the securocrats. Who, or what, are they? Securocrats are...
 
 
11 Dec 2014
 
 
 
Drinking with Ghosts: The Aftermath of Apartheid's Dirty War
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Drinking with Ghosts: The Aftermath of Apartheid’s Dirty War is a fascinating exploration of the dark corners of South Africa’s past by a veteran journalist. Michael Schmidt’s revelations move from...
 
 
10 Dec 2014
 
 
 
Eat, Drink & Blame The Ancestors
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For five years, Ndumiso Ngcobo, South Africa’s favourite big-headed columnist, has entertained Sunday Times readers with his hallucinations: amusing anecdotes, outlandish opinions and furiously...
 
 
01 Dec 2014
 
 
 
Remaking the ANC: Party Change in South Africa and the Global South
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Although the ANC has been in power now for twenty years and looks set to continue in office for some time yet, its hold on power is neither permanent nor assured, and sometime in the future it is...
 
 
14 Nov 2014
 
 
 
May I have this dance
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May I have this dance tells the courageous and moving story of Connie Manse Ngcaba, who grew up in the Eastern Cape, where she became a nurse, community figurehead and a leading voice of dissent...
 
 
07 Nov 2014
 
 
 
Star Fish – Top 10 sustainable fish
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In this surprisingly funny, surprisingly fascinating read, author Daisy Jones takes you on an epic road trip to meet the farmers, conservationists, fishermen and scientists who will protect the top...
 
 
28 Oct 2014
 
 
 
My Lion’s Heart – A life for the lions of Africa
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Have I become an endangered species? A good friend, who has known me all of my adult life, said recently that I was probably the last in a long line of wildlife warriors in Africa. I was surprised...
 
 
20 Oct 2014
 
 
 
Insurgent Diplomat: Civil Talks or Civil War? – Part 1
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Part 1: Long before the official negotiations to end apartheid, there were secret discussions that paved the way for dialogue between the African National Congress and the South African government....
 
 
 
 
Insurgent Diplomat: Civil Talks or Civil War? – Part 2
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Part 2: Long before the official negotiations to end apartheid, there were secret discussions that paved the way for dialogue between the African National Congress and the South African government....
 
 
17 Oct 2014
 
 
 
Rocks – One man's climb from drugs to dreams
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You will find a real life, gritty account of drug addiction in the pages of ROCKS – One Man’s Climb from Drugs to Dreams.  Set in the leafy suburbs of Joburg in the 90s, and at the height of the...
 
 
16 Oct 2014
 
 
 
Don't film yourself having sex – and other legal advice for the age of social media
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You live in the digital age. Computers, the Internet, social media: all these things are an inescapable fact of life for you. Lucky you! Because living in the digital age is awesome. Google has the...
 
 
 
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