The Unspoken Alliance: Israel's Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa - Sasha Polakow-Suransky

R 300.00

Prior to the Six-Day War, Israel was a darling of the international left, vocally opposed to apartheid and devoted to building alliances with black leaders in newly independent African nations. South Africa, for its part, was controlled by a regime of Afrikaner nationalists who had enthusiastically supported Hitler during World War II. But after Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories in...

Umkhonto we Sizwe: The ANC's Armed Struggle - Thula Simpson

R 355.00

The armed struggle waged by the ANC’s military wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), was the longest sustained insurgency in South African history. This book offers the first full account of the rebellion in its entirety, from its early days in the 1950s to the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as South African president in 1994. Vast in scope, this story traverses...

Brothers in War and Peace: Abraham and Constand Viljoen and the Birth of the New South Africa - Dennis Cruywagen

R 240.00

Brothers in War and Peace is the remarkable story of the Viljoen twins, Abraham and Constand, and the starkly different roads that they took in life. One was a deeply religious man, who opposed apartheid; the other was a man of war, who became head of the SADF. Estranged by political beliefs, the Viljoen twins found themselves in different political...

Inside Quatro: Uncovering The Exile History Of The ANC And Swapo - Paul Trewhala

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Concentrating on parts of the exile history of the African National Congress (ANC) and the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) that both organizations would prefer to forget, these first-hand accounts describe the human rights abuses in Quatro prison camp that led to the mutiny in Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) in Angola in 1984. The articles cover the SWAPO "spy drama" of the 1970's...

Total Onslaught: Apartheid's Dirty Tricks Exposed - De Wet Potgieter

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For much of its time in power, the National Party government was bolstered by the direct involvement of its security forces. Ordinary citizens had no idea that their taxes were being used to fund unorthodox and even illegal operations, ranging from international propaganda campaigns to local death squads. It was the government's total strategy against the enemy's total onslaught. Despite...

Dances with Devils: A Journalist's Search for Truth - Jacques Pauw

R 275.00

For more than a decade, Jacques Pauw has traversed his native continent in pursuit of warlords and drug traffickers, child soldiers and charlatans, adventure and anarchy. What he found was a rich array of personalities and a panoply of stories, ranging from the profoundly tragic to the intensely personal. Pauw’s stories range from South Africa to Rwanda, from Sierra Leone...

Spy: Uncovering Craig Williamson - Jonathan Ancer

R 280.00

It  was in 1972 when the seemingly ordinary Craig Williamson registered at Wits University and joined the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS). Williamson was elected NUSAS’s vice president and in January 1977, when his career in student politics came to an abrupt end, he fled the country and from Europe continued his anti-apartheid ‘work’. But Williamson was not the...

Publish and be Damned: Two Decades of Scandals - Chris Steyn-Barlow

R 195.00

Chris Steyn-Barlow became a journalist by an unexpected twist after she took a secretarial post at the Sunday Tribune's Johannesburg's bureau. She proved herself a useless secretary but her boss, the legendary Viv Prince, sent her out on stories instead of firing her. Her first job was to interview British fashion guru, Mary Quant, and ask if it was true she...

The Hidden Thread: Russia & South Africa in the Soviet Era - Irina Filatova & Apollon Davidson

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The Hidden Thread is a journey of revelation about the relationship between Soviet Russia and South Africa, hidden for most of its length. The story is told with insight and depth by Irina Filatova and Apollon Davidson, who have had a decades long association researching and writing on Russian and South African politics and history. This insightful work follows the...

APARTHEID - The Blame: Past and Present - Jan Cronje

R 380.00

Eureka. Finally, South Africa democratised! After more than five centuries of exploitation, the country is free! Nelson Mandela’s dream of a Rainbow Nation gave hope to the people. South Africa will have peace and tranquillity. The nation will have a future as colourful as the rainbow. News Flash: – Two decades of ANC rule, and there is no Rainbow Nation. Today, South...

The Republic Of Gupta: A Story Of State Capture - Pieter-Louis Myburgh

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The Guptas, arguably South Africa’s most infamous family, have dominated news headlines for many years. But the landing of a commercial airliner packed with wedding guests at Air Force Base Waterkloof in 2013 sparked the most severe onslaught of public outrage the politically connected family had endured up to that fateful day. Since then, they have become embroiled in allegations...

Rule Of Law - Glynnis Breytenbach

R 290.00

In Rule Of Law, Glynnis Breytenbach reflects back on her career as a prosecutor, including specific cases she has tried, and on her life to provide a fascinating commentary on the importance of the independence of judicial institutions and the precariousness of this independence.  Her current challenges are directly linked to how outspoken she is and how she continues to campaign...

Enemy Of The People - How Jacob Zuma Stole South Africa (Adriaan Basson & Pieter du Toit)

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Enemy of the People is the first definitive account of Zuma’s catastrophic misrule, offering eyewitness descriptions and cogent analysis of how South Africa was brought to its knees – and how a nation fought back.   When Jacob Zuma took over the leadership of the ANC one muggy Polokwane evening in December 2007, he inherited a country where GDP was growing...

Die Seuns van Bird Island: 'n Skokkende Onthulling - Mark Minnie & Chris Steyn

R 300.00

Dit is die laat tagtigerjare. Ernstige aantygings teen drie prominente NP‐ministers doen die ronde. Een van die drie is, naas die staatshoof, die magtigste man in Suid‐Afrika. ’n Waagmoedige polisieman en ’n vreeslose joernalis ondersoek die gerugte dat jong seuns op ’n eiland aan die kus van Port Elizabeth misbruik word. Mark Minnie en Chris Steyn kom onafhanklik van mekaar, af op...

Rogue: The Inside Story of SARS's Elite Crime-busting Unit - Johann van Loggerenberg and Adrian Lackay

R 220.00

The story of a ‘rogue unit’ operating within the South African Revenue Service (SARS) became entrenched in the public mind following a succession of sensational reports published by the Sunday Times in 2014. The unit, the reports claimed, had carried out a series of illegal spook operations: they had spied on President Jacob Zuma, run a brothel, illegally bought spyware and entered into...