The President’s Keepers - Jacques Pauw

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Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women.  As Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal – the president’s keepers – ensures that after years of ruinous...

The Tall Assassin: The Darkest Political Murders of the Old South Africa - Alan D. Elsdon

R 280.00

General Hendrik van den Bergh, head of Security Police and BOSS, was for many, the most feared man in the Apartheid-era South Africa. He reigned in terror and was a noted personality among Cold War spies. This book, by a former member of the Security Police, implicates him in the murders of HF Verwoerd, Steve Biko, Dr Robert Smit and his wife,...

The Helderberg Conspiracy: Fact or Fiction? - Steven Webb

R 320.00

Think of everything that you know or thought you knew about the 1987 South African Airways Flight 295 accident, and ask yourselves whether or not you are 100% sure that the information that has for years been propagated as being fact, is not perhaps fiction. ​ With the help of experts, one of them being a former investigator of this...

Really Inside BOSS: A Tale of South Africa's Late Intelligence Service (and Something about the CIA)

R 280.00

REALLY INSIDE BOSS: A Tale of South Africa’s late Intelligence Service (And Something about the CIA) – PC Swanepoel Authors Foreword: “This book was initially conceived of as nothing else but a commentary on James Sanders' APARTHEIDS’ FRIENDS – THE RISE AND FALL OF SOUTH AFRICA'S SECRET SERVICE which appeared in 2006. Its name was suggested by INSIDE BOSS, a...

Die Lang Generaal - Die duistere politieke sluipmoorde van die ou Suid Afrika - Alan D. Elsdon

R 280.00

Generaal Lang Hendrik van den Bergh, oud-hoof van die Veiligheidspolisie en hoof van BOSS, was vir baie die mees gevreesde man in apartheid-era Suid-Afrika. Selfs internasionaal was hy 'n gerekende figuur onder Koue Oorlog-spioene. Hierdie boek deur 'n oud-veiligheidspolisieman, verbind hom met die moorde van HF Verwoerd,Steve Biko, Dr Robert Smit en sy vrou, professor Johan Heyns en andere. Vir...

Shred When Read - Michael Bowery

R 300.00

This work is a serious, non-fictional autobiography, which inter alia is an expose of the times and personalities involved during the thirty years the author spent in covert operations with the Nationalist Party government of South Africa from 1966. The author’s targets during this period included Soviet and Cuban political and military activity in Southern Africa and those of the...

The Bomb : South Africa's Nuclear Weapons Program - Dr. Nic von Wielligh & Lydia von Wielligh-Steyn

R 475.00

The most comprehensive account ever of South Africa's nuclear power written by an insider and specialist as the main author. 576 pp with photo sections in colour and black-and-white.  

Agent 407: A South African Spy Breaks Her Silence - Olivia Forsyth

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In the world of espionage, truth is the first victim and nothing is as it seems. Here, for the first time, South Africa’s most notorious apartheid spy Olivia Forsyth lays bare the story of her remarkable life.  Olivia Forsyth was a romantic young woman in search of adventure when she joined the Security Police with visions of international derring-do. But...

In The Heart Of The Whore: The Story Of Apartheid's Death Squads - Jacques Pauw

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The ongoing assassinations of anti-apartheid activists led to rumours that some kind of third force must be responsible. The South African government flatly denied any involvement. All investigations of the matter were met with stony silence.  The first crack in the wall came with the publication by the Vrye Weekblad newspaper of the extraordinary story of Dirk Coetzee, former Security...

BULALA: A True Story of South Africa - Cuan Elgin

R 260.00

"BULALA abaTagati" means in Zulu, "Kill the Wizards!" These were the words Zulu king Dingane used in 1838, when ordering his bodyguards to execute the Boer emissaries, shortly after their mutual signing of a land treaty.   The gripping tale of the beginnings of a small, brave, Christian nation born of both extremes of the emotional spectrum: conflict, turmoil, and tragedy as well...

The Other Side Of The Story: A True Perspective - Maj-Gen HD Stadler

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South Africa was under serious terrorist attacks during the 1980's. Those attacks were mainly committed by Communists and the ANC. The South African Police as the main law enforcement agency had the task of maintaining law and order in an atmosphere, where the opposing sides only paid lip service to the international accepted protocols and conventions. Queensbury rules had been thrown over board...

INTO THE HEART OF DARKNESS: Confessions of Apartheid's Assassins - Jacques Pauw

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Jacques Pauw has been an investigative journalist for more than three decades. Before the phenomenal success of The President’s Keepers, he spent years tracking down apartheid death squads. Into the Heart of Darkness, first released in 1997, was the result of this work. Despite official denials and cover-ups, the rumours of apartheid’s death squads have now been proved to be all too real....

Shaking Hands with Billy - Anthony Turton

R 255.00

Shaking Hands with Billy is a book that goes behind the scenes into the top secret world of the South African security force community during the build-up to the country's first democratic elections in 1994. The book reads at three different levels, because that moment in time is embedded in a set of regional dynamics, by which the author  is...

Hitmen For Hire: Exposing South Africa's Underworld - Mark Shaw

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When you next sit down at your local coffee shop, look around you: there may just be a professional hitman sitting at the next table. As author Mark Shaw reveals in this highly original and informative book, the ‘upper world’ sails perilously close to the underworld. Hitmen For Hire takes the reader on a journey like no other, navigating a world...

Secret Revolution: Memoirs of a Spy Boss - Neil Barnard

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In the murky world of espionage few rules apply. Everything is permitted in the name of state security – even talking to Enemy No. 1. This is exactly what Niël Barnard, then head of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), did in the late 1980's. On instruction of PW Botha, he started top-secret talks with Nelson Mandela in prison. Not even...

The Super-Afrikaners: Inside the Afrikaner Broederbond - Ivor Wilkins & Hans Strydom

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The Super-Afrikaners, originally published in 1978, scandalised a nation as it exposed the secret workings of the Broederbond. Out of print for over three decades, this edition with an introduction by Max du Preez is available for a new generation.  Formed in Johannesburg in 1918 by a group of young Afrikaners disillusioned by their role as dispossessed people in their...

Land of Sorrow: 20 years of farm attacks in South Africa - Dr. Dirk Hermann & General Chris van Zyl

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Land of Sorrow relates the events surrounding more than 2 610 farm attacks that took place over the period 1990 to 2010. The book is intended to convey the severe scope of attacks on farmers and their families and farm workers. The content is based on a comprehensive register of farm attacks that the Transvaal Agricultural Union has kept since...

Askari: A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal in the Anti-apartheid Struggle - Jacob Dlamini

R 280.00

This is the story of Comrade September, a member of the ANC and its military wing, MK. He was abducted from his hideout in Swaziland by an apartheid death squad in August 1986 and taken across the border to South Africa, where his interrogation and torture began. It was not long before September began telling his captors about his comrades...

Geheime Revolusie: Memoires van ’n Spioenbaas - Neil Barnard

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In the sinister world of spies few rules apply and everything is allowed in the name of state security – even talking to your Enemy No. 1.And this is exactly what Niël Barnard did in the late 1980's as head of the National Intelligence Service. On instruction of PW Botha he started talking to Nelson Mandela in secret about the...

PW Botha: The Interviews / Die Onderhoude (DVD)

R 400.00

P.W. BOTHA (1916/01/12 - 2006/11/01) At the age of 90 PW Botha is the most controversial living leader out of the apartheid era. Ten years ago he announced that he would be granting no more in-depth interviews to the media. Mark Williams of Thuthuka Productions decided that history would be well served if PW Botha changed his mind. He asked veteran...

The Lost Boys of Bird Island: A shocking expose - Mark Minnie & Chris Steyn

R 300.00

It is the late 1980's. Serious allegations surface against three prominent National Party cabinet ministers, one of them the second‐most powerful man in the land. They are, it is said, regularly abusing young boys on an island just off the coast of Port Elizabeth. From opposite ends of South Africa, a brave cop and a driven journalist investigate. Mark Minnie...

Matabele Rising - David Hilton Barber

R 250.00

Will a two-state solution bring stability to Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe is not one country; to pretend otherwise is a dangerous hallucination. The country has to be divided into two federal states of Mashonaland and Mthwakazi (Matabeleland).  The Government of Robert Mugabe will never concede to the separation – the genocide of the gukurahundi pays witness to this, Rather it has to...

A Spook's Progress: From Making War to Making Peace - Maritz Spaarwater

R 380.00

From the 1960's, Maritz Spaarwater was an intelligence agent for the South African government, first for Military Intelligence and later for National Intelligence. In the late 1980's, he was among the first to start official discussions overseas with the exiled leadership of the ANC, and he became involved in the negotiations that led to the 1994 election. This is his...

Apartheid, Guns and Money - Hennie van Vuuren

R 355.00

In this thoroughly researched book, Hennie van Vuuren lifts the lid on some of the darkest secrets of apartheid’s economic crimes. The research weaves together material collected in over two dozen archives in eight countries over four years, providing readers with an insight into tens of thousands of pages of newly declassified documents. Interviews with businessmen, politicians, sanctions busters and...

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

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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

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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...