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Just Add Rice - Stories and Recipes By a Taiwanese South African (Hardcover): Ming-Cheau Lin Just Add Rice - Stories and Recipes By a Taiwanese South African (Hardcover)
Ming-Cheau Lin; Photographs by Craig Fraser 5
R375 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R96 (26%) In stock

Just add rice is about Taiwanese cuisine, which seeks balance and harmony in taste, texture and nutritional value. But it’s also about home cooking, about familiarity and comfort and celebrating culture – recipes that connect the author to her parents when they lived in another city and in a distant country.

- Delicious, nutritious food on a budget.

- Comprehensive list of need-to-have pantry items for cooking Taiwanese and Chinese food.

- East Asian ingredients that are available to the South African market, with suggested substitutions.

- Essential information on traditional Chinese dining etiquette, customs and traditions.

- Simple recipes for home cooks.

- East Asians can enjoy their first locally produced cookbook with stories that reflect relatable culture and culinary heritage.

- Anyone who is interested in Chinese home cooking, food and South African food heritage.

Ramaphosa's Turn - Can He Save South Africa? (Paperback): Ralph Mathekga Ramaphosa's Turn - Can He Save South Africa? (Paperback)
Ralph Mathekga
R285 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R56 (20%) In stock

Nearly two decades after he was anointed by Nelson Mandela as his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa has at last taken office as the president of South Africa. But the country Ramaphosa has inherited is very different from the rainbow nation that Mandela led in the 1990s.

The South Africa of 2018 is divided and caught in a web of state capture, corruption, poverty and despair. The Zuma years have left the country and its institutions battered and bruised.

Can Ramaphosa pull South Africa out of the quagmire and restore it to its former glory, as so many people desperately hope? Is his turn at the presidency really the beginning of a new dawn.

Ralph Mathekga answers these questions, and more, in this riveting book.

Meeting Your Power - Returning Home To Yourself (Paperback): DJ Zinhle, Nokubonga Mbanga Meeting Your Power - Returning Home To Yourself (Paperback)
DJ Zinhle, Nokubonga Mbanga
R230 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R70 (30%) In stock

A message for today’s women – it is time for you to step into your starring role.

Being empowered is a choice; it is a daily decision that defines who we are and it is accessible to everyone. Meeting Your Power is a reminder that power is inside all of us, and that your journey to empowerment begins with you!

This is the story of two remarkable women, DJ Zinhle and Nokubonga Mbanga, who have experienced life’s ups and downs. They share the lessons learnt on their life journeys through inspirational words - words that will invoke your inner power, words that will help you return home to your essence, and words that will encourage you to return to the source of your power, the power that we are all born with.

Being an empowered woman is more than just doing, it is also about being. This book will show you how to look at power differently and will help you to unleash and harness your inner power with honest, simple and practical examples and advice. Most importantly, you will learn that your greatest empowerment project is being authentically you, every day. Prepare to meet your power and radiate your possibilities. Let’s ignite a movement of women and girls who understand the higher meaning of love for oneself and others, who appreciate and celebrate our collective growth; who nurture a solid mindset of achievement and who value creating, protecting and preserving our inner peace.

Rise and Raise!

The Chapter We Wrote - The City Press Story (Paperback): Len Kalane The Chapter We Wrote - The City Press Story (Paperback)
Len Kalane
R260 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R81 (31%) In stock

Len Kalane, former editor of the newspaper, tells not only the story of City Press, but also a tale of the stories and events that shaped contemporary South Africa.

Kalane traces the birth of City Press in the 1950s and the early days of the newspaper, along with its iconic sister publication, Drum magazine. He details the role that Naspers, who bought the paper in the 1980s, and the erstwhile apartheid communication machinery played behind the scenes in an attempt to reconcile two constituencies – Afrikaner and black nationalist – and to move South Africa out of its political conundrum and towards a negotiated, peaceful settlement.

The book is in memory of author and journalist Percy Qoboza, and also incorporates a selection of his columns.

The Ultimate Guide To Retirement In South Africa (Paperback): Bruce Cameron, Wouter Fourie The Ultimate Guide To Retirement In South Africa (Paperback)
Bruce Cameron, Wouter Fourie; Foreword by Pravin Gordhan 1
R260 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R71 (27%) In stock

Most people are rich for a single day in their lives: the day they retire and receive their retirement savings. This moment is more critical than many people realise – it marks the change from saving for retirement to drawing an income from savings that will ideally sustain them until they die. All too often, pensioners end up struggling financially because they make the wrong decisions after they retire. It is crucial for retirees to apply themselves to securing a sustainable income.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the vital issues that impact on retirement, such as taxation, investments, healthcare, estate planning and where to live when retired. It also identifies warning signs to look out for in order to avoid financial troubles.

Written in clear and straightforward language by well-known journalist Bruce Cameron and respected financial planner Wouter Fourie, this is the ultimate guide to help you achieve a secure and successful retirement.

Mr Bitcoin - How I Became A Millionaire At 21 (Paperback): Mpho Dagada Mr Bitcoin - How I Became A Millionaire At 21 (Paperback)
Mpho Dagada
R195 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R46 (24%) In stock

Most of the time, the road to riches is a closely guarded secret, until now. Jacana Media presents Mpho Dagada, one such young, self-made millionaire who in his memoir, Mr Bitcoin, shares his story of triumph and failure. He tells his story from the beginning: being brought up by business-minded and accomplished grandparents who planted in him the seeds of what it means to be successful in business.

Mpho Dagada’s interest in Bitcoin was ignited when he was in his first year at the University of Johannesburg in 2013 after opening his own laundry and cleaning service company. He invested his profits from this company in Bitcoin. He currently owns a logistics company, a chain of fast food restaurants and is in the process of developing the first black-owned cryptocurrency exchange platform.

This book is both motivational and practical, examining the errors and pitfalls that Dagada had to go through in his business pursuits. These included falling for Ponzi schemes like Kipi and losing his money on more than one occasion. Through these many lows were lessons of great value which ultimately led to the endless possibilities that Bitcoin presents for those interested in creating wealth through trading cryptocurrencies and running a successful business.

Dagada is confident in the viability of Bitcoin and ascertains that "we will never understand the money of the future without learning how money came about in the first place. Blockchain and Bitcoin are now pioneering a new online financial world. Cryptocurrencies will replace fiat money in the end, as they are faster, better and more convenient than all the earlier forms of currency."

Karoo Food (Paperback): Gordon Wright Karoo Food (Paperback)
Gordon Wright
R300 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R81 (27%) In stock

Following on the success of Veld to Fork, Gordon Wright’s first book, Karoo Food is bigger, better and tastier than ever, with more recipes, stories and anecdotes about life and food in the Karoo.

Once again, Gordon takes you on a Slow Food journey, via your taste buds, to foodie-nirvana. Tracing the origins of ingredients and the stories behind the dishes, this is a selection of recipes and inspirations from the important people in his life. It’s a mix of the old and the new and a tribute to all those lovely people and their marvellous food over the generations that have helped foster his love of cooking.

This book is a must-have for cooks, foodies and aspiring home chefs.

100 Mandela Moments (Paperback): Kate Sidley 100 Mandela Moments (Paperback)
Kate Sidley
R190 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R61 (32%) In stock

Accessible and engaging short stories about Nelson Mandela, to celebrate 100 years since his birth.

How do you retell the well-worn life story of a national icon? One way is this: a palimpsest of a hundred memories of the great man, revolutionary, world leader, and family figure, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Kate Sidley offers renewed and touching insight into Mandela by retelling humorous, heart-warming and momentous moments from his life, roughly chronologically, drawing from his own writing and the memories of contemporaries, historians and ordinary people. The reading experience is multi-varied and complex, touching and inspiring, like Madiba himself.

100 Mandela Moments is divided into sections, according to the many roles Mandela played in his lifetime: the school boy, the student, the lawyer, the outlaw, the prisoner, the negotiator, the statesman, the elder. Each story or “moment” is short and encapsulates something about the man behind the legend, and the book can be read cover to cover or dipped into.

Jeremy Vannie Elsies (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jeremy Vearey Jeremy Vannie Elsies (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jeremy Vearey
R275 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R66 (24%) In stock

Van laaitie tot politieke kryger, bandiet tot generaal-majoor, ondergrondse operateur tot presidensiŽle lyfwag…

Van sy kleintyd in Elsiesrivier neem Jeremy Vearey se lewe talle onvoorspelbare wendings. Sy eiesoortige vertelling sluit die ouere manne van sy jeug in, die ooms by die damstafel, kerkjeugkampe en die Kommuniste-manifes, skoolhou en ondergrondse werk vir MK, en sy aanhouding op Robbeneiland. As Mandela se lyfwag help hy ’n opstand in die Karoo ontlont, voor hy deel word van die nuwe SAPD, waar hy saam met die gewese vyand terrorisme en Kaapse bendes takel.

En onder alles loop ’n donker stroom.

I Remember Nelson Mandela (Hardcover): Vimla Naidoo, Sahm Venter I Remember Nelson Mandela (Hardcover)
Vimla Naidoo, Sahm Venter; Foreword by Graca Machel
R220 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R45 (20%) Within 4 - 10 working days

I Remember Nelson Mandela is a collection of remembrances from those who worked with, for and beside Mandela. More than one hundred individuals, from household staff to bodyguards and presidential advisors, have offered their memories, which provide warm, poignant and often humorous insights into what it was like behind the scenes with one of the most revered and beloved political figures the world has seen.

‘Nothing is more important than to be loved by your colleagues.’ – Nelson Mandela, 5 August 2008, addressing the staff of the Nelson Mandela Foundation at a private celebration for his 90th birthday

The collection is the dream-child of Mrs GraÁa Machel who, some months after Nelson Mandela’s passing on 5 December 2013, met with former members of his staff to thank them for their service. Listening to their stories inspired the creation of this, the perfect gift book, providing readers with a glimpse into the man behind the title.

Laat die Potte Prut (Afrikaans, Paperback): Piet Marais, Frik Oosthuizen Laat die Potte Prut (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Piet Marais, Frik Oosthuizen
R265 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R36 (14%) In stock

Die beste resepte van die gewilde potjiekosreeks op Via. Van eenvoudig tot deftig, goedkoop tot duur – maar altyd gesellig en watertand lekker. Resepte vir voor- en hoofgeregte, bykosse en selfs nageregte, alles op die vuur. Potjies soos geroomde mossels, volstruisnekkerrie, lamskenkel, waterblommetjiebredie en ’n uithaler sjokalade-toringkoek! Met ’n verskeidenheid brode, om die laaste lekseltjie sous op te skraap – dus mos nou lekker!

Madiba Magic - Nelson Mandela's Favourite Stories (Paperback, 100th Birthday Edition): Nelson Mandela Madiba Magic - Nelson Mandela's Favourite Stories (Paperback, 100th Birthday Edition)
Nelson Mandela
R295 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R36 (12%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Madiba Magic is a landmark work that gathers many of Africa's most cherished folktales in one extraordinary volume. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) selected these thirty-two tales with the specific hope that Africa's oldest stories would be appreciated by children and adults throughout the world. This special edition commemorates Madiba's 100th birthday on 18 July 2018.

Sielskos - Stories oor Verlange en Hoop (Afrikaans, Paperback): Koos van der Merwe Sielskos - Stories oor Verlange en Hoop (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Koos van der Merwe
R195 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R26 (13%) In stock

Hierdie bundel is saamgestel uit hoogtepunte van die laaste 15 jaar se "Laaste sÍ"-rubrieke deur Koos van der Merwe in Sarie. Koos weef meesterlik met woorde en het die vermoŽ om diep betekenis uit alledaagse situasies te haal. Koos vertel van mense, en hulle soeke na hoop, maar ook ons almal se verlange na die Een wat ons nooit sal laat gaan nie.

Die Avonture van Anna Atoom (Afrikaans, Paperback): Elizabeth Wasserman Die Avonture van Anna Atoom (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Elizabeth Wasserman
R230 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R21 (9%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Die lewe op 'n eiland in die Indiese Oseaan is op die oog af idillies, maar Anna Atoom is eintlik nogal eensaam. Haar ma is dag in en dag uit aan die werk in die laboratorium, van waar sy die aarde monitor vir dreigende omgewingsrampe. Dis juis so 'n krisis wat Anna van haar pragtige eiland na die verste uithoeke van die planeet neem. Net sy kan die wÍreld red!

Raaiselklip (Paperback): Troula Goosen Raaiselklip (Paperback)
Troula Goosen
R155 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R16 (10%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Gabriel skrik wakker in ’n donker kelder in ’n vreemde stad, sonder enige herinnering van hoe hy daar gekom het. Al wat hy weet is sy naam en dat hy in Amsterdam woon. Tot sy verbasing bevind hy hom in die Kaap van Storms, die VOC se ou halfwegstasie – en in die begrafplaas is ’n graf met sy naam en geboortedatum op. ’n Pragtige slawemeisie, Zytia, probeer hom help om uit te vind wie hy werklik is. Sy potloodsketse bring visioene van ’n Khoi seun en ’n vreemde klip. En Zytia se geheimsinnige meesteres soek sy bloed . . .

Onverwags Myne (Afrikaans, Paperback): Susan Pienaar Onverwags Myne (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Susan Pienaar
R96 Discovery Miles 960 Within 7 - 15 working days

Die suksesvolle Kaapse sakeman Leonardo Anderson word onverwags as Suid- Afrika se hubaarste vrygesel aangewys. Hy besluit om eerder in die noorde te gaan wegkruip – ’n onvleiende nuwe haarstyl en lelike klere behoort mense se belangstelling af te weer.

Amanda Toerien hou nie van aantreklike mans nie, want sy weet alte goed – ’n mooi man is almal s’n. Haar nuwe buurman is egter ’n regte bleeksiel en sy het ’n sterk behoefte om hom uit sy kluisenaarsbestaan te red.

Leonardo weet dat hy moet wegbly van die mooie Amanda af. Maar daar begin ’n pragtige vriendskap tussen die twee ontwikkel en mettertyd kan hulle nie hul oŽ of hande van mekaar afhou nie.

Hy leef ’n leuen en die waarheid kan dinge tussen hulle lelik beduiwel. Dalk kan hulle tog aan ’n ooreenkoms dink wat vir beide partye tot voordeel sal strek? Dit blyk dat Amanda se eks nie wil aanvaar dat dinge tussen hulle verby is nie. Boonop beweeg Leonardo in eksklusiewe kringe: Sal Amanda kan aard tussen die Kaapse elite?

Ankers vir Vandag (Afrikaans, Paperback): Nadine Blom Ankers vir Vandag (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Nadine Blom
R150 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R20 (13%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Elke Christen het ankers nodig, iets wat hulle vashou aan God om te keer dat hulle lewensbootjie op die rotse loop. Die bekende sangeres Nadine Blom wys die ankers waaraan ons moet vashou vir ons uit – maar wys ook watter goed wat ons vashou ons moet laat los.

Schalkie van Wyk Keur 15 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Schalkie van Wyk Schalkie van Wyk Keur 15 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Schalkie van Wyk
R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Within 7 - 15 working days

Om joune te wees: Kayla maak abrup kennis met Briand en sy fiets, en sy ontdek dat hy, nes haar ouers op hul beesplaas, in BrasiliŽ werk en eintlik net by die bure kuier. Kayla se hart werk dadelik oortyd, maar sal Briand se oog nie eerder val op haar sexy blonde vriendin Sunette nie? Dan is dit die een drama nŠ die ander: Kayla se tante weier dat Briand sy voete in haar huis sit en die bure huisves ’n immer-repeterende band. Kayla begin weens al die oorverdowende geraas glo iemand wil haar en haar tantes uit die huis verdryf. Het Briand dalk iets daarmee te doen?

Maryna se liefdeslied: Maryna moet noodgedwonge Christiaan se hulp tydens ’n reŽnstorm aanvaar. Maryna ken haarself nie so nie, maar sy’s dadelik bakvissie oor diť mooie, sjarmante man. Bitter onwillig vat sy weer die pad – maar niemand anders nie as Christiaan vind sy in Durban. Hulle moet egter eers ’n onaangename taak uitsorteer en dit blyk dat die uitdaging ’n verhouding tussen hulle twee in die kiem kan smoor.

A Spy In Time (Paperback): Imraan Coovadia A Spy In Time (Paperback)
Imraan Coovadia
R260 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R71 (27%) In stock

Making sure the end of the world never happens again – that is Enver Eleven’s task. A spy for the Historical Agency, Enver is based in Johannesburg, the only city to survive – thanks to its mining tunnels – when a supernova hit.

In Enver’s Joburg, time-travelling agents jump between the past and future, searching for an elusive enemy plotting against the Agency. Enver’s mission starts off on shaky ground: when his mentor Shanumi Six disappears, Enver must prove that he is no double agent, an allegation as frightening as a white skin in a world where it has become vanishingly rare.

But if you could go back and change the past, would the future turn out the way you want it to? Imraan Coovadia’s dazzlingly original A Spy In Time is an extraordinary tale for extraordinary times.

Conversations with Myself (Paperback): Nelson Mandela Conversations with Myself (Paperback)
Nelson Mandela; Foreword by Barack Obama
R180 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R25 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Nelson Mandela is widely considered to be one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of putting pen to paper to record thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has bestowed his entire extant personal papers, which offer an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life.

A singular international publishing event, Conversations with Myself draws on Mandela’s personal archive of never-before-seen materials to offer unique access to the private world of an incomparable world leader. Journals kept on the run during the anti-apartheid struggle of the early 1960s; diaries and draft letters written on Robben Island and in other South African prisons during his twenty-seven years of incarceration; notebooks from the post-apartheid transition; private recorded conversations; speeches and correspondence written during his presidency – a historic collection of documents archived at the Nelson Mandela Foundation is brought together into a sweeping narrative of great immediacy and stunning power.

Huigaeb 1: Kraak (Afrikaans, Paperback): Rouxnette Meiring Huigaeb 1: Kraak (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Rouxnette Meiring
R170 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R21 (12%) Within 7 - 15 working days

In 2065, na vele natuurrampe, rig geo-ingenieurs 'n virtuele koepel oor Kaapstad op en dit word HuiGaeb. Maar in 2315 begin die krake wys; krake in die koepel, maar ook sypel daar in die ultragereguleerde samelewing van HuiGaeb invloede van die buitewereld in. Vele inwoners le in droomhospitale, onverklaarbaar aan die slaap, maar lewend. 'n Groep jongmense besluit om die koepel te verlaat en 'n reis na die noorde van Chinafrika aan te pak op soek na antwoorde.

Die Hond Wat Ophou Blaf Het (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jo Nel Die Hond Wat Ophou Blaf Het (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jo Nel
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) In stock

Izak Hugo is ’n gefrustreerde tandarts in Port Elizabeth. Hy haat sy werk en is onvergenoegd met sy lewe. Sy frustrasies begin later kookpunt bereik en hy beleef episodes van geheueverlies.

Sy vriend en psigiater sÍ daar is ’n verband tussen sy geheueverlies en migraines, maar dit verklaar nie al die donker gedagtes en drome wat hy ervaar nie.

Nadat hy sy vriend se verwurgde poedel in sy bakkie ontdek, begin hy al hoe meer in homself twyfel. Izak se drome en denke word net meer brutaal ... Kan dit wees dat hy kiťs om te vergeet?

Wanneer hy ’n bloedbesmeerde byl en ’n mensoor in sy motorhuis vind, vlug hy Transkei toe. Die bloedspoor volg hom egter, maar Izak weet nie hoe groot bedreiging hy sťlf is nie.

Abel Se Ontwaking (Paperback, Nuwe Uitgawe): Abel Se Ontwaking (Paperback, Nuwe Uitgawe)
R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Within 7 - 15 working days
SAUK 1936-1995 - Bedreigde Spesie... Of Sleutelspeler in Transformasie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Wynand Harmse SAUK 1936-1995 - Bedreigde Spesie... Of Sleutelspeler in Transformasie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Wynand Harmse
R350 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R61 (17%) Within 10 - 15 working days

Die geskiedenis van die eerste 59 jaar van die SAUK se bestaan; vanaf 1936 tot 1995. Die vertel ook die ontstaan van openbare uitsaai, die missie en doelwitte daarvan en waarom dit hersien moet word.

Die politieke element word bespreek: Watter soort stut was die SAUK vir apartheid? Watter rol het die SAUK gespeel as sleutelspeler in die transformasieproses? Daar word gekyk na politieke inmenging en aanstellings wat direk uit die Uitsaaiminister se staatsdepartement gemaak is. Ook ingespan is die SAUK se sleutelrol in geskiedkundige gebeure: Die vrylating van Nelson Mandela en die vryheidsverkiesing van 1994.

Die boek behoort nie net die wye publiek nie, maar ook akademici, historici en politici te interesseer.

Wild Violet! - She's No Shrinking Violet! (Paperback): Alex Latimer Wild Violet! - She's No Shrinking Violet! (Paperback)
Alex Latimer; Illustrated by Patrick Latimer 1
R156 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R25 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Violet is wild. She growls at the dog, draws on the walls, and slurps her cereal straight from the bowl. Violet's Gran takes her to the zoo for a relaxing trip but, after a mix-up, Violet spends the night with the monkeys and a monkey goes back with Gran. Worse still, Gran and Violet's parents don't even notice! Will there be chaos or will a lesson be learnt?

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