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If I Stay Right Here - A Novel (Paperback): Chwayita Ngamlana If I Stay Right Here - A Novel (Paperback)
Chwayita Ngamlana
R195 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R16 (8%) In stock

Shay, a seemingly shy and innocent journalism student, is sent to a female prison to cover a story on an inmate, but falls in love instead. Two months later, Sippy, Shay’s love interest, is out of prison and they move in together.

On the outside, Sippy is the haunted one in the relationship, but as their love story unfolds, it turns out that Shay has her own secrets.

This immersive and interesting story – written with no small amount of flair and intensity – is sexually charged and filled with moments of lacerating violence, both emotional and physical. At heart, it is the story of a woman’s inability to let go of that which both nourishes and destroys her.

Boerekos Met 'n Twist (Afrikaans, Paperback): Annelien Pienaar Boerekos Met 'n Twist (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Annelien Pienaar 7
R330 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R41 (12%) In stock

In Boerekos Met 'n Twist gee Annelien 'n kwyllekker kinkel aan die eenvoudige, voedsame huiskos wat jou ma, ouma en oumagrootjie gemaak het.

Die 140 familieresepte vir soppe, souse, groente-, vleis- en nageregte en gebak en spenstreffers is getoets, bevat g'n vreemde bestanddele nie en sit die "resep-met-n-les"-konsep voort wat haar gelyknamige blog en Facebookblad so 'n sosialemediasukses maak.

Boerekos met 'n twist kan beskryf word as 'n kompakte 21ste-eeuse Kook en Geniet vir besige mense.

Being A Black Springbok - The Thando Manana Story (Paperback): Sibusiso Mjikeliso Being A Black Springbok - The Thando Manana Story (Paperback)
Sibusiso Mjikeliso 1
R275 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R117 (43%) In stock

Thando Manana was the third black African player to don a Springbok jersey after unification in 1992, when he made his debut in 2000 in a tour game against Argentina A.

His route to the top of the game was unpredictable and unusual. From his humble beginnings in the township of New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, Thando grew to become one of the grittiest loose-forwards of South African rugby, despite only starting the game at the age of 16. His rise through rugby ranks, while earning a reputation as a tough-tackling lock and later openside flanker, was astonishingly rapid, especially for a player of colour at the time. Within two years of picking up a rugby ball, he represented Eastern Province at Craven Week, and by 2000 he was a Springbok. But it isn’t solely Thando’s rugby journey that makes Being A Black Springbok a remarkable sports biography. It’s learning how he has negotiated life’s perils and pitfalls, which threatened to derail both his sporting ambitions and the course of his life.

He had to negotiate an unlikely, but fateful, kinship with a known Port Elizabeth drug-lord, who took Thando under his wing when he was a young, gullible up-and-comer at Spring Rose. Rejected by his father early in his life, Thando had to deal with a sense of abandonment and a missing protective figure and find, along the way, people to lean on.

Thando tells his story with the refreshing candour he has become synonymous with as a rugby commentator, pundit and member of the infamous Room Dividers team on Metro FM. He has arguably become rugby’s strongest advocate for the advancement of black people’s interests in the sport, and his personal journey reveals why.

Mandela's Last Years (Paperback): Vejay Ramlakan Mandela's Last Years (Paperback)
Vejay Ramlakan 3
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As a political icon who was greatly admired across the world, Nelson Mandela was always the subject of public interest. Once he retired from public life, that interest intensified, resulting in the proliferation of false claims and rumours in the media and other sources about his health, his medical treatment, and, in particular, about events during the months leading up to his death.

This book sets the record straight about Mandela’s last years through the personal account of the head of his medical team, the military doctor who witnessed first-hand what the former president was experiencing. It covers the history of Mandela’s health in his youth, during his imprisonment, while he was president, and in his years of retirement. It documents the complex medical decisions; disputes between family members and staff; military, political, financial and security demands; constant scrutiny from the press; and the wishes of Mandela himself, all of which contributed to what he and those closest to him would experience in his final days.

Above all, this is a story about a man who showed immense courage, not only when he fought for the freedom of millions of people, but until the very end of his life.

Hitmen For Hire - Exposing South Africa's Underworld (Paperback): Mark Shaw Hitmen For Hire - Exposing South Africa's Underworld (Paperback)
Mark Shaw 1
R275 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R125 (45%) In stock

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 of hammermen (hitmen), informers, rogue policemen, taxi bosses, gang leaders and crooked businessmen. The book examines a system in which contract killings have become the norm, looking at who arranges hits, where to find a hitman, and even what it is like to be a hitman – or woman.

Since 1994, South Africa has witnessed some spectacular underworld killings associated with various industries and sectors. Drawing on over a thousand cases, from 2000 to 2016, Shaw reveals how these murders have an outsized impact on the evolution of both legal and illegal economic activity.

Firepool - Experiences In An Abnormal World (Paperback): Hedley Twidle Firepool - Experiences In An Abnormal World (Paperback)
Hedley Twidle 1
R250 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R89 (36%) In stock

This collection brims with the imaginative, informative and comic personal narratives of Hedley Twidle. Twidle brings a sense of lightness, play and comedy to subjects that are often dealt with in predictable or self-righteous ways.

It chronicles South Africa during the ‘second transition’ – one in which the foundations of the post-apartheid settlement are being shaken and questioned in all kinds of ways.

Paul Kruger - Toesprake En Korrespondensie Van 1881-1900 (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Johan Bergh Paul Kruger - Toesprake En Korrespondensie Van 1881-1900 (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Johan Bergh 1
R350 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R119 (34%) In stock

Paul Kruger: Toesprake en korrespondensie van 1881–1900 probeer om die klem te plaas op minder bekende briefwisseling en optredes van Kruger om sodoende ’n verteenwoordigende beeld van staatspresident Kruger se werksaamhede en standpunte aan te bied. Die teks is deeglik toegelig met ophelderende voetnote. Verder is ’n algemene inleiding, agtergrondsinligting en -ontleding verskaf by elke toepaslike brer tydperk in Kruger se lewe tot 1900.

Die beeld wat van Kruger na vore kom uit ’n deeglike ontleding van veral sy minder bekende korrespondensie en toesprake, verskil dikwels ingrypend van dit wat oor ’n lang tydperk in publikasies oor hom aangebied is. Hierdie publikasie vervul daarom ’n belangrike behoefte: Dit stel die leser in staat om regstreeks deur die lees en bestudering van Kruger se standpunte tot eie en nuwe gevolgtrekkings te kom.

Food For Sensitive Tummies (Paperback): Gabi Steenkamp, Cath Day Food For Sensitive Tummies (Paperback)
Gabi Steenkamp, Cath Day 1
R295 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R105 (36%) In stock

This is a book for anyone who suffers from winds, burps, cramps, heartburn, constipation, diarrhoea or bloating.

In Food for Sensitive Tummies, Gabi and Cath show you how you can cut down on the ingredients and food that cause you problems, while still being able to prepare a whole range of recipes that are simple, affordable and delicious to eat.

Africa's Billionaires - Inspirational Stories From The Continent's Wealthiest People (Paperback): Chris Bishop Africa's Billionaires - Inspirational Stories From The Continent's Wealthiest People (Paperback)
Chris Bishop 1
R250 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R61 (24%) Within 4 - 8 working days

As Forbes magazine heads towards its centenary in 2017, this is a timely look at how the work of entrepreneurs can influence lives in Africa and create the jobs that empty state coffers can no longer afford. Written by the founder of Forbes Africa, this is a masterclass on how the brightest and most successful entrepreneurs across Africa made their billions.

Chris Bishop gets up close and personal with the biggest names in business on the continent: Aliko Dangote, Patrice Motsepe, Nicky Oppenheimer, Christo Wiese and Stephen Saad, among others. These are the stories of how they not only survived, but thrived, in the fast and furious world of African business: the penniless priest who became a steel baron; the barefoot apple-seller who turned into a mining millionaire; the ‘knocksman’ who went from running dice games and dealing drugs to running a city.

This is a rich tapestry of stories about the super-wealthy and the qualities that make them successful, in arguably the most challenging economic arena in the world.

Afrikaanse woordelys en spelreels (Afrikaans, Paperback, 11th ed): SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns Afrikaanse woordelys en spelreels (Afrikaans, Paperback, 11th ed)
SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns
R450 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R71 (16%) In stock

Hierdie elfde, omvattend herbewerkte uitgawe bied (naas bestaande hoofstukke oor wisselvorme, getalle ens.) twee nuwe hoofstukke wat onderskeidelik leestekens en trappe van vergelyking bereel. Bestaande reels is aangepas en word eenvoudiger verduidelik. Nuwe lyste bied duidelike leiding oor plekname in die Ooste, landname met hul geldeenhede en ISO-kodes, en elemente in die periodieke tabel. Skryfhulp oor transliterasie, Omgangsafrikaans en die SI-stelsel maak die uitgawe n volledige hulpbron.

Hallo, hekel (Afrikaans, Paperback): Anisa Fielding, Cornel Strydom, Elsbeth Eksteen Hallo, hekel (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Anisa Fielding, Cornel Strydom, Elsbeth Eksteen
R310 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R41 (13%) In stock

Hallo, Hekel is n hekelboek soos min, waar n enkele patroon geneem word en op vier verskillende maniere vertolk word na gelang van jou styl hetsy boheems, kunstig, klassiek of romanties. Patrone, wat wissel in moeilikheidsgraad, sluit mooi goed vir jouself, jou huis, babas en kinders en selfs geskenke in. Daar is ook voorstelle om dieselfde patroon vir meer as een projek te gebruik. Hallo, Hekel is net die ding as hekel jou passie is.

Fate Of The Nation - 3 Scenarios For South Africa's Future (Paperback): Jakkie Cilliers Fate Of The Nation - 3 Scenarios For South Africa's Future (Paperback)
Jakkie Cilliers
R240 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R71 (30%) In stock

What does our future hold? Will the ANC split within the next five years? Could the DA rule the country in 2024? Will the EFF form an alliance with the ANC? What should we do to make our economy grow at levels that will impact on poverty and inequality? Will we become a more tolerant or a more violent society?

In Fate of the Nation scenario expert Jakkie Cilliers answers all these and many other questions. He has developed three detailed scenarios for our immediate future and beyond – Bafana Bafana, Nation Divided and Mandela Magic.

According to Cilliers the ANC is in many ways paralysed by the power struggle between what he calls the Traditionalists (supporters of Jacob Zuma) and the Reformers (led by Cyril Ramaphosa and others). This power struggle leads to policy confusion, poor leadership and general ineptitude in the civil service. Key to which scenario will become our reality is who will be elected to the ANC’s top leadership at their national conference in December 2017. Whichever group wins will determine what our future holds. We could also see a compromise grouping being selected, Cilliers says, in which case the Bafana Bafana scenario – where we simply muddle along as a country – is the strongest possibility.

A book for all concerned South Africans.

Hello, crochet (Paperback): Anisa Fielding, Cornel Strydom, Elsbeth Eksteen Hello, crochet (Paperback)
Anisa Fielding, Cornel Strydom, Elsbeth Eksteen
R310 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R41 (13%) In stock

In this unusual crochet book, each pattern is used as a base for four different interpretations, depending on your style bohemian, artistic, classic or romantic. The patterns range in difficulty, and include pretty things for yourself, your home, babies and children, and for use as gifts. There are also suggestions for using the same pattern for more than one project. The perfect book for anyone who loves to crochet.

Die goudkewers: Die Mannheim-sage 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2de Uitgawe): Lerina Erasmus Die goudkewers: Die Mannheim-sage 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2de Uitgawe)
Lerina Erasmus
R320 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R41 (13%) In stock

Johannesburg dreig om n spookdorp te word. Die stad se myne is deurspek met piriet, en op politieke gebied word die fondamente gele vir die Anglo-Boereoorlog. Dit is teen hierdie agtergrond dat die liefdesverhaal van Deborah Mannheim en Kit Malloy afspeel. Maar Deborah sal uiteindelik moet kies: Kies sy haar liefde vir Kit, of eerder die verpligtinge teenoor haar man, Karl, en die skatryk Mannheim-familie, wie se myne skielik haar verantwoordelikheid geword het?

Vet feetjies vlieg nie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Kristel Loots Vet feetjies vlieg nie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Kristel Loots
R220 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R21 (10%) In stock

Lucy Lombaard dra XL-klere in n eeu waar vrouelywe soos kodestrepies lyk. Om dan nog vir SARS te werk dra nie juis by tot haar gewildheid nie. Maar sy het die hart van n feetjie wat veerlig deur die lewe wil gaan. Al hoor sy van kleins af vet feetjies kan nie vlieg nie Billy Bruwer van Media Uniek plaas haar hart in die hoogste versnelling, maar hy stel net belang om haar Funky Feetjie-blog in sy tydskrif te gebruik. Is haar mede-rubriekskrywer Wouter Weet-als dalk eerder haar sielsgenoot?

Die Bergengel (Afrikaans, Paperback): Carina Stander Die Bergengel (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Carina Stander
R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 In stock

In Gabrilli het dertien jaar reeds verloop sedert daar enige teken was van ’n Bergengel en glo die jonger generasie byna nie meer aan die bestaan van di mitiese kreature nie. Eron Verberger, seun van die klokmakersegpaar Gibor en Alida Verberger, word egter gedwing om met nuwe o na fantasie n werklikheid te kyk wanneer hy saam met sy pa op ’n lewensveranderende avontuur vertrek. Wie is die misterieuse Renboogmaker met wie hulle pad elke nou en dan kruis? Is die brande wat deur die land trek werklik net vure van vernuwende “skoonbrand”, soos die Regiohoofde beweer, of is dit die gevreesde Vuurstorms waarvan die geskiedenis vertel?

’n Mistieke en allegoriese fantasieverhaal van grootword en groei wat tot volwasse sowel as jong volwasse lesers sal spreek.

Kokkedoortjie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Errieda du Toit Kokkedoortjie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Errieda du Toit
R310 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R60 (19%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Kokkedoortjie is n kookboek vir die gesin, vir kinders en vir die kind in ons almal. Dit verweef elke dag se resepte met n unieke bestanddeel die kleurvolle verbeelding van n kind. Dit wissel van eiernessies vir ontbyt, die beste kosblik-toebroodjies ooit, koekies vir Entrepreneursdag, trooskos, sportiewe hamburgers, piekniekslaaie, poetsbak-poedings, plaatkoekies en pannekoek. Die beoordelaars deel ook hul gunsteling resepte.

Die Poort 4: Krygers (Afrikaans, Paperback): Nelia Engelbrecht Die Poort 4: Krygers (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Nelia Engelbrecht
R160 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R21 (13%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Kan die jong Bewakers van Bospoort staande bly teen die donker magte van planeet Mitigon? Is hulle kragte en magte sterk genoeg om weerstand te bied teen die bose Chanda-Mundia? In boek vier van die Poort-reeks moet Kali nie net haar vriende lei in die aanslag teen Chanda-Mundia en sy volgelinge nie, maar moet sy ook moeilike keuses maak. Te midde van hierdie moeilike keuses, liefdesdriehoeke en donker geheime ontdek Kali dat oorwinning teen n prys kom . . . n prys wat haar kan vernietig.

Elevation 2 - The rising tide (Paperback): Helen Brain Elevation 2 - The rising tide (Paperback)
Helen Brain
R205 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R26 (13%) Within 7 - 15 working days

The second title in this popular trilogy set in a futuristic Cape Town. Time is running out for Ebba and all four amulets are missing. The General is now in control of the city and he is planning a genocide. Can she use her position as a member of the Council to stop him? Micah is heading the resistance with the gorgeous Samantha Lee. With nothing left to lose but his love, Ebba agrees to one final sacrifice.

Haas das se nuuskas: Episode 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Louise Smit Haas das se nuuskas: Episode 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Louise Smit
R140 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R11 (8%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Almal van Menseland is verheug om Haas Das, die geliefde nuusleser van Diereland, en sy assistent, Piet Muis, en hulle manewales weer te geniet in hierdie veelkleurige leesboeke. In hierdie uitsending ontsnap Frekie Ystervark nouliks van Hoohoeff Hiena en die diere bewonder Hasie Kwassie se nuwe hardloopskoene! Die gewilde Haas Das-stories word opnuut uitgebeeld deur Vian Oelofsen se pragtige illustrasies.

Koning se wingerd (Afrikaans, Paperback, 3rd ed): F.A. Venter Koning se wingerd (Afrikaans, Paperback, 3rd ed)
F.A. Venter
R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Within 7 - 15 working days

Moet Agab getrou bly aan die ou lsraelitiese waardes, of kan hy sy vrou volg die afvallige tydsgees in? Teenoor lsebel staan die profetiese figuur van Elia - wat die droogte oor Israel voorspel, die profete van Baal in 'n tweestryd op Karmelberg verneder, en uiteindelik die finale doemwoord oor Agab en sy huis uitspreek. Daar is ook die verhaal van Nabot,wat nie bereid om te erken dat God die God van alle mense is nie. En van die liefde van Johanan vir Ada, die dogter van hul dienskneg.

Pad na geluk (Afrikaans, Paperback): Moryn Hanzen Pad na geluk (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Moryn Hanzen
R90 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R11 (12%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Nina neem n blaaskans van haar besig lewe as haarkapper in Pretoria om haar ouma Anita Kalahari toe te neem waar sy by haar jarelange vriend wil gaan kuier. Nooit sou Nina kon raai dat die pad na die plaas Geluk haar ook na die jong boer Ian sou neem nie die aantreklikste man wat sy nog ooit gesien het. Maar Nina is n stadsmeisie en sal mos nooit op n plaas in die halfwoestyn aard nie. Buitendien blyk dit dat Ian steeds vir sy vriendin Zanelle gevoelens het . . .

Louisa du Toit Omnibus 11 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Louisa du Toit Louisa du Toit Omnibus 11 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Louisa du Toit
R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Within 7 - 15 working days

In Om alles te weet dreig Boel Meyer vir Nelis Hoffman om van sy meisie Nida Thirion weg te bly, maar toe beland Nelis as loseerder in haar huis. In Jaar van die feniks vind Addie Richter n tuiste by die Alants. Dr. Bohlkamp, haar baas, is nors, maar mooi Willem Alant vergoed daarvoor. En in Prys vir die son le Bato Frankel, jong wewenaar met twee kinders, se hart nog by Lenta, die jong orrelis, toe sy pad met die van twee susters kruis: die diensbare Connie en die mooi maar bitter Annette.

The Fifth Mrs Brink - A Memoir (Paperback): Karina M. Szczurek The Fifth Mrs Brink - A Memoir (Paperback)
Karina M. Szczurek
R260 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R81 (31%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Karina M. Szczurek’s soul-baring memoirs of her life before, with and after her marriage to Andr P. Brink details a year of widowhood and a love to last a lifetime.

This is the book which shows decisively that Karina is a writer in her own right, still coming in to her full creative powers, and simultaneously silences any gossips who might still have disbelieved Karina and Andr Brink’s love for one another.

A homage to a marriage cut tragically short by Brink’s death, in 2015 at 79 years old, and a diary of creative dissolution and knitting back together, The Fifth Mrs Brink combines enough literary skinner, salacious detail and moving romantic description of dealing with the death of a loved one to satisfy fans of her and her husband, both old and new.

The twinkling of an Eye - A mother's Journey (Paperback): Sue Brown The twinkling of an Eye - A mother's Journey (Paperback)
Sue Brown
R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Within 7 - 15 working days

What's a mother to do when her high-achieving boy - adored by his close-knit family and private school community - turns bully overnight? How is she to know that his sudden headaches and vomiting are far more serious than all the doctors insist? The Twinkling of An Eye ?is the true, life-affirming memoir of a mother's harrowing but heroic fight against her son's rare brain tumour. Brown tells her story with courage, humour and heart. Hers is a revealing, frank and deeply affecting story of the light that shines even in the darkest of places.

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