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Well-known television anchor and media personality Ruda Landman talks to a wide variety of South Africans about their life choices and how change has affected them.
A colourful mosaic of diverse experiences emerges as people share life stories and lessons. The book includes insights by the likes of John Kani, Ferial Haffajee, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Katlego Maboe, Gugu Zulu, Zapiro, ProVerb, Arno Carstens, Mam' Khanyi (who takes in street children and orphans), Nick Binnedell and Marc Lottering.
Revealing, sad, funny and filled with hope as well-known and ordinary people equally show how each one of us always has options and can make a difference by how we respond to what we encounter.
How To Steal A Country describes the vertiginous decline in political leadership in South Africa from Mandela to Zuma and its terrible consequences. Robin Renwick’s account reads in parts like a novel – a crime novel – for Sherlock Holmes old adversary, Professor Moriarty, the erstwhile Napoleon of Crime, would have been impressed by the ingenuity, audacity and sheer scale of the looting of the public purse, let alone the impunity with which it has been accomplished.
Based on Renwick’s personal experiences of the main protagonists, it describes the extraordinary influence achieved by the Gupta family for those seeking to do business with state-owned enterprises in South Africa, and the massive amounts earned by Gupta related companies from their associations with them. The ensuing scandals have engulfed Bell Pottinger, KPMG, McKinsey and other multinationals. The primary responsibility for this looting of the state however, rests squarely with President Zuma and key members of his government. But South Africa has succeeded in establishing a genuinely non-racial society full of determined and enterprising people, offering genuine hope for the future. These include independent journalists, black and white, who refuse to be silenced, and the judges, who have acted with courage and independence.
The book concludes that change will come, either by the ruling party reverting to the values of Mandela and Archbishop Tutu, or by the reckoning it otherwise will face one day.
Whole: Bowl Food For Balance is all about healing your relationship with food. Food is not the enemy and neither is your body.
Taking the time to get to know your body, treating it with respect and nourishing it with real fresh food is the single most important thing you can do for yourself. Eating mindfully, cutting out processed foods and embracing the foods that fuel you and leave you feeling energised are all part of the journey to finding happiness with food.
The nearly 90 recipes included in this book are packed with nourishment, providing healthy, balanced and easy meals in a bowl. Many of the recipes are vegan or vegetarian, or can easily be adapted to suit either lifestyle choice. But there is plenty for the meat-eater too, with the added bonus that not only does the food look inviting and uplifting for the soul, it’s good for your body too. There are also snippets of information about some of the ingredients to inform your food choices and why eating fresh, whole foods will benefit you.
Melissa Delport is a Cape Town-based food photographer and blogger who loves to travel. Her food career started when she entered a cooking competition in South Africa. Her love of food was born while learning to cook at her mother’s and grandmother’s knees. After years as a fad dieter, Melissa discovered the path to health and wellbeing. Linking this directly to food and working with health coach Nikita Stallbom, Melissa’s new mindset of mindful consumption was integrated into her food philosophy. Learning to release fear around mealtimes, coupled with her knowledge of food and a desire to share this way of eating, the concept of Whole: Bowl Food For Balance was born, Melissa’s first cookbook.
An essential guide for those dealing with the Cape Water Crisis and for general water saving in South and southern Africa, a notoriously water-scarce region.
Three provinces in South Africa have been declared national disaster zones because of drought. The way we think about water needs to change, and fast. This is especially true for those of us who have running water and flush sanitation piped into our homes. For millions of South Africans, water is already a precious resource that costs toil to collect and fuel to heat. Our middle-class expectations that water will gush steaming from our dozens of indoor taps 24/7 are going to look as bizarre to future generations as the spectacle of Cleopatra bathing in asses’ milk. Our Roman-orgy relationship with water is over.
This book will hopefully help to alleviate water panic and distress. A “can-do” compendium, it’s meant to be a guide, not prescriptive – not all solutions or tips are one-size-fits-all. Think of it as an ally in your fight to save water and part of your survival kit, along with the first-aid box; Valium for water-worriers.
In Sorry, Not Sorry, Haji Mohamed Dawjee explores the often maddening experience of moving through postapartheid South Africa as a woman of colour.
In characteristically candid style, Dawjee pulls no punches when examining the social landscape: from arguing why she’d rather deal with an open racist than some liberal white people, to drawing on her own experience to convince readers that joining a cult is never a good idea. In the provocative voice that has made Dawjee one of our country’s most talked-about columnists, she offers observations laced throughout with an acerbic wit.
Sorry, Not Sorry will make readers laugh, wince, nod, introspect and argue.
Increase your chances of getting a refund from SARS!
If you derive your income from salaried employment and wish to utilise the tax laws in South Africa to minimise your tax liability and maximise your refund from the South African Revenue Services (SARS) upon filing your annual tax return, this book is for you. How To Get A SARS Refund will help you understand why you are taxed the amount that you are, and will assist you in reducing your tax liability. It will also help you to navigate your way through the annual income return (ITR12) for individuals as you complete your return via eFiling.
Topics covered include the basics of understanding individual tax, deductions from taxable income and medical tax credits. The guide also deals with the following types of taxes a salaried taxpayer may become liable for:
With plenty of informative, practical examples, How To Get A SARS Refund sets out in a simple, effective way how to get the most bang for your buck from the taxman.
Jonathan Kaplan, celebrated international rugby referee and former world record-holder for most Test caps, had his fair share of challenging moments on the field. He was known for his commitment to fair play, ability to defuse tense situations, and courage in making difficult, and sometimes controversial, decisions. All this would stand JK in good stead and come back into play when, at the age of 47, he made two life-changing decisions. The first was to blow his whistle for the last time and end his career as a professional rugby ref. The second was to become a parent – and a solo parent at that.
This is the story of JK’s decision to have a baby by surrogate, the two-year fertility process that followed, and the subsequent birth of his son Kaleb. Winging It draws on the insights of key role-players in JK’s journey, including the extraordinary experience of the surrogate mother herself.
Exchanging rucks for reflux, mauls for milk bottles, scrums for storks (and other stories about Kaleb’s conception), this account of how JK navigates the choppy waters of parenthood is disarmingly frank and scrupulously honest. At times poignant and tender, and at others downright funny, this is a thoroughly contemporary take on what constitutes a family and how we dare to build one.
'I was made in Coffee Bay. Right there on the beach, in the sand.'
From the opening lines, we are drawn in and engrossed by this startling memoir of a singular childhood. Suzan is adopted as a newborn in the late 1960s into a seemingly loving and welcoming family living in Pietermaritzburg. But Suzan is set on a collision course with, most particularly, her adoptive mother, and society, from her very beginning. Suzan's relationship with her mother is fraught with drama, which veers over into a level of emotional abuse and needless cruelty that is shocking.
At the age of thirteen, Suzan is sent to a place of safety as a ward of the state, effectively 'orphaning' her. From there, she spirals out of control – fighting to survive in a world of other neglected, abandoned and abused children. She becomes a 'runner', escaping at every opportunity from her various places of confinement, grabbing her schooling in snatches, living on the edges of a drug and prostitution underworld, finding love wherever she can.
Suzan’s young life was the stuff of movies, but it is her writing, in a voice that is unforgettable and true, that transforms her memories into something magical rarely matched in South African literature. A new classic.
Murder is on the menu.
Detective Storm van der Merwe and Andreas Moerdyk are back in this brand-new thriller by Irna van Zyl, author of Dead in the Water.
Storm now works in Hermanus and during a lunch with her friend at Zebardines, a much-hated food blogger keels over and dies. It turns out that there were deadly mushrooms, death cups, in her food.
Finding out who killed the blogger is Storm’s first priority, but not the only matter requiring her attention: her old colleague, Andreas Moerdyk, quit his job unexpectedly and expects Storm to put him up while he makes a new start in Hermanus.
Amid frantic preparations for Fooddotcom’s prize-giving ceremony that will honour the country’s best chefs, the murderer strikes again, and again.
Storm’s time is running out.
Global public health has improved vastly during the past 25 years, and especially in the survival of infants and young children. However, many of these children, particularly in Africa, continue to live in poverty and in unhealthy, unsupportive environments, and will not be able to meet their developmental potential. In other words, they will survive but not thrive. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stress sustainable development, not just survival and disease reduction, and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health proposes a Survive (end preventable deaths), Thrive (ensure health and wellbeing) and Transform (expand enabling environments) agenda. For children to thrive they must make good developmental progress from birth until the end of adolescence.
Addressing the social determinants of developmental problems, this volume offers a broad, contextualised understanding of the factors that impact on children and adolescents in Africa. Unlike other works on the subject it is Africa-wide in its scope, with case studies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa. Covering mental health as well as physical and social development, it looks at policies and practice, culture and priorities for research, identifying challenges and proposing solutions.
Recommended for academics, students and practitioners in psychology, including developmental psychology, child clinical psychology, developmental psychopathology, psychiatry, human ecology, and in schools of education. It will also be of interest to nurses and paediatricians, health workers and those interested in early childhood development.
“Hillbrow, 1967. The New York of Africa. Someone wrote that the place would soon have more people per square kilometre than Tokyo. Everyone quoted that article to everyone. Some even cut it out and kept it folded in their wallets.”
While other boys daydream about racing cars and football, eleven-year-old stutterer Phen sits reading to his father. In number four Duchess Court, Phen’s dad looks like a Spitfire pilot behind his oxygen mask. But real life is different from the daring adventures in the books Phen reads and he is forced to grow up faster than other boys his age. This is until Heb Thirteen Two shows up: in his pinstriped suit pants and tie-dyed psychedelic top, the stranger could be any old bum, or a boy’s special angel come to live among men.
Poignant, witty and wise, John Hunt's "The Boy Who Could Keep a Swan in His Head" is a meditation on being alive and shows us the power of books when we need them the most.
The Love Diary of a Zulu Boy is a fable of lust, love, sex, obsession, loss, friendship, betrayal and fantasy. By turns erotic, romantic, tragic and comic, it is inspired by the real-life drama of a romantic relationship between a Zulu boy and an Englishwoman.
A series of diary entries takes us on a whirlwind tour of a relationship that has not only survived, but thrived for 17 years. As the author reflects on love across the colour line, it triggers memories of failed affairs and bizarre experiences: love spells, wet dreams, infidelity, sexually transmitted diseases, a phantom pregnancy, sexless relationships, threesomes and prostitution.
A unique book for the South African market, The Love Diary of a Zulu Boy is written with an honesty rarely encountered in autobiographical writing.
Reine Duvenage, ’n tweedejaar kunsstudent en finalis in die universiteit se debutantekompetisie, trek die aandag van ’n sluipjagter wat jong vrouens teiken. Sy oorleef ’n wreedaardige aanranding, maar hou emosionele en fisieke letsels oor. Pieter Taljaard, die speurder wat die saak moet oplos, se ondersoek lei hom na verskeie mans met wie sy in kontak was.
Gedurende haar herstelproses kwalifiseer Reine deur afstandonderrig as onderwyser. Sy aanvaar as Renette Mouton ŉ pos by ’n plattelandse hoërskool in die laeveld omdat die jagter steeds bedrywig is ná twee jaar.
Haar poging om anoniem te bly en nie weer ’n slagoffer te word nie, word bemoeilik toe mans uit haar verlede onverwags in die dorp opdaag en die sluipjagter haar opnuut begin treiter. Onseker oor die identiteit van die sluipjagter wantrou sy almal, ook Charl de Jongh, die finale jaar kliniese assistent wat haar behandel het, Jacques Ritsen, die verteenwoordiger van Frey Skoonheidshuis wat haar geborg het, Francois Booyens en Carlo von Brandis van Erasmus Foto-ateljee wat haar foto’s geneem het, en die ontwerper, Giorgio van Jolie Mam’selle Boetiek wat haar rok ontwerp het vir die debutantebal. Selfs Stefan Treurnicht, die blinde klavierstemmer lyk vir haar verdag.
Ondanks die teenwoordigheid van haar troue waghond beland sy weer in die sluipjagter se strik. Kan Pieter Taljaard die leidrade betyds ontrafel om ’n moord te voorkom?
When the Cradock Four's Fort Calata was murdered by agents of the apartheid state in 1985, his son Lukhanyo was only three years old. Thirty-one years later Lukhanyo, now a journalist, becomes one of the SABC Eight when he defies Hlaudi Motsoeneng's reign of censorship at the public broadcaster by writing an open letter that declares: "my father didn't die for this".
Now, with his wife Abigail, Lukhanyo brings to life the father he never knew and investigates the mystery that surrounds his death despite two high-profile inquests.
Join them in a poignant and inspiring journey into the history of a remarkable family that traces the struggle against apartheid beginning with Fort's grandfather, Rivonia trialist and ANC Secretary-General Rev James Calata.
Speurders Storm van der Merwe en Andreas Moerdyk is terug. Storm werk nou in Hermanus en tydens ʼn ete saam met ʼn vriendin in Zebardines, ʼn spoggerige restaurant, slaan ʼn gehate kosblogger dood neer. Dit blyk dat daar giftige sampioene in haar kos was.
Dis maar net die begin van Storm se probleme. Haar oudkollega, Andreas Moerdyk, daag sak en pak op haar drumpel op. Hy het bedank en kom soek ʼn nuwe heenkome in Hermanus. Terwyl al die restaurante in die omgewing reg maak vir fooddotcom, ʼn restaurant- en koswebtuiste, se toekenningsaand, waar die beste sjefs in die land vereer word, eis die moordenaar nog slagoffers.
Gaan Storm daarin slaag om die moordenaar vas te trek voor haar tyd uitloop?
Situated at the tip of an ancient and intriguing continent, South Africa is a land of many contrasts and infinite natural beauty. This new and lavishly illustrated edition of South Africa Landscapes captures in 150 full-colour photographs the sweeping vistas, superb wildlife and breathtaking scenery that makes this country unique.
From the mountains, winelands and beaches of Cape Town in the south to the famous wildlife sanctuary of the Kruger National Park in the north; from the craggy Cederberg and the celebrated wildflower displays of Namaqualand to the mountainous desert of the Richtersveld and the aloe-studded Little Karoo; from the pristine dunes along the KwaZulu-Natal coast and the awe-inspiring Drakensberg, South Africa Landscapes vividly portrays the vibrancy and the splendour of this fascinating land.
Once, chef Brett Ladds was given a cigar by Fidel Castro, he talked weightlifting with Swazi king Mswati III and his cooking made Quincy Jones sing. For many years he also served Nelson Mandela many cups of rooibos tea and made him his favourite meals.
Ladds was the executive chef of the SA government and manager of the presidential guesthouse at Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria from 1994-1999 where he served both Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. It was a naive and star-struck 21-year-old Ladds who started working at the guesthouse in the months before the first democratic election. During this time he was always in the background when struggle stalwarts like Steve Tshwete, Joe Modise and Dullah Omar met Mandela to discuss the future of the country.
This heart-warming book tells of a young man’s coming of age at a turning point in our history. His stories about meeting kings and queens, presidents, rock stars and even the pope are laced with his unique, self-deprecating sense of humour. Of Queen Elizabeth he says it felt like speaking to his gran. “I asked myself, how does all that power fit into this lovely, caring lady?” Of Robert Mugabe: “He never moaned about a thing.”
Then there are the Russian diplomats and their drinking habits and the Saudi-Arabian sheik who had 8 television sets installed in his room and bought 20 blankets at R5000 each for his stay.
It’s a book to make you laugh and cry. And Madiba’s favourite champagne? Pêche Royale . . .
Kassie Kasselman en Rooi Els bevind hulle in die Spesiale Spookeenheid – ’n elite groep van die SAPD. Maar as oud-stasiespeurders word hul vaardighede ernstig bevraagteken deur hul nuwe bevelvoerder.
Wanneer ’n Amerikaanse wetenskaplike in ’n Waterfront-hotel vermoor word, is dit ’n gulde geleentheid om hul staal te wys, tussendeur ’n Washington-gekonkel, ’n oud-Pollsmoor-gevangene op vrye voet in Kaapstad en duisterhede in hul bevelvoerder se persoonlike lewe.
En dan is daar die man met Die Drang . . . en sy kettingsaag. Ysingwekkende oomblikke wag op Kassie en Rooi.
There are a lot of good things about getting older. When you’re young you want everyone to like you and to make an impression. When you’re old you don’t give a damn.' Kate Turkington is fearless and fun, even now in her 80s. From the war-worn East End of London to raising a young family in a remote part of eastern Nigeria and building a career as one of SA's most loved broadcasters, Kate's story is remarkable and revealing. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You will cheer. You may well be shocked.
Toe Daan van der Walt, ’n eerstydse Kalahari-boer, ’n vertigo-aanval kry, laai sy vervreemde seun hom by ’n monnikeklooster in China af. Onder leiding van Meester Yang moet Daan tai chi doen in ’n poging om sy balans te herstel. Maar daar is ook iets anders wat aan Daan vreet, iets wat hy van sy hart móét afkry voor hy sy weg na die hiernamaals kan vind. Dalk is dit tyd dat hy aan Magrieta, sy oorlede vrou, skryf en sê dat hy haar liefgehad het.
In Die Dao van Daan van der Walt word die Afrikaner-dilemma in die moderne lewe met ’n fyn lem oopgevlek.
In Verwonde jare spat Daniël Pohl se wêreld aan skerwe met die verskyning van ’n skokkende nuusberig: ’n Man in ’n silwergrys Mercedes het ’n vrou se baba in sy stootwaentjie doodgery en weggejaag. Daniël het presies só ’n motor, en hy’s dieselfde middag opgemerk in die omgewing waar die voorval plaasgevind het.
In Môre lê ver word die rykmansdogter Tania Erasmus se gemaksugtige bestaan op sy kop gekeer toe ’n vreemdeling onverwags by haar verlowingspartytjie opdaag. Sy word ’n baie belangrike lewensles geleer: dat ryk nie gelyk is aan beter nie.
En in Die meisie van Klaradynstraat het prokureur Owen Kemp Elsa Brits van haar agterbuurtbestaan verlos, maar nie van probleme en pyn nie. Te midde van al die welvarendheid besef Elsa dat ongelukkigheid nie beperk is tot die agterstrate nie. Hul dogter Isobel het alles wat haar hart begeer, maar sy kry pynaanvalle wat deur ’n diep ongelukkigheid veroorsaak word.
Zoya presteer nie op skool soos haar identiese tweelingsussie Zoe nie. Maar wie gee tog om oor wiskunde en rekeningkunde? Dis veel beter om seker te maak sy lyk altyd fantasties op ’n selfie. Dis tog hoe sy Erwee du Rand se oog kan vang. Of is dit?
Wanneer Zoya gekies word as die hoof van die balkomitee, is sy in die wolke oor die kans om tyd saam met Erwee te spandeer. Buitendien, hoe moeilik kan dit nou wees om met ’n begroting te werk? Daar is wel ’n paar probleme: die jaloerse Beula, ’n geheimsinnige matchmaker en die feit dat haar pa skielik tienersleng praat en leer skateboard ry . . .
Nicci is 'n willewragtig op 'n bergfiets. Die heel lekkerste is om die seuns se reaksie te sien wanneer hulle besef 'n meisie het vir hulle weggery. Tot die dag wat Nicci wreed aangeval en van haar fiets beroof word. Haar wêreld tuimel ineen. Wie sal so iets doen? Stuk-stuk pas Nicci en haar vriende Felicity en Donovan die legkaart inmekaar, en wat hulle uitvind toets hulle geloof in hulle medemens, en hulle eie waardes. Die boek daag ook geslags- en verhoudingstereotipes speels en slim uit. Nicci is ewe goed in ballet en bergfietsry, maar omdat sy 'n meisie is, verwag haar ouers en onderwysers dat sy vanselfsprekend ballet sal kies. Haar oë gaan ook oop oor die ou op wie sy verlief is, wat eintlik maar net 'n modelmooi meisie soek vir wie voorkoms en wat ander mense van haar dink, mees belangrik is. Sy vind in Donovan 'n ware vriend wat haar toelaat om haarself te wees.
Henok kry ’n verrassing wanneer sy vrou in Israel kom kuier. Re’uven se pyn oor sy eersgeborene se dood lê nog vlak. Dit laat Marc wonder of hy Adonai nog sal kan liefhê as dit hom sou tref. Hy voel verskeur tussen sy gesin en sy ma met haar eie hartseer in Suid-Afrika. Tog vind hy troos in die wete dat Adonai se weë ver bo ons verstand verhewe is.
Karel Kat kom kuier in Blommeland met sy nuwe helikopter. Almal kry 'n kans om saam te ry - selfs koning Rosekrans. Maar sal Liewe Heksie kan help wanneer Karel en die koning per ongeluk in groot moeilikheid beland?
Een van die gewildste Liewe Heksie-stories nou in prenteboekformaat vir 2- tot 4-jariges.
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