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How To Steal A City - The Battle For Nelson Mandela Bay (Paperback): Crispian Olver How To Steal A City - The Battle For Nelson Mandela Bay (Paperback)
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R275 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R86 (31%) In stock

How to Steal a City is an insider account of this intervention, which lays bare how the administration was entirely captured and bled dry by a criminal syndicate, how factional politics within the ruling party abetted that corruption, and how a comprehensive clean-up was eventually conducted.

It is written as a gripping real-life thriller, taking the reader deeper and deeper into the rotten heart of the city. As a former senior government official and local government “fixer”, Crispian Olver was no stranger to dealing with dodgy politicians and broken organisations. Yet what he found was graft that went far beyond the dodgy contracts, blatant conflicts of interest and garden-variety kickbacks he had seen before. It had evolved into a web far more sophisticated and deep rooted than he had ever imagined, involving mazes of shell companies, assassinations, criminal syndicates, and compromised local politicians. The metro was effectively controlled by a criminal network, closely allied to a dominant local ANC faction. What he found was complete state capture—a microcosm of what has been happening in South Africa’s national government.

But there was a personal price to pay. Intense political pressure and threats to his personal safety took a toll on his mental and physical health. He had to have a full-time bodyguard, and never maintained a regular routine. He eventually lost much of his political cover. Olver ultimately had to flee the city as the forces stacked against him started to wreak their revenge.

This is his story.

Despicable Me 3 (DVD): Pierre Coffin Despicable Me 3 (DVD)
Pierre Coffin
R150 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R40 (27%) In stock

Illumination Entertainment continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters — Margo, Edith and Agnes — and the Minions.

Joining the adventure is Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the '80s, and proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to date.

War For The Planet Of The Apes (DVD): Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, Steve Zahn, Toby Kebbell War For The Planet Of The Apes (DVD)
Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, Steve Zahn, Toby Kebbell; Directed by Matt Reeves 1
R159 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R49 (31%) In stock

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Ramaphosa - The Man Who Would Be King (Paperback): Ray Hartley Ramaphosa - The Man Who Would Be King (Paperback)
Ray Hartley 1
R240 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R80 (33%) In stock

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is credited with driving through the deal between the apartheid government and the African National Congress that was at the heart of South Africa’s democratic constitution.

He was the ANC’s lead negotiator and the man who persuaded one of the most recalcitrant racist governments in the world to buy into a settlement based on one of its most enlightened bills of rights. But once the ink had dried on the constitution, Ramaphosa found himself politically sidelined. Before the negotiations he had been the head of the country’s largest mineworkers union. Afterwards, he went into business after concluding a landmark black empowerment deal. A talented negotiator capable of driving a hard bargain between implacable enemies, Ramaphosa has always been ‘the man in the middle’.

Now, as Jacob Zuma’s presidency enters its final stretch, Ramaphosa has re-entered politics and is one of a handful of candidates to take over as ANC president and as president of South Africa. Should he succeed, he will take over a country that has been battered by years of corruption and misrule which flourished under Zuma. The question that everyone is asking is: can the man in the middle lead from the front? Ray Hartley, author and seasoned journalist, attempts to answer that question by looking at how Ramaphosa has handled the key challenges he has faced in the unions, in business and in politics.

Bantu Holomisa: The Game Changer - An Authorised Biography (Paperback): Eric Naki Bantu Holomisa: The Game Changer - An Authorised Biography (Paperback)
Eric Naki 2
R285 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R66 (23%) In stock

Bantu Holomisa is one of South Africa’s most respected and popular political figures. Born in the Transkei in 1955, he attended an elite school for the sons of chiefs and headmen. While other men his age were joining Umkhonto weSizwe, Holomisa enrolled in the Transkeian Defence Force and rose rapidly through the ranks.

As head of the Transkeian Defence Force, Holomisa led successive coups against the homeland regimes and then became the head of its military government. He turned the Transkei into a ‘liberated space’, giving shelter to ANC and PAC activists, and declared his intention of holding a referendum on the reincorporation of the Transkei into South Africa. These actions brought him immense popularity and the military dictator became a liberation hero for many South Africans.

When the unbanned ANC held its first election for its national executive in 1994, Holomisa, who had by now joined the party, received the most votes, beating long-time veterans and party stalwarts. He and Mandela developed a close relationship, and Holomisa served in Mandela’s cabinet as deputy minister for environmental affairs and tourism. As this biography reveals, the relationship with both Mandela and the ANC broke down after Holomisa testified before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, among other issues, that Stella Sigcau and her cabinet colleagues had accepted a bribe from Sol Kerzner.

After being expelled from the ANC, Holomisa formed his own party, the United Democratic Movement, with Roelf Meyer. As leader of the UDM, Holomisa has played a prominent role in building coalitions among opposition parties and in leading important challenges to the dominant party.

This biography, written in collaboration with Holomisa, presents an engaging and revealing account of a man who has made his mark as a game changer in South African politics.

Sitting Pretty - White Afrikaans Women in Postapartheid South Africa (Paperback): Christi van der Westhuizen Sitting Pretty - White Afrikaans Women in Postapartheid South Africa (Paperback)
Christi van der Westhuizen
R365 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R36 (10%) In stock

At the opening of South Africa's first democratic parliament in 1994, newly elected president Nelson Mandela issued a clarion call to an unlikely group: white Afrikaans women, who during apartheid occupied the ambivalent position of being both oppressor and oppressed. He conjured the memory of poet Ingrid Jonker as `both an Afrikaner and an African' who `instructs that our endeavours must be about the liberation of the woman, the emancipation of the man and the liberty of the child'. More than two decades later, the question is: how have white Afrikaans-speaking women responded to the liberating possibilities of constitutional democracy?

With Afrikaner nationalism in disrepair, and official apartheid in demise, have they re-imagined themselves in opposition to colonial ideas of race, gender, sexuality and class?

Sitting Pretty explores this postapartheid identity through the concepts of ordentlikheid, as an ethnic form of respectability, and the volksmoeder, or mother of the nation, as enduring icon. Issues of intersectionality, space, emotion and masculinity are also investigated.

Transformers 5: The Last Knight (DVD): Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, John Turturro Transformers 5: The Last Knight (DVD)
Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, John Turturro; Directed by …
R150 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R40 (27%) In stock

Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager; Bumblebee; an English Lord; and an Oxford Professor. There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference.

In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (DVD): Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth... Spider-Man: Homecoming (DVD)
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, … 1
R165 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R25 (15%) In stock

A young Peter Parker begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero after his exploits in Captain America: Civil War.

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Hasta La Gupta Baby (Paperback): Zapiro Hasta La Gupta Baby (Paperback)
Zapiro 5
R175 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R25 (14%) In stock
Lore Of Nutrition - Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs (Paperback): Tim Noakes, Marika Sboros Lore Of Nutrition - Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs (Paperback)
Tim Noakes, Marika Sboros 1
R290 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R71 (24%) In stock

What would you do if you discovered that the food you have been told is good for you is actually the cause of your ill health …?

In December 2010, Professor Tim Noakes was introduced to a way of eating that was contrary to everything he had been taught and was accepted as conventional nutrition ‘wisdom’. Having observed the benefits of the low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) lifestyle first-hand, and after thorough and intensive research, Noakes enthusiastically revealed his findings to the South African public in 2012. The backlash from his colleagues in the medical establishment was as swift as it was brutal, and culminated in a misconduct inquiry launched by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The subsequent hearing lasted well over a year, but Noakes ultimately triumphed, being found not guilty of unprofessional conduct in April 2017.

In Lore of Nutrition, he explains the science behind the LCHF/Banting diet, and why he champions this lifestyle despite the constant persecution and efforts to silence him. He also discusses at length what he has come to see as a medical and scientific code of silence that discourages anyone in the profession from speaking out against the current dietary guidelines. Experienced journalist Marika Sboros provides the full backstory to the HPCSA hearing, which reads like something out of a spy novel.

Written in an accessible style, Lore of Nutrition is informative, highly controversial and an eye-opener for anyone who cares about their health.

The House (DVD): Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Jeremy Renner The House (DVD)
Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Jeremy Renner 1
R159 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R49 (31%) In stock

After Scott and Kate Johansen lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university.

With the help of their neighbor Frank, they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.

Paris Can Wait (DVD): Eleanor Coppola Paris Can Wait (DVD)
Eleanor Coppola
R150 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R35 (23%) In stock

Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband.

What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne's senses and giving her a new lust for life.

Goldfish - Late Night People (CD): Goldfish Goldfish - Late Night People (CD)
Goldfish
R89 Discovery Miles 890 In stock
Rough Night (DVD): Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoe Kravitz Rough Night (DVD)
Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoe Kravitz
R165 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R20 (12%) In stock

Five best friends from college reunite 10 years later for a wild weekend getaway in Miami. Their outrageous antics and hard partying result in hilarious unexpected consequences which land them in a seemingly impossible situation to escape.

Enemy Of The People - How Jacob Zuma Stole South Africa And How The People Fought Back (Paperback): Adriaan Basson, Pieter du... Enemy Of The People - How Jacob Zuma Stole South Africa And How The People Fought Back (Paperback)
Adriaan Basson, Pieter du Toit 11
R260 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R81 (31%) In stock

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 by more than 6% per annum, a party enjoying the support of two-thirds of the electorate, and a unified tripartite alliance. Today, South Africa is caught in the grip of a patronage network, the economy is floundering and the ANC is staring down the barrel of a defeat at the 2019 general elections. How did we get here?

Zuma first brought to heel his party, Africa’s oldest and most revered liberation movement, subduing and isolating dissidents associated with his predecessor Thabo Mbeki. Then saw the emergence of the tenderpreneur and those attempting to capture the state, as well as a network of family, friends and business associates that has become so deeply embedded that it has, in effect, replaced many parts of government. Zuma opened up the state to industrial-scale levels of corruption, causing irreparable damage to state enterprises, institutions of democracy, and the ANC itself.

But it hasn’t all gone Zuma’s way. Former allies have peeled away. A new era of activism has arisen and outspoken civil servants have stepped forward to join a cross-section of civil society and a robust media. As a divided ANC square off for the elective conference in December, where there is everything to gain or to lose, award-winning journalists Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit offer a brilliant and up-to-date account of the Zuma era.

The Whole Truth (DVD): Keanu Reeves, Renee Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jim Belushi, Gabriel Basso The Whole Truth (DVD)
Keanu Reeves, Renee Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jim Belushi, Gabriel Basso
R165 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R20 (12%) In stock

Defense attorney Richard Ramsay takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter, that he will keep her son Mike out of prison.

Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter really was comes to light.

While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle tries to dig deeper - and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover.

Captain Underpants - The First Epic Movie (DVD): David Soren, Rob Letterman Captain Underpants - The First Epic Movie (DVD)
David Soren, Rob Letterman
R150 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R40 (27%) In stock

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

The Midnight Line (Paperback): Lee Child The Midnight Line (Paperback)
Lee Child 3
R290 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R81 (28%) In stock

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it.

Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman. If she's OK, he'll walk away. If she's not ...he'll stop at nothing.

He's still shaken by the recent horrors of Make Me, and now The Midnight Line sees him set on a raw and elemental quest for simple justice. Best advice: don't get in his way.

Pretty Yende - Dreams (CD): Pretty Yende Pretty Yende - Dreams (CD)
Pretty Yende 1
R130 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R15 (12%) In stock

Pretty Yende continues her meteoric rise through the world of opera. Her debut album A Journey received the Solo Recital Recording award at the 2017 International Opera Awards and critics were unanimous in showering praise on the beauty of Yende’s voice and the intelligence of her singing.

The celebrated ‘mad scene’ from Lucia, a role which she will also perform in New York next season, was the starting point of her new recording ‘Dreams’. As well as Lucia’s ‘mad scene’, Yende also includes ‘O luce di quest’anima’ from Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix, and ‘Je veux vivre’ from Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. Both of these arias portray young women dreaming of a future life of love and happiness, and it was with the latter that that she made history by becoming the first artist ever to win first prize in every category at the Belvedere Competition in 2009.

With Dreams Pretty Yende also refers to her very own fairytale that continues to this day. Her fairytale like ascent, reflected in her debut album A Journey, has been all the more remarkable for beginning only at the age of 16 in the small remote town of Piet Retief – about 200 miles from Johannesburg.

Pretty Yende is accompanied by conductor Giacomo Sagripanti (who won the ‘Young Conductor of the Year Award’ at the 2016 International Opera Awards in London) and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.

Pretty Yende studied at the South African College of Music in Cape Town. Her teacher was Professor Virginia Davids, the first black woman to appear on opera stages during the apartheid years in South Africa. She then joined the prestigious young artists’ programme at La Scala in Milan from which she graduated in 2011.

Kelly Clarkson - Meaning Of Life (CD): Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson - Meaning Of Life (CD)
Kelly Clarkson
R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 In stock
Despicable Me 3 (Blu-ray disc): Pierre Coffin Despicable Me 3 (Blu-ray disc)
Pierre Coffin
R199 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R30 (15%) In stock

Illumination Entertainment continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters — Margo, Edith and Agnes — and the Minions.

Joining the adventure is Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the '80s, and proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to date.

The Promise (DVD): Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Rade Sherbedgia The Promise (DVD)
Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Rade Sherbedgia; Directed by … 1
R165 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R16 (10%) In stock

From the award-winning director of Hotel Rwanda comes a powerful and sweeping epic set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire.

Sparks fly when a humble Armenian medical student falls in love with an artist already committed to a renowned and worldly journalist. But as tensions rise with the outbreak of World War I, the trio must set passions aside to survive as the world around them crumbles and one of history's darkest yet rarely told chapters unfolds before their eyes.

Norman (DVD): Richard Gere, Hank Azaria, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte Gainsbourg Norman (DVD)
Richard Gere, Hank Azaria, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte Gainsbourg
R234 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R94 (40%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Norman Oppenheimer lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, and strives to be everyone’s friend. His incessant networking leads him nowhere until he ends up befriending a young but charismatic politician, Micha Eshel, at a low point in his life.

Three years later, the politician becomes the Prime Minister of Israel and Norman uses Eshel’s name to leverage his biggest deal ever: a series of quid pro quo transactions linking the Prime Minister to Norman’s nephew, a rabbi, a mogul, his assistant and a treasury official from the Ivory Coast. But Norman’s plans soon go awry, creating the potential for an international catastrophe he must struggle to prevent.

Norman is a comedic and compassionate drama of a man whose downfall is rooted in a human frailty all too easy to forgive – a need to matter.

War For The Planet Of The Apes (Blu-ray disc): Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, Steve Zahn, Toby Kebbell War For The Planet Of The Apes (Blu-ray disc)
Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, Steve Zahn, Toby Kebbell; Directed by Matt Reeves 1
R199 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R30 (15%) In stock

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Despicable Me Trilogy - Despicable Me 1-3 (DVD): Despicable Me Trilogy - Despicable Me 1-3 (DVD)
R250 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R51 (20%) In stock
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