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When the Soweto uprisings of June 1976 took place, Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu, the author of this book, was a 14-year-old pupil at Phefeni Junior Secondary School. With his classmates, he was among the active participants in the protest action against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction.
Contrary to the generally accepted views, both that the uprisings were ‘spontaneous’ and that there were bigger political players and student organisations behind the uprisings, Sifiso’s book shows that this was not the case. Using newspaper articles, interviews with former fellow pupils and through his own personal account, Sifiso provides us with a ‘counter-memory’ of the momentous events of that time.
This is an updated version of the book first published by Ravan Press in 1998. New material has been added, including an introduction to the new edition, as well as two new chapters analysing the historiography of the uprisings as well as reflecting on memory and commemoration as social, cultural and historical projects.
Daar is nie ’n grondpad te sinkplaat, plaasdraad te hoog of aanwysings te gebrekkig om Jackie Grobler te keer nie. As hy eers ’n monument in sy visier het, sal hy dit vind.
In hierdie boek reis hy oor berge en dale van Lichtenburg in Noordwes tot die heuwels van Tabankulu in die Oos-Kaap. Grobler reis onder meer op die spoor van Voortrekker Carel Trichardt deur Mpumalanga en in KwaZulu-Natal gaan hy na die slagvelde van die Anglo-Zoeloeoorlog. In Gauteng vind hy monumente ter ere van twee van Suid-Afrika se grootste leiers: Nelson Mandela en Jan Smuts. In die Vrystaat soek hy na oorblyfsels van twee konsentrasiekampe en in Limpopo kom hy af op monumente aan ’n Anglo-Boereoorlogkanon (die Long Tom). Sy reise na die Oos-Kaap neem hom na gedenkplekke vir Steve Biko en in die Wes-Kaap gaan hy op die spoor van die Portugese ontdekkingsreisigers.
Elke provinsie sal ’n kaart hê wat die monumente aandui.
Jacana Media is proud to make this important book available again, now with a completely new introduction. First published by Oceanbooks, New York and Melbourne and University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg in 2001, the book was short-listed for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award in 2002.
In the public imagination the struggle that saw the end of apartheid and the inauguration of a democratic South Africa is seen as one waged by black people who were often imprisoned or killed for their efforts. Raymond Suttner, an academic, is one of a small group of white South Africans who was imprisoned for his efforts to overthrow the apartheid regime. He was first arrested in 1975 and tortured with electric shocks because he refused to supply information to the police. He then served 8 years because of his underground activities for the African National Congress and South African Communist Party.
After his release in 1983, he returned to the struggle and was forced to go underground to evade arrest, but was re-detained in 1986 under repeatedly renewed states of emergency, for 27 months, 18 of these in solitary confinement, because whites were kept separately and all other whites apart from Suttner were released. In the last months of this detention Suttner was allowed to have a pet lovebird, which he tamed and used to keep inside his tracksuit. When he was eventually released from detention in September 1988 the bird was on his shoulder. Suttner was held under stringent house arrest conditions, imposed to impede further political activities. He, however, defied his house arrest restrictions and attended an Organisation for African Unity meeting in Harare in August 1989 and he remained out of the country for five months. Shortly after his return, when he anticipated being re-arrested, the state of emergency was lifted and the ANC and other banned organisations were unbanned. Suttner became a leading figure in the ANC and SACP.
The book describes Suttner’s experience of prison in a low-key, unromantic voice, providing the texture of prison life, but unlike most ‘struggle memoirs’ it is also intensely personal. Suttner is not averse to admitting his fears and anxieties.
The new edition contains an introduction where Suttner describes his break with the ANC and SACP. But, he argues, the reason for his rupturing this connection that had been so important to his life were the same – ethical reasons – that had led him to join. He remains convinced that what he did was right and continues to act in accordance with those convictions.
Since ISIS occupied Raqqa in eastern Syria, it has become one of the most isolated and fear-ridden cities on earth. The sale of televisions has been banned, wearing trousers the wrong length is a punishable offence, and using a mobile phone is considered an unforgivable crime. No journalists are allowed in and the penalty for speaking to the western media is death by beheading. Despite this, after several months of nervy and often interrupted conversations, the BBC was able to make contact with a small activist group, Al-Sharqiya 24. Finally, courageously, one of their members agreed to write a personal diary about his experiences.
Having seen friends and relatives butchered, his community's life shattered and the local economy ruined by these hate-fuelled extremists, Samer is fighting back in the only way he can: by telling the world what is happening to his beloved city. This is Samer's story.
South African higher education students have for the years 2015 and 2016 stood up to demand not only a free education but a decolonised, African-focused education. The calls for decolonisation of knowledge are the ultimate call for freedom. Without the decolonisation of knowledge, Africans may feel their liberation is inchoate and their efforts to shed Western dominance all come to naught.
Over the years various African leaders including Steve Biko wrote about the need to decolonise knowledge. The call for decolonisation is largely being equated with the search for an African identity that looks critically at Western hegemony. Biko sought the black people to understand their origins; to understand black history and affirm black identity. These are all embedded in the struggle to decolonise and search for African values and identities.
The contributors in this book treat several but connected themes that define what Africa and the diaspora require for a society devoid of colonialism and ready for a renewed Africa. “The discussions we develop and the philosophies we adopt on Pan Africanism and decolonisation are due to a bigger vision and for many of us the destination is African renaissance”. Everyone has a role to play in realising African renaissance; government, churches, universities, schools, cultural organisations all have a role to play in this endeavour.
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.
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Colouring books for adults are still all the rage and everybody is spoilt for choice more than ever. How-to information when it comes to colouring is not as prolifically available. In this book colouring artist Monique Day- Wilde tells all, from choosing your paper, pencils and other colouring materials to theory of colour and colour mixing, basic and advanced techniques to special effects and what to do with your coloured pages. Learn about shading with single or multiple colours, resists, blending and burnishing, creating texture, interesting ways to fill large backgrounds, adding bling, stamping with embossing fluid and using shavings. There is so much more to colouring than just staying between the lines. While there really is no right or wrong way, this book will help you turn it into an experience, resulting in a work of art you will be proud of - just for yourself, or to show around.
The lot of the leader of the official opposition is never a happy one. It takes exceptional personal attributes, or “iron in the soul” as Van Zyl Slabbert defined it, to be an efficient one.
In terms of the Westminster political system, which formed the basis of the South African parliament between 1910 and 1994, the official parliamentary opposition, led by the leader of the biggest opposition party was an important office-holder of parliament. He received a degree of latitude and preference, not allowed to ordinary parliamentarians, from the Speaker of parliament.
This group biography investigates the leaders of the official parliamentary opposition before democracy to evaluate how they contributed to the shaping of South Africa’s history. The focus is on those who never became a prime minister, or executive president. Prime ministers J.B.M. Hertzog, J.C. Smuts and D.F. Malan’s years as opposition leaders have been investigated by historians, while the opposition leaders who failed to win elections are long forgotten, or at most reduced to historical footnotes.
The aim of this book is to bring to life the political “losers” — Sir Leander Starr Jameson (1910-1912), Sir Thomas Smartt (1912-1920), J.G.N. Strauss (1950-1956), Sir De Villiers Graaff (1956-1977), Radclyffe Cadman (1977), Colin Eglin (1977-1979 and 1986-1987)), Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (1979-1986) and Dr. A.P. Treurnicht (1987-1993).
A companion volume to the highly successful Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa, this features the pivotal sieges that characterised the Cape Frontier, Anglo-Zulu, Basotho and Anglo-Boer wars in one volume.
Accounts of 17 sieges over the last two centuries explore in detail the historical context in which they occurred, the day-to-day military actions that sustained the investments and the conditions both soldiers and civilians faced while defending their territory against a hostile force. The siege descriptions are animated by maps and a variety of information boxes and human-interest stories, gleaned from diaries, letters and eye-witness accounts, while longer features focus on the practical aspects of siege warfare, such as artillery, medicine, food, and the psychological effects of besiegement. The book also provides practical information for visitors who wish to explore these historical sites.
A fascinating read that will appeal to anyone interested in the volatile history of the country – armchair historians and travellers alike.
Om ’n vreedsame revolusie om ’n tafel te bewerkstellig is ’n totaal ander uitdaging as om met die vyand agter tralies te onderhandel. Dít het Suid-Afrika se destydse spioenbaas Niël Barnard besef toe ’n grootliks onvoorbereide NP-regering hulle telkens by die Kodesa-onderhandelings teen die ANC vasgeloop het.
As senior onderhandelaar het Barnard in die enjinkamer van die onderhandelinge gesit en dié onstuimige proses, wat telkens byna ontspoor het, eerstehands beleef. Hy was daar die dag toe die altyd-kalm Nelson Mandela sy humeur verloor en teen FW de Klerk uitgevaar het. Hy het gesien hoe die morele hoë grond deur die NP se vingers glip en die ANC die oorhand kry.
In dié boek gee Barnard ’n indringende blik op wat presies agter die skerms gebeur het gedurende dié spanningsvolle oorgangstyd wat Suid-Afrika se toekoms sou bepaal.
To achieve a peaceful revolution around a table can be much more complicated than negotiating with ‘the enemy’ behind prison bars. South Africa’s former spy boss, Niël Barnard, realised this all too well when the largely unprepared NP government came up against the ANC at the Codesa negotiations.
As a senior negotiator, Barnard was in the engine room of the historic negotiations which almost derailed several times. He was there the day when the always-calm Nelson Mandela’s temper flared and he shouted at FW de Klerk. He witnessed the NP losing the high ground while the ANC gained the upper hand.
In this insider account, Barnard provides penetrating insights into what went on behind the scenes in the tension-filled transitional period destined to determine South Africa’s future.
In die herverpakte sagteband uitgawe van Vuurwerke deel die bekende en ikoniese Jan Braai sy kennis van vuurmaak en vleis met al sy aanhangers. As daar een persoon is wat weet van braai dan is dit Jan Braai. Hy het al met duisende Suid-Afrikaners regoor die land gebraai en verstaan wat mense wil weet oor braai. Die boek bevat Jan se duidelike en deeglike instruksies vir die braai van steak, lampstjops, sosaties en beestert-potjie. As jy dit eers bemeester het, kan jy die braairibbetjie, lamsboud of spitbraai takel. Om nie te vergeet van die ou gunstelinge soos braaibroodtjies, stywe pap, mielies en selfs ’n nagereg of twee nie. Met die hardeband uitgawe van Vuurwerke wat meer as 20 000 kopiee verkoop het is die boek definitief ’n gunsteling onder Suid-Afrikaanse braailiefhebbers
Die Britse beleid van "verskroeide aarde" en konsentrasiekampe tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog het bitter herinneringe en trauma veroorsaak wat dekades ná die oorlog steeds by Suid-Afrikaners spook. In dié nuut opgedateerde uitgawe van ’n topverkoper gee vooraanstaande historici ’n vars en sober blik op hierdie hoogs omstrede aspek van die oorlog. Dié vokleurboek verken die perspektiewe wat ná meer as 100 jaar moontlik is, en bring nuwe insigte oor een van die mees omstrede aspekte van die oorlog.
Jy het vandag niksvermoedend by minstens een psigopaat verbygeloop. En by die huis wag ’n narsis op jou in die huis en ’n sluiper by jou venster. Wie is hierdie ongure, gevaarlike mense? Uitgebreide navorsing en gevallestudies – van Daisy de Melker tot Oscar Pistorius – maak hierdie mense werklik en herkenbaar. Sodat jy hulle kan vermy ...
Hierdie boek bevat meer as 200 plakkers in allerhande vorms, groottes en kleure. Wanneer kinders dit op die regte plekke plak, leer hulle speel-speel om fyn waar te neem en verskillende vorms te herken. Geskik vir klein slimkoppe bo 4 jaar.
Hierdie boek bevat meer as 200 plakkers in allerhande vorms, groottes en kleure. Wanneer kinders dit op die regte plekke plak, leer hulle speel-speel om fyn waar te neem en verskillende vorms te herken. Geskik vir klein slimkoppe bo 3 jaar.
Dié boek is vir alle ouerpare wat miskrame beleef het of hul baba weens stilgeboorte verloor het. In Leeg verduidelik drie kenners –’n ginekoloog, 'n pastoor en 'n pastorale terapeut – hoekom so iets gebeur, en hoe om te verstaan en te verwerk. Toegelig deur ware verhale van mense wat self deur soortgelyke ervarings is bied Leeg praktiese inligting, hulpbronlyste – en hoop.
Hierdie outjie sal enigiets doen om te keer dat jy die boek oopmaak!
Dreigemente, beloftes, leuens . . . enigiets!
Hierdie skreeusnaakse boek is onweerstaanbaar - veral omdat kinders sal geniet om alles te doen wat hulle gevra word om NIE te doen nie. Met kleurvolle en vermaaklike illustrasies, sal hierdie wêreldwye topverkoper beslis 'n gesinsgunsteling word.
The policy of scorched earth followed by the British forces during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899–1902, and the concentration camps in which the Boer women and children were placed, led to bitter memories and trauma that haunted Afrikaners and other inhabitants of South Africa alike for many years after the war. The suffering and deaths in the concentration camps were used with great effect by political leaders in the 20th century to further Afrikaner nationalism. In this newly revised edition a group of eminent historians take a fresh look, with the perspective brought about by a hundred years, at this most controversial aspect of the war – soberly and with empathy, in the words of the editor.
This guy will do anything for you not to open this book. Threats, bribes, reverse psychology – you name it. A hilarious new book from radio extraordinaire and all- round funny guy, Andy Lee. Young readers will love doing everything they’re asked not to. With bright and entertaining illustrations this story will become a family favourite.
With a new foreword by Njabulo S. Ndebele and other additional material.
I Write What I Like is a collection of columns from famed activist and Black Consciousness leader, Steve Biko. Originally published in the journal of the South African Student Organisation under the pseudonym of ‘Frank Talk’, this collection includes other journal articles, interviews and letters written by Biko, as well as a preface by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and a moving memoir by Father Aelred Stubbs.
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