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50 People Who Stuffed Up South Africa (Paperback) Loot Price: R159
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50 People Who Stuffed Up South Africa (Paperback)

Alexander Parker; Illustrated by Zapiro

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Part history, part social commentary, 50 People Who Stuffed Up South Africa is an engrossing and edifying read that delves into South African politics, war, sport and culture, and answers the question, "who are the greatest villains, the direst leaders, the foulest corrupters and the most offensive personalities to have spread their regrettable influence through our fine and glorious land?"

From Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 to Sepp Blatter in 2010 – via Basson, Botha, Shaka and Shaik – it is filled with the nastiest names to have besmirched our past. These are men of infamy (and three women) who have steered the good ship South Africa firmly in the wrong direction by virtue of their ruinous megalomania (Mbeki, Rhodes), foul convictions (Verwoerd, Terre’Blanche) or general idiocy (Malema, Erwin).

But the obvious political gangsters and historical heavy-hitters are just the half of it: there’s also the colonial warmonger (Lord Milner), the national embarrassment (Rudolph Straeuli), the societal delinquent (The minibus taxi driver), the unexpected sports villain (Richie Benaud!), the Euro-chancer (Mark Thatcher), the traitor (Kevin Pietersen) and the twat (Kevin Pietersen).

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Imprint: Two Dogs Publishing
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2011
Authors: Alexander Parker
Illustrators: Zapiro
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-1-920137-33-5
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Humour > Parodies & spoofs
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Local history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Local history
LSN: 1-920137-33-5
Barcode: 9781920137335

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