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In 2016 South African film audiences were mesmerised by the film Noem My Skollie, which was written by - and based on the life of - John W. Fredericks. In this book Fredericks tells the full story on which the film was based.
Growing up in a dusty township on the Cape Flats, Fredericks formed a gang with his friends, and at the age of seventeen he was arrested for robbery and sentenced to two years in Pollsmoor prison. There the number gangs vied to initiate him into their ranks, but he resisted their advances, offering instead to help them push their time by telling stories. And so he became the prison ‘cinema’, drawing on his storytelling abilities and cementing his ambition to become a writer.
Life after prison became a nightmare when he was arrested for a murder he hadn’t committed, his childhood friends were sentenced to die on the gallows, and a gang boss tried to kill him. Slowly he turned his life around, getting a job and building a family, but society kept judging him as a gangster. Struggling to deal with his past, he turned to storytelling again, and painstakingly learnt the art of scriptwriting. The result was Noem My Skollie, which was watched by almost 90 000 people and won numerous awards.
Written in a powerful and authentic voice, Skollie is a gripping memoir of life on the Cape Flats, of prison and gangs, and of one man’s struggle to survive all this by telling stories.
Although South Africa’s informal sector is small compared to other developing countries, it nevertheless provides livelihoods, employment and income for millions of workers and business owners. Almost half of informal-sector workers work in firms with employees. The annual entry of new enterprises is quite high, as is the number of informal enterprises that grow their employment. There is no shortage of entrepreneurship and desire to grow.
However, obstacles and constraints cause hardship and failure, pointing to the need for well-designed policies to enable and support the sector, rather than suppress it. The same goes for formalisation. Recognising the informal sector as an integral part of the economy, rather than ignoring it, is a crucial first step towards instituting a ‘smart’ policy approach.
The South African Informal Sector is strongly evidence- and data-driven, with substantial quantitative contributions combined with qualitative findings – suitable for an era of increased pressure for evidence-based policy-making – and utilises several disciplinary perspectives.
Experience all nine exhilarating seasons of the critically acclaimed, groundbreaking one-hour drama 24!
Emmy winner Kiefer Sutherland stars as Counter Terrorism Unit head Jack Bauer, who sidesteps authority and tries to stop terrorist attacks – his way. Featuring tension-filled storylines that unfold in real time, and a knockout supporting cast including Mary Lynn Rajskub, William Devane, Kim Raver, Dennis Haysbert, Carlos Bernard and Cherry Jones, 24 is one of the most electrifying series ever made!
This extraordinary collection offers all original 8 seasons, as well as the feature-length TV movie 24: Redemption plus the 12-episode event series 24: Live Another Day.
Collection of three festive musicals.
In 'White Christmas' (1954), two army buddies (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) team up after the war and become a successful song-and-dance act. While on a skiing holiday the pair stage a benefit to save an inn run by their old commander, who is beset by financial difficulties resulting from a lack of snow.
In 'The Little Prince' (1974), when a pilot (Richard Kiley) is forced to land in the Sahara desert, he discovers a little prince from a distant planet. The boy tells him about his interplanetary journey, and all the important people he met along the way. But it's only on Earth that the Little Prince learns the true miracles of life from his new friend the pilot and the curious characters they encounter together.
Finally, in 'Scrooge' (1970), miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (Albert Finney) is so mean-spirited that he resents giving his clerk Bob Cratchit (David Collings) the day off for Christmas. At night, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his late partner Jacob Marley (Alec Guinness), who warns him that three spirits will visit him in an attempt to save his soul.
How does the South African economy work? Why do macroeconomic variables change? So what if they do? What happens next? How do economic processes and policy institutions really work? Which data must I use? What can policy do? And then the big questions: How can we reduce unemployment and maintain low inflation? What then about poverty, inequality, inclusive growth and development in South Africa?
The answers are found in How to think and reason in Macroeconomics – A South African text, a popular university textbook with very positive feedback from students, lecturers and practitioners. This fifth edition is completely up-to-date and comprehensive. It combines well-informed intuitive understanding with solid economic theory plus a concrete understanding of South African economic issues, processes, institutions and data. In this way it prepares you to analyse macroeconomic events and policies in a globalised and development context – and understand different perspectives in policy and political-economic debates.
Chris Brinker directs this thriller based on real events starring Willem Dafoe, Amy Smart and Matt Dillon. Determined to bring down a powerful southern gang, detective Bud Carter (Dafoe) concentrates all his powers of persuasion on Jesse Weiland (Dillon), a member of the syndicate in custody for his misdeeds. Facing a lifetime in prison, Weiland agrees to become an informant for Carter, whose ultimate goal is to take down crime boss Lutin Adams (Tom Berenger). However, when the resourceful Adams learns of the plan, events escalate rapidly and the situation threatens to turn extremely nasty...
'Truly a slice of magic and a work of imaginative genius.' Starburst A mind-bending mystery spanning continents and centuries for all fans of Neal Stephenson and David Mitchell. 'A witty and weird tale with shades of both Philip K Dick, and Kieron Gillen/Jamie McKelvie's comic The Wicked + The Divine.' SFX 'An experience that is both absorbing and emotional' SciFi Now My obsession begins in the magical year 1967, at Luce and the Photons' legendary last secret gig. That night changes my life: I must know who Luce is. But the deeper I dig, the more questions I turn up. Is Luce a rock star or a pretender? An artist or an acid trip? My redemption . . . or my delusion? Drawn into the machinations of mysterious powers, I become the dark shadow who follows the light of Luce. But who follows me? Are they agents of evil or figments of my imagination? And do they follow me still? The quest for Luce will lead me to the farthest corners of the earth and into the deadliest danger. I will lose everything and everyone I love . . . except for Luce. Who is pawn and who is player? Murderer or victim? Betrayer or saviour? I am the only one who knows the truth. This is the truth. This is The Book of Luce.
James Bond (Sean Connery) is sent to Japan to keep the peace between the superpowers when a SPECTRE rocket intercepts an American space capsule carrying a nuclear warhead. In between visits to the geisha house and flights in his Little Nellie, 007 manages to track down SPECTRE's secret base and its evil mastermind Blofeld (Donald Pleasence). Will he be able to stop Blofeld's evil plans or is this really the end of Bond and the world as we know it? After this fifth entry in the series, Connery took a break from the title role, only to return in 'Diamonds Are Forever' (1971).
Lewis Gilbert directs this fifth instalment of the James Bond franchise. Bond (Sean Connery) is sent to Japan to keep the peace between the superpowers when a SPECTRE rocket intercepts an American space capsule carrying a nuclear warhead. In between visits to the geisha house and flights in his Little Nellie, 007 manages to track down SPECTRE's secret base and its evil mastermind Blofeld (Donald Pleasence). Will he be able to stop Blofeld's evil plans or is this really the end of Bond and the world as we know it?
Wartime musical starring Vera Lynn as an amateur singer who is mistaken for the girlfriend of a famous composer. The life of Vera Baker (Lynn) takes a strange turn one day when, while trying to locate the owner of a lost wallet she has found, she finds herself mistaken for the girlfriend of celebrated composer Michael Thorne (Donald Stewart) and whisked off to sing at a charity event. Matters are complicated further by the fact that Michael is the subject of a kidnapping plot aimed at gaining ownership of his valuable Rembrandt painting. Can Vera see through the confusion that envelops her and find a way to foil the plot and save the painting?
Chicago subway worker Lucy (Sandra Bullock) is infatuated by businessman Peter (Peterg Gallagher), a commuter who regularly uses her station and who she only ever sees from a distance. One day, Peter is almost hit by a train, but Lucy manages to save him at the last moment; then, as she sits by his side while he lies unconscious in a hospital bed, his family arrive and mistake her for his new girlfriend. Happy to be welcomed into the home of her dream partner, Lucy tries to gather the strength to set the record straight, but the situation only becomes more complicated when she starts falling in love with Peter's brother Jack (Bill Pullman).
All six episodes of the BBC drama starring Hugh Bonneville and Stephen Dillane. Set across ten years from 1937 to 1947, the series follows the trials and tribulations of the Cazalet family, headed up by patriarch William Cazalet (Frederick Treves) with his children Edward (Stephen Dillane), Hugh (Bonneville), Rupert (Paul Rhys) and Rachel (Catherine Russell) by his side.
The master storyteller is back with a classic race-against-time thriller with a modern edge.
Most weapons do what you tell them. Most weapons you can control.
But what if the most dangerous weapon in the world isn’t a smart missile or a stealth submarine or even an AI computer programme? What if it’s a 17-year-old boy with a blisteringly brilliant mind, who can run rings around the most sophisticated security services across the globe, who can manipulate that weaponry and turn it against the superpowers themselves? How valuable would he be? And what wouldn’t you do to get hold of him?
The Fox is a race-against-time thriller across continents to find and capture, or protect and save, an asset with the means to change the balance of world power. Whatever happens he must not fall into the wrong hands. Because what follows after that is unthinkable...
The patent has emerged as a dominant force in 21st century economic policy. This book examines the impact of the BRICS and other emerging economies on the global patent framework and charts the phenomenal rise in the number of patents in some of these countries. Guided by three of the world's leading thinkers on patent law and development, a group of experts from around the world, including the BRICS and key developed country patent powers, examine critical issues raised by patent globalization. Is increasing use of the patent system in China, India, Brazil and other emerging markets part of a deeper change in world technological leadership? Do the established patent powers of Europe, Japan and the USA continue to lead regulatory development of patent systems or are new models being formed in emerging markets? What are the effects of patent globalization on regions like the Middle East, Africa and lower income areas of Asia? Through the answers to these questions, the reader is furnished with a rounded understanding of 21st century patent globalization and emerging market dynamics. This book will appeal to patent law specialists, as well as scholars interested in the intersection between patents, innovation and economic development. In particular, the in-depth analysis would also be useful for policy analysts within government or research institutes working on patent policy issues.
A collection of seven films starring Elvis Presley. Elvis made his acting debut in 'Love Me Tender' (1956), starring as a young Texan farmer who, upon hearing of his older brother (Richard Egan)'s death in the Civil War, marries his sweetheart (Debra Paget). When the older brother returns from the war alive and well, a bitter feud between the siblings begins. In 'Flaming Star' (1960), Presley plays the son of a white rancher (John McIntire) and a Kiowa Indian (Dolores del Rio) who finds himself caught between the settlers and the Kiowas when his mother's people go on the warpath. Attempting to act as peacemaker, he only becomes embroiled in the violence. In 'Wild in the Country' (1961), country delinquent Glenn Tyler (Presley) is paroled into his uncle's care on the condition that he pays weekly visits to widowed psychiatrist Irene Sperry (Hope Lange). She discovers that Glenn is a talented writer and encourages him to attend college. Meanwhile, Glenn is simultaneously dating the pushy Noreen (Tuesday Weld) and the more reserved Betty Lee Parsons (Millie Perkins). In 'Follow That Dream' (1961), Toby Kwimper (Presley) and his wandering family set up home in Florida but find themselves menaced by local hoods. Toby also has to escape the advances of a tenacious social worker, who has more on her mind than just his health and welfare. In 'Kid Galahad' (1962), a remake of the 1937 feature film, Walter Gulick (Presley) is a garage mechanic who is inadvertently drawn into the world of professional boxing. He has to free himself from the clutches of a gambler (Gig Young) who is attempting to manipulate him. In 'Frankie and Johnny' (1966), Frankie (Donna Douglas) is a riverboat entertainer who despairs of her gambling singing partner Johnny (Presley) but is too much in love with him to end their relationship. Finally, in 'Clambake' (1967), Scott Heywood (Presley), an heir to millions, switches places with a ski instructor to learn about everyday life and competes with a wealthy playboy (Bill Bixby) to attract a beautiful co-ed (Shelley Fabares).
It was 1882 when Antoinette Giry, Maitresse du Corps de Ballet at the Paris Opera House, took her small daughter to the funfair at Neuilly. And there, in a cage, she saw a filthy manacled creature whose tormented eyes shone from a grotesquely deformed face. It was Antoinette Giry who saved him, freed him, cured his wounds and finally let him find a dwelling place in the labyrinthine depths of the Opera House. The creature - Erik - whose hideous face hid a brilliant brain of near-genius, was to become the Phantom of the Opera - magician, artists, musician, and lover. When he tried to lure the object of his adoration to his underground domain - it was to end in tragedy. It was Madame Giry who saved him once more, set him on a ship to the New World - and there Erik Muhlheim began a new and secret life, a life that began in misery and poverty but in which his incredible skills finally carved out an unexpected kingdom of power. And there it was he learned again of Christine, whose life had changed dramatically since that night in the Paris Opera House. Inevitably, their paths must cross again in the old sequence of tragedy and triumph. The Phantom, one of the most mysterious and romantic figures ever created, soars again in a world of his own making. Frederick Forsyth's magnificent and evocative story adds a new dimension to the legend of the Phantom.
'The book is full of strategies and tips. Principals, those wanting to be principals, and those mentoring principals will find this book very useful' -Nancy M. Moga, Principal Callaghan Elementary School, Covington, VA 'First-year principals need a mentor, and if one is not readily available, then this book helps fulfill the need. I found myself answering the questions, filling in the blanks, or considering how a scenario played out' -Ann Porter, Principal Lewis and Clark Elementary School, Grand Forks, SD A focused, organized approach to help first-year school leaders succeed and grow on the job! Based on more than 40 years of experience as an educator, principal, and principal mentor, Frederick Lindley defines the role of a successful school principal as an effective leader with strong management skills. Written in a conversational style, this portable guide helps entry-level principals and their mentors navigate through the first days and months of a principalship. Designed around the nine-month school year, this book incorporates the revised 2008 ISLLC standards and emphasizes organization, communication, nurturing the mentoring relationship, and using a balanced approach to leading and managing. Readers will also find information on short-term and long-term administrative responsibilities and help in planning for the second year as principal. This second edition includes: - Ten core characteristics of successful strategies for improving student achievement - New "A-to-Z tips" on topics such as delegating, equity and fairness, grace under pressure, time management, and NCLB - Recommended reading resources for extended learning in each chapter - A chapter focused on support for the principal-mentor The second edition of The Portable Mentor is an ideal professional growth resource that is always conveniently at hand to help school leaders successfully meet the challenges of their jobs.
Mathematics Applications and Interpretation for the IB Diploma Standard Level provides comprehensive coverage of the new curriculum, developed for first examinations in 2021. Written by a highly experienced IB author team, this book includes the following features: integrated GeoGebra applets created specifically for the course, worked examples to help you tackle questions and apply concepts and skills, practice questions to help you prepare for the exam, a rich and wide-ranging Theory of Knowledge chapter, and guidance on the Internal Assessment.
The bible of card tricks - now with video clip downloads so you can see the tricks that other books only tell you about. The Royal Road to Card Magic is the `go to book' for card magic. Confound your friends, amaze your acquaintances, amuse and dazzle crowds at parties and gatherings using just a simple pack of cards. With the help of this book you can develop a versatile repertoire of first-rate card tricks. This new videobook edition of the greatest card magic book, offers the budding magician a brilliant introduction to sleight of hand magic. It includes more than 100 video clips to demonstrate the principles and practice of card magic. You will learn how to shuffle and present some astounding tricks. The Royal Road to Card Magic videobook: Includes QR codes for 110 video downloads that fully demonstrate the techniques that underpin the tricks; Presents simple sleights of hand and shuffles that you can amaze your audience with; Ideal for the amateur or a great refresher for the professional, this classic card magic reference book is written in an open style that teaches and entertains; Packed with key detail on each card trick, taking you through each trick step by step in text and video clips revealling the hand techniques to help you master your art; Foreword by Jack Delvin, President of the Magic Circle, the world's premier magical society. From classic principles and practice, to the art of presentation and a collection of astonishing tricks, everything you need is here. Learn how to do The Overhand Shuffle, The Riffle Shuffle, The Glide, The Glimpse, The Key Card, The Palm, The Backslip, False Shuffles and Cuts, The Double Lift and Turnover, The Hindu Shuffle, Top and Bottom Changes. Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue have inspired a generation of magicians with this classic card magic book. This new edition that includes the original text with new videoclips will inspire you to succeed in baffling any audience.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Frederick Buechner's quartet of outrageously witty, inspirational Bebb novels in one volume.
The basis for the 2018 film, Peter Rabbit has been hailed as one of the bestselling stories of all time and has been adapted into countless mediums, including books, films, board games, coloring books, and more. The original story features a young rebellious rabbit who, despite his mother’s wishes, enters the dangerous garden of Mr. McGregor to feast on its endless bounty. From there on out, he gets himself into all kinds of trouble.
Originally published as separate stories throughout the early twentieth century, this updated 2018 edition features vibrant, all-new illustrations by renowned contemporary artist Cindy Thornton that are sure to captivate the sensibilities of the modern audience.
Follow the exciting adventures of Peter Rabbit, one of literature’s favorite furry friends.
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