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Vuvuzela Dawn - 25 Sports Stories That Shaped A New Nation (Paperback): Luke Alfred, Ian Hawkey Vuvuzela Dawn - 25 Sports Stories That Shaped A New Nation (Paperback)
Luke Alfred, Ian Hawkey
R295 R95 Discovery Miles 950 Save R200 (68%) In stock

IN 2019, SOUTH AFRICA CELEBRATES 25 years of democracy and the freedom that turned the country from a political pariah to one warmly embraced by the world. Nowhere was the welcome more visible, or more emotional, than in sport. Vuvuzela Dawn tells the stories of that return.

From Bafana Bafana’s Africa Cup of Nations win to the fabled ‘438’Proteas game, we go behind the scenes of the great moments and record-breaking triumphs from 1994 to the present. From Caster Semenya and Wayde van Niekerk to Benni McCarthy and Kevin Anderson, from twin World Cup rugby victories to the traumas of Kamp Staaldraad and Hansie Cronjé, Vuvuzela Dawn reveals the sporting dramas and passions that defined a quarter century.

Early One Sunday Morning - I Decided To Step Out And Find South Africa (Paperback): Luke Alfred Early One Sunday Morning - I Decided To Step Out And Find South Africa (Paperback)
Luke Alfred 1
R290 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R41 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

South Africa is a country rich in pathways, tracks and roads – both tar and gravel. It is also a country of wonderful stories, blessed with a varied, colourful and contested history.

For more than a year veteran journalist Luke Alfred walked South Africa’s roads through cities, countryside and everything in between.

Early One Sunday Morning I Decided to Step Out and Find South Africa tells the stories of some of the country’s most interesting and sometimes forgotten places.

Lifting the Covers (Paperback): Luke Alfred Lifting the Covers (Paperback)
Luke Alfred
R170 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R24 (14%) Out of stock

Lifting the Covers is the inside story of South African cricket's journey to reinvent itself after years in the international wilderness. Using key figures, Hansie Cronje, Makhaya Ntini, Ray White and Ali Bacher, the book tells the story of South Africa's national summer game from an insider's perspective. It looks at the debates, the administrative crises and the Cronje affair as key episodes in the unfolding history of game that has struggled in post-apartheid South Africa to keep its traditional constituency on the one hand while embracing a new constituency on the other. The onfield activities during this era are also discussed, with particular attention being paid to South Africa's 1999 World Cup campaign, the tour by England in the summer of 1999/2000 and South Africa's subsequent tour of India, the tour which led to Cronje's fall from grace. The author argues that while the UCBSA (United Cricket Board of South Africa) have had no alternative but to transform the game over which they preside, their noble initiative has sometimes met with disastrous results-the Hansie Cronje affair being the most notable example. Finally, the debate to transform cricket is in many ways also the story of contemporary South Africa, a country that is struggling to transform itself into an enlightened, workable democracy. The lessons learnt by cricket are lessons pertinent to the country as a whole.

Touchlines and Deadlines - A Compendium of South African Sports Writings (Hardcover): Tom Eaton, Luke Alfred Touchlines and Deadlines - A Compendium of South African Sports Writings (Hardcover)
Tom Eaton, Luke Alfred
R464 R100 Discovery Miles 1 000 Save R364 (78%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The triumphs, the heartbreaks, the glory, the controversies, the heroes and the villains - South Africa's sporting history is one of drama and greatness. Often it has been a drama acted out on a huge international stage, sometimes only a handful of aficionados watch from under umbrellas next to muddy fields. But wherever South African have played, there has always been one spectator for whom it was more important than a game - the sport writer. This is a collection of South African sports writing.

When the Lions Came to Town - The 1974 Rugby Tour to South Africa (Paperback): Luke Alfred When the Lions Came to Town - The 1974 Rugby Tour to South Africa (Paperback)
Luke Alfred
R220 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R47 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
The Art Of Losing - Why the Proteas Choke at the Cricket World Cup (Paperback): Luke Alfred The Art Of Losing - Why the Proteas Choke at the Cricket World Cup (Paperback)
Luke Alfred
R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 In stock

How is it possible that the Proteas have never won a single knockout match at a World Cup? Are our cricketers unable to think on their feet? Is it fair to call them ‘chokers’? What can be done to win at last?

Since South Africa’s readmission to world cricket in 1991, the Proteas have played in six World Cups (and four World T20 tournaments) and have been knocked out in all of them. The reasons range from the weather and misreading the Duckworth–Lewis table to being outwitted on the field itself. In the most recent tournaments, though, they have shown a scandalous lack of nerve in the pressure-cooker of international knockout cricket.

Drawing from interviews with the major protagonists and behind-the-scenes officials, The Art of Losing recreates the drama of these matches. With fresh anecdotes, stories and insights, it also attempts to explain why World Cup failure has become a habit. Does the problem lie with coaching, with communication issues, or with a lack of independent thinking among the players? Is it the product of a pampered professional environment, or of the South African schooling system?

The Art of Losing will ruffle feathers but will also attempt to explain the ‘choker’ tag that has become so widespread. Is it fair? The Proteas, after all, win a high proportion of their one-day matches and have some of the best cricketers in the world. Why, then, do they invariably fail to clear that final hurdle?

Lord Milner (1901) (Hardcover): W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner Lord Milner (1901) (Hardcover)
W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner
R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger PublishingA AcentsAcentsa A-Acentsa Acentss Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of intere

Lord Milner (1901) (Paperback): W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner Lord Milner (1901) (Paperback)
W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner
R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone

Lord Milner (1901) (Hardcover): W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner Lord Milner (1901) (Hardcover)
W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner
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Lord Milner (1901) (Paperback): W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner Lord Milner (1901) (Paperback)
W. B. Luke, Alfred Milner
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