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Foreign Native - An African Journey (Paperback): R.W. Johnson Foreign Native - An African Journey (Paperback)
R.W. Johnson 1
R285 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R57 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In Foreign Native, RW Johnson looks back with affection and humour on his life in Africa. From schooldays in Durban – fresh off the aeroplane from Merseyside – to later years as an academic, director of the Helen Suzman Foundation and formidable political commentator, he has produced an entertaining and occasionally eye-popping memoir brimming with history, anecdote and insight.

Johnson charts his evolution from enthusiastic, left-leaning Africanist to political realist, relating the episodes that influenced his intellectual worldview, including time spent among the exiled liberation movements in London during the 1960s, a sojourn in newly independent Guinea and more recent forays into Zimbabwe. There are wonderful stories, some hilarious, others filled with pathos, about the multitude of characters – Harold Strachan, Tom Sharpe, Ronnie Kasrils, Helen Suzman, Frederik van zyl Slabbert, among many others – that he met along the way.

Perceptive, critical and full of verve, Foreign Native is leavened with a deep humanity that makes it a pleasure to read.

Fighting For The Dream (Paperback): R.W. Johnson Fighting For The Dream (Paperback)
R.W. Johnson 3
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) View more sellers Ships in 5 - 10 working days

RW Johnson's bestselling book How Long Will South Africa Survive? was published at the height of the Zuma presidency. Since then, Cyril Ramaphosa has taken over as president and there have been some attempts to clean up government. But the brief period of 'Ramaphoria' is over and the threat to both the economy and the dream of a non-racial democracy is as real as ever.

As national elections loom, Johnson examines the state of the nation with pinpoint accuracy. On the one hand state-owned institutions are near collapse, municipalities are defunct and civil strife is rampant. On the other, Ramaphosa and his team have come up with a plan to curb corruption and create growth and prosperity.

But will it work?

How Long Will South Africa Survive? - The Current Crisis (Paperback, 2017 Updated Edition): R.W. Johnson How Long Will South Africa Survive? - The Current Crisis (Paperback, 2017 Updated Edition)
R.W. Johnson
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In 1977, RW Johnson’s best-selling How Long Will South Africa Survive? provided a controversial and highly original analysis of the survival prospects of apartheid. Now, after more than twenty years of ANC rule, he believes the situation has become so critical that the question must be posed again.

‘The big question about ANC rule’, he writes, ‘is whether African nationalism would be able to cope with the challenges of running a modern industrial economy. Twenty years of ANC rule have shown conclusively that the party is hopelessly ill-equipped for this task. Indeed, everything suggests that South Africa under the ANC is fast slipping backward and that even the survival of South Africa as a unitary state cannot be taken for granted. The fundamental reason why the question of regime change has to be posed is that it is now clear that South Africa can either choose to have an ANC government or it can have a modern industrial economy. It cannot have both.’

Johnson’s analysis is strikingly original and cogently argued. He has for several decades now been the senior international commentator on South African affairs, known for his lucid analysis and complete lack of deference towards the conventional wisdom.

Foreign Native - An African Journey (Paperback): R.W. Johnson Foreign Native - An African Journey (Paperback)
R.W. Johnson
R280 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R47 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

In Foreign Native, political commentator and author RW Johnson looks back with affection and humour on his life in Africa. From schooldays in Durban to later years as an Oxford don, director of the Helen Suzman Foundation and formidable political commentator, Johnson has produced an entertaining and occasionally eye-popping memoir brimming with history, anecdote and insight. Johnson charts his evolution from enthusiastic, left-leaning Africanist to political realist, relating episodes that influenced his intellectual worldview, including time spent among the exiled liberation movements in London during the 1960s, a sojourn in newly independent Guinea and more recent forays into Zimbabwe. There are wonderful stories, some hilarious, others filled with pathos, about the multitude of characters that he met along the way. Perceptive, critical and full of verve, Foreign Native is leavened with a deep humanity that is a pleasure to read.

How Long Will South Africa Survive? - The Looming Crisis (Paperback): R.W. Johnson How Long Will South Africa Survive? - The Looming Crisis (Paperback)
R.W. Johnson
R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In 1977, Johnson's best-selling How Long Will South Africa Survive? offered a controversial and highly original analysis of the survival prospects of apartheid. Now, after more than two decades of the ANC in government, he believes the question must be posed again. 'The big question about ANC rule,' Johnson writes, 'is whether African nationalism would be able to cope with the challenges of running a modern industrial economy. Twenty years of ANC rule have shown conclusively that the party is hopelessly ill-equipped for this task. Indeed, everything suggests that South Africa under the ANC is fast slipping backward and that even the survival of South Africa as a unitary state cannot be taken for granted. The fundamental reason why the question of regime change has to be posed is that it is now clear that South Africa can either choose to have an ANC government or it can have a modern industrial economy. It cannot have both.'

South Africa's Brave New World - The Beloved Country Since the End of Apartheid (Paperback): R.W. Johnson South Africa's Brave New World - The Beloved Country Since the End of Apartheid (Paperback)
R.W. Johnson 1
R405 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R81 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Nelson Mandela's inauguration as president of South Africa in 1994 seemed to usher in an age of peaceful, rational change. But R. W. Johnson's major new book explains how this was not to be. The profound damage of apartheid and the country's new leaders - in exile or prison for much of their adult lives - were a disastrous combination that poisoned everything from big business to education and AIDS policy to relations with Zimbabwe. At the heart of the book lies the figure of Thabo Mbeki, whose presidency led to catastrophic failure on almost every front. In South Africa's Brave New World Johnson reveals how Mbeki and those around him brought South Africa close to 'failed state' status - and explores the implications for its future.

Help Bo and Flo Save the World (Paperback): Buffie Biddle Help Bo and Flo Save the World (Paperback)
Buffie Biddle; R.W. Johnson
R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Little Blue Camel - Edited and Illustrated Version (Paperback): Buffie Biddle The Little Blue Camel - Edited and Illustrated Version (Paperback)
Buffie Biddle; R.W. Johnson
R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Metamorphoses (Paperback): Ovid Metamorphoses (Paperback)
Ovid; Translated by Stanley Lombardo; Introduction by R.W. Johnson
R500 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R73 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This complete verse translation of Ovid's classical work is illustrated with extensive notes and an index and glossary. To help the reader contend with Ovid's frequent leaps both ahead and back in time, the principle episodes are listed at the beginning of each book and the subsections and digressions marked with indentations. Some footnotes also refer to mythological material Ovid has derived from Greek epic or drama or, occasionally, from later sources. Specific authors referred to in these notes are briefly identified in the index and glossary

Orogenesis - The Making of Mountains (Hardcover, New): Michael R. W. Johnson, Simon L. Harley Orogenesis - The Making of Mountains (Hardcover, New)
Michael R. W. Johnson, Simon L. Harley
R1,719 Discovery Miles 17 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Orogenesis, the process of mountain building, occurs when two tectonic plates collide - either forcing material upwards to form mountain belts such as the Alps or Himalayas or causing one plate to be subducted below the other, resulting in volcanic mountain chains such as the Andes. Integrating the approaches of structural geology and metamorphism, this book provides an up-to-date overview of orogenic research and an introduction to the physico-chemical properties of mountain belts. Global examples are explored, the interactioning roles of temperature and deformation in the orogenic process are reviewed, and important new concepts such as channel flow are explained. This book provides a valuable introduction to this fast-moving field for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of structural geology, plate tectonics and geodynamics, and will also provide a vital overview of research for academics and researchers working in related fields including petrology geochemistry and sedimentology.

A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War (Paperback): R.W. Johnson A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War (Paperback)
R.W. Johnson
R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War (Hardcover): R.W. Johnson A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War (Hardcover)
R.W. Johnson
R731 Discovery Miles 7 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War (Paperback): R. W. Johnson Retired Brig -Gen A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War (Paperback)
R. W. Johnson Retired Brig -Gen
R732 R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Save R137 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed worksworldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ A SOLDIER'S REMINISCENCES IN PEACE AND WAR BRIG.-GEN, R. W. JOHNSON, RETIRED,

A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War (Paperback): R.W. Johnson A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War (Paperback)
R.W. Johnson
R712 R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Save R132 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War (Hardcover): R.W. Johnson A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War (Hardcover)
R.W. Johnson
R919 Discovery Miles 9 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Launching Democracy in South Africa - The First Open Election, 1994 (Hardcover, Reissue): R.W. Johnson Launching Democracy in South Africa - The First Open Election, 1994 (Hardcover, Reissue)
R.W. Johnson; Edited by Lawrence Schlemmer
R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

South Africa's first-ever democratic electoral contest was one of the most significant global events of the decade. From the ashes of a repressive, segregated, and racist state emerged-miraculously and relatively free of bloodshed-a multi-racial and potentially compassionate new nation. This book, based on a large-scale and non-partisan public information project, provides an unparalleled wealth of fascinating information about the political dynamics of South Africa and the way the election really worked. It represents the definitive statement on the process of democratization in the country. In the year prior to the April 1994 election, R.W. Johnson and Lawrence Schlemmer assembled a team of leading South African social scientists and political analysts to monitor the campaign, party organization, the media, voter education efforts, and the contest itself, and to conduct eight surveys of opinion about the election and about popular expectations for the future. Using this unprecedented information base, the authors scrutinize the course and context of the election and its results, examining the intricacies of the electoral process and the still-disputed count and revealing both voting irregularities and pervasive fear and intimidation. The book sheds new light on the course of the election, on the construction of a policy consensus, and on the political sociology of the country as a whole. It represents the surest guide to the post-election reality of the new South Africa.

African Perspectives - Papers in the History, Politics and Economics of Africa Presented to Thomas Hodgkin (Paperback):... African Perspectives - Papers in the History, Politics and Economics of Africa Presented to Thomas Hodgkin (Paperback)
Christopher Allen, R.W. Johnson
R1,073 Discovery Miles 10 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Scholars from all over the world contributed to the Festschrift volumes presented as a tribute to Thomas Hodgkin on his sixtieth birthday. This book contains a selection from those contributions, reflecting the wide scope of Hodgkin's own interests, work and influence in the field of African and Tiers Monde studies. All the contributions represent original and previously unpublished work in the fields of African history, Islamic studies and the sociology of religion, and also of contemporary political and economic studies. They are particularly concerned to examine questions of a general and theoretical importance, often by means of detailed case studies. Among the countries thus discussed are Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Guine Bissao, Zambia, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Gambia - and, as part of the African diaspora, Jamaica. Fittingly, these essays share one of the main features which have distinguished Thomas Hodgkin's own work - they take a critically evaluative view of some of the established interpretations and conventional wisdoms surrounding their subjects. This book will provide an introduction in depth to the whole field of African studies as well as being essential material for specialists in many disciplines.

The Long March of the French Left (Paperback, 1981 Ed.): R.W. Johnson The Long March of the French Left (Paperback, 1981 Ed.)
R.W. Johnson
R969 Discovery Miles 9 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Foreign Native - An African Journey (MP3 format, CD): R.W. Johnson Foreign Native - An African Journey (MP3 format, CD)
R.W. Johnson; Read by Peter Noble
R531 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R135 (25%) Out of stock
Orogenesis - The Making of Mountains (Electronic book text): Michael R. W. Johnson, Simon L. Harley Orogenesis - The Making of Mountains (Electronic book text)
Michael R. W. Johnson, Simon L. Harley
R1,985 Discovery Miles 19 850 Out of stock

Orogenesis, the process of mountain building, occurs when two tectonic plates collide - either forcing material upwards to form mountain belts such as the Alps or Himalayas or causing one plate to be subducted below the other, resulting in volcanic mountain chains such as the Andes. Integrating the approaches of structural geology and metamorphism, this book provides an up-to-date overview of orogenic research and an introduction to the physico-chemical properties of mountain belts. Global examples are explored, the interactioning roles of temperature and deformation in the orogenic process are reviewed, and important new concepts such as channel flow are explained. This book provides a valuable introduction to this fast-moving field for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of structural geology, plate tectonics and geodynamics, and will also provide a vital overview of research for academics and researchers working in related fields including petrology geochemistry and sedimentology.

The Long March of the French Left (Hardcover): R.W. Johnson The Long March of the French Left (Hardcover)
R.W. Johnson
R3,203 Discovery Miles 32 030 Out of stock
How Long Will South Africa Survive? - The Looming Crisis (Hardcover): R.W. Johnson How Long Will South Africa Survive? - The Looming Crisis (Hardcover)
R.W. Johnson
R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Out of stock

In 1977, Johnson's best-selling How Long Will South Africa Survive? offered a controversial and highly original analysis of the survival prospects of apartheid. Now, after more than two decades of ANC in government, he believes the question must be posed again. 'The big question about ANC rule,' Johnson writes, 'is whether African nationalism would be able to cope with the challenges of running a modern industrial economy. Twenty years of ANC rule have shown conclusively that the party is hopelessly ill-equipped for this task. Indeed, everything suggests that South Africa under the ANC is fast slipping backward and that even the survival of South Africa as a unitary state cannot be taken for granted. The fundamental reason why the question of regime change has to be posed is that it is now clear that South Africa can either choose to have an ANC government or it can have a modern industrial economy. It cannot have both.'

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