Browsing Category Political Economy & Development Studies

Adebadjo (A.) THE EAGLE AND THE SPRINGBOK, essays on Nigeria and South Africa
303pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R240
Adekeye Adebajo assesses Nigeria/ South Africa relations in the areas of politics, economics and culture.

Adekeye Adebajo is Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg. He was Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution between 2003 and 2016. He is also the author of "Thabo Mbeki: Africa's philosopher-king".
261pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Port Elizabeth, 2015. R250
"With an astounding grasp of current data on human development, this authoritative book offers a compelling vision for South Africa in the form of scenarios for everything from population growth and non-communicable diseases to climate change and basic education. Breathtaking in scope, 'An Umbrella for the Rainbow Nation' is nevertheless easily accessible to lay reader and expert alike, enabling all of us to breathe and not panic. The challenge implied in this inspiring book is both simple and elusive: to find the leadership in public life to take these evidence-led recommendations and chart a developmental path for all South Africans that enhances the prospects for cohesion, growth and prosperity for all." Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State

"This book by Adendorff and Collier provides a practical, easy-to-read framework for thinking about pathways to a set of starkly divergent futures for South Africa 40 years from now. The authors contend that an optimal future, based on sustainable development in an inclusive, prosperous and democratic society is within our reach...The book should be a useful contribution to students of futuristic thinking and scenario planning in South Africa, as it would also offer a reference to policy thinkers in both public and private spheres...This book has turned out to be one of the most fascinating contributions to South African futurist thinking and scenario planning written in recent years." Derrick Swartz, Vice-Chancellor, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

"This is a great book in the classic tradition of future scenario planning, with the crucial added benefit of change navigation. I will definitely refer to it in my despatches." Clem Sunter, futurist, scenario planner and author of "21st Century Megatrends"

Chris Adendorff is a professor at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School.
Des Collier is a freelance writer.
Aliber (M.), Maluleke (T.), Manenzhe (t.), Paradza (G.) & Cousins (B.) LAND REFORM AND LIVELIHOODS, trajectories of change in northern Limpopo Province, South Africa
326 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R280
An assessment of the performance of land reform in South Africa.

"The authors of 'Land Reform and Livelihoods' draw together an impressive set of sources, including data from their own in-depth fieldwork in 13 land reform projects, contemporary and historical population and agricultural census data, official documents and other studies, to explore the challenges facing farming in this region and the impact of post-1994 land reform policy and implementation on livelihoods in north-central Limpopo province. Given the many challenges facing existing land reform projects, the account is refreshingly energising about the possibilities and opportunities once certain preconceptions about rural aspirations and what constitutes successful farming are set aside and local conditions fully engaged. The analysis is thoughtful, nuanced, and happily free of polemic and stale, formulaic prescriptions. Sometimes inspiring, always interesting and tangibly respectful of the ordinary people at its centre, the study makes an important contribution to the available literature." Cherryl Walker, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University
Ally (S.) FROM SERVANTS TO WORKERS, South African domestic workers and the democratic state
228 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2010. R175
"'From Servants to Workers' explores the paradox of independence: as private domestic workers became recognized in the labor law in the postapartheid state, as their work became 'modernized' to be like other forms of employment, their unions withered. To account for demobilization of a militant group of women, Shireen Ally turns to ethnography and critical feminist theory, unpacking the subjective experience of intimate labor and the discursive construction of the domestic as a victim in need of state protection. Ally's is the finest analysis of the politics of social reproduction, bringing the state back into the study of domestic labor." Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and Chair, Department of Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.
This book was first published by Cornell University Press in 2009.

Shireen Ally teaches in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Atuahene (B.) WE WANT WHAT'S OURS, learning from South Africa's land restitution program
198 pp., hardback, d.w., New York, 2014. R250
Bernadette Atuahene interviewed over one hundred and fifty South Africans who participated in the nation's land restitution program. In this book she presents her research into the successes and failures of South Africa's attempts at "dignity restoration", a unique fusion of reparations with restorative justice that seeks to restore property while also confronting the underlying dehumanization, infantilization, and political exclusion that enabled the injustice.

Bernadette Atuahene is Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, and a faculty member of the American Bar Foundation.
Bénit-Gbaffou (C.), Charlton (S.), Didier (S.) & Dörmann (K.) eds. POLITICS AND COMMUNITY-BASED RESEARCH, perspectives from Yeoville Studio, Johannesburg
417pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2019. R550
A collection built around the experiences of Yeoville Studio, a research initiative based at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. "Through themed, illustrated stories of the people and places of Yeoville, the book presents a nuanced portrait of the vibrance and complexity of a post-apartheid, peri-central neighbourhood that has often been characterised as a ‘slum’ in Johannesburg. These narratives are interwoven with theoretical chapters by scholars from a diversity of disciplinary backgrounds, reflecting on the empirical experiences of the Studio and examining academic research processes." from the back cover

"This book is a new and courageous examination of the complexity of embedded research. It is an honest and insightful reflection that...challenges and deepens arguments around spaces of participation through theoretical reflection and, more centrally, through the actual experience of the embedded research of Yeoville Studio." Tanya Zack, urban planner and writer, Johannesburg

Claire Bénit-Gbaffou is Associate Professor at Aix-Marseille University, a researcher at CHERPA (Sciences Po Aix), and a visiting researcher at the Centre for Urbanism and Built Environment Studies (CUBES) at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand.
Sarah Charlton is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, and Associate Director of CUBES, University of the Witwatersrand.
Sophie Didier is Professor at the Paris School of Planning, University Paris-Est, France and a researcher at Lab’Urba.
Kirsten Dörmann is a lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning, and a researcher at CUBES, University of the Witwatersrand.
Bank (L.) CITY OF BROKEN DREAMS, myth-making, nationalism and the university in an African motor city
326pp., illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R295
A case study of the Eastern Cape motor city of East London, a site of significant industrial job losses over the past two decades.

"This truly remarkable book provides an outstanding and highly innovative call for how re-thinking the idea of the university can lead to a regeneration of East London, South Africa's 'rust-belt' city. With the settler-nationalist dream of a 'motor city' fading, the book reflects on the contradictory nature of post-apartheid urbanism, and how this relates to changing cultural configurations and the recent rise of an African middle class. Written by one of South Africa's most engaged anthropologists, this book will attract widespread attention globally as well as locally." Roger Southall, Professor Emeritus in Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand

"This highly readable, richly ethnographic and interdisciplinary book significantly expands our understanding of East London's cultural history, its contemporary challenges and future possibilities. if you are looking for a fiercely researched South African urban study that engages closely with dynamics on the global Rust Belt, then this is the book for you." Peter Alegi, Professor of History, Michigan State University

Leslie Bank is Deputy Executive Director of the Human Sciences Research Council.
Bank (L.), Cloete (N.) & van Schalkwyk (F.) eds. ANCHORED IN PLACE, rethinking higher education and development in South Africa
241pp., illus., paperback, Somerset West, 2018. R265
"This is a superb volume. I believe it will attract considerable attention in the United States and Europe and of course in South Africa as well." Professor Steven Diner, author of Universities and Their Cities: education in America

Contributions include:
"The Engaged University and the Specificity of Place: the case of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University" by François van Schalkwyk and George de Lange
"Challenges of University-City Relationships: reflections from the University of the Witwatersrand" by Alan Mabin
"The University of Fort Hare in Post-Apartheid South Africa" by Nico Cloete & Ian Bunting
"The Politics and Pathology of Place: student protests, collective consumption and the right to the city in East London" by Leslie Bank & Mark Paterson.

Leslie Bank is a Deputy Executive Director at the HSRC and Adjunct Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Fort Hare. He is the author of City of Broken Dreams: myth-making, nationalism and university of the African Rust Belt and Imonti Modern: picturing the life and times of a South African location (with Mxolisi Qebeyi).
Nico Cloete is the Director of the Centre for Higher Education Trust in South Africa. His is Adjunct Professor at the University of Oslo and Extraordinary Professor in the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Stellenbosch University.
François van Schalkwyk is an independent researcher working of higher education studies, open data and scholarly communication. He is the author of Castells in Africa: universities and development.
Beinart (W.), Delius (P.) & Hay (M.) RIGHTS TO LAND, a guide to tenure upgrading and restitution in South Africa
191pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R225
"Rights to Land" seeks to understand the issues around land rights and distribution of land in South Africa. The authors "argue for a move away from communalist and traditionalist policies and for a focus on cementing individual and family land rights." from the back cover

William Beinart retired from the University of Oxford in 2015, where he was Director of the African Studies Centre and a fellow of St Antony’s College. His other books include "The Rise of Conservation in South Africa", "Environment and Empire" (with Lotte Hughes)and "African Local Knowledge and Livestock Health" (with Karen Brown).
Peter Delius retired as Professor and Head of the Department of History, University of the Witwatersrand, in 2016. His other books include "The Land Belongs to Us", "Mpumalanga: an illustrated history" and "Forgotten World: the stone walled settlements of the Mpumalanga escarpment".
Michelle Hay is an independent researcher and honorary fellow at the Centre for African Studies, Edinburgh University.
Bekker (S.) & Fourchard (L.) eds. GOVERNING CITIES IN AFRICA, politics and policies
205 pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R200
"'Governing Cities in Africa: politics and policies' brings a unique set of comparative and collaboratively-generated insights to bear on some key themes of urbanism in sub-Saharan Africa. The book brings to the fore themes that are often neglected in urban studies generally - such as the role of political parties - and interrogates and proposes alternatives to some terms - such as informality - which are perhaps overused in exploring Africa. It has a very dynamic approach to building genuinely new analyses, working across a few to several cities at once, exploring both astonishing similarities and surprising differences, and bringing clarity of thinking to some of the top scholars working on these issues in the region and beyond. This is a rare kind of book, based on deep empirical knowledge and complex theoretical reflection, drawing insight from different language communities and from a very wide array of different cities - it is genuinely comparative, and a model for how to build conceptual insights about urban processes" Jennifer Robinson, Professor of Geography, University College, London

Contributions include:
"Changing Minority Identities in Urban Africa: Cotonou, Kano, Lomé and Maputo" by Jeanne Vivet, Denise Brégand, Rasheed Olaniyi and Amandine Spire
"Breaking Down the Binary: meanings of informal settlement in southern African cities" by Liela Groenewald, Marie Huchzermeyer, Kristen Kornienko, Marius Tredoux, Margot Rubin and Isabel Raposo
"Informality, Public Space and Urban Governance: an approach through street trading (Abidjan, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lomé and Nairobi) by Jean-Fabien Steck, Sophie Didier, Marianne Morange and Margot Rubin
"Contested Social Orders: negotiating urban security in Nigeria and South Africa" by Julie Berg, Rufus Akinyele, Laurent Fourchard, Kees van der Waal and Michellene Williams.

Simon Bekker is a sociologist at the University of Stellenbosch.
Laurent Fourchard is a historian at the University of Bordeaux, France.
Bekker (S.) & Therborn (G.) eds. CAPITAL CITIES IN AFRICA, power and powerlessness
220 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R250
A collection of case studies of nine capital cities in sub-Saharan Africa:
"South African Capital Cities" by Alan Mabin
Maputo and Luanda" by Paul Jenkins
"Conakry" by Odile Goerg
"Dakar" by Amadou Diop
"Lomé" by Philippe Gervais-Lambony
"Lagos" by Laurent Fourchard
"Abuja" by Wale Adebanwi
"Brazzaville" by Gabriel Tati
"Nairobi" by Samuel Owour and Teresa Mbatia

"'Capital Cities in Africa' constitutes an important contribution to the burgeoning literature on African cities and urbanisation. Its inclusion of Francophone capitals such as Conakry, Lomé and Brazzaville, and its emphasis on the heterogeneous histories through which power is generated and configured across colonial and post-colonial temporalities, and how this process itself engenders specific vulnerabilties and constraints, are the book's key strengths." AbdouMaliq Simone, Urbanist and Professor of Sociology, Goldsmith College, University of London

"With chapters by some of the most observant contemporary scholars, this volume provides a window on the rapidly changing African scene of the early 21st century" by Bill Freund, Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Bezuidenhout (A.) & Tshoaedi (M.) eds. LABOUR BEYOND COSATU, mapping the rupture in South Africa's labour landscape
246pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R350
"Deeply sympathetic to the project of organised labour yet highly critical of its present trajectory in what is now a highly charged environment, this collection deserves to attract wide attention internationally as well as domestically." Roger Southall, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand

Contributions include:
"The Social Character of Labour Politics" by Ari Sitas
"Cosatu, Service Delivery, Civil Society and the Politics of Community" by Janet Cherry
"The Politics of Male Power and Privilege in Trade Unions: understanding sexual harassment in Cosatu" by Malehoko Tshoaedi
"Internal Democracy in Cosatu: achievements and challenges" by Johann Maree
"Labour Beyond Cosatu, Other Federations and Independent Unions" by Andries Bezuidenhout.

Andries Bezuidenhout is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pretoria.
Malehoko Tshoaedi is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pretoria.
Bialostocka (O.) & Simelane (T.) eds. AGENDA 2063, drivers of change
152pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R250
Proceedings from the 9th Africa Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) conference titled "Agenda 2063: an opportune moment for Africa", held at the University of Cape Town in 2015.

Contributions include:
"Assessing Gendered Vulnerability to Climate Change in Nzhelele, Limpopo Province" by Jestina Chineka, Agnes Musyoki, Edmore Kori and Hector Chikoore
"Transformational Development: the nexus between biodiversity and the trade in traditional medicine in South Africa" by Sibusiso Nkosi
"Information and Communications Technology Distribution Inequalities in Rural South Africa" by Kgabo Ramoroka.
Bialostocka (O.) ed. NEW AFRICAN THINKERS, culture at the heart of sustainable development, Agenda 2063
173pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R225
A collection of papers presented at the 10th Africa Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) conference held at the University of Limpopo in March 2016. The theme of the symposium, 'The Africa We Want', was a reference to the Agenda 2063 developed by the African Union.
Bisseker (C.) ON THE BRINK, South Africa's political and fiscal cliff-hanger
314pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R280
Foreword by Judge Dennis Davis. Includes a chapter on state capture by Rob Rose.

"South Africa's tale of the great and speedy unravelling of economic hope. Bisseker provides a fine weave of the forces that brought us here and suggests how we might emerge stronger from this deep donga." Trevor Manuel, South Africa's Minister of Finance, 1996-2009

"Bisseker's depth of experience and intimate knowledge of South Africa's economy shines through on these pages. Those interested in a better South Africa should read it, and learn." Greg Mills, Director of the Brenthurst Foundation

Claire Bisseker is economics editor of the Financial Mail. She has won the Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year Award twice and the award for the economics category five times.
375pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R450
In this book, twenty-five leading economists and other social scientists from South Africa and abroad analyse the unemployment problem in South Africa, as well as proposals to deal with it, and argue that growth has to be more employment intensive.

Contributors include Haroon Bhorat, Justine Burns, Beatrice Conradie, Andries du Toit, Lawrence Edwards, Frederick Fourie, Brian Levy, Nicoli Nattrass, Kate Philip, Vimal Tanchhod, Jeremy Seekings, and Fiona Tregenna.

Anthony Black is Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and is a former director of the School.
Bond (P.) & Garcia (A.) eds. BRICS, an anti-capitalist critique
300pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R280
A collection of essays that critically analyze the BRICS countries' economies, societies and geopolitical strategies.

Contributions include:
"BRICS and the Sub-Imperial Location" by Patrick Bond
"BRICS Snapshots During African Extractivism" by Baruti Amisi, Patrick Bond, Richard Kamidza, Farai Maguwu and Bobby Peek
"The Story of the Hunter and the Hunted? Brazil's role in Angola and Mozambique" by Ana Garcia and Karina Kato
"Scramble, Resistance and a New Non-Alignment Strategy" by Sam Moyo and Paris Yeros.

Patrick Bond directs the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he is Senior Professor of Development Studies. He is also Professor of Political Economy at Wits University.
Ana Garcia teaches history and international relstions at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro.
Botiveau (R.) ORGANISE OR DIE?, democracy and leadership in South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers
344pp., illus., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R420
A history of South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

"A splendid effort, 'Organise or Die' is a path-breaking new account of the history of NUM. No-one will be able to write about unionisation in South Africa, especially in the mining sector, without engaging with Botiveau's thoughtful insights and provocative argument." T. Dunbar Moodie, author of "Going for Gold: men, mines and migration"

"The historical angle Botiveau takes in analysing NUM allows him to answer questions about the Marikana massacre that current scholarship only hints at but hasn't unpacked...South African unions are at a major crossroad and this book offers valuable insights for their future direction." Asanda Benya, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town
Brand (D.) LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE, a comparative study
158pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2016. R345
Dirk Brand assesses the governance model of local government finance by comparing and contrasting the South African model with the international experience.

Dirk Brand is Extraordinary Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, an independent consultant in the fields of international relations, constitutional law and public governance, and an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.
Bruyns (G.) & Graafland (A.) eds. AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES - [SOUTH] AFRICA, city, society, space, literature and architecture
304 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Rotterdam, 2012. R450
A collection of essays that examine questions related to the South African urban context. This publication grew out of the African Perspectives Africaines 2007 Conference held at Delft University of Technology. The Conference focused on issues of sustainability, African societies, architecture and urbanism.

Contributions include:
"A Perspective of Emergencies: a case of Langa" and "Signs from the Margins: design as instrument of empowerment in the 'new' South Africa" by Iain Louw
"Wanderers Among Ruins. Walking and driving in Johannesburg novels" by Ena Jansen
"Remaking the Apartheid City: local government and civil society in South Africa" by Patrick Heller and Bongani Ngqulunga
"Transformation's Urban Agents - South Africa then and now" by Alta Steenkamp
"Distorted Perspectives; Notes from the (Urban) Edge. Pondering 10 years of urban change in an urban South Africa" by Gerhard Bruyns
"Formal and Informal Realities of Urban Design, Civic Action and Agency in the South African city" by Gerhard Bruyns and Iain Louw.

Buhlungu (S.) A PARADOX OF VICTORY, COSATU and the democratic transformation of South Africa
210 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2010. R260
An exploration of The Congress of South African Trade Unions' (COSATU's) successes and failures and the implications of its loss of organisational power.

"Sakhela Buhlungu's work is path-breaking and controversial because he follows his findings rather than pandering to current opinion...These are ideas that need to be debated in union circles and beyond." Dunbar Moodie, Professor of Sociology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York

"Sakhela Buhlungu pulls no punches. His bleak prognosis is sure to fire debate and controversy...a must-read for anyone interested in the fate of the South African labour movement." Michael Burawoy, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Sakhela Buhlungu is Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg.
Burger (P.) GETTING IT RIGHT, a new economy for South Africa
418pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R300
Foreword by Jeffrey Sachs.

Sets out the key problems inhibiting economic growth, job creation and the reduction of inequality and poverty in South Africa and recommends higher levels of investment, reform of land tenure and better education.

Philippe Burger is Professor of Economics and Head of Department at the University of the free State. He is a 2016/2017 Fulbright Exchange Scholar at the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University's Earth Institute.
Bűscher (B.) TRANSFORMING THE FRONTIER, peace parks and the politics of neoliberal conservation in southern Africa
290 pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R345
First published in the USA.

Using research with the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation and Development Project, Bram Bűscher demonstrates how transnational conservation projects reflect the neoliberal political economy in which they're developed.

"Bram Bűscher offers an original approach to conceptualizing and examining neoliberal modes of government in action. He uses a richly grounded empirical analysis to shed light on a key puzzle with important political stakes: How are implausible win-win scenarios sustained despite their manifold contradictions, and what kinds of critical work are needed to puncture them? An excellent read." Tania Murray Li, author of "The Will to Improve: governmentality, development, and the practice of politics"

Bram Bűscher is Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainable Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Visiting Professor of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies at the University of Johannesburg.
Buys (F.) & Hermann (D.) VAT JOU GOED EN BOU!, twintig jaar van Solidariteit
468pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R345
A history of Solidarity, (Solidariteit in Afrikaans), a South African trade union which emerged from the Mine Workers' Union in 2002. It's members are mainly, but not exclusively, white Afrikaners.

Flip Buys is General Secretary and Dirk Hermann is Chief Executive of Solidarity.
Changuion (L.) & Steenkamp (B.) DISPUTED LAND, the historical development of the South African land issue, 1652-2011
469 pp., maps, hardback, Pretoria, 2012. R275
A history of South Africa's land policy.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Professor Louis Changuion taught history at the University of the North from 1971 until his retirement in 2002.
Bertus Steenkamp held various positions in the South African Defense Force. In 2002 he retired with the rank of general major.
Chigwata (T.), de Visser (J.) & Kaywood (L.) eds. THE JOURNEY TO TRANSFORM LOCAL GOVERNMENT,
249pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R460
Focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing municipalities in South Africa as they seek to deliver developmental local government.
Cilliers (J.) FATE OF THE NATION, 3 scenarios for South Africa's future
288pp, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R240
Jakkie Cilliers is a political commentator and Africa analyst. He founded the Institute for Security Studies.
Cirolia (L.) et al eds. UPGRADING INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA, a partnership-based approach
497pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R550
A collection of essays the explore various aspects of participatory and incremental upgrading of informal settlements in South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Upgrading Informal Settlements in South Africa: an introduction" by Liza Rose Cirolia, Tristan Görgens, Mirjam van Donk, Warren Smit and Scott Drimie
"Informal Settlement Upgrading: international lessons and local challenges" by Warren Smit
"The 'other half' of the backlog: (re)considering the role of backyarding in South Africa" by David Gardner snd Margot Rubin
"Creating 'urban commons': towards a sustainable informal settlement upgrading paradigm in South Africa" by Walter Fieuw and Baraka Mwau
"Navigating Hostile Territory? Where participation and design converge in the upgrade debate" by Carin Combrink and Jhono Bennett
"Between a Shack and an RDP House: managed land settlement: by Ronald Eglin and Mike Kenyon.

Liza Rose Cirolia and Warren Smit are researchers at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town.
Mirjam van Donk is Director of Isandla Institute.
Tristan Görgens is a policy analyst in the Policy and Strategy Unit of the Department of the Premier in the Western Cape government.
Scott Drimie is a consultant on food and land issues and an associate at Isandla Institute.
Claassens (A.) & Cousins (B.) LAND, POWER & CUSTOM, controversies generated by South Africa's Communal Land Rights Act
392 pp., paperback, CD-Rom, Cape Town, 2008. R445
A collection of essays that deal with "tenure reform in the former homelands, and the implications for power and gender relations".
"The book includes a CD-Rom containing current and historical legislation affecting communal land and affidavits by rural applicants, state officials and traditional leaders in pending legislation concerning land rights and chiefly power."

Contributions include "Contextualising the Controversies: dilemmas of communal tenure reform in post-apartheid South Africa" and "Characterising 'Communal' Tenure: nested systems and flexible boundaries" by Ben Cousins,
"'Official' vs 'Living' Customary Law: dilemmas of description and recognition" by Tom Bennett,
"Women, Land and Power: the impact of the Communal Land Rights Act" by Annika Claasens and Sizani Ngubane,
"Contested Terrain: land rights and chiefly power in historical perspective" by Peter Delius, and
"Customary Law and Zones of Chiefly Sovereignty: the impact of government policy on whose voices prevail in the making and changing of customary law" by Annika Claasens.

Ben Cousins is a Professor in the School of Government at the University of the Western Cape and the Director of the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (Plaas).
Annika Claasens worked for the Ministry of Land Affairs as a tenure specialist from 1996 to 2000. is currently contracted by the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) to co-ordinate research relating to the Communal Land Rights Act 11 of 2004.

Cochet (H.), Anseeuw (W.) & Fréguin-Gresh (S.) SOUTH AFRICA'S AGRARIAN QUESTION,
358pp, maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R290
An assessment of what the authors consider to be the stagnation of South Africa's agrarian reform.

"What does it mean to reverse decades of racial injustice in access to land and productive resources, and to deal with a legacy of concentration and inequality? Can South Africa, which presents itself as the 'development state par excellence', succeed in the transition to more sustainable types of farming and to more localised food systems? The answers provided in this book will be of interest not only to all those interested in the South African experiment, but also to those who, in all regions, are questioning the mainstream agrifood regime and asking how it can be transformed." Olivier Schutter, Co-Chair, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems
335pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R215
A collection of facts and figures on Africa covering food, security, healthcare, shelter and basic amenities, employment and income, education, gender parity and access to economic activity.

Max Coleman headed the Detainees Parents Support Committee, served as an ANC MP in the National Assembly, and was appointed to serve on the South African Human Rights Commission. He is the author of "A Crime Against Humanity, analysing the repression of the apartheid state."
Collyer (F.), Connell (R.), Maia (J.) & Morrell (R.) KNOWLEDGE AND GLOBAL POWER, making new sciences in the South
217pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R350
First published in Australia.

"Knowledge and Global Power is a ground-breaking international study which examines how knowledge is produced, distributed and validated globally. The former imperial nations - the rich countries of Europe and North America - still have a hegemonic position in the global knowledge economy. Fran Collyer, Roewyn Connell, João Maia and Robert Morrell, using interviews, databases and fieldwork, show how intellectual workers respond in three Southern tier countries, Brazil, South Africa and Australia. The study focuses on new, socially and politically important research fields: HIV/AIDS, climate change and gender studies. The research demonstrates emphatically that 'place matters', that research and scholarship are shaped by global relationships. But it also shows that knowledge workers in the global South have room to move: they can set distinctive agendas and form local knowledge." Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor of Education, University of Stellenbosch

Fran Collyer is Associate Professor at the University of Sydney.
Roewyn Connell is Professor Emerita at the University of Sydney.
João Maia teaches in the School of Social Sciences at Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro.
Robert Morrell is an historian working in research development at the University of Cape Town.
Comaroff (J.) & (J.) THE TRUTH ABOUT CRIME, sovereignty, knowledge, social order
347pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
First published in the USA in 2016.

"'The Truth about Crime' is replete with original insights. Reflecting on the disproportionate relationship between fear and actual danger in a number of major countries, Jean and John Comaroff explain why criminality, although far from matching many other potential sources of public peril, elicits much more civic outrage. We learn how changes in the meaning of criminality and the nature of crime-and-policing are associated with the recent shift in the relationship between capital, governance, and the state. We also learn how these developments in both the United States and the Republic of South Africa have resulted in steps taken to discipline or control certain groups defined or viewed as threatening. This is a compelling book, a must-read for scholars and laypersons alike." William Julius Wilson, author of "The Truly Disadvantaged"

"The Comaroffs’ constant articulation of sparkling ethnographic vignettes, rich statistical data, and highly imaginative insights makes for a truly effervescent argumentation, creative and, at the same time, thoroughly documented. With this combination they offer a powerful book that newly addresses a theme that is becoming central all over the world: our increasing obsession with (in)security." Peter Geschiere, author of "Witchcraft, Intimacy, and Trust"

Jean Comaroff is the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology and an Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies at Harvard University.
John L. Comaroff is the Harold W. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago and a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. Together they have co-authored and co-edited numerous books, including "Of Revelation and Revolution", volumes 1 and 2, "Ethnography and the Historical Imagination", and "Law and Disorder in the Postcolony".
Copelyn (J.) MAVERICK INSIDER, a struggle for union independence in a time of national liberation
353pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R275
An account of trade union organisation and transformation in the textile, clothing and leather worker sectors during the 1970s and 1980s, when six unions amalgamated to form the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU), one of the three largest unions of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).

"'Maverick Insider' makes for fascinating reading. Johnny Copelyn's personal account of the transformation of the labour movement reverberates with his characteristic fierce independence of mind and spirit." Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development

Johnny Copelyn runs a listed investment holding company, Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (HCI), which is SACTWU's investment vehicle. He lives in Cape Town.
Cousins (B.) & Walker (C.) eds. LAND DIVIDED, LAND RESTORED, land reform in South Africa for the 21st century
314pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R240
A collection of essays on the question of land reform in South Africa.

Contributions include:
"The Natives Land Act of 1913: a template but not a turning point" by William Beinart and Peter Delius
"The Land and its Languages: Edward Tsewu and the pre-history of the 1913 Land Act" by Jacob Dlamini
"Environmental Change in Twentieth-Century South Africa and its implications for land reform" by M.Timm Hoffman
"Law, Land and Custom, 1913-2014: what is at stake today?" Annika Claasens
"Who, What, Where, How, Why? The many disagreements about land redistribution in South Africa" by Ruth Hall
"The 'Land Question': the South African constitution and the emergence of a conservative agenda" by Sipho Pityana
"Baas van die Plaas/ Izwe Lethu": essay in fragments and two villanelles exploring different relationships to land in some indigenous poetic texts" by Antjie Krog
""Sketch Map to the Future: restitution unbound" by Cherryl Walker
"'Through a Glass Darkly': towards agrarian reform in South Africa" by Ben Cousins.

Ben Cousins holds a DST/NRF Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape.
Cherryl Walker is Professor of Sociology at the University of Stellenbosch and the author of "Landmarked".

Craven (P.) THE BATTLE FOR COSATU, an insider's view
321pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R300
Patrick Craven first served as the editor of the Congress of South African Trade Union's magazine, and rose through the ranks to become National Spokesperson. In this book he discusses events of the past few years, from the run-up to Cosatu's 11th National Congress in 2012 to the expulsion from Cosatu of both Numsa (the National Union of Metalworkers of SA) in 2014, and General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi in 2015. He also exposes the breakdown of the tripartite alliance and the implications of this for the labour movement and South Africa as a whole.
Crush (J.), Chikanda (A.) & Skinner (C.) eds. MEAN STREETS, migration, xenophobia and informality in South Africa
287pp., paperback, Ontario, Cape Town & Nairobi, 2015. R275
This book demonstrates that some of the most resourceful entrepreneurs in the South African informal economy are migrants and refugees. It also reveals the positive economic contributions they make, and highlights xenophobic responses from South Africans.

Contributions include:
"Doing Business with Xenophobia" by Jonathan Crush and Sujata Ramachandran
"Making an Area Hot: interrupting trade in an ethnic enclave in Johannesburg's inner city" by Tanya Zack
"The Role of Economic Factors and 'Guanxi' Networks in the Success of Chinese Shops in Soweto, Johannesburg" by Trynos Gumbo
"On the Move: Cameroonian migrants in Durban" by Lodene Willemse
"The 'Malayisha' Industry and the Transnational Movement of Remittances to Zimbabwe" by Vusilizwe Thebe.

"While migrants subjected to violent attacks generally appear as statistics or pathetic victims, the studies in this book show how many navigate a hostile terrain with considerable ingenuity, and are both victims and active agents in their own lives. The work is both empirically rich and analytically rigorous, making it an important addition to existing literature. " Raymond Suttner, author of "Recovering Democracy in South Africa

"'Mean Streets' is a refreshingly rich empirical documentation of the economic prospects and possibilities for South Africa of the creativity and entrepreneurship of international migrants. It is mostly a study of missed opportunities for the South African state and government, who prefer to confront immigrants with legal obstacles and regulatory mechanisms than offer them the police, official and social protection they crave to excel at business. Revised immigration policies with a human rights focus would harness the energies of immigrants as a resource with benefits for both South Africa and its immigrants' countries of origin." Professor Francis Nyamnjoh, author of "Insiders and Outsiders, citizenship and xenophobia in contemporary southern Africa"

Jonathan Crush is Professor and GIGI Chair of Global Migration and Development, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Canada, and Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town.
Abel Chikanda is Assistant Professor of Geography and African & African American Studies, Uiversity of Kansas, Lawrence, USA.
Caroline Skinner is Senior Researcher at the African Centre for Cities, and Urban Research Director for Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, Cape Town.
Daniel (J.), Naidoo (P.), Pillay (D.) & Southall (R.) eds. NEW SOUTH AFRICAN REVIEW 1, 2010: development or decline?
476 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R290
"In producing this, the first edition of the 'New South African Review', it editors seek to follow that tradition of critical scholarship established so firmly by the seven volumes of the 'South African Review' which appeared in the 1980s and 1990s." from the preface

Contributions include:
"South Africa 2010: from short-term success to long-term decline?" by Roger Southall,
"Growth, Resource Use and Decoupling: towards a 'green new deal' for South Africa?" by Mark Swilling,
"The African National Congress Under Jacob Zuma" by Anthony Butler,
"The Mobile Nation: how migration continues to shape South Africa" by Loren Landau, Tara Polzer and Aurelia Wa Kabwe-Segatti,
"'Silencing and worse...': the humanities and social science in South Africa" by Peter Vale,
"The Polarising Impact of South Africa's AIDS epidemic" by Hein Marais,
"Breaking Down Barriers: policy gaps and new options in South African land reform" by Doreen Atkinson,
"Our Burden of Pain: murder and the major forms of violence in South Africa" by David Bruce,
"Waiting for Godot: awaiting trial detainees in South Africa" by Jeremy Gordon.

John Daniel is based at the School of International Training in Durban.
Prishani Naidoo, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall are all in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand

Dikeni (L.) HABITAT AND STRUGGLE, the case of the Kruger National Park in South Africa, a study of the outcome of the interface between government, NGOs, managers of natural resources and local communities
216pp., pperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R265
"Join Leslie Dikeni in his intriguing journey into the contested state of the Kruger National Park in the early years of the democratic transition. He speaks to chefs and wardens, cleaners and government officials, ecologists and secretaries. As word of his research spreads, those whoses voices had been silenced and whose lives had been concealed in compounds and resource-starved villages seek him out, hoping that their experiences will at last be revealed. The biggest rest camp in Kruger and perhaps the most famous, is the place named Skukuza - the place from which people 'have been driven away'. What emerges from Dikeni's account is the contested nature of the Park and its history - issues that go to the heart of the post-apartheid dispensation and that remain unresolved." Karl van Holdt, Director of the Society Work and Development Institute, University of the Witwatersrand

Lesie Dikeni is a visiting research fellow at the School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand and a research associate at the University of Pretoria. He is also the author of "South African Development Perspectives in Question" and co-edited with William Gumede "The Poverty of Ideas: the retreat of intellectuals in new democracies"
du Plessis (H.) ed. THE RISE AND DECLINE AND RISE OF CHINA, searching for an organising philosophy
411pp., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R375
A collection of essays that investigate the rise of China and compare Chinese values and practices with those of sub-Saharan Africa.

"This is an immensely bold and timely effort to demonstrate an African 'writing back' to China, that both proposes an equal relationship between the two continents, and shows how seriously and knowledgeably Africa appreciates China, its history and thought. The question that now arises is whether China can take Africa seriously." Stephen Chan, OBE, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London

"'The Rise and Decline and Rise of China: Searching for an Organising Philosophy' represents a new and promising approach to Africa/ China relations. What is most impressive is that it is an encounter between African and Chinese thought, but this encounter is not just a set of stale comparisons of philosophical beliefs. This study places the concepts and attitudes in both China and Africa in their socio-political contexts, in an attempt to provide a sophisticated, sensitive, and usable history. This attempt yields dividends, especially for the primary audiences of Africans, as it gives a way of learning from the vast history of Chinese experience without reducing African experience to insignificance or irrelevance (as has happened so often in dialogues between Africa and the West). This book will be of interest to anyone from within Africa interested in engaging with China as a complex and nuanced place, a place of challenges, creativity, and opportunity." Professor Bruce Janz, University of Central Florida
du Preez (M.) A RUMOUR OF SPRING, South Africa after 20 years of democracy
294 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R250
Journalist and political analyst Max du Preez looks at where South Africa stands twenty years after liberation and what the future could hold. He considers the current state of the ruling party and the opposition and examines various issues, including blatant corruption, populism, the state of education, land reform, crime and policing, the judiciary, nationality and race.

Max du Preez has received the following awards: the Louis M Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism (University of Harvard); the Pringle Award for Contributing to Press Freedom (SA Union of Journalists); the Outstanding Journalism Award (SA Foreign Correspondents' Association); and the Nat Nakasa Award (SA National Editors' Forum and Print Media SA).
Dube (D.) LEADERSHIP AND HUMAN RESOURCES, complementary change agents for sustainable municipality services
234pp., colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R345
Former Mpumalanga ANC deputy chairperson David Dube discusses the factionalism, cronyism and patronage he claims are present in many municipalities in Mpumalanga Province and elsewhere in South Africa, and how this impacts negatively on good governance and service delivery.
Edjabe (N.) & Pieterse (E.) eds. AFRICAN CITIES READER II, mobilities and fixtures
208 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R285
"'The African Cities Reader' is a biennial publication that brings together contributors from across Africa and the world to challenge the prevailing depiction of urban life on the continent and redefine cityness, Africa-style. It is a joint creation of Chimurenga Magazine and the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town."

Contributions include:
"Tracks", with words by MADEYOULOOK and photographs by Santu Mofokeng
"Anti-Iconic: the photography of David Adjaye", in which Sean O'Toole chats to architect David Adjaye
"Tailor" by Jonny Steinberg, in which he tells of his conversation with a Liberian now living in New York
"Yeoville Studio: negotiating the line between research and activism" by Claire Benit-Cbaffou
"Harare North: an excerpt" by novelist Brian Chikwava
"Avalon in Two Monuments", two poems by Khulile Nxumalo
"Avalon", a short story by Nicole Turner
"'Here I Am Nobody': rethinking urban governance, sovereignty and power" by Caroline Kihato.
Edjabe (N.) & Pieterse (E.) eds. AFRICAN CITIES READER III, land, property and value
216pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town , 2015. R285
"'The African Cities Reader' is a biennial publication that brings together contributors from across Africa and the world to challenge the prevailing depiction of urban life on the continent and redefine cityness, Africa-style. It is a joint creation of Chimurenga Magazine and the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town."

Contributions include:
"Not Only Our Land but Also Our Souls" by Andile Mngxitama
"Disposessed Vigils: mourning and regeneration in inner-city Johannesburg" by Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon
"Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard: a story about Cape Town's Tanzanian stowaways" by Sean Christie and David Southwood
"Reluctantly Loud: interventions in the history of a land occupation (Cape Town)" by Koni Benson and Faeza Meyer.
Ellis (S.) SEASON OF RAINS, Africa in the world
215 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2011. R180
Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

Stephen Ellis surveys Africa today and explains how money, power, religion and indigenous development will shape Africa's coming generations.

Stephen Ellis is Professor of Social Sciences at the Free University, Amsterdam.
Ferguson (J.) GIVE A MAN A FISH, reflections on the new politics of distribution
264pp., paperback, Durham, 2015. R450
James Ferguson examines the rise of social welfare programmes in southern Africa and argues that the successes of these programmes provide an opportunity for rethinking contemporary capitalism and the future of progressive politics.

James Ferguson is Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University.
Fioramonti (L.) WELLBEING ECONOMY, success in a world without growth
246pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R175
Lorenzo Fioramonti argues that our obsession with economic growth often produces more losses than gains and that we can build a better society based on a wellbeing economy.

"'Wellbeing Economy' shows us how to transform passive consumers into catalytic change makers. It is our best chance to stop the crash, reassess where we are going and build a better society for all." Kerryn Krige, co-author of "The Disruptors"

Lorenzo Fioramonti is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria, where he directs the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation. He also holds the UNESCO-UNU Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People.
Fourie (F.) ed. THE SOUTH AFRICAN INFORMAL SECTOR, creating jobs, reducing poverty
490pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R290
A collection of essays that address the need for well-designed policies to enable and support the informal sector as an integral part of the South African economy.

Includes contributions by Caroline Skinner, Ben Cousins, Andries du Toit, Murray Leibbrandt, Nwabisa Makaluza, Leif Petersen, and Michael Rogan.

"A prerequisite for good policy-making for this part of the economy is good analysis...This volume embodies analytical excellence. I look forward to its impact on policy-making in South Africa and the world." Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University
Frentzel (F.) SLUMMING IT, the tourist valorisation of urban poverty
218pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2016. R280
First published in the UK in 2016.

Fabian Frentzel investigates slum tourism and the ways in which it brings about changes in the slums themselves and on the world stage. Includes coverage of slums in South Africa, especially around Johannesburg.

Fabian Frentzel lectures in organization studies at the University of Leicester. He is also a senior research fellow at the University of Johannesburg.
Fukuda-Parr (S.) & Taylor (V.) eds. FOOD SECURITY IN SOUTH AFRICA, human rights and entitlement perspectives
276pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R375
A collection of essays that examine the issues and alternatives around food insecurity in South Africa from a human rights perspective.

"This book is particularly important because it addresses key political economy aspects, such as the very limited mobilisation and protest against the failure of government to deliver on the rights to food, and the constitutional provisions related to the rights to food. In addition to adding to the general stock of knowledge, this book provides lessons and recommendations for policy interventions, including, but not limited to, South Africa." Pregs Govender, Deputy Chair of the South African Human rights Commission

Contributions include:
"Changes in Food Security in South Africa Since the End of Apartheid: evidence using child malnourishment" by Julian May and Ian Timaeus
"The Gender Dimension of Food Insecurity: women's experiences of entitlements and deprivation in South Africa" by Viviene Taylor and Chance Chagunda
"Testing the Government's Emergency Relief Mechanism: what happens when poor households attempt to access the Social Relief of Distress Grant?" by Jackie Dugard
"Aligning Policy to Address Food Insecurity: institutional challenges and political will in South Africa" by Scott Drimie.

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is Professor of International Affairs at The New School, New York.
Viviene Taylor is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Social Development at the University of Cape Town.
Gibson (J.L.) OVERCOMING HISTORICAL INJUSTICES, land reconciliation in South Africa
307 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2009. R275
James Gibson investigates how the issues of land reconciliation are understood by South Africans, how much support exists for various aspects of land redistribution, how this support varies across the various subcultures and whether competing views of land can be reconciled.

James Gibson is the Sidney W.Souers Professor of Government at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the author of "Overcoming Apartheid: can truth reconcile a divided nation?" (2004) and co-author with Amamda Gouws of "Overcoming Intolerance in South Africa: experiments in democratic persuasion", (2003).
Goebel (A.) ON THEIR OWN, women, urbanization, and the right to the city in South Africa
242pp., illus., paperback, Montreal etc., 2015. R675
Allison Goebel explores the experiences of low-income women in urban South Africa post-apartheid.

"An excellent and thorough study drawing on vivid portraits of women's struggles in South Africa, 'On their Own' challenges 'right to the city' literature to pay more attention to the politics of race and gender." Mark Hunter, University of Toronto-Scarborough

Allison Goebel is Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen's University. She is also the author of "Gender and Land Reform: the Zimbabwe experience".
Grimm (M.), Krameritsch (J.) & Becker (B.) eds. BUSINESS AS USUAL AFTER MARIKANA, corporate power and human rights
444pp., colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R360
First published in Germany in 2018 as "Zum Beispiel BASF - über konzernmacht und menschenrechte".

A collection of essays that examines the relationship between government, business and foreign relations, with specific focus on the platinum supply chain, Lonmin and their major customer, BASF.

Contributions include:
"The Convergence of Corporate and Government Interests, the unfinished business of the Marikana massacre" by Jakob Krameritsch and Maren Grimm
"From BASF to Volkswagen and the World Bank, German fingerprints at the scene of Lonmin's Marikana massacre" by Patrick Bond
"The UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights, South Africa's role" by Akhona Mehlo
"A Better Life for All? Speech at the General Assembly, Berlin, 4 November 2017" by Thumeka Magwangqana
"Lonmin in Context, the political economy of the South African platinum industry", an interview with Gavin Capps
"Bared Life, colonial and neo-colonial depictions of South African miners in the public imagination" by Rosemary Lombard.
239 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R180
Stephen Grootes' guide to contemporary South African politics.

"Always incisive and articulate, Grootes has become one of the most crucial voices in South African political analysis." Zapiro

Stephen Grootes hosts talk radio shows. He is also the senior political correspondent for Eyewitness News.
289pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R350
A collection of essays that examine the global economic crisis.

Contributions include:
"The Great Recession: origins, implications and responses" by Thabo Mbeki
"Features of Financial Markets and Global Trade Relations: implications for civilians across the globe" by Iraj Abedian
"African Economies Post the Global Financial Crisis: potential and prospect" by Lumkile Mondi
"The 'Africa Rising' Narrative in the Context of the Global Economic and Ecological Crisis" by Devan Pillay
"Africans Continue Uprising against 'Africa Rising'" by Patrick Bond
"Postscript: In Lieu of a Conclusion" by Joel Netshitenzhe and Vusi Gumede.

Hammar (A.) ed. DISPLACEMENT ECONOMIES IN AFRICA, paradoxes of crisis and creativity
260pp., paperback , London, New York & Uppsala, 2014. R400
A collection of field studies from across sub-Saharan Africa on the intended and unexpected effects that large-scale displacement produces.

Contributions include:
"The Paradoxes of Class: crisis, displacement and repositioning in post-2000 Zimbabwe" by Amanda Hammar
"Rapid Adaptations to Change and Displacements in the Lundas (Angola)" by Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues
"Financial Flows and Secrecy Jurisdictions in Times of Crisis: relocating assets in Zimbabwe's displacement economy" by Sarah Bracking
"'No Move to Make': the Zimbabwe crisis, displacement-in-place and the erosion of 'proper places'" by Jeremy Jones.

Amanda Hammar is Research Professor at the Centre of African Studies, Copenhagen University. She co-edited "Zimbabwe's Unfinished Business: rethinking land, state and nation in the context of crisis".
Harrison (P.), Gotz (G.), Todes (A.) & Wray (C.) eds. CHANGING SPACE, CHANGING CITY, Johannesburg after apartheid
590pp., illus., maps, hardback, Johannesburg, 2014. R690
A collection of essays on the spatial developments that have occurred in Johannesburg since the end of apartheid.

"Johannesburg draws a lot of attention for its universality and distinctiveness. This volume, produced by scholars and practioners at the top of their game, brings together a multi-disciplinary analysis that employs both classic methodologies and modern investigative technologies. It makes a remarkable contribution, positioning the city as a strong contender for a 'Johannesburg School' in urban studies." Jo Beall, Director of Education and Society, British Council, UK

"This magnificent book brings together a fascinating array of scholarly contributions to understanding the emergence of a global city-region. The contributors offer a carefully balanced account that weaves together a political economic approach with cultural analysis, and a broad panoramic view with microscopic detail. This book is essential for anyone interested in making sense of Johannesburg as an aspiring world-class city." Martin Murray, Taubman College of Urban Planning, University of Michigan, USA

Contributions include:
Tracking Changes in the Urban Built Environment: an emerging perspective from the City of Johannesburg" by Peter Ahmad and Herman Pienaar
"Gated Communities and Spatial Transformation in Greater Johannesburg" by Karina Landman and WIllem Badenhorst
"Soweto: a study in socio-spatial differentiation" by Philip Harrison and Kirsten Harrison
"Kliptown: resilience and despair in the face of a hundred years of planning" Hilton Judin, Naomi Roux and Tanya Zack.
Hebinck (P.) & Cousins (B.) eds. IN THE SHADOW OF POLICY, everyday practices in South African land and agrarian reform
307 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R385
A collection of essays that offer an overview of the socio-political context in which land reform policy evolved in South Africa and present case studies of land reform projects in the Northern, Western and Eastern Cape provinces.

"This book is full of critical information on South African land reform and attempts to rejuvenate domestic agriculture. Local case studies shed light on the implementation and outcomes of land reform - sometimes failed, sometimes successful, often mixed, often surprising and nearly always not greatly helped by the 'experts'." Ben White, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague

Contributions include:
"Post-apartheid Land and Agrarian Reform Policy and Practices in South Africa: themes, processes and issues" by Paul Hebinck
"Land Reform and Agriculture Uncoupled: the political economy of rural reform in post-apartheid South Africa" by Ben Cousins
"'Seeing like a Land Reform Agency': cultural politics and the contestation of community farming at Makhoba" by Yves van Leynseele
"Property Rights and Land Reform in the Western Cape" by Harriët Tienstra and Dik Roth
"'Rent a Crowd' Land Reform at Survive and Dikgotho Land Reform Projects" by Limpho Taoana
"Land Compensation in the Upper Kat River Valley" by Robert Ross
"Land Reform, Tradition and Securing Land for Women in Namaqualand" by Karin Kleinbooi
"The Massive Food Production Programme: does it work?" by Zamile Madyibi
"Cattle and Rural Development in the Eastern Cape: the Nguni project revisited" by Ntombekhaya Faku and Paul Hebinck

Paul Hebinck is Associate Professor in Sociology of Rural Development at Wageningen University in The Netherlands and Adjunct Professor at the University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa.
Ben Cousins is Professor and DST/NRF Research Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape. He founded PLAAS in 1995 and directed it from its inception until September 2009.
Hendricks (F.), Ntsebeza (L.) & Helliker (K.) eds. THE PROMISE OF LAND, undoing a century of dispossession in South Africa
365 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R260
A collection of essays that examine the many dimensions of the land crisis in South Africa, argue for a fundamental change in approach, and demonstrate that social movements have a critical role to play.

"The greatest achievement of this important volume is to disentangle the three key strands - urban land, communal land and commercial farmland - which most analysts jumble together under the single rubric of 'the land question'. 'The Promise of Land' shows these to be analytically distinct but instrinsically interconnected." Jeffrey Peires

Contributions include:
"Rhetoric and Reality in Restitution and Redistribution: ongoing land and agrarian questions in South Africa" by Fred Hendricks
"The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same: rural land tenure and democracy in the former Bantustans" by Lungisile Ntsebeza
"Urban Land Questions in Contemporary South Africa: the case of Cape Town" by Fred Hendricks and Richard Pithouse
"Prospects for Smallholder Agriculture in Southern Africa" by Tendai Murisa
"Zimbabwe's Fast Track Land Reform: implications for South Africa" by Sam Moyo.

Hornby (D.) et al (eds.) UNTITLED, securing land tenure in urban and rural South Africa
443pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R290
A collection of essays that examine "informal" and customary property systems in South Africa and the policy interventions that aim to formalise these arrangements.

Contributions include:
"The Policy Context: land tenure laws and policies in post-apartheid South Africa" by Donna Hornby Rosalie Kingwill, Lauren Rousten and Ben Cousins
"The 'Living Customary Law of Land' in Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal" by Ben Cousins
"'Entanglement': a case study of changing tenure and social relations in inner-city buildings in Johannesburg" by Lauren Royston
"Beyond Ownership? Local land registration practices and their potential for improving tenure security in informal settlement upgrading" by Margot Rubin and Lauen Royston

Donna Hornby Rosalie Kingwill and Lauren Rousten are independent researchers specialising in land tenure and property rights.
Ben Cousins holds a DST/NRF chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape.
Huchzermeyer (M.) CITIES WITH "SLUMS", from informal settlement eradication to a right to the city in Africa
296 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R430
Marie Huchzermeyer discusses "the question of 'slums' or informal settlements and the global forces, in the form of campaigns and urban policy norms, that shape the dominant approach to informal settlements." from her introduction

"Marie Huchzermeyer has tackled an issue of enormous social and political significance. With about half the world's population now living in cities and with rural-to-urban migration continuing unabated, the question of worldwide slums and slum eradication is central to understanding city-building processes and urbanization in the future." Martin Murray, Professor of Urban Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Marie Huchzermeyer is an academic and public intellectual at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is also the author of "Unlawful Occupations: informal settlements and urban policy in South Africa and Brazil" (2004) and "Tenement Cities: from 19th century Berlin to 21st century Nairobi" (2011).
Ives (S.) STEEPED IN HERITAGE, the racial politics of South African Rooibos tea
255pp., illus., map, paperback, Durham, 2017. R495
"'Steeped in Heritage' is a vivid and insightful account of the complex politics that link people to places via the intermediary of the botanical world (in this case, a scrubbly little 'red bush'). By taking rooibos tea as a window onto our times, it provides an original and enormously illuminating perspective on race and racialization, cultural identity and indigeneity, the globalization of niche commodity markets, and much more. A remarkable book." James Ferguson, author of "Give A Man a Fish: reflections on the new politics of distribution"

"This beautifully written ethnography is a major contribution to the literature on commodities. 'Steeped in Heritage' brilliantly brings together the political ecology of a commodity with an astute analysis of the intersection of land-based politics and questions about race, labor, and spatial and economic belonging." Paige West, author of "From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive: the social world of coffee from Papua New Guinea"

Sarah Ives is a lecturer and postdoctoral fellow in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Standford University.
Jacobs (P.) ed. EQUITABLE RURAL SOCIOECONOMIC CHANGE, land, climate dynamics, technological innovation
239pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
Contributions include:
"Technological Change and Labour Absorption in Large-Scale Commercial Agriculture in South Africa" by Ajuruchukwu Obi
"Support to Smallholder Farmers in South Africa: challenges of scale and strategy" by Michael Aliber and Ruth Hall
"Droughts, Floods, Carbon Footprints and Agriculture: the case of South Africa in context" by Pater Jacobs and Rehema Msulwa
"The Challenges of Climate Change and Biofuel Production in South Africa: the perspectives of smallholder producers" by Ephias Makaudze
"Innovation and the Dynamics of Rural Economic Development" by Lindile Ndabeni.

Peter Jacobs is a research director in the EPD Research Programme of the Human Sciences Research Council.
James (D.) MONEY FROM NOTHING, indebtedness and aspiration in South Africa
282pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R350
Deborah James explores the dynamics surrounding South Africa's national project of financial inclusion, which aimed to extend credit to black South Africans as an aspect of broad-based economic enfranchisement.

"Credit, and its flip side, debt, emerges as a lens [through which] to view the workings of social mobility and economic disenfranchisement in South Africa. James makes complex theory accessible, combining it with page-turning ethnography - utterly captivating!" Dinah Rajak, University of Sussex

Deborah James is Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics. Her previous books include "Gaining Ground? 'rights' and 'property' in South African land reform" and "Songs of Women Migrants".
Johnston (A.) SOUTH AFRICA, inventing the nation
354 pp., map, paperback, London & New York, 2014. R550
Alexander Johnston analyses of the problem of nationalism in post-apartheid South Africa, measures the contributions polity, religion and values, sport and the media have made to nation-building, and discusses an increasing concern for social cohesion given violent crime, corruption and citizen deviance and dissidence.

"Alexander Johnston has written a carefully thought-out and impeccable 'tour de force' of sober and sobering analysis. He diagnoses every aspect of the contemporary South African condition with a care and commitment to research and balance that makes other scholars feel ashamed. This is without doubt the best book on South Africa since it attained majority rule." Stephen Chan, Professor of World Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Alexander Johnston is a research associate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he was Professor of Political Science from 1994 to 2002. Subsequently he was Senior Associate at the Centre for Development and Enterprise in Johannesburg. He currently works as a political risk consultant.
Jonas (M.) AFTER DAWN, hope after state capture, foreword by President Cyril Ramaphosa
277pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R290
Mcebisi Jonas was Deputy Minister of Finance from 2014 until 2016 and a member of the National Assembly. In October 2015 the Gupta brothers offered him the position of Minister of Finance in exchange for R600m. He turned down the bribe.

In this book he discusses what he sees as the crisis at the heart of South Africa's current system, which places politics at the centre of policy making and implementation, at the expense of growth.
Joubert (L.) text & Miller (E.) photo. THE HUNGRY SEASON, feeding southern Africa's cities
227 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R285
An exploration of hunger and malnutrition in southern Africa. "'The Hungry Season' focuses on food security at a household level, leaning heavily on new research conducted by Battersby and her team at AFSUN, where they examined levels of food security among poor, urban households in many of the big Southern African Development Community (SADC) region cities." from pg. 10 of the introduction

"Leonie Joubert and Eric Miller cut through the smoke and mirrors of our national discourse to expose the heart of South Africa's problems: hunger and malnutrition. A revealing, engaging book that demands a shift in thinking and action." Max du Preez

Leonie Joubert is also the author of "Scorched: South Africa's changing climate", "Boiling Point: people in a changing climate" and "Invaded: the biological invasion of South Africa". She has received two Honorary Sunday Times Alan Paton Non-fiction Awards.

Eric Miller is a documentary photographer.
290pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
Brian Kantor offers arguments for freer markets and less government intervention in the South African economy.

"This book is a masterclass of economic erudition and a crucial contribution to solving South Africa's plight." Tim Cohen, Editor, Business Day

Economist Brian Kantor was Head of the School of Economics of the University of Cape Town from 1986 to 1990 and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce from 1997 to 2001. He is Investment Strategist and Economist at Investec Wealth and Investment And Profesor Emeritus at UCT.
Khadiagala (G.), Mosoetsa (S.), Pillay (D.) & Southall (R.) eds. NEW SOUTH AFRICAN REVIEW 6, the crisis of inequality
300pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R380
The "New South African Review", published annually, examines and analyses a broad spectrum of the issues affecting South Africa.

Contributions include:
"A National Minimum Wage in South Africa: a tool to reduce inequality?" by Jana Mudronova and Gilad Isaacs
"Liberalism and Anti-Liberalism in South Africa? Or, is an egalitarian liberalism possible?" Daryl Glaser
"Equality and Inequality in South Africa: what do we actually want? And how do we get it?" by Roger Southall
"Analysis Must Rise: a political economy of falling fees" by Stephanie Allais
Spatial Defragmentation in Rural South Africa: a prognosis of agrarian reforms" by Samuel Kariuki
"Challenging Environmental Injustice and Inequality in Contemporary South Africa" by Jacklyn Cock.
Khadiagala (G.), Naidoo (P.), Pillay (D.) & Southall (R.) eds. NEW SOUTH AFRICAN REVIEW 4, a fragile democracy- twenty years on
378 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R320
The "New South African Review", published annually, examines and analyses a broad spectrum of the issues affecting South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Transcending South Africa's Oil Dependency" by Jeremy Wakeford
"The South African Labour Market After Eighteen Years: it's class struggle, stupid!" by Nicolas Pons-Vignon and Miriam Di Paola
"Secrecy and Power in South Africa" by Dale McKinley
"Death and the Modern Black Lesbian" by Zethu Matebeni
"Why Does Zimbabwe's School System Out-Perform South Africa's?" by Martin Prew
"Prisons, the Law and Overcrowding" by Clare Ballard
"The Leadership Challenge in Southern Africa" by Mopeli Moshoeshoe.
Khadiagala (G.), Naidoo (P.), Pillay (D.) & Southall (R.) eds. NEW SOUTH AFRICAN REVIEW 5, beyond Marikana
308pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R350
The "New South African Review", published annually, examines and analyses a broad spectrum of the issues affecting South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Reconstituting and Re-imagining the Left After Marikana" by Noor Nieftagodien
"Half Full or Half Empty? The Numsa moments and the prospects of left revitalisation" by Devan Pillay
"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: state-business relations in the mining sector" by Ross Harvey
"When Gold Mining Ends: an environmental catastrophe for Johannesburg?" by Anthony Turton
"People's Parliament: do citizens influence South Africa's legislature?" by Samantha Waterhouse
"Corruption" by Ivor Sarakinsky
"South Africa, BRICS and human rights: in bad company?" by Karen Smith.
230pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R300
This collection of essays by African scholars grew out of a Summer School on State, Governance and Development presented by academics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Includes forewords by Ben Turok and Johan Burger and contributions by Basani Baloyi, Saliem Fakir, Janine Hicks, Firoz Khan, Edgar Pieterse, Greg Ruiters, and Louise Scholtz.
541pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R380
Contributions include:
"Competition Policy for the Tripartite Free Trade Area" by Jonathan Klaaren and Fungai Sibanda
"Regional Integration in Southern Africa: a platform for electricity sustainability" by Gaylor Montmasson-Clair and Bhavna Deonarain
"Household Tipping Points in the Face of Rising Electricity Tariffs" by Angelika Goliger and Aalia Cassim
"Spectrum Policy for Competition and Development: a comparative study of approaches and outcomes in Africa" by Genna Robb
"Procedural Innovation in Competition Law for Small Economies" by Rory Macmillan.

Jonathan Klaaren is Professor in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Simon Roberts is Economics Professor and lead researcher at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development at the University of Johannesburg and an economics director at the Competition and Markets Authority of the United Kingdom.
Imraan Valodia is an economist and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Klaaren (J.), Roberts (S.) & Valodia (I.) eds. COMPETITION LAW AND ECONOMIC REGULATION, addressing market power in southern Africa
303pp.,paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
"An insightful analysis into the legal and economic issues related to competition policy and its impact in southern Africa, this is a unique and timely collection that will interest lawyers, economists, policymakers and analysts concerned about governance and economic regulation in southern Africa and beyond." Tembinkosi Bonakele, Competition Commissioner, The Competition Commission of South Africa

Contributions include:
"Cartel likelihood, duration and deterrence in South Africa" by Ratshidaho Maphwanya
"Competition and Regulation Interface in Energy, Telecommunications and Transport in South Africa" by Reena das Nair and Simon Roberts
"How Multinational Investments in Grain Trading are Reshaping Zambia's Market" by Nicholas Sitko and Brian Chisanga
"Evaluating the Competitiveness of ZImbabwe's Poultry Industry" by Tatenda Zengeni.

Jonathan Klaaren is Professor and former Dean of the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Humanities with the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER).
Simon Roberts is Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg.
Imraan Valodia if Professor of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Krige (K.) & Silber (G.) THE DISRUPTORS, entrepreneurs reinventing business and society
205pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R280
A collection of stories about South African social entrepreneurs and their enterprises. Entrpreneurs featured include Taddy Blecher, Claire Reid, Pat Pillai, Garth Japhet, and Anne Githuku-Shongwe.

Kerryn Krige heads up the Network for Social Entrepreneurs at the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
Journalist Gus Silber is also the author of "Mobinomics, Mxit and Africa's mobile revolution".
Kruss (G.) & Gastrow (M.) LINKING UNIVERSITIES AND MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES, South African case studies of innovation focused on livelihoods in informal settings
128pp., paperback, Cape Town & Ottowa, 2015. R130
Glenda Kruss and Michael Gastrow examine "how South African universities engage with the informal sector in marginalised communities to improve livelihoods through inclusive innovation". from the back cover

Glenda Kruss is a director in the Education and Skills Development programme at the Human Sciences Research Council.
Michael Gastrow is a senior research specialist in the Education and Skills Development programme at the Human Sciences Research Council.
Kruss (G.) et al BALANCING MULTIPLE MANDATES, the changing role of science councils in South Africa
228pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R250
A study of how science councils "interact with actors in the informal sector, social development and community spaces, alongside their role in technology development for industry and government actors." from the back cover
Kruss (G.), Visser (M.), Aphane (M.) & Haupt (G.) ACADEMIC INTERACTION WITH SOCIAL PARTNERS, investigating the contribution of universities to economic and social development
288 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R280
A study that focuses on the engagement practices of individual academics in five South African universities.

"This monograph aims to develop a framework and approach to understand the complexity and diversity of current academic and institutional practice, in order to contribute to more robust debate around the conceptualisation of engagement, and as a basis for more contextually appropriate and differentiated strategic interventions." from the introduction
725 pp., hardback, Pietermartizburg, 2007. R395
Explores the history of the global struggle for socialism in the twentieth century with particluar emphasis on the liberation struggle in South Africa from the 1920s through the 1980s, discusses the mistakes made by the leadership of the South African Communist Party and examines the economic record of the African National Congress government since 1994.

Martin Legassick is emeritus professor at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town.
Lewis (D.) THIEVES AT THE DINNER TABLE, enforcing the Competition Act, a personal account
318 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R245
A personal account of David Lewis' time as chair of the Competition Tribunal and the way this new body dealt with the anti-competitive practices of South African big business. David Lewis provides case studies of three main aspects of the Tribunal's work: mergers, monopolies and cartels.

"This is a book on competition law that reads like a thriller. David Lewis has taken what might have been a dry, textbook topic and turned it into compulsive reading. But in giving the history of South African competition law some flesh and colour, he also imparts advice and opinions, which, whilst sometimes controversial, challenge the way we should think of economic regulation and the institutions that regulate." Norman Manoim, Chairperson, South African Competition Tribunal

David Lewis worked for the trade union movement from 1975 to 1990, participated in the drafting of the Competition Act and chaired the Competition Board. He was head of the Competition Tribunal for ten years, from its founding in 1999. After his term ended he was appointed an extraordinary professor at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. In 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in economic science by the University of Cape Town. He is now Executive Director of Corruption Watch.
Lief (J.) & Thompson (A.) I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE, how the spirit of Ubuntu inspired an unlikely friendship and transformed a community
210pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, New York, 2015. R275
Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

In 1998 young American student Jacob Lief met school teacher Malizole "Banks" Gwaxula" in a township tavern in Port Elizabeth. They became firm friends and founded the NGO Ubuntu Education Fund, committed to providing township children in Port Elizabeth with the materials, counselling, care and support they need to receive a quality education. Ubuntu Education Fund has received the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. CEO Jacob Lief is a fellow of the Aspen Institute's African Leadership Initiative and in 2010 was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2012 he was selected as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative advisory board.
Louw-Vaudran (L.) SUPERPOWER OR NEOCOLONIALIST?, South Africa in Africa
240pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R210
Journalist Liesl Louw-Vaudran explores accusations that South Africa behaves like a neocolonial power in Africa by examining key events, like Thabo Mbeki's reforms of the African Union and the 2013 peace-keeping mission in the Central African Republic.

"Louw-Vaudran reveals what other African countries really think about us. It's fascinating - and rather disturbing." Peter Fabricius, journalist

Liesl Louw-Vaudran works as a consultant for the Institute for Security Studies and freelances for various newspapers, including the Mail & Guardian. She has reported on Africa for twenty years, travelling with South African heads of state and business leaders.
Maathai (W.) THE CHALLENGE FOR AFRICA, a new vision
319 pp. paperback, London, 2009. R215
"From one of Africa's most positive and far-sighted thinkers comes a wonderful book combining an elegant critique of Africa's troubled past with a rallying cry for how Africans can use culture, nature and self-belief to reverse their continent's decline. 'The Challenge of Africa' is a milestone in African writing that both educates and inspires." Tim Butcher

Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She is also the founder of the Green Belt Movement. Born in Kenya in 1940 she lives and works in Nairobi.
311 pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2011. R540
"Presenting fifteen case studies of emerging agribusinesses in South Africa, this book has three main objectives: (1) to capture the human stories behind the emerging farms and agribusinesses in South Africa in order to showcase their rich diversity, historical backgrounds, current context, and future directions; (2) to highlight the best practices, opportunities, and challenges facing South Africa's emerging farmers and agribusinesses; and (3) to create a new set of instructional materials for academics and development practitioners, or as a point of reference for other entrepreneurs, members of government, and other practioners engaged in agriculture and agribusiness." from the back cover

"It is impossible to understand the current state of South Africa's agricultural sector without looking at the country's history. Similarly, one cannot fully understand the opportunities and challenges facing emerging farmers and agribusinesses in South Africa without first walking in their shoes. This book is an excellent effort in giving the unfiltered perspectives of emerging farmers from an enterprise level. It is a 'must read' for anyone working with agriculture and agribusiness transformation in South Africa." Mr Langa Zita, Director-General of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Makgala (C.) & Malila (I.) THE 2011 BOFEPUSU STRIKE, a story of the fight for restoration of workers purchasing power
255pp., illus., map, paperback, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Book Series No.105, Cape Town, 2014. R330
An account of the strike the Botswana Federation of Public Service Unions (BOFEPUSU) engaged in for two months in 2011. This monograph examines the factors that caused the strike, how it unfolded, and the strike's aftermath, which resulted in the dismissal of a large number of workers and hostile relations between the Botswana government and BOFEPUSU.

Christian Makgala is Associate Professor of African History in the Department of History, University of Botswana. His other books are "Elite Conflict in Botswana: a history", "History of the Bakgatla-baga-Kgafela in Botswana and South Africa" and "History of Botswana Public Employees Union", co-authored with Zibani Maundeni.
Ikanyeng Malila is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Botswana.
Makhulu (A-M.) MAKING FREEDOM, apartheid, squatter politics, and the struggle for home
228pp., paperback, Durham & London, 2015. R495
Anne-Maria Makhulu "explores practices of squatting and illegal settlement on the outskirts of Cape Town during and immediately following the end of apartheid." from the back cover

"Anne-Maria Makhulu sketches a moving picture of the often desperate struggles of squatters against the apartheid state in their efforts to make possible some sort of combination of work and family life. She also highlights important shifts and continuities under post-apartheid and the turn to neo-liberal policies. 'Making Freedom' is a major contribution that will impact the historiography of South Africa, urban studies, political economy, and anthropology of the state, market, and violence." Peter Geschiere, author of "Witchcraft, Intimacy, and Trust: Africa in comparison"

"We tend to think of South Africa in terms of its heroic struggles. Anne-Marie Makhulu shows us just how much we can learn by appreciating its quieter and less dramatic subaltern moments. In doing so, she places the expansion of shack settlements in post-apartheid Cape Town within the larger transformation of a global context." Donald Donham, author of "Violence in a Time of Liberation: murder and ethnicity at a South African gold mine"

Anne-Maria Makhulu is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University.
Marks (S.) DISCORDANT VILLAGE VOICES, a Zambian community-based wildlife programme
325 pp., map, illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R288
In this long-term case study, begun in the 1960s, Stuart Marks examines how the Munyamadzi rural communities living in Zambia's Luangwa Valley have been affected by colonial and later government initiatives to conserve wildlife. He seeks to demonstrate that local employments and assistance must create sustainable alternatives to customary livelihoods if environmental and biodiversity conservation efforts are to succeed.
Massie (K.), Collier (D.) & Crotty (A.) EXECUTIVE SALARIES IN SOUTH AFRICA, who should have a say on pay?
322 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R265
Foreword by Pravin Gordham.

The authors of this book examine levels of pay and income inequality in South Africa. They explore "possible inefficiencies and growth-limiting aspects of excessive executive pay and the extent of the gap between the pay of the wealthy executive and that of the working poor". Where effective ethical business leadership on the question of remuneration is absent they "support regulatory intervention that provides multiple stakeholders with a say on pay at all levels of a company". from pg. xvii of the introduction

Canadian barrister and solicitor Kaylan Massie moved to South Africa in 2011. She graduated with a Master's degree in Labour Law in 2012.
Debbie Collier is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, and is an associate of the Institute of Development and Labour Law.
Financial writer Ann Crotty received her MPhil in Company Law from the University of Cape Town in 2010. She was named journalist of the year in 2005, along with her colleague, Renée Bonorchis, for their work on executive pay published in Business Report. In 2006 she was named Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year, and in 2013 she won the Economy and Industry Section of the Sanlam Award.
186pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R360
A selection of essays on the role NGOs can play in struggles for social justice.

Contributions include
"Black Liberation and the Notion of 'Social Justice' in South Africa" by Thapelo Tselapedi
"'We Give Off a Lot of Heat But Not a Lot of Light': NGOs and land advocacy in Zimbabwe, 1995-2005" by Kirk Helliker
"Infiltration and Instigation: how white suburban activists act out left politics on black bodies" by Koketso Moeti
"NGOs" brining false hope and empty promises", Gladys Mpepho, in conversation with Thembini Onceya.

"Non-governmental organisations are often seen as important vehicles of the quest for fairer, more just, societies - they are sometimes said to play a role once expected of political parties and governments. But the claim that NGOs are in the vanguard of the fight for social justice is rarely submitted to critical scrutiny. This book helps to fill that gap. It brings together insights from scholars and activists that deepen our understanding of the ways in which NGOs work and the limits of their social roles. It offers a welcome corrective to those who exaggerate NGO's abilities to fight for change and provides challenging ideas on more effective ways of pursuing social justice. This is an essential book for anyone who wants to understand more about a significant social trend, and for those who are looking for new ideas on how to work for a fairer society." Steven Friedman, Director, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Johannesburg

Sally Matthews teaches in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University.
Mbatha (K.) UNMASKED, why the ANC failed to govern
250pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R265
Foreword by Ahmed Kathrada.

Khulu Mbatha examines the motives of the African National Congress (ANC), reflects on the party's failure to honour the principles of the Freedom Charter, asserts that it has failed to adapt, and explores strategies and plans that can contribute to building a just and equal society.

Khulu Mbatha has been an ANC member for over 40 years and has held various positions within its structures. He was Special Advisor to former Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. During the CODESA negotiations he was co-ordinator of the ANC's National Executive Committee. He also served as Minister Counsellor to South Africa's Permanent Mission to the United Nations, as Consul-General in Munich, and as Deputy Director-General of Home Affairs.
Mbeki (M.) ARCHITECTS OF POVERTY, why African capitalism needs changing
196 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R165
Moeletsi Mbeki analyses the problem of poverty in Africa and concludes that the fault lies with the political elites who enrich themselves at the expense of their fellow citizens.

Moeletsi Mbeki is a political analyst for Nedcor Bank and the Deputy Chairman of the South African Institute for International Affairs.
McCord (A.) PUBLIC WORKS AND SOCIAL PROTECTION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, do public works work for the poor?
224 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, 2012. R265
Also published in USA, UK and Europe.

Anna McCord explores the question of whether Public Works Programmes are effective in providing social protection and responding to unemployment.

"...probably the most rigorous assessment of PWPs in Africa yet undertaken. A number of incisive critiques are made and pertinent issues are explored that few critics have raised before. Even informed readers who are broadly sympathetic to PWPs must be forced after reading fundamentally rethink their views on the efficacy of PWPs as a social protection instrument." Stephen Devereux, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies

Anna McCord is a Research Fellow in the Overseas Development Institute, London, and a Research Affiliate of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the University of Cape Town.
McDonald (D.A.) WORLD CITY SYNDROME, neoliberalism and inequality in Cape Town
355 pp., maps, hardback, d.w., London & New York, 2008. R599
David McDonald "argues that Cape Town must be understood as a neoliberal city, wracked by the socio-spatial inequalities inherent to market-oriented reforms. Despite the pro-poor rhetoric of local and national government in post-apartheid South Africa, Cape Town has arguably become the most unequal city in the world".

David McDonald is Associate Professor and Director of Global Development Studies at Queen's University, Canada.

McKinley (D.) SOUTH AFRICA'S CORPORATISED LIBERATION, a critical analysis of the ANC in power
198pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R240
Dale McKinley offers a critical analysis of the ANC in power, as a means to "better explain and understand the ANC and its politics as well as South Africa’s post-1994 trajectory; contribute to renewed discussion and debate about power and democracy; and help identify possible sign-posts to reclaim revolutionary, universalist and humanist values as part of the individual and collective struggle for the systemic change South Africa’s democracy needs." from the back cover

Dale McKinley is an independent writer, researcher and lecturer based in Johannesburg.
Mills (G.) & Herbst (J.) AFRICA'S THIRD LIBERATION, the new search for prosperity and jobs
248 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R220
This book asks how Africa's political leaders and interest groups can liberate their countries from political economies characterised by graft, crony capiltalism, rent-seeking, elitism and social inequality and promote economic growth.

Jeffrey Herbst is President of Colgate University in the USA and a member of the Brenthurst Foundation's Advisory Board.
Greg Mills directs the Brenthurst Foundation. He is also a columnist for the Sunday Times, and author of "Why Africa is Poor- and what Africans can do about it".
Mills (G.), Obasanjo (O.), Herbst (J.) & Davis (D.) MAKING AFRICA WORK, a handbook for economic success
317pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R280
A handbook on how to ensure economic growth beyond commodities, and to create jobs.

"A last, a book on 'How' rather than 'What' to do to improve the fortunes of Africa's people" Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Democratic Alliance

"I wish I had this handbook when I was president of Malawi. It not only offers convincing arguments on what to do, but practical examples and steps to how to get things done." Joyce Banda

"This is a timely and important book. Africa's GDP per capita is now falling, and so the region is once again diverging from the rest of mankind. Africa's leaders face the choice between managing economic change, or being overwhelmed by political change. For those wise enough to choose the former, this handbook is a valuable guide."Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University

Greg Mills is Director of the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg and the author of "Why Africa is Poor - and What Africans Can Do About It".
Jeffrey Herbst is President and CEO of the Newseum in Washington DC. His books include "States and Power in Africa: comparative lessons in authority and control".
Olusegun Obasanjo is a former president of Nigeria.
Dickie David is Special Adviser at the Brenthurst Foundation and Managing Director of Nant Enterprises Ltd.
273pp., paperback, Trenton, 2017. R540
“This research work opens up an opportunity for further scrutiny of South Africa’s development challenges from the dawn of democracy into the future. Scholars, policy makers and students must seriously explore this book and make contributions that can help to prevent South Africa from losing its direction on advancing a people centered political economy and development agenda”. Prof Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS), University of Pretoria

“Sihle Moon has written lucid account of developmental states, with special attention to South Africa under the ANC. He believes that the scope for developmentalism is on the increase and I support this suggestion. It means that the great swing between public and private interests is underway once more, with real prospects for development in the full sense of the word." Prof Keith Hart, Centinial Professor of Economic Anthropology, London School of Economics

Sihle Moon teaches Development Studies at the University of Pretoria and is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship.
Mosoetsa (S.) EATING FROM ONE POT, the dynamics of survival in poor South African households
178 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R355
Between 1999 and 2004 Sarah Mosoetsa collected stories from poor men and women in two townships in KwaZulu-Natal in order to document how people respond to poverty and unemployment and discuss their experiences in relation to the restructuring of South Africa's welfare and social policies, and the extension of social grants.

"'Eating from One Pot' tells a tale of fragmentation and resilience, impoverishment and survival, despair and hope. In many ways therefore this book tells the story of post-apartheid South Africa where inequality and dire poverty have blighted the celebratory mood that followed the 1994 democratic breakthrough and dashed the hope for the egalitarian future that so many people fought for. This book is a superb example of the importance of rigorous social science research to understand and unravel the dilemmas of our rapidly changing times." Sakhela Buhlungu, Professor of Sociology, University of Pretoria and author of "A Paradox of Victory - COSATU and the democratic tranformation in South Africa"

Sarah Mosoetsa is a research associate at the Society, Work, and Development Institute (SWOP) and senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand.
Moyo (D.) DEAD AID, why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa
188 pp., paperback, London, 2009. R185
Dambisa Moyo analyses the history of economic development in Africa over the last fifty years and shows how aid "crowds out financial and social capital and feeds corruption".

"Dambisa Moyo makes a compelling case for a new approach in Africa. Her message is that 'Africa's time is now'. It is time for Africans to assume full control over their economic and political destiny. Africans should grasp the many means and opportunities available to them for improving the quality of life." Kofi Annan

Dambisa Moyo holds a Masters from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and a PhD in Economics fom Oxford University. She has worked as a consultant for the World Bank and at Goldman Sachs.
240pp., paperback, Trenton, 2017. R540
This collection of essays includes:
"Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in South Africa - challenges of microbiology quality of water resources" by Radeleke and C.Bezuidenhout
"Green Drop Certification of Wastewater Treatment Plants in South Africa - an initiative to reduce drinking water sources pollution and bedrock of waste water reuse" by J.Adewumi and O.Olanrewaju
"Impact of Distance between On-Site Sanitation and Location of Boreholes on Groundwater Contamination: the case of developing and semi-developed rural areas of Limpopo Province, South Africa" by M.Mokoena and M.Mukhola
"Analysis of Policy Implementation on Water Service Indicators and Basic Household Water Service Delivery in Rural Areas of South Africa: a review" by L.Mudau, M.Mukhola and P.Hunter.

Mammo Muchie is a DST/NRF Research Professor in Science, Technology and Innovation for Development at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Pretoria.
Angathevar Baskaran is Associate Professor at the Department of Development Studies, FEA, University of Malaya, Malaysia and Senior Research Associate, SHARChI (Innovation and Development), Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Pretoria.
Murray (M.J.) CITY OF EXTREMES, the spatial politics of Johannesburg
470 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R320
Martin Murray's critique of urban development in greater Johannesburg since 1994.

"In this meticulously researched account of Johannesburg's sociospatial history, Martin J.Murray gets beneath the surface of the city's chaotic present to discover the inertia of long-term deployments. He finds that ingrained habits of urban planning and real estate entrepreneurship have always been mobilized in the city as twin mechanisms of change and renewal across moments of territorial mutation. This exposes postapartheid transformation as a rearticulation of old orders and habits and makes an important contribution to revising the idea of a decisive historical rupture at the end of apartheid." Lindsay Bremner, Professor of Architecture, Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Martin J.Murray is Professor of Urban Planning at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan.
Mytelka (L.), Msimang (V.) & Perrot (R.) eds EARTH, WIND AND FIRE, unpacking the political, economic and security implications of discourse on the greem economy
340pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R350
A collection of essays that examine global and domestic climate change and sustainable energy issues, convey policy choices and recommendations, and articulate the need for a transdisciplinary approach that acknowledges social complexity. This book is the outcome of a Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) research project.

Naidoo (J.) CHANGE, organising tomorrow, today
233pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R200
Jay Naidoo was General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions from 1985 to 1993, and served as a minister in Nelson Mandela's cabinet from 1994 to 1999. He has worked in various capacities for the United Nations and other international organisations. He serves on the board of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and is a trustee of EarthRise Trust. In this book he draws on his experience to explore options for ending poverty and global warming, "with a focus on organising in our communities and building change from below and beyond borders." from the back cover
Ndletyana (M.) & Maimela (D.) eds. RESURGENT RESOURCE NATIONALISM?, a study into the global phenomenon
154pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R250
A study undertaken by the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) for SASOL Ltd that examines the concept of resource nationalism, its manifestation in public policy, the concerns, drivers and instruments through which resource nationalism is pursued by various mining jurisdictions, and how best private actors can respond.
Ndlovu (M.) PERFORMING INDIGENEITY, spectacles of culture and identity in coloniality
195pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R305
Originally published in the UK in 2019.

Morgan Ndlovu analyses performances of indigeneity and staged representations of commodified culture in South Africa. While he recognises the efforts of colonised subjects and the conditions under which they survive, he cautions against playing roles that sustain the power structure of coloniality.

Morgan Ndlovu is Associate Professor of Development Studies at the University of South Africa and a founding member of the Africa Decolonial Research Network.
Nkosi (M.) BLACK WORKERS, WHITE SUPERVISORS, the origins of the labor structure in South Africa
301pp., illus., paperback, Trenton, 2017. R540
"'Black Workers White Supervisors’ presents an empirically rich, accessible and sufficiently detailed seminal contribution to the growing literature on the economic history of South Africa. This is a uniquely fresh empirical gaze into the history of labour, race and class in South Africa’s mining industry. It is also a very timely contribution, particularly when new radical debates and imaginaries on labour and wealth distribution are being tabled by many scholars in the Global North and South." Dr Sonwabile Mnwana, Deputy Director and Senior Researcher, Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP), University of the Witwatersrand

Morley Nkosi left South Africa and went into exile in 1960. He obtained a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York and taught at Upsala College, Hofstra University and Rutgers University. He now lives in Johannesburg and is a Managing Associate of Morley Nkosi Associates and a partner in Global Railway Africa. He was chairperson of the National Institute for Economic Policy and has served on the boards of directors of various corporations.
152pp., paperback, No Place, 2015. R265
"The book advances the discourse on public policy-making. Lessons from the Mbeki era point to the fact that public policy-making is about responding to human needs with a view to creating a more inclusive society. The book also drives home the point that public policy-making requires decisive leadership as was provided by Mbeki when he was President of the Republic of South Africa." Edwell Kaseke, School of Human and Community Development, University of the Witwaterasrand


Ndangwa Noyoo is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Social Development at the University of Cape Town
Nyagah (L.) ed. SEEDS FOR GROWTH, financing smallholder farming in southern Africa
140 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R180
A collection of essays that explore how governance and political decision-making about the allocation of resources could transform smallholder farming in southern Africa.

Contributions include:
"The Case for Restrategising Spending Priorities to Support Small-Scale Farmers in South Africa" by Ruth Hall and Michael Aliber
"Agricultural Growth and Priorities for Investment in Smallholder Agriculture: sub-Saharan Africa" by Lovemore Rugube and Charles Machethe
"Challenges of Smallholder Farmers' Participation in Agricultural Policies in Eastern and Southern Africa: the experience of ESAFF" by Joe Mzinga.
O'Toole (S.) & Tavengwa (T.) eds. CITYSCAPES, re-thinking urban things, issue 7, futurity
142pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R140
Cityscapes, a magazine published twice a year, focuses on the emergent cities of the global south.

Contributions include:
"Anatomy of a Failure", Sean O'Toole on Tshwane's failed prepaid smart metering system
"Africa in the Next Century", Achille Mbembe
"We Need to Start Talking About the Future", Parks Tau and Lesley Lokko on remaking Johannesburg
"Science≠Fiction", Nnedi Okorafor and Lauren Beukes on science and science fiction in Africa.
O'Toole (S.) & Tavengwa (T.) eds. CITYSCAPES, re thinking urban things, issue 02, winter 2012
122 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R95
Cityscapes, a magazine published twice a year, focuses on the emergent cities of the global south.

Contributions include:
"To Let: space in new industrial park", on a new Chinese-built special economic zone in Zambia's copper belt region, by Kevin Bloom
"Compassion, not calculus", on recent public marches against road tolls in South Africa, by Gordon Pirie
"A Visionary Statement", on why the 'world class city' idea has proven so durable in Johannesburg's official planning discourse, by Kim Gurney
"The View from the Mountaintop", on Johannesburg's 2040 vision, by Geci Karuri-Sebina
"A Clean and an Organised House", on Luanda, by Claudia Gastrow.
Okorafor (O.A.) PRIMARY HEALTHCARE SPENDING, striving for equity under fiscal federalism
180 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R202
Okore Apia Okorafor "highlights key factors that can help to achieve equity in the allocation of primary healthcare resources within fiscal federal systems and decentralised health systems in general" and "explores a wide range of ways of spending found in fiscal federal systems around the world and how they impact on the equitable distribution of healthcare resources". from the back cover

Okore Apia Okorafor is a health economist currently working in the private medical industry in South Africa.
Oliphant (A.) et al NATION FORMATION AND SOCIAL COHESION, an enquiry into the hopes and aspirations of South Africans
241pp., paperback, Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), Johannesburg, 2014. R250
This book examines the theoretical suppositions of nation formation and social cohesion and links these theories to actual practices in four provinces in South Africa.
Onyeani (C.) ROAR OF THE AFRICAN LION, the memorable, controversial speeches and essays of Chika Onyeani
166pp., paperback, New York & Johannesburg, 2015. R175
A new collection of speeches, articles and other writings by Chika Onyeani, the author of "Capitalist Nigger: the road to success, a spider-web doctrine ".

Journalist and former diplomat Chika Onyeani is publisher and editor-in-chief of African Sun Times, the only weekly African newspaper distributed nationwide in the USA. He was born in 1943 in Nigeria and currently lives in New Jersey.
Palmer (I.), Moodley (N.) & Parnell (S.) BUILDING A CAPABLE STATE, service delivery in post-apartheid South Africa
303pp., paperback, FIrst SA Edition, Cape Town, 2017. R385
Also published in the UK in 2017.

"The authors present a rich, comprehensive but sober analysis of progress achieved by the South African public sector in the two decades after apartheid. Their view from the local level is particularly relevant, as South Africa is one of the few African countries empowered with sub-national government." William Cobbett, Director, Cities Alliance

"A landmark critical review drawing on a rich evidence base from both academic and practitioner perspectives. Its insights and analytical framework have relevance for other countries and cities facing the challenges of the 'new urban' agenda." Stephen Essex, Plymouth University

Ian Palmer is the founder of Palmer Development Group, a South African development consultancy. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Cape Town's African Centre for Cities.
Nishendra Moodley currently works with the South African National Treasury's City Support Programme.
Susan Parnell is Professor of Urban Geography in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Cape Town. She was a founding member of the African Centre for Cities and continues to be involved in their activities.
Parnell (S.) & Pieterse (E.) eds. AFRICA'S URBAN REVOLUTION,
309pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R435
First published in the UK in 2014.

"This book provides a powerful antidote to the argument that urbanisation in Africa is not worthy of attention from urban scholars and global policy makers. It does so in rich detail over a wide array of crucial themes across the continent's cities. In novel ways, and with robust style, the authors offer an invaluable new gold-standard text for the growing field of African urban studies." Garth Myers, Trinity College, Hartford

"'Africa's Urban Revolution' is a cutting-edge, insightful book that contains important contributions from some of the leading urban researchers in Africa. Informed by theory and practice, the book makes a major statement about future urban possibilities for the African region." Richard Grant, University of Miami

Contributions include:
"Africa's Urban Revolution in Context" by Edgar Pieterse and Susan Parnell
"Linking Urbanisation and Development in Africa's Economic Revival" by Ivan Turok
"Feeding African Cities: the growing challenge of urban food insecurity" by Jonathan Crush and Bruce Frayne
"Religion and Social Life in African Cities" by Carole Rakodi
"Transport Pressures in Urban Africa: practices, policies, perspectives" by Gordon Pirie
"The Challenge of Urban Planning Law Reform in African Cities" by Stephen Berrisford.

Susan Parnell is an urban geographer in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Cape Town and is on the executive of the African Centre for Cities.
Edgar Pieterse holds the South African Research Chair in Urban Policy, is Director of the African Centre for Cities and Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, both at the University of Cape Town.
Parsons (R.) ZUMANOMICS REVISITED, the road from Mangaung to 2030
186 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R225
Raymond Parsons examines the economic, social and political factors behind the unemployment, poverty and inequality that continue to plague South Africa.

Raymond Parsons is currently Professor in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at North West University. He has published a number of books on the South Africa economy, and edited the collection of essays, "Zumanomics" (2009).
Perry (A.) THE RIFT, a new Africa breaks free
431pp., colour illus., map, paperback, London, 2016. R390
Journalist Alex Perry has travelled throughout Africa for more than a decade. In this book he argues that Africa has long been misunderstood and abused by outsiders, and that the continent is now asserting itself in ways that will force the world to perceive it differently. Includes chapters on Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Alex Perry was Time magazine's bureau chief in Africa until 2013. He writes for various publications, including Newsweek. He is also the author of "Falling Off the Edge: globalisation, world peace and other lies" and "Lifeblood: how to change the world, one dead mosquito at a time".
Philip (K.) MARKETS ON THE MARGINS, mineworkers, job creation & enterprise development
222pp., illus., paperback, Woodbridge & Rochester, 2018. R295
Kate Philip discusses the lessons learnt from the job creation programme set up by South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in 1987 to assist the 40,000 mineworkers who lost their jobs after staging a national strike.

"...tells the largely untold story of the job creation strategies initiated by the National Union of Mineworkers for ex-mineworkers and their communities in a critical period of South Africa's history: a story that still holds important lessons for development policy today." Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa and former General Secretary of NUM

" important contribution to development theory and practice [and] to the current public discourse on small business and job creation" Eddie Webster, Professor Emeritus, Society, Work and Development Institute, University of the Witwatersrand

Kate Philip is Senior Development Advisor in the Government Technical Advisory Centre of South Africa's National Treasury. She ran the National Union of Mineworkers' (NUM) job creation programme for over a decade.
Pieterse (E.) CITY FUTURES, confronting the crisis of urban development
206 pp., paperback, Cape Town, etc., 2008. R315
Edgar Pieterse analyses current thinking on how to deal with the problems that confront the cities of the developing world - slums, poverty, umeployment and lack of governance - and offers an alternative approach.

Edgar Pieterse is director of the African Centre for Cities and professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, University of Cape Town.
Pieterse (E.) & Sinome (A.) eds. ROGUE URBANISM, emergent African cities
495 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2013. R650
This book is the outcome of a research exploration by the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town. The volume "is best regarded as an ensemble of diverse perspectives and modalities of thought on the various ways in which a thick analytical account of African cityness can be advanced...considering the inevitable diversity and arguments across these is partial and necessarily incomplete." Edgar Pieterse, from his introduction

Contributions include:
"Grasping the Unknowable: coming to grips with African urbanisms" by Edgar Pieterse
"Reconceptualising Urbanism Ecology and Networked Infrastructure" by Mark Swilling
"Palimpset African Urbanity: connecting pre-colonial and post-apartheid urban narratives in Durban" by Orli Bass
"Seeking Logic in the Chaos Precinct: the spatial and property dynamics of trading space in Jeppe" by Tanya Zack
"The City from its Margins: rethinking urban governance through the everyday lives of migrant women in Johannesburg" by Caroline Wanjiku Kihato
"Outcharming Crime in (D)urban Space" by Christine Hentschel
"Shifting Spaces, Tilting Time" by Jay Pather
"Abracadabra" by Kim Gurney.

Edgar Pieterse holds the South African Research Chair in Urban Policy. He directs the African Centre for Cities and is Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, both at the University of Cape Town.
AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist and Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Honorary Professor at the African Centre for Cities, Research Associate with the Rujak Center for Urban Studies in Jakarta, and Research Fellow at the University of Tarumanagara.

Pinther (K.), Forster (L.) & Hanussek (C.) eds. AFROPOLIS, city, media, art
328 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R320
This publication accompanies the travelling exhibition which opened at Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cultures of the World, Cologne, in November 2010.

The "Afropolis" project seeks to explore the social networks and cultural relations that shape life in African megacities, and focuses on five cities: Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg. Scholars and artists met local cultural practitioners, carried out interviews, compiled photo and film documentation, and selected and initiated artistic works that expressed particular qualities of each city.

Contributions include:
"The Spatial Politics of the Past and the Present, a brief history of Alexandria" by Noor Nieftagodien
"The Technicians' Rebellion, electricity and the right to the city" by Thomas G.Kirsch
"Stylizing the Self" by Sarah Nuttall
"The Underground, the Surface and the Edges, a hauntology of Johannesburg" by Leora Farber and Anthea Buys.

Includes work by South African artists Kgafela oa Magogodi and Jyoti Mistry, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sabelo Mlangeni and Minnette Vari.

First published in Cologne in German.
Plaatjies (D.) ed. FUTURE INHERITANCE, building state capacity in democratic South Africa
321 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R225
Foreword by Dawn Prinsloo.
Preface by Desmond Tutu.

A collection of essays that examine "the present architecture and performance of the South African state and assess its institutional capacity to deliver on its mandates. The basic assumption is that without capacity, the state cannot govern." Daniel Plaatjies, from his introduction

"This book provides a fresh and compelling analysis to inform our current debates on the role of government in national development - and indeed to inform the strategies we must forge urgently to meet the imperatives for a just society." Professor Rob Moore, Deputy Vice Chancellor: Advancement and Partnerships, University of the Witwatersrand

"...the essays offer a rich account of government capacity, and the lack thereof, as explanatory framework for the crises of credibility and delivery. I have no doubt this collection will become a standard reference for students of government, politics and administration for a long time to come." Professor Jonathan Jansen, Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of the Free State

Contributions include:
"State Capacity and Political Accountability in Post-Apartheid South Africa" by Anthony Butler
"Strengthening the Centre: the South African presidency, 1994-2008" by Frank Chikane
"Who Governs the Governors? Accountability and government effectiveness in post-apartheid South Africa" by Steven Friedman
"The Provinces as a Bulwark of Democracy" by Helen Zille
"Basic Education: a development perspective" by Graeme Bloch
"State Ownership and the National Democratic Revolution: debating the issue of nationalisation" by Joel Netshitenzhe

Daniel Plaatjies is Professor at the School of Business Management at the University of the Free State and is currently Head of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation within the Office of the Premier, Free State Provincial Government.

Plaatjies (D.) ed. PROTECTING THE INHERITANCE, governance & public accountability in democratic South Africa
224 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R260
A collection of essays on the practice of governance and public accountability in South Africa.

"As our democracy matures, it is vital that our public intellectuals share their thoughts and ideas. Given that good governance is critical to the continued development of our young democracy, this book is a welcome addition to the conversation and makes us think critically on how South Africa is progressing." Eric Atmore, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Social Development, University of Cape Town

Forewords by Collins Chabane and Wolf Krug.
Preface by Anthony Butler.

Contributions include:
"The Evolving Role of Parliament in Governance and Accountability" by Max Sisulu
"Effective Democracy, Civil Society Movements and Public Accountability" by Thabo Makgoba
"Economic Governance, Markets and Public Accountability: a freedom constraint?" by John M.Luiz
"Service Delivery: constraints, corruption and cadres" by Paul Hoffman.

Daniel Plaatjies is Visiting Professor at the University of the Free State and Head of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation within the Office of the Premier, Free State Provincial Government. He is the editor of "Future Inheritance: building state capacity in democratic South Africa" (2011).
Prah (K.) & Gumede (V.) eds. AFRICA-CHINA PARTNERSHIPS AND RELATIONS, African perspectives
313pp., paperback, Trenton, 2018. R595
Contributions include:
"Chinese 'Soft Power' and Botswana's Higher Education: Confucius Institute and Chinese Studies Programme, University of Botswana" by Maitseo Bolaane
"Of Myths, Stereotypes and Misconceptions - Chinese and Africans: the case of Botswana" by Part Mgadla and Oarabile Makgabana-Dintwa

"Any reader seeking answers to questions such as 'what avenues exist for reconceptualizing and realigning the Africa-China partnership to address Africa's strategic interests?' will find many stimulating answers and insights in the 12 chapters of 'Africa-China Partnerships and Relations' written by various Africans. These excellent chapters with well-argued points based on rich empirical data make the book stand out as a treasure trove among competing works" Adams Bodomo, Professor of African Studies and Director, Global African Diaspora Studies Research Platform, University of Vienna

Kwesi Phrah lectures in World and Pan-African History at East China Normal University. He is a research associate at the Institute for Global Dialogue, University of South Africa, and PanGoal Institute, Beijing.
Vusi Gumede is Professor at the University of South Africa and Director of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute.
Provoost (M.) ed. CAPE TOWN, densification as a cure for a segregated city
156pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Rotterdam, No Date. R325
This book, produced by the International New Town Initiative (INTI), presents proposals challenging the prevailing ideas on urban-development in Cape Town and envisages a more compact and dense city that could solve the problems caused by unequal and unjust land-use.
196pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
Mamphela Ramphele discusses her foray into party politics, analyses the current situation in South Africa, and discusses possible solutions to the country's problems.

Medical doctor, activist, academic, businesswoman and politician Mamphela Ramphele was Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town and a managing director of the World Bank. In 2013 she formed the political platform AgangSA. He other books include "A Passion for Freedom" and "Conversations with My Sons and Daughters".
Ramphele (M.) LAYING GHOSTS TO REST, dilemmas of the transformation in South Africa
341 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2008) 2009. OUT OF PRINT
Mamphela Ramphele's discussion of the state of South Africa's democracy, with a focus on racism and sexism, transformation at the expense of delivery, capacity problems and the unintended consequences of policies such as Black Economic Empowerment and affirmative action.

Medical doctor, academic and activist Dr Ramphele was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town between 1996 and 2000. She was appointed Managing Director at the World Bank in 2000 and was co-chair of the Global Commission on International Migration from 2004 to 2005. She currently chairs Circle Capital Ventures in South Africa.
295pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
Labour lawyer Frans Rautenbach argues that the free market and decentralisation of government can effectively address South Africa's problems.

Frans Rautenbach is also the author of "Set the Workers Free" and "Liberating South African Labour from the Law". He practices as an advocate and labour lawyer in Cape Town.
151pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R195
Based on a pilot study, this book explores the "meanings and materiality" of livestock keeping within two communities along the Mpumalanga-Limpopo border.

"Livestock remain significant for many poor rural South African families. This study innovatively addresses the challenges facing smallholder livestock farming...Reddy and his co-authors highlight problems of disease and the difficulties faced by rural communities in getting access to veterinary services and treatment. They provide a fascinating analysis, rooted in interviews in Limpopo province. 'The Socioeconomics of Livestock Keeping' is a very timely book. South Africa urgently needs this kind of fresh and grounded thinking about rural development." William Beinart, African Studies Centre, Oxford University

"This work is recommended as an important resource for academic professionals, industry experts, government officials and scholars interested in a vibrant, resilient and effective agricultural economy for continuous growth of the smallholder livestock sector." Aldo Stroebel, Executive Director, National Research Foundation
Rogan (M.) ed. POST-SCHOOL EDUCATION, and the labour market in South Africa
257pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
Contributions include:
Young People's Early Adult Transitions: five years in the South African Youth Panel Study by Kathryn Isdale, Vijay Reddy and Lolita Winnaar
The Post Matriculation Enrolment Decision: do public TVET colleges provide students with a viable alternative? by Nicola Branson and Amy Kahn
The Adult Education and Training (AET) Island: the missing piece of the post-school puzzle by Peliwe Lolwana
Over-Qualification and Skills-Utilisation in the Graduate Labour Market: evidence from two South African universities by Michael Rogan
Education and Skills Mismatch in the South African Labour Market by Erofili Grapsa, Bongiwe Mncwango and Michael Rogan
Rotberg (R.) AFRICA EMERGES, consummate challenges, abundant opportunities
49 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2013. R325
Robert Rotberg analyses the challenges the countries in sub-Saharan Africa need to overcome if they are to emerge in 2050 as peaceful, prosperous nations.

"Rotberg's work is an elegant tour de force, sweeping all contemporary Africa into its view and establishing not just the continent's well-known faults but the real hopes for its future. Honest and provocative, Rotberg has combined deep knowledge with real common sense." Stephen Chan, School of Oriental and African Studies

"'Africa Emerges' is a comprehensive book that manages to survey a continent while being sensitive to nuance. Rotberg, in an optimistic but unromantic manner, paints a possible future for African countries that would, if adopted, transform the lives of tens of millions of people." Jeffrey Herbst, Colgate University

Robert Rotberg is the Founding Director of the Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Intrastate Conflict and President Emeritus of the World Peace Foundation. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, was a member of the US Secretary of State's advisory panel on Africa, and in 2012-2013 was the Inaugural Fulbright Research Chair in Political Development at both the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University (Ottawa) and the Balsillie School of International Affairs of the University of Waterloo (Canada).
Satgar (V.) & Southall (R.) eds. COSATU IN CRISIS, the fragmentation of an African trade union federation
305pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
A collection of essays that analyse the causes of the crisis in Cosatu and provide perspectives on why organised labour is central to understanding the future of Alliance politics, industrial relations and democracy.

Foreword by Zwelinzima Vavi.

Contributions include:
"Cosatu in Crisis: analysis and prospects" by Vishwas Satgar and Roger Southall
"Lessons from the Political Strategies of Post-Independence African Trade Unions" by Ben Scully
"Cosatu and the Alliance: falling apart at the seams" by Devan Pillay
"Militants of Managers? Cosatu and democracy in the workplace" by Themba Masondo, Mark Orkin and Edward Webster
"Strike Violence After South Africa's Democratic Transition" by Crispen Chinguno
Satgar (V.) ed. CAPITALISM'S CRISES, class struggles in South Africa and the world
298pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R385
A collection of essays that reflect a wide range of Left responses to the world-wide economic crisis.

Contributions include:
"Understanding the Labour Crisis in South Africa: real wage trends and the minerals-energy complex economy" by Niall Reddy
"Seize Power! The role of the constitution in uniting a struggle for social justice in South Africa" by Mark Heywood.

"There is no other book quite like it. Its scholarship is sound; it is provocative and controversial, and it will get people thinking and discussing." Martin Legassick, Emeritus Professor at the University of the Western Cape

"The new global Left is fighting the struggle with new instruments of transformation...This book draws attention to the plurality of left political forms, new approaches to power and ways of analysing the current crises of capitalism." Dinga Sikwebu, national coordinator of the United Front

Vishwas Satgar is a senior lecturer in International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award of the World Association for Political Economy for initiating and editing the Democratic Marxism series.
Satgar (V.) ed. CO-OPERATIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA, advancing solidarity economy pathways from below
284pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R365
"Society cannot survive through greed, individualism and rampant competition. Human solidarity is the only antidote to build a humane and ecologically conscious alternative. This book makes a compelling case for such an alternative, rooted in the lived experience of the many. Read it!" Jay Naidoo, founding General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

"This book provides many rich lessons for government policy makers as well as the grassroots activists who are laying the foundations for a future solidarity economy." Edward Webster, Emeritus Professor, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

Contributions include:
"Co-operative Banking in South Africa" by David de Jong and McIntosh Kuhlengisa
"With, Against and Beyond the State: a solidarity economy through a movement of movements" by Vishwas Satgar
"More Ethical Than Ethical: Ethical Food Co-operative's conversion to a worker co-operative" by Jane Cherry
"Locking in Commercial Farming: challenges for food sovereignty and the solidarity economy" by Andrew Bennie.

Eco-socialist Vishwas Satgar, who chairs the board of the Co-operative and Policy Alternative Centre, is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is editor of The Climate Crisis: South African and global democratic eco-socialist alternatives.
Satgar (V.) ed. THE SOLIDARITY ECONOMY ALTERNATIVE, emerging theory and practice
318 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R355
A collection of essays that explore the solidarity economy alternative in South Africa, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Italy and the USA.

Contributions include:
"The Solidarity Economy Alternative in South Africa: prospects and challenges" by Vishwas Satgar
"The Solidarity Economy Response to the Agrarian Crisis in South Africa" by Mazibuko Jana
"Linking Food Sovereignty and the Solidarity Economy in South African Townships" by Andrew Bennie
"The Mineline Factory Occupation: pathway to the solidarity economy" by Athish Kirun Satgoor.

"'The Solidarity Economy Alternative' propagates the radical impulse of democracy from below while affirming ethical values and principles like social justice. This book is an excellent guide to this powerful idea and an invaluable resource for activists in South Africa and beyond." Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, patron of the Democracy from Below Campaign, South Africa, and former deputy Minister of Defence and of Health

"A brilliant, contemporary effort to reconstruct, on a new basis, the transformative, anti-capitalist vision. It is an immensely valuable, empirically grounded contribution to a fundamentally important debate." Peter Evans, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Vishwas Satgar is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Saunders (C.), Dzinesa (G.A.) & Nagar (D.) eds. REGION-BUILDING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, progress, problems and prospects
350 pp., paperback, London & Johannesburg, 2012. R290
A collection of essays that address the key political, socio-economic and security challenges facing southern Africa today, analyse the effectiveness of the SADC and other regional organsiations, and suggest how region-building in southern Africa may be compared with similar efforts elsewhere in Africa and other parts of the world.

Contributions include:
"The SADCC and its Approaches to African Regionalism" by Gilbert M.Khadiagala
"The Southern African Development Community's Decision-Making Architecture" by Chris Landsberg
"Elections and Conflict Management" by Khabele Matlosa
"Gender and Peace-building" by Elizabeth Otitodun and Antonia Porter
"The Southern African Customs Union: promoting stability through dependence?" by Richard Gibb
"Food Insecurity" by Scott Drimie and Sithabiso Gandure
"HIV/AIDS and Human Security" by Gwinyayi A.Dzinesa
"Migration and Xenophobia" by Francis Nyamnjoh and Patience Mususa
"Climate Change Challenges" by David Simon
"China" by Garth le Pere

Chris Saunders is an emeritus professor at the University of Cape Town and a research associate at the Centre for Conflict Resolution.
Gwinyayi A.Dzinesa is a former senior researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution.
Dawn Nagar is a researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution.
Scerri (M.) ed. THE EMERGENCE OF SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION IN SOUTH(ERN) AFRICA, long histories and contemporary debates
390pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R375
A collection of essays that trace the history of innovations in South Africa from precolonial times to the present and analyse different aspects of the current state of the South African National System of Innovation, a concept introduced into South African public policy discourse through the White Paper on Science and Technology (1996).

"The book is highly original in taking a long historical perspective starting with the Stone Age and ending with current challenges from a globalising economy. The integration of the innovation system concept in a specific political economy discourse is original and offers interesting isights." Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Aalborg University
Scott (D.), Davies (H.) & New (M.) eds. MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT, lessons from Cape Town
248pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R385
Presents initiatives at local government level and records the progress made and challenges faced in mainstreaming climate change into urban policies, processes, programmes and practices.

"The book represents a new framework for analysing climate change mainstreaming, but also examines the enactment of different forms of governance to manage climate and urban development." Arabella Fraser, The Open University

Dianne Scott is Associate Professor at the African Centre of Cities and Senior Social Science Researcher in the FRACTAL Research Programme in the Climate Systems Analysis Group at the University of Cape Town.
Helen Davies is the Chief Director of the Green Economy at the Western Cape Government.
Mark New is Director of the African Climate and Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town and Professor of International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK.
Seekings (J.) & Nattrass (N.) POVERTY, POLITICS & POLICY IN SOUTH AFRICA, why has poverty persisted after apartheid?
335pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R265
Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass analyse the South African welfare state, labour market policies and the growth path of the South African economy, argue that the ANC government's policies have been, in important aspects, social democratic, and explain how social democratic policies both mitigate and reproduce poverty in countries like South Africa.

Jeremy Seekings in Professor of Political Studies and Sociology at the University of Cape Town. Nicoli Nattrass is Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town. They are both based in the Centre for Social Science Research.
Siddle (A.) & Koelble (T.A.) THE FAILURE OF DECENTRALISATION IN SOUTH AFRICAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT, complexity and unanticipated consequences
314 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R435
An analysis of service delivery failure, based on a study of 37 municipalities across South Africa, aimed at promoting an understanding of the difficulties confronting local government and the causes of its failure.

"...perhaps the most thorough and systematic study of local government in South Africa to date. It is an original and important book." Philip Oxhorn, Professor of Political Science, McGill Univerity

"...far and away the best study available of a major problem with democratic decentralisation - the dangers that attend overloading elected local councils in developing countries with technocratic tasks. South Africa is THE classic example of this problem, and this text is THE classic study of the case." James Manor, Emeka Anyaoku, Professor of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Andrew Siddle currently consults independently in the fields of public and corporate governance, compliance and policy analysis.
Thomas Koelble is Professor of Business Administration in Political Science at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.
Smith (M.N.) ed. CONFRONTING INEQUALITY, the South African crisis
180pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R210
Contributions include:
South Africans Should Not Be Polite About Inequality by Ben Turok
The Inequality Danger: the imperative to normalise freedom by Kgalema Motlanthe
Confronting Inequality: thoughts on public accountability and policy resonance by Thuli Madonsela
Tackling Wage Inequality: pay ratios and capping pay by David Francis and Kaylan Massie
The Systemic Underpinnings of Inequality in South Africa by Neva Seidman Makgetla.

Michael Nassen Smith is currently the Deputy Director of the Institute for African Alternatives.
Soudien (C.), Reddy (V.) & Woolard (I.) eds. POVERTY & INEQUALITY, diagnosis, prognosis, responses, state of the nation
326pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R295
"A sober, scholarly and immensely powerful reminder of the reality that poverty and inequality remain our major structural challenges in the way of that noble aspiration of a democratic nation state." Alec Irwin, Minister of Public Enterprises 2004-2008

Contributions include:
"South Africa 2018: the state of the discussion on poverty and inequality" by Crain Soudien, Vasu Reddy and Ingrid Woolard
"Poverty and Inequality: South Africa in a continental context" by Jeremy Seekings
"Post-Apartheid Inequality and the Long Shadow of History" by Colin Bundy
"'Accounting' for Migrants in Inequality and the Future: the distance to openness" by Temba Masilela, Stephen Rule and Rachel Adams
"Wealth Taxation as an Instrument to Reduce Wealth Inequality in South Africa" by Samson Mbewe, Ingrid Woolard and Dennis Davis
"Indebtedness and Aspiration in South Africa" by Deborah James
"Abstract Human Right or Material Practice? Academic freedom in an unequal society" by John Higgins
"Beyond the Campus Gate: higher education and place-based development in South Africa" by Leslie Bank and Glenda Kruss.
Southall (R.) & Melber (H.) eds. A NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA?, Imperialism, investment and development
440 pp., maps, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R260
An examination of the new scramble for Africa's resources.

Contributions include "Scramble for Africa? Continuities and discontinuities with former imperialism" by Roger Southall,
"Global Trade Regimes and Multi-Polarity: the US and Chinese scramble for African resources and markets" by Henning Melber,
"India's Engagements in Africa: self-interest or mutual partnership?" by Sanusha Naidu,
"South Africa in Africa: still a formidable player" by John Daniel and Nompumelelo Bhengu,
"The Mining Boom in Sub-Saharan Africa: continuity, change and policy implications" by Wilson Prichard, and
"The Eurpean Union and the International Scramble for African Fish" by André Standing.

Roger Southall is Professor of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Henning Melber is Executive Director of the Dag Hammarsköld Foundation in Uppsala, Sweden.
Stephan (H.) & Power (M.) eds. THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA IN THE 21ST CENTURY, from the old world to the new
456 pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, (2006) 2012. R249
Foreword by Robert Schrire.

This revised edition of "The Scramble for Africa in the 21st Century" "uses the tools of international political economy to clarify the challenges of development in today's Africa - from managing mounting demand for the region's natural resources and land, to navigating the turbulence of global capital and trade flows. It critically analyses the sources and sustainability of the current African growth path - and explains why they are crucial for South Africa's foreign and economic policy debates." Rod Alence, Associate Professor and Acting Head, International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand.
Styan (J-B.) BLACKOUT, the Eskom crisis
228pp., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R200
Journalist James-Brent Styan has been writing about Eskom since 2008. In this account he offers insight into the decline of Eskom and the many different aspects of the energy crisis.
Swilling (M.) & Annecke (E.) JUST TRANSITIONS, explorations of sustainability in an unfair world
360 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R385
Published in 2012 in the USA, Europe and Asia.

This book rethinks development, seeking to reconcile the sustainable use of natural resources with a commitment to sufficiency, where over-consumers are satisfied with less so that under-consumers can secure enough. Case studies from Africa, set in the context of global trends, detail the challenges.

"We all know that the current model of global capitalism and its unjust settlement patterns are wrong, unsustainable, and yet, seemingly interminable. 'Just Transitions' indispensible reading for anyone with any desire to cast light on our bleak world, bereft of ideas." Professor Edgar Pieterse, Director of the African Center for Cities, University of Cape Town and author of "City Futures".

Mark Swilling is Professor in the School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch, co-ordinator of the postgraduate programme in Sustainable Development, Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute, and a member of the International Resource Panel convened by the United Nations Environment Programme.

Eve Annecke is Founding Director of the Sustainability Institute and co-founder of Lynedoch Ecovillage.
Swilling (M.), Musango (J.) & Wakeford (J.) eds. GREENING THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY, scoping the issues, challenges and opportunities
440pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R500
A collection of essays that argue for a review of South Africa's existing economic growth model, which remains reliant on the depletion of natural resources, and assess the possibilities for a transition to a sustainable future.

Contributions include:
"The Gren Economy Accord: launchpad for a green transition?" by Leanne Seeliger and Ivan Turok
"Climate Change and Low-Carbon Transition" by Manisha Gulati, Louise Scholtz and Saliem Fakir
"Agro-Ecological Farming and Soil Rehabilitation" by Gareth Haysom
"Extractivism, its deadly impacts and struggles towards a post-extractivist future" by Samantha Hargreaves
"Greening the Manufacturing Sector" by Jeremy Wakeford, Reviva Hassom and Anthony Black
"Water for Greening the Economy" by Willem de Lange
"Financing the Green Economy" by Precious Zikhali, Manisha Gulati and Phindile Ngwenya
"Ecological Literacy, a sense of wonder, and more..." by Eve Annecke and Johan Hattingh
"One Million Climate Jobs Campaign" by Brian Ashley and Jeff Rudin.

Mark Swilling is Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development in the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute and Co-Director of the Stellenbosch for Complex Systems in Transition.
Josephine Musango is Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University.
Jeremy Wakeford is Extraordinary Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, and a macro-economist at Quantum Global Research Lab in Switzerland.
Tabane (O.) LET'S TALK FRANKLY, letters to influential South Africans about the state of our nation
249pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
A collection of satirical letters written to 22 prominent South Africans by Onkgopotse Tabane, calling upon them to use their influence to improve the situation in South Africa. Letters are addressed to Gwede Mantashe, Helen Zille, Julius Malema, Mosiuoa Terror Lekota, Mamphela Ramphele, Zwelinzima Vavi, Patrice Motsepe, Peter Bruce, Pallo Jordan, Blade Nzimande, Aaron Motsoaledi, Nathi Nhleko, Angie Motshekga, Signal Jammer, Thuli Madonsela, Ray McCauley, Steve Hofmeyr, Naleka Mbete, Nicky Oppenheimer, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mmusi Maimane, and Jacob Zuma.

"Through these letters, corruption, internal democracy, racism and other important issues facing our nation are explored in a politically incorrect manner. This book is not a history or reference book but only my ‘arrogant opinion’ (to steal from Khaya Dlanga). I don’t seek so much to be right as to be true to my own belief system, guided by my upbringing. Where I got anything wrong I am happy to receive feedback. My conclusions, expressed strongly in these letters, were arrived at through observing South African politics over the last three decades." from the introduction

Onkgopotse Tabane is currently Executive Director of Oresego Communications and chief executive of EnviroWorld Productions. He is a director of Pholosang Resolution Services and a founder and host of Frank Dialogue. He is a regular columnist for The Daily Maverick and the Sunday Independent.
Terreblanche (S.) LOST IN TRANSFORMATION, South Africa's search for a new future since 1986
144 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R180
Sampie Terreblanche argues that socio-economic transformation has yet to take place in South Africa. He traces political-economic developments from the 1650s up to the present, examines the global political and economic context of the 1980s and 1990s and evaluates the government's performance since 1994, focusing on affirmative action. He also analyses the strategies devised by American and British companies with a presence in South Africa, in collaboration with the Mineral and Energy Complex (MEC), to circumscribe the ANC's future policies.

Sampie Terreblanche is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Stellenbosch. He is also the author of "A History of Inequality in South Africa 1652-2002".
Terreblanche (S.) WESTERN EMPIRES, Christianity, and the inequalities between the West and the rest, 1500-2010
584 pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2014. R360
Sampie Terreblanche addresses the acute problem of global inequality, arguing that empire building is at the root of it.

"The reality of inequality has moved to the centre of the political stage at both global and at national level. To understand the problem, history has made a welcome - and long overdue - return to economic analysis... Terreblanche's book is a huge and valuable contribution to possibly the most important (and also controversial) debate of our time." Francis Wilson, Emeritus Professor, School of Economics, University of Cape Town

Economist Sampie Terreblanche taught at the University of Stellenbosch. He retired as Professor of Economics in 1995 and was appointed Professor Emeritus. He is the author of twelve books, including "A History of Inequality in South Africa 1952-2002 (2002).
Thompson-Smeddle (L.) ed. A SOUTH AFRICAN RENEWABLE ENERGY GUIDE, for local government
134pp., illus., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, (2012) 2016. R220
This book "provides useful information and solid examples of how politicians, city managers and government officials, in partnership with communities, can facilitate the adoption of renewable energy systems and technologies to achieve a more sustainable energy future for all." from the back cover

Lisa Thompson-Smeddle is founder and Director of the Sustainable Development Network.
Tshabangu (M.) FOOTPRINTS IN STONE, women and the Zenzele Movement in South Africa
256pp., paperback, Harare & Johannesburg, 2015. R325
Mango Tshabangu discusses the growth of the Zenele (do it yourself) philosophy and practice among women in South Africa. Zenele clubs were founded in the Eastern Cape in the 1920s by mission-educated African women who sought to improve the lives of rural women by focusing on womens' resilience and leadership, the power of education and training for income-generation, and solidarity across class and ethnic divides.

Mango Tshabangu worked as a journalist for the Sunday Times and was a member of the management team of World Newspapers.
Turok (B.) ed. CHANGING THE COLOUR OF CAPITAL, essays in politics and economics
209pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R210
A collection of essays that address questions about policy-making and transformation in South Africa. The book is based on a series of lectures delivered during a course entitled "Political Economy for South Africa - current debates", designed for ANC MPs, researchers and administrators.

Contributions include:
"The Evolution of ANC Leadership: lessons from history" by Z Pallo Jordan
"Marxism and the Economy" by Ben Turok
"Class Power in South Africa" by Jeremy Cronin
"Driving Change: the National Development Plan 2030" by Trevor Manuel
"For the Good of the Whole: on the doctrine of the seperation of powers" by R Cassius Lubisi, Bongani Ngqulunga and Khilekani Mathe
"The Curse of Berlin: lessons from Africa" by Adekeye Adebajo.

After leaving Parliament in 2014 Ben Turok became Director of the Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) and the editor of New Agenda, South African journal of social and economic policy.
Valiani (S.) ed. THE FUTURE OF MINING IN SOUTH AFRICA, sunset or sunrise?
401pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R320
Contributions include:
"Towards Mining Vision 2030" by Joel Netshitenzhe
"Transformation in South Africa's Mining Industry" by Duma Gqubule
"Greening South African Mining through the Fourth Industrial Revolution" by Ross Harvey
A Feminist Perspective on Women and Mining in South Africa" by Salimah Valiani and Nester Ndebele
"Trade Union Organising in the Mining Sector: a structural perspective on worker insurgency and shifting union strategies" by Khwezi Mabasa and Crispen Chinguno
"The Mining-Energy Nexus, Climate Change and Prospects of Just Transition: pathways for a Wellbeing Economy Approach" by Lorenzo Fioramonti.
van der Waal (K.) ed. WINELANDS, WEALTH AND WORK, transformations in the Dwars River Valley, Stellenbosch
247 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R330
A study on how the people of the Dwars River Valley between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek in the Cape winelands are responding to real estate development and social transformation processes post 1994.

Contributions include:
"No Place Like Home: the complexities of resettlement and development at Lanquedoc" by Francois Louw
"Solms-Delta: transformation or neopaternalism?" by Paula Jackson
"Boschendal: politicisation or transformation?" by Corrine Cash and Larry Swatuk
"Women as 'Dorp Supporters': new opportunities for female entrepreneurship" by Ingrid van der Heijden
"Patrolling Respectability with the Neigbourhood Watch" by Tinashe Pfigu, Cassandra Gabriel and Kees van der Waal
"Pentecostalism in the Dwars River Valley: challenging the mission legacy" by Handri Walters and Miemie de Plessis.

Kees van der Waal is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch.
van Loggerenberg (J.) & Lackay (A.) ROGUE, the inside story of SARS's elite crime-busting unit
288pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R195
Johann van Loggerenberg, who headed the elite crime-busting unit at the South African Revenue Service (SARS), reveals the truth behind the sensational reports that led to him and almost the entire top management being forced to resign in 2015. According to van Loggerenberg, there was no "rogue unit" and the investigations concerning this unit were fundamentally flawed.

"Impairing SARS's capacity by blunting its investigative edge has been tantamount to sabotage." Johann Kriegler, retired justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Johann van Loggerenberg was a group executive at SARS for sixteen years, and was involved in SARS investigations into individuals such as Lolly Jackson, Glenn Agliotti, Billy Rautenbach, Irvin Khoza, Julius Malema and Radovan Krejcir. He resigned in 2015 and now consults for law firms and private forensic investigation companies.
Adrian Lackey is a former spokesperson for SARS.
452pp., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, (2009) 2016. R500
The authors in this book seek to set leadership theory in the African context, by taking into account typical African circumstances, values and beliefs and providing practical real-life examples, exercises and case studies.

Ebben van ZYl is Professor in the Department of Industrial Psychology at the University of the Free State.
Waema (M.) & Adera (O.) eds. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND ICTS IN AFRICA, case studies and guidelines for implementation and evaluation
357 pp., paperback, Oxford, etc, 2011. R270
A collection of studies from nine African countries that explore how information and communications technologies (ICTs) can transform service delivery, tax, financial management, land management, education, local economic development, citizen registration and political inclusion.

Contributions include:
"Revenue Management Systems in Municipal and District Councils in Mauritius" by Taruna Shalini Ramessur and Hemant Birandranath Chittoo
"Influence of the E-government Implementation Process on Outcomes: case study of the Land Management Information System in Mozambique" by Gertrudes Macueve
"E-governance for Social and Local Economic Development: a case study of Gauteng province, South Africa" by Lucienne Abrahams and Lutske Newton-Reid.
Webster (E.) & Pampallis (K.) eds. THE UNRESOLVED NATIONAL QUESTION, left thought under apartheid
310pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
"Insisting upon the urgency of revisiting the National Question if the promise of democracy is to be realised, this volume makes a major contribution to South African intellectual history while simultaneously encouraging us to grapple with key issues around political identity which continue to haunt us today." Roger Southall, University of the Witwatersrand

"This timely and compelling volume offers a provocative set of questions for a new research agenda that can tackle the challenges of the twenty-first century. It is crucial reading for all those interested in South African politics and in the theory and practice of nation-building." Allison Drew, University of Cape Town

"The Unresolved National Question in South Africa is an extremely valuable contribution to the decades-long debate on South African nationhood. Its striking feature is its highly professional and balanced approach to the various narratives and traditions that address the National Question." Vladimir Shubin, Russian Academy of Sciences

Contributions include:
"Decentring the Question of Race: critical reflections on colonialism of a special type" by Jeremy Cronin and Alex Mohubetswane Mashilo
"The Africanist Turn in South African National Question Discourses" by Siphamandla Zondi
"Neville Alexander and the National Question" by Enver Motala and Salim Vally
"The National Question Confronts the Ethnic Question" by Gerhard Maré
"Black Consciousness as Nationalism of a Special Type" by Xolela Mangcu
"Postponing the National Question: feminism and the women's movement" by Shireen Hassim
"National Democratic Revolution Meets Constitutional Democracy" by Daryl Glaser.

Edward Webster is Research Professor in the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Katrin Pampallis is currenlty Project Manager with the Hidden Voices Project at the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Webster (E.), Britwum (A.) & Bhowmik (S.) eds. CROSSING THE DIVIDE, precarious work and the future of labour
260pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R
The outcome of a collaborative research project undertaken by researchers based in South Africa, Ghana and India. The first phase of the project resulted in the book, "Socio-economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies: building new spaces", edited by Khayaat Fakier and Ellen Ehmke (2014). The current volume is the product of the second phase of the project. The contributing authors partnered with major trade union movements in the three countries to prepare key chapters in the book: COSATU in South Africa, TUC in Ghana and LEARN and NTUI in India.

Contributions include:
"From Flexible Work to Mass Uprising: the Western Cape farm workers' struggle" by Jesse Wilderman
"Organising Farm Workers in Gauteng: economic upgrading and social downgrading" by uMbuso wa Nkosi
"Sword of Justice or Defender of Vested Interest? the struggle of Johannesburg's municipal workers" by Edward Webster and Carmen Ludwig.

Edward Webster is Professor Emeritus in the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Akua Opokua Britwum is Associate Professor at the Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD) at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
Sharit Bhowmik was Professor and Chairperson of the Centre for Labour Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. He died in 2016.
Wegerif (M.), Russell (B.) & Grundling (I.) STILL SEARCHING FOR SECURITY, the reality of farm dweller evictions in South Africa
210 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2005. R195
This book presents the findings of a national survey of evictions from farms that occurred from 1984 to the end of 2004. The National Evictions Survey, carried out by Social Surveys in partnership with Nkuzi Development Association, has for the first time established how many farm dwellers have been evicted and the impact this has had on the livelihoods of the families affected.

A short documentary of farm dweller evictions produced by Social Surveys to accompany this publication is also available on DVD @ R295
WIld (S.) INNOVATION, shaping South Africa through science
194pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
Sarah Wild discusses inventions developed in South Africa by South Africans that address issues relating to the environment, energy, health, industry and education, such as ocean gliders, land satellites, biofuels, digital lasers, and much more.

"'Innovation' is a celebration of ideas and, more importantly, its a celebration of action. Each chapter highlights the depth of thinking taking place across all spheres of our economy, and reinforces the fact that not only is innovation alive and well in South Africa, it is finding traction in a global world and applying global innovations and dynamic thinkinbg to local problem solving." Nicola Kleyn, dean of GIBS

Sarah Wild is a science journalist and the science editor of Mail & Guardian. She is also the author of "Searching African Skies: the Square Kilometre Array and South Africa's quest to hear the song of the stars".
Williams (M.) & Satgar (V.) eds. MARXISMS IN THE 21ST CENTURY, crisis, critique & struggle
298pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2013) 2015. R320
A collection of essays that explore the ideas and ideology of Marxism as an evolving tradition.

Contributions include:
"Transnationalising Gramscian Marxism" by Vishwas Satgar
"Marxism and Feminism: 'unhappy marriage' or creative partnership?" by Jacklyn Cock and Meg Luxton
"Marx and the Eco-Logic of Fossil Capitalism" by Devan Pillay
"Socialism and Southern Africa" by John Saul
"Uneven and Combined Marxism Within South Africa's Urban Social Movements" by Patrick Bond, Ashwin Desai and Trevor Ngwane
"Critical Reflections on the Crisis and Limits of ANC 'Marxism'" by Mazibuko Jara.

Michelle Williams is Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Vishwas Satgar is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand.
257 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R220
A collection of essays that assess the current status of the "developmental state" in South Korea, Taiwan, Ireland, China, Brazil, India and South Africa.

"One of the very top books in the social sciences ever published in South Africa." Bill Freund

Contributions include:
"South Africa's Emergent 'Green Developmental-State'?" by Vishwas Satgar
"Rethinking the Developmental State in the Twenty-First Century" by Michelle Williams
"The Developmental State: divergent responses to modern economic theory and the twenty-first-century economy" by Peter Evans.

Michelle Williams is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her books include "The Roots of Participatory Democracy: democratic communists in South Africa and Kerala, India" and "South African and India: shaping the global South" (co-edited with Isabel Hofmeyr).
World Bank Group AN INCOMPLETE TRANSITION, overcoming the legacy of exclusion in South Africa, South Africa Systematic Country Diagnostic
185pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
Based on the World Bank Group's Systematic Country Diagnostic, prepared for its 2019-2020 Country Partnership Framework with South Africa, this book suggests ways to accomplish the goals of eliminating poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity: to build South Africa's skills base; to reduce the highly skewed distribution of land and productive assets and strengthen property rights; to increase competitiveness and participation in global and regional value chains; to overcome apartheid spatial patterns; and to increase strategic adaptation to climate change and water insecurity.
Wynberg (R.) & Hauck (M.) eds. SHARING BENEFITS FROM THE COAST, rights, resources and livelihoods
189 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R280
A collection of essays that analyse the use of coastal resources in South Africa and Mozambique and the reasons for the growing levels of economic inequality between the custodians of these resources and those exploiting them.

Contributions include:
"Coastal Communities and Livelihoods in South Africa and Mozambique" by Maria Hauck, Philile Mbatha and Rachel Wynberg
"Mining and the Myth of Benefits in South African Rural Coastal Communities" by Philile Mbatha and Rachel Wynberg
"Sharing Benefits from Tourism in Mozambique: pitfalls and possibilities" by Mayra Pereira and Maria Hauck
"The Impact of Policy and Law on Benefit Sharing: a case from Mozambique" by Gareth Johnstone and Rouja Johnstone.

Maria Hauck was a senior researcher at the Environmental Evaluation Unit in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town for eleven years. She is now affilitated to the university as an Honorary Research Associate.
Rachel Wynberg is an academic, activist and policy adviser, based at the Environmental Evaluation Unit in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town, where she is Associate Professor.
Zuern (E.) THE POLITICS OF NECESSITY, community organising and democracy in South Africa
241 pp., map, illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2011. R230
Elke Zuern tracks the development of community organizations and social movements in South Africa's townships post-1994 and compares their experiences to those in other African and Latin American states, demonstrating how these movements offer opportunites to modern democracies to evolve into systems of rule that empower all citizens.

"A must-read. Here is an explanation of why democratic South Africa emerged, how its elites forgot the very people who brought them to power, and how these poor citizens struggle to be heard." Adam Habib, University of Johannesburg

First published by the University of Wisconsin.

Elke Zuern is associate professor of politics at Sarah Lawrence College.