Browsing Category Politics & Social Studies

20 YEARS OF SOUTH AFRICAN DEMOCRACY, so where to now?
120pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
This book is the outcome of a conference hosted in November 2014 by the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) and the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) at the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Includes essays by Frene Ginwala, Sydney Mufamadi, Vusi Gumede, Trevor Manuel, Albie Sachs, Pregs Govender, and Imraan Patel.
THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUALS IN THE STATE-SOCIETY NEXUS,
136pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R250
In 2015 the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), in partnership with the Liliesleaf Trust, hosted a roundtable on the role of intellectuals in the state-society nexus. This publication records the contributions of the main speakers, the respondents, as well as the discussion from the floor.

Includes contributions from Ibbo Mandaza, Xolile Mangcu, Joel Netshitenzhe, Ben Turok, Ari Sitas, Nomboniso Gasa, and Z.Pallo Jordan.
Abedian (I.), Mosala (I.) & Sehume (J.) eds. SEEKING THE ETHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATION,
286pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R375
A collection of papers that were first presented at a 2016 Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Studies conference.

Contributions include:
"Business Ethics: toxic, toothless or a golden thread?" by Reuel Khoza
"The Ethical Foundations of the South African Nation" by Yvonne Mokgoro
"Governance, Politics and Law Enforcement: building social compacts between the bureaucracy and society for effective service delivery" by Sipho Pityana
"The South African School System as an Enabling Environment for Developing Ethical Citizens" by Shireen Motala and Ria Vosloo
"Trade Unions: worker voice, social distance and business unionism" by Edward Webster
"State Formation and State Capture" by Joel Netshitenzhe
The Ethics of Decoloniality and the Decoloniality of Ethics" by Elelwani Ramugondo.
Adam (H.) & Moodley (K.) IMAGINED LIBERATION, xenophobia, citizenship and identity in South Africa, Germany and Canada
275pp., paperback, Second Edition, Stellenbosch, 2015. R375
Publsihed in the USA in 2015.

A comparative study of the problem of xenophobia.
Includes speech given in 2014 by Breyten Breytenbach at the launch of the book.

"This is an excellent comparative study of the global problem of xenophobia with post-apartheid South Africa taking centre stage...it is entirely appropriate that xenophobia is examined as a vital social indicator of the progress beyond liberation to a truly open and democratic society." John de Gruchy, University of Cape Town

"Gives a critical, insightful, anguished, and yet unjaundiced and remarkably accurate, objective and realistic assessment of SA's and the ANC's decline into massive corruption, inefficiency, police brutality, and moral bankruptcy." Pierre van den Berghe, Univerdity of Washington, Seattle

Heribert Adam is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
Kogila Moodley is Professor Emerita in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia.
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".
Adebajo (A.) THE CURSE OF BERLIN, Africa after the Cold War
414 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2010. R280
Preface by Ali Mazrui.

Adekeye Adebajo focuses on Africa's quest for security, leadership and unity, with chapters on Africa's security institutions, the roles played by South Africa, Nigeria, China, France and the USA, and the significance of Nelson Mandela, Cecil Rhodes, Thabo Mbeki, Kwame Nkrumah, Barack Obama, and Mahatma Ghandi.

"...an intellectually and morally courageous analysis of Africa's place in the world, a tracing of its traumatic history, not to bemoan it, but to understand where Africa has come from, to appreciate where it is at present, and to shed light on where it is headed." Professor Francis M.Deng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention on Genocide

"This superbly written and ambitiously conceived work takes us through the last two decades of Africa's international relations with critical acumen. With an unusual eye for both the big historical picture and the telling detail, this eloquent study is full of relevance for understanding the continent's current predicament." Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliviera, Oxford Univerity

Adekeye Adebajo has been Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, since 2003. His other books include "South Africa in Africa" and "From Global Apartheid to Global Village: Africa and the United Nations".
Adebajo (A.) & Virk (K.) eds. FOREIGN POLICY IN POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, security, diplomacy and trade
500pp., paperback, London and Cape Town, 2018. R375
"Ambitious in its geographic and theoretical scope, 'Foreign Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa' is an enormously beneficial academic contribution...the book analyses and charts the evolution and trajectory of contemporary South Africa's international affairs in an insightful and authoritative fashion." Matthew Graham, University of Dundee, author of "The Crisis of South African Foreign Policy"

Adekeye Adebajo is Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg.
Kudrat Virk is an independent researcher and consultant based in Cape Town.
Adendorff (C.) & Collier (D.) AN UMBRELLA FOR THE RAINBOW NATION,
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.
Ajam (K.) et al THE A-Z OF SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICS, people, parties and players
275pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R225
Foreword by Thuli Madonsela.

"This A-Z is a superlative, incisive update of books navigating the forever changing South African political landscape. It is essential reading, a reference work for all who need swift and accurate insights into South Africa's roller-coaster politics. It is entertaining. It captures the present, offers glimpses of the future, and remains historically anchored. It is an authoritative roadmap to South African politics, 25 years into democracy." Professor Susan Booysen, Director of Research at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (Mistra) and Visiting Professor at the Wits School of Governance

"This book is one of the most valuable and timely contributions in understanding our complex expansive political landscape of a noisy, argumentative and robust young democracy. This is an easy, accessible and detailed guide to our various role players." Dr Somadoda Fikeni, political analyst
Alexander (N.) THOUGHTS ON THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA,
221 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R250
A collection of essays and talks by Neville Alexander on where South Africa is heading, or ought to be heading, as a society. Many of these essays and talks have appeared in slightly different versions in newspapers, journals and public debates.

Linguist, educationalist, academic and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Neville Alexander was born in 1936 in Cradock in the Eastern Cape. A member of the National Liberation Front, which he co-founded, he was arrested in 1963 and found guilty of conspiracy to commit sabotage. He spent ten years on Robben Island. A proponent of a multi-lingual South Africa, after his release he did pioneering work in the field of language policy and planning via organisations such as the National Language Project, the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in Southern Africa(PRAESA), the South African Committee for Higher Education (SACHED) and the LANGTAG process. In 2008 he received the Linguapax Prize in recognition of his contributions to linguistic diversity and multilingual education. He died in August 2012.
Alexander (N.) & von Scheliha (A.) eds. LANGUAGE POLICY AND THE PROMOTION OF PEACE, African and European case studies
135pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R200
A collection of essays that argue for the use and promotion of indigenous, non-hegemonic languages as a means of communication and to preserve multilingual communities. This volume is the outsome of a symposium on Language Policy and the Promotion of Peace or the Prevention of Conflict, held at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, in 2011.

Contributions include:
"Conditions Under Which Language Policy Affects Social Stability" by Neville Alexander
"The Role of Language in the Process of Constructing, Preserving and Reinforcing Peace in Africa" by Etienne Sadembouo and Maurice Tadadjeu
"Language Policy and Identity Conflict in Relation to Afrikaans in the post-apartheid Era" by Jon Orman
"The Language Issue and the Quest for Lasting Peace in Africa: prospects and challenges" by Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe.


Linguist, educationalist, academic and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Neville Alexander, the principal editor of the compilation, was a proponent of a multi-lingual South Africa, and did pioneering work in the field of language policy and planning via organisations such as the National Language Project, the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in Southern Africa (PRAESA), the South African Committee for Higher Education (SACHED) and the LANGTAG process. In 2008 he received the Linguapax Prize in recognition of his contributions to linguistic diversity and multilingual education. He died in August 2012, while working on the book.
Arnulf von Scheliha is Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Osnabrück.
Alexander (P.), Ceruti (C.), Motseke (K.), Phadi (M.), Wale (K.) CLASS IN SOWETO,
306 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2013. R340
A study of social class structure and identity in Soweto, South Africa's biggest black township.

"An exemplary study of social class and its ramifications for the lives of people, this book is an all-too-rare example of sociological research that systematically weaves together quantitative and qualitative data with both macro- and micro-analysis. The result is a complex, multidimensional understanding of how class works. It should be read not only by people specifically interested in the dynamics and dilemmas of contemporary South Africa, but by anyone interested in the problem of class in contemporary South Africa." Erik Olin Wright, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"This research is of a scale, ambition and rigour unusual in South African sociology. The team provides a conceptually innovative analysis of class in Soweto to argue that township residents have multiclass identities, that subjective conceptions of class are shaped by indigenous languages, and that the working class and poor together constitute an internally differentiated proletariat. It is an impressive work that sets a benchmark for further research, nuanced analysis and vigorous debate, not only for South African social science but also for global debates." Karl von Holdt, Director, Society, Work and Developkment Institute, University of the Witwatersrand

Peter Alexander in Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg.
Doctoral students Claire Ceruti, Mosa Phadi and Kim Wale and research manager Keke Motseke were employed by the University of Johannesburg as researchers.
Alexander (P.), Lekgowa (T.), Mmope (B.), SInwell (L.) & Xezwi (B.) MARIKANA, a view from the mountain and a case to answer
210 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R140
A series of interviews conducted with mineworkers involved in the Lonmin strike, as well as with wives and children of the 44 victims killed by the police on 16 August 2012. The book also includes a narrative of the strike and the massacre and an analysis of the massacre's political significance by Peter Alexander.

"The book is an attempt to provide a bottom-up account of the Marikana story, to correct an imbalance in many official and media accounts that privilege the viewpoints of governments and business, at the expense of workers." Jane Duncan, Highway African Chair of Media and Information Society, Rhodes University

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.
Arackathara (B.) LIGHT THROUGH THE BARS, with Helen Moffett and David Le Page
215pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R220
Father Babychan Arackathara, who has worked as a Catholic chaplain in southern African prisons for 20 years, reflects on his work in restorative justice and reintegration interventions and shares the stories of offenders.

"Father Babychan's memoir is a powerful reminder that we fail so many people. Those raised in poverty still live out the 'injustices of the past', and are denied access to 'social justice and fundamental human rights'. These accounts are the nagging warnings of our collective failure to lift those who stumble - those who don't fit into the mould that we have created to describe well-adjusted people. Light Through the Bars is a reminder of how much more we can - and should - do to create a caring, just society" Trevor Manuel, from his foreword
Arowosegbe (J.) CLAUDE E. AKE, the making of an organic intellectual
210pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R260
Examines the works of Nigerian political scientist Claude E. Ake (1939- 1996).

Jeremiah Arowosewgbe is a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Asmal (K.) & Hadland (A.) KADER ASMAL, politics in my blood, a memoir
313 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R250
Son of a shopkeeper from Natal, Kader Asmal trained as a lawyer, spent time in exile in the UK, taught at Trinity College Dublin, and returned to South Africa to become a member of the ANC's Constitutional Committee and negotiating team. He later became an MP and a cabinet minister under Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.
Asmal (Z.) ed. MOVEMENT CAPE TOWN,
191pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town , 2015. R400
A collection of essays, maps, illustrations, photographs and interviews that explore the movements that have made Cape Town the city it is today and current movements that are starting to define a new future.

Contributors include Bonita Bennett, Nick Shepherd, Rashiq Fataar, Heinrich Wolff, David Southwood, Jay Pather, Trevyn McGovan. Also includes Zahira Asmal in conversation with Albie Sachs and Pumla Gobodo--Madikizela.
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.
Badat (S.) THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE, political banishment under apartheid
352 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R250
Foreword by George Bizos.

A study of banishment under apartheid that looks at why people were banished by the state, their lives in banishment and the activities of the Human Rights Welfare Committee, led by Helen Joseph, that worked to assist them. Includes case studies of activists who were banished, like Ben Baartman, Elizabeth Mafekeng, Louis Mtshizana, Frances Baard, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Mamphela Ramphele.

Saleem Sadat is Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University.
Baderoon (G.) REGARDING MUSLIMS, from slavery to post-apartheid
207 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R355
Gabeba Baderoon explores the 350-year archive of images documenting Muslims in South Africa and analyses how these images reveal the contributions Muslims have brought to the South African narratives of colonialism, apartheid and post-apartheid.

"Drawing on the by now extensive scholarship on slavery at the Cape, Gabeba Baderoon guides us through the labyrinth of racial and cultural stereotyping which for centuries minimised Islam and obscured Muslims as actors in South African history. Intellecutally sophisticated in its explorations of material culture, iconography, and of media rhetoric, yet lively in style and engagingly personal in presentation, 'Regarding Muslims' is a welcome contribution to the revisionist project under way in South Africa." J.M.Coetzee

"This is the book we have all been waiting for - Baderoon mainstreams Islam in South African cultural history and produces a dazzling array of re-readings and re-alignments. This deeply original book inserts Islamicate intellectual traditions back into South African public life and makes us re-envision both. Written with the lucidity and imagination of a poet, this book helps us appreciate the multiple inheritances of South Africa and the intellectual riches that result from taking these seriously." Isabel Hofmeyr, Professor of African Literature, University of Witwatersrand and Visiting Global Distinguished Professor, New York University

Poet and academic Gabeba Baderoon is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University and an Extraordinary Professor of English at Stellenbosch University.
Ballantine (C.), Chapman (M.), Erwin (K.) & Maré (G.) eds. LIVING TOGETHER, LIVING APART, social cohesion in a future South Africa
197pp., colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R335
Contributions include:
"At Ease with Being 'Citizen' and 'Human Being'" by Njabulo Ndebele
"What Social Cohesion? Binding through shared austerity" by Gerhard Maré
"'AmaNdiya, They Are Not South Africans!' Xenophobia and citizenship" by Kathryn Pillay
"'Them' and 'Us": politics and the public voice" by Michael Chapman
"'Urban Cool!': social bridging in language" by Rajend Mesthrie
"Embroidering Controversy: the politics of visual imaging" by Brenda Schmahmann
"Coercion or Cohesion? educators in a democracy" by Michael Gardiner
"Sexual Harassment and Violence: higher education as a social microcosm" by Jackie Dugard and Bonita Meyersfeld.
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.
Bassett (C.) & Clarke (M.) eds. POSTCOLONIAL STRUGGLES FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA, legacies of liberation
120pp., hardback, London & New York, 2016. R770
Contributions include:
"Culture and Resistance in Swaziland" by Teresa Debly
"From Liberation Movement to Party Machine? The ANC in South Africa" by Roger Southall
"Geologies of Power: blood diamonds, security politics and Zimbabwe's troubled transition" by Richard Saunders.

Carolyn Bassett is Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of New Brunswick, Canada.
Marlea Clarke is Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria, Canada, and a Research Associate with Labour and Enterprise Research Project (LEP), University of Cape Town.
Basson (A.) ZUMA EXPOSED,
322 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R240
Investigative journalist Adriaan Basson tells the story of the scandals involving Jacob Zuma, both before and after he became President.

"'Zuma Exposed' gets to the heart of the paranoia and power play central to the ANC under his leadership" Shaun de Waal in the Mail and Guardian

Adriaan Basson is the assistant editor of City Press newspaper and the author of "Finish and Klaar: Selebi's fall from Interpol to the underworld". He has received the Taco Kruiper and Mondi Awards for journalistic excellence, and in 2012 he won the CNN African Journalist of the Year print award for City Press' exposés of Julius Malema's financial affairs.
Basson (A.) & du Toit (P.) ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, how Jacob Zuma stole South Africa and how the people fought back
338pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
An Analysis of Jacob Zuma's misrule of South Africa.

"A remarkable, well-researched book, a must read for anyone interested in evidence of state capture and getting South Africa back on track." Thuli Madonsela, former Public Protector

Journalist and author Adriaan Basson is also the author of "Zuma Exposed" and "Finish & Klaar".
Journalist Pieter du Toit is currently editor of HuffPost South Africa.
Beinart (W.) & Dawson (M.C.) eds. POPULAR POLITICS AND RESISTANCE MOVEMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA,
368 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R250
A collection of essays that explore aspects of popular politics and resistance in South Africa before and after 1994.

Contributions include:
"Popular Politics and Resistance Movements in South Africa, 1970-2008" by William Beinart,
"The Role of the African National Congress in Popular Protest During the Township Uprisings, 1984-1989" by Thula Simpson,
"From Removals to Reform: land struggles in Weenen in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa" by Chizuko Sato,
"'It's a Beautiful Struggle': 'Siyainqoba/ Beat it!' and the HIV/AIDS treatment struggle on South African television" by Rebecca Hobbs,
"The Nelson Mandela Museum and the Tyranny of Political Symbols" by Mfaniseni Fana Sihlongonyane,
"The 'New Struggle': resources, networks and the formation of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) 1994-1998" by Mandisa Mbali,
"New Social Movements as Civil Society: the case of past and present Soweto" by Kelly Rosenthal.
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.) & 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

Bell-Roberts (B.) & Jamal (A.) 100 GOOD IDEAS, celebrating 20 years of democracy
415 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R350
A celebration of South African creativity. The 100 good ideas presented in this book include the South African flag, the South African constitution, Desmond Tutu, Trevor Manuel and the National Planning Commission, Right2Know, Chimurenga, Zackie Achmat, Trevor Noah, Encounters Film Festival, Lara Foot Newton, Jazzart Dance Theatre, Pieter Dirk-Uys, David Kramer, Taliep Petersen, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Koos Kombuis, Brenda Fassie, JM Coetzee, Kaapse Klopse and Afrikaburn.
Benit-Gbaffou (C.) ed. POPULAR POLITICS IN SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES, unpacking community participation
298pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R270
A collection of essays that explore the role of community meetings. The book is the result of a four-year-long research programme entitled "Voices of the Poor in Urban Governance: participation, mobilisation and politics in South African cities", conducted as a partnership between the University of Nanterre Paris and the University of the Witwatersrand.

Contributions include:
"From Party-State to Party-Society in South Africa: SANCO and the informal politics of community representation in Imizamo Yethu, Cape Ton" by Laurence Piper
"Against Ourselves - local activists and the management of contradictory political loyalties: the case of Phiri, Johannesburg" by Boitumelo Matala and Claire Bénit-Gbaffou
"Social Movements, Mobilisation and Political Parties: a case study of the Landless People's Movement, South Africa" by Luke Sinwell
"Uncooperative Masses as a Problem for Substantive and Participatory Theories of Democracy: the cases of 'people's power' (1984-6) and the 'xenophobia' (2008) in South Africa" by Daryl Glaser
"'Bringing Government Closer to the People'? The daily experience of subcouncils in Cape Town" by Chloé Buire
"Contesting the Participatory Sphere: encountering the state in Johannesburg and Cape Town" by Alex Wafer and Sophie Oldfield.

Claire Benit-Gbaffou is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand.
Bentley (K.), Nathan (L.) & Calland (R.) eds. FALLS THE SHADOW, between the promise and the reality of the South African Constitution
214 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R360
A collection of essays that explore the causes, meaning and implications of the gap between the promise of the South African Constitution and the reality of life for most South Africans.

Contributions include:
"You Can't Eat the Constitution: is democracy for the poor?" by Tseliso Thipanyane
"Security and the Constitution: Xenophobia. Whose rights? Whose safety?" by Judith Cohen
"Custom and Constitutional Rights: an impossible dialogue?" by Mazibuko Jara
"Bending the Rules: constitutional subversion by the intelligence services" by Laurie Nathan
"Judicial Selection: what qualities do we expect in a South African judge?" by Susannah Cowen
"'Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold" by Richard Calland.

Kristina Bentley is a Senior Research Associate with the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town.
Richard Calland is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Law and the Director of the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town.
Laurie Nathan is Extraordinary Professor and Director of the Centre for Mediation in Africa at the University of Pretoria.
Beresford (D.) TRUTH IS A STRANGE FRUIT, a personal journey through the apartheid war
349 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R195
David Beresford's account of his experience as a journalist in apartheid South Africa. He borrows from evidence given to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, makes use of his own journalism and includes extracts from the letters "station bomber" John Harris wrote to his wife while awaiting execution in 1964/5.

David Beresford was born in South Africa and moved to the UK in 1974. He joined the Guardian newspaper and covered the conflicts in Ireland, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the first Gulf War. In 1984 the Guardian posted him to South Africa. He is also the author of "10 Men Dead" (1986) on the Irish hunger strike.
Berger (I.) et al (eds.) AFRICAN ASYLUM AT A CROSSROADS, activism, expert testimony, and refugee rights
272pp., hardback, Athens, 2015. R925
A collection of essays that explore the role of court-based African asylum cases and establish an analytical framework for interpreting the effects of this new reliance on expert testimony on both asylum seekers and experts.

"A groundbreaking volume on the complex experience of African asylum seekers and refugees in the context of the crisis of the African state in the global era. With authoritative chapters by outstanding Africanists, covering a wide range of critical issues, this lucidly analytical volume effectively engages the dialectical tensions between Africa and the West, the local and the global, tradition and modernity. A truly rigorous scholarly work on a subject of great importance in African studies, socio-legal studies, and the wider humanistic social sciences" Olufemi Vaughan, Geoffrey Canada Professor of Africana Studies and History, Bowdoin College
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.
Biko (H.) AFRICA REIMAGINED, reclaiming a sense of abundance and prosperity
286pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R275
Foreword by Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana.

South African businessman and investment banker Hlumelo Biko argues for the rediscovery of an Africacentric identity and a reorientation of values along Pan African lines that suit the needs and priorities of Africans.
Biko (H.) THE GREAT AFRICAN SOCIETY, a plan for a nation gone astray
293 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R215
According to Hlumelo Biko only "a massive redistribution programme managed by the private sector, far-reaching policy changes in schooling, housing and health, and better, disciplined governance will deliver the genuine liberation that South Africa's still-poor millions expected from the 1994 elections." from the back cover

"This book is a must-read especially for young people to enrich their appreciation of where we come from as South Africans. For the older generations it will provide a tool to take stock of how far we have travelled and what still needs to be done." Vuyo Jack, CEO Empowderex

Hlumelo Biko is Executive Chairman of Spinnaker Growth, an investment firm.
Biko (S.) I WRITE WHAT I LIKE, a selection of his writings, 40th anniversary edition
244 pp., paperback, New Edition, Johannesburg, (1978) 2017. R180
This 40th anniversary edition includes a new foreword, "The Envisioned Self" by Njabulo Ndebele, personal reflections on Biko by Mosibudi Mangena, Ames Dhai, Tracey Gore and Silvio Cunha, and the first known published piece by Steve Biko from the yearbook of his matric class at St Francis College in 1965.

Preface by Desmond Tutu (1996). Introduction by Nkosinathi Biko, one of Steve Biko's sons (2004). Also includes "Martyr of Hope, a personal memoir" by Father Aelred Stubbs, priest and confidante of the young Steve Biko.

A collection of Steve Biko's columns entitled "I Write What I Like", published in the journal of the South African Student Organisation under the pseudonym "Frank Talk". It also contains other journal articles, interviews and letters.
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.
Bizos (G.) ODYSSEY TO FREEDOM, a memoir by the world-renowned human rights advocate, friend and lawyer to Nelson Mandela
616 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2007. R270
George Bizos was born in 1928 in the Greek village of Vasilitsi. During the Second World War he escaped from his occupied homeland, becoming a refugee in South Africa. Graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand with a legal degree and called to the Bar, he acted for many of Nelson Mandela's and Oliver Tambo's clients. He was involved with the Treason Trial of the late 1950s and the subsequent Rivonia Trial, the trials of Braam Fischer and Namibian Toivo ja Toivo, the trials of Winnie Mandela, the Delmas Trial, and other human-rights trials through the 1970s and 1980s. He acted for the ANC at the post-1994 constitutional hearings, was associated with the amnesty hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the 2004 treason trial of Zimbabwean opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai.
Blake (C.) FROM SOLDIER TO CIVVY,
302 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R200
A collection of writings that explore how conscription into the South African Defence Force and taking part in the Border War affected soldiers and their families. Includes accounts by eight National Servicemen as well as interviews with mothers, wives, sisters and girlfriends.
Bloom (J.) 30 NIGHTS IN A SHACK, a politician's journey
172pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R185
Jack Bloom, member of the Gauteng Legislature since 1994 and Leader of the Democratic Alliance in the Legislature from 2011 to May 2014, visited shack settlements around Gauteng once a month for two-and-a-half years, spending a total of 30 nights living with some of the inhabitants.
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.
Booysen (S.) DOMINANCE AND DECLINE, the ANC in the time of Zuma
324pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R350
Susan Booysen examines Jacob Zuma's administration, demonstrating how the ANC has become centered on Zuma the person and how its defence of his leadership undermines its ability to govern.

"Ever found yourself wondering how the ANC works and what makes President Jacob Zuma tick? Read Susan Booysen's 'Dominance and Decline' to find out. You will come away informed, erudite and enlightened. Spliced with inside intelligence, prescient analysis and excellent data, this is a must-read book by an astute political observer." Ferial Haffajee, Editor-in-Chief, City Press

Susan Booysen is Professor at the School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand. She is also the author of "The African National Congress and the Regeneration of Political Power" and "The ANC's March of Mangaung."
Booysen (S.) THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS AND THE REGENERATION OF POLITICAL POWER,
515 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R320
Susan Booysen explores how the African National Congress has acted since 1994 to continuously regenerate its power and how South African politics is likely to unfold in the years to come.

"Few outsiders have been able to penetrate the complex worls of the ANC in power as Susan Booysen has. This is a superlative and passionate work by a critical observer, researcher, analyst who is miles ahead of the field. The author is that magical fly on the wall and has produced a masterpiece that has educated, beguiled, intrigued and challenged me. I couldn't put the book down and will re-read it again and again." Ronnie Kasrils, former ANC government minister and lifetime ANC/SACP activist and author of "The Unlikely Secret Agent".

"'The ANC and the Regeneration of Political Power' shows the ANC holding onto power by continually reinventing itself. It tells the story of how that process happened and is happening still. Exceedingly well-documented and completely devoid of polemics and hagiography, this book weighs judiciously the credits and debits of the ANC's achievement in maintaining its mass popularity. Booysen's great gift is to offer a point of view seemingly from the inside - without an insider's partisanship." Diana Wylie, Professor of History, African Studies Centre, Boston University
Booysen (S.) ed. FEES MUST FALL, student revolt, decolonisation and governance in South Africa
350pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R385
A collection of essays by student leaders and scholars on the student uprising on university campuses in 2015 and 2016.

Contributions include:
"Documenting the Revolution" by Gillian Godsell, Refiloe Lepere, Swankie Mafoko and Ayabonga Nase
"The Roots of the Revolution" by Gillian Godsell and Rekgotsofetse Chikane
"To Win Free Education, Fossilised Neoliberalism Must Fall" by Patrick Bond
"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: university management and the #FeesMustFall Campaign" by Patrick Fitzgerald and Oliver Searle
"Excavating the Vernacular: 'ugly feminists', generational blues and matriarchal leadership" by Darlene Miller.

"The solid scholarship, nuanced and diverse, is everything that the bitter online polemics of a few conservatives is not. The miltidisciplinary scope of political scientists, sociologists, an economist, and a philosopher ensures breadth in coverage and a spectrum of views." Keith Gottschalk, senior lecturer in Political Stidues, University of the Western Cape

Susan Booysen is Professor at the Wits school of Governance and the author of "Dominance and Decline: the ANC in the time of Zuma" and "The African National Congress and the Regenration of Political Power".
Boraine (A.) WHAT'S GONE WRONG?, on the brink of a failed state
166 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R220
Alex Boraine examines the history of the ANC in an attempt to understand how, two decades after South Africa's first democratic elections, South Africa can be said to be a failing state. He concludes that the ANC's commitment to the party above all else lies at the root of the problem.

"At a time of much smoke and many mirrors, where better to turn for clarity and understanding than one of the rare voices of gravitas and credibility in South Africa today, political veteran Alex Boraine." Max du Preez

"This is a book that had to be written and Alex Boraine is the right person to write it." Desmond Tutu

Alex Boraine entered politics in 1974 and served as an MP for twelve years before resigning in 1986. Together with Frederick van Zyl Slabbert he founded Idasa. He was one of the main architects of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and was appointed by Nelson Mandela as deputy chairman. After teaching transitional justice at the New York University School of Law he became founding president of the International Center for Transitional Justice. He is the author of "A Country Unmasked" and "A Life in Transition".
Bosch (T.) BROADCASTING DEMOCRACY, radio and identity in South Africa
176pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R190
"Tanja Bosch's new book is an important addition to the literature. It tackles the under-researched medium of radio, demonstrating how public, community and commercial stations in South Africa contribute to identity formation and to the public sphere in distinct but related ways. Both scholarly and readable, the work is essential reading for anybody wanting to understand South Africa's unique media landscape and still new democracy." Franz Kruger, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Wits Radio Academy

"Radio is Africa's most ubiquitous medium. South Africa's race-space relations were footprinted during apartheid by transmission technology, therefore making sense of radio helps to make sense of the post-apartheid condition. Talk radio is part of the ideological topography. This engaging study addresses contemporary issues in historical context." Kenyan Tomaselli, Distinguished Professor, University of Johannesburg and Professor Emeritus and Fellow, University of KwaZulu-Natal

"This is an emphatic, engaging, well-grounded and richly argued study of the centrality of radio in claims and contestations that pertain to identity and democracy in South Africa post-apartheid." Francis Nyamnjoh, author of "Africa's Media, Democracy and the Politics of Belonging"

Tanja Bosch is Associate Professor of Media Studies and Production at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town. She is a former station manager of Bush Radio community radio.
Botma (G.) BROTHERS IN ARMCHAIRS, post-apartheid cultural struggles at "Die Burger"
149pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2014. R250
Journalist Gabriël Botma discusses how those working for the Afrikaans newspaper, 'Die Burger', at one time a powerful political mouthpiece for the ruling National Party, managed the transition from apartheid to a democratic South Africa. He worked for 'Die Burger' for fifteen years, and was arts editor from 2001 to 2007. Currently he is Chairman of the Department of Journalism at Stellenbosch University.
Botma (G.) POLEMIEKE, bekgevegte in Afrikaans
186pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R240
Gabriël Botma discusses people and subjects that have caused controversy amongst Afrikaners, such as Beyers Naudé, Oscar Pistorius, Koos Kombuis, Bram Fischer, Max du Preez, Steve Hofmeyr, Fokofpolisiekar, farm attacks and murders, quotas in sport, and the Great Trek.

Gabriël Botma teaches journalism at the University of Stellenbosch. He is also the author of "Brothers in Armchairs: cultural struggles at Die Burger".
Branch (A.) & Mampilly (Z.) AFRICA UPRISING, popular protest and political change
251pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2015. R280
First published in the UK in 2015.

An assessment of popular activism in contemporary Africa, situated in its historical and regional contexts.

"Increasingly interconnected and better informed than ever, Africa's peoples are more and more ready to go onto the streets in defence of their rights. Branch and Mampilly skillfully show how African politics is changing and how the collective agency of the ordinary citizen is something that will progressively shape political culture and practice across the continent. A luta continua!" Ian Taylor, University of St Andrews

"This accessible account of popular demands for an end to poverty challenges conventional narratives about democratization, economic development and a rising middle class. Recommended." Michael Bratton, Michigan State University

Adam Branch is Associate Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University.
Zachariah Mampilly is Director of the Programme in Africana Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Vassar College.
Bray (R.) et. al. GROWING UP IN THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA, childhood and adolescence in post-apartheid Cape Town
358 pp., map, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R270
This book by Rachel Bray, Imke Gooskens, Lauren Kahn, Sue Moses and Jeremy Seekings, all based at the time at the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town, is based on ethnographic research conducted in the Fish Hoek valley, with the participants in the study being drawn from the communities of Fish Hoek, Ocean View and Masiphumelele.

"This thought-provoking book provides rare and nuanced insight into the everyday lives of young people in post-apartheid South Africa. The social complexities it unravels make it essential reading for African scholars and for those interested in international childhood studies." Allison James, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, University of Sheffield

Breckenbridge BIOMETRIC STATE, the global politics of identification and surveillance in South Africa, 1850 to the present
252pp., paperback, Reprint, Cambridge, (2014) 2016. R400
Discusses the history of biometric government in South Africa and examines the political effects of biometric identification and registration systems.

Keith Breckenbridge is Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand.
Bremner (L.) WRITING THE CITY INTO BEING, essays on Johannesburg 1998-2008
347 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R315
Lindsay Bremner's collection of essays, both written and photographic, on Johannesburg.

Architect Linsay Bremner has published, lectured and exhibited widely on the transformation of Johannesburg after the end of apartheid. She was formerly Chair of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently Professor of Architecture in the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, USA.
Brown (D.) TO SPEAK OF THIS LAND, identity and belonging in South Africa and beyond
214 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R170
Through a series of case studies, which cover Bushman storytelling, rock painting, African-Christian identity and the poetry of Nontsizi Mgqwetho, Mazisi Kunene's "Emperor Shaka the Great", Ronnie Govender's Cato Manor stories, Douglas Livingstone's poetry and the rap music of Prohpets of the City, Duncan Brown explores how people have, historically and in the present, used different forms to express a sense of what it means to live in a particular place.

Foreword, "From //Kabbo to Zapiro", by Antjie Krog.

Duncan Grant is the Deputy Head of the School of Literary Studies, Media and Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His previous books include "Voicing the Text: South African oral poetry and performance", available @ R210.
Brown (D.) WILDER LIVES, humans and our environments
216pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R285
"Duncan Brown uses ideas of 'wildness' and 'rewilding' to rethink human relationships with our environment" from the back cover

"Duncan Brown - seriously, irreverently - explores our 'wildnesses' in interactions of nature's biology and human responsiveness. Not a politically correct tract, Wilder Lives asks, more challengingly, how - without denying our wildness - do we live creatively, responsibly, lightly, on the Earth, our only home? A timely book for our times." Professor Michael Chapman, author of Green in Black and White Times

"This is a book in its right time. Duncan Brown is creating a new language for what it means to be an environmentally integrated human being. The greatest of human discoveries in the future will be that at some level we are, and always have been, 'wild'." Don Pinnock, author of Wild as It Gets

Duncan Brown is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professor of English at the University of the Western Cape.
Brown (J.) SOUTH AFRICA'S INSURGENT CITIZENS, on dissent and the possibility of politics
211pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R240
First published in the UK in 2015.

Julian Brown argues that although the dream of consensus politics in South Africa has collapsed this is not a cause for despair since a new kind of politics, new leaders and new movements are emerging.

"Julian Brown's book offers us a rich and intriguing account of ourselves as a country of protest. His analysis is insightful, and ultimately hopeful." Justice Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa

"Julian Brown vividly analyses popular politics, insisting that the mobilisation of ordinary, insurgent citizens has and will impact on the shape of society and as yet unpredictable political outcomes." William Beinart, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford

"Julian Brown both challenges existing analytical frameworks and offers innovative ways of thinking about protests." Noor Nieftagodien, University of the Witwatersrand

"An invaluable contribution to the literature on democratic politics...it offers a compelling vision of the possibilities of claiming justice from below." Sandra Liebenberg, University of Stellenbosch

Julian Brown lectures in political studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.
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.
Buhlungu (S.) & Tshoaedi (M.) eds. COSATU'S CONTESTED LEGACY, South African trade unions in the second decade of democracy
314 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R350
A collection of essays based on the fourth run of the COSATU Workers' Survey, conducted a few months before the 2009 elections. The survey examines workers' perceptions of workplace democracy, union politics and South African politics in general.

Contributions include:
"COSATU, oligarchy and the consolidation of democracy in an African context" by Johann Maree
"COSATU, the '2010 Class Project' and the Contest for 'the Soul' of the ANC" by Ari Sitas
"'What Would You Do if the ANC Fails to Deliver?': COSATU members' attitudes towards service delivery" by Sarah Mosoetsa
"COSATU Members and Strike Violence: what we learn from quantitative and qualitative data" by Karl von Holdt
"COSATU's Attitudes and Policies Towards External Migrants" by Mondli Hlatshwayo
"The Trade Union Movement and the Tripartite Alliance: a tangled history" by Sakhela Buhlungu and Stephen Ellis.
Buhlungu (S.) ed. TRADE UNIONS AND DEMOCRACY, Cosatu's workers' political attitudes in South Africa
259 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R240
Contents include "Introduction: Cosatu and the first ten years of democratic transition in South Africa" by Sakhela Buhlungu,
"Trade Unions and the Challenge of the Informalisation of Work" by Edward Webster,
"Union Democracy, Parliamentary Democracy and the 2004 Elections" by Janet Cherry and Roger Southall,
""Broadening Internal Democracy with a Diverse Workforce: challenges and opportunities" by Geoffrey Wood and Pauline Dibben,
"The Marginalisation of Women Unionists during South Africa's Democratic Transition" by Malehoko Tshoaedi and Hlengiwe Hlela,
"Coastu and Black Economic Empowerment" by Roger Southall and Roger Tangri, "Workers and Policy-Making" by Janet Cherry,
"Cosatu, alliances and working-class politics" by Devan Pillay
and "Conclusion: Cosatu and the democratic transformation of South Africa" by Sakhela Buhlungu, Roger Southall and Edward Webster.
Bundy (C.) SHORT-CHANGED?, South Africa since apartheid, a Jacana pocket guide
173 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R130
Historian Colin Bundy analyses political, social and economic developments in South Africa since 1994. He looks at the advances that have been made under ANC rule, identifies the limits and contradictions of such progess, and shows how the country's apartheid past complicates and constrains the politics of transition.

Coln Bundy is also the author of "The Rise and Fall of the South African Peasantry" and "Govan Mbeki, a Jacana pocket biography". He recently retired as Principal of Green Templeton College in Oxford.
Butcher (T.) CHASING THE DEVIL, the search for Africa's fighting spirit
325 pp., maps, illus., paperback, London, 2010. R215
Journalist Tim Butcher walked 350 miles through Sierra Leone and Liberia, following the trail taken by Graham Greene in 1935 and described in his travel classic "Journey Without Maps".

"'Chasing the Devil' shows the power of good to prevail over evil. Where once there was cruelty and conflict in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Tim Butcher finds grounds for hope. An inspirational account of humanity's wonderful spirit to survive." Desmond Tutu

Tim Butcher was on the staff of the Daily Telegraph from 1990 to 2009 serving as chief war correspondent, Africa bureau chief and Middle East correspondent. His first book, "Blood River", was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He currently lives in Cape Town.
Buthelezi (M.), Skosana (D.) & Vale (B.) eds. TRADITIONAL LEADERS IN A DEMOCRACY, resources, respect and resistance
380pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R280
A collection of essays that explore how chieftancy is practised, experienced and contested in contemporary South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Collisions, Collusions and Coalescences: new takes on traditional leadership in democratic South Africa - an introduction" by Mbongiseni Buthelezi and Beth Vale
"Mistaking Form for Substance: reflections on the key dynamics of pre-colonial politics and their implications for the role of chiefs in contemporary South Africa" by Peter Delius
"Traditional Leadership and the African National Congress in South Africa: reflections on a symbiotic relationship" by Dineo Skosana
"In Defence of Traditional Leadership" by Nkosi Holomisa (Ah! Dilizintaba).
Butler (A.) THE IDEA OF THE ANC, a Jacana pocket book
139 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R140
Anthony Butler explores how ANC leaders and intellectuals have interpreted the movement's role by investigating three interrelated ideas: a conception of power, a notion of unity, and an understanding of human liberation. He examines how these ideas have shaped the ANC in the past, and speculates about how they might inform ANC leaders' responses in the future.

Anthony Butler is Professor of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of several books, includng a biography of Cyril Ramaphosa.
Butler (A.) ed. REMAKING THE ANC, party change in South Africa and the global south
193 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
A collection of essays that examines how once-dominant parties in India, Mexico, Malaysia and Taiwan have adapted to defeat or the threat of it, and investigate the lessons that can be learnt from role models in Brazil and China.

Contributions include:
"Power, Patronage and Politics in Malaysia: UMNO's dominant state?" by Edward Terence Gomez
"The Worker's Party of Brazil: the pragmatic trap" by Guilherme Simões Reis
"Factional Dynamics in the Indian National Congress and the African National Congress" by Thiven Reddy
"The Idea of Organisational Renewal in the African National Congress" by Heidi Brooks Yung
"Which Future for the the African National Congress?" by Anthony Butler.

Anthony Butler is Professor of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of "Cyril Ramaphosa" and writes a regular column for "Business Day".
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.
Buys (R.) BRUGBOUERS, die Reitz-video en die pad na versoening
201pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
Dr Rudi Buys was employed as Dean of Students at the University of the Free State after the 2008 'Reitz incident', when white male students from the Reitz residence at the University of the Free State made a video of black workers being forced to kneel and eat food that had been urinated on. An expert on reconciliation. He is currently Dean of Arts and Philosophy at the Cornerstone Institute in Cape Town.
Cachalia (A.) WHEN HOPE AND HISTORY RHYME, an autobiography
434 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R250
Anti-apartheid and women's rights activist and politician Amina Cachalia (1930-2013) was a member of the Transvaal Indian Youth Congress, the Transvaal Indian Congress, the African National Congress and the Federation of South African Women. She spent fifteen years under house arrest during the 1960s and 1970s and became a Member of Parliament after the 1994 elections. In 2004 the South African government awarded her the Order of Luthuli in Bronze for her contributions to the struggle for gender equality, non-racialism and a free and democratic South Africa. She and her husband were great personal friends of Nelson Mandela.
Calland (R.) MAKE OR BREAK, how the next three years will shape South Africa's next three decades
183pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R220
Political analyst Richard Calland presents scenarios for South Africa's future, and demonstrates how the next few years are the most crucial since the early 1990s.

Richard Calland led IDASA's political and economic governance programmes, is a founder member of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC), and is an associate professor in public law. He is the co-founding partner of The Paternoster Group: African Political Insight, and writes the column "Contretemps" for the Mail & Guardian. His previous books include "Thabo Mbeki's World", "Anatomy of South Africa", "The Vuvuzela Revolution" and "The Zuma Years".
Cantacuzino (M.) THE FORGIVENESS PROJECT, stories for a vengeful age
218pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, London & Philadelphia, (2015) 2016. R230
Forewords by Desmond Tutu and Alexander McCall Smith.

Stories from survivors and perpetrators of crime and violence about the impact of forgiveness.

Includes Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele and Linda Biehl and Easy Nofemela from South Africa.

The Forgiveness Project, founded by Marina Cantacuzino, uses personal narratives to explore how ideas around forgiveness, reconciliation and conflict resolution can be used to impact positively on people's lives. She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion.
Carlin (J.) INVICTUS, Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation
274 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, London, 2008 (2009). R150
Journalist John Carlin explores how Nelson Mandela set out to woo white South Afticans and used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to finally win their hearts. This book, now a film, was first published under the title "Playing the Enemy".

"The train of evetns leading up to what has been called South Africa's epiphany has long been crying our for a multilayered account and it is to John Carlin's eternal credit that he has written it. This is not so much a sporting volume as a wonderfully crafted and beautifully written work of modern political history." Matthew Syed, The Times

John Carlin spent 1989-1995 in South Africa as the Independent newspaper's correspondent.
Carneson (L.) RED IN THE RAINBOW, the life and times of Fred and Sarah Carneson
315 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R220
Fred Carneson (1920-2000) was a leader of the Communist Party of South Africa, a defendant in the Treason Trial and business manager of the left-wing newspaper "New Age". He was detained in 1965 and served a prison sentence for contraventions of the Suppression of Communism Act. After his release in 1972 he left South Africa for Britian.
Sarah Carneson (1916- ), a member of the Communist Party of South Africa and a trade unionist, was banned in 1954 and imprisoned in 1967 for breaching her banning order. Shortly after her release she went into exile.
Fred and Sarah Carneson returned to South Africa in 1991.

"It would have been virtually impossible to sustain an environment of non-racism in South Africa today if there had not been a minority of whites like Fred and Sarah, who visibly diametrically opposed apartheid, who actually lived non-racism and who were persecuted for their pains. It says a great deal about tenacity, perseverance and just plain guts. That is a hell of a legacy." Pallo Jordan

"Lynn Carneson's frank account of her parents and their times reminds us of how countless ordinary South Africans, many black and some white, fought and eventually defeated the apartheid regime. It's a story of perseverance and wry humour, of putting together family lives disrupted over and over again, of passions, foibles, confusions. If South Africa's democratic transition was a 'miracle', then it was this miracle - decades of everyday acts of courage and basic human solidarity." Jeremy Cronin

Lynn Carneson, daughter of Fred and Sarah Carneson, was brought up in Cape Town and exiled at the age of eighteen to London. She is currently a senior fellow at the Corporate Governance Unit at Stellenbosch University.
Carpenter (N.) & Lawrance (B.) eds. AFRICANS IN EXILE, mobility, law and identity
337pp., illus., maps, paperback, Bloomington, 2018. R630
“Rather than a rare punishment inflicted on dissident elites, exile is revealed in this important volume as one of the defining features of African history since the colonial era. In their deeply researched and thematically linked essays, contributors present instances of exile from around the continent that illustrate the ambitions and limits of state power, extra-territorial strategies of resistance, and the capacity of relocation to spur both suffering and creativity. Africans in Exile masterfully enriches our understanding of two key themes in African history, mobility and community, and their salience for politics and individual experience over the past century and into the present.” Lisa Lindsay, author of Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth Century Odyssey from America to Africa

Contributions include:
"In the City of Waiting: education and Mozambican liberation exiles in Dar es Salaam" by Joanna Tague
"A Cold War Geography: South African anti-apartheid refuge and exile in London, 1945-1994" by Susan Pennybacker.

Nathan Carpenter directs the Center for Global Education at Northhampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA.
Benjamin Lawrance is Conable Endowed Chair of International and Global Studies in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at RIT in Rochester, NY.
Changuion (L.) & Steenkamp (B.) DISPUTED LAND, the historical development of the South African land issue, 1652-2011
469 pp., maps, hardback, Pretoria, 2012. R265
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.
Chantiluke (R.) et al (eds.) RHODES MUST FALL, the struggle to decolonise the racist heart of empire, written by the Rhodes Must Fall Movement, Oxford
382pp., paperback, London, 2018. R295
The story of the #RhodesMustFall campaign at Oxford University, written by key members of the movement.

"From the colonies to the heart of empire, #RhodesMustFall reinvigorated the academy like no other student movement since the 1960s. This book is an explosive testament to that collective achievement." Xolani Mangcu, Professor of Sociology, University of Cape Town.
Cheldelin (S.) & Mutisi (M.) eds. DECONSTRUCTING WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY, a critical review of approaches to gender and empowerment
276pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R270
A collection of essays that explore the extent to which women are included in post-conflict peace processes. The authors present evidence of gender-sensitive legislation and constitutions and gender-based programmes for women and girls in demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration processes, and examine the challenges to achieving gender equality and women's empowerment. They also analyse whether the inclusion of women in the public sphere makes a difference in the lives of women and girls.

Contributions include:
"Reclaiming Women's Agency in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: women's use of political space in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa" by Ismael Muvingi
"Paved with Good Intentions: the need for conceptualising gender as a social structure in policy construction" by Elizabeth Degi Mount
"Add Women and Stir: implementation of gender quotas in politics and governance" by Martha Mutisi.

Sandra Cheldelin is the Lynch Professor of Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.
Martha Mutisi is a lecturer in the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance at the Africa University.
Chiguri (P.) THE RAINBOW NATION AND THE RAGING PEOPLE,
100pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R180
Patrick Chiguri reflects on the anger South Africans are expressing as the promises of a better life for all made in 1994 are not realised. He is the author of Letter to my African Girl Child.

Self-published.
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.
Chikane (F.) EIGHT DAYS IN SEPTEMBER, the removal of Thabo Mbeki
271 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2012) 2017. R175
In 2008, as Secretary of the Cabinet and Director-General of the Presidency, Frank Chikane was directly responsible for managing the transition from Thabo Mbeki to Kgalema Motlanthe to Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa. This is his behind-the-scenes account of the eight-day period in September that led to the removal of Mbeki from office. The book builds on the "Chikane Files", a series of controversial articles Chikane published with Independent Newspapers in July 2010, in which he provided an insider's perspective on this period and explored Mbeki's legacy.

Frank Chikane's former appointments include Deputy President of the United Democratic Front, member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress, commissioner of the Independent Electoral Commission, and General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches. He is currently pastor of the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa (AFM) in Soweto, the president of AFM International, and the visiting adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Public & Development Management at the University of the Witwatersrand. He also consults with companies that do business on the African continent.
Chikane (F.) THE THINGS THAT COULD NOT BE SAID, from A{ids} to Z{imbabwe}
353 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R285
This book is the second part of Frank Chikane's personal account of his experiences while he was in government, and follows on the book, "Eight Days in September: the removal of Thabo Mbeki", published in 2012.

Chikane, who was director-general in the presidency from 1999 to 2009, offers an insider's perspective on various issues that the presidency was criticised for under Thabo Mbeki: the Vusi Pikoli and Jackie Selebi affairs, the Zimbabwe facilitation process, the problem of corruption, HIV and AIDS, and more. He also discusses his poisoning and his efforts to correct the error in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's initial report.

"Revd Chikane writes as an observer of events usually hidden in the corridors of power, inviting the reader to sit alongside as a witness to our fraught and fascinating history." Laurence Piper

Frank Chikane's former appointments include Deputy President of the United Democratic Front, member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress, commissioner of the Independent Electoral Commission, and General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches. He is currently pastor of the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa (AFM) in Soweto, the president of AFM International, and the visiting adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Public & Development Management at the University of the Witwatersrand. He also consults with companies that do business on the African continent.
Chikane (R.) BREAKING A RAINBOW, BUILDING A NATION, the politics behind #MustFall movements
256pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R290
An examination of the student politics that informed and drove the university protests in South Africa between 2015 and 2017

Rekgotsofetse Chikane, a Mandela-Rhodes Scholar, completed his Master of Public Policy degree at the University of Oxford in 2017. In 2016 he was chosen as one of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans.
Chipkin (I.) & Swilling (M.) SHADOW STATE, the politics of state capture, with Haroon Bhorat, Mbongiseni Buthelezi, Sikhulekile Duma, Hannah Friedenstein, Lumkile Mondi, Camaren Peter, Nicky Prins and Mzukisi Qobo
159pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
An updated version of "Betrayal of the Promise: how South Africa is being stolen", the 2017 report produced by the State Capacity Research Project that detailed the systemic nature of state capture.

Prologue by Mark Swilling and Ivor Chipkin. Foreword by Mcebisi Jonas. Afterword by Ferial Haffajee.

"The analysis is so brilliant. I can't think of a better example of how academic research can shape the public debate." Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

"This is a compelling example of how committed academics conducting rigorous research and analysis can help crystallize our understanding of fundamental problems in our society." Blade Nzimande, General Secretary of the South African Communist Party

Ivor Chipkin is Founding Director of the Public Affairs Institute. He is also Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Mark Swilling is Distinguished Professor at Stellenbosch University, Co-Director of the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition and Co-Founder and Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute.
Choudry (A.) & Vally (S.) eds. HISTORY'S SCHOOLS, past struggles and present realities
260pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R325
First published in the UK in 2018 as "Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements, history's schools".

"...forthrightly explores how various social movements around the world can serve as pedagogical and curricular models for understanding contemporary and future social justice struggles and initiatives. The essays in the volume move far beyond conceptual and theoretical assessments and explicate how oral history, archival history, and 'hidden histories' might be consulted to bring about social change. This book is destined to become a classic in the study of education and social movements." Professor Derrick Alridge, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

"In this world dominated by market capitalism, developing a people's history is vitally important to clarify the lessons and preserve the heritage for today's and future generations of struggles for freedom, from Palestine to South Africa. This important book foregrounds accounts by and about those who actually participated in fighting for freedom, invaluable primary sources, acute critical insights, and urges us to reflect and draw on the enduring legacies of radical ideas and action which in the passing of time should not be lost." Ronnie Kasrils, former member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC and the Central Committee of the SACP and former Minister for Intelligence Services

Contributions include:
"Learning from Alexander Defence Committee Archives" by Archie Dick
"Anti-apartheid People's Histories and Post-apartheid Nationalist Biographies" by David Johnson
"Learning in Struggle: an activist's view of the transition from apartheid to democracy in South Africa" by Trevor Ngwane
"Remixing Past and Present Struggles: cultural activism in the Western Cape, South Africa" by Emile YX? Jansen and Paul Hendricks.

Aziz Choudry is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Canada. He is also Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg.
Salim Vally is Professor at the Faculty of Education and Director of the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation, University of Johannesburg, and Visiting Professor at Nelson Mandela University.
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.


Claassens (A.) & Smythe (D.) eds. MARRIAGE, LAND AND CUSTOM, essays on law and social change in South Africa
408 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R545
A collection of essays that consider the processes of change and adaptation taking place in relation to marriage and the land rights of single women living in "communal" areas in South Africa, They also examine how these changes relate to broader economic and political developments, and the impact of the implementation of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act.

Contributions include:
"Women, Marriage and Land: findings from a three-site survey" by Debbie Budlender
"Women's Land Rights and Social Change in Rural South Africa: the case of Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal" by Ben Cousins
"Contesting Customary Law in the Eastern Cape: gender, place and land tenure" by Tara Weinberg
"How Social Security Becomes Social Insecurity: fluid households, crisis talk and the value of grants in a KwaZulu-Natal village" by Bernard Dubbeld
"Renegotiating Intimate Relationships with Men: how HIV shapes attitudes and experiences of marriage for South African women living with HIV: 'Now in my life, everything I do, looking at my health'" by Diane Cooper, Elena Moore and Joanne Mantell
"'Today it would be called rape': a historical and contextual examination of forced marriages and violence in the Eastern Cape" by Nyasha Karimakwenda.

Aninka Claassens is Chief Researcher and Director of the Rural Women's Action Research Programme at the Centre for Law and Society, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town.
Dee Smythe is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Law and Society, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town.
Clark (P.) DISTANT JUSTICE, the impact of the International Criminal Court on African politics
379pp., map, paperback, Cambridge, 2018. R340
Critically assesses the politics of the ICC in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Based on 650 interviews over 11 years.

"Phil Clark has written an epochal work on the ICC. He allows the facts and the evidence to speak without political varnish. Clark appropriately indicts the ICC for being an imperial project that's tone deaf about its deficits. However, he pleads for deep reform and correctly rejects the arguments for throwing the baby out with the bathwater." Makau Mutua, State University of New York

Phil Clark is a Reader in Comparative and International Politics at SOAS, University of London.
Clarkson (C.) DRAWING THE LINE, toward an aesthetics of transitional justice
204 pp., illus., paperback, New York, 2014. R375
"'Drawing the Line' examines the ways in which cultural, political and legal lines are imagined, drawn, erased, and redrawn in post-apartheid South Africa - through literary texts, artworks and other forms of cultural production." from the back cover

"What makes Clarkson's project truly dialogical - and what distinguishes it from a number of other analyses of contemporary South African culture and literature - is that she both reads South African culture in terms of theory and also examines and, indeed, displays what South African culture might also offer theory." Russell Samolsky, University of California, Santa Barbara

"One rarely comes across work of such intelligence and imagination. This book is beautifully written, and one finds oneself forever being caught by wonderful and unpredicted connections, turns of phrase, the ease and acuity with which insights from disparate fields are brought together and developed." Emilios Christodoulidis, University of Glasgow

Carrol Clarkson is Associate Professor and Head of Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town.
Cleophas (F.) ed. EXPLORING DECOLONISING THEMES IN SA SPORT HISTORY, issues and challenges
154pp., illus., paperback, (Stellenbosch), 2018. R280
"South Africa is a country where the sway of colonialism/ coloniality is still in play. This seminal series of essays begins a process of challenging this impact on sport by sustained and exciting research. In true Thompsonian fashion it rescues a history of Black sport that would have been lost forever. As we read through the text we begin to appreciate how the values that animated Black sport influenced the fundamental aspects of our transition to democracy." Professor Ashwin Desai, University of Johannesburg

Contributions include:
"Reflections on Writing a Post-Colonial History of a Colonial Game" by Andrè Odendaal
""Black Athletics in Cape Town Prior to 1920" by Francois Cleophas
"Muslim Women on Sport: on traversing the politics of 'religious' identity" by Nuraan Davids
"Discord in the Dressing Room: the ideological complexities within non-racial football during the late 1970s" by Gustav Venter
"Post-Apartheid Cycling History: race, personal memory and challenges of commemoration" by Charles Beukes
"My Changing and Continual Life Story in Non-Racial Sport" by Andrè Alexander.
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
Coetzee (C.) ACCENTED FUTURES, language activism and the ending of apartheid
192 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R320
"For Carli Coetzee, 'accentedness' is a description for actively working towards the ending of apartheid by being aware of the legacies of the past, without attempting to empty out or gloss over the conflicts and violence that may exist under the surface...she argues that difference and disagreement can be forms of activism to bring about social change, inside and outside the teaching environment." from the back cover

"'Accented Futures' provides an analysis of a wide range of texts, including literature, university seminars and art works. The ideas explored are evocative, thought-provoking, expansive and challenging. 'Accent' indexes a nuance, an attitude, a critical reading position, a local orientation - a way of thinking about the complexities of 'home' that South Africans and others will find invaluable." Arlene Archer, Centre for Higher Education, University of Cape Town

"'Accented Futures' is a rare, courageous book that challenges teachers and knowledge-producers of all kinds to consider deeply, and critique, our own practice and context. In activist fashion, it also suggests ways in which we can all begin to do the work needed to respect and pay attention to the diverse and rich epistemologies and accents not only of contemporary South Africa, but Africa at large." Lindiwe Dovey, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Carli Coetzee is a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand, and an Associate Academic at HUMA, University of Cape Town.
Coleman (M.) AFRICA IN TODAY'S WORLD,
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".
Comaroff (J.) & (J.) THEORY FROM THE SOUTH, how Euro-America is evolving toward Africa
222pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Stellenbosch, 2014. R410
First published in the USA in 2011.

Jean and John Comaroff explore how we might understand and explain democracy, law, national borders, labour and capital, religion and the occult, liberalism and multiculturalism, and several other issues, with theory developed in the Global South.

John Comaroff is currently the Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology at Harvard University, where he is also Oppenheimer Research Fellow in African Studies. He is also an Affiliated Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation and Honorary Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.
Jean Comaroff is currently the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology at Harvard University. She is also Honorary Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.
Connor (T.) CONSERVED SPACES, ANCESTRAL PLACES, conservation, history and identity among farm labourers in the Sundays River Valley, South Africa
212 pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R275
Teresa Connor investigates three hundred years of social conflict over land in the frontier-like Sundays River Valley, an area of multiple displacements and the location of the extended Addo Elephant Park, to see whether residents have really benefited from models of co-mamagement.

"South Africa is famous for its success in conserving wildlife, much of it in world-renowned national parks. Yet protected areas sometimes have to be carved out from settlements, and local communities often bear the costs. This is an outstanding analysis of these dilemmas, which looks in detail at the communities affected by the extension of Addo. In the process, Connor takes her readers into the social world of farmworkers, amongst the least studied and least understood groups in South Africa. This book is simultaneously a major contribution to debates about conservation and a vivid and eye-opening discussion of rural society." William Beinart, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Teresa Connor is affiliated with the Fort Hare Institute of Social and Economic Research in the Eastern Cape.
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.
Cornell (D.), van Marle (K.) & Sachs (A.) ALBIE SACHS AND TRANSFORMATION IN SOUTH AFRICA, from revolutionary activist to Constitutional Court judge
126 pp., hardback, Abingdon, 2014. R475
Preface by Albie Sachs.

The two essays in this book examine "what it means to make the transition from a freedom fighter to a participant in a revolutionary government...without selling out to the demands of realism." from the back cover

The essays are:
"Comrade Judge: can a revolutionary be a judge?" by Drucilla Cornell
"Abandoning Certitudes, Becoming Human - for a Jurisprudence of Generosity: an essay in tribute to the work of Albie Sachs" by Karin van Marle.
Includes an interview with Albie Sachs by the authors.

Drucilla Cornell is Professor of Political Science, Women Studies, and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University (New Brunswick), a visiting professor at Birkbeck College in London and a Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Pretoria.
Karin van Marle is Professor and Head of the Department of Jursiprudence at the University of Pretoria.

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".

Crais (C.) & McClendon (T.V.) eds. THE SOUTH AFRICA READER, history, culture, politics
606 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durham & London, 2014. R450
A selection of writings on South African history, culture, and politics.

"This incredibly thorough volume reveals the complex history of South Africa. Through compelling first-person narratives, fiction, and other historical accounts, 'The South Africa Reader' offers a picture of a complicated and often confounding country that is a study in 'trauma and resilience'. It grapples with the legacy of the past in ways that can help present and future generations build a more promising tomorrow." Charlayne Hunter-Gault, journalist and former CNN Johannesburg Bureau Chief

Selections include:
"'A Story Is Like the Wind' and "The Sun Is Thrown into the Sky'" //Kabbo
"On God and Ancestors" by Ndukwana ka Mbenwana
"The Necessity of Slavery" by W.S.van Ryneveld
"Manifesto" by Piet Retief
"Among the Xhosa in 1800" by Johannes Theodorus van der Kemp
"Visit to a Mission Community in Natal" by John William Colenso
"Heart of Redness" by Zakes Mda
"The Coming of the Anglo-Zulu War" by Cetshwayo kaMpande
"Concentration Camps" by Emily Hobhouse
"Building a Nation from Words" by Isabel Hofmeyr
"A Boer Commando" by Deneys Reitz
"The 1913 Natives' Land Act" by Solomon T.Plaatje
"Mine Workers' Songs" anonymous
"The Persecution of Indians" by Mohandas Gandhi
"Requiem for Sophiatown" by Can Themba
"My Spirit Is Not Banned" by Frances Baard and Barbie Schreiner
"The Peasant's Revolt" by Govan Mbeki
"The Pan Africanist Congress" by R.M.Sobukwe
"Statement from the Dock" by Nelson Mandela
"White Racims and Black Consciousness" by Steven Biko
"The United Democratic Front" by Allan Boesak
"Crossing the Rubicon" by P.W.Botha
"Never Give In" by Andries Treurnicht
"Struggle Songs" Various
"Politics and Violence" by Rian Malan
"Preparing OUrsevles for Freedom" by Albie Sachs
"I Am an African" by Thabo Mbeki
"The Rape of Women" by Antjie Krog
"The Cradock Four", Testimony from the TRC
"Zuma's Rape Trial" by Steven Robins
"David's Story" by Zoë Wicomb
"Witchcraft in Soweto" by Adam Ashforth
"Nationalize the Mines" by Julius Malema

Clifton Crais is Professor of History and Director of African Studies at Emory University. He is the author of "Poverty, War and Violence in South Africa", "Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography" (with Pamela Scully), and "The Politics of Evil: Magic, Power and the Political Imagination in South Africa".

Thomas V. McClendon is Professor of History at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He is the author of "White Chief, Black Lords: Shepstone and the Colonial State in Natal, South Africa, 1845–1878" and "Genders and Generations Apart: Labor Tenants and Customary Law in Segregation-Era South Africa, 1920s to 1940s".
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.
Cronje (F.) A TIME TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO OUR NEXT TEN YEARS,
252 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R240
Scenario planner Frans Cronje identifies key trends that he believes will shape South Africa's long-term economic and political prospects.

Frans Cronje is the CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations
Cronje (F.) A TIME TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO SOUTH AFRICA IN 2030,
207pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R260
Scenario planner Frans Cronje analyses the latest trends in South Africa and presents four scenarios for the country's future.

"Cronje is a promising recent addition to our arsenal of public intellectuals." Max du Preez
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.
Curtis (D.) & Dzinesa (G.A.) (eds.) PEACEBUILDING, POWER, AND POLITICS IN AFRICA,
353 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2013. R250
First published in the USA in 2012.

A collection of essays on peacebuilding efforts in Africa, including peace negotiations, statebuilding, security sector governance, and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration.

Foreword by Adekeye Adebajo.

Includes the essay "Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration in Southern Africa, Namibia, Angola and Mozambique" by Gwinyayi A.Dzinesa.

Devon Curtis is a lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, and a fellow of Emmanuel College.
Gwinyayi Dzinesa is a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in the Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis (CPRA) Division, in Pretoria.
Daily Maverick BRAIN PORN, the best of Daily Maverick
290 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. OUT OF PRINT
A selection of the essays published in the online newspaper, Daily Maverick, since its inception in October 2009.

Foreword by Max du Preez.

Contributions include:
"Gupta Nuptials Guest Memo" by Richard Poplack
"Madonsela: it's 'Animal Farm', and the pigs are feeding" by Simon Allison
"Goodbye, Democracy; So Long, Accountability; Hello, Zumocracy" by Ranjeni Munusamy
"Requiem for a Dream: on loving and leaving the ANC" by Sisonke Msimang
"The Cold Murder Fields of Marikana" by Greg Marinovich
"The Beautiful Mind of Jonathan Jansen" by Mandy de Waal
"Mamphela Ramphele, the future for South Africa? Nope" by Vukani Mde
"What Got Lost in the Oscar Pistorius Frenzy" by Rebecca Davis
"Black Anger and White Obliviousness" by Osiame Molefe
"Should South African Black People Get Over Apartheid? Hell, no!" by Sipho Hlongwane.
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

Daniel (J.), Naidoo (P.), Pillay (D.) & Southall (R.) eds. NEW SOUTH AFRICAN REVIEW 2, new paths, old compromises?
398 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R290
"In this second volume of the 'New South African Review', the New Growth Path adopted by the government in 2010 provides the basis for a dialogue about whether 'decent work' is the best solution to South Africa's problems of low economic growth and high unemployment." from the back cover

Contributions include:
"The Zuma Presidency: the politics of paralysis?" by John Daniel and Roger Southall
"The African National Congress and the Zanufication Debate" by Devan Pillay
"Democracy and Accountability: quo vadis South Africa?" by Paul Hoffman
"Dancing Like a Monkey: the Democratic Alliance and opposition politics in South Africa" by Neil Southern and Roger Southall
"'The wages are low but they're better than nothing': the dilemma of decent work and job creation in South Africa" by Edward Webster
"Policing in the Streets of South African townships" by Knowledge Rajohane Matshedisho
"Corrosion and Externalities: the socio-economic impacts of acid mine drainage on the Witwatersrand" by David Fig
"The South African Broadcasting Corporation: the creation and loss of a citizenship vision and the possibilities of building a new one" by Kate Skinner

John Daniel has recently retired as Academic Director, School for International Training in Durban.
Prishani Naidoo, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall are all in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Daniel (J.), Naidoo (P.), Pillay (D.) & Southall (R.) eds. NEW SOUTH AFRICAN REVIEW 3, the second phase - tragedy or farce?
321 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R320
A third collection of essays that analyse key issues facing South Africa.

"The 'New South African Review' offers, for the third time, a valuable compass to navigate us through South(ern) African socio-economic and political realities. It is an important stocktaking exercise. With every year, the 'New South African Review' becomes an ever more important tool for analytical insights into, and assessment of, the challenges." Henning Melber, Director Emeritus of the Dag Hammerskjöld Foundation in Uppsala, Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, and Research Associate with the Centre for African Studies, University of the Free State.

Contributions include:
"The ANC circa 2012-13: colossus in decline?" by Susan Booysen
"Fragile Multi-Class Alliances Compared: some unlikely parallels between the National Party and the African National Congress" by Paul Maylam
'"Ask for a camel when you expect to get a goat': contentious politics and the climate justice movement" by Jacklyn Cock
"Hydraulic Fracturing in South Africa: correcting the democratic deficits" by David Fig
"Understanding the Persistence of Low Levels of Skills in South Africa" by Stephanie Allais
"Equity, Quality and Access in South African Education: a work still very much in progress" by Shireen Motala
"Traditional Male Initiation: culture and the constitution" by Louise Vincent.

John Daniel is the retired Academic Director of the School for International Training in Durban.
Prishani Naidoo, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall are all in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Davie (G.) POVERTY KNOWLEDGE IN SOUTH AFRICA, a social history of human science, 1855-2005
334pp., paperback, New York, 2015. R290
"Rather than advocating one particular policy solution, this book argues that poverty knowledge – including knowledge of the tension between quantitative and qualitative observations – teaches us about the dynamics of historical change, the power of racial thinking in white settler societies, and the role of ordinary people in shaping state policy. Readers will gain new perspectives on today's debates about social welfare, redistribution, and human rights and will ultimately find reasons to rethink conventional approaches to advocacy." from the back cover

Grace Davie is Associate Professor of History at Queen's College, CUNY.
de Gruchy (J.W.) ed. THE HUMANIST IMPERATIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA,
299 pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2011. R435
A collection of multi-disciplinary essays and reflections originally presented at two symposia of the New Humanism Project held at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) in June 2009 and February 2010.

Contributions include:
"Becoming More Fully Human" by Denise Ackerman
"Where I Become You" and "Indigenous Humanism: manifestations of interconnectedness" by Antjie Krog
"The 'Dark Sides' of Humanism in South Africa" by André de Toit
"Towards a New Humanism in Africa" by Njabulo Ndebele
"Democracy as a Community of Life" by Achille Mbembe
"Enough is Enough: recovering humane values" by Neville Alexander
"Human Complicities" by Deborah Posel
"Human Rights in a More Humane World" by Mary Burton.

Theologian and social scientist John de Gruchy is Emeritus Professor at the University of Cape Town, Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch and Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study.
de Jager (N.) & du Toit (P.) eds. FRIEND OR FOE?, dominant party systems in southern Africa, insights from the developing world
218 pp., paperback, Cape Town and Tokyo, 2012. R265
Nicola de Jager and Pierre du Toit examine the political systems in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe and draw conclusions as to whether these countries are moving towards multi-party democracy, as in India, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan; authoritarianism, as in Zimbabwe; or something inbetween.

Nicola de Jager is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch.
Professor Pierre du Toit teaches in the Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch. His latest book, co-authored with Hennie Kotzé, is "Liberal Democracy and Peace in South Africa: the pursuit of freedom as dignity" (2011).
de Lille (P.) & Keson (C.) VIEW FROM CITY HALL, reflections on governing Cape Town
240pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R265
"In this world of metropolis, mayors emerge as the enablers of innovation and progress. Patricia and Craig take us into the engine room of Cape Town and show us how it's done." Mo Ibrahim, entrepreneur and founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

"This is a fascinating and insightful book from one of the world's best mayors. Anyone who is interested in the future of Africa's cities can learn from the wisdom of Mayor de Lille." Edward Glaeser, author of "Triumph of the City" and Fred & Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Patricia de Lille is the Executive Mayor of Cape Town. First elected in 2011, she was re-elected in 2016. She previously served as a Member of Parliament for 15 years after a career as a trade unionist and anti-apartheid activist.
Craig Kesson is the City of Cape Town Executive Director: Directorate of the Mayor as well as Chief Resilience Officer.
Desai (A.) ed. THE RACE TO TRANSFORM, sport in post-apartheid South Africa
271 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R190
Explores the relationship between elite and grassroots sport in the context of growing economic disparities and the emergence of a black middle and super-rich class and outlines an agenda for both theory and practice in the debate about sport and transformation in South Africa.

Contributions include "'Transformation' From Above: the upside-down state of contemporary South African soccer" by Dale McKinley,
"Beyond the Nation? Colour and class in South African cricket" by Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed,
"Women's Bodies and the World of Football in South Africa" by Prishani Naidoo and Zanele Muholi, and
"Jumping Over the Hurdles: a political analysis of transformation measures in South African athletics" by Justin van der Merwe.
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. R250
"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"
Diphoorn (T.) TWILIGHT POLICING, private security and violence in urban South Africa
282pp., illus., maps, paperback, Oakland, 2016. R735
"'Twilight Policing' draws us into the world of security and reveals the gallery of people populating it. We learn about and appreciate difficult moral dilemmas in the harsh and precarious reality that is contemporary South Africa without losing sight of the greater conceptual and political implications. An impressive feat!" Steffen Jensen, author of "Gangs, Politics, and Dignity in Cape Town"

"In an age when security is being pluralized and degovernmentalized, and the lines between state and other sovereignties are becoming blurred, Tessa Diphoorn provides the tools for deconstructing contemporary relationships of rule, especially in post-apartheid South Africa. Richly detailed and compelling, 'Twilight Policing' is an important contribution to the ethnography of policing, with a particular focus on the relatively understudied domain of private police. It will be a valuable resource for scholars, teachers, and students of politics, violence, and law enforcement, in a variety of contexts worldwide." Daniel Goldstein, author of "Owners of the Sidewalk: security and survival in the informal city"

Tessa Diphoorn is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University.
Dlanga (K.) IN MY ARROGANT OPINION,
134 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R85
A title in The Youngsters series of pocket books that feature prominent young South African voices, edited by Mandy Wiener.

Quotes from the book:
"This book isn't about anything in particular. I am a conversationalist. I write like people talk. No fancy language; nor do I show how smart I am."
"The greatest crime that has been committed against black South African children has to be that of fathers abandoning their children. In fact, I don't know if a large section of black fathers deserves the honour of being called fathers at all...The determination and strength of black women has never been applauded as it ought to have been. Black mothers have single-handedly raised the black nation."
"Men and women no longer enjoy each other's company for the sake of enjoying it. Relationships nowadays are driven by a 'What can I get out of this relationship?' mentality. They have become transactions disguised as romance."

Khaya Dlanga is an award-winning blogger, speaker and columnist. He is currently Senior Creative Excellence Manager at Coca Cola South Africa.
Donker (M.), Truscott (R.). Minkley (G.) & Lalu (P.) eds. REMAINS OF THE SOCIAL, desiring the postapartheid
301pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R350
This collection of essays, which "engages with what 'the social' might mean after apartheid", grew out of a collaboration between the SARChI Chair in Social Change at the University of Fort Hare and the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape, that took the form of a Winter School for doctoral and master's students.

Contributions include:
"The Mandela Imaginary: reflections on post-reconciliation libidinal economy" by Derek Hook
"The Return of Empathy: postapartheid fellow feeling" by Ross Truscott
"Re-Cover: Afrikaans rock, apartheid's children and the work of the cover" by Aidan Erasmus
"The Graves of Dimbaza: temporal remains" by Gary Minkley and Helena Pohlandt-Mc Cormick
"The Trojan Horse and the 'Becoming' Technical of the Human'" by Premesh Lalu.

Maurits van Bever Donker and Ross Truscott are Andrew W Mellon Foundation Next Generation Researchers in the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape.
Gary Minkley is the NRF/ SARChI Chair in Social Change at the University of Fort Hare.
Premesh Lalu is Director of the DST-NRF Flagship for Critical Thought in African Humanities of the CHR at the University of the Western Cape.
Doornbos (M.) & van Binsbergen (W.) RESEARCHING POWER & IDENTITY, comparative perspectives
542pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Pretoria, 2017. R670
First published in The Hague in 2010.

Martin Doornbos and Wim van Binsbergen examine how "the dynamic interplay of power and identity impacts on political and collective actions in the African context...Four main parts focus on the major themes of colonial incorporation and political penetration; ethnicity and cultural protest; religion and state; and the construction of national politics." from the back cover

Martin Doornbos is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.
Wim van Binsbergen retired in 2012 as Senior Researcher at the African Studies Centre at Leiden University and Professor of Intercultural Philosophy, Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
du Bois ((F.) & du Bois-Pedian (A.) eds. JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION IN POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA,
321 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2008. R180
International and South African scholars assess the various transitional processes under way in South Africa since the early 1990s. The work of the TRC is viewed within a broader context that involved other responses, such as land restitution, institutional reform and social and cultural initiatives.

Contributions include "Land Restitution and Reconciliation in South Africa" by Theunis Roux,
"Radical Forgiveness: transforming traumatic memory beyond Hannah Arendt" by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela,
"The Contributions of Criminal Justice" by Volker Nerlich,
"For Justice and Reconciliation to Come: the TRC archive, big business and the demand for material reparations" by Jaco Barnard-Naudé,
"Drawing the Line: justice and the art of reconciliation" by Carrol Clarkson,
"Transition, Forgiveness and Citizenship: the TRC and the social construction of forgiveness" Stéphane Leman-Langlois and Clifford Sheaing, and
"The Evolving Legitimacy of the South African Constitutional Court" by James Gibson.

François du Bois is an associate professor and reader in private law at the University of Nottingham.
Antje du Bois-Pedain is a lecturer in law at the University of Cambridge.
du Pisani (K.) THE LAST FRONTIER WAR, Braklaagte and the struggle for land before, during and after apartheid
282 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Amsterdam & Pretoria, 2010. R157
The account of how the Bahurutshe ba ga Moiloa community, led by John Lekoloane Sebogodi, resited attempts by successive white-controlled governments to forcefully remove them from the farm Braklaagte in the Lehurutshe district, North West Province, which they had purchased in 1908. Expropriated and then forcefully incorporated into the Bophuthatswana homeland, the community lived through serious violence before being reincorporated into a reunited South Africa in 1994.

Kobus du Pisani is Professor of History in the School of Social and Government Studies at the Potchefstroom campus of the North-West University.
du Plessis (C.) WOMAN IN THE WINGS, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and the race for the Presidency
181pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R200
Freelance journalist Carien du Plessis investigates Dlamini Zuma's life and career, considers her feminism and political philosophy, tracks her presidential ambitions and campaigning, and explores how her relationship with her ex-husband and backer President Jacob Zuma has influenced her.
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 Plessis (H.), Sehume (J.) & Martin (L.) THE CONCEPT AND APPLICATION OF TRANSDISCIPLINARITY,
274 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, No Date. R250
The report of a research project on transdisciplinarity initiated when the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) was founded in 2011.

Hester du Plessis is Senior Research Specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council and a fellow at MISTRA.
Jeffrey Sehume is a Senior Researcher at MISTRA.
Leonard Martin is Head of the Humanity Faculty at MISTRA.
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).
du Preez (M.) & Rossouw (M.) comps. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JULIUS MALEMA,
125 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R130
A collection of more than eighty famous and infamous statements by Julius Malema, president of the ANC Youth League, collated and contextualised by Max du Preez and Mandy Roussouw.

Former newspaper editor and television personality Max du Preez works as a political analyst, newspaper columnist, writer and documentary film maker. He received the Nat Nakasa Award for courageous journalism from the SA National Editors' Forum in 2008 and was named the Yale Globalist International Journalist in 2006.
Mandy Roussouw is a senior political journalist for the Mail & Guardian newspaper.
du Preez (M.) ed. OPINION PIECES BY SOUTH AFRICAN THOUGHT LEADERS,
249 pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2011. OUT OF PRINT
A collection of critical essays on various aspects of contemporary South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Of Jacob, Julius, Jimmy and the Dancing Monkey" by Max du Preez
"Toxic Policies: diary of a bad year" by Njabulo Ndebele
"The South African Nation" by Neville Alexander
"Crime and Policing: how we got it wrong" by Antony Altbeker
"The Judiciary and the Constitution' by Carmel Rickard
"Environment and Sustainability" by Leonie Joubert
"Perspectives on Poverty in a Democratic South Africa" by Len Verwey
"The State of the Nation's Health" by Kerry Cullinan and Anso Thom
"Education" by Eric Atmore, Dylan Wray and Gillian Godsell
"'The Content of Their Character'" by Jonathan Jansen
"After Invictus" by James Myburgh.

Columnist, editor, film-maker and executive producer 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).
du Toit (F.) & Doxtader (E.) eds. IN THE BALANCE, South Africans debate reconciliation
178 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R190
A collection of essays that debate the meaning, practice and value of reconciliation in South Africa.

Contributors include Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Antjie Krog, Pumla Gobodo-Ntsebeza, Zackie Achmat, Thabo Mbeki, Jonathan Jansen, F.W.de Klerk, Njabulo Ndebele, Charles Villa-Vicencio and Pregs Govender.
du Toit (P.), Swart (C.) & Teuteberg (S.) SOUTH AFRICA AND THE CASE FOR RENEGOTIATING THE PEACE,
143pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2016. R430
The authors argue that South Africans lack a national consensus on how to go about consolidating democracy and that the major stakeholders in the country need to jointly renegotiate the meaning of the Constitution if we are to move beyond the spiral of democratic policy failures. They also draw on comparative insights from what's happened in Zimbabwe, India, Malaysia and Lebanon.

Pierre du Toit is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch. His other publications include "Friend of Foe? Dominant party systems in southern Africa" co-edited with Nicola de Jager, and "Defining Democracy in the Digital Age, political support on social media", co-authored with Barend Lutz.
Charl Swart holds a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University.
Salomé Teuteberg works in the Taylor & Francis editorial team in Cape Town.
Duncan (J.) PROTEST NATION, the right to protest in South Africa
240pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R385
Jane Duncan analyses the extent to which the right to protest is respected in democratic South Africa, and the role municipalities play in enabling or limiting this right.

Jane Duncan is Professor in the Department of Journalism, Film and Television at the University of Johannesburg. She was Executive Director of the Freedom of Expression Institute.
Duncan (J.) STOPPING THE SPIES, constructing and resisting the surveillance state in South Africa
291pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R350
Jane Duncan assesses the relevance of Edward Snowden’s revelations for South Africa, questioning the extent to which South Africa is becoming a surveillance society governed by a surveillance state. She also explores the forms of collective action needed to ensure that unaccountable surveillance does not take place and how to develop organised responses.

"This book makes a timely contribution to the study of surveillance in the South African context. It is important reading not only because of the detailed information it provides about threats to citizen freedoms in post-apartheid South Africa, but also for its constructive suggestions for public agency and resistance." Herman Wasserman, Professor of Media Studies and Director: Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town

Jane Duncan is Professor in the Department of Journalism, Film and Television, at the University of Johannesburg. She is author of "The Rise of the Securocrats: The Case of South Africa" and "Protest Nation: The Right to Protest in South Africa".
Duncan (J.) THE RISE OF THE SECUROCRATS, the case of South Africa
332 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R265
Jane Duncan examines the extent to which government decision-making in South Africa is dominated by a group of securocrats in the police, intelligence services and the military. She also evaluates the effect of journalism on the activities of this group of securocrats, and the impact of the security cluster on activism and protest action.

Jane Duncan is Professor in the Department of Journalism, Film and Television at the University of Johannesburg.
Durrheim (K.), Mtose (X.) & Brown (L.) RACE TROUBLE, race, identity and inequality in post-apartheid South Africa
234 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2011. R195
An analysis of the racially structured forms of social life that perpetuate segregation and inequality and produce racially troubled identities in post-apartheid South Africa.

Kevin Durrheim is Professor of Psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Xoliswa Mtose is Executive Dean in the Faculty of Education at the University of Fort Hare and a member of the Anti-Racism Network in Higher Education.
Lyndsay Brown has worked for local government in Durban and in non-governmental organisations focused on children's and women's rights. Currently she teaches English at Durban Girls' High School.
Duvenhage (W.) & Serrao (A.) THE E-TOLL SAGA, a journey from CEO to civil activist
331pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
Wayne Duvenhage, CEO of Avis Rent a Car South Africa from 2007 to 2012, is head of the civil action movement, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA), formed in March 2012 to challenge SANRAL’s decision to implement e-Tolling in Gauteng.

"...tells the tale of how every quest for justice must commence with an individual, sometimes an unlikely 'activist' like Wayne Duvenhage. But as this true tale unfolds we see how unlawful and unjust policies can be challenged by patient popular mobilisation, well-marshalled research, savvy media and use of the courts. Bravely, it is also an account of one of those rare occasions when civil disobedience is justified. These are the keys to a successful and accountable democracy. They are keys that should be held by everyone." Mark Heywood, director of Section27

Angelique Serrao is the investigations editor at The Star. She won a Standard Bank Sikuvile journalism award for her investigations into e-tolls.
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.
Edjabe (N.) ed. CHIMURENGA CHRONIC , who no know go know, now-now, a quarterly pan African gazette
48 + 72 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R115
Produced in the format of a broadsheet newspaper with a separate literary supplement.

The Chimurenga Chronic is an initiative of Chimurenga and the Kalakuta Trust.

Contributions include:
"Love and Learning Under the World Bank", Stacy Hardy on the impact the World Bank Structural Adjustment Programme has had on African universities
"Boyhood and Transit", Bongani Kona reflects on the rise and fall of three Zimbabweans in South African rugby
"Mining the Biennale", Cedric Vincent covers the two biennales that took place in Benin in 2012
"The New Thing", Lindokuhle Nkosi on Cape Town jazz.

Also includes the literary supplement, "How to be a Nigerian, Chronic Books, August 2013", which includes essays, interviews and book reviews.
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.
Englebert (P.) & Dunn (K.C.) INSIDE AFRICAN POLITICS,
451 pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2014. R385
Published in the USA and UK in 2013.

An introduction to contemporary African politics intended as a resource for scholars.

Pierre Englebert is Professor of Political Science at Pomona College. He is the author of "Africa: unity, sovereignty, and sorrow" and "State Legitimacy and Development in Africa".
Kevin Dunn is Associate Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is the author of "The Politics of Origin in Africa: autochthony, citizenship, and conflict" and "African Guerrillas: raging against the machine".
Englund (H.) ed. CHRISTIANITY AND PUBLIC CULTURE IN AFRICA,
238 pp., paperback, Reprint, Athens, (2011) 2012. R325
A collection of essays that explore the social and political implications of Christianity in contemporary Africa.

Contributions include:
"Rethinking African Christianities, beyond the religion-politics conundrum" by Harri Englund
"Debating the Secular in Zambia, the response of the Catholic Church to scientific socialism and Christian nation, 1976-2006" by Marja Hinfelaar
"From Spiritual Warfare to Spiritual Kinship, Islamophobia and evangelical radio in Malawi" by Harri Englund
"Believing Practically and Trusting Socially in Africa, the contrary case of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Durban, South Africa" by Ilana van Wyk.

Harri Englund is a reader in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.
Erasmus (Z.) RACE OTHERWISE, forging a new humanism for South Africa
195pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R385
"'Race Otherwise' brings together the full amplitude of Zimitri Erasmus’s thinking about how race works. It tunes into registers both personal and social. It is not without indignation, and not...insensitive to emotion and...the anger inside South Africa. It is a book that is not afraid of questions of affect. Eros and love, Erasmus urges, are not separable from the hard work of thinking. "Crain Soudien, CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

"Zimitri Erasmus questions the notion that one can know race with one's eyes, with racial categories and with genetic ancestry tests. She moves between the intimate probing of racial identities as we experience them individually, and analysis of the global historical forces that have created these identities and woven them into our thinking about what it means to be ‘human’...[She] argues for a new way of ‘coming to know otherwise’, of seeing the boundaries between racial identities as thresholds to be crossed, through politically charged acts of imagination and love" from the back cover

Zimitri Erasmus is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is the editor of "Coloured by History, Shaped by Place: New Perspectives on Coloured Identities in Cape Town" (2001).
Essof (S.) & Moshenberg (D.) eds. SEARCHING FOR SOUTH AFRICA, the new calculus of dignity
236 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2011. R205
A collection of essays on social movements and resistance in South Africa between 1994 and 2009.

Contributions include:
"A Report and Comment on Worker Organising at the University of Cape Town" by Ronald Wesso
"Race and Resistance in Post-Apartheid South Africa" by Amanda Alexander and Andile Mngxitama
"Masiphumelele: making the ordinary endure on the outskirts of Cape Town" by Shereen Essof and Daniel Moshenberg
"Women's Struggle During This Democratic Government" by Nomvuyo Tshamakambulashe
"Daalah Cape Flets: hip-hop, resistance and hope" by Shaheen Ariefdien
"'Looking Back Moving Forward': legacies of struggle and the challenges facing the new social movements" by Jonathan Grossman and Trevor Ngwane.

Shereen Essof is a feminist activist who worked at the Zimbabwe Women's Resource Centre and Network in Harare.
Daniel Moshenberg is Director of the Women's Studies Program at George Washington University, co-convenor of Women In and Beyond the Global, and a founding member of the Tenants and Workers United of Northern Virginia.
Evans (G.) BLACK BRAIN, WHITE BRAIN, race, racism and racial science
352pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
Gavin Evans challenges racist thinking and presents the theories of modern scientists and evolutionary psychologists on the origin of humans, genes, and the genesis of intelligence, to demonstrate just how uniform human beings are.

"Smart, accessible and stimulating" Jonathan Jansen, Vice Chancellor, University of the Free State.
Evans (M.) BROADCASTING THE END OF APARTHEID, live television and the birth of a new South Africa
319 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., London & New York, 2014. R425
Martin Evans argues that live television broadcasting helped to shape and consolidate South Africa's post-apartheid national identity.

"An original exploration of the effects of apartheid South Africa's exclusion from worldwide television events (what I would call 'events envy') and a creative study of the role of live broadcasting in the post-apartheid era." Elihu Katz of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor Emeritus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

"Martha Evans has written a fascinating, thoroughly readable account of live television coverage of sport, politics and ceremonial occasions on South African television during the most turbulent years of its recent history. Her study of televised sport is a revelation, showing its divisive politics and vulnerability to disruption during apartheid and its momentary power to unite the 'rainbow nation' as a newborn democracy in the 1990s. She carefully brings out the contested meanings of media events, both within South Africa and for the rest of the watching world. An important and original contribution to the study of global media events." Paddy Scannell, Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan

Martha Evans is a lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town.

Fahrenfort (P.) SPANNER IN THE WORKS,
222 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R220
Foreword by Shula Marks, Emeritus Professor, School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London

A memoir by Pat Fahrenfort, who left school at fifteen to work in a factory. She managed to put herself through university, involved herself in the struggle for democracy, and moved from working as a faculty officer at the University of the Western Cape to the Constitutional Assembly. Later she was appointed to a deputy directorship in the Ministry of Labour.

"South Africa's negotiated transition to democracy is heralded as a miracle the world over. Fahrenfort's life story captures the daily struggles by ordinary working class people who had to negotiate their way through an unforgiving system." Cyril Ramaphosa

"Our 'Big Transition', up to now told only by the male power mongers, is vividly presented here by a 'lowly secretary'. Perhaps this is the closest we'll come to a Marxist fairytale!" Antjie Krog
Fakir (E.) & Lodge (T.) eds. POLITICAL PARTIES IN AFRICA,
212pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R230
Contributions include:
"Party Systems and their Effects on Political Parties: tales of one-party dominance and multi-party competition" by Clemens Spiess
"Party Institutionalisation in Mozambique: 'The Party of the State' vs the opposition" by Adriano Nuvunga and Eduardo Sitoe
"Alternation and Leadership Succession in African Democracies" by Tom Lodge
"Contemporary Issues in Political Party Funding and Sustainability" by Anthony Butler
"Party Political Finance and Multi-Party Democracy in South Africa's 2014 Election" by Ivor Sarakinsky.

Ebrahim Fakir is Manager, Political Parties and Parliamentary Programme at EISA, the Ruth First Fellow 2014, at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Tom Lodge is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick, Ireland.
Falkof (N.) THE END OF WHITENESS, satanism & family murder in late apartheid South Africa
242pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R225
This book is a reworking of the original publication, "Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africa, imagining the end of whiteness", published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2015. Includes some new material.

A study of the background to two cultural symptoms, satanism and family murders, that illustrate the psychic landscape of white South African culture in the 1980s and 1990s.

"An exquisite, uncompromising and timeous book at a moment when whiteness has, in many instances, undergone not an ending but a rebirth." Sarah Nuttall, Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies and Director of WISER, University of the Witwatersrand

Nicky Falkof is currently a senior lecturer in the Media Studies department at Wits University.
Farred (G.), Kavwahirehi (K.) & Praeg (L.) eds. VIOLENCE IN/ AND THE GREAT LAKES, the thought of V-Y Mudimbe and beyond
228 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R255
A collection of essays honouring the intellectual legacy of Valentin Mudimbe. The essays focus on the question of violence and its effects in Africa generally, and specifically in the Great Lakes region of Africa. This publication emerged from a seminar held at Rhodes University in August 2013.

Contributions include:
"For a Common Ascension in Humanity: the intellectual's mission in the Great Lakes region" by Kasereka Kavwahirehi
"Life, 'Life' and Death" by Grant Farred
"Violence and Details of Violence in the Novels of V-Y Mudimbe" by Justin Bisanswa
"A Phenomenology of Violence" by Laura Kerr
"On the Banality of Violence: state, power and the everyday in Africa" by Zubairu Wai
"Postcards from the Postcolony" by Leonhard Praeg.

Grant Farred in Professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University.
Kasereka Kavwahirehi is Professor of French at the University of Ottawa.
"Leonhard Praeg is Associate Professor in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University.
Faull (A.) BEHIND THE BADGE, the untold stories of South Africa's police service members
297 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R230
This book is composed of excerpts from interviews with twenty-eight current and former members of the South African Police Service conducted between late 2008 and September 2009.

Andrew Faull is a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies and a reservist in the South African Police Service.
February (J.) TURNING AND TURNING, exploring the complexities of South Africa's democracy
326pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
Governance specialist, lawyer and columnist Judith February reflects on South Africa's democratic journey over the past 18 years and especially on the crisis and frustration of the years since Jacob Zuma assumed office in 2009. She also focuses on the 12 years she spent at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) working on the arms deal, IDASA's party-funding campaign as well as issues of accountability and transparency. She was head of their South African governance programme for nine years.

"In this excellent book, Judith Febuary, one of South Africa's finest political analysts, dissects the ills of our country with quiet authority and insight. I highly recommend it." Barney Mthombothi

Judith February is now based at the Institute for Security Studies and is also a Visiting Fellow at the WITS School of Governance. Prior to this she was Executive Director of the HSRC's Democracy and Governance unit. She write regularly for Daily Maverick and Eyewitness News.
Feinstein (A.) AFTER THE PARTY, a personal and political journey inside the ANC
287 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R170
Andrew Feinstein, a member of the ANC from the mid-1980s and an ANC Member of Parliament from 1994, resigned in 2001 in protest at the party's handling of the infamous arms deal. This is his account of what really happened in the arms deal and provides insight in current South African politics and the culture within the ANC.

Andrew Feinstien now lives in London where he writes, lectures and consults on public policy issues and chairs an HIV/AIDS charity.
Feinstein (A.) THE SHADOW WORLD, inside the global arms trade
701 pp., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (2011) 2013. R195
A new edition, with a revised and updated afterword.

"'The Shadow World' peels back the veil of secrecy behind which the global arms trade undermines accountable democracy, socio-economic development and human rights, causing suffering across the world. In the same way that Andrew Feinstein exposed a corrupt arms deal that darkened South Africa's rainbow nation, he has now turned his forensic gaze on the impact of similar weapons deals around the world. This book is essential reading for anyone who cares about justice, transparency and accountability in both public and private spheres, and for anyone who believes that it is more important to invest in saving lives than in the machinery of death." Desmond Tutu

"A devastating and scrupulously documented account of the greed, venality, and rampant corruption pervading the global arms trade. Andrew Feinstein has produced a brilliant and massively important book." Andrew J Bacevich, retired colonel, US Army, and author of "Washington Rules, America's path to permanent war"

"Andrew Feinstein has written an authoritative guide to the business of war. Chilling, heartbreaking and enraging" Arundhati Roy

Journalist Andrew Feinstein is the author of "After the Party: a personal and political journey inside the ANC" about his time as an African National Congress Member of Parliament.
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.
Field (S.), Meyer (R.) & Swanson (F.) eds. IMAGINING THE CITY, memories and cultures in Cape Town
240 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R235
A selection of oral histories drawn from people who live and work in Cape Town researched, written and produced by the staff and students of the Centre for Popular Memory at the University of Cape Town.

Contents include "Sites of Memory in Langa" by Sean Field,
"Between Waking and Dreaming: living with urban fear, paradox and possibility" by Renate Meyer,
"'Catch with the eye': stories of Muslim food in Cape Town" by Gabeba Baderoon,
"'Julle kan ma New York toe gaan, ek bly in die Manenberg': an oral history of jazz in Cape Town from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s" by Colin Miller,
"'Die SACS kom terug': intervarsity rugby, masculinity and white identity at the University of Cape Town, 1960s-1970s" by Felicity Swanson,
"'The quickest way to move on is to go back': bomb blast survivors' narratives of trauma and recovery" by Anastasia Maw,
"Da Struggle Kontinues into the 21st Century: two decades of nation-conscious rap in Cape Town" by Ncedisa Mkonyeni, and more.

Sean Field is the Director of the Centre for Popular Memory and Senior Lecturer in the Historical Studies Department at the University of Cape Town. Both Renate Meyer And Felicity Swanson work at the Centre, Meyer as the Senior Audio-Visual Archivist and Swanson as a researcher.
Forde (F.) STILL AN INCONVENIENT YOUTH, Julius Malema carries on
218 pp., paperback , Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2011) 2014. R160
A revised and updated edition of Fiona Forde's biography of Julius Malema, "An Inconvenient Youth, Julius Malema and the 'new' ANC". She traces his life, from his early, poverty-stricken years in Limpopo to his joining the student structures of the ANC in the early 1990s, and his rapid rise through the party's ranks to become the president of the ANC Youth League in 2008. In this new edition she also covers his ousting from the ANC in 2012, the beginnings of his political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), and how the party secured its votes in 2014.

Fiona Forde is an Irish journalist based in Johannesburg
Foster (L.) REINVENTING HOODIA, peoples, plants, and patents in South Africa
209pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R350
First published in USA in 2017.

"Hoodia gordonii" is a succulent plant native to the Kalahari Desert known by indigenous San peoples to to reduce hunger, increase energy, and ease breastfeeding. "Laura Foster explores how the plant was reinvented through patent ownership, pharmaceutical research, the self-determination efforts of indigenous San peoples, contractual benefit sharing, commercial development as an herbal supplement, and bioprospecting legislation." from the back cover

“'Reinventing Hoodia' provides a well-researched, critically engaged account of a fascinating contested object of indigenous knowledge and intellectual property. Its illuminating account of hoodia across a range of scales makes significant conceptual and empirical contributions to feminist legal studies and to the history and philosophy of science.” Anne Pollock, author of "Medicating Race: Heart Disease and Durable Preoccupations with Difference"

“Foster’s fascinating account of complex negotiations between the indigenous San peoples, South African scientists, lawyers, and Big Pharma makes a valuable text for classes in law, the history, philosophy, and social studies of science, women’s studies, and anti-colonial studies. It also expands the horizon of fruitful research projects in these fields.” Sandra Harding, author of "Objectivity and Diversity: Another Logic of Scientific Research"

“Foster’s interdisciplinary work on Hoodia is both novel and timely. She offers a valuable analysis of science and its relationship to indigeneity.” Jennifer A. Hamilton, author of "Indigeneity in the Courtroom: Law, Culture, and the Production of Difference in North American Courts"

Laura Foster is Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington with affiliations in African Studies and the Maurer School of Law. She is also Senior Researcher with the Intellectual Property Unit at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Law.
Frankel (G.) RIVONIA'S CHILDREN, three families and the cost of conscience in white South Africa
388 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1999) 2012. R175
The story of a group of mostly Jewish, mostly communist activists, including Hilda and Rusty Bernstein, Ruth First and Joe Slovo, James Kantor and Harold and AnneMarie Wolpe, who either went into exile or were imprisoned for their anti-apartheid activities.

"Frankel has written a scrupulously researched, riveting examination of people who fought to make their country a better place." New York Times
Friedman (S.) POWER IN ACTION, democracy, citizenship and social justice
288pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R350
Steven Friedman argues that democracy is a product of collective action and only works when every adult has an equal say in the public decisions that affect them.

"Intellectually superb! Friedman exposes the ideological zealotry of mainstream democratic theorists, exposing both their philosophical weaknesses and political hypocrisy." Adam Habib, former Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of the Witwatersrand

"This is Steven Friedman at his best, combining a passionate plea for democratic change with considered analysis and judgement. By democratic change Friedman means going beyond electoral choice... This is hardly simple but it is an undertaking that needs to be done." Stephen Chan, Professor of World Politics, SOAS

Steven Friedman is Research Professor attached to the Department of Politics, University of Johannesburg. He is also a public commentator, regular newspaper columnist and a former trade unionist.
Friedman (S.) RACE, CLASS AND POWER, Harold Wolpe and the radical critique of apartheid
368pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R395
An intellectual biography of Harold Wolpe and of South Africa's left in the 1970s. It also assesses the ongoing impact of Wolpe's ideas in the post-apartheid present.

"This book is a significant and provocative intervention in three discussions, namely the evolution of the analysis of South African society and its history; the role of intellectuals and social theory in the liberation struggle, and the place and content of social analysis in developing political strategy, and particularly in elaborating alternatives to the sterile policies of the ANC government. I strongly and forcefully recommend this book." Dan O'Meara, Département de science politique, Université du Québec à Montréal

"Friedman not only shows why Harold Wolpe's writings had such an impact in the 1970s and 1980s; he also argues convincingly that Wolpe's later writings - their call for 'continuous critique' and awareness of a compromised 'transformation' - pose important questions for today's South Africa." Colin Bundy, Honorary Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford

Steven Friedman directs the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Rhodes University and 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.
Funke (N.) & Solomon (H.) EXPLORING ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALIST IDEOLOGIES IN AFRICA,
410 pp., map, paperback, Pretoria, 2006. R295
Nikki Funke and Hussein Solomon examine Islamic fundamentalist ideologies in Algeria, Sudan and South Africa and explore the root causes of fundamentalism in Africa.

Nikki Funke is a Senior Associate of the Centre for International Political Studies at the University of Pretoria and is working as a social scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.
Professor Hussein Solomon lectures at the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria where he is also Director of the Centre for International Political Studies.
Garman (A.) ANTJIE KROG AND THE POST-APARTHEID PUBLIC SPHERE, speaking poetry to power
204pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R350
Anthea Garman "looks at how Krog's particular biography and trajectory as an Afrikaans female writer have contributed to a distinctive voice emerging in public, not only in South Africa but also internationally...how, through poetry, news journalism, essays and her hybrid-genre books, Krog has developed a particular persona and subjectivity as a writer of testimony and witness" from the preface

Anthea Garman is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University.
Garman (A.) & Wasserman (H.) eds. MEDIA AND CITIZENSHIP, between marginalisation and participation
241pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
A collection of essays on the relationship between the media and democracy in highly unequal societies like South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Citizens and Journalists: the possibilities of co-creating the democracy we want" by Anthea Garman and Herman Wasserman
"Listening: a normative approach to transform media and democracy" by Tanja Dreher
"Speaking Power's Truth: South African media in service of the suburbs" by Steven Friedman
"A Better Life for All? Consumption snd citizenship in post-apartheid media culture" by Mehita Iqani
"'Don't Raise Your Voice. Improve Your Argument': Reason, emotion and affect in the post-apartheid public sphere" by Steven Robbins
"'Non-Poor Only': Culture jamming and the limits of free speech in South Africa" by Adam Haupt
"We Are Not 'Born-Frees': the real political and civic lives of eight young South Africans" by Vanessa Malila.

Anthea Garman is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University.
Herman Wasserman is Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town.
Gastrow (M.) THE STARS IN OUR EYES, representations of the Square Kilometre Array Telescope in the South African media
244pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
Michael Gastrow analyses the representation of the SKA, the largest telescope on Earth, in the South African media from September 2011 to August 2012, and addresses gaps in the literature on science communication, especially in an African context.
Gear (S.) DAAI DING, sex, sexual violence and coercion in men's prisons
84 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2002. R125
A study of sexual interactions and violations among male inmates of South African prisons, undertaken by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
Gevisser (M.) THABO MBEKI, the dream deferred, the updated international edition
376 pp., illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, 2009. R265
An updated shortened edition of Mark Gevisser's biography of Thabo Mbeki, first published in 2007, which won the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award in 2008.
Gibson (N.) & Beneduce (R.) FRANTZ FANON, PSYCHIATRY AND POLITICS,
307pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R385
Originally published in the USA in 2017.

"'Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics' is a marvellous work of political psychology in its own right and addresses the lacunae in many other works in that field - namely, their failure to address colonization, race, and sexuality...The authors bring to the fore Fanon's historical consciousness and also offer a philosophy of history...I cannot imagine teaching a seminar on Fanon without assigning and offering this book" Lewis Gordon, author of "What Fanon Said"

"At last a conspicuous gap in the literature has been addressed, and brilliantly so: Nigel C. Gibson and Roberto Beneduce guide us through Frantz Fanon's explicitly psychiatric work in a way that reorients us to Fanon's own radical history and to our own Fanonian historical moment. A path-breaking contribution to thinking the 'psychic life of power'." Derek Hook, Associate Professor of Psychology, Duquesne University

Nigel Gibson is Associate Professor of Postcolonial Studies at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. HIs other books include "Fanon: the postcolonial imagination" and "Fanonian Practices in South Africa".
Roberto Beneduce is Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of Turin, Italy.
Gibson (N.C.) FANONIAN PRACTICES IN SOUTH AFRICA, from Steve Biko to Abahlali baseMjondolo
312 pp., paperback, New York & Pietermaritzberg, 2011. OUT OF PRINT
Nigel Gibson examines post-apartheid South Africa through the lens of Frantz Fanon's revolutionary humanism, focusing especially on Steve Biko's analysis of the dangers of liberalism and the politics of the shack dwellers' movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, founded in Durban during the countrywide revolts of 2004-5.

Nigel Gibson is director of the Honors Program at Emerson College, USA, where he teaches postcolonial, global and African studies. He is also a visiting research fellow at the School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Giliomee (H.) THE RISE AND DEMISE OF THE AFRIKANERS,
360pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R350
Hermann Giliomee analyses the history of the Afrikaner nation over the past 100 years and discusses their likely future.

Hermann Giliomee's publications include The Afrikaners: biography of a people. He was Professor in Political Studies at the University of Cape Town from 1983 to 1998 and is currently an extraordinary professor and research associate in the Department of History at the University of Stellenbosch.
Glaser (D.) ed. MBEKI AND AFTER, reflections on the legacy of Thabo Mbeki
308 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R290
A collection of essays that examine the legacy of President Thabo Mbeki.

Contributions include:
"Why is Thabo Mbeki a 'Nitemare'?" by Mark Gevisser
"Machiavelli Meets the Constitution: Mbeki and the law" by Richard Calland and Chris Oxtoby
"Civil Society and Uncivil Government: the Treatment Action Campaign versus Thabo Mbeki, 1998-2008" by Mark Heywood
"Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us: racism, technique and the Mbeki administration" by Steven Friedman
"Thabo Mbeki and the Great Foreign Policy Riddle" by Peter Vale.

Daryl Glaser is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Gleijeses (P.) VISIONS OF FREEDOM, Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the struggle for southern Africa, 1976-1991
655 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2013. R340
First published in the U.S.A. in 2013.

A history of the role Cuba played in the struggle for freedom and democracy in southern Africa.

"The book is an invaluable reminder for those amnesiac and somewhat xenophobic South Africans who forget the price others paid to create conditions that forced the Pretoria regime to capitulate in Angola and Namibia, and how that history is inextricably linked to that of the new dispensation ushered in in 1994. It is a sad comment on humanity that it had to take more than fifteen years - and so many lives lost - for people to realise that their own freedom was irreversibly intertwined with the freedom of their neighbours. " Mandla Langa, author of "The Last Colours of the Chameleon"

Piero Gleijeses is Professor of American Foreign Policy at John Hopkins University.
Gobodo-Madikizela (P.) DARE WE HOPE?,
175 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. OUT OF PRINT
A selection of clinical psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's local and international writing on issues such as Afrikaner rage, the politics of revenge, the erosion of morality in government, why apologies aren't enough, the power and language of forgiveness, affirmative action, black male chauvinists, and abuse of power through silencing dialogue..

"Pumla Gobodo-Madilizela is a South African psychologist of striking moral intelligence and clarity." Time magazine

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is a research professor in trauma, memory and forgiveness at the University of the Free State. She served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, an experience which led her to write "the book, "A Human Being Died That Night", about her interactions with Eugene de Kock. The book won the Alan Paton Literary Award. She works for various organisations within South Africa and internationally to facilitate processes of forgiveness, overcoming collective trauma, and reconciliation.
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".
Goldberg (D.) THE MISSION, a life of freedom in South Africa
427 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, DVD, Johannesburg, 2010. R305
An autobiography by political activist Denis Goldberg, sentenced with Mandela and others to life imprisonment at the Rivonia Treason Trial. On his negotiated release in 1985 he went into exile in London. He returned to South Africa in 2002 to become a Member of Parliament. Now retired, he lives in Hout Bay.

Foreword by Pallo Jordan.

Includes a DVD with footage ofr Denis' life and work.
Gordin (J.) ZUMA, a biography
390 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Second Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2008) 2010. R145
A revised and updated edition of Jeremy Gordin's sympathetic biography of Jacob Zuma that covers his early life as a herd boy, his adult life as a member of the ANC, his incarceration on Robben Island, his time in exile and the transitional years of the early 1990s. In this new edition Gordon includes Zuma's 2010 visit to Buckingham Palace during which he was maligned by the British press, evaluates his presidency to date, and includes information on his wives and children and the 1985 "Pedro" document.

Award-winning journalist Jeremy Gordin is associate editor of The Sunday Independent.
Gordon (L.) WHAT FANON SAID, a philosophical introduction to his life and thought
191pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R290
"In the hands of Lewis Gordon, 'What Fanon Said' becomes what Frantz Fanon says to us today. The book brings alive the revolutionary thought and practice of Fanon into the continuing struggles for structural economic, political, social and psychic transformations of our world...Gordon's Fanon is the many-sided thinker who saw it all and gave it words of fire." Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Lewis Gordon is Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs; European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France; and Nelson Mandela Distinguished Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa.
Gouws (A.) & Stasiulis (D.) eds. GENDER AND MULTICULTURALISM, north-south perspectives
258pp.,paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R295
First published in the UK in 2014.

A collection of essays originally published in various issues of Politikon, the official journal of the South African Association of Political Studies.

Contributions include:
"In the Name of What? Defusing the rights-culture debate by revisiting the universals of both rights and culture" by Louise du Toit
"Multiculturalism in South Africa: dislodging the binary between universal human rights and culture/tradition" by Amanda Gouws
"Masculinities without Tradition" by Kopano Ratele
"Violent Modernity: gender, race and bodies in contemporary South Africa" by Shireen Hassim
"Muslim Women and Human Rights: does political transformation equal social transformation?" by Wendy Isaacs-Martin

Amanda Gouws is Professor of Political Science and holder of a SARChl chair in Gender Politics at the University of Stellenbosch.
Daiva Stasiulis is Professor of Sociology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Gqola (P.) REFLECTING ROGUE, inside the mind of a feminist
219pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R210
A collection of essays written by Pumla Dineo Gqola, Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand and author of "What is Slavery to Me?". "A Renegade Called Simphiwe" and "Rape: a South African nightmare", which won the 2016 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for non-fiction.
Gqubule (T.) NO LONGER WHISPERING TO POWER, the story of Thuli Madonsela
254pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
A biography on South African advocate Thuli Madonsela by journalist Thandeka Gqubule. The book recounts her family and childhood, her involvement in student politics, her time in detention, her involvement in drafting the South African Constitution, and her tenure as Public Protector from 2009 to 2016, during which she compiled the "Secure in Comfort" report on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence and the "State of Capture" report.
Groenewald (A.) SEAMLESS LEADERSHIP, universal lessons from South Africa
300pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
Adriaan Groenewald, co-founder and MD of leadershipplatform.com, presents his model of holistic leadership. Includes interviews with leaders across all sectors of South African society: Raymond Ackerman, Herman Mashaba, Gill Marcus, Bheki Sibiya, Gary Kirsten, Julius Malema, Chad le Clos, Roelf Meyer, Zwelinzima Vavi, Helen Zille, Siswe Nxasana, and others.
Grootes (S.) S.A. POLITICS UNSPUN,
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.
Gruzo (S.) & Turianskyi (Y.) eds. AFRICAN ACCOUNTABILITY, what works and what doesn't
218pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R200
Foreword by Adv. Thuli Madonsela.

A collection of essays that examine governance and accountability processes, tools and mechanisms in Africa.

"A welcome addition to the literature on accountability in the African context. It is a clear and succinct work, helpful for those in the academy as well as anyone wanting to understand institutions in Africa" Judith February, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Security Studies

Contributions include:
"Pan-Africanism, the APRM and the ACDEG: what lies ahead?" by Geroge Mukundi Wachira
"The OAU/AU at 50: governance for a sustainable future" by Tijurimo Alfredo Hengari & Yarik Turianskyi
"African Civil Society Securing Acountability Through the Courts" by Nicole Fritz
"The Ombudsman: promoting accountability and good governance" by John Mubangizi.

Steven Gadd is the Governance and APRM Programme Head at the South African Institute for International Affairs.
Yarik Turianskyi is the Governance and APRM Programme Manager at the South African Institute for International Affairs.
Gumede (V.) ed. THE GREAT RECESSION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMAN VALUES, lessons for Africa
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.


Gumede (W.) RESTLESS NATION, making sense of troubled times
275 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R210
A collection of columns, blogs and radio broadcasts by William Gumede, published or aired after 2005.

Writer and investigative journalist William Gumede is Senior Associate and Programme Director at the Africa Asia Centre, School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London, and Honorary Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand. He is also the author of "Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC" and "The Poverty of Ideas" (with Llesie Dikeni).
Gumede (W.) & Dikeni (L.) eds. THE POVERTY OF IDEAS, South African democracy and the retreat of intellectuals
258 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R190
A collection of essays that examine the devaluation of ideas and the intellect and the intolerance of criticism and dissent in post-apartheid South Africa.

Contributions include "Building a Democratic Political Culture" by William Gumede,
"Our Intellectual Dilemma: the pseudo-intellectuals" by Leslie Dikeni,
"The Role of Revolutionary Intellectuals: the life of Comrade Mzala" by Jeremy Cronin,
"African Intellectuals and Identity: overcoming the political legacy of colonialism" by Mahmood Mamdani, and
"Intellectuals, the State and Universities in South Africa" by Jonathan Jansen.

William Gumede is Senior Associate and Programme Director, Africa Asia Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Honorary Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of "Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC" (2005).
Leslie Dikeni is Research Associate at the Department of International Politics, University of Pretoria.
Gumede (W.M.) THABO MBEKI AND THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE ANC,
476 pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, (2005) 2007. R200
A revised and updated edition of journalist and academic William Mervyn Gumede's unauthorised biography of Thabo Mbeki. Gumede analyses Mbeki's rise within the ANC, his political career, personality and politics, and examines issues such as the President's controversial position on AIDS and Zimbabwe, the impact of Jacob Zuma, the ANC-SACP-COSATU alliance, and the succession battle within the party.

Writer and journalist William Gumede was Senior Associate and Oppenheimer Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford University. Formerly a deputy editor of the Sowetan newspaper, he is on the faculty of the Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand.
Gunner (L.) RADIO SOUNDINGS, South Africa and the black modern
224pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R350
Originally published in the UK in 2019.

"This is the book we have all been waiting for - the first major volume on South Africa's most widely-consumed medium: black radio. Focused on Zulu radio drama (and more), this elegant book bursts with insights and bustles with memorable characters. A monumental achievement, it re-defines South African cultural history and will be read for decades to come." Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand

"Liz Gunner illustrates the possibilities of voice the [radio] dramas within Apartheid and post-apartheid eras enable through a focus on Zulu language radio. [She] contributes significantly to our understanding of the local contours of race, empire and trauma...through the prism of the mediated voice." Laura Kunreuther, Bard College

Liz Gunner is Visiting Research Professor in the School of Languages, University of Johannesburg. Her most recent books include the co-edited Radio in Africa: publics, cultures, communities and Power, Marginality and African Oral Literature (with Graham Furniss)
Gunner (L.), Ligaga (D.) & Moyo (D.) eds. RADIO IN AFRICA, public, cultures, communities
320 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R250
A collection of essays on the multiple roles of radio in the lives of African listeners.

"An absorbing and illuminating, kaleidoscopic picture of radio in action all across the African continent. Creating new civic spaces, reflecting the everyday, and reworking perceptions - all these and more are explored in this excellent discussion of what remains the most important public communicative medium in Africa."

Contributions include:
"Contesting Mainstream Media Power: mediating the Zimbabwe crisis through clandestine radio" by Dumisani Moyo
"Bantustan Identity, Censorship and Subversion on Northern Sotho Radio under Apartheid, 1960s-80s" by Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi
"South African Radio in a Saucepan" by David Coplan
"IsiZulu Radio Drama and the Modern Subject: restless identities in South Africa in the 1970s" by Liz Gunner
"Airing the Politics of Nation: radio in Angola, past and present" by Marissa Moorman
"Talk Radio, Democracy and the Public Sphere: 567MW in Cape Town" by Tanja Bosch.

Liz Gunner is Visiting Professor at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand.
Dina Ligaga is a lecturer in the Department of Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand.
Dumisani Moyo is Research and Publications Manager at the Open Society Initiative for South Africa.
Gupta (P.), Hofmeyr (I.) & Pearson (M.) eds. EYES ACROSS THE WATER, navigating the Indian Ocean
394 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R315
Foreword by Amitav Ghosh.

A collection of papers on the Indian Ocean world, re-emerging as a major arena in world politics in the twenty-first century. These papers were first presented at a colloquium hosted by the South Africa/ India Research Thrust at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2007. Two additional essays were solicited after the conference.

Contributions include "Africa as a Fault Line in the Indian Ocean" by Isabel Hofmeyr,
"The Unwieldy Fetish: desire and disavowal of Indianness in South Africa" by Thomas Blom Hansen,
"The South African Indian Film Industry: new directions in Indian commercial and disporic cinema" by Stefanie Lotter,
"'African Appendix': distortion, forgery and superfluity on a southern littoral" by Ashraf Jamal,
"Navigating Difference: gender, miscegenation and Indian domestic space in twentieth-century Durban" by Jon Soske, and
"Transnational Spaces, Islam and the Interaction of Indian and African Identity Strategies in South African During and After Apartheid" by Preben Kaarsholm.

Pamila Gupta is a researcher at WISER, the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research.
Isable Hofmeyr is Professor of African Literature and Acting Director of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Michael Pearson is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and Adjunct Professor of Humanities at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Gutberlet (M-H.) & Snyman (C.) eds. SHOE SHOP,
278 pp., b/w & colour illus.,paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R225
An anthology of personal stories and images about walking, movement and migration on the African continent.

"This publication presents a mulling over of iterations and projections seen from various perspectives. It stands as a bridge between the project, Migration & Media and its last iteration in Bamako 2011, and an evolving Shoe Shop exhibition to be held in greater Johannesburg in 2012, which will address walking and movement as literal and conceptual spaces. Migration & Media started in 2006 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It has since been variously realised as film, literature and visual arts platforms under the label, Migration & Media. Within this context European and African artists and academics were invited to think about the perception and self-representation of migration issues in the arts." from the foreword.

Contributions include:
"A Walk in the Night, breaking the lines of force in postcolonial African narratives" by Andries Walter Oliphant
"Where is Home?" by Thabiso Sekgala
"Bridging Movement Binaries through Time, a description of a work in progress" by Jyoti Mistry.

Marie-Helene Gutberlet grew up in Germany, Benin and Switzerland. After many years in academia she now works as a freelance writer and curator.
Cara Snyman was born in 1981 in Pretoria. She works in the programme department of Goethe-Institut in Johanneburg, managing visual arts projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
Habib (A.) REBELS AND RAGE, reflecting on #FeesMustFall
238pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
Adam Habib, Professor of Political Geography and Vice-Chancellor of Wits University, reflects on the recent student protests on South African university campuses, focusing especially on his experience at Wits where he was intimately involved in negotiations with the students. He critically examines the student movement and individual student leaders, records university management and government responses to the events, and re-imagines the future of South African higher education.

"Tacking between personal narratives, political critique and [ethnographic] field notes, this memoir of the intellect and the soul is written with an infectious energy." Achille Mbembe, author of Critique of Black Reason
Habib (A.) SOUTH AFRICA'S SUSPENDED REVOLUTION, hopes and prospects
307 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R320
An analysis of political and economic evolution in post-apartheid South Africa.

"Building on a full career of scholarship, fieldwork and public commentary, Adam Habib breaks new ground in our understanding of the complex political, economic and historical forces that will continue to shape the destiny of Africa's most important power for the next decades. 'South Africa's Suspended Revolution' is at once both a rewarding study and a brilliant effort at a systematic conceptualisation in social theory." Achille Mbembe, WISER, University of the Witwatersrand

"'South Africa's Suspended Revolution' is a readable, well-informed and perceptive account of the political economy of contemporary South Africa. Although he is clear-eyed about the inequality and poverty that mar the social terrain and the factionalism, corruption and greed that currently affect elite politics, Habib makes a case for specific forms of political leadership, for an active citizenry and for the possibility of social pacts as paths towards an alternative political agenda. " Colin Bundy, Honorary Fellow, Green College, University of Oxford

"'South Africa's Suspended Revolution' offers a strong perspective...it is impatient and advocates change. However, Habib works hard to achieve a balance and to be fair to the key factors in the South African saga. In spite of its critique, this book is almost surprisingly hopeful." Stephen Chan. Professor of International Relations, SOAS, University of London

Adam Habib is currently Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand
Haferburg (C.) & Huchzermeyer (M.) eds. URBAN GOVERNANCE IN POST-APARTHEID CITIES, modes of engagement in South Africa's metropoles
337pp., illus., maps, paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R345
First published in Germany in 2014.

A collection of essays on the governing of post-apartheid cities.

"This is the most important work yet on cities in post-apartheid South Africa. It does not reduce them to technical problems and their residents to recipients of 'service delivery'. Rather, it sees cities as what they are - political spaces in which some fight for inclusion while others work to exclude them. Its chapters produce detailed accounts of the alliances and conflicts that are generated daily in our cities - they are essential reading for an understanding of urban South Africa today." Steven Friedman, Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Rhodes University and the University of Johannesburg

Contributions include:
"The External and Internal Context for Post-Apartheid Urban Governance" by Alison Todes
"The Agonistic State: metropolitan government responses to city strife post-1994" by Li Pernegger
"Contours of Urban Community Politics: learning from Johannesburg" by Obvious Katsaura
"Reconceptualising Xenophobia, Urban Governance and Inclusion: the case of Khutsong" by Joshua Kirshner
"The Private Security Industry in Urban Management" by Tessa Diphoorn
"The Local Governance Dynamics of International Accolades: Cape Town's designation as World Design Capital 2014" by Laura Wenz
"Women and Urban Governance: the disjuncture between policy and everyday experiences" by Kira Erwin, Orli Bass and Jennifer Houghton.

Christoph Haferburg is an urban geographer at the Institute for Geography, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand.
Maries Huchzermeyer is Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand.
Haffajee (F.) WHAT IF THERE WERE NO WHITES IN SOUTH AFRICA?,
196pp., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R275
Journalist Ferial Haffajee discusses race issues in South Africa.

Ferial Haffajee is editor-in-chief at City Press and former editor of the Mail & Guardian. She is also on the boards of the International Women’s Media Foundation, the World Editors Forum, the International Press Institute and the Inter Press Service. She lives in Johannesburg.
Hamill (J.) AFRICA'S LOST LEADER, South Africa's continental role since apartheid
170pp., paperback, Abingdon & New York, 2018. R200
"James Hamill's penetrating study is a welcome, indeed highly original analysis of South Africa's foreign policy. It is very well researched, closely argued and written with verve and clarity. The tone throughout is detached yet always relevant. This timely account adds significantly to our understanding of an important topic in international studies and will be of considerable intellectual benefit to both scholars and practitioners." J. E. Spence, King's College, London

"The ANC government's domestic policies have been characterised as 'muddling through'. This well researched and accessibly written book by James Hamill shows the government's foreign policies have been similarly 'muddled through' with disastrous consequences on South Africa's influence, and prestige, in Africa. This book is a must read especially for South African business people whose companies are invested in other African countries." Moeletsi Mbeki, Chairperson, South African Institute of International Affairs

James Hamill lectures in the School of History and International Relations at the University of Leicester, UK.
Hamilton (L.) ARE SOUTH AFRICANS FREE?,
155 pp., paperback, London, 2014. R270
"Hamilton argues that post-apartheid freedom implies more than liberation from political oppression: it requires effective power. He argues his case with analytical acuity, imagination and rare precision." Saul Dubow, Queen Mary University of London

"Hamilton advances a bold vision of a free South Africa based on more than a liberal constitution and individual rights, and yet also wary of the oppressive hegemony of 'people's power'. His vision is a street-wise, twenty-first century republicanism: tempering the reality that freedom is indivisible and that political community must be defended with the recognition that people are different and that power must be constrained." Laurence Piper, University of the Western Cape

Lawrence Hamilton is Professor of Politics at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and Affiliated Lecturer in Political Theory, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), Cambridge University.
Hammond (M.) photo.& Retief (H.) text ORANIA,
207 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R350
Photographer Michael Hammond and journalist Hanlie Retief visited Orania to interview its inhabitants for this collection of narratives and portrait photographs.

Includes an essay, "Orania in Focus" by sociologist, artist and rock singer Andries Bezuidenhout.

Orania, a town in the Northern Cape, was established as a nation state exclusively for white Afrikaners in 1963.

Text in English and Afrikaans.
Hansen (T.B.) MELANCHOLIA OF FREEDOM, social life in an Indian township in South African
354 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2013. R280
First published in the USA in 2012.

Thomas Blom explores five decades of ordinary, everyday township life in Chatsworth, a formerly Indian township in Durban, and analyses the uncertainties, dreams and anxieties that have accompanied post-apartheid freedoms.

"With profound insight, Hansen explores the struggles of South African Indians to take possession of their new political and cultural liberty since the end of apartheid. Showing how they are haunted by a past they cannot openly mourn and bereft of the ambiguous certainties once ensured by a racist state, this compelling and highly original book calls on us to rethink the complex challenges that attend the meaning of freedom everywhere." Jean Commaroff, University of Chicago

Thomas Blom is Professor of Anthropology and the Reliance-Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of South Asian Studies at Stanford University.

"This excellent book provides a subtle and convincingly argued analysis of the 'embarrassment' inherent in belonging to a community which was marginal-within-marginal to the South African mainstream. In exploring complicities
and dependencies as well as forms of resistance, and in fusing together issues of politics, popular culture, and religion, it takes a substantial step beyond much of the literature in postapartheid South Africa." Deborah James, London School of Economics and Political Science
Harber (A.) DIEPSLOOT,
231 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R200
Journalist Anton Harber spent several months in Diepsloot, an informal settlement north of Johannesburg.

"Most of all, I learned that if you want to understand where this country is headed, you need to listen to the people of Diepsloot. Hear what they are saying. Take note of their hopes and aspirations. You might be surprised" Anton Harber

"'Diepsloot' is the first study of its kind that seeks to understand change as it is lived on the ground, and not as it is talked about in the media and corridors of power. Rich with detail and local colour, it offers a nuanced examination of life as it is lived despite the State with its half-completed police station and the ANC with its internecine warfare." Jacob Dlamini

"Driven by restless curiosity and laced with dry-as-dust humour, 'Diepsloot' is packed with delight." John Perlman

Anton Harber is the Caxton Professor of Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was a founder and editor of the Mail & Guardian.
Harber (A.) ed. SOUTHERN AFRICAN MUCKRAKING, 300 years of investigative journalism that has shaped the region
372pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
Introduction by Professor Anton Harber.

A collection of 47 case studies of investigative journalism in southern Africa from 1706 to the present, previously published in various newspapers and magazines. Case studies include:
"A Convert Encounters a King", article by Magema Magwaza Fuze, introduced by Hlonipha Mokoena
"The Heroic Struggles of Black Women", article by Jameson Coka, introduced by Robert Edgar
"Ruth First: the obligation to dissent, writings by Ruth First, introduced by Catherine Higgs
"The truth About President Jacob Zuma Laid Bare", article by Mandy Roussow, introduced by Nic Dawes
"#GuptaLeaks: 'We have a game changer'", articles by amaBhungane, introduced by Anton Harber
Harris (P.) BIRTH, the conspiracy to stop the '94 elections
288 pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R200
In 1992 Peter Harris was seconded to the National Peace Accord, and headed the Monitoring Directorate of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for the 1994 election. In this book he provides an insider's account of the dramatic events leading up to the first democratic elections in South Africa.

Lawyer Peter Harris is also the author of "In a Different Time", which won the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award.
Harris (P.) IN A DIFFERENT TIME, the inside story of the Delmas four
320 pp., paperback, Reprrint, Cape Town, (2008) 2010. R230
Lawyer Peter Harris represented Jabu Masina, Ting Ting Masango, Neo Potsane and Joseph Makhura who were part of an ANC specialist unit reporting to Chris Hani. They returned to South Africa in 1986 to carry out acts of sabotage. Ten months later, in April 1987, they were arrested and charged with high treason and murder and subsequently sentenced to death. On appeal this sentence was set aside, and replaced with a 25 year prison sentence. They were all released from jail in 1991.

This book won the 2009 Alan Paton Award.

"A dark chapter in our history brilliantly brought to light." Ivan Vladislavic

"'In a Different Time' is the most wonderfully good book about South Africa I have read in a decade" Peter Bruce, Business Day

Harris (V.) ARCHIVES AND JUSTICE, a South African perspective
447 pp., paperback, Chicago, 2007. R395
A collection of twenty essays and sixteen newspaper articles written by Verne Harris between 1994 and 2005, in which he explores archives and justice, and South Africa and a wider world, and in which he "suggests an ethics and a politics that are best expresed in the maxim, 'memory for justice'". from the back cover

"Verne Harris gives us the poetry and music of a new archive, and so many rich arguments for freeing ourselves from constraining shibboleths so that archives may be transformed for justice. In the new archive, ever opening, never fixed or closed, respecting story, inviting multiple stories, people in society will in turn be free from the meta-narratives of power." Terry Cooke, from his foreword

Verne Harris is the project manager for the Nelson Mandela Centre for Memory and an honorary research associate at the University of the Witwatersrand. His other books include "Exploring Archives: an introduction to archival ideas and practice in South Africa", "Refiguring the Archive", and "A Prisoner in the Garden: opening Nelson Mandela's prison archive".
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.
Hart (G.) RETHINKING THE SOUTH AFRICAN CRISIS, nationalism, populism, hegemony
268 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2013. R220
An analysis of the ongoing, unstable and unresolved crisis in South Africa.

"Gillian Hart offers a defining challenge to our understanding of the contemporary crisis in South Africa. This book raises the bar in scholarly and political debate" Ari Sitas, Professor of Sociology, University of Cape Town

"A book of this calibre recasts how we think about what has been happening in South Africa. Hart has conjured an exceptional work that might just help the left begin figuring out how to stop spinning its wheels." Hein Marais, author of "South Africa Pushed to the Limit"

Gillian Hart is Professor of Geography and Co-Chair of Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley, and Honorary Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is also the author of "Disabling Globalization: places of power in post-apartheid South Africa."
Hartley (R.) THE BIG FIX, how South Africa stole the 2010 World Cup
248pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R240
Ray Hartley reveals how South Africa encouraged Fifa to pay money to a corrupt member of its executive to ensure that South Africa's bid to host the 2010 World Cup succeeded. He also discusses the rigging of construction tenders, match-fixing, and wasted public money.

Ray Hartley is the editor of the online newspaper, the Rand Daily Mail, and former editor of The Times and the Sunday Times of South Africa. He is also the author of "Ragged Glory, the rainbow nation in black and white".
Hartley (R.) ed. HOW TO FIX SOUTH AFRICA, the country's leading thinkers on what must be done to create jobs
130pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R175
A collection of essays focused on finding solutions to the problem of youth unemployment in South Africa. These responses first appeared in the Sunday Times' "Each One Hire One" series in 2012. Contributors: Ann Bernstein, Neil Bierbaum, Scott Burnett, Mark Cutifani, Brian Dames, Brett Dawson, Bobby Godsell, Pravin Gordhan, Adrian Gore, Roger Jardine, Muzi Kuzwayo, Lincoln Mali, Herman Mashaba, Lindiwe Mazibuko, Moeletsi Mbeki, Brian Molefe, Joel Netshitenzhe, Sipho Nkosi, Cyril Ramaphosa, Bheki Sibiya, Michael Spicer, Yvonne Themba, Zwelinzima Vavi, and Helen Zille.

Ray Hartley is the former editor of The Times and the Sunday Times of South Africa. He is currently editor at large for the Times Media Group. He is also the author of "Ragged Glory, the rainbow nation in black and white".
Harvey (E.) KGALEMA MOTLANTHE, a political biography
420 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R280
In 1997 Kgalema Motlanthe succeeded Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC secretary-general. He served as President of South Africa between 25 September 2008 and 9 May 2009 when the ANC National Executive Committee "recalled" Thabo Mbeki.

"How does one retain dignity and social vision within South Africa's soured and smeary liberation movement? Though in some respects an admirer of Motlanthe, the leftist Ebrahim Harvey does not flinch when recalling ideological zig-zags and liabilities - obeisance to the oft-imploding party headquarters, neoliberal economic policy (Gear) and belated support for AIDS medicine - yet in this first comprehensive treatment of a past and probably future president, Harvey achieves the balance, honesty and insight required for such an important political biography." Patrick Bond, Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZullu-Natal.

"It is no easy matter about the internal politics of the ANC. Nor is it easy to write about so discreet and honourable a man like Kgalema Motlanthe. This book is a major study of both and will be a source of insight for all of us." Professor Ben Turok

Ebrahim Harvey is a political writer and former columnist for the Mail & Guardian.
Healy-Clancy (M.) A WORLD OF THEIR OWN, a history of South African women's education
312 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2013. R310
A social history of Inanda Seminary, the oldest extant high school for southern African girls, operating outside of Durban since 1869.

"Megan Healy-Clancy's main characters - missionaries, teachers, head mistresses, pupils, alumni - somehow survive and often thrive in the protected world of Inanda Seminary over a sweeping period of nearly 150 years. She weaves their stories into a commanding portrayal of the imperatives of colonial power, chiefly patriarchy and segregationist supremacy. The highly educated women who emerge from the single Christian girls' school have exerted a disproportionately significant influence on our society, playing their parts as nurses and teachers in earlier years, and as doctors, politicians and other professionals today. While missionary schools all over the country were summarily closed under apartheid in one of the most shocking precursor events to our dire education situation today, Inanda survived to make it's mark on the development and stability of an African middle class. A fascinating piece of work." Belinda Bozzoli, University of the Witwatersrand.

Social historian, Megan Healy-Clancy teaches history, literature and social studies at Harvard University.
Healy-Clancy (M.) & Hickel (J.) eds. EKHAYA, the politics of home in KwaZulu-Natal
278 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R330
A collection of essays that examine how the home has changed through time in direct relation to broader economic and political transformations in KwaZulu-Natal.

Contributions include:
"Colonial Transformations and the Home" by Jeff Guy
"Familial Authority, Political Authority and the Life of a Female Chief in Colonial Natal" by Eva Jackson
"Engineering the Township Home: domestic transformations and urban revolutionary consciousness" by Jason Hickel
"'House' and 'Home': changing meanings and practices in a post-apartheid township" by Judith Singleton
"Beneath the 'Zunami': Jacob Zuma and the gendered politics of social reproduction in South Africa" by Mark Hunter

Social historian Megan Healy-Clancy teaches in History and Literature and in Social Studies at Harvard University. She is also the author of "A World of Their Own".
Anthropologist Jason Hickel teaches at the London School of Economics.
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.
Heffernan (A.) LIMPOPO'S LEGACY, student politics and democracy in South Africa
254pp., map, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R350
First published in the UK in 2019.

Anne Heffernan considers the history of student organisations in the Northern Transvaal (today Limpopo Province) and the ways in which students there have influenced political change on a national scale.

"This is an elegant and incisive study of youth and student politics, which deepens understanding of the phenomenon as a whole and is highly original in its emphasis upon the importance of regional and local experiences within the national narrative." Colin Bundy, University of Oxford

Anne Hefferman is Assistant Professor in the History of Southern Africa at Durham University, UK, and Research Associate of the History Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand. She is co-editor of Students Must Rise: youth struggle in South Africa before and beyond Soweto '76.
Heffernan (A.) & Nieftagodien (N.) eds. STUDENTS MUST RISE, youth struggle in South Africa before and beyond Soweto '76
193pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R280
A collection of essays on youth and student activism in South Africa that place the 1976 Soweto Revolt within its deeper historical and geographic contexts.

Contributions include:
"Chapter 1: A Brief History of the African Students' Association" by Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu
"Chapter 2: Youth and Student Culture" by Bhekizizwe Peterson
"Chapter 8: SASO and Black Consciousness, and the Shift to Congress Politics" by Saleem Badat
"Chapter 13: The Ends of Boycott" by Premesh Lalu
"Chapter 15: 'Every generation has its struggle', a brief history of Equal Education, 2008-15" by Brad Brockman
"Chapter 16: Contemporary Student Politics in South Africa, the rise of the black-led student movements of #RhodesMustFall in 2015" by Leigh-Ann Naidoo.

Anne Heffernan is a post-doctoral researcher in the History Workshop at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Noor Nieftagodien holds the South African Research Chair in Local Histories, Present Realities and is the head of the History Workshop at University of the Witwatersrand.
Heidenreich-Seleme (L.) & O'Toole (S.) eds. AFRICAN FUTURES, thinking about the future in word and image
343pp., colour illus., paperback, Bielefeld, 2016. OUT OF PRINT
This publication documents and extends the enquiries of the multi-city African Futures festivals held in Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi, as well as related satellite events held in New York and São Paulo, in 2015. African Futures, a project of the Goethe-Institut South Africa, brings together artists, cultural activists and academics on the theme of the future, in the hope of building bridges between art, technology and intellectual discourse.

Contributions from South Africa include:
"Access to Ghosts" by Tegan Bristow
"Slipping" by Lauren Beukes
"Angazi, but am Sure" by Ntone Djabe
"Of Wastelands and Landfills" by Raimi Gbadamosi
"Influences of a Closet Chant" by Albert 'Ibokwe' Khoza
"Africa in the New Century" by Achille Mbembe
"My Aunt Nomaliso" by Chumisa Ndakisa
"Radical Sharing" by Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi
"Future Shock Lost" by Rowan Smith
"Leaping Out" by Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum.

Lien Heidenreich-Seleme is head of cultural programmes sub-Saharan Africa at the Goethe-Institut South Africa.
Sean O'Toole is a journalist, art-critic, editor and writer based in Cape Town.
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.


Henkeman (S.) ed. DISRUPTING DENIAL, analysing narratives of invisible/visible violence & trauma
288pp., paperback, No Place, 2018. R290
Foreword by N. Chabani Manganyi.

A collection of short life histories by over 40 South Africans who have experienced trauma and violence.

"In this book we tell our stories to contribute to truth-telling from the standpoint of descendants of colonised, oppressed and enslaved people. Breaking silence is an act of self-determination. In the process, we seek to heal ourselves and to contribute in small measure to personal and structural healing in society...The goal of this book is to disrupt denial in the course of introducing a testable mind map to raise awareness and consciousness about what oppressed people already 'know' to be true." from the author's introduction

"This collection is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the contemporary decolonial moment in South Africa. It is also the book that many of us, as descendants of enslaved and oppressed peoples, have been waiting for. It offers a rich, compelling collection of narratives and analyses of violence, from the structural and symbolic to the material and physical. This highly original work that engages with the fields of trauma, narrative, memory and violence is what decolonial work looks like in practice." Associate Professor Floretta Boonzaier, Deputy Dean, Humanities, UCT

Dr Sarah Henkeman is an independent conflict and social justice researcher and practitioner.
Herbst (J.) & Mills (G.) HOW SOUTH AFRICA WORKS, and must do better
226pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills review South Africa's major economic achievements since 1994, examine the challenges that leaders face, scrutinise the social grant and education systems, and offer an agenda for greater competitiveness for government, business and labour.

Forewords by Nicky Oppenheimer and Johnny Clegg.

"Whatever our ideological departure points, 'How South Africa Works' illuminates the importance of debate in growing our economy and achieving radical socio-economic transformation" Jessie Duarte, Deputy Secretary General of the African National Congress.

"Are the economic imperatives for employment and growth reconcilable with those for transformation and redress? What are the tough choices confronting a developing economy to lift itself out of poverty into a globally competitive player? Read more from Herbst and Mills to find out the answers." Sipho Pityana, Chairperson, AngloGold Ashanti

"South Africa is a complicated place. Held back by its history, it is challenged to break out of a motionless present to build a brighter future for the generation still to be born. This is an enormous task that all South Africans must debate and embrace. 'How South Africa Works' is a courageous and timely contribution to that debate and needed course of action." Moe Shaik, Development Bank of South Africa

Jeffrey Herbst is President of Colgate University in the USA. His publications include "States and Power in Africa: comparative lessons in authority and control".
Greg Mills directs the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg. He is the author of "Why Africa is Poor: and what Africans can do about it" and "Why States Recover: changing walking societies into winning nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe" and co-author with Jeffrey Herbst of "Africa's Third Liberation".
Hickel (J.) DEMOCRACY AS DEATH, the moral order of anti-liberal politics in South Africa
263pp., illus., map, paperback, Oakland, 2015. R650
Jason Hickel analyses the resistance in rural Zululand to the ANC's liberal democratic platform and demonstrates how it is based on an idealized vision of the rural home and a hierarchical social order.

"With poignant clarity, Hickel tackles a vexing conundrum: liberal democracy's post-apartheid triumph in South Africa triggered a protracted civil war. Hickel's deft ethnography of Zulu resistance to the threat of 'social death' resurrects and vindicates a Boasian focus on culture conceived as the 'internally coherent framework of values and desires' that make political action possible. Hickel's analysis illuminates illiberalism far beyond South Africa as well. This is a brilliant book." Joseph Hellweg, author of "Hunting the Ethical State"

Jason Hickel is Postdoctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is co-editor of the book, "Ekhaya: the politics of home in KwaZulu-Natal".
Hill (S.) BIKO'S GHOST, the iconography of Black Consciousness
366pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Minneapolis, 2015. R550
Shannen Hill explores the concepts that define Black Consciousness and its most famous proponent, Steve Biko. She considers Steve Biko as an embattled icon and shows how his image served as an instrument through which artists could fight apartheid and how his face and the ideology of Black Consciousness is still used to "unsettle" the status quo today.

Art historian Shannen Hill lives near Washington D.C.
Hoffman (P.) CONFRONTING THE CORRUPT,
241pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R250
Lawyer Paul Hoffman, founder of the South African NGO, Accountability Now, recounts some of the battles they've fought against corruption and graft, including the Seriti Commission into the arms deal and the Glenister case following the disbanding of the Scorpions.

"This book is compulsory reading for anyone concerned with the rule of law in South Africa. Paul Hoffman clearly does not take prisoners." Justice Johann Kriegler
Hofmeyr (I.) & Williams (M.) eds. SOUTH AFRICA & INDIA, shaping the global south
328 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R250
A collection of essays which trace the historical connections between India and South Africa and explore unconventional socio-political comparisons that offer new ground on which to build areas of study.

Contributions include:
"Gandhi's Printing Press: Indian Ocean print cultures and cosmopolitanisms" by Isabel Hofmeyr
"Steamship Empire: Asian, African and British sailors in the Merchant Marine c.1880-1945" by Jonathan Hyslop
"The Interlocking Worlds of the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa and India" by Pradip Kumar Datta
"The Disquieting of History: Portuguese decolonisation and Goan migration in the Indian Ocean" by Pamila Gupta
"Renaissances, African and Modern: Gandhi as a resource?" by Crain Soudien
"Democratic Deepening in India and South Africa" by Patrick Heller.

Isabel Hofmeyr is a professor of African Literature and Michelle Williams a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, both at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Hofstatter (S.) LICENCE TO LOOT, how the plunder of Eskom and other parastatals almost sank South Africa
278pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
Stephan Hofstatter has twice been the recipient of the Taco Kuiper award for investigative journalism.
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).
Hull (G.) ed. THE EQUAL SOCIETY, essays on equality in theory and practice
354pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2016. R400
First published in the USA in 2015.

A collection of fourteen philosophical essays by academics from around the world on the nature of equality and what needs to be done to root out inequalities in present-day societies. Includes ontributions by Tom Angier, Daryl Glaser, Geroge Hull and Thaddeus Metz.

"All but two of the essays collected here were presented, in a previous incarnation, at a conference on equality at the University of Cape Town in August 2014." from the preface

George Hull lectures in philosophy at the University of Cape TOwn.
Ilbury (D.) TIM NOAKES, the quiet maverick
201pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
Daryl Ilbury on the controversy that erupted around Banting diet expert Dr Tim Noakes' controversial 2014 tweet, resulting in a Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) hearing against him. He examines the relationship between science, the media, and our relationship to what we eat.

Tim Noakes is a South African scientist and an emeritus professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He is also the author of several books on exercise and diet and is known for his support of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) diet.

Journalist, columnist, and writer Daryl Ilbury is also the author of "A Fox's Tale".
Iqani (M.) CONSUMPTION, MEDIA AND THE GLOBAL SOUTH, aspiration contested
235pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R305
First published in the UK in 2016.

Mehita Iqani examines how consumption in the global south is communicated in media texts.

Mehita Iqani is a senior lecturer in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Ismail (S.) THE VICTORIA MXENGE HOUSING PROJECT, women building communities through social activism and informal learning
166pp., illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
A history of the Victoria Mxenge Housing Project, founded in 1994 by a group of twelve women living in shacks outside Cape Town. This development organisation evolved into a social movement and then a service provider. The desolate piece of land these women occupied is now a sustainable community of more than five thousand houses.

Salma Ismail is a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town where she teaches Adult Education.
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.
Jacklin (H.) & Vale (P.) eds. RE-IMAGINING THE SOCIAL IN SOUTH AFRICA, critique, theory and post-apartheid society
308 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R270
The essays in this collection "offer explanations for why post-apartheid discourses are narrowly focused, and imagine different conversations around contemporary South African life." from the back cover

"Democracy did not bring 'the end of history' to South Africa: difficult ethical and political questions remain. This volume reaffirms the project of theoretically grounded critique from perspectives in the south. This is a very welcome and important contribution to contemporary debates about post-apartheid society." Deborah Posel, Professor of Sociology and founding director of the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER)

"This collection makes a powerful case for the need to encourage traditions of critical thought in contemporary South Africa. Some of the liveliest academic minds in the country question the passivity of current intellectual discourse and remind us of the important role played by the humanities and social sciences in ending apartheid habits of mind. The authors argue that current problems require similarly adventurous and challenging ideas." Saul Dubow, Professor of History, Sussex University

Contributions include "Citizenship, Knowledge and the Nationalist State" by Ivor Chipkin,
"On Representation: citizenship and critique in Marx and Said" by John Higgins,
"Translating 'South Africa": race, colonialism and challenges of critical thought after apartheid" by Suren Pillay, and
"A Subaltern Studies for South African History" by Premesh Lalu.

Heather Jacklin is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Cape Town.
Peter Vale helds the Nelson Mandela Chair in Politics at Rhodes University.
Jaffer (Z.) LOVE IN THE TIME OF TREASON, the life story of Ayesha Dawood
224 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R145
Biography of activist, ANC member and Treason Trialist Ayesha Dawood.

Journalist Zubeida Jaffer has also written an autobiography, "Our Generation".

Jaglin (S.) & Dubresson (A.) ESKOM, electricity and technopolitics in South Africa
186pp., maps, paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2016. R290
Frst published in French in Paris in 2015.

Sylvy Jaglin and Alain Dubresson explore the relationship between state power and Eskom before, during and after apartheid, argue that the so-called electricity crisis is in fact a public monopoly crisis, and propose that Eskom be de-regulated.

Sylvy Jaglin is Professor of Development and Urban Studies at L'Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, and researcher at Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés.
Alain Dubresson is Emeritus Professor of Geography at L'Université Paris Quest Nanterre La Défense and researcher at Laboratoire Mosaïques-LAVUE.
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".
Jansen (J.) MAKING LOVE IN A WAR ZONE, interracial loving and learning after apartheid
224pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R300
Ten interracial couples at the University of the Free State speak about love and friendship.

Jonathan Jansen is Distinguished Professor at the University of Stellenbosch, after serving as the Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State. His other books include "Knowledge in the Blood, confronting race and the apartheid past", "How to Fix South African Schools, lessons from schools that work" and "As By Fire, the end of the South African university".
Jansen (J.) WE NEED TO ACT,
296 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R210
A collection of articles focusing on education and social issues in South Africa by Jonathan Jansen, previously published in The Times newspaper.

Professor Jonathan Jansen is Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State. He is also the author of "Knowledge in the Blood, confronting race and the apartheid past".
Jansen (J.) WE NEED TO TALK,
270 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R160
A collection of articles on issues that confront South Africa by Jonathan Jansen, previously published in The Times newspaper.

Professor Jonathan Jansen is the rector of the University of the Free State. He is also the author of "Knowledge in the Blood, confronting race and the apartheid past" (2009).
Jeffery (A.) BEE, helping or hurting?
507 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R310
A review of black economic empowerment (BEE) policies since 1994.

"Transformation should have been the subject of an urgent national conversation for years already. Thanks to this book, the great debate might at last be poised to start." Rian Malan, from his foreword

Political analyst Anthea Jeffery's other books include "Chasing the Rainbow: South Africa's move from Mandela to Zuma", "New Light on the Struggle for South Africa", and "Business and Affirmative Action".
Jensen (S.) GANGS, POLITICS & DIGNITY IN CAPE TOWN,
212 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, etc., 2008. R290
Based on two years of fieldwork in Heideveld (1997 - 1999), Steffen Jensen explores what it means to live in a working-class neighbourhood on the Cape Flats where gangs are omnipresent, criminality is a blurred concept and alternative and competing moral codes exist.

Steffen Jensen is a Senior Researcher with the Rehabilitation and Research Center for Torture Victims in Copenhagen. He is also a research affiliate with the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER).
Jensen (S.) & Zenker (O.) eds. SOUTH AFRICAN HOMELANDS AS FRONTIERS, apartheid's loose ends in the postcolonial era
176pp., paperback, London & New York, 2017. R365
A collection of essays that explore what happened in the homelands after the fall of apartheid. These essays were originally published in the Journal of Southern African Studies, volume 41, issue 5, October 2015. Includes contributions by Steffen Jensen, Olaf Zenker, Hylton White, Jason Robinson, Shirley Ally, Deborah James, Isak Niehaus, Leslie Bank, and Derick Fay.

"The essays examine inventively the political legacy, including the reassertion of chieftaincy in post-apartheid South Africa, and social issues such as the strength and flexibility of African ideas about custom. The authors recognise that some of the dynamism of these rural identities arises from social practices with a deeper past. These issues remain thorny and challenging for democratic politics and policy in the rural areas and the country as a whole. Hence, this is a particularly timely collection as the questions of chieftaincy and control over land have become central in South African national political debate and beyond." William Beinart, Emeritus Rhodes Professor of Race Relations and Professional Fellow at the African Studies Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

"The contributions to this excellent collection demonstrate the myriad ways in which the homelands still exert a powerful influence over the movement of people and the organisation of territory in contemporary South Africa. The former homelands are now considered spaces of marginality, but the editors and contributors make a convincing case for how these 'loose ends' of apartheid present a challenge to the prevailing narratives of liberation, land restitution and democratic participation in post-apartheid South Africa." Richard Wilson, Professor of Anthropology and Law, University of Connecticut

Steffen Jensen is Professor in the Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark, and a senior researcher at DIGNITY, the Danish Institute against Torture. He is also the author of "Gangs, Politics & Dignity in Cape Town".
Olaf Zenker is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Jijana (T.) NOBODY'S BUSINESS, a taxi owner, a murder, and a secret, a memoir
180 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
In 2003, Thabo Jijana's father was killed in a fight between rival taxi associations. Ten years later, he investigates South Africa's taxi industry to try and understand why his father was murdered.
Jika (T.), Ledwaba (L.), Mosamo (S.) & Saba (A.) text & Dlangamandla (F.) & Sadiki (L.) photos WE ARE GOING TO KILL EACH OTHER TODAY, the Marikana story
174 pp., map, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R260
On 16 August 2012 44 striking mineworkers were killed by police at a mine owned by Lonmin in the Marikana area close to Rustenberg in South Africa. It was discovered afterwards that a number of the miners had been shot in the back, and many of them were killed far from police lines. This book explores events before, during and after the shooting at Marikana. It also contains source material relating to the conflict and the subsequent Commission of Inquiry. All the journalists and photographers who contributed to this book were deeply involved in the Marikana story. Journalist Lucas Ledwaba and photographer Felix Dlangamandla won 2013 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards for their coverage of the Marikana strike.

Also included is an edited version of Gavin Hartford's analysis of the social dynamics underlying strikes in the mining industry, "The Mining Industry Strikes: causes - and solutions?", first published as a paper in October 2012.

Introduction by editor Riaan de Villiers.

Johnson (R.W.) SOUTH AFRICA'S BRAVE NEW WORLD, the beloved country since the end of apartheid
710 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2009) 2010. R320
R.W.Johnson tells the story of South Africa from the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president to the present.

"A masterpiece, utterly devastating for anyone who still cherishes illusions about the Rainbow Nation." Rian Malan

"A relentless and pulverising polemic against the ruling African National Congress and virtually all of its leading lights." Economist

R.W.Johnson is the South Africa correspondent for the London Sunday Times. He is also the author of "How Long Will SOuth Africa Survive?" (1977) and "South Africa: the first man, the last nation" (2004).
Johnson (RW.) FIGHTING FOR THE DREAM,
244pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R275
RW Johnson's new book follows on his last book How Long Will South Africa Survive? The crisis continues (2017). He analyses how Cyril Ramaphosa came to power, how Jacob Zuma has fought back and offers suggestions for a way out of the economic crisis South Africa faces.

R.W.Johnson is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. His other books include How Long Will South Africa Survive? (1977) and South Africa's Brave New World, the beloved country since the end of apartheid (2009). He lives in Cape Town.
Johnson (RW.) HOW LONG WILL SOUTH AFRICA SURVIVE?, the crisis continues
289pp., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (2015) 2017. R260
An updated edition of R.W.Johnson's analysis of Jacob Zuma's rule and the state of the South African economy. This edition includes events such "Nenegate", the growth of the patronage state, the student protests at tertiary institutions, and factionalism within the ANC.

R.W.Johnson is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. His other books include "How Long Will South Africa Survive?" (1977) and "South Africa's Brave New World, the beloved country since the end of apartheid" (2009). He lives in Cape Town.
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.
Jones (M.) & Dlamini (J.) eds. CATEGORIES OF PERSONS, rethinking ourselves and others
134 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. OUT OF PRINT
A collection of personal essays that explore our thinking about identity.

"This thought-provoking and intriguing book explores a robust space of expounding and interacting identities that might just be the space for South Africa's future politics." Njabulo Ndebele, from his foreword

Contributions are:
"A Change of Address" by Jacob Dlamini
"Shards, Memory and the Mileage of Myth" by Antjie Krog
"Does He Speak Xhosa?" by Kopano Ratele
"Thinking Other Realities" by Verashmi Pillay
"A Generous Proposal" by Neels Blom
"Moving" by Megan Jones
"Hemisphere" by Karen Lazar
"Between Good Hope and a Hard Rock Place" by Riaan Oppelt
"Theatrics of the Soccer Fan" by Antony Kaminju

Megan Jones teaches English at Stellenbosch University.
Jacob Dlamini is currently a researcher at the University of Barcelona.
Jordan (Z.P.) LETTERS TO MY COMRADES, interventions & excursions, compiled by Keorapetse Kgositsile and Mothobi Mutloatse
504pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R330
A collection of Z Pallo Jordan's writings, spanning nearly 50 years, on the African bourgeoisie, Nkandla, Marikana, the institution of monarchy in South Africa, Agang and the Democratic Alliance, Zimbabwe, and the Secrecy Bill.

"The book is a tribute to Pallo's outstanding contribution to our struggle for freedom, to thought leadership and to standing up not only for what is right but also against that which is wrong, regardless of the consequences. It makes an important contribution to the telling of the South African story through the voice and thoughts of one of South Africa's freedom fighters - Z. Pallo Jordan, a person I have been privileged to work with and know over many decades, and who helped forge our young democracy." Gill Markus, former Governor of the S.A. Reserve Bank

"In many ways this book is strikingly apt for the current historical period. For one thing, it is being published at a time when the current phase of the historical process is astride two separate but conceptually inter-linking periods...the apartheid and the post-apartheid stages. In consequence the book gives the reader a historical continuum, surfacing Jordan's and by extension the ANC's core thinking on the apartheid struggle as well as the novel paradigms that emerged on the heels of the demise of apartheid as the country underwent the process of reconstruction development. Comrade Jordan's reflections illuminate our understanding of this historical process with the rare clarity of mind for which he is reputed." Kgalema Motlanthe

Z Pallo Jordan was born in 1942 in Kroonstad in the Free State.He was a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress and served as Minister of Telecommunications and Broadcasting from 1994 to 1996, Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism from 1996 to 1999, and Minister of Arts and Culture from 2004 to 2009. He continued to serve in the National Assembly until 2014, when he retired from public life.
Joubert (J-J.) WHO WILL RULE IN 2019?,
260pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R245
"Required reading for understanding the Zuma-Ramaphosa transition, coalition politics and the dynamics leading up to the 2019 election." Max du Preez, journalist and documentary filmmaker

"A clear-eyed, evidence-driven and thrilling look at our recent political past that presents intriguing scenarios for how things will pan out in the future." Justice Malala, political analyst and author of "We have Now Begun Our Descent, how to stop South Africa losing its way"

Also available in Afrikaans.
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.
Kadalie (R.) IN YOUR FACE, passionate conversations about people and politics
262 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R180
A collection of Rhoda Kadalie's newspaper columns.

Forewords by Helen Suzman and Njabulo Ndebele.
"I once thought that her unrelenting forthrightness could eventually be dismissed as her 'usual thing'. That has not happened. What rescues her writing from the predictability of sameness is precisely the varied reactions it evokes. They guarantee freshness of impact. It is a total package of forthrightness, passion, strong belief, strong-mindedness, and unflinching witness." Njabulo Ndebele

Rhoda Kadalie is a columnist for Business Day, Die Burger and Beeld newspapers. From 1976-1995 she worked as an academic at the University of the Western Cape, where she founded the Gender Equity Unit. in 1995 Nelson Mandela appointed her Human Rights Commissioner. In 1998 she served as head of the District Land Claims Unit for the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. Since 1999 she has been the executive director of the Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust which rewards initiatives that improve service delivery and eradicate poverty in South Africa.
Kaminer (D.) & Eagle (G.) TRAUMATIC STRESS IN SOUTH AFRICA,
222 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R320
Psychologists Debra Kaminer and Gillian Eagle examine the extent of and manner in which traumatic stress manifests in South Africa, including the way in which exposure to extremely threatening events impacts on people's meaning and belief systems. They also cover therapeutic and community strategies for dealing with the effects of exposure to trauma, as well as the particular needs of traumatised children and adolescents.

Debra Kaminer is a senior lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Cape Town. Gillian Eagle is Professor of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand. Both are registered clinical psychologists.
Kamugisha (A.) BEYOND COLONIALITY, citizenship and freedom in the Caribbean intellectual tradition
264pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R350
First published in USA in 2019.

Aaron Kamugisha argues for advancing Caribbean radical thought in order to imagine a future beyond neocolonialism.

"This much-anticipated book reminds us that decolonization is an unfinished global project, and the richest, most radical thinking on what is required to achieve real freedom for the colonized comes out of the Caribbean. In this luminous meditation on how Sylvia Wynter, C. L. R. James, and their various interlocutors come to understand the modern Caribbean in the world, Kamugisha brings to light the conditions of possibility for the world - a new world in the making. Destined to be a classic." Robin Kelly, author of Freedom, Dreams: the black radical imagination

Aaron Kamugisha is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
Kane-Berman (J.) BETWEEN TWO FIRES, holding the liberal centre in South African politics
338pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R275
A memoir by John Kane-Berman, Chief Executive of the South African Institute of Race Relations and Editor-in-Chief of the annual South Africa Survey (previously the Survey of Race Relations in South Africa) from 1983 until 2014, when he retired. Kane-Berman served on the Students Representative Council at the University of the Witwatersrand, was a Rhodes Scholar, and worked as an editor at the Financial Mail. He is also the author of "South Africa's Silent Revolution".

"A missing chapter in understanding how South Africa transitioned out of its apartheid past and why the country is in such trouble today, it delivers truth after truth." Frans Cronje, CEO of South African Institute of Race Relations
Kapteijns (L.) & Richters (A.) eds. MEDIATIONS OF VIOLENCE IN AFRICA, fashioning new futures from contested pasts
265 pp., colour illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johanneburg, 2010. R240
Originally published in The Netherlands in 2010.

A collection of essays that analyse the violence of recent African wars from the perspectives of the people who experienced and witnessed them.

Contributions include:
"The Road, the Song and the Citizen: singing after violence in KwaZulu-Natal" by Liz Gunner,
"Testimonies of Suffering and Recasting the Meanings of Memories of Violence in Post-war Mozambique" by Victor Igreja,
"'The Balsak in the Roof: bush war experiences and mediations as related by white South African conscripts" by Diana Gibson.

Lidwien Kaptrijns is Professor of History at Wellesley College, USA.
Annemiek Richters is Professor of Culture, Health and Illness at Leiden University Medical Center and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research.
Kasrils (R.) A SIMPLE MAN, Kasrils and the Zuma enigma
283pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
Ronnie Kasrils' insights into the character of Jacob Zuma and the rapid unravelling of South Africa's post-apartheid transition.

Ronnie Kasrils was a commander in Umkhonto weSizwe from its inception in 1961 until 1990 and served in government from 1994 until he resigned in 2008. He lives in Johannesburg. He is also the author of "Armed and Dangerous" and "The Unlikely Secret Agent", which won the Alan Paton Award.
Kasrils (R.) THE UNLIKELY SECRET AGENT,
183 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R210
Ronnie Kasrils' account of his wife Eleanor's arrest by the Security Police in 1963, her detention and interrogation, and her escape from Fort Napier, a mental hospital in Pietermaritzburg where she had been sent for assessment.

"Eleanor Kasrils was catapulted into the politics of the national democratic movement by the terrible events at Sharpville and Langa of March 1960. Because her conscience would not allow her to stand by passively muttering complaints she threw herself heart and soul into the struggle to eradicate racism and apartheid. That commitment led her to being cast in the unlikely roles of burglar, saboteur, underground courier and ultimately that of exile. For twenty-seven years Eleanor and her husband Ronnie were engaged in some of the most clandestine aspects of the struggle for liberation. Leading a life filled with the tensions, anxieties and suspense typical of a spy thriller, Eleanor was still able to run a household and bring up two sons. Perhaps it was precisely her image, belying the work she was engaged in, that made her successful. This slim volume retells the story of one more dimension of our multifaceted liberation struggle that has remained secret until now." Z.Pallo Jordan

"This 'little' book about an 'ordinary' woman with the heart of a lioness confirms the truth that our freedom was not free." Thabo Mbeki

"Fugitives, freedom fighters, lovers: 'The Unlikely Secret Agent' is the remarkable true story of the South African liberation struggle's very own Bonnie and Clyde." John Carlin, journalist and author of "Invictus"

Ronnie Kasrils became South Africa's Minister of Intelligence Services in 2004. He has also written an autobiography, "Armed and Dangerous".
Kathrada (A.) & Venter (S.) CONVERSATIONS WITH A GENTLE SOUL,
274pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R175
Originally published in New Zealand in 2016.

Journalist Sahm Venter met Ahmed Kathrada after his release, accompnied him on some of his travels, and worked on several projects with him over the years. In this book she records a series of discussions they had in 2015 and 2016.

"In this new phase of our struggle for democracy and freedom, the voices of giants like Ahmed 'Kathy' Kathrada sound ever more imperatively. This uplifting, charming and delightful book teaches us why we revere Mandela's circle and their commitment to principle, truth and public service. It's a read strongly recommended for this time." Judge Edwin Cameron

"'Conversations with a Gentle Soul' reminds me of the hours spent talking with Tata and Uncle Kathy; both of whom are individually strong personalities with extraordinary humility and a mischievous sense of humour. There are valuable lessons to be learnt from Uncle Kathy who shares his life experiences, many of which shaped the future of South Africa, in an unassuming, sincere and refreshing manner." Zindzi Mandela
Keller (E.j.) & Iyob (R.) eds. RELIGIOUS IDEAS AND INSTITUTIONS, transitions to democracy in Africa
180 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2012. R266
A collection of papers that consider the relationship between religion and politics, arguing that Africa's religious organisations can play a central role in creating a political climate that enables elites to consolidate democracy. These papers were originally presented at the international conference, "Religious Ideas and Institutions and Transitions to Democracy in Africa", held in May 2007 at the UCLA Globalization Research Institute.

Contributions inlcude:
"The State, Religion and the Challenge to State Hegemony" by Jeffrey Haynes
"Religious Identity and Civil Conflict in Africa" by Marc Scarcelli
"Interrogating Secularism in Africa: paradigmaticor heretical?" by Ruth Iyob.

Edmond Keller is Professor of Political Science and director of the UCLA Globalization Research Center - Africa.
Ruth Iyob is an associate professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri - St Louis.
Kepe (T.), Levin (M.) & von Lieres (B.) eds. DOMAINS OF FREEDOM, justice, citizenship and social change in South Africa
308pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R320
A collection of essays that examine social change in South Africa.

"Eschewing judgements that are 'preordained' by ideological positions, and opposed to 'simple binaries of triumph or disaster', 'Domains of Freedom' offers a compelling analysis of the constraints and possibilities, the ambiguities, paradoxes, contestations,and struggles, and the 'partially constructed failures and successes' that characterize change in South Africa." Saleem Badat, Programme Director: International Higher Education & Strategic Projects, The Andrew W Melton Foundation, New York

Foreword by Achille Mbembe. Afterword by Gillian Hart.
Contributions include:
"Land, Politics, and Policy Change in South Africa: what questions for land redistribution policy and practice?" by Themba Kepe & Ruth Hall
"South African Housing Policy Over Two Decades" by Marie Huchzermeyer & Aly Karam
"The Paradoxes of Trade Union Action in Post-Apartheid South Africa" by Sakhela Buhlungu
"The Role of Rights and Litigation in Assuring More Equitable Access to Healthcare in South Africa" by Lisa Forman and Jerome Amir Singh
"Social Protests and the Exercise of Citizenship in South Africa" by Anver Saloojee
"Migration to South Africa since 1994: realities, policies and public attitudes" by Belinda Dodson & Jonathan Crush.

Thembela Kepe is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto, Candada, and a Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa.
Melissa Levin teaches African Studies at New College, University of Toronto.
Bettina von Leires teaches at the Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto, and is Extraordinary Senior Researcher in the Political Studies Department, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Kesselring (R.) BODIES OF TRUTH, law, memory, and emancipation in post-apartheid South Africa
256pp., illus., paperback, Stanford, 2017. R495
An account of how apartheid victims deal with the long-term effects of violence, based on research with members of the victim support group Khulumani and critical analysis of legal proceedings related to apartheid-era injury.

"'Bodies of Truth' is essential reading for all those interested in the twenty-year aftermath of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Kesselring's innovative ethnography with victims seeking redress in the South African and U.S. Courts examines the limits of law and also makes a powerful case for the transformative potential of new forms of shared sociality. The imaginative combination of the anthropology of law and the body to understand the after-effects of violence in people's lives makes this a ground-breaking work." Richard Ashby Wilson, author of "The Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa"

"Deeply serious and imaginative, 'Bodies of Truth' connects anthropology of law and anthropology of the body. Rita Kesselring reveals that even when much is achieved legally in the struggle for transitional justice, bodily experiences of victimhood continue to haunt the victims, and endemic, systematic violence continues to shape the political sphere long after it has ended. Kesselring presents readers with ways in which liberation from habitual victimhood might be achieved." Paul Connerton, University of Cambridge

Rita Kesselring is Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Social Anthropology at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
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.
Khan (F.) et al (eds.) STATE, GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA,
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.
Khumalo (F.) #ZUPTAS MUST FALL, and other rants
210pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R220
A collection of recent and new writings on South African politics, history and current events by journalist Fred Khumalo. His other books include "Zulu Boy Gone Crazy", and the novels "Bitches Brew", "Seven Steps to Heaven" and "Touch My Blood".
Khumalo (F.) RAINBOW NATION MY ZULU ARSE,
295pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R230
Sihle Khumao, author of "Dark Continent My Black Arse", "Heart of Africa" and "Almost Sleeping my Way to Timbuktu", spent 20 days driving throughout South Africa investigating the state of the nation.
Khumalo (F.) ZULU BOY GONE CRAZY, hilarious tales post Polokwane
153 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R173
A collection of journalist Fred Khumalo's newspaper columns, most of which were first published in the Sunday Times (South Africa). Fred Khumalo has also published three books: "Touch My Blood", his authobiography, the novel "Bitches' Brew", co-winner of the 2005 European Union Literary Award, and its sequel, "Seven Steps to Heaven".
Kihato (C.W.) MIGRANT WOMEN OF JOHANNESBURG, life in an in-between city
174 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R320
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato examines the everyday lives of African migrant women from Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe living in Johannesburg.

"Caroline Wanjiku Kihato has drawn us into the world of Johannesburg's non-South African women migrants, a world of fragmented being and liminality, of alternating experiences of suffering and achievement, and of aspirational striving in the face of a mainly hostile host city and a frighteningly mercurial state. Written with deft artistry and unblinking truthfulness." Belinda Bozzoli, University of the Witwatersrand, author of "Women of Phokeng: consciousness, life strategy, and migrancy in South Africa, 1900-1983"

"Kihato brilliantly captures the potentials and contradictions of the practices and the paradoxes involved in trying to belong somewhere. The power of this book is that it compels the reader to feel joined to these women's projects to better their lives." AbdouMaliq Simone, Research Professor, University of Australia, author of "City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: movements at the Crossroads"

Caroline Wanjiku Kihato is Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture and PLanning at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Kiregyera (B.) THE EMERGING DATA REVOLUTION IN AFRICA, strengthening the statistics, policy and decision-making chain
481pp., illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2015. R865
Ben Kiregyera discusses statistical development in Africa since independence, highlights challenges, and presents frameworks, strategies, structures and initiatives that have been introduced to meet these challenges and lay a foundation for statistical developments in African countries. He also addresses the role of civil registration systems and other change agents in fostering statistical development.

Foreword by Trevor Manuel.
Klaaren (J.) FROM PROHIBITED IMMIGRANTS TO CITIZENS, the origins of citizenship and nationality in South Africa
244pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R320
An account of early conceptions of South African citizenship.

"While historical attention to the pre-apartheid era migration concentrates on Africans, especially miners, this book offers a compelling reminder of the interconnections between Asian and African mobility." Audie Klotz, Professor of Political Science, Syracuse University

Jonathan Klaaren is Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, appointed in the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management and in the Faculty of Humanities. He works in the School of Law and the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Reearch (WiSER).
Klatzow (D.) STEEPED IN BLOOD, the life and times of a forensic scientist
314 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R270
Internationally recognised forensic scientist David Klatzow discusses many of the cases he has investigated in his career. These include the deaths of Brett Kebble and Inge Lotz, the Helderberg aeroplane crash, the Guguletu Seven and Trojan Horse massacres, and the assasination of David Webster.

Foreword by George Bizos.
Kombuis (K.) VER IN DIE WÊRELD, SUSHI!,
199pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R210
A selection of Koos Kombuis' columns that appeared between 2005 and 2015 in publications such as Rapport, De Kat, Taalgenoot, and on websites such as LitNet en Netwerk24.

Musician and writer Koos Kombuis is also the author of the autobiography, "Seks, drugs & boeremusiek", and the novels, "Hotel Atlantis" and "The Secret Diary of God and Raka - die roman".
Krabill (R.) STARRING MANDELA AND COSBY, media and the end(s) of apartheid
199pp., paperback, Chicago, 2010. R250
Ron Krabill investigates how the American television show "The Cosby Show" became the most popular show in South Africa - among both black and white viewers - at a time when it was illegal to publish images of Nelson Mandela, and offers new insight into the relationship between politics and the media.

"This pathbreaking study of television in Apartheid South Africa is at once a fascinating history and a penetrating exploration of how race, media, and globalization shape politics and culture in sometimes counterintuitive ways. It should change both the way we think about South Africa's past and how we study the political dynamics of media in the present." Sean Jacobs, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School

Ron Krabill is Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Program at the University of Washington Bothell and a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington Seattle.
Kriegler (A.) & Shaw (M.) A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO CRIME TRENDS IN SOUTH AFRICA,
214pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R195
"In a country where public discussions about crime are dominated by emotions and despondency, Kriegler and Shaw have produced a superb guide to explain South Africa's crime situation. Lucid and accessible, this important book will not end the debate about crime statistics and their meaning, but will steer it towards a more sophisticated conversation all South Africans should be having." Martin Schõnteich, Open Society Justice Initiative, New York

"By taking a long view of the numbers, and explaining in detail how to understand them, Kriegler and Shaw remind us that South Africa is safer today than it has been for decades. This book is a timely and important overview of what we can learn from crime statistics in South Africa and how to interpret them." Chandre Gould, Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria

"This is a measured, illuminating book that ought to be widely read". Jonny Steinberg, Associate Professor in African Criminology, University of Oxford

Anine Kriegler is a researcher at the Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town.
Mark Shaw is the Director of the Centre of Criminology at the University of Cape Town. He holds the NRF Chair in African Justice and Security and is the Director of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime, Geneva.
Krog (A.) A CHANGE OF TONGUE,
376 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2003) 2004. R190
Antjie Krog explores the themes of identity and belonging, transformation and change, and what it means to live in South Africa and Africa today.

Award-winning journalist and poet Antjie Krog has published eight volumes of poetry, several of which have been translated. Her book "Country of My skull" (1998), an account of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which she covered for the SABC and the Mail & Gaurdian newspaper, won the Alan Paton Award and the Olive Schreiner Award.
Krog (A.) BEGGING TO BE BLACK,
291 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R260
"In 1992, a gang leader was shot dead by an ANC member in Kroonstad. The murder weapon was then hidden on Antjie Krog's stoep. In 'Begging to Be Black', Krog begins by exploring her position in this controversial case. From there the book ranges widely on scope, both in time - reaching back to the days of Basotho king Moshoeshoe - and in space - as we follow Krog's experiences as a research fellow in Berlin, far from the Africa that produced her." from the flyleaf

This book is shortlisted for the 2010 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction.

Award-winning journalist and poet Antjie Krog has published eight volumes of poetry, several of which have been translated. The book, "Country of My Skull" (1998), her account of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which she covered for the SABC and Mail & Guardian newspaper, won numerous awards, including the Alan Paton Award and the Olive Schreiner Award. It was followed in 2003 by "A Change of Tongue", in which she examines issues of transformation.
Kruger (L.) IMAGINING THE EDGY CITY, writing, performing and building Johannesburg
274 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2013. R300
"Loren Kruger makes a compelling interdisciplinary argument for the centrality of performance and spatial practices in the history of Johannesburg. In terms of originality, I know of no other book that displays the stunning synthetic intelligence in 'Imagining the Edgy City'. Readers will get a clear sense of the genealogy of boosterist Johannesburg and its exemplarity in relation to important and ongoing historiographic debates about imperial modernity, apartheid, and globalization." Neville Hoad, author of "African Intimacies: race, homosexuality and globalization"

"'Imagining the Edgy City' deploys theatre, literature, film, art and photography to explore how all kinds of desires are materially etched into the city's fabric in an often uncanny interdependency of the dreamed and the built, and how this reciprocity absorbs a multitude of efforts in all of their unruly contradictions." AbdouMalig Simone, author of "For the City Yet to Come" changing African life in four cities"

"An extraordinary amalgam of histories and geographies, destruction and inspiration, Loren Kruger's outstanding book brings to life South Africa's largest city. 'Imagining the Edgy City' is an indispensable contribution to urban studies that will resonate far beyond Johannesburg." Saskia Sassen, author of "Cities in a World Economy"

"'Imagining the Edgy City' contests two prevailing assumptions in accounts of Johannesburg: that the city's present is discontinuous with its past and that the segregation of its white and black inhabitants dominates every aspect of its evolution. Kruger's study unsettles the eschatology of the rise and fall of apartheid by sketching a chronology of broadly defined 'performances' of power, jurisdiction, sovereignty and their contestation in designated, informal and incidental spaces in the city." Michael Titlestad, author of "Making the Changes: jazz in South African literature and reportage".

Loren Kruger is Professor of Comparative and English Literatures at the University of Chicago, where she also has research affiliations to the Urban Network and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. Her previous books include The Drama of South Africa and Post-Imperial Brecht, which received the Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Study awarded by the Modern Language Association.
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
Kuljian (C.) SANCTUARY, how an inner-city church spilled onto a sidewalk
389 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R240
The story of how Central Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg, led by Bishop Paul Verryn, came to offer refuge to over a thousand refugees and illegal immigrants from all over Africa who had nowhere else to go, and how the situation reached crisis point after the xenophobic attacks of 2008.

Paul Verryn, always an outspoken critic of the apartheid regime and with a history of ministering to the poor, had led the Central Methodist Church since 1997. He was suspended by the Methodist Church of South Africa in 2010, apparently on the grounds that he had exceeded his authority.

Christa Kuljian is a freelance writer based in Johannesburg.
Laher (S.) et al (eds.) TRANSFORMING RESEARCH METHODS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, case studies from South Africa
442pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R550
A collection of essays that demonstrate the innovative ways in which social science researchers in the global South, and particularly South Africa, utilise research methods in order to respond to contexts characterised by diversity, racial and political tensions, socioeconomic disparities and gender inequalities.

"...an innovative, fascinating and unique book...The editors should be commended for their conceptualisation in bringing together this diversity of views; the contributors have written excellent, state-of-the-art chapters. It is a fine book and I highly recommend it." Desmond Painter, Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University

"...important and interesting research that contains a broad range of chapters on qualitative and quantitative research designs in the global South - an excellent resource for researchers." Mary van der Riet, Psychology, School of Applied Human Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Sumaya Laher is Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Angelo Fynn is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and a researcher in student success at UNISA.
Sherianne Kramer is a social science research fellow at the University of Amsterdam.
Lambert (M.) THE CLASSICS AND SOUTH AFRICAN IDENTITIES,
160 pp., paperback, London, 2011. R342
Michael Lambert examines the history of classical studies in South Africa, and illustrates this history's deep roots in the racial, political and educational inequalities which have existed and continue to exist in South African society.

Michael Lambert is Senior Lecturer in the School of Literary Studies, Media and Creative Arts (Classics), University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Landau (L.B.) ed. EXORCISING THE DEMONS WITHIN, xenophobia, violence and statecraft in contemporary South Africa
275 pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R270
A collection of essays that explore the May 2008 violence against immigrants in South African townships.

Contributions include:
"People, Place and Politics: an exploration of factors explaining the 2008 anti-foreigner violence in South Africa" by Christine Fauvelle-Aymar and Aurelia Segatti
"Xenophobia's Local Genesis: historical constructions of insiders and the politics of exclusion in Alexandra Township" by Noor Nieftagodien
"Taking Out the Trash? A 'garbage can' model of immigration policing" by Darshan Vigneswaran
"Making the Law; Breaking the Law; Taking the Law Into Our Own Hands: sovereignty and territorial control in three South African settlements" by Tamlyn Monson.

"By placing the demons within both migration and violent citizenship and in a longer historical perspective, this book succeeds in surpassing current interpretations of the 2008 violence against immigrants in the townships as just resulting from xenophobia. The authors masterfully show that the politics of statecraft - notably the African National Congress' (ANC) language of multicultural dominance - inspired a fatal depolitisation of difference. The very coherence of this collection offers a challenging analysis of struggle over belonging and denial of difference that is of much broader relevance than South Africa alone." Peter Geschiere, Department of African Anthropology, University of Amsterdam

Loren Landau is Director of the African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Landman (J.P.) THE LONG VIEW, getting beyond the drama of South Africa's headlines
211 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R250
A analysis of the economic progress that has been made in South Africa since 1994 and a long-term view of South Africa's future prospects.

"My goal in writing this book is to challenge the notion that South Africa is on the verge on collapse and implosion. If one follows the daily headlines and social media, things may not look good. But there is far more to this complicated land than just the headlines...In the country's journey to a better place I do not for one moment believe that we will see the momentous leaps we saw during the 1990s but I do believe that we shall see incremental improvements. In this book I promote the power of incrementalism." from pg. 9

Political Analyst JP Landman is a visiting professor at Free State University. In 2013, he was selected as a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington DC.
Landman (R.) TELL ME YOUR STORY,
237pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R285
A collection of interviews by journalist Ruda Landman with John Kani, Ferial Haffajee, Pieter Dirk-Uys, Zapiro, Marc Lottering, Anton Harber, Patricia de Lille, Katlego Maboe, and others.

Ruda Landman was one of the anchors for M-Net's investigative news programme, Carte Blanche.
Landsberg (C.) & Masters (L.) eds. FROM THE OUTSIDE IN, domestic actors and South Africa's foreign policy
257pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R280
Contributions include:
"Between Plein Street and Soutpansberg Road: Parliament and foreign policy during the Zuma presidency" by Jo-Ansie van Wyk
"The ANC World View and Implications for South African Foreign Policy: review of the 2015 foreign policy discussion document" Chris Landsberg, Francis Kornegay and Lesley Masters
"Labour Unions and South Africa's Foreign Policy: the case of COSATU" by Khwezi Mabasa and Liesl Orr
"Women, Gender and South Africa's Foreign Policy: the need for an inclusive approach to foreign policy decision-making" by Lesley Masters
"Voice from the Periphery: grassroots social movements and South Africa's foreign policy" by Chris Landsberg and Lesley Masters.

Chris Landsberg and Lesley Masters are both SARChl Chairs: African Diplomacy & Foreign Policy, University of Johannesburg.
Landsberg (C.) ed. AFRICA RISE UP!, perspectives on African renewal
401pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R375
A collection of essays that "argue for a paradigm shift in both theory and praxis of national, regional, and continental efforts geared towards the realisation of the much-needed African Renaissance." from the back cover

Contributions include:
"Afrocentric Diplomacy: the golden decade 1998-2008 and pan-African agency in world affairs" by Chris Landsberg
"Good Governance and Poverty Reduction: exploring the 'dark hole'" by Lungile Bhengu and Malcolm Wallis
"Civil Society Organisations and Sustainable Development: some lessons from rural South Africa" by Tidings Ndhlovu and Zifikile Shangase
"Regional Integration and African Renaissance: moving beyond the rhetoric" by Vusi Gumede and Samuel Oloruntoba.

Chris Landsberg is SARChI Chair for African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy and Senior Associate at the School of Leadership, University of Johannesburg. HIs other publications include "The Diplomacy of Transformation:South African foreign policy and statescraft".
Latib (S.) & (M.) SPEAKING AS I WANT,
89pp., illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2017. R220
A collection of essays that grew out of conversations between Salim Latib and his daughter Mishka about closed intellectual environments, self-censorship and political correctness.

Self-published.

Salim Latib lectures in the School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand.
Mishka Latib is an Electrical and Computer Engineering student at the University of Cape Town.
le Roux (M.) & Davis (D.) LAWFARE, judging politics in South Africa
351pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R275
Examines how the law in South Africa has been used and abused and explores a series of landmark cases that have come to define South Africa's legal and political landscape.

Foreword by Pravin Gordhan.

"...a timely and important work that provokes and confronts the growing debate on constitutionalism and the material transformation of our society...Let the debate rage on. This work will prove a valuable addition to the controversy and the notion of lawfare." Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

Michelle le Roux is a member of both the Johannesburg and New York Bars. She is Adjunct Professor at UCT Law School. She is co-author with Dennis Davis of Precedent and Possibility: the (ab)use of law in South Africa.
Dennis Davis was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1998 and President of the Competition Appeal Court in 2000. He is Honorary Professor at UCT Law School and Chair of the Davis Tax Committee.
Leatt (D.) THE STATE OF SECULARISM, religion, tradition and democracy in South Africa
232pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
Dhammamegha Leatt examines the roles played by religion and traditional authority in apartheid South Africa and the position of religion in the post-apartheid state. She also analyses the negotiations relating to religion in the constitution-making process, and argues that while South Africa is secular in its Constitution and judicial foundations it is increasingly non-secular in its embrace of traditional authorities and customary law.

"The author deftly guides the reader through various committees, negotiation forums, interest groups, political parties and legal wrangles to uncover the often-surprising developments, alliances and political about-turns in the process of Constitution-making. This is not just politics as the search for power, or the politics of big men … but a thoroughly human affair with its attendant messiness, idealism, complexities and ambiguities." Ilana van Wyk, author of "A Church of Strangers: The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa"

Dhammamegha Annie Leatt is a research associate at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER).
Ledger (T.) AN EMPTY PLATE, why we are losing the battle for our food system, why it matters, and how we can win it back
214pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R240
Tracy Ledger, researcher in the field of economic development and an agri-food activist, analyses the South African agri-food system and demonstrates how misguided government policy and consumer apathy is entrenching inequality, perpetuating poverty, threatening land reform, and destroying the social fabric.
Ledwaba (L.) & Sadiki (L.) BROKE & BROKEN, the shameful legacy of gold mining in South Africa
177pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R225
Lucas Ledwaba and Leon Sadiki document the lives of the gold miners and their families affected by silicosis, the incurable lung disease contracted through continued exposure to silica dust.

Freelance journalist Lucas Ledwaba is also co-author of "We Are Going to Kill Each Other Today: the Marikana story". He has won the Standard Bank Sikuvile Award and the Vodacom Journalism Award for Feature Writing.
Photojournalist Leon Sadiki won the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award Story of the Year and the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award 2013 for his photographs of the Marikana massacre, published in "We Are Going to Kill Each Other Today: the Marikana story".
Lee (C.) FRANTZ FANON, towards a revolutionary humanism
232pp., illus., map, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R140
First published in the USA.

"Christopher Lee has written a delightfully compelling introduction to Frantz Fanon. Well-researched and thoroughly grounded, Lee's study admirably situates Fanon in the broadest historical context, while subtly explaining Fanon's powerful legacy today. This book taught me many things, revealing in intriguing ways the works of a black thinker from Martinique who so passionately embraced the Algerian Revolution, and so ardently desired to be embraced by it." Henry Louis Gates, Harvard University

Christopher Lee is based at the University of theWitwatersrand.
Lee (C.) UNREASONABLE HISTORIES, nativism, multiracial lives, and the genealogical imagination in British Africa
346pp., illus., paperback, Durham & London, 2014. R575
Christopher Lee focuses on the experiences of multiracial Africans in British Central Africa - what is now Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia - from the 1910s to the 1960s.

"'Unreasonable Histories' makes an important intervention in a number of fields: African studies, imperial history, the history of race, and the history of the family. It also invites creative thinking about how to render pasts that unfold at the margins. Conceptually innovative, clearly written, and deeply informed, it is far and away the best work to address Coloured and other multiracial communities in colonial and postcolonial Africa." Clifton Crais, author of "Poverty, war, and Violence in South Africa"

"This is a wonderfully ambitious book that tackles a history that is challenging as a matter of theory, of historiography, of politics, and of the empirical substance of past experience. Christopher J. Lee's book arrives at a critical moment in Africanist scholarship and will become a part of a new historiographical turn." Timothy Burke, author of "Lifebuoy Men, Lux Women: commodification, consumption, and cleanliness in modern Zimbabwe"

Christopher Lee is based at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand
Lefko-Everett (K.), Govender (R.) & Foster (D.) eds. RETHINKING RECONCILIATION, evidence from South Africa
374pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R350
A collection of essays that examine the reconciliatory project in South Africa, using 10 years of public-opinion data collected by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) through the South African Reconciliation Barometer survey.

Contributions include:
"Truth, Redress and Reconciliation: evaluating transitional justice from below" by Hugo van der Merwe and Kathleen Sensabaugh
"Contact and Reconciliation" by Don Foster and Kim Wale
"The Social Consequences of Class Formation Among Black South Africans in the 2000s: evidence from SARB" by Jeremy Seekings
"Why Postapartheid South Africans Rebel" social protest, public participation and trust in institutions" by Zwelethu Jolobe
"The Surprising Growth in Minority Support for the 'Rainbow Nation'" by Robert Mattes
"The South African Error: restorative justice sans social recompense" by Zimitri Erasmus and Harry Garuba.
Legassick (M.) TOWARDS SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY,
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.
LeMaitre (A.) & Savage (M.) eds. VAN ZYL SLABBERT - THE PASSION FOR REASON, essays in honour of an Afrikaner African
252 pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2010. R195
A collection of essays in honour of academic, politician and businessman Frederick van Zyl Slabbert. As leader of the official opposition (1979-1986) Frederick van Zyl Slabbert fought against the apartheid system. As one of the co-founders of IDASA (Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa) he led a group of Afrikaners on the historic 1987 trip to Dakar to meet the ANC in exile. With the advent of democracy he became the founding chair of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa.

Essays include "The Slow Quickness of Life (Thinking about my friend, the Chief)" by Breyten Breytenbach,
"An Amalgam That Worked" by Alex Boraine,
"Slabbert's Opening of the Apartheid Mind: portrait of an unrecognised patriot" by Heribert Adam and Kogila Moodley,
"The Man Who Wasn't There" by Ken Owen,
"On Not Becoming A Useful Idiot" by Max du Preez,
"Van Zyl Slabbert: sociologist at work in advancing democratic politics" by Wilmot James, and
"Gender Politics in South Africa: in need of a resurrection" by Rhoda Kadalie.
Levine (S.) textr & Emerick (J.) illus. CHILDREN OF A BITTER HARVEST, child labour in the Cape winelands
132 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R195
A collection of interconnected stories that document moments in the lives of children who worked in South Africa's wine industry between 1996 and 2010.

"The wine we drink is not innocent. Susan Levine's searing account of child labour in the beautiful valleys of the Cape reminds us of how work, exploitation and survival are wound together in children's lives, both historically and in the present. Her 'flash ethnographies' weave a complex yet easily accessible account of how race and class shape children's worlds and possibilities." Fiona Ross, Professor of Anthropology, University of Cape Town

Susan Levine is a senior lecturer in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, University of Cape Town.
Lewis (H.P.) GOD'S GANGSTERS?, the history, language rituals, secrets and myths of South African's prison gangs
162 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2006) 2010. R185
A reprint of social worker Heather Parker Lewis' book on The Number gangs in South African prisons.
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.
Limb (P.) & Olaniyan (T.) eds. TAKING AFRICAN CARTOONS SERIOUSLY, politics, satire, and culture
259pp., illus., hardback, East Lansing, 2018. R860
Contributions include the essay, "South African Cartooning in the Post-Apartheid Era" by Andy Mason and Su Opperman, and interviews with Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro, South Africa), Mabijo (Tebogo Motswetla, Botswana) and Dudley (Dudley Viall, Namibia).

Peter Limb is Emeritus Africana Bibliographer and Associate Professor in History and a Distinguished Faculty Member at Michigan State University.
Tejumola Olaniyan is Louise Durham Mead Professor of English and African Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Limb (P.) ed. THE PEOPLE'S PAPER, a centenary history & anthology of "Abantu-Batho"
543 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R340
"Abantu-Batho" was an African multi-lingual newspaper founded in 1912 by African National Congress (ANC) convener Pixley Seme, with assistance from the Swazi queen. It was published until 1931.

This book comprises a collection of essays and a selection of never-before-published columns from the newspaper.

Essays include:
"A Centenary History of 'Abantu-Batho', the People's Paper", "'Only the Bolder Spirits': politics, racism, solidarity and war in 'Abantu-Batho'", "'They Must Go to the Bantu-Batho': economics and education, religion and gender, love and leisure in the people's paper" and "Assessing the Decline and Legacy of 'Abanu-Batho'" by Peter Limb
"Pixley Seme and 'Abantu-Batho'" by Chris Saunders
"Queen Labotsibeni and 'Abantu-Batho'" by Sarah Mkhonza
"'Abantu-Batho' and the Xhosa Poets" by Jeff Opland
"'Johannesburg in Flames': the 1918 Shilling Campaign, 'Abantu-Batho' and early African nationalism in South Africa" by Paul Landau.

"Once this material is in the public domain, it will be impossible to write about this era of popular politics in South Africa without making reference to 'Abantu-Batho' and the key role it played. The many gems in this book have been uncovered through extraordinary detective work and the wealth of analysis tells a rich tale of the paper. A neglected aspect of South African politics, history and culture, about which many scholars have commented over the years, has at last been addressed." Heather Hughes, University of Lincoln

"A fascinating and very important, pioneering volume. For the first time the story of the 'Abantu-Batho' newspaper is told here, based on a massive amount of research. The scholarship is impeccable. The book not only tells the story of a key newspaper, but also sheds entirely new light on the early history of the ANC and the hitherto largely neglected social, economic and political history of Africans on the Rand. An important, radical voice had been missing: here it is restored." Brian Willan, Rhodes University

Peter Limb is an adjunct associate professor and Africana bibliographer at Michigan State University.


Lings (K.) THE MISSING PIECE, solving South Africa's economic puzzle
225 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
Economist Kevin Lings examines the South African economy over the past twenty years to see what has worked and what hasn't, and looks into the next twenty years to see what needs to be done.

Kevin Lings has been chief economist at STANLIB for thirteen years.
Lissoni (A.), Soske (J.), Erlank (N.), Nieftagodien (N.) & Badsha (O.) eds. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE ANC, debating liberation histories today
396 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R320
A collection of essays on the African National Congress, published to coincide with the centenary of the ANC. The book is based on a selection of papers presented at a conference held at the University of the Witwatersrand in September 2011.

Contributions include:
"Fragmentation and Cohesion in the ANC: the first 70 years" by Philip Bonner
"A Continuing Search for Identity: carrying the burden of history" by Joel Netshitenzhe
"One Hundred Years of the ANC: debating struggle history after apartheid" by Jon Soske, Arianna Lissoni and Natasha Erlank
"Religion and Resistance in Natal, 1900-1910" by Norman Etherington
"Imagining the Patriotic Worker: the idea of 'decent work' in the ANC's political discourse" by Franco Barchiesi
"The Politics of Language and Chief Albert Luthuli's Funeral, 30 July 1967" by Liz Gunner
"Robben Island University Revisited" by Crain Soudien
"Regeneration of ANC Political Power, from the 1994 Electoral Victory to the 2012 Centenary" by Susan Booysen
"The ANC: party vanguard of the Black middle class?" by Roger Southall
"Globalisation, Recolonisation and the Paradox of Liberation in Southern Africa" by John Saul.
Lodge (T.) MANDELA, a critical life
274 pp., illus., paperback., Reprint, Oxford, (2006) 2008. R155
This biography provides insight into the shaping of Nelson's Mandela's personality and public persona, examines the sources of his almost mythic appeal and the extent to which he self-consciously created the status of political hero he enjoys.

Tom Lodge was a member of the Department of Political Studies at the University of Witwatersrand between 1978 and 2005. He is now Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Limerick University in Ireland. He is the author of five other books on South African politics.
Lord (D.) STANDBY!, South African Air Force Search and Rescue
240 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (1999 2010. R265
An updated edition of the book "Fire, Flood and Ice", published in 1999, on South African Air Force search and rescue missions, both military and civilian.
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.
Madidi (A.) THE INFLUENCE OF ISLAM IN SOUTHERN AFRICA AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY, a geographical perspective
58pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R75
Geographer Abdur Rahman Madidi's explanation of how Islam spread in southern Africa from 1600 to the present.
Mager (A.K.) BEER, SOCIABILITY, AND MASCULINITY IN SOUTH AFRICA,
232 pp., paperback, Cape Town & Bloomington, 2010. R288
Anne Mager examines the culture of drinking in South Africa. She "looks at the current commerce of beer, its valourizing of male sociability and sports, and the corporate culture of South African Breweries (SAB)".

Anne Mager is Associate Professor of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. She is the author of "Gender and the Making of a South African Bantustan: a social history of the Ciskei, 1945-1959".
Maggs (J.) WIN!, compelling conversations with 20 successful South Africans
176pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R240
Journalist and radio and television broadcaster Jeremy Maggs interviewed twenty well-known South Africans about their views of success. Interviewees include Cheryl Carolus, Pravin Gordhan, Imtiaz Sooliman, Nicky Newton-King, Bryan Habana, Anant Singh, Alessandro Khojane, and Sizwe Nxasana.

Foreword by Jonathan Jansen.

"From the heart of a great South African come these urgent, important and valuable portraits of greatness. If we want to be a winning nation, then every single one of us should read and treasure these deep, insightful interviews by our most gifted broadcaster." Justice Malala

"A simple and insightful collection of thoughts on success. Its timing in a country hungry for purposeful and confidence-inspiring leadership is impeccable." Thuli Madonsela
Maina (G.) & Melander (E.) eds. PEACE AGREEMENTS AND DURABLE PEACE IN AFRICA,
319pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R330
A collection of case studies of African peace processes finalised before 2005 and why these peace agreements succeeded or failed. Countries studied are Angola, Burundi, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

Contributions include "Peace accords in Angola: contesting the meaning of success" by Justin Pearce.

Grace Maina is currently serving as a political officer in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.
Erik Melander is Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden.


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.
Malala (J.) LET THEM EAT CAKE, how I ate my way through Mbeki, Polokwane, Zuma and beyond
159 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R175
A selection of Justice Malala's weekly columns for the Financial Mail magazine, in which he combines an admiration for South Africa's top restaurants with satirical political analysis.

Political commentator and newspaper columnist Justice Malala is head
Malala (J.) WE HAVE NOW BEGUN OUR DESCENT, how to stop South Africa losing its way
256pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
Political commentator Justice Malala's personal reflection on the current state of South Africa. He believes that since Jacob Zuma ascended to the Presidency the country has become corrupt, crime-ridden and compromised; its institutions captured by a political elite bent on enriching itself at others' expense. He is convinced South Africa is on the brink of ruin, and that the country's history of activism and it's Constitution can help turn things around if South Africans from all walks of life wake up and act before its too late.

Justice Malala was founding editor of ThisDay newspaper, publisher of the Sowetan and Sunday World, and Sunday Times correspondent in London and New York. He writes weekly columns in The Times and the Financial Mail, and presents a weekly TV show, The Justice Factor.
Maloka (E.) THE SOUTH AFRICAN COMMUNIST PARTY, exile and after apartheid
204 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback , Johannesburg, 2013. R225
This volume is a revised edition of "The South African Communist Party in Exile", published in 2002.

This book covers the history of the South African Communist Party during the exile years (1963 - 1990), the 1990 - 1994 negotiated transition, and the period immediately after the fist democratic elections in 1994.

Eddy Maloka, former CEO at Africa Institute, has served as an advisor in the presidency of South Africa.
Mamdani (M.) CITIZEN AND SUBJECT, contemporary Africa and the legacy of late colonialism, with a new preface by Mahmood Mamdani
353pp., paperback, New Edition, Johannesburg & Kampala, (1996) 2017. R350
"'Citizen and Subject' is unparalleled in its ability to re-frame the polarized and reductive debates that are still the substance of Africanist political science, just as they were 20 years ago - debates over concepts like clientelism, corruption, democratization, ethnic violence, or civil society." Adam Branch in "Africa is a Country"

Mahmood Mamdani is Director of Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University and Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University.
Mamdani (M.) DEFINE AND RULE, native as political identity, W.E.B. Du Bois lectures
154 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2012. R240
First published in the USA in 2012.

A series of lectures by Mahmood Mamdani, in which he focuses on Britain's re-conceptualisation of it's colonial mission in the late nineteenth century. According to Mamdani, this new politics, inspired by Sir Henry Maine, introduced "a new idea of governance, as the definition and management of difference", and drew lines "between settler and native as distinct political identities, and between natives according to tribe. Out of that colonial experience issued a modern language of pluralism and difference." from the inside front cover

"He shows how the colonial past is alive in the present, as popular politics remains fractured by the question of who is a citizen, of who can rightfully belong. With an astute eye cast to the horizon, he demonstrates that the colonial past need not be the straightjacket of our future. In his inimitable way, Mamdani makes our postcolonial predicaments thinkable - and therefore changeable. Original and always provocative, Mamdani gives us the intellectual co-ordinates with which to chart a way toward a truly decolonized future." Suren Pillay, Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape

"I would like to recommend to you the important observations made by the eminent Ugandan and African intellectual, Mahmood Mamdani, in his book 'Define and Rule'. He argues that what Mwalimu Nyerere stood for gives an eminently practical example of what all of us as Africans should do to bridge the divide between nationalism and Pan-Africanism: that Nyerere taught us to respect and manage our national and regional divides, but also practically to promote the Pan-African objective of the unity of all Africans, at all times avoiding the deadly and false trap, cultivated during the colonial years, that as Africans we are different tribes and races with mutually exclusive interests." Thabo Mbeki

Mahmood Mamdani is Director of Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University and Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University.
Mangcu (X.) ed. BECOMING WORTHY ANCESTORS, archive, public deliberation and identity in South Africa
168 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R240
In 2006 The Constitution of Public Intellectual Life Project at the University of the Witwatersrand convened a series of lectures "on how the archive can inform public deliberation about identity and citizenship, and thereby enable us to become worthy ancestors to future generations." These lectures are presented here "in the hope of inspiring a re-thinking of what it means to have an inclusive conception of citizenship in South Africa." from the back cover

Contributions include:
"Evidentiary Genocide: intersections of race, power and the archive" by Xolela Mangcu
"The Transmission Lines of the New African Movement" by Ntongela Masilela
"Some Do Contest the Assertion that I am an African" by Frederick van Zyl Slabbert
"Unconquered and Insubordinate: embracing black feminist intellectual activist legacies" by Pumla Dineo Gqola
"Why Archive Matters: archive, public deliberation and citizenship" by Carolyn Hamilton

Xolela Mangcu, previously a fellow at The Constitution of Public Intellectual Life Project, is now based at the University of Johannesburg. He is Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brooking Institution, Washington D.C.
Mangcu (X.) ed. THE COLOUR OF OUR FUTURE, does race matter in post-apartheid South Africa?
249pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R355
A collection of essays that "highlight the need for a race-transcendent vision that moves beyond 'the festival of negatives' embodied in concepts such as non-racialism, non-sexism, anti-colonialism and anti-apartheid. Steve Biko's notion of a 'joint culture' is the scaffold on which this vision rests: it recognises that a race-transcendent society can only be built by acknowledging the constituent elements of South Africa's EuroAfrican heritage." from the back cover

"Xolela Mangcu has brought together thinkers in a 'conceptual ground clearing' that stares race legacies square in the face. What he and his contributors acheve in this book is not a synergy so much as an explosion. The chapters will chafe, irritate, delight and illuminate, and we may need to read this book with pauses between chapters. But read it we must." Pumla Dineo Gqola, author of "What is Slavery to Me: postcolonial/ slave memory in post-apartheid South Africa"

"There is no better group of analysts than the contributors in this volume to comment on the life of colour and on the unfinished challenge of unravelling racism in post-apartheid South Africa. Xolela Mangcu's edited collection presents an engaging portrait of our times. Deeply impressive and powerfully argued, it makes a substantial contribution in ongoing debates about the future of non-racialism in this country." Achiile Mbembe, author of "On the Postcolony"

Contributors are: Xolela Mangcu, Nina Jablonski, Lawrence Blum, Steven Friedman, Mark Swilling, Vusi Gumede, Joel Netshitenzhe, Suren Pillay, Crain Soudien and Hlonipha Mokoena.
Manghezi (N.) THE MAPUTO CONNECTION, the ANC in the world of Frelimo
246 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R180
Based on interviews with more that forty people from the ANC community in Maputo in the 1970s and 1980s, this book records the history of the relationship between the African National Congress and Frelimo.

Nadja Manghezi and her husband Alpheus supported Frelimo and participated in the exiled struggle of the ANC. She was part of the ANC Education Committee and worked with the Women's Section and the Cultural Group, while finding safe houses for ANC cadres.

Mano (W.) ed. RACISM, ETHNICITY AND THE MEDIA IN AFRICA , mediating conflict in the twenty-first century
347pp,. paperback, London & New York, 2015. R350
A collection of essays that rethink the role of media and communication in perpetuating, reinforcing and curbing racism, ethnicity and other discrimination across Africa.

Contributions include:
"Media and Belonging in Africa: reflections on exclusionary articulation of racial and ethnic identities in Cameroon and South Africa" by Francis Nyamnjoh
"Discourses of Race in the Afrikaans Press in South Africa" by Herman Wasserman
"'Where the Streets Have No Names': mediating name change in post-apartheid South Africa" by Kristin Skare Orgeret
"'It's Our Paper!' Ethnic identity politics and indigenous language newspaper readers in Zimbabwe: the case of 'uMthunywa'" by Hayes Mawindi Mahweazara
"Race and the Reproduction of Colonial Mythologies on Land: a post-colonial reading of British media discourses on Zimbabwe" by Wendy Willems.

Winston Mano is Director of the Africa Media Centre, University of Westminster, and Principal Editor of the Journal of African Media Studies.
Margaretten (E.) STREET LIFE UNDER A ROOF, youth homelessness in South Africa
213pp., illus., maps, paperback, Champaign, 2015. R495
In this book Emily Margaretten draws on ten years of fieldwork to explore life at Point Place, a condemned, off the grid, five story apartment building in Durban that is home to over a hundred teenagers and young adults.

"An exemplary ethnography of post-apartheid life. Margaretten takes us to a place that few people know even exists: a self-run shelter for homeless young people in Durban. What emerges is a searing portrait of drugs, violence, and AIDS but also of compassion, loyalty, and humanity." Mark Hunter, author of "Love in a Time of AIDS: inequality, gender, and rights in South Africa"

"An important contribution to the anthropology of youth in Africa. Margaretten's rich, experience-near, ethnographic descriptions support a complex analysis of the lives of South African street youth in a context of dramatic inequality. It is nearly impossible to read 'Street Life under a Roof' without feeling a connection with the youth of Point Place and taking a deep interest in their struggles with love, family, and money." Daniel Mains, author of "Hope Is Cut: youth, unemployment, and the future in urban Ethiopia"

Emily Margaretten is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Ripon College.

Marinovich (G.) MURDER AT SMALL KOPPIE, the real story of the Marikana massacre
267pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R250
Photojournalist and filmmaker Greg Marinovich's investigation of the killing of 34 miners by police at Marikana in August 2012.

"Evocative, compelling and provocative. Marinovich's book on this defining moment of South African history provides an immense contribution to our understanding and undoubtedly will be referenced for many years to come." Rehad Desai, director of "Miners Shot Down"

'When the Daily Maverick's Greg Marinovich was interviewed about his stories on the massacre, he was asked what advice he would give to journalists to improve their reporting, and his response was simply to '...go take people's stories'. If journalists are to rise to the task of reflecting accurately the most troubled period in South Africa's post-apartheid history, then journalists should take the advice seriously. If they do not, they will continue to fail South Africa." Jane Duncan, Rhodes University

Pulitzer Prize winner Greg Marinovich was a member of the Bang-Bang Club and co-author of "The Bang-Bang Club: snapshots of a hidden war". He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2013/2014 and teaches visual journalism at Boston University's journalism school and the Harvard summer school.



Marinovich (G.) & Silva (J.) THE BANG-BANG CLUB, snapshots from a hidden war
320 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2000) 2001. R170
Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

Photographers Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva, Ken Oosterbroek and Kevin Carter covered the war in the townships of South Africa in the 1990s. In 1994 Ken Oosterbroek was killed by a stray bullet and Kevin Carter committed suicide weeks after he won a Pulitzer Prize. The two surviving members of the group tell the story.
Marks (M.), Erwin (K.) & Fleetwood (T.) VOICES OF RESILIENCE, a living history of the Kenneth Gardens Municipal Housing Estate in Durban, with a photo essay by Cedric Nunn
319pp., colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R420
Introduction by Noor Nieftagodien.

This history of Kenneth Gardens is told largely through the oral histories of residents. Kenneth Gardens is Durban's largest low-income housing estate, initially built in the 1940s for 'poor whites' and now arguably one of the most socially diverse living spaces in the city.

Monique Marks is Head of the Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology.
Sociologist Kira Erwin is Senior Researcher at the Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology.
Tamlynn Fleetwood is an independent research and evaluation specialist.
Cedric Nunn is a documentary photographer and artist.
Mashele (P.) & Qobo (M.) THE FALL OF THE ANC CONTINUES, what next?
296 pp., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (2014) 2017. R175
This second edition includes a new preface and introduction, three new chapters and updated content "that takes into account political and economic developments that have taken place since 2014."

"When we said the ANC was falling, many people in the ANC thought we were suffering from the worst form of madness. But today those who said so then secretly approach us to ask: 'How did you foresee all this?' By 'this' they mean all the internal political mess the ANC has brought to itself since we wrote the first edition of this book. Indeed , a lot of 'this' has taken place over the past three years." Prince Mashele and Mzukisi Qobo, from their new preface

"A high-octane, brutal critique of the ANC's battle to govern South Africa effectively. It shatters myths about our past and provides a timely wake-up call for the future." Mondli Makhanya, City Press

Prince Mashele is a senior research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria. He is also the author of "The Death of our Society".
Mzukisi Qobo is Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the NRF Chair on African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at the University of Johannesburg.
Mashinini (E.) STRIKES HAVE FOLLOWED ME ALL MY LIFE, a South African autobiography
166 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1989) 2012. R205
A reprint of trade union organiser and gender-rights activist Emma Mashinini's autobiography, with new acknowledgements and a new foreword by Jay Naidoo.

"When the manuscript of this book was put into my hands I began to skim through it. I became totally engrossed and unable to put it down. It is about being a woman. There is no one who will read unmoved the terrible description of how, while in solitary confinement in prison, Emma Mashinini forgot the name of her own daughter. There is no woman who will not feel the pain of that." Sheena Duncan (1923-2010), President of The Black Sash

"I met Emma Mashinini when she was staying in Denmark. She came to us because she had been treated so horribly during her imprisonment; and because she was still suffering from the physical and psychological consequences. In spite of the extremely difficult period that Emma Mashinini had to live through, she still had the strength to show great compassion and humanity towards other people. Her book is saturated with this humanity. It gives a wise and courageous account of her sufferings in jail. Read this book, read how this courageous woman all her life fights for what she feels is right - learn from Emma Mashinini what human dignity means." Dr Inge Kemp Genefke, International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, Denmark

"This book reminds us of a challenge that is often forgotten in the hustle and bustle of the struggle for national liberation: the challenge to men and women involved in the different facets of the liberation struggle to reflect upon our common humanity and to ensure that in 'building tomorrow today' we pay attention to the triple oppression of women. Emma Mashinini has tackled those areas of our lives that we normally obscure for fear of being hurt. She has shared the pain, but it is a pain that is rooted in hope and therefore an experience of libertion, not of hatred. I hope that men and women everywhere will read and listen to Emma Mashinini's words as she confronts her own life. There are no words for this achievement - the discipline of creating space and time in this very repressive, stifling atmosphere." Brigalia Bam, Independent Non-Executive Chairperson and Member of the Audit Committee, AfriCentric Investment Corportation

Emma Mashinini was born in Johannesburg in 1929. At the age of 26 she started work at a clothing factory, was elected as a shop steward and later appointed as a floor supervisor. In 1975 she took up a position as the first General Secretary of the Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers' Union of South Africa (CCAWUSA). She was arrested in 1981 under the Terrorism Act and spent six months in solitary confinement. In 1985, through her role in CCAWUSA, she was involved in the formation of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). In 1986 she was appointed head of the Department of Justice and Reconciliation, and later as Deputy Chairperson of the National Manpower Commission and Commissioner for Land Restitution. She lives in Pretoria.
Masilela (E.) NUMBER 43 TRELAWNEY PARK, KwaMagogo, untold stories of ordinary people caught up in the struggle against apartheid
227 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R210
Number 43 Trelawney Park, in Manzini, Swaziland, was for many years a safe house and base of operations for the ANC. The house became known as "KwaMagogo" (place of the grandmother), after Rebecca Makgomo Masilela - the author's mother - who sheltered and supported many of the ANC cadres who operated from Swaziland.

Elias Masilela tells the story of the ANC and PAC cadres who passed through the house in which he grew up and provides background information on the Church Street bombing, the activities of Eugene de Kock, Craig Williamson and Dirk Coetzee, and the defection of Glory September.
Masilela (N.) A SOUTH AFRICAN LOOKS AT THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, essays and interviews
478pp., paperback, Trenton, 2017. R695
Most of the essays and interviews in this book were written and conducted between 1960 and 1994 while Ntongela Masilela was living in exile in Los Angeles, Nairobi, Lodz, and West Berlin.

South African scholar Ntongela Masilela is Professor Emeritus of English and World Literature and Professor Emeritus of Creative Studies at Pitzer College, California. From 1995 to 2008 he was Adjunct Professor of African American Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of California in Irvine. He now lives in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mathekga (R.) RAMAPHOSA'S TURN, can Cyril save South Africa?
223pp., paperback, Cpe Town, 2018. R285
"Ralph Mathekga has distinguished himself as one of South Africa's foremost thinkers and writers on government, power and politics. This superb book is a continuation of his analysis of Ramaphosa's stunning victory. In it he outlines in a masterly way the challenges Ramaphosa faces if he is to succeed. 'Ramaphosa's Turn' is an excellent guide to understanding the road ahead for a leader whose time has at last come." Adriaan Basson, News24 editor-in-chief
Mathekga (R.) WHEN ZUMA GOES,
227pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R260
Political analyst Ralph Mathekga examines Zuma's leadership and what impact his departure will have on South Africa.

"Ralph Mathekga has become one of South Africa's most respected political analysts because he is obsessed with the future. In this valuable book, Mathekga begins to fill the void at the heart of our political discourse: how do we fix the damage of the Zuma years? The questions are tough and the answers are not easy to find. Mathekga takes a hard look at our past, present and future, and, in his usual, unflinching style, takes our hand and begins to show us the path out of our current quagmire." Justice Malala, from his foreword
Matolino (B.) CONSENSUS AS DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA,
227pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2018. R260
Bernard Matolino challenges the assumptions built into consensus as a social and political theory and proposes a mode of democracy that he feels would represent a better chance for Africa to fully democratise.

Bernard Matolino is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the author of Personhood in African Philosophy.
Matthews (S.) ed. NGOS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND BEYOND,
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.
Mazibuko (Z.) ed. BEYOND IMAGINATION, the ethics and applications of nanotechnology and bio-economics in South Africa
247pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R295
Contributions include:
"Nanoscience, nanotechnology, nanomaterials and nanotoxicology in South Africa" by Puleng Matatiele, Natasha Sanabria, Melissa Vetten and Mary Gulumian
"Diseases of Poverty: nanomedicine research in South Africa" by Thomas Woodson
"The Proliferation of Stem Cell Research and Therapy in South Africa and India: a comparative study" by Shashank Tiwari
"Building the Knowledge Economy: current strategies and developments in South Africa" by Zamanzima Mazibuko.

Zamanzima Mazibuko is a senior researcher in the Knowledge Economy and Scientific Advancement Faculty at MISTRA.
Mbah (S.) & Igariwey (I.) AFRICAN ANARCHISM, the history of a movement
136pp., paperback, Reprint, (Johannesburg), (1997) 2014. R170
Mbah and Igariwey explain the basic principles and practices of anarchism, explore the "proto-anarchism" of many traditional, pre-colonial societies, and argue for an anarchist reconstruction of Africa's economic and social structures.
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.) & Mbeki (N.) A MANIFESTO FOR SOCIAL CHANGE, how to save South Africa
131pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R160
This book is the third in a trilogy of titles by Moeletsi Mbeki that investigate South Africa's, and Africa's, developmental challenges. The previous titles in the series are "Architects of Poverty: why African capitalism needs changing" (2009) and "Advocates for Change: how to overcome Africa's challenges"(2011). In "Manifesto for Social Change", together with Nobantu Mbeki, he investigates the phenomenon of the "gridlocked nature" of South African society and what lies at the root of the current crisis.

Moeletsi Mbeki is a journalist, entrepreneur and political commentator.
Nobantu Mbeki teaches economics at the University of the Witwaterrand.
Mbembe (A.) ON THE POSTCOLONY,
274 pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R355
This collection of essays was originally published in French in 2000, and in English in the USA in 2001. This edition has been updated with a foreword by Isabel Hofmeyr and a preface by Achille Mbembe.

"This brilliant book takes us on an agonising journey through what it means to engage violence, death, and sexuality in the shadows of African colonialism. Ranging widely across the boundaries of social theory, history, and philosophy, Mbwembe makes a fundamental reassessment of the conditions of possibility for speaking from or about Africa. At the same time, he offers an unflinching study of the political economy of brutality as imaged and objectified by colonialism. It is also a remarkable work of social poetics, filled with insights into the state, the body, and the fetish that could enable Africa to emerge from its role as the darkness in our worlds." Arjun Appadurai, author of "Modernity at Large: cultural dimensions of globalisation"

"In the decade since its publication, 'On the Postcolony' has proven one of the most lastingly provocative and stimulating contributions to the theoretical literature on the postcolonial state in sub-Saharan Africa." Mikael Karlström, Researcher, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago

Achille Mbembe is a Senior Researcher at WISER (Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research).
McKaiser (E.) A BANTU IN MY BATHROOM!, debating race, sexuality and other uncomfortable South African topics
209 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R260
Foreword by Jonathan Jansen.

A collection of essays that examine South Africans' prejudices and ingrained assumptions about race, violence, sexuality, national identity, and more.

Eusebius McKaiser is a political and social analyst at the Wits Centre for Ethics. He is also a debate coach, public speaker and newspaper columnist.
McKaiser (E.) RUN RACIST RUN, journeys into the heart of racism
209pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
Foreword by Pumla Dineo Gqola.

A collection of essays on racism in South Africa.

Political analyst, public speaker and lecturer Eusebius McKaiser is also the author of "A Bantu in My Bathroom" and "Could I vote DA? A voter's dilemma"
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.
Mda (Z.) JUSTIFY THE ENEMY, becoming human in South Africa, edited and introduced by J.U. Jacobs
278pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R355
A collection of non-fiction writings, including public lectures, essays and media articles on the art of writing, identity and belonging, human rights, and abuses of power.

Zakes Mda is Emeritus Professor of English at Ohio University and Extraordinary Professor of English at the University of the Western Cape. His novels include "Ways of Dying", "The Heart of Redness", "The Madonna of Excelsior" and "Little Suns".

J.U. Jacobs is Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Associate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is the co-editor of "Ways of Writing: critical essays on Zakes Mda" and author of "Diaspora and Identity in South African Fiction".
Mdoda (A.) IT FEELS WRONG TO LAUGH, BUT...,
115 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R85
A title in The Youngsters series of pocket books that feature prominent young South African voices, edited by Mandy Wiener.

Anele Mdodo, DJ on the Afternoon Drive show on Highveld Stereo, discusses everything from condoms to women soldiers.

Quotes from the book:
"There is an ongoing battle between black men and black women that seems to go unchecked."
"'People do not like to listen to female jocks,' should have discouraged me but I was determined to be the pilot and not the air hostess, the doctor and not the nurse."
"Letting men treat me like a lady, with respect, and like a queen, does not mean I am giving away my power; rather, I am understanding my own."
Meades (D.) AFRIKANER-KAPITALISME, van brandarm tot stinkryk
320pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R270
Foreword by Hermann Giliomee.

David Meades discusses the collapse of "Afrikaner volkskapitalisme", characterized by the end of Sanlam and its counterpart, Volkskas, and the current economic climate, claiming that a foundation for a new generation of Afrikaner capitalists has been laid.

David Meades is an economic historian, veteran financial journalist and a former stockbroker on the JSE.
Meiring (J.) ed. SOUTH AFRICA'S CONSTITUTION AT TWENTY-ONE,
215pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
A collection of essays on what South Africa's Constitution means for South Africans.

Contributions include:
"The Genesis of South Africa's Constitution" and an interview with Johann Kriegler by Jean Meiring
"How I learnt to loathe myself and love the Constitution" by Rian Malan
"'Boerehaat' and Revanchism: the dark side of South Africa's Constitution" by Dan Roodt
"The Constitution and President Zuma, the innocent dupe" by Ranjeni Munusamy
"Constitutional Delinquency is a Precondition for Black Liberation" by Andile Mngxitama
“The Right to Land Remains a Thorny Issue" by Jackie Dugard.

Jean Meiring is a member of the Johannesburg Bar.
Melber (H.) ed. THE RISE OF AFRICA'S MIDDLE CLASS, myths, realities and critical engagements
219pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R350
First published in the UK in 2016.

"As this empirically grounded book richly demonstrates, there would be little left to write home about being middle class, even by modest African standards, if middle class Africans were to seriously consider including fellow citizens in the personal success they are credited with." Francis Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town

Contributions include:
"'Somewhere above poor but below rich': explorations into the species of the African middle class(es)" by Henning Melber
"Emerging Middle Class Political Subjectivities in Post-War Angola" by Jon Schubert
"The Middle Class of Mozambique and the Politics of the Blank Slate" by Jason Sumich
"South Africa's Black Middle Class Professionals" by Amuzweni Ngoma.

Henning Melber is Senior Research Associate at Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. He is also Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, and Professor Extraordinary at the Centre for Africa Studies, University of the Free State.
Mentor (V.) NO HOLY COWS, moments in my political life: 2002-2017
226pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R239
Vytjie Mentor is a former ANC Member of Parliament. She writes about corruption in government, which she claims has become endemic to the ANC, and alleges she’s been a target of President Jacob Zuma’s sexual advances. She was among the first to blow the whistle on state capture when she said she had been offered a ministerial position by the Gupta family.

Self-published.
Miescher (G.), Rizzo (L.) & Silvester (J.) eds. POSTERS IN ACTION, visuality in the making of an African nation
256 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Basel, 2009. R795
"This publication is the result of six years of collaborative work based on the research and documentation of the two large collections of Namibian posters held at the National Archives of Namibia (ANA) and the Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB) in Switzerland. In this volume scholars from both countries argue that "these posters form an important part of Namibia's heritage in the field of visual history, and that the historical posters in these collections played a crucial role in shaping the visual representation of Namibia".

Contributions include "Posters, T-shirts and Placards: images and popular mobilisation in Rundu during the liberation struggle" by Kletus Muhena Likuwa and Bertha Nyambe,
"A Picture of Health: posters and HIV-Aids Campaigns in Namibia" by Naitsi Iizyenda and Sonia Ndimbira,
"Images of the Cassinga Massacre - contested visualities" by Nadja Borer,
'"Strictly Members Only' - the circulation of SWAPO posters in northern Namibia during the liberation struggle" by Martha Akawa, and
"'The Struggle is Futile' - a short overview of anti-SWAPO visual propaganda" by Jeremy Silvester.
Mills (G.) WHY STATES RECOVER, changing walking societies unto winning nations - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe
689 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R310
Greg Mills assesses why and how states fail, assesses interventions, and identifies instances of recovery. Based on research in over forty countries, the book includes chapters on Zimbabwe, Angola and South Africa.

"Truly encyclopaedic...showing that success is up to us - an exciting prospect in an enthralling read" Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank

"Greg Mills meets Andy McNab and Paul Collier...though Mills speaks with his own voice and from his own experiences, offering reason to be more optimistic about the future. Read this book." Professor Christopher Coker, London School of Economics

"Crisply written and wide-ranging, incorporating his personal on-the-ground research as well as an excellent mix of data and historical sensitivity, Greg Mills clears a new path through the debate on 'fragile' and 'failed' states. He provides a road map for both donor 'outsiders' and indigenous 'insiders' in a critical aspect of our shared future." Johnny Clegg

From 1996 to 2005 Greg Mills was National Director of the South African Institute of International Affairs. In 2013 he was appointed a member of the African Development Bank's High-Level Panel on Fragile States, and in 2014 a Visiting Senior Fellow at Singapore's S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. He is on the visiting faculty of the NATO Defence College, the Royal College of Defence Studies, and the South African National Defence College.
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.) & Biti (T.) DEMOCRACY WORKS, rewiring politics to Africa's advantage
266pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R290
Foreword by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

"With democracy, we have a better future in Africa. It works for our economies and for our people. Read this book and learn why freedom matters." Pierre Buyoya, former president of Burundi

"Clear, concise, incisive...Democracy Works deciphers a complex topic in explaining when democratic transitions stick and why democracy works better than the alternatives." Mcebisi Jonas, Presidential Investment Envoy, South Africa

"Packed with powerful ideas, valuable insights and persuasive analysis, this book is essential reading for anyone who cares about politics in Africa." Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham and author of How to Rig an Election

Greg Mills heads the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg.
Olusegun Obasanjo is a former president of Nigeria.
Jeffrey Herbst is President of the American Jewish University.
Tendai Biti is a former finance minister of Zimbabwe.
Minnie (M.) & Steyn (C.) THE LOST BOYS OF BIRD ISLAND, a shocking exposé from within the heart of the NP govenment
221pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
Journalist Chris Steyn and former police officer Mark Minnie reveal evidence that three National Party cabinet ministers regularly abused young boys on an island of the coast of Port Elizabeth in the 1980s.

Foreword by Marianne Thamm.
Miti (L.) LANGUAGE RIGHTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA,
173pp., paperback, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Book Series no.118, Cape Town, 2016. R295
Lazarus Musazitame Miti advocates the development, promotion and use of indigenous languages in southern Africa. The southern African countries used as case studies are Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. He outlines the linguistic ecology of the region, considers the language policies of colonial governments in the past and of the various states today, demonstrates the role of mother tongues in the social, political and economic development of their speakers and hence their countries, considers why these languages are still not taken seriously by Africans, and how language rights are and should be treated as a serious human rights issue.

This book is based on case studies undertaken by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS, and the Centre for the Promotion of Literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa (CAPOLSA).
Miyeni (E.) HERE COMES THE SNAKE IN THE GRASS,
164 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A collection of Eric Miyeni's newspaper columns published in Afropolitan magazine and The Sowetan, on subjects ranging from Julius Malema and Brenda Fassie to the true cost of crime, corruption, and the need for excellence in South Africa.

Actor, writer and filmmaker Eric Miyeni is also the author of "The Only Black at a Dinner Party" and the novel, "The Release". He lives in Johannesburg.
Mngxitama (A.), Alexander (A.) & Gibson (N.C.) eds. BIKO LIVES!, contesting the legacies of Steve Biko
294 pp., paperback, New York and Basingstoke, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
Brings together philosophical reflections on Steve Bikio's thought and his global legacy, historical investigations of Black Consciousness in South Africa and analysis of the significance of his ideas to today.

Contributions include "Self-Consciousness as Force and Reason of Revolution in the Thought of Steve Biko" by Lou Turner,
"May the Black God Stand Please!: Biko's challenge to religion" by Tinyiko Sam Maluleke,
"Black Consciousness after Biko: the dialectics of liberation in South Africa, 1977-1987" by Nigel Gibson,
"An Illuminating Moment: background to the Azanian Manifesto" by Neville Alexander,
"A Human Face: Biko's conceptions of African culture and humanism" by Andries Oliphant, and
"The Black Consciousness Philosophy and the Woman's Question in South Africa: 1970-1980" by M.J.Oshadi Mangena.

Amanda Alexander is a doctoral student in African history at Columbia University and a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Nigel Gibson is director of the Honors Programme at Emerson College.
Andile Mngxitama is a doctoral student at the University of Witwatersrand.
Molefi (N.) A JOURNEY OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN SOUTH AFRICA, guidelines for leading inclusively
204pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R405
"The ideas and experiences shared by author Nene Molefi speak directly to the troubling prejudices and inequities that persist in our world. Diversity and inclusion are more pressing than ever. Injustices and deep social divisions persist, personally and systemically. Racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of fear and hatred are not isolated. They remain embedded and they demand courageous, deliberate work. In this book, Nene uses her story to cast a bright light on the transformation journey. Nene's book quite vulnerably takes the reader on Nene's personal journey. In addition to the deeply personal content, each chapter ends with practical guidelines on how to lead inclusively. Nene's book offers hope and substance to our vision of a diverse and inclusive and just society." Justice Edwin Cameron

Nene Molefi is an associate lecturer at GIBS on Global Diversity and Unconscious Bias, as well as an associate lecturer on Transformation Strategy for the Stellenbosch Business School.
Moon (S.) POLITICAL ECONOMY OF STATE-MAKING IN POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA,
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.
More (M.) BIKO, philosophy, identity and liberation
306pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
"'Biko: philosophy, identity and liberation' is a book of weight and consequence. Biko's rebellion, an intervention into being, is shown to have been philosophically informed and an event with enduring philosophical consequences. This book, written in sustained fidelity to human freedom, is a major contribution to South African philosophy and our understanding of the drama of oppression and resistance. It will be read, taught and discussed, here and abroad, for many years to come." Richard Pithouse, author of "Writing the Decline"

"Mabogo More has added a much needed intellectual substance to the many volumes of work on Steve Biko and Black Consciousness in South Africa. He writes out of political and philosophical conviction because he has first-hand knowledge of the emergence and development of Black Consciousness...With the renewed struggles for decoloniality on our campuses, and African thought and ideas, this is an essential text for every student and activist, and required reading at our universities." N. Barney Pityana, Professor Emeritus of Law (UNISA)and Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rhodes University

Mabogo Percy More is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Limpopo.
Morrell (R.), Bhana (D.) & Shefer (T.) eds. BOOKS AND BABIES, pregancy and young parents in schools
236 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R295
This book is the result of a five-year collaborative research project involving the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and Erasmus University in The Netherlands. Quantitative and qualitative research was conducted in secondary schools in Durban and Cape Town. The book explores how teachers and principals respond to the presence of pregnant learners and young parents in school, surveys the attitudes of fellow learners and presents the experiences and struggles of the young parents themselves.

"This book steps beyond our oft-repeated concerns about teenage pregnancy by presenting a gender analysis of the meaning of parenthood for young parents, and the responses of the educational system and stakeholders to teenage fertility and child-rearing. It is essential reading for those seeking to understand this critical area of health and education policy and practice." Rachel Jewkes, Director of the Gender & Health Unit, Medical Research Council.
Morton (S.) IMTIAZ SOOLIMAN AND THE GIFT OF THE GIVERS, a mercy to all
237 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R280
South African medical doctor Imtiaz Sooliman founded Gift of the Givers, now Africa's largest disaster agency, in August 1992. Since then, teams of volunteers have undertaken missions to Bosnia, Palestine, Japan, Haiti, Indonesia, Mawali, and Mozambique. They build hospitals, schools and houses, create food gardens, run clinics, dig wells, offer scholarships, and provide shelter, food and support. Photo-journalist Shafiq Morton tells the story of the organisation and its leader.
Mosoetsa (S.) EATING FROM ONE POT, the dynamics of survival in poor South African households
178 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R320
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.
Mottiar (S.) & Ngcoya (M.) eds. PHILANTHROPY IN SOUTH AFRICA, horizontality, ubuntu and social justice
194pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R250
Contributions include:
"Exploring philanthropic motivations in HIV and AIDS care: implications for unbuntu and altruism in KwaNgcolosi, KwaZulu-Natal" by Annette Kasimbazi, Yvonne Sliep and Christopher John
"Narrating the gift: scripting cycles of reciprocity in Gauteng" by Carolyn Stauffer
"Changing Direction: adapting foreign philanthropy to endogenous understanding and practices" by Alan Fowler.

Shauna Mottiar and Mvuselelo Ngcoya are both senior lecturers in Development Studies at the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Moyo (D.) & Chuma (W.) eds. MEDIA POLICY IN A CHANGING SOUTHERN AFRICA, critical reflections on media reforms in the global age
319 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R103
A collection of essays on media policy-making in southern Africa over the past few decades.

Contributions include "Turning Points in South African Television Policy and Practice since 1990" by Jane Duncan and Ian Glenn,
"Reforming the Media in Zimbabwe: critical reflections" by Wallace Chuma,
"Zambia: policies of a media-phobic state" by Isaac Phiri,
"Realising or Dreaming? Vision 2016, media reform and democracy in Botswana" by James Zaffiro,
"Namibia: the paradox of broadcasting reform in an emerging democracy" by William Heuva, and
"Swaziland Struggles for Media Freedom" by Richard Rooney.
Mpofu-Walsh (S.) DEMOCRACY & DELUSION, 10 myths in South African politics
178pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R225
"Articulates the complexity of post-colonial and post-apartheid South Africa - Siswe is one of our brightest young minds." Gugulethu Mhlungu, presenter on 702 radio, lifestyle editor and writer at City Press

"Remarkably thoughtful and evocative...raises difficult socio-political posers for our troubled land is a manner that does not allow us to take refuge in self-deluding orthodoxy." Dikang Moseneke, judge and former Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa

This book won the City Press/Tafelberg Award for Non-Fiction.

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh was a prominent member of the #RhodesMustFall movement at Oxford University, where he is working on a doctorate in international relations.
Msimang (S.) ed. THE RESURRECTION OF WINNIE MANDELA, a biography of survival
173pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R150
Writer and public commentator Sisonke Msimang's examination of the controversial life and career of Winnie Mandela, who died in April 2018.

"I will not pretend otherwise. I am interested in redeeming Ma Winnie. Like academic Shireen Hassim, who has done seminal work, I am intrigued by 'how Winnie Madikizela-Mandela accounted for her actions in her own words and on her own terms'...I am also interested in redeeming Ma Winnie because she appeared to feel no remorse, even as others were profoundly disappointed in her conduct...Still, from an ethical perspective, it is difficult to redeem Winnie Mandela without without falling into the trap of erasing the pain of those who fell foul of her. It is even harder to do so while honouring the memories of those who were of the Mandela United Football Club..." from the author's introduction

Sisonke Msimang divides her time between South Africa and Perth, Australia, where she is head of oral storytelling at the Centre for Stories. Msimang is the author of "Always Another Country", shortlisted for the 2018 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award.
Msomi (S.) MMUSI MAIMANE, puppet or prophet?
199pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R200
Political journalist S'thembiso Msomi examines how and why Mmusi Maimane rose rapidly to become leader of the opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), in 2015. Msomi discusses Maimane’s childhood and family, his early involvement in the Church, and assesses his first year as head of the DA in the run-up to the local government elections.

S'thembiso Msomi is currently Deputy Editor at the "Sunday Times".
Muchie (M.) & Baskaran (A.) eds. SOLUTIONS TO ACCESS SAFE AND DRINKING WATER IN AFRICA,
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.
Murithi (T.) ed. THE POLITICS OF TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION OF AFRICA,
172pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R220
A collection of essays that discuss the challenge of pursuing justice and reconciliation in the Great Lakes region, with a specific focus on Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tim Murithi is Head of the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) Justice and Reconciliation in Africa Programme and Extraordinary Professor of African Studies at the Centre for African Studies, University of the Free State.
Murray (M.J,) COMMEMORATING AND FORGETTING, challenges for the new South Africa
305 pp., illus., paperback, Minneapolis, 2013. R440
Martin Murray explores whether post-apartheid South Africa is dealing with the challenge of forging a shared national identity out of its fragmented past, and to what extent the tension between what to remember and what to forget is being resolved. He shows how collective memory is stored in architecture, statuary, monuments and memorials, literature and art, and how these vehicles selectively appropriate, distort, embellish and compress the past.

"Martin Murray has written an important book covering an extremely challenging territory with many details about the sites of reconciliation and remembrance - monuments, memorials, archives, and autobiographies - constructed in post-apartheid South Africa: the country's 'collective memory'". M.Christine Boyer, Princeton University

Martin Murray is Professor of Urban Planning at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan.
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.
Murray (N.) & Witz (L.) HOSTELS, HOMES, MUSEUM, memorialising migrant labour pasts in Lwandle, South Africa
187 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R275
Nöleen Murray and Leslie Witz explore the making of the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum. The Museum, located in a restored migrant labour hostel in Lwandle, a township 40 kilometres outside Cape Town, opened in 1998.

"'Hostels, Homes, Museum' is an exemplary exposition of the history of a small museum, setting a standard for museum studies. The book most eloquently represents the values of public history in today's world." David Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and HIstory, University of Michigan.

"Murray and Witz's discussion of architectural restoration, memory and oral history effortlessly incorporate academic debates that have raged for several decades. Through meticulous documentation they show the steps taken to restore a migrant labour hostel, providing an invaluable guide for heritage scholars and museum practitioners." Cynthia Kros, Head of the Division of Arts, Culture and Heritage Management, Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand

Nöleen Murray is an architect and academic in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of the Western Cape and an associate with Matthew Cooke at Design Matters Atchitects in Cape Town.
Leslie Witz is Professor in the History Department at the University of the Western Cape.
Myburgh (P-L.) THE REPUBLIC OF GUPTA, a story of state capture
306pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R260
Journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh investigates the Gupta family's business ventures in South African cricket, newspapers, TV news, coal and uranium mining, and their links to prominent South African politicians, including Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. He also explores their exposure by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and their conflict with Finance Minister Pravin Gordham, fired by President Zuma in March 2017.

Pieter-Louis Myburgh's series of exposés on a multibillion-rand contract for new locomotives at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) won him a Taco Kuiper Award for investigative journalism. He currently works at News24.
Myers (J.C.) INDIRECT RULE IN SOUTH AFRICA, tradition, modernity, and the costuming of political power
140 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Rochester, (2008) 2013. R290
A re-examination of the history of indirect rule - the British colonial policy of employing indigenous tribal chiefs as political intermediaries - in South Africa. J.C.Myers demonstrates how the policy of indirect rule formed the basis for segregation and apartheid and underlies the continuing debate over African political identity and "traditional authority".

"This is an important and provocative book. Myers shows why indirect rule developed in South Africa, why it was absorbed by white supremacy, and why it influences South African politics to this day. Theoretically sophisticated, 'Indirect Rule" identifies and explains the central contradiction between the ANC's traditionalist and progressive agendas." Michael MacDonald, Williams College

J.C.Myers is Associate Professor of Political Science at California State University, Stanislaus.
Naidoo (J.) FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE, a lifetime of political and social activism
393 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R210
An autobiography by Jay Naidoo, the first General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). He served as Nelson Mandela's Minister responsible for the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP), and later as Minister of Communi
Nathan (L.) COMMUNITY OF INSECURITY, SADC's struggle for peace and security in southern Africa
186 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R235
Laurie Nathan explores the formation, evolution and effectiveness of the regional security arrangements of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

"Nathan provides a distinctive account of SADC's institutional efforts at enhancing regional peace and security in Southern Africa. Drawing on his own unique experience...Nathan concludes not only that such efforts have been largely ineffectual, but that they have been counterproductive." David Simon, Royal Holloway, University of London

Laurie Nathan is Director of the Centre for Mediation in Africa at the University of Pretoria.
Ndaba (B.) et al THE BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS READER,
354pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R280
A collection of essays, interviews and opinions about the philosophy of Black Consciousness, published to mark the 40th anniversary of Steve Biko's murder, with contributions by political journalist Baldwin Ndaba, culture writers Therese Owen and Masego Panyane, digital journalist and poet Rabbie Serumula, and political analyst Janet Smith, with photography by Paballo Thekiso.
Ndandani (M.) LIVING IN A HUT, in 21st century South Africa
142pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2015. R230
Monde Ndandani examines the socio-economic, political and cultural life of the inhabitants of rural hut-homesteads and hut-villages in the Eastern Cape and North-West Province, South Africa.

Monde Ndandani grew up in a rural village in Madokisini in the Eastern Cape. He works in the Faculty of Education at the University of the North-West and is currently completing his PhD.
Ndebele (N.) et. al THE STEVE BIKO MEMORIAL LECTURES, 2000 - 2008
139 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R155
The annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture is given by Africa's foremost scholars and artists, as well as religious and political leaders.

The nine lectures included in this volume were delivered by Njabulo Ndebele, Zakes Mda, Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Nelson Mandela, Mamphela Ramphele, Desmond Tutu, Thabo Mbeki and Trevor Manuel.
Ndebele (N.S.) FINE LINES FROM THE BOX, further thoughts about our country
279 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R180
A collection of lectures, addresses and essays by Njabulo Ndebele written between 1987 and 2006, most of which have been previously published.

Njabulo Ndebele is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. He is the author of the novel "Fools and Other Stories", which won the Noma Award in 1983, "The Cry of Winnie Mandela", and an earlier collection of essays, "Rediscovery of the Ordinary".
Ndletyana (M.) & Maimela (D.) eds. ESSAYS ON THE EVOLUTION OF THE POST-APARTHEID STATE, legacies, reforms and prospects
343 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R375
Contributions include:
"The South African Police: from an instrument of terror to a legitimate modern policing agency" by Themba Shabangu
The Simulacrum of Equality? Engendering the post-94 South African state" by Lisa Vetten
"Conditional Grants: municipal (mis)use?" by Robert Cameron
"State Evolution and Sovereignty: the case of South Africa" by Ralph Mathekga.

Ndletyana (M.), Makhalemele (P.M.) & Mathekga (R.) PATRONAGE POLITICS DIVIDES US, a study of poverty, patronage and inequality in South Africa
142 pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R180
The authors explore the relationship between patronage, poverty and inequality and its impact on the conduct of local politics, and whether public institutions can become legitimate arbiters between contending interest groups. This book is the culmination of a research project undertaken by the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) in Johannesburg.
Ndlovu (S.) & Strydom (M.) eds. THE THABO MBEKI I KNOW,
540pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R310
A collection of writings by friends, cabinet ministers, advisers, ambassadors, comrades, support staff, journalists, African leaders, and academics that celebrate Thabo Mbeki and assess his contribution to post-apartheid South Africa, Africa and the international community.

Forewords by Barney Afako and Mahmood Mamdani. Contributors include Brigalia Bam, Olusegun Obasanjo, Essop Pahad, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Aziz Pahad, Alex Erwin, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Frank Chikane, Wiseman Nkuhlu, Joel Netshitenzhe, Dumisani Kumalo, Mongane Wally Serote, Smuts Ngonyama, Bheki Khumalo, Miranda Strydom, Albie Sachs, Ben Turok, Willie Esterhuyse, Chris Landsberg, and many others.

"This collection presents a combination of personal and political accounts of Thabo Mbeki, his passage from youth to manhood, from political apprenticeship under Oliver Tambo to the presidency of South Africa, and his fall from that dizzy height." Mahmood Mamdani
Neocosmos (M.) THINKING FREEDOM IN AFRICA, toward a theory of emancipatory politics
644pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R500
Winner of the 2017 Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book Award.

Foreword by Ernest Wanba-dia-Wamba.

Michael Neocosmos analyses how Africans "have thought emancipation during various historical-political sequences" and demonstrates "how emancipation may be thought today in a manner appropriate to twenty-first century conditions and concerns." from the back cover

"A genuine political treatise: nuanced, erudite, creative, committed...through an extraordinary journey through more than a thousand years of reflection from the Afro-Arab world of Ibn Khaldun to the Haitian revolutionary, Zamba Boukman Dutty and the European ones of Karl Marx and Antonio Gramsci to the anti-colonial struggles, in which Mao Zedong, Frantz Fanon, Amilcar Cabral, and Steven Bantu Biko loom large, to recent reflections from Alain Badiou, Sylvian Lazarus, and Ernest Wamba-dia-Wamba, liberation is a political matter...the theorist's task is clear - to make an emancipatory future thinkable. No less than a classic of political thought is born: a book to be read and re-read." Lewis Gordon, author of "What Fanon Said" and "Existentia Africana"

Professor Michael Neocosmos is Director of the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University.
Netshitenzhe (J.) ed. WHITENESS, AFRIKAANS, AFRIKANERS, addressing post-apartheid privileges and burdens
153pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R220
Collection of the papers presented at a round-table convened by Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences in November 2015 at the Women's Gaol on Constitution Hill with the title, "Whites, Afrikaans, Afrikaners, addressing post-apartheid legacies, privileges and burdens".

Includes a keynote address by former President Kgalema Motlanthe, contributions by Melissa Steyn, Andries Nel, Mary Burton, Christi van der Westhuizen, Lynette Steenveld, Bobby Godsell, Dirk Hermann, Ernst Roets, Xhanti Payi, Mathatha Tsedu, Pieter Duvenhage, Hein Willemse and Nico Koopman, and closing remarks by Achille Mbembe and Mathews Phosa.
Ngcaweni (B.) & Ndlovu-Gutsheni (S.) eds. NELSON MANDELA, decolonial ethics of liberation and servant leadership
487pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Trenton, 2018. R740
Foreword by Njabulo Ndebele.

Contributions include:
"Mandela and the ANC Youth League in the 1940s: development of an ideology and lessons for contemporary South Africa" by Anver Saloojee and Busani Ngcaweni
"Who Makes History? Nelson Mandela, the apartheid struggle and the making of the South African history" by Thabane Motaung
"Nelson Mandela's Leadership During Negotiations: collective versus individual leadership" by Greg Houston
"Mandela's Altruism: a perspective" by Lindsay Leslie
"Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: where do we go from here?" Herbert Vilakazi
"Mandela and Servant Leadership Amidst Wicked Problems of Our Times" by Colin Chasi
"Dube and Mandela: redefining African leadership in the 21st century" by Jeff Radebe
"On the Role of the African Intelligentsia in the Post-Mandela Africa" by Kgalema Motlanthe
"Nelson Mandela: a legacy transcending centuries" by Joel Netshitenzhe.

Busani Ngcaweni is DDG in The Presidency of South Africa and a Fellow at the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversations.
Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni is Director for Scholarship in the Change Management Unit in the Vice-CHancellor's Office at the University of South Africa
Ngcaweni (B.) ed. LIBERATION DIARIES ,
482 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R295
Foreword by President Jacob Zuma.

Fifty South Africans were asked to reflect on post-apartheid South Africa. Contributors include Amanda Dlamini, Kanya Kali, Bheki Khumalo, Sakhiwe Kokela, Khanyisile Kweyama, David Maimela, Thaddeus Metz, Zuki Mqolomba, Dumisani Mgcobo, Raymond Parsons, Mzikisi Qobo, David Saks, Nono Simelela, and Nomonde Xundu.

Busani Ngcaweni works in the Presidency.
Ngcobo (L.) ed. PRODIGAL DAUGHTERS, stories of South African women in exile
209 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2012. R210
Seventeen South African women of various political persuasions tell their stories of living in exile during the years of apartheid, and of coming home. The women include Brigalia Hlophe Bam, Baleka Mbete, AnneMarie Wolpe, Rajes Pillay, Carmel Chetty, Mathabo Kunene and Elizabeth Trew.

Lauretta Mgcobo returned to South Africa in 1994 after thirty-one years in exile. She is the author of two novels, "Cross of Gold" and "And They Didn't Die".
Ngcobo (N.) EAT, DRINK & BLAME THE ANCESTORS, the best columns 2009-2014
288 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R190
A collection of Ndumiso Ngcobo's columns from the Sunday Times, edited and reworked.

"Ndumiso Ngcobo is the brilliant commissar of random weirdness" Chester Missing

Ndumiso Ngcobo is the author of "Some Of My Best Friends Are White" and "Is It Coz I'm Black?" He is also a radio presenter on Power FM and writes for television.
Ngwane (T.), Sinwell (L.) & Ness (I.) eds. URBAN REVOLT, state power and the rise of people's movements in the global south
211pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R320
First published in the USA.

A collection of essays that analyse the conditions in which the poor and working class live and struggle in the contemporary urban context.

Contributions include:
"Thembelihle Burning, Hope Rising" by Luke Sinwell
"The 'Spirit of Marikana' and the Resurgence of the Working-Class Movement in South Africa" by Trevor Ngwane

"A superb addition to the literature on the contemporary global crisis and its micro manifestation...Each city has new insights and lessons for the next generation of urban rebels." Patrick Bond, author of "BRICS: an anticapitalist critique"

What emerges from this collection is a complex picture of resistance, which nevertheless provides nuanced hope for a universalist project of social transformation...The result is often a refreshing and accessible journey into urban revolts that the reader may have less familiarity with." Leo Zelig, author of "Struggles Today, social movements since independence"
Ngwena (C.) & Durojaye (E.) eds. STRENGTHENING THE PROTECTION OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS IN THE AFRICAN REGION THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS ,
355pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R385
This book uses rights-based frameworks to address some of the sexual and reproductive health challenges facing Africa, and provides human rights approaches on how these challenges can be overcome. Human rights issues addressed include access to safe abortion and emergency obstetric care; HIV/AIDS; adolescent sexual health and rights; early marriage; and gender-based sexual violence.

Charles Ngwena is Professor of Law at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.
Ebenezer Durojaye is Associate Professor of Law at the University of the Western Cape,
Nicolaides (G.) REPORTING FROM THE FRONTLINE, untold stories from Marikana
220 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
Foreword by Alex Crawford, Sky News Africa correspondent

Reporter Gia Nicolaides' account of covering the Marikana massacre in August 2012, and what she and other female journalists experienced.

"Gritty, insightful and absorbing. This is an honest yet disturbing account of the reality faced by female journalists in South Africa. It is time our story was told." Devi Sankare Govender, investigative television journalist, MNet's Carte Blanche

"In Marikana, in a tense and volatile situation dominated by men and where reporters as a whole were viewed with suspicion, female journalists were in a category all of their own - neither wanted nor welcomed - and in fact seen as bringing bad luck or negatively influencing the miners' ability to cope." Alex Crawford, from her foreword

"This is not an academic tome analysing the tragedy of Marikana, but rather it is a window into the world of hard core news coverage. Never again will you take for granted the reporter on the other end of the line who is telling the story from a dangerous place." John Robbie, Talk Radio 702

Gia Nicolaides is a senior reporter for Eyewitness News.
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.
Norman (K.) INTO THE LAAGER, Afrikaners living on the edge
228pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016. R240
First published in Sweden in 2015 as "Bron över Blood River: Afrikanderna i det nya Sydafrika".

Kajsa Norman is a Swedish investigative journalist based in London. She lived in South Africa between 2011 and 2012, interviewed white Afrikaners and visited Orania, a town in the Northern Cape established as a nation state exclusively for white Afrikaners.

"Thick-skinned and fearless, Norman searches for the only thing worth seeking: that which in the clearest and most unambiguous way describes a society in transition." Henning Mankell, author of the Inspector Kurt Wallander series of crime thrillers.
Ntantala (P.) A LIFE'S MOSAIC, the autobiography of Phyllis Ntantala
238 pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (1992) 2009. R200
A new edition of Phyllis Ntantala's autobiography in which she describes her life in South Africa before she moved to North America. She writes about being the wife and mother of famous men - the pioneering scholar A.C.Jordan and the ANC activist and intellectual, Pallo Jordan, the current Minister of Arts and Culture.
Nuttall (S.) & Mbembe (A.) eds. JOHANNESBURG, the elusive metropolis
398 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2008. R320
Many of the essays in this book appeared in the journal "Public Culture", vol.16, no.3, fall 2004, published by Duke University Press.

"Taken together, the essays in 'Johannesburg: the elusive metropolis' offer radically new ways of thinking about this complex city, as well as many hints about emerging or re-emerging cities elsewhere. The essays challenge dominant models of urbanism and demonstrate with force and subtlety how African cities in general and Johannesburg in particular outpace urban theory. Each essay 'de-scribes' the city now in order to envision the city to come. In this volume, we hear - over the droning clichés that still circulate about the African city's ruin and decadence - another note, another cadence". Ackbar Abbas.

Introduction by Achille Mbembe and Sarah Nuttall.
Afterword, "The Risk of Johannesburg", by Arjun Appadurai and Carol A.Breckenridge.

Contributions include "Aesthetics as Superfluity" by Achille Mbembe,
"Stylizing the Self" and "Literary City" by Sarah Nuttall,
"Gandhi, Mandela, and the African Modern" by Jonathan Hyslop,
"Art Johannesburg and Its Objects" by David Bunn,
"Instant City" by John Matshikiza,
"From the Ruins" by Mark Gevisser,
"Reframing Township Space" by Lindsay Bremner, and
"Soweto Now" by Achille Mbambe, Nzizwa Dlamini and Grace Khunou.

Sarah Nuttall is Associate Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand. She is also the author of "Entanglement: literary and cultural reflections on post-apartheid" (2007) and editor of "Beautiful/Ugly: African and diaspora aesthetics" (2006) and "Sense of Culture: South African culture studies" (2000).
Achille Mbembe is Research Professor in History and Politics at the University of the Witwatersrand and Senior Researcher at WISER. His most recent book in English is "On the Postcolony" (2001).
Nyamnjoh (F.) #RHODESMUSTFALL, nibbling at resilient colonialism in South Africa
298pp., paperback, Bamenda, 2016. R415
An examination of the Rhodes Must Fall movement and the extent to which education in post-apartheid South Africa is still plagued by remnants of apartheid.

"Cobbling identities may be our way of preserving ourselves in new conditions of modernity. And this is the crux of the argument that Francis Nyamnjoh presents to us here." Michael Rowlands, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Uiversity College London

Francis Nyamnjoh is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.
Nyamnjoh (F.) & Brudvig (I.) eds. MOBILITIES, ICTS AND MARGINALITY IN AFRICA, comparative perspectives
244pp., paperback, Cape Town & Dakar, 2016. R280
A collection of essays that investigate the transformations brought about by new information and communication technologies in mobile, socially marginal populations in Africa.

Contributions include:
"Defeating Marginality: mobile phones as a rite of passage" by Crystal Powell
"Navigating and Negotiating Relationships Through the Cell Phone: the case of Basotho women" by Kefiloe Sello
Gifting, Reiprocity and Obligation in Communication by Young Cameroonians in Cape Town" by Francis Nyamnjoh
"ICTs, News and Networking Among Somali Migrants in Cape Town: prospects for a mobile nationhood?" by Ingrid Brudvig
"Mobile Margins: mobile communication and the reconfiguration of the family in post-independence Namibia" by Volker Winterfeldt and Ndeshimona Namupala.

Francis Nyamnjoh in Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town. He is a fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Science and the African Academy of Schience.
Ingrid Brudvig is a doctoral student of social anthropology at the University of Cape Town.
O'Toole (S.) & Tavengwa (T.) eds. CITYSCAPES, re-thinking urban things, issue 04, Africa elsewhere
141 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
Cityscapes, a magazine published twice a year, focuses on the emergent cities of the global south.

This issue includes a special feature, "Soweto, after informality?", with essays by Joonji Mdjogolo, Trevor Ngwane and Patrick Bond, and Kirsten Harrison.
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.
Olver (C.) HOW TO STEAL A CITY, the battle for Nelson Mandela Bay, an insider account
277pp.,paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R275
Crispian Olver joined government in 1994. In 2015 he headed up a regional task team set up by Pravin Gordhan with the aim of rooting out corruption in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro. This is his insider account of the intervention, and exposes how the metro was effectively controlled by a criminal network, closely allied to a dominant local ANC faction. Conducting the clean-up, he had to have a full-time bodyguard, never maintained a regular routine, and eventually had to flee the city for his own safety.

"This is one of the most incredible and gripping accounts of the rot and devastation of corruption in South Africa since 1994. 'How to Steal a City' reads like a work of fiction, but everything here is sadly and devastatingly true...this dissection of where we are now will leave you angry, sad and yet aching to take positive action. We will be talking about this remarkable book for decades to come." Justice Malala, author of "We Have Now Begun Our Descent"

"Tough times lie ahead. 'How to Steal a City' may be the best guide we have to how to 'de-capture' the South African state. There is information and insight here from the front line. It should become ammunition in the hands of many. We are lucky to have this book and we are lucky to have hime, Read it. Read it now. And use it." Indra de Lanerolle, University of the Witwatersrand
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 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.
Parker (A.) text & Zapiro (illus.) 50 PEOPLE WHO STUFFED UP SOUTH AFRICA,
206 pp., paperback , Cape Town, 2010. R165
Journalist and author Alexander Parker's list of the fifty most damaging people in South African history includes Jan van Riebeeck, Julius Malema, Sepp Blatter, P.W.Botha, Alec Erwin, Lord Kitchener, Lord Milner, Shabir Schaik, Shaka, Thabo Mbeki, Jackie Selebi, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, Jan Verwoerd, and Jacob Zuma.

Includes illustrations by Zapiro.
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.
Pauw (J.) DANCES WITH DEVILS, a journalist's search for truth
393 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R190
"This is not an autobiography...but rather a collection of events and encounters with extraordinary people in places where 'ordinary' people don't go. The journey stretches from the last, dark days of apartheid and its aberrations to the apocalyptic events in several African states around and since the dawn of the new millennium".

Jacques Pauw is the author of two previously published books: "In the Heart of the Whore: the story of apartheid's death squads" and "Into the Heart of Darkness: confessions of apartheid's assassins".

He was a founder member and assistant editor of the anti-apartheid Afrikaans newspaper "Vrye Weekblad" in 1988. In 1998 he was a founder member of the SABC's "Special Assignment" current affairs programme and is currently executive producer.
Pauw (J.) THE PRESIDENT'S KEEPERS, those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison
351pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R300
Jacques Pauw explores the shadow mafia state and the cabal that eliminates President Jacob Zuma's enemies and purges law-enforcement agencies.

"An amazing piece of work, stuffed with anecdote and evidence. It will light fires all through the state and the ANC." Peter Bruce, Tiso Blackstar Group Editor at Large

Journalist, author and documentary filmmaker Jacques Pauw was a founder member of the anti-apartheid Afrikaans newspaper Vrye Weekblad in the late 1980s, where he exposed the Vlakplaas police death squads. He is also the author of "In the Heart of the Whore" and "Into the Heart of Darkness".
Perlman (H.) comp. & ed. & Lewis (M.) photo. VAYA, untold stories of Johannesburg, the people and stories that inspired the award-winning film
136pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R300
The script for the film "Vaya" was crafted in story workshops held over a period of 6 years at the Homeless Writers Project in Johannesburg by Tshabalira Lebakeng, Anthony Mafela, David Majoka and Madoda Ntuli. This book presents their stories.

Includes a brief history of Johannesburg by Peter Delius and insights into contemporary homelessness by Sarah Charlton.
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".
Peterson (D.), Gavua (K.) & Rassool (C.) eds. THE POLITICS OF HERITAGE, economies, histories, and infrastructures
293pp., illus., maps, paperback, New York & Cape Town, 2015. R320
A collection of essays on how the relics of the past "are shored up, reconstructed, and revalued - as commodities, as tradition, as morality, or as patrimony."

"An insightful collection that examines the work of heritage across a variety of African settings and scales, from village to nation. Going beyond analyses of the role of heritage in nation building and identity formation, it also examines how heritage practice figures in political economics and shapes social relations of power. Following an impressive overview of the politics of heritage in Africa, thoughtful essays focus on cases from South Africa and Ghana. They examine a broad range of cultural forms and practices under the rubric of 'heritage': memorials, monuments, and museums as well as language, performance, film, and more." Corinne Kratz, Emory University

Contributions include:
"Seeing Beyond the Official and the Vernacular: the Duncan Village Massacre Memorial and the politics of heritage in South Africa" by Gary Minkey and Phindezwa Mnyaka
"Human Remains, the Disciplines of the Dead, and the South African Memorial Complex" by Ciraj Rassool
"Heritage vs Heritage: reaching for pre-Zulu identities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa" by Mbongiseni Buthelezi
"Fences, Signs, and Property: heritage, development, and the making of location in Lwandle" by Leslie Witz and Noëleen Murray
"Flashes of Modernity: heritage according to cinema" by Litheko Modisane .

Derek Peterson is Professor of History at the University of Michigan.
Kodzo Gavua is Associate Professor of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon.
Ciraj Rassool is Professor of History and Director of the African Programme in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of the Western Cape.
Picard (L.) & Mogale (T.) THE LIMITS OF DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA,
277pp., paperback, Cape Town , 2015. R325
First published in the USA in 2015.

"A magisterial analysis of the historical circumstances and trends in South African local governance that have led to the current challenges and dilemmas behind and beyond the daily service delivery protests and ongoing institutional power struggles" Professor Patrick FitzGerald, Wits School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand

Louis Picard is Professor of Public and International Affairs and African Studies and Director of the Ford Institute for Human Security at the University of Pittsburgh.
Thomas Mogale is Professor and Director of the Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand.
    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.
    Pikoli (V.) & Wiener (M.) MY SECOND INITIATION, the memoir of Vusi Pikoli
    375 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R220
    Advocate Vusi Pikoli was National Director of Public Prosecutions from 2005 to 2007. He pursued criminal charges against Jacob Zuma and the convicted former National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi. In 2008 he was suspended from his duties by then President Thabo Mbeki, and subsequently fired, amidst great controversy. Frene Ginwala led a commission of inquiry into his suspension. In November 2009 the government reached a R7.5 million out-of-court settlement with Pikoli to stop his legal bid for reinstatement. In this memoir Pikoli offers his perspective on a number of prominent cases, such as the Arms Deal, the Scorpions, the murder of Brett Kebble, Travelgate, and the hoax e-mail saga.

    "A painful, but revealing book about a man who was fired for doing the right thing. Vusi Pikoli is a hero of South Africa's new struggle." Adriaan Basson, columnist, City Press

    "An account that is as bold, honest and truthful as it is painful and discomforting. Vusi Pikoli is a person of unquestionable integrity, for which South Africa will be eternally grateful." Barney Pityana
    Pinnock (D.) GANG TOWN,
    312pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R275
    Investigative journalist and criminologist Don Pinnock's portrait of gangs in Cape Town.

    "You will not find a more insightful and unsettling book on gangs. Through unforgettable imagery, first-hand stories and a lifetime of research on troubled youth in this afflicted city, it helps us to understand not only how gangs came to be and are sustained, but how they destroy young lives and whole families can be overcome. Gang Town might well become the most important resource for generations of social scientists seeking to understand how one of the world's most beautiful cities could come to be so disfigured by gansterism." Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State

    "This is not only an absorbing history of Cape Town but an insight into the city the like of which I'd not come across before...fascinating and deeply troubling but at least offers a way out of what looks like an intractable problem." Mike Nicol, novelist

    "This book contains cogent, yet accessible arguments about the evolution of gangs on the Cape Flats. It explores both the criminogenic impact of gang activity as well as its historical roots. In doing so, it offers an integrated strategic solution to the problem." Maj-Gen Jeremy Vearey, SAPS head of anti-gang strategy in the Western Cape

    Don Pinnock is an honorary research associate of the Safety and Violence Initiative at the University of Cape Town, a founding member of the Usiko Trust working with high-risk youths and a trustee of the Chrysalis Academy. He is also the author of "Gangs, Rituals and Rites of Passage" (1997) and "The Brotherhoods: street gangs and state control on Cape Town" (1984). He lives in Cape Town.
    Pinnock (D.) WRITING LEFT, the radical journalism of Ruth First
    268 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2007. R150
    A study of Ruth First's political journalism. This book is published in the Hidden History Series edited by Raymond Suttner.

    Award-winning journalist, historian and criminologist Don Pinnock is the author of "The Brotherhoods", "Street Gangs in Cape Town", Gangs, Rituals and Rites of Passage", "Voices of Liberation: Ruth First", as well as several books of travel writings. In 2005 he received the Mondi Award for his journalism.
    Pithouse (R.) WRITING THE DECLINE, on the struggle for South Africa's democracy
    199pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R265
    Richard Pithouse explores the growing authoritarianism of the South African state, the deepening social crisis, and the new ideas and forces that are emerging.

    "A very important book from one of our most talented historians of the present...The elegance of Richard's writing is unparalleled, and the power of his arguments striking. This book reveals, in the starkest terms, what is at stake in the discourse and practice of emancipation in contemporary South Africa. It will add necessary substance - and, in no small part, erudition - to many of our debates, in these times of born-again anti-intellectualism." Achille Mbembe, author of "On the Postcolony"

    "This collection by Richard Pithouse shows a deep commitment to connecting the struggles of vulnerable people across the globe, doing so with an enviable appreciation of history and structural analysis, and refusing to fall into the South African temptation of parochial analysis. The collection deserves a wide readership, from those who value bottom-up analysis of the search for substantive equality and justice, to those who enjoy writing that demonstrates a poetic command of the English language, or wish to understand the contours of our fledgling but lively democratic project." Eusebius McKaiser, political analyst, broadcaster, lecturer and author of "Run, Racist, Run"

    Richard Pithouse is one of our finest essayists. He is the proverbial canary in the coalmine. With each exposition you watch him fly into the heart of South Africa's dysfunction and wonder whether he will come out alive. He does, just as we do. Time and again, Pithouse emerges with a song - woeful, melodic and, when you least expect it, redemptive." Sisonke Msimang, writer and activist

    Richard Pithouse teaches politics at Rhodes University. He writes regularly for journals and newspapers, both print and online.
    Pityana (N.B.) ed. BUILDING BLOCKS TOWARDS AN AFRICAN CENTURY, essays in honour of Thabo Mbeki, former President of the Republic of South Africa
    298pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R325
    A collection of the essays presented at the 2012 colloquium themed "Mbeki@70", hosted by the University of South Africa, in partnership with the Thabo Mbeki Foundation.

    Prefaces by Max Boqwana and Mandla Makhanya. Introduction by Barney Pityana.

    Contributions include:
    "Thirty-three Years of the HIV and AIDS Epidemic in South Africa: 1982-2015" by Tony Mbewu
    "Global Renaissance Man! Reflections on Thabo Mbeki's grand foreign policy agenda for Africa and the Diaspora" by Chris Landsberg
    "An Epistemological Agenda for the African Union in the Twenty-first Century: building strategic partnerships for an African Renaissance through education" by Catherine Hoppers.
    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).
    Pollak (J.B.) THE KASRILS AFFAIR, Jews and minority politics in post-apartheid South Africa
    198 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R255
    In 2001 cabinet minister Ronnie Kasrils launched a declaration calling on South Africans of Jewish descent to protest against Israeli policies towards the Palestinians. Joel Pollack documents the Kasrils declaration and its implications, places the Kasrils affair in the context of South African Jewish history and experience, explores the controversy and debate the declaration caused and how it has affected politics in the Jewish community, and South Africa in general.

    Joel Pollack served a speechwriter for Tony Leon, former head of the Democratic Alliance and Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament of South Africa. He currently studies at Harvard Law School and is a teaching fellow at Harvard College.
    Posel (D.) & Ross (F.) eds. ETHICAL QUANDARIES IN SOCIAL RESEARCH,
    268pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R270
    A collection of essays which discuss ethical decision-making in social science research, exposing "tensions within professional codes of ethics, as well as a range of dilemmas that arise when personal ethical convictions jostle with disciplinary and institutional ethical imperatives." from the back cover

    "This is the kind of book that every serious research scholar and graduate student ought to read as a matter of urgency. A collection of essays written from an unusually wide, and unusually productive, range of disciplinary perspectives. 'Ethical Quandaries in Social Research' explores many of the most vexed issues involved in social research today. While taking seriously the formal bureaucratic requirements of ethical investigation, it also subjects them to an exceptionally thoughtful critique. But, even more than that, it brings together a number of brutally frank reflections on dilemmas - often intractable dilemmas - that have actually confronted the contributors in the field, the sorts of dilemmas that exceed formal regulation and run to the very heart of research as a knowledge-producing practice. While it does not look for easy answers, this book is a highly impressive engagement with a hugely difficult set of issues." John Comaroff, Hugh K Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, and Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies at Harvard University

    Deborah Posel is Professor of Sociology, Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA0, University of Cape Town.
    Fiona Ross is Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town.
    Potgieter (D.W.) BLACK WIDOW WHITE WIDOW, is Al-Qaeda operating in South Africa?
    205 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
    Investigative reporter De Wet Potgieter reveals how Al-Qaeda factions take advantage of corrupt state machinery in South Africa to launch attacks in other African countries. He also discloses details of the paramilitary and urban warfare training that is taking place on a secluded family farm outside Pretoria, and of the support they receive from various local extremist groups.
    Praeg (L.) A REPORT ON UBUNTU,
    305 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R365
    Leonard Praeg interrogates the concept of "Ubuntu", which he refers to as "African humanism".

    “Fasten your seatbelts: an ultra-forceful, ultra-provocative and ultra-erudite mind is at work in this book – the journey is complicated and upstream, with a number of brilliant insights along the way.” — Albie Sachs, former Justice, Constitutional Court of South Africa

    “This is a necessary, important and unprecedented philosophical intervention into a debate that, for all the political posturing, has shown itself unable to think the politics of Ubuntu. Praeg’s text redresses that lack by interrogating, it would seem, every element, every possible contingency, every possible variegation, of the term. He is relentless in pursuit of rescuing Ubuntu from inanity and political nonsense and, moreover, instilling in it an intellectual integrity.” — Grant Farred, Professor of Africana Studies, Cornell University

    Leonard Praeg is Associate Professor in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University.
    Praeg (L.) & Magadla (S.) eds. UBUNTU, curating the archive
    231 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R255
    A collection of essays that contextualise "the discourse on Ubuntu within the wider historical framework of postcolonial attempts to re-articulate African humanism as a substantial philosophy and emancipatory ideology." from the back cover

    Contributions include:
    "Justice Otherwise: thoughts on Ubuntu" by Lewis Gordon
    "Ubuntu Versus the Core Values of the South African Constitution" by Ilze Keevy
    "From ubuntu to Ubuntu: four historic a prioris" by Leonhard Praeg
    "Ubuntu and the Law: some lessons for the practical application of Ubuntu" by Katherine Furman
    "The Self Become God: Ubuntu and the 'scandal of manhood'" by Siphokazi Magadla and Ezra Chitando.

    "This is one of the most profound, most foundational discussions of the concept of Ubuntu to date. A highly commendable effort to rescue the concept, as a concrete abstraction, from its devaluation as a political buzzword and as a cheap trope of nationalist rhetoric, the book calls on us to consider Ubuntu's emancipatory potential under the sign of a critical African humanism...It is highly recommended reading for anyone concerned about the present and future - political, material, social, legal, ethical - of life in the global South. And elsewhere." John Comaroff, Hugh K.Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, Oppenheimer Research Fellow in African Studies, Harvard University

    Leonhard Praeg is Associate Professor and PhD candidate, both in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

    Prah (K.) REFLECTIONS, on Goldberg's Variations on Africanist themes
    92pp., paperback, CASAS Book Series No. 125, 2017, Cape Town. R220
    Kwesi Prah presents his ideas on the national question, nationalism. the South African Communist Party and related matters. He also outlines his challenge to the ideas of Denis Goldberg, first presented in his 2013 lecture for the ANC Centenary Dialogue.

    Kwesi Phrah is the founding Director of the Africa-wide Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) based in Cape Town. His books include "Tracings: Pan Africanism and the challenges of global African unity" and "The African Nation: the state of the nation".
    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.
    Qunta (C.) WHY WE ARE NOT A NATION,
    220pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R250
    In this collection of essays Christine Qunta suggests that South Africa is a nation suffering a type of post-traumatic stress disorder, the result of 350 years of physical and psychological trauma, and sees psychological healing as vital to the reconstruction of the country.

    "Christine Qunta has, through her collection of essays, given life to the Swahili proverb that says, 'Life can be understood backwards, but we live it forwards'. These essays help Africans to look backwards, and to walk forwards - out of slavery, of self-hate, of apartheid and colonialism. She lays the foundation for a Reconstruction and Development Programme of our spirit, mind and body as black people, of Africans to be humane to themselves. She has given me the opportunity to think deeply, once more." Mongane Wally Serote

    Attorney and author Christine Qunta was active in the Black Consciousness Movement during the 1970s and spent 17 years in exile before returning to South Africa in 1993. She is also the author of "Who's Afraid of Affirmative Action: a survival guide for black professionals".
    Qunta (Y.) WRITING WHAT WE LIKE, a new generation speaks
    206pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R210
    A collection of essays by young South Africans in which they address issues that most concern them. Also includes comic pieces by comedians David Kau, Loyiso Gola and Siv Ngesi.
    Rabe (L.) "QUOTE/ UNQUOTE", quotations on freedom of speech, journalism, the news media, and a world of words
    208pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2016. R325
    Includes quotes from around the world.

    Journalist and journalism educator Lizette Rabe is Professor and Chair of the Journalism Department at Stellenbosch University.
    Rabe (L.) comp. 'N KONSTANTE REVOLUSIE, Naspers, Media 24 en oorgange
    306pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R260
    A collection of essays, in Afrikaans and English, on the growth and development of Naspers, the biggest media company on the African continent.

    Contributions include:
    "Politiek-Ekonomiese Koersveranderinge oor die Afgelope Eeu" by Sampie Terreblanche
    "Piet Cillié se Invloed en Denke" by Hermann Giliomee
    "Keerom Versus Burg Street - two Cape houses colliding, converging" by Tony Heard
    "The 'War' Between the Afrikaans Language Press and the 'Cursed' 'Engelse Pers'" by Raymond Louw
    "Afrikaanseskrywers en Hul Media: 'n staat van voorbehoud" by Amanda Botha
    "The 1994 Game Changer and the Charter" by Khulu Sibiya
    "Die Afrikaanse Media: vredemakelaars?" by Willie Esterhuyse
    "Outsider/ Insider, Observer/ Participant - realities and perceptions" by Ferial Haffajee.


    Rabinowitz (N.) & Breslin (G.) SOUTH AFRICA, a long walk to a free ride
    127 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R85
    A title in The Youngsters series of pocket books that feature prominent young South African voices, edited by Many Wiener.

    Comedy team Nik Rabinowitz and Gillian Breslin offer a history of South Africa, some alternative political insights and their fearless predictions for the future.

    Some quotes from the book:
    "He showered afterwards. With soap and everything. Which still puts him ahead of Mbeki in terms of HIV understanding"
    "If the ANC is the nation's problem child, then the DA is the annoying goody-goody who jumps up and down waving her hand to get the teacher's attention."
    "And then there was the whole of parliament, whose members decided that people as important as they are cannot be seen in anything less than a million-rand car. Because sometimes poor people have to be reminded that government doesn't care less about them."
    Rajab (K.) ed. A MAN OF AFRICA, the political thought of Harry Oppenheimer
    217pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
    Presents Harry Oppenheimer's views on liberalism, apartheid, socialism, sanctions, trade unions, education, geopolitics and the legacy of Cecil John Rhodes via extracts from his speeches and assessments by prominent South Africans such as Kgalema Motlanthe, Albie Sachs, Clem Sunter, Denis Beckett, Bobby Godsell, Jonathan Jansen and Xolela Mangcu.

    Kalim Rajab has worked at De Beers in London and as personal assistant to Nicky Oppenheimer, and is currently a director of strategy at the New National Assurance Company. He is also a trustee of the Helen Suzman Foundation, and writes for the Daily Maverick.
    Ramphele (M.) CONVERSATIONS WITH MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS,
    324 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R190
    A collection of conversations in which Mamphela Ramphele addresses the many young South Africans who are struggling to understand the declining performance in governance in South Africa. She demonstrates how succesive post-apartheid ANC governments have betrayed the nation and urges young people to take control of their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

    Mamphela Ramphele is a South African anti-apartheid activist, medical doctor and academic. She was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town and Managing Director of the World Bank. She is also a trustee of the Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko Foundations and founder of the Citizens Movement.
    Ramphele (M.) DREAMS, BETRAYAL AND HOPE,
    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.
    Ramutsindela (M.), Miescher (G.) & Boehi (M.) eds. THE POLITICS OF NATURE AND SCIENCE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA,
    343pp., illus., paperback, Basel, 2016. R290
    A collection of essays that examine the politics of the scientific study of nature and of nature conservation projects.

    Contributions include:
    "Medicinal Plants in South Africa" by Diana Gibson
    "Rehabilitating the 'Ovambo Cattle': veterinary science and cattle breeding in early colonial Namibia" by Giorgio Miescher and Anna Voegeli
    "'Flowers are South Africa's Silent Ambassadors': flower shows and botanical diplomacy in South Africa" by Melanie Boehi
    "The Comprehensive Hunting Ban: strengthening the state through participatory conservation in contemporary Botswana" by Annette LaRocco
    "Hidden Struggles in Conservation: people's resistance in southern Africa" by Frank Matose.

    Maano Ramutsindela is Professor of Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town. He is also the author of "How Conservation Animates Borders" and co-author of "Land Reform in South Africa: an uneven trnasformation".
    Giorgio Miescher is based at the Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland. He is also the author of "Namibia's Red Line: the history of a veterinary and settlement border".
    Melanie Boehi is a student at the Basel Graduate School of History and Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland.
    Ranchod (R.) A KIND OF MAGIC, the political marketing of the ANC
    196 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R225
    A study of how the African National Congress marketed itself, both inside the country and internationally, and how it launched Nelson Mandela as a global icon.

    Rushil Ranchod is a Research Specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council and an Associate at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town.
    Rappert (B.) & Gould (C.) THE DIS-EASES OF SECRECY, tracing history, memory and justice
    261pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
    An analysis of Project Coast, a top-secret chemical and biological warfare programme established and maintained by South Africa's apartheid government under the leadership of Wouter Basson. The authors examine how the continuing silences, impunities and stories surrounding Project Coast are still relevant today.

    Brain Rappert is Professor of Science, Technology and Public Affairs in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Exeter.
    Chandré Gould is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa. She investigated Project Coast for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is also the author of "Secrets and Lies: Wouter Basson and South Africa's chemical and biological warfare programme".
    Rautenbach (F.) SOUTH AFRICA CAN WORK,
    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.
    Rawlence (B.) CITY OF THORNS, nine lives in the world's largest refugee camps
    384pp., maps, paperback, London, 2016. R360
    Ben Lawrence interweaves the stories of nine individuals living in Dadaab refugee camp in the desert of northern Kenya and outlines the wider political forces that keep the refugees trapped there.

    "'City of Thorns' elegantly portrays a place and its people at the very fringes of our society, yet also at the heart of its problems. Written with great integrity and insight, this is an urgent, important book that needs to be read" Owen Sheers, author of "I Saw a Man"

    "A lyrical and captivating book. Not since Kapuscinski's 'The Soccer War' has an author seamlessly combined beautiful storytelling and journalistic detail together with such poignancy. Rawlence brings to life a world overlooked by most and forgotten by too many. 'City of Thorns' is a book of rare power. Flawless’ Samantha Nutt, M.D., founder of the international humanitarian organization War Child and author

    "An achievement in reportage that few have matched... Rawlence has written a book that just might change the world, or, at the very least, awaken readers to one criminally forgotten corner of it. A tour de force" Booklist, starred review

    ‘At a time when western governments are obsessing over migrant flows, 'City of Thorns' offers unique insights into what prompts people to abandon their ancestral homes in the first place and the dreams that send them questing for a better life. Researching this book can't have been easy. Ben Rawlence is to be congratulated not just for his accessible writing style, but for his modesty, pluck and determination’ Michela Wrong, author of "Borderlines"


    "Compassionate and powerful, this book gets to the heart of the tragedy of Somalia, and the struggles that face those displaced by war and want in eastern Africa. To better understand the current crisis of migration in our modern world, start here" David Anderson, Professor of African History, University of Warwick

    "The most important book I've read in a long time. Not only does it make plain modern geopolitics, and what makes a refugee, it holds deeper truths about humanity and the system we have designed to preserve it when all seems lost. I worked in these camps at the height of this crisis. I needed this book. As we face a world with more people displaced from their homes than any ever before, 'City of Thorns' is essential reading" Dr James Maskalyk, author of "Six Montha in Sudan, a young doctor in a war-torn village"

    Ben Rawlence is a former researcher for Human Rights Watch in the Horn of Africa. His is the author of "Radio Congo" and has written for a range of publictions, including the Guardian, the London Review of Books and Prospect. He lives in Wales.




    Reddy (T.) SOUTH AFRICA, SETTLER COLONIALISM AND THE FAILURES OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACY,
    216pp., paperback, FIrst SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016. R385
    First published in the UK in 2015.

    Thiven Reddy "demonstrates how conventional approaches to understanding democratization have failed to capture the complexities of South Africa's post-apartheid transition." from the back cover

    "Offers a radical, dissenting and original analysis of contemporary South Africa" Colin Bundy, Oxford University (Emeritus)

    "With impressive theoretical sophistication, Reddy draws upon ideas from a range of theorists and scholars to create a conceptual toolkit for an empirically grounded analysis of contemporary South African politics. This is a book that South Africqan political studies has been waiting for." Harry Garuba, University of Cape Town

    Thiven Reddy is a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town. He is also the author of "Hegemony and Resistance: contesting identitues in South Africa".
    Remmington (J.), Willan (B.) & Peterson (B.) eds. SOL PLAATJE'S "NATIVE LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA", past and present, foreword by Njabulo S Ndebele
    263pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R380
    A collection of essays that reflect on how and why "Native Life" came to be written, and on how it can be read in relation to South Africa's current challenges.

    "This superb collection of essays, photos, poems, and stories - some delightfully at odds with one another - focuses on a remarkable individual, but is about so much more than just one man. It opens up conversations about the core issues of our own times - a critical reclaiming of the value of liberalism, the politics of belonging, the meaning of democracy, the possibilities of land reform, control by hereditary elites over communal land, the complexities of gender and nationalism, the decolonisation of the curriculum, and what constitutes 'real' history, citizenship, personal mobility and press freedom." Sandra Swart, Department of History, Stellenbosch University

    Includes contributions by Brian Willan, Bhekizizwe Peterson, Peter limb, Janet Remmington, Albert Grundlingh, Jacob Dlamini, Sean O'Toole, and others.

    Janet Remmington is a publisher, writer and researcher affiliated to the University of York.
    Brian Willan is an honorary research fellow at Rhodes University. He is the author of a biography of Plaatjie, and had edited a collection of Plaatjie's writings and co-edited an edition of "Mafeking Diary".
    Bhekizizwe Peterson is Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand. His books include "Monarchs, Missionaries and African Intellectuals" and "Zulu Love Letter: a screenplay".
    Renwick (R.) HOW TO STEAL A COUNTRY, state capture and hopes for the future of South Africa, with cartoons by Zapiro
    232pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R260
    "This book describes the vertiginously rapid descent of political leadership in South Africa from Mandela to Zuma, and its consequences." Robin Renwick, from his preface

    "Mandatory reading for those wanting to understand how South Africa and the Mandela vision came perilously close to total destruction. Reads like a thriller." John Battersby, freelance journalist

    Lord Renwick was the British ambassador in South Africa when Nelson Mandela was released from jail. He is also the author of "Helen Suzman: bright star in a dark chamber" and "The End of Apartheid: diary of a revolution".
    Roberts (A.) THE WONGA COUP, the British mercenary plot to seize oil billions in Africa
    304 pp., maps, paperback, London, 2006. R165
    "On 7 March 2004, Zimbabwean police impounded an American plane which had flown from South Africa with sixty four alleged mercenaries on board.The men, led by former SAS officer Simon Mann, were heading for the tiny west African nation of Equatorial Guinea, where they planned to overthrow the government...Equatorial Guinea is Africa's thrid largest producer of oil and they wanted a share..." Roberts looks into the role played by Mark Thatcher.

    Adam Roberts works for "The Economist" in London.
    Roberts (B.), wa Kivilu (M.) & Davids (Y.D.) eds. SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL ATTITUDES, 2nd report, reflections on an age of hope
    367 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R175
    A collection of essays based primarily on the findings of the 2004 and 2005 rounds of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS), each of which involved interviewing a nationally representative sample of more than 5 000 individuals aged 16 years and older. The essays examine the public's views on issues such as national priorities, racial redress, local government, poverty, inequality, service delivery, religion, the environment, empoyment and crime.
    Roets (E.) KILL THE BOER, government complicity in South Africa's brutal farm murders
    414pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R420
    An account of farm attacks in South Africa that claims to reveal the direct involvement of members of the South African government and the South African Police Service in the planning and execution of some of these attacks.

    "A most brave and important book. thoroughly researched, and one that will save lives and livelihoods." Frans Cronje, CEO of the Institute of Race Relations.

    Attorney Ernst Roets is Deputy CEO of AfriForum, an Afrikaner rights group. He has been actively campaigning for the prioritising of farm attacks since 2012.
    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
    Röhrs (S.), Smythe (D.), Hsieh (A.) & de Souza (M.) eds. IN SEARCH OF EQUALITY, women, law and society in Africa
    252 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R320
    A collection of essays on women's rights in seven African countries: South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Uganda, Nigeria, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire.

    Contributions include:
    "Challenges in litigation on gender issues in Namibia" by Dianne Hubbard
    "Gender Equality in Customary Marriages in South Africa" by Mikateko Joyce Maluleke
    "Ending Impunity for Hate Crimes Against Black Lesbians in South Africa" by Wendy Isaak.
    Ross (F.C.) RAW LIFE, NEW HOPE, decency, housing and everyday life in a post-apartheid community
    248 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R425
    Based on research conducted over eighteen years amongst the residents of The Park (now called The Village), a shack settlement on the outskirts of Cape Town, Fiona Ross offers insight into the complex ways of life within an impoverished community and the efforts such a community makes to secure a decent life in post-apartheid South Africa.

    Fiona Ross is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.
    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).
    Ruiters (G.) ed. THE FATE OF THE EASTERN CAPE, history, politics and social policy
    352 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2011. R225
    A collection of essays that combine historical accounts with current socio-political analyses to present an agenda for social-spatial justice for the people of the Eastern Cape.

    Contributions include:
    "How the Eastern Cape Lost its Edge to the Western Cape: the political economy in the Eastern Cape on the eve of Union" by Jeff Peires
    "Traditional Authorities and Democracy: are we back to apartheid?" by Lungisile Ntsebeza
    "Eastern Cape Civil Society and NGOs: forces for change or partners of the state?" by Siv Helen Hesjedal
    "The Eastern Cape Environment: problems and people-centred solutions" by Morgan Griffiths and Patrick Dowling
    "Coega, Corporate Welfare and Climate Crisis" by Patrick Bond
    "Volkswagen Workers: global integration and union disintegration" by Ashwin Desai
    "Health Care and Responses to the HIV Epidemic in the Eastern Cape" by Kevin Kelly
    "Provinces in Contention: wither the Eastern Cape?" by Greg Ruiters.

    Greg Ruiters is the Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research and Matthew Goniwe Professor in Society and Development at Rhodes University.
    Russell (A.) AFTER MANDELA, the battle for the soul of South Africa
    324 pp., map, paperback, Reprint, London, (2009) 2001. R175
    Alec Russell looks at the challenges facing South Africa post-Mandela, especially the question of "whether the ANC can avoid the atrophy that has enveloped other African liberation movements that had such high hopes at independence."

    "This is the book we have all been waiting for - the book that takes us beyond the easy assumptions and lazy comfort of the Mandela era and into what Russell calls the second struggle. Eloquently he shows how transforming the magic of freedom into a nuts-and-bolts change in the lives of ordinary people is turning out to be far more difficult than anyone could have imagined." George Alagiah

    "Layered with anecdote, historical background and close scrutiny of recent events, stands as an informative, nuanced and provocative end of era report" Gillian Slovo

    Award-winning journalist Alec Russell is World News Editor for the Financial Times, and formerly their Johannesburg bureau chief.
    Russell (M.) & (M.) AFRIKANERS OF THE KALAHARI, white minority in a Black state
    167 pp., map, illus., paperback, Reprint, Cambridge, (1979) 2008. R290
    Margo and Martin Russell explore ethnic relations in the Ghanzi district in Botswana, between the white Afrikaans-speaking cattle pastoralists , the hunting and gathering Bushmen, the Kgalagari, the Batawana, and various other groups.

    "Most studies of blacks and white have been of rich whites and poor blacks, or powerful whites and powerless blacks. This is the colonial hertiage. Even where white have been deprived of political power they have generally retained sufficient economic influence to make formal loss of political power unimportant, at least in the short run. The Afrikaans settlement in the western Kalahari represents a white group who have been neither a colonial nor an economic power. Politically, socially and economically unimportant, they have also been isolated from fellow Afrikaners and the events which have given Afrikanerdom much of its distinctive cast." from chapter 1
    Sachs (A.) OLIVER TAMBO'S DREAM, four lectures, 2017
    141pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R225
    The chapters in this book are based on a four-part lecture series delivered by Albie Sachs at four South African universities as part of the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation's centenary celebrations to honour Oliver Tambo's life. Sachs writes about "the years he spent working with Tambo in exile preparing for a new post=apartheid constitutional order in South Africa. He then tackles different aspects of the Constitution and ties them into the burning issues that face the country" from the preface by Linda Vilakazi

    Albert "Albie" Louis Sachs (b. 1935) is a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He practiced as an advocate at the Cape Bar, defending people charged under racial statutes and security laws. After being arrested and placed in solitary confinement for over five months, Albie Sachs went into exile in England, and later Mozambique. In 1988, in Maputo, he lost an arm and his sight in one eye when a bomb placed in his car exploded. He returned to South Africa in 1990, served as a member of the Constitutional Committee and the National Executive of the African National Congress, and was appointed to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela in 1994. He retired in 2009. In 1991, Sachs won the Alan Paton Award for his book, "Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter". He is also the author of "Justice in South Africa" (1974), "The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs" (1966), "Sexism and the Law" (1979), and "The Free Diary of Albie Sachs" (2004). "The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law" (2009), also won the Alan Paton Award.
    Sachs (A.) WE, THE PEOPLE, insights of an activist judge
    349pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R350
    A collection of essays, lectures and extracts on constitution-making and non-racialism by former judge Albie Sachs.

    "Albie Sachs's book comes at a time when critical reflection and insightful analyses of South Africa's past, and its current challenges are most needed. The reflections in 'We, the People' are indicative not only of one man's commitment to democratic ideals, but also, symbolically, that of South Africa's people." Ahmed Kathrada, former political prisoner and politician

    "Albie Sachs is at once activist and philosopher judge. In 'We, the People', Sachs lets us into his prying thoughts about the foundations and the construction of our constitutional project. He ponders the complex relationship between the people, their chosen government and the idealised outcomes the advent of democracy has promised." Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

    Albert "Albie" Louis Sachs (b. 1935) is a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He practiced as an advocate at the Cape Bar, defending people charged under racial statutes and security laws. After being arrested and placed in solitary confinement for over five months, Albie Sachs went into exile in England, and later Mozambique. In 1988, in Maputo, he lost an arm and his sight in one eye when a bomb placed in his car exploded. He returned to South Africa in 1990, served as a member of the Constitutional Committee and the National Executive of the African National Congress, and was appointed to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela in 1994. He retired in 2009. In 1991, Sachs won the Alan Paton Award for his book, "Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter". He is also the author of "Justice in South Africa" (1974), "The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs" (1966), "Sexism and the Law" (1979), and "The Free Diary of Albie Sachs" (2004). His most recent book, The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law" (2009), also won the Alan Paton Award.
    Sanders (M.) LEARNING ZULU, a secret history of language in South Africa
    198pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016. R385
    First published in the USA in 2016.

    Mark Sanders places his own efforts to learn the Zulu language within a wider context, examining the motives behind the development of Zulu-language learning. He looks at the white appropriation of Zulu language, music, and dance in South African culture, at the association of Zulu with a martial masculinity and with what is most properly and powerfully African. He also explores differences in English- and Zulu-language press coverage of Jacob Zuma's trial for rape, and the role of linguistic purism in xenophobic violence.

    "Ostensibly about one man's quest to acquire a language, 'Learning Zulu' is a clever, surprising, and enlightening journey into 150 years of South African history. Nobody has written quite this subtly about race and language in South Africa in a long while." Jonny Steinberg, University of Oxford

    "'Learning Zulu' is a brilliant book. Unprecedented in the South African arena and very likely beyond, Sanders's ‘secret history' is nothing less than a sustained tour de force and an extraordinary mix of linguistics, literary criticism, cultural studies, legal studies, psychoanalytic theory, and autobiography/memoir. This is very much a book about the psychic and psychopolitical investments involved in acquiring and teaching language in colonial and postcolonial settings." Stephen Clingman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Mark Sanders in Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. His books include "Complicities: the intellectual and apartheid" and "Ambiguities of Witnessing: law and literature in the time of a truth commission".
    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. RACISM AFTER APARTHEID, challenges for marxism and anti-racism
    254pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R380
    "This collection challenges many of the dogmas that have defined issues of anti-racism and social justice in the past. In this spirit of rethinking, the contributors point us in the necessary direction of deepening and evolving non-racialism in contemporary South Africa." Neeshan Balton, Executive Director, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

    "Over the years Marxism has sustained scathing criticism for its alleged class reductionism and blindness to race. Without pronouncing finality on these issues, this volume examines the unfinished business of Marxism and its treatment of race and racism." Phindile Kunene, Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education

    Contributions include:
    "Emancipation, Freedom or Taxonomy? What does it mean to be African?" by Firoze Manj
    "The Reproduction of Racial Inequality in South Africa: the colonial unconscious and democracy" by Peter Hudson
    "Democratic Marxism and the National Question: race and class in post-apartheid South Africa" by Khwezi Mabasa
    "Seven Theses on Radical Non-Racialism, the Climate Crisis and Deep Just Transitions: from the national question to the eco-cide question" by Vishwas Satgar
    "Foreign Nationals are the 'Non-Whites' of the Democratic Dispensation" by Sharon Ekambaram.

    Vishwas Satgar is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand.
    Satgar (V.) ed. THE CLIMATE CRISIS, South African and global democratic eco-socialist alternatives
    357pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R350
    "South Africa's National Development Plan supports resource nationalism, particularly more coal mines. Together with our carbon-intensive economy, addiction to fossil fuels and nuclear energy, South Africa and the world are heading down the wrong path. Our recent drought is a window into the future...This volume should be read by all concerned about a climate-driven world." Mokoma Lekalakala, climate justice activist and director of Earthlife Africa

    Contributions include:
    "The Employment Crisis: just transition and the universal basic income grant" by Hein Marais
    "Challenging the Growth Paradigm: Marx, Buddha and the pursuit of 'Happiness'" by Devan Pillay
    "Ubuntu and the Struggle for an African Eco-Socialist Alternative" by Christelle Terreblanche
    "The Climate Crisis and a 'Just Transition' in South Africa: an eco-feminist socialist perspective" by Jacklyn Cock
    "Capital, Climate and the Politics of Nuclear Procurement" by David Fig
    "The Anthropocene and Imperial Ecocide: prospects for just transitions" by Vishwas Satgar.

    Vishwas Satgar is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand.
    Saul (J.S.) A FLAWED FREEDOM, rethinking southern African liberation
    199 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, 2014. R315
    Published in the UK and Canada in 2014.

    John Saul examines the struggle that culminated in the liberation of the southern African sub-continent from white rule, questions how successful this struggle really was, and assesses the prospects for southern Africans to renew their claim to a more genuine freedom.

    John Saul is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 by the Canadian Association of African Studies. His other books include "Decolonization and Empire", "The Next Liberation Struggle" and "Revolutionary Traveller".
    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.
    Scheub (H.) THE UNCOILING PYTHON, South African storytellers and resistance
    240 pp., paperback, Athens, Ohio, 2010. R250
    Harold Schreub has collected stories and poetry of the Xhosa, Zulu, Swati, and Ndebele peoples in order to demonstrate the ways in which these indigenous oral traditions were used to combat and subvert colonial domination in South Africa.

    Harold Schreub is Evjue-Bascom Professor of Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His other books include "The Tongue is Fire" (1996), "The African Storyteller" (1999), and "A Dictionary of African Mythology: the mythmaker as storyteller" (2000).
    Schiffrin (A.) & Lugalambi (G.) ed. AFRICAN MUCKRAKING, 75 years of investigative journalism from Africa
    347pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R280
    Contributions include:
    "Sol Plaatje: 'All we claim is our just dues'" and "Ruth First: the obligation to dissent" by Catherine Higgs
    "David Martin: tracking the 1969 killing of Mozambique's independence fighter, Eduardo Mondlane" by James Brennan
    "Gwen Lister and Pius Dunaiski: exposed plans to stop SWAPO at 'all costs'" by Ron Nixon
    "Anton Harber calls an apartheid strongman a 'liar' and changes the game in the negotiations that led to a free South Africa" by Ferial Haffajee
    "Exposing Apartheid's Death Squads" and "Nxumalo Goes Undercover to Expose Human Rights Violations in Apartheid South Africa" by Anton Harber
    "Famine and Epidemic Disease in Africa" by Alex de Waal
    "Khadija Sharife on the Kimberley Process: how a system created to eliminate conflict diamonds hid conflicts through secrecy, legislative blindspots and a good ol' dose of one-eyed policy-making" by William Gumede.

    Anya Schiffrin teaches and runs the Technology, Media and Advocacy Program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in New York.
    George Lugalambi is a media development practitioner and researcher based in Kampala, Uganda.
    Schmidt (M.) A TASTE OF BITTER ALMONDS, perdition and promise in South Africa
    278pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R288
    Investigative journalist Michael Schmidt's reflections on 21 years of democracy in South Africa.

    "Michael Schmidt will challenge you in this book. He will enlighten you too. You will want to embrace him for going so far out on a limb with his truths. You will also want to punch him in the face for some of those revelations, and draw blood. There is, however, one thing you will never do. You will never say of this man: 'Michael Schmidt never was any good as a writer.' He gripped my attention...and never let it go." Eric Miyeni, author of "O, Mandingo! The only black at a dinner party"
    Schmidt (M.) DRINKING WITH GHOSTS, the aftermath of apartheid's dirty war
    391pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R275
    A collection of essays on South Africa's recent history by investigative journalist Michael Schmidt.

    "Now this is real journalism: informative, authoritative, properly contextualised and exceptionally well written. Schmidt is a great storyteller with a keen eye for detail. The best 'reporter's notebook' I've ever read." Max du Preez, author of "Pale Native"

    "This book is too serious to be called gonzo but that's how it reads - a scary high-speed ride through the nightmares of recent South African history, with a nerveless, dead-eyed journalist at the wheel. Again and again, Schmidt reminds us that we have more conspiracies per capita than almost any other society on the planet - and that half of them are still out there in the dark, wailing for attention. This is not a book for sissies." Rian Malan, author of "My Traitor's Heart"

    Michael Schmidt was born in 1966 in Johannesburg. He is the co-author, with Lucien van der Walt, of "Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism", and the author of "Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism". The founder of the Professional Journalists' Association of South Africa and of the Ulu Club for Southern African Conflict Journalists, he directs the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism.
    Schreiber (L.) COALITION COUNTRY, South Africa after the ANC
    277pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
    Leon Schreiber on how the South African political landscape would be transformed if and when ANC support drops below 50% and the country is governed by a coalition.

    "'Coalition Country' paints a fascinating landscape of a possible new politics. It holds both opportunity and threat. Brilliant. Read it." Ferial Haffajee, former Editor of City Press and the Mail & Guardian

    "Gripping and insightful. This is a bold, scientific guide into the untraversed terrain that lies before us." Mondli Makhanya, Editor of City Press

    Leon Schreiber is a political commentator and research specialist at Princeton University.
    Scott (C.) AT THE FAULTLINE, writing white in South African literary journalism
    208pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R455
    Explores whiteness and white identity in contemporary South Africa, and discusses attempts by literary journalists Rian Malan, Antjie Krog, Jonny Steinberg and Kevin Bloom to find new narrative forms.

    Claire Scott lectures in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
    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.
    Scott (J.) AND WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE TODAY, SIR?, a selection of PS columns from Die Burger, 2015-2018, illustrated by Tony Grogan
    150pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
    A selection from journalist John Scott's satirical newspaper column. He is a former editor of the Cape Times.
    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.
    Segall (K.) PERFORMING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ AND SOUTH AFRICA, gender, media, and resistance
    290pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2013. OUT OF STOCK
    After twenty years of working with guerilla fighter in the Kurdish region of Iraq, refugees in Iran, interreligious groups in Morocco, and former political prisoners in South Africa, Kimberly Segall offers a view of how groups use media, art and popular culture to protest against injustice and to create new political identities.

    "Segall engages some of the most innovative artists of contemporary South African theatre, including Brett Bailey, Yael Farber, and Nadia Davids. Performing artists' meditations on the complexities of post-apartheid democracy illuminate the gulf between South Africa's constitution, with its progressive aspirations for human rights, and the legacies of an apartheid past evident in persistent violence and socio-economic inequality today." Catherine Cole, author of "Performing South Africa's Truth Commission: stages of transition".
    Sephodi (M.) MISS BEHAVE,
    184pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R220
    Malebo Sephodi writes about her struggle as a black woman tired of being 'well-behaved' and determined to live her own life.

    Malebo Sephodi is the founder of Lady Leader, a platform for black women.
    Shepherd (N.) & Robins (S.) eds. NEW SOUTH AFRICAN KEYWORDS,
    266 pp., paperback, Johannesburg & Ohio, 2008. R220
    A guide to key words and key concepts that have come to shape public life, political thought and debate in South Africa since 1994.

    Essays include "AIDS" by Deborah Posel,
    "Crime" by Jonny Steinberg,
    "Ethnicity" by John Comaroff and Jean Comaroff,
    "Gender" by Helen Moffett,
    "Race" by Zimitri Erasmus,
    "Truth and Reconciliation" by Fiona Ross, and
    "Writing Africa", Achille Mbembe in conversation with Isabel Hofmeyr.
    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.
    Siko (J.) INSIDE SOUTH AFRICA'S FOREIGN POLICY, diplomacy in Africa from Smuts to Mbeki
    336 pp., hardback, d.w., London, 2014. R325
    John Siko's comparative analysis of foreign policy making in the old and new South Africa.

    "John Siko has written the finest and most comprehensive account of South Africa's foreign policy to date. It is an irony that the foreign policy of an apartheid era was more active internationally, beyond Africa, than South African foreign policy is today. At the same time, Thabo Mbeki's painstaking 'African diplomacy' within Africa is captured by Siko in a compelling fashion, especially in its Zimbabwean dimension. The various think tanks and interest groups, some public and others secret, are all represented here in a valuable and important book." Stephen Chan, SOAS, University of London

    "Dr Siko has produced an innovative and perceptive study of the varying impact of key South African elites on the foreign-policy decision-making process. It is closely argued, based on a formidably wide-range of sources including productive interviews with many of the key actors. The tone and substance of the book demonstrates a commendable scholarly detachment; it will certainly be a valuable text for those interested in a variety of fields including foreign-policy analysis, democratic theory and practice and transitional politics." J.E. Spence, King's College, London

    Analyst and diplomat John Siko joined the US Government in 2000 and served in Pretoria (2004-6) and Cape Town (2008-11). He is also Adjunct Professor at Georgetown and George Washington Universities in Washington DC.

    Singer (R.) UHURU REVISITED, interviews with African pro-democracy leaders
    291pp., illus., paperback, Trenton, 2015. R630
    Ron Singer relates the efforts of eighteen pro-democratic activists working to solve a range of social and political problems in post-independence Africa, including Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

    Includes chapters on South Africa and Botswana:
    "Up From the Free State: Puleng Motsoeneng and 'Ntataise'"
    "A Visit to Westcliffe Flats: Orlean Naidoo and the South African Service Protest Movement"
    "'I'll Teach You to Build the School': Patrick Van Rensburg: from apartheid to socialism".

    Sinwell (L.) & Mbatha (S.) THE SPIRIT OF MARIKANA, the rise of insurgent trade unionism in South Africa
    208pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016. R385
    First published in the USA in 2016.

    A study of the struggle led by union leaders at three South African platinum mining companies that preceded what has become known as the Marikana massacre.

    "Profoundly important. A fascinating and unique account." Professor Dunbar Moodie, University of the Witwatersrand

    "A detailed and sympathetic history, from within the ranks of the unions and in the words of the miners themselves." Leo Zeilig, author of "Class Struggle and Resistance in Africa"

    Luke Sinwell is a senior researcher at the University of Johannesburg.
    Siphiwe Mbatha is an assistant researcher at the University of Johannesburg.
    Sisulu (S.) BECOMING,
    121 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R85
    A Title in The Youngsters series of pocket books that feature prominent young South African voices, edited by Mandy Wiener.

    Shaka Sisulu, grandson of anti-apartheid activists Walter and Albertina Sisulu, founding CEO of iKGB media information services and founding member of Cheesekids for Humanity, a youth-based volunteer organisation, discusses heritage, BEE, leadership, legacy and being an African.

    Quotes from the book:
    "The irony of a democratic South Africa is that it has assured society's transition from valuing people and their contributions to valuing people for their material possessions."
    "We should guard against forgetting. But we should also guard against extending these crutches as excuses. And this is a fine line."
    "...we South Africans are arrogant or misinformed enough to think we could have changed our world completely in 18 years when that is barely enough time to give a person the right to vote."

    Sitas (A.) THE MANDELA DECADE 1990-2000, labour, culture and society in post-apartheid South Africa
    212 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R280
    South African poet Ari Sitas reflects on South Africa's transition from apartheid and the post-apartheid era, addressing issues such as Nelson Mandela's charisma, reconciliation, nationalism, globalisation, comradeship, and the poor. He also suggests new ways of thinking about the South African nation.
    Smith (J.) & Tromp (B.) HANI, a life too short, a biography
    338 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R190
    A biography of Chris Hani, Communist Party leader and Umkhonto we Sizwe chief of staff, who was assassinated in 1993.

    Janet Smith is an excecutive editor of The Star and Saturday Star and a special writer at Independent newspapers.
    Beauregard Tromp is a senior reporter at The Star newspaper. He was awarded the Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Journalist of the Year in 2009.
    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.
    Smuts (D.) comp. BOERERATE,
    231pp., hardback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1989) 2015. R250
    Reprint of Danie Smuts' collection of traditional Afrikaner remedies sent to him by listeners to his popular radio programme.

    Actor and radio presenter Danie Smuts died in 2003.
    Smythe (D.) RAPE UNRESOLVED, policing sexual offences in South Africa
    316pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R325
    Dee Smythe investigates the criminal justice response to rape in South Africa and uncovers "the fault line between the state's rhetorical commitment to addressing sexual violence through legal guarantees and the actual application of these laws" from the back cover

    Dee Smythe is the Director of the Centre for Law and Society and Professor of Public Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town. She co-edited "In Search of Equality: women, law and society in Africa", "Marriage, Land & Custom", "Sexual Offences Commentary" and "Should We Consent? Rape law reform in South Africa".
    Snyman (D.) ONDER DIE RADAR, stories uit ons land
    283 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R199
    Travel writer Dana Snyman records the stories of people who live off the beaten track around South Africa.

    "Ek kan nie dink ek het al ooit in enige taal 'n fyner waarnemingsvermoë en beter storieverteller teëgekom nie..." Max du Preez, Beeld

    "Die verhale ruik na mens en na deernis" Abraham de Vries

    Dana Snyman writes regularly for Die Burger, Beeld, and other newspapers and magazines. His books include "Uit die Binneland", "Anderkant die Scrap", "Op die Agterpaaie", "Op die Toneel" and "Hiervandaan". "Op die Agterpaaie" has been published in English as "On the Back Roads", and "Hiervandaan" as "The Long Way Home". When he is not travelling Dana Snyman lives in Jacobsbaai.
    Songca (R.) et al VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN SOUTH AFRICA, legal, social development and criminological aspects
    320pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R480
    The authors decribe the causes and effects of vulnerability in childhood and analyse the legal, social development, criminological and penology issues that affect vulnerable children who are in conflict with the law. Written specifically for those who work with vulnerable children in the South African justice system. The authors include former police officers, criminologists, penologists, lawyers, and experts in the area of children's rights.
    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.) THE NEW BLACK MIDDLE CLASS IN SOUTH AFRICA,
    296pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R280
    This book has now been published by James Currey.

    Roger Southall recounts the history of the black middle class prior to 1994, explores the role of the ANC and education in promoting black upward social mobility, and reviews the challenges faced by the black middle class at work and in society.

    "An extraordinary wide-ranging and comprehensive analysis of the process of class formation in South Africa...informed by a complex range of insights from sociology, history, geography and political science." Professor Deborah James, London School of Economics

    "This is an important and promising study. The history, sociology and politics of the black middle class in contemporary South Africa is a significant topic; it is scantily addressed in existing scholarship; and the author tackles it head on. The treatment is based upon wide reading and an impressive command of the literature; a huge amount of information is marshalled and assessed; the arguments and findings are judicious and persuasive. It clearly merits publication – and will enhance existing analysis of contemporary South African political economy." Colin Bundy, former Principal of Green Templeton College, Oxford

    Roger Southall is Professor Emeritus in Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand. His books include "Imperialism or Solidarity? International Labour and South African Trade Unions" and "Liberation Movements in Power: party and state in southern Africa" (2013).
    Spies (P.) AFSKEID VAN 'N VOLK, op soek na 'n toekoms
    239pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R260
    Philip Spies discusses the future of Afrikaners in South Africa, what it has meant in the past and what it means now to be an Afrikaner, and suggests key values for a progressive South Africa.

    Philip Spies is Professor Emeritus, Institute for Futures Research, University of Stellenbosch.
    Sriram (C.L.) & Pillay (S.) eds. PEACE VS JUSTICE?, The dilemma of transitional justice in Africa
    373 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R245
    This book examines the challenges and prospects of promoting both peace and accountability, especially in African countries affected by conflict or political violence.

    Contributions include "The Politics of Transitional Justice" by Yasmin Louise Sooka,
    "Inclusive Justice: the limitations of trial justice and truth commissions" by Charles Villa-Vicencio,
    "Gender and Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: comparative reflections" by Sheila Meintjes,
    "South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission from a Global Perspective" by Alex Boraine, and
    "The Politics of Peace, Justice and Healing in Post-war Mozambique: 'practices of rupture' by Magamba spirits and healers in Gorongosa" by Victor Igreja.

    Chandra Lekha Sriram is Professor of Human Rights at the School of Law, University of East London, and Chair of the International Studies Association Human Rights Section.
    Suren Pillay is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape and a Senior Research Specialist in the Democracy and Governance programme of the Human Sciences Research Council.
    Stanley (L.) IMPERIALISM, LABOUR AND THE NEW WOMAN, Olive Schreiner's social theory
    194pp., map, paperback, Durham, 2002. R550
    A reconceptualisation of the scope and importance of Olive Schreiner's economic and political writings on South Africa, her ideas about genre and form, and her contribution as a feminist theorist.

    Liz Stanley is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. She is co-editor of "The World's Great Question, Olive Schreiner's South African letters, 1889-1920" (2014).
    Stevens (F.L.) THE AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY OF SELF-DESTRUCTION,
    174 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R125
    Fayiso Liyang Stevens explores the reasons for Africa's continuing poverty.

    "It is surprising, if not illogical, that not too many people have ever wondered whether a Black man exists at all. If a Black man does exist, why is he constantly in a state of pandemonium, molestation, disease and backwardness? Can a Black man, or any man for that matter, exist for so long and seem to be doing nothing about his problems? There may be grounds for assuming that his inaction in the face of adversity proves a lack of substantive existence. And why is it that someone else and not the Black man himself is responsible for his problems, and guilty of victimising him, as if a Black man is the world's greatest spectator?" from pg. 19
    Stone (H.) WEERSKANT VAN DIE RUBICON, 'n onderwysman oor Afrikanerpolitiek
    303pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R295
    Henry Stone's view of the transition to democracy in South Africa. He writes about his experience of "the race question" throughout his life.

    Henry Stone was a professor of education for over twenty five years. Later he served as Superintendent General of White Education in the National Party government.
    Strasburg (T.) FRACTURED LIVES,
    314 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R210
    A memoir of Toni Strasburg's experiences as a documentary filmmaker covering the wars in southern Africa during the 1980s and 1990s.

    "An eye opener! Not much is known about what transpired on the ground in our neighbouring countries during apartheid. This memoir tears into your comfort zone by means of the crackling story behind fluent documentaries on these places and times. Some of the details make your hair stand on end!" Antjie Krog

    "It gave me a powerful sense of life in the Frontline States: the difficulties as well as the pleasures at a moment when the future of South Africa was still in the balance. At the same time it highlights the emotional experiences of a woman facing her own challenges in the male world of documentary film making. Toni Bernstein has integrated complex and difficult themes into a well written and fascinating account of her unique experiences in a time of personal and social conflict." Lesley Doyal, Emeritus Professor of Health Studies, University of Bristol

    Toni Strasburg, daughter of Hilda and Rusty Bernstein, was born in South Africa and exiled to Britain in 1965. Her films include "Chain of Tears" and its sequel, "Chain of Hope", "The Other Bomb", "An Act of Faith", and "A South African Love Story".
    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.
    Sundaram (R.) INDENTURED, behind the scenes at Gupta TV
    167pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R185
    In 2013 Rajesh Sundaram, a senior broadcast journalist from India, was headhunted to help launch the 24-hour TV news channel, Africa News Network 7 (ANN7), privately owned by the Gupta brothers. He resigned in August 2013, citing an increasing sense of illegal and unfair labour practices as well as undue political influence in editorial decisions.

    "'Indetured' is wonderful, perfectly timed and written with an extraordinary innocence and honesty. Atul Gupta will absolutely hate this book, which is why South Africans should buy it in their tens of thousands. It confirms, if confirmation were needed, the extent of the Gupta family's contempt for South Africans and our country, and their contempt for the many Indian professionals hired with false promises to assist with the launch of their television channel ANN7. Jacob Zuma will also hate this book. He has always try to obfuscate the extent of his ties to the Gupta family, arguing that they merely employ his son. No so...On more than one occasion the author reveals not only that the Guptas boasted to fellow Indians how they had the South African government in their pockets but also that even when Zuma leaves office, they will own his successor. This glorious little book helps make that, thankfully, less likely. I cannot recommend it highly enough". Peter Bruce, editor of Business Day
    Suttner (R.) RECOVERING DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA,
    254pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R265
    A collection of Raymond Suttner's recent writings and essays on the challenges facing contemporary South Africa, originally published on the Creamer Media website.

    Raymond Suttner is part-time Professor at Rhodes University and Emeritus Professor at the University of South Africa. During the apartheid era he was jailed for his activities as an ANC underground operative, described in his book, "Inside Apartheid's Prison" (2001). He is also the author of "The ANC Underground" (2008).
    Suttner (R.) THE ANC UNDERGROUND IN SOUTH AFRICA TO 1976, a social and historical study
    198 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R190
    Drawing on oral testimony Raymond Suttner discusses how, after the ANC's banning in 1960 and the imprisonment of it's leaders, internally based ANC activists, sometimes working independently of the ANC in exile and sometimes in combination, reconstituted networks within South Africa and continued with underground activities.

    Raymond Suttner is Professor and Head of the Walter and Albertina Sisulu Knowledge and Heritage Unit within the School for Graduate Studies at the University of South Africa. During the apartheid era he was jailed for his activities as an ANC underground operative, described in his book, "Inside Apartheid's Prison" (2001).
    Swartz (S.) ANOTHER COUNTRY, everyday social restitution
    304pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R320
    Sharlene Swartz introduces the concept of "social restitution", understood as the actions and attitudes that everyday people in South Africa can undertake in dialogue with each other to "make things right".

    "A book Black and White South African must read together. Swartz has answered Steve Biko's call for a new consciousness among Whites and Blacks alike. Read this and let's have a conversation, our future depends on it. A major achievement!" Xolela Mangcu, Professor of Sociology, UCT

    "When last did we hear anybody talk about a just society, a better life for everybody, suggesting that enough was a feast? One of the most insightful suggestions is that inheritance should be more widely shared." Antjie Krog, poet and author of "Country of My Skull"

    Professor Sharlene Swartz is a sociologist and Research Director in the Human and Social Development research programme, and an adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. Her other books include "Ikasi: the moral ecology of South Africa's township youth", and "Teenage Tata: Voices of Young Fathers in South Africa" (with A. Bhana), and co-edited "Youth citizenship and the politics of belonging" (with M. Arnot) and "South African Child Gauge: Youth and the intergenerational transmission of poverty" (with A. DeLannoy, L. Lake, & C. Smith). She is an executive member of the Association for Moral Education and the International Sociological Association. She is the chair of the Restitution Foundation, a South African NGO, and holds a honorary positions as a research fellow at the University of Cambridge and at the Harvard Center for Health and Human Rights.
    Swartz (S.) IKASI, the moral ecology of South Africa's township youth
    228 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R250
    First published in England in 2009.

    In this ethnographic study Sharlene Swartz "examines how disenfranchised youth living in poverty think about morality". She worked with a group of thirty-seven young people aged between fourteen and twenty from Langa, a township near Cape Town.

    "Written with tempered passion, Sharlene Swartz's award winning research heralds a powerful new voice, one that can clarify the ambiguity and ambivalence of moral development under difficult circumstances." Professor Robert Selman, Harvard University

    "Sharlene Swartz has given us a stunning, prize-winning account of the morality of township youth. The brilliance of her ethnography marks a definitive shift in sociological studies of youth and the field of moral education by demonstrating the power of empirical research into moral formations." Professor Madeleine Arnot, University of Cambridge

    Sociologist Sharlene Swartz is a senior research specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council and a visiting research fellow at the University of Cambridge.
    Swartz (S.) et al MORAL EYES, youth and justice in Cameroon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa
    161pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R190
    "This book is a study of privilege and injustice, and the ways in which both concepts are understood and responded to, in four African contexts. The participants chosen for this study were university students." from p.1

    "Global North readers, of whom I hope there will be many, will derive great illumination from seeing familiar issues of social justice discussed in a wholly African context, including a diversity unlikely to be familiar to these readers. 'Moral Eyes' is a wonderful book and an excellent contribution to the literature on moral education, social justice, and the moral character of transitions to a more just society." Lawrence Blum, Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Boston
    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.
    Taljaard (R.) UP IN ARMS, pursuing accountability for the arms deal in Parliament
    292 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R225
    In 1999, aged 26, Democratic Party MP Raenette Taljaard was the youngest woman ever to have been elected to the South African Parliament. When the "arms deal" controversy erupted, together with Andrew Feintein and Gavin Woods, she played a leading role in probing the controvery within Parliament and calling the government to account. In this book she documents the political drama and intrigue of that time, as well as her disenchantment with party politics and with the moral decline she experienced within Parliament during those years. She left Parliament and resigned from the Democratic Party in 2005.
    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".
    Thamm (M.) TO CATCH A COP, the Paul O'Sullivan story
    244 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R250
    Marianne Thamm's account of the role forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan played in bringing former police chief Jackie Selebi to justice. He was also involved in cracking a rhino poaching syndicate and is currently attempting to ensure Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir is extradited to his home country.
    Theledi (N.) comp. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF POPCRU, 25 years of POPCRU's existence, a reflection from inception in 1989 to 2015
    236pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2015. R230
    POPCU (Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union) was formed in November 1989 as a result of Lieutenant Gregory Rockman's calls for justice and the democratisation of law enforcement after white policemen violently attacked a group of people protesting peacefully in Mitchell's Plain.
    Thelen (D.) & Morgan (K.L.) comps. & eds. EXPERIENCING SOPHIATOWN, conversations among residents about the past, present and future of a community
    177 pp., map, colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R195
    A collection of transcriptions of conversations between Sophiatown residents. From 2008 facilitators from the University of Johannesburg worked with Sophiatown residents to organise meetings in which groups of residents could talk to each other, compare experiences and ideas, identify the challenges they face as a community, and together find ways to create a new history.

    In the 1950s the National Party government forcibly removed around 65 000 Sophiatown residents, bulldozed their homes and replaced them with cheap housing for whites. They renamed the suburb Triomf (Triumph).
    Thompson (J.H.) AN UNPOPULAR WAR, from afkak to bosbefok, voices of South African servicemen
    238 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2006) 2006. R140
    Journalist J.H.Thompson interviewed former SANDF soldiers and Special Forces members who did military service in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. Their experiences of the training, border patrols, covert operations, open combat and readjusting to ordinary life are presented in their own words.

    Reprinted 7 times in 2006.
    Tlhabi (R.) KHWEZI, the remarkable story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo
    250pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R270
    Fezekile Kuzwayo, or 'Khwezi" was President Jacob Zuma’s rape accuser. In May 2006 Jacob Zuma was found not guilty and 'Khwezi' was forced to flee South Africa. She lived in safe houses in the Netherlands and Tanzania before returning to a still hostile South Africa in 2016. She died later the same year, just months before this book was completed.

    "Tlhabi is no hagiographer. Khwezi does not glorify Kuzwayo, or make a martyr or hero of her. Tlhabi writes candidly of a woman who could be maddeningly flighty, unsure of what she wanted and prone to squandering opportunities. Kuzwayo comes across as by turns exuberant and troubled; often depressed but capable of easy joy. The Fezekile in Tlhabi’s pages is garrulous and funny; an over-sharer, but hard to pin down; impulsive and a poor planner. “One fool at a time” is her wry catch-phrase. She is complicated, and human.
    But Kuzwayo’s life also provides an opportunity for a wider view: about the effects of the Struggle on families and relationships in particular." Rebecca David, Daily Maverick

    Redi Tlhabi is a radio talk-show host, broadcast journalist and author. Her book, "Endings and Beginnings" won the 2013 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award.
    Tomlinson (M.), Hanlon (C.) & Stevenson (A.) eds. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT, an expanded focus for public health in Africa
    338pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R385
    Contributions include:
    "Ushering in the Sustainable Development Goals" by Anne Stevenson, Mark Tomlinson, Xanthe Hunt and Charlotte Hanlon
    "Mental Health Policy in Africa: gaps, needs and priorities for children and adolescents" by Crick Lund
    "Culture and Attachment in Africa" by Hiltrud Otto
    "Creation of Culturally Appropriate Development Assessment Tools for Rural Africa" by Melissa Gladstone
    "Resilience in Children and Adolescents" by Sharain Suliman, Leigh van den Heuvel and Soraya Seedat.

    Mark Tomlinson is Professor in the Department of Psychology and co-Director of the Institute for Child and Family Health at Stellenbosch University. He is also Honorary Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town.
    Charlotte Hanlon is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and Clinical Senior Lecturer, Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College, London.
    Anne Stevenson is the Programme Director of the Neuropsychiatric Genetics in African Populations (NeuroGAP) Psychosis Project, and is based at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute.
    Trovato (B.) THE WHIPPING BOY, 2008-2011
    321 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R140
    A collection of journalist Ben Trovato's satirical columns and letters, previously published in the Sunday Times newspaper.

    Ben Travato is the author of nine other books, including "The Ben Travato Files", "Ben Travato's Art of Survival" and "On the Run".
    Tschudin (.) et al eds. EXTREMISMS IN AFRICA,
    382pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
    A collection of essays that examine a range of extremist movements across Africa and discuss issues pertinent to effectively address their emergence and spread.

    Contributions include:
    "The Evolving Threat of Violent Extremism and Terrorism in the SADC Region" by Richard Chelin and Stephen Buchanan-Clarke
    "Accounting for the Rise and Trajectory of Islamist Extremism in Africa" by Hussein Solomon
    "Transnational Evangelical Christianity and Political Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa" by Robert Dowd.
    Tshabalala (L.) THE WAY I SEE IT, the musings of a black woman in the rainbow nation
    212pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R220
    Lerato Tshabalala has worked as editor of True Love magazine, as women's editor at "Drum", as a senior writer at Oprah Winfrey's magazine "O" and "Marie Claire", and is a columnist for the "Sunday Times". In 2014 she was chosen as one of the alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, which enabled her to study business at the University of Notre Dame, USA. In this book she writes about her experiences as a black woman in post-apartheid South Africa, addressing the issues of white-dominated corporate South Africa, cultural stereotypes, economic and racial inequality and gender politics.
    Turok (B.) WITH MY HEAD ABOVE THE PARAPET, an insider account of the ANC in power
    219 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
    ANC member Ben Turok has been a Member of Parliament since 1994. In this book he analyses the ANC's years in power and reflects on the party’s decline.

    Ben Turok was born in Latvia in 1927. His family moved to South Africa in 1934. A leading member of the South African Congress of Democrats and the South African Communist Party he was convicted under the Explosives Act in 1962 and sentenced to three years in prison. After his release he was placed under house arrest but escaped to London via Botswana. As an ANC MP he abstained from voting on the Protection of State Information Bill, and was censured by the ANC for his "counter-revolutionary conduct." He edits the journal "New Agenda".
    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.
    Turok (B.) ed. READINGS IN THE ANC TRADITION, volume I, policy and praxis
    262 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R100
    Volume 3 in the "Understanding the ANC Today" series, published in conjunction with the ANC Parliamentary Political Education Committee. This volume, a companion to "The Historical Roots of the ANC" (the first book in the series), provides a selection of important documents and extracts that have influenced the political and policy thinking of the ANC during the course of its history.
    Turok (B.) ed. READINGS IN THE ANC TRADITION, volume II, history and ideology
    212 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R100
    Volume 4 in the "Understanding the ANC Today" series, published in conjunction with the ANC Parliamentary Political Education Committee. This volume, a companion volume to "The Historical Roots of the ANC" (the first in the series), provides a selection of important documents and extracts that have influenced the political and policy thinking of the ANC and its allies during the course of their history.
    Tutu (D.) GOD IS NOT A CHRISTIAN, speaking truth in times of crisis
    237 pp., paperback, Reprint, (London), (2011) 2013. R155
    A collection of texts from Desmond Tutu's letters, speeches, interviews, sermons, and other writings, selected and edited by John Allen. Includes Desmond Tutu's thoughts on interfaith tolerance, "ubuntu", reconciliation and forgiveness, restorative justice, diversity, sexuality, politics and democracy, the culture of violence, and the price of freedom.

    John Allen was Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Press Secretary and then his aide in Atlanta for two years. He is the author of a biography on Desmond Tutu, "Rabble-Rouse for Peace". Currently he is Managing Editor of the African news website, allAfrica.com
    Twidle (H.) FIREPOOL, experiences in an abnormal world
    288pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R280
    A collection of essays by Hedley Twidle, including his piece, "Getting JM Coetzee", which won the 2012 Bodley Head/ Financial Times Essay Competition.

    "Exhilerating! A book I will return to again and again, both for its uncommon insight, and the quiet beauty of its prose." Rebecca Davis, author of "Best White, and other anxious delusions"

    Heldey Twidle is a writer, teacher and scholar based at the University of Cape Town.
    Vahed (G.) comp. MUSLIM PORTRAITS, the anti-apartheid struggle
    387 pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2012. R305
    Short biographies of South African Muslims who were involved in South Africa's liberation struggle: Abdul Kader Asmal, Omar Badsha, Amina Cachalia, Yusuf Dadoo, Barney Desai, Jessie Duarte, Farid Esack, Cissie Gool, Johnny Issel, Zubeida Jaffer, Ahmed Kathrada, Omaruddin Don Mattera, Fatima Meer, Vali Moosa, 'Dullah' Omar, Aziz Pahad, Naledi Pandor, Ebrahim Patel, Ebrahim Rasool, Dawood Seedat, Moe Shaikh, and many more.

    Forewords by Ahmed Kathrada and Ebrahim Rassool.
    Vale (P.) & Prinsloo (E.) eds. THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA AT TWENTY, critical perspectives
    271 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R295
    A collection of essays that reflect on twenty years of democratic rule in South Africa.

    Contributions include:
    "The ANC Youth League and the Politicisation of Race" by Deborah Posel
    "South African Marxisms, Past and Present" by Kirk Helliker and Peter Vale
    "Living Out Our Differences: reflections on Mandela, Marx and my country - an interview with Jakes Gerwel" by John Higgins
    "Neo-Liberal Restructuring and the Fate of South Africa's Labour Unions: a case study" by Mondli Hlatshwayo
    "Uneasy Relations: women, gender equality and tradition" by Cherryl Walker
    "Art and Culture in Contemporary South Africa: the present future" by Sandra Klopper

    Peter Vale is Professor of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Professor of Politics Emeritus at Rhodes University.
    Estelle Prinsloo is a doctoral student and research assistant at the University of Johannesburg.
    Vale (P.), Hamilton (L.) & Prinsloo (E.H.) eds. INTELLECTUAL TRADITIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA, ideas, individuals and institutions
    364 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R385
    A collection of essays that offer interpretations of political traditions and religious and intellectual practices in South Africa.

    Contributions include:
    "The Ambiguous Legacy of Liberalism: less a theory of society, more a state of mind?" Steven Friedman
    "African Nationalism" by Raymond Suttner
    "Pan Africanism in South Africa: a confluence of local origin and diasporic inspiration" by Mcebisi Ndletyana
    "The Intellectual Foundations of the Black Consciousness Movement" by Mabogo More
    "Feminism and the South African Polity: a failed marriage" by Helen Moffett
    "Christianity as an Intellectual Tradition in South Africa" 'les trahisons des clercs'?" by Anthony Egan
    "Islam, Intellectuals and the South African Question" by Mohammed Haron.

    Peter Vale is Professor of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Professor of Politics Emeritus at Rhodes University.
    Lawrence Hamilton is Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of the Witwatersrand.
    Estelle Prinsloo is a doctoral student at the University of Johannesburg.
    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 Leun (J.) WE ARE NOT SUCH THINGS, a murder in a South African township and the search for truth and reconciliation
    528pp., paperback, London, 2016. R330
    American writer Justine van der Leun spent four years investigating the 1993 murder of American activist Amy Biehl in a township outside Cape Town.

    "A fascinating, clear-eyed journey into the disheartening political reality of contemporary South Africa. In her pursuit of the facts behind a decades-old murder, she shatters convenient narratives about the end of apartheid and the nature of justice, and proceeds on a headlong chase for deeper truths, even those that recede the closer she gets to them." Jill Leoby, author of "Ghettoside"

    "This is not just fine journalism but astonishing storytelling. Justine van der Leun brings to the page a rare combination of muscular reporting, limitless curiosity, soulful vision, courage and tenderness. Through her gifts, you will feel as if you have travelled deep into a country you only thought you knew." Jeff Hobbs, author of "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace"

    "A troubling, deeply felt piece of work. Van der Leun's excellent reportage reveals that things are not what they seem in South Africa. The book is proof that apartheid has left behind a league of ghosts, Amy Biehl among them, and that the South Africa that Nelson Mandela envisioned remains a distant dream." James McBride, author of "Kill 'Em and Leave"

    Justine van der Leun has written about South Africa for Harper's and the Guardian. She lived in Cape Town from 2011 to 2013, and now lives in New York.
    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 der Westhuizen (C.) SITTING PRETTY, white Afrikaans women in postapartheid South Africa
    240pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R365
    Explores the postapartheid identity of white Afrikaans-speaking women through the concepts of 'ordentlikheid' (respectability) and the 'volksmoeder' (mother of the nation).

    "...offers a path-breaking, nuanced and insightful reading of white, middle-class, heterosexual 'Afrikaner' women in postapartheid South Africa. Van der Westhuizen's analysis of popular culture draws on poststructuralist theory to provide insight into how key signifiers work to fix meaning and shape everyday life. 'Sitting Pretty' also crucially explores the redemptive possibilities of dissenting Afrikaners, bringing home the implications of the role of shame in the transformation of relations and the restoration of ties to others.Van der Westhuizen's mapping of struggles to fix meaning in popular culture makes a serious contribution to our understanding of the complexities of the postapartheid order, and to what is demanded from us if we are truly to realise that order." Aletta Norval, Professor of Political Theory, University of Sussex, and author of "Deconstructing Apartheid Discourse"

    Christi van der Westhuizen is also the author of "White Power & the Rise and Fall of the National Party". Currently she is Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Pretoria.
    van der Westhuizen (C.) WHITE POWER, & the rise and fall of the National Party
    364 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2007. R220
    An analysis of the rise and collapse of the Nationalist Party.

    "A unique lense through which to analyse the demise of the National Party: written by a woman and using class analysis - the two decisive 'missing links' in Afrikaner history-writing". Antjie Krog

    Award-winning journalist Christi van der Westhuizen worked on Vrye Weekblad, Beeld and ThisDay. She is currently Inter Press Service's trade project editor for Africa and Europe and is honourary research fellow with the School of Politics, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
    van Heerden (S.) TIME TO TREK, the unthinkable thought
    84pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R295
    This call for the next Great Trek invites Afrikaners to examine themselves and to move out of their "laager mentality" into solidarity with their fellow South Africans.

    "I found it very surprising to see the new generation of Afrikaners doing some serious soul searching. I also appreciate that 'Time to Trek" was written in English, allowing all of us to witness the journey and understand one another better." Thabo September, ex-Bafana Bafana and SuperSport United football defender

    Schalk van Heerden is a founding member of Youthzones and the Foundation for a Safe South Africa. He recently launched Zebra Crossing, an online platform to build relationships across socio-economic and racial divides.
    van Loggerenberg (J.) DEATH AND TAXES, how SARS made hitmen, drug dealers and tax doggers pay their dues
    303pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R270
    Johann van Loggerenberg was a group executive at SARS for sixteen years, and involved in SARS investigations into Dave King, Billy Rautenbach, Glen Agliotti, Barry Tautenbaum, Julius Malema, Radovan Krejcir and Jacob Zuma, amongst others. He resigned in 2015 and now consults for law firms and private forensic investigation companies.
    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.
    van Onselen (G.) CLEVER BLACKS, JESUS AND NKANDLA, the real Jacob Zuma in his own words
    184 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. OUT OF PRINT
    Political journalist Gareth van Onselen's collection of President Jacob Zuma's most controversial public statements.

    "If you are not loyal to the ANC, you can't be loyal to anything else, even the Constitution. If the ANC gets weak, there will be no South Africa...How can a person live, if not for the ANC?"

    "Even some Africans, who become too clever, take a position, they become the most eloquent in criticising themselves about their own traditions and everything."

    "Believe in two things: God and the ANC."

    "[Same-sex marriages] are a disgrace to the nation and to God."

    "We're probably the first government in the world to have taken corruption so seriously."

    "If I were a journalist, I would write and say, 'The ANC is a wonderful organisation. It produces wonderful leaders.'"

    "You have fewer rights because you are a minority."

    "When I was in Venda recently I was so impressed to see how people there express respect for other people. A woman would clap her hands and even lie down to show respect. I was so impressed. If I was not already married to my wives I would go to Venda to look for a woman."
    van Onselen (G.) HOLY COWS, the ambiguities of being South African
    218pp., paperback, CapeTown, 2015. OUT OF PRINT
    Journalist and political commentator Gareth van Onselen examines some of the contradictions and ambiguities that define life in South Africa: patriarchy and equality; racial nationalism and liberal individualism; modernity and traditionalism; democracy and monarchy; freedom and control; culture and constitutionalism; wealth and poverty.

    Gareth van Onselen writes for the Sunday Times and Business Day.
    van Staden (M.), Woode-Smith (N.) & Haussamer (N.) eds. FALLISM, one year of rational commentary
    186pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R185
    An edited compilation of articles and essays written by contributors to the Rational Standard since the beginning of #RhodesMustFall movement to the end of 2016.

    The Rational Standard is a libertarian commentary website founded in 2016 by Martin van Staden, a law student at the University of Pretoria, Nicolai Haussamer, an actuarial science student at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and Nicholas Woode-Smith, also studying at UCT, with majors in philosophy, economic history and politics. Martin van Staden is also the Editor in Chief of BeingLibertarian.com and the Academic Programs Director of Students for Liberty in South Africa. Nicolai Haussamer is also Vice President of African Students for Liberty at UCT.
    van Wyk (C.) ed. WE WRITE WHAT WE LIKE, celebrating Steve Biko
    170 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R220
    A collection of essays commissioned to offer tribute to Steve Biko on the 30th anniversary of his death.

    Contributions include "Steve Biko: 30 years after" by Thabo Mbeki,
    "Biko's Testament of Hope" by Achille Mbembe,
    "A White Man Remembers" by Duncan Innes,
    "Steve Biko and the SASO/BPC Trial" by Saths Cooper and Pandelani Nefolovhodwe.
    "Through Chess I Discovered Steve Biko" by Darryl Accone, and
    "White Carnations and the Black Power Revolution: they tried us for our ideas" by Zithulele Cindi.
    van Zyl (E.) ed. LEADERSHIP IN AN AFRICAN CONTEXT,
    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.
    Vanderhaeghen (Y.) AFRIKANER IDENTITY, dysfunction and grief
    237pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R495
    "A compelling and elegant exposition on an ethnic whiteness and its attempts to rehabilitate itself after ceding its ignominious command of an oppressive state system. Vanderhaeghen demonstrates how the deft use of poststructuralist theoretical insights can expose the power effects of the news media's meaning-making processes. Scholars of race, ethnicity and neoliberal capitalism will find this work illuminating." Christi van der Westhuizen, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Pretoria, and author of "Sitting Pretty: white Afrikaans women in postapartheid South Africa"

    "Central to the book’s original contribution is the notion of “self-othering”, namely the discursive switch present in Afrikaans media that turns perpetrators into victims in an attempt to dislodge the historical burden of collective guilt and assume a new identity of marginalisation – thereby activating a discourse of minority rights and the need for cultural protection. This is a significant, authentic insight that the author goes on to support through empirical analysis of newspaper reports." Herman Wasserman, Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town

    "At a time when South Africans are struggling with questions of identity and belonging, Vanderhaeghen grapples with, among other things, his own prejudice, with racism, with ideological conflict, with whiteness, with what it means to be African and with what might be meant by an "Afrikaner" identity. Dilemmas of politics, representation and meaning making animate this book. A complex and subtle portrait of identity-in-the-making and the role that the media play as cultural entrepreneurs in the construction and demarcation of the boundaries and currencies of imagined communities." Louise Vincent, Professor of Political and International Studies, Rhodes University

    Journalist Yves Vanderhaeghen wrote his PhD on Afrikaner 'self-othering' in the Beeld newspaper. Currently he is editor of the Witness newspaper in Pietermaritzburg.
    Venter (A.J.) HOW SOUTH AFRICA BUILT SIX ATOM BOMBS, and then abandoned its nuclear weapons program
    233 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R250
    An account of how the apartheid South African government built nuclear weapons.

    Journalist and writer Al Venter is the author of thirty-five books, including "War in Angola", "Africa at War", "The Chopper War: helicopter warfare in Africa" and "Coloured: profile of two million South Africans".
    Verster (F.) DIE GROOT DRIE, 'n eeu van spotprente in "Die Burger", 1915-2015
    200pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230
    François Verster looks at the rise and fall of Afrikaner nationalism from the perspective of three political cartoonists: D.C. Boonzaier, T.O. Honiball and Fred Mouton.

    François Verster worked as a state archivist for seventeen years. In 2007 he joined Naspers as a company archivist and historian. He has also written three novels and his memoirs. His non-fiction works include "Van Kaspaas tot Kaas, die lewe en werk van T.O. Honiball".
    Verwoerd (M.) & Ngcowa (S.) 21 AT 21, the coming of age of a nation
    199pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
    Twenty-one years after the first democratic elections in South Africa, Melanie Verwoerd and Sonwabiso Ngcowa travelled around the country interviewing people born in 1994. These interviews are recorded in this book.

    Sonwabiso Ngcowa is a writer and poet based in Cape Town. His first novel, "In Search of Happiness", was published in 2014.
    Writer, political commentator Melanie Verwoerd is also the author of the memoir, "The Verwoerd Who Toyi-Toyied" and a book on Nelson Mandela entitled Our Madiba". She was a Member of Parliament for the ANC between 1994 and 2001.
    Villa-Vicencio (C.) & Soko (M.) CONVERSATIONS IN TRANSITION, leading South African voices
    301 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R195
    Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

    A collection of interviews with prominent South Africans, in which they share their personal views and interpretations of past and contemporary realities facing South Africans. Interviewees are Frederik Willem de Klerk, Trevor Manuel, Kgalema Motlanthe, Mosibudi Mangena, Pieter Mulder, Helen Zille, Tony Ehrenreich, Mazibuko Jara, Ann Bernstein, Paul Cluver, Kuseni Dlamini, Hendrik du Toit, Dennis Davis, Richard Goldstone, Dikgang Moseneke, Farid Esack, Thabo Makgoba, Ebrahim Rasool, Mongane Wally Serote, Mary Burton, Pregs Govender, Moeletsi Mbeki and Mamphela Ramphele.

    "This book takes us mercifully beyond the screeching, accusatory voices of point-scoring politicians. The interviews dig deep to reveal what is common in our human ambitions and what we in fact share in our determination to create a truly unified country, despite our differences." Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Free State.

    "'Conversations' is a real marketplace of ideas and opinions: vibrant, colourful and fascinating. It shows us how much we have in common, but also how far we are still sometimes apart. It shows us who we are and how resourceful we are as a people. It gets us talking and with that brings us hope. Max du Preez, journalist and author

    Charles Villa-Vicenio is a senior research fellow in the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and an Emeritus Professor of the University of Cape Town.

    Mills Soko is Associate professor at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business, the founding director of Mthente Research and Consulting Services, and a research associate of the South African Institute of International Affairs.
    Villa-Vicencio (C.), Doxtader (E.) & Moosa (E.) eds. THE AFRICAN RENAISSANCE AND THE AFRO-ARAB SPRING, a season of rebirth?
    225pp., map, paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2015. R270
    Published in the USA in 2015.

    This book examines the connection between the call for a political-cultural renaissance that emerged as apartheid ended in South Africa and the popular revolts of 2011 in the Arab Spring countries.

    "Anyone who wants to understand what is going on in Africa today needs to read this book. The birth of the African Renaissance and Afro-Arab Spring has injected hope and produced its disappointments. The continent's future is uncertain. I suggest, however, that future generations will look back to this time as a crucial turning point in African and global politics. This book plumbs the depths of Africa's quest for rebirth, often against overwhelming forces of resistance-with tentacles reaching deep into the West, the Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula, and elsewhere." Desmond Tutu

    Foreword by Thabo Mbeki. Epilogue by Ali Mazrui.

    Contributions include:
    "From Cairo to the Cape: The dilemmas of revolution" by Shamil Jeppie
    "Gathering the Pieces: the structural, social, and psychological elements of African renewal" by Don Foster
    "Understanding a Flawed Miracle: the history, dynamics, and continental implications of South Africa’s transition" by Charles Villa-Vicencio
    "Irreconcilable Truths? Gender-based violence and the struggle to build an inclusive history" by Helen Scanlon
    "The Pharaoh Returns: The ‘politics of order’ and the Muslim yearning for freedom" by Ebrahim Rasool
    "The One and the Many: religious coexistence and belonging in post-apartheid society" by Abdulkader Tayob
    "A ‘New’ Pan-Africanism" by Chris Landsberg.

    Charles Villa-Vincencio is a visiting professor in the Conflict Program at Georgetown University and a senior research fellow at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town.
    Erik Doxtader is Professor of Rhetoric at the University of South Carolina and a senior research fellow at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town.
    Ebrahim Moosa is a professor of Islamic Studies with appointments in the Department of History and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
    von Schnitzler (A.) DEMOCRACY'S INFRASTRUCTURE, techno-politics and protest after apartheid
    238pp., paperback, Princeton, 2016. R490
    Antina von Schnitzler focuses on conflicts surrounding a project to install prepaid water meters in Soweto to trace how infrastructure, payment, and technical procedures become sites of struggle over South Africa's political transformation.

    "'Democracy's Infrastructure' takes an incisive, illuminating look at the technopolitics of water in South Africa. Through close and careful observation, this book reveals how specific technological mechanisms enable and constrain government projects, and how forms of measurement and pricing shape new, market-oriented subjects. This is a major contribution, one that joins the study of social movements and political resistance to the new anthropology of infrastructure in an entirely convincing way." James Ferguson, author of "Give a Man a Fish, reflections on the new politics of distribution"

    "A theoretically savvy account of how the distribution of prepaid technologies in apartheid South Africa dovetailed with the emergence of new forms of neoliberal governance, 'Democracy's Infrastructure' shows how technology continues to animate life there today. One of the most innovative postapartheid studies in recent years, this is required reading for those interested in understanding the complexities of the South African democratic transition." Steven Robins, University of Stellenbosch

    Anthropologist Antina von Schnitzler is Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School.
    Vreÿ (F.), Esterhuyse (A.) & Mandrup (T.) eds. ON MILITARY CULTURE, theory, practice and African armed forces
    280 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R405
    A collection of essays that explore the theory and practice of military culture, civil-military relations, and the role of the armed forces in society. The book also includes a number of country case studies, with a particular focus on South Africa.

    Contributions include:
    "Strategising in an era of conceptual change: security institutions and the delivery of security in the 21st century" by Kim Hudson and Dan Henk
    "Aligning societal and military culture" by Alan Okros
    "Hamlet's Glass and the Radical Reality of Security Culture: religion, authorised violence and sacrifice" by Michael McKinley
    "Morphing Mirror Images of Military Culture and the Nation-State: insecurities in Kenya" by Musambayi Katumanga
    "Snapshots, Synapses, and Silences: social theory and military studies" by Peter Vale
    "Forging the Post-apartheid Military Culture in South Africa" by Laurie Nathan
    "Institutional Culture: the South African military and its search for organisational stability" by Abel Esterhuyse.

    Francois Vreÿ is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University.
    Abel Esterhuyse is Associate Professor of Strategy in the Faculty of Military Science of Stellenbosch University at the South African Military Academy.
    Thomas Mandrup in Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science, University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute of International Studies.
    wa Afrika (M.) NOTHING LEFT TO STEAL, jailed for telling the truth
    268 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R250
    In this memoir, investigative reporter Mzilikazi wa Afrika reveals the details behind his exposure of the R1.7 billion lease scandal between ex-police commissioner Bheki Cele and property tycoon Roux Shabangu, for which he was arrested in 2010 on charges of fraud and defeating the ends of justice. He worked for the Sunday Times newspaper at the time.

    Mzilikazi wa Afrika is currently chairperson of the Forum for African Investigative Reporters and sits on the board of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.
    wa Azania (M.) MEMOIRS OF A BORN FREE, reflections on the rainbow nation
    172 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
    "At only 22, Malaika Wa Azania displays a deep intellectual grasp of our evolutionary character as a nation in this incisively argued book, 'Memoirs of a Born Free', which contests the acceptability of the concept of 'Born Frees' as a useful sociological concept in post-apartheid South Africa. With wit and an ability to articulate her mind with lucidity, Malaika shows how the legacy of the intersection of race and class continues to define the South African social landscape..." Kgalema Motlanthe, former Deputy President

    "A brave and compelling tale of the courage and determination of three generations of strong and independent women and the commonalities of their struggles to be free across significant periods of our history - the 1960s, the 1980s and the 1990s. The contemporary focus gives unique insight into the long way we still have to go." Mary Metcalfe, Chairperson of Education Programme, Open Society Foundations

    Malaika Wa Azania, real name Malaika Lesego Samora Mahlatsi, was born in Soweto in 1991. She is currently the African Union African Youth Charter Ambassador for the SADC region and the executive director of her own writing and transcribing company, Pen and Azanian Revolution (Pty) Ltd. In 2012 she founded a pan-Africanist journal, "Afrikan Voices of the Left". She is a columnist on "Thought Leader", "The Sunday Independent" and "DestinyConnect" and a contributor to "The Thinker" magazine. She is currently a student at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
    Walker (C.) LANDMARKED, land claims and land restitution in South Africa
    292 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg & Ohio, 2008. R165
    Drawing on her long involvement in the investigation of forced removals and her experience as Regional Land Claims Commissioner for KwaZulu-Natal from 1995 to 2000, Charryl Walker provides an account of the programme of land restitution as a whole and assesses its successes and failures.

    Cherryl Walker is Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch. She is the author of "Women and Resistance in South Africa", editor of "Women and Gender in Southern Africa" and co-author of "The Surplus People".
    Walsh (S.) & Soske (J.) eds. TIES THAT BIND, race and the politics of friendship in South Africa
    335pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R380
    "Twenty-one years after democracy questions are emerging more clearly than ever before as to the nature of South African politics and friendship. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the dispensation unfurled by the negotiated settlement are being challenged. 'Ties that Bind' emerges with the right questions at the right time." Victoria Collis-Buthelezi, University of Cape Town and visiting researcher at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER).

    Contributions include:
    "With Friends like These: the politics of friendship in post-apartheid South Africa" by Sisonke Msimang
    "Bound to Violence: scratching beginnings and endings with Lesego Rampolokeng" by Stacy Hart and Lesego Rampolokeng
    "'Friends of the Family': maids, madams, and domestic cartographies of power in South African art" by M.Neelika Jayawardane
    "Kutamba Naye: in search of anti-racist and queer solidarities" by Tsitsi Jaji
    "The Problem with 'We': affiliation, political economy, and the counterhistory of nonracilialism" by Franco Barchiesi.

    Filmmaker Shannon Walsh is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia and a research associate at the University of Johannesburg's South African Research Chair in Social Change.
    Jon Soske is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill Unversity, and a research associate at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of the Witwatwersrand.
    Walther (K.) comp. ELECTORAL SYSTEMS AND ACCOUNTABILITY, challenges and considerations for South Africa
    213pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
    Foreword by Roger Southall.

    Analyses electoral systems in Germany, Ghana, Kenya, India, the UK, the USA and Zimbabwe, to determine which system is most appropriate for holding elected officials accountable.
    Wasserman (H.) MEDIA, GEOPOLITICS, AND POWER, a view from the Global South
    217pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R295
    First published in the USA in 2018.

    "Wasserman’s book offers a rich and insightful account of the South African media in the context of shifting centres of global power and knowledge production. While focusing on the South African transition, the book demonstrates the close interrelationship between the local and the global, between the dominance of the advanced democracies of the West and the struggles of the Global South for recognition and influence. By taking the perspective of the Global South, familiar concepts such as citizenship, tabloidization, and mediation are put in a new light, thus enriching our theoretical and empirical understanding of the role of the media in a changing world."Katrin Voltmer, author of "Comparing Political Communication across Time and Space: New Studies in an Emerging Field"

    "Wasserman's book would surely be deemed as one of the most powerful articulations from the Global South, urging media professionals and scholars to rethink and recontextualize global journalism in this post-West, post-order, post-truth world." Anbin Shi, Tsinghua University

    Herman Wasserman is Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of "Tabloid Journalism in South Africa: true story!", the editor of "Taking to the Streets: popular media, democracy and development in Africa" and co-editor of "Media Ethics Beyond Borders".
    Watson (J.) & Gouws (A.) eds. NASTY WOMEN TALK BACK, feminist essays on the global women's marches
    150pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R195
    Contributions include:
    "Pussies Are Not For Grabbing!" by Joy Watson
    "My Arms Are Tired of Holding This Sign" by Amanda Gouws
    "I'm So Tired of Mediocre Men Running Things" by Rebecca Davis
    "Oh No, You Can't Go to Heaven in a Broke Down Car" by Anastasia Slamat
    "Walking Tall, Walking Together" by Jen Thorpe
    "To Whom It May Concern" by Christi van der Westhuizen
    "Thoughts on Rape, Race and Reconstituting Subjectivity" by Rebecca Helman
    "Double Stigmas" by Layla Al-Zubaidi
    "Stuck in the Margins: women in prison in Africa" by Lillian Artz.

    Amanda Gouws is Professor of Political Science at Stellebosch University. She holds a South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChl) Chair in Gender Politics.
    Joy Watson is currently Chair of the Board of the Women on Farms Project and is undertaking a PhD on rape and public policy formulation at Stellenbosch University.
    Watson (R.L.) SLAVE EMANCIPATION AND RACIAL ATTITUDES IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY SOUTH AFRICA,
    318 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2012. R420
    R.L.Watson examines the social and cultural changes brought about by the abolition of slavery in 1834 in the Cape Colony. He also explores the early development of racism in South Africa, arguing that it was driven by whites' need for exploitable labour after abolition.

    "This book, based on meticulous research, is well written and at times deliciously sharp. It provides an unprecedented account of the ways in which both the slaves of the Cape Colony and their erstwhile owners reorganised their intertwined lives in the aftermath of abolition. For the first time, a description of Cape society is combined with a clear understanding of the shifting social ideologies that led to an enhanced South African racism. It is a singular achievement." Robert Ross, Leiden University

    "This is a critical study of a much-neglected period - the decades around and after slave emancipation in the 1830s - and its impact on the racial structuring of the Cape Colony. Watson writes with vigor and insight, offering fresh perspectives on a vital topic in South African history, with comparative insights from North American scholarship." Nigel Worden, University of Cape Town

    R.L.Watson is Professor Emeritus of History at North Carolina Wesleyan College. He is the author of "The Slave Question:liberty and property in South Africa" (1990).
    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
    Wiener (M.) KILLING KEBBLE, an underworld exposed
    428 pp., colour illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2011) 2012. R195
    In September 2005 mining magnate Brett Kebble was killed in Johannesburg in an apparent "assisted suicide". The investigation that followed revealed a sinister underworld and exposed the corrupt relationship between South Africa's Chief of Police, Jackie Selebi, and his friend, Glenn Aglioti. Journalist Mandy Wiener has been covering the Brett Kebble story for five years and has had unlimited access to the three hit-men who killed Kebble, to Glenn Aglioti, and to other role players.

    "A gritty mining town tale. Stranger than fiction. And totally gripping. Superb!" Peter Harris, author of "Birth" and "In a Different Time"

    "A compelling, remarkable portrait that illuminates the dark underbelly of South Africa, revealing the intertwining of business, politics and organsied crime that is one of the greatest threats to out democracy. It demonstrates the extent to which prosecutorial independence and the rule of law have been undermined by our political leaders and the resulting quagmire that is law enforcement in the country. This fascinating, racy book provides a remarkable portrait of the characters at the centre of this tragic story, in the process illuminating the dark underbelly of South Africa that is unknown to most of us" Andrew Feinstein, author of "After the Party"
    Wiener (M.) MINISTRY OF CRIME, an underworld exposed
    454pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R295
    In her follow-up to the book "Killing Kebble: an underworld exposed" (2011) journalist and author Mandy Wiener examines the links between known criminals crime figures, corrupt police officers and politicians.

    "A frightening journey into the realm of the gangster state - immaculately researched and beautifully crafted. Amongst the finest non-fiction crime writing you will ever read." Jacques Pauw, author of "The President's Keepers" and "Into the Heart of Darkness"

    Mandy Wiener lives and works in Johannesburg. She is also the author of "Behind the Door: the Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp story", co-authored with Barry Bateman and "My Second Initiation: the memoir of Vusi Pikoli", written with the former head of the National Prosecuting Authority.
    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.
    Xulu-Gama (N.) HOSTELS IN SOUTH AFRICA, spaces of perplexity
    251pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R365
    Nomkhosi Xulu-Gama's study of the transformation of KwaMashu Hostel in Durban from a single-sex men's hostel to family accommodation in community residential units.

    "'Hostels in South Africa' is a path-breaking ethnography of hostel life that shows the profound importance of understanding the urban and rural as connected spaces. Bringing the voice of residents to the fore in a place originally built for single men, the author skilfully shows how men and women navigate gender, love, violence, the state and economic insecurity - all the time reworking one of apartheid's most notorious spaces." Mark Hunter, author of "Love in the Time of AIDS" inequality, gender and rights in South Africa"

    Nomkhosi Xulu-Gama is a researcher at the Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology and a senior lecturer in General Education. She is a Fulbright Scholar and is currently Deputy Chairperson for the South African Sociological Association.
    Yende (S.) EERIE ASSIGNMENT, a journalist's nightmare in Mpumalanga
    371pp., paperback, No Place, 2016. R320
    Sizwe sama Yende's account of working as a journalist in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, in the midst of politically-motivated assassinations, corruption, and concerted efforts to manipulate and control the media.

    "In this book...Sizwe sama Yende vividly captures the atmosphere of fear in Mpumalanga - families torn apart by bullets and terror; and survivors forced to live on their knees. It reads like a script from a Hollywood horror movie, or a work of fiction but it is the naked truth. "Mzilikazi wa Afrika,Author of "Nothing Left to Steal"

    Yende arrived in Mpumalanga in 1997 as a trainee at African Eye News. He became Bureau Chief in 2010.
    Zapiro & Wills (M.) WTF, capturing Zuma - a cartoonist's tale
    248pp., b/w & colour illus., paperbak, Johannesburg, 2018. R295
    Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) account of creating cartoons during the Jacob Zuma era, with more than 400 cartoons, including the iconic image of Jacob Zuma raping Lady Justice.
    Zeilig (L.) comp. PATRICE LUMUMBA, voices of liberation
    200 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R210
    Biography of Patrice Lumumba, founder and leader of the Mouvement National Congolais and the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo. He was assassinated by the Belgians in 1961.

    Includes a selection of Lumumba's speeches and writings as well as previously unpublished interviews.
    Zibi (S.) RAISING THE BAR, hope and renewal in South Africa
    289 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
    "One of the most important, clear-eyed, honest and original critiques of South Africa today. This book is heavy with solutions and new ways of seeing and being South African. An outstanding, visionary book that packs a massive punch." Justice Malala

    "Zibi elegantly and insightfully joins the dots between the social, political and economic factors holding South Africa back, inviting an urgently needed recalibration of the country's value system while bravely challenging its political class to raise its game." Richard Calland

    "A sober, engaging and challenging voice at a time we need it most. Songezo Zibi is a lucid thinker and writes with great authority." Maz du Preez

    Songezo Zibi is the editor of Business Day.
    Zinn (A.) ed. §, the life and times of Neville Alexander
    164pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2016. R345
    A collection of keynote addresses and responses that were made at a conference in Neville Alexander's honour held at the Centre for Non-Racialism and Democracy, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2013. Neville Alexander died in 2012.

    Introduction, afterword and addendum by Crain Soudien. Includes contributions by Pallo Jordan, KA Porteus, Brian Ramadiro, Eugene and Lydia Cairncross, and Slaim Vally.

    Also includes a DVD-ROM of the conference.
    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.
    [Desai (A.) & Vahed (G.) eds.] CHATSWORTH, the making of a South African township
    504 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Pietermaritzburg, 2013. R485
    A collection of essays on the history of the Indian township of Chatsworth, created by apartheid planners in 1960. Many of these articles are the result of research conducted as part of a three year project titled "Identity, Belonging and Place in Post-apartheid South Africa: a case study of Chatsworth", undertaken with a grant from the South Africa-Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD).

    Contributions include:
    "A Private Island: gender and everyday struggle in political times" by Thembisa Waetjen
    "Plessislaer, Cato Manor, Shallcross: a personal narrative" by Reshma Sookrajh
    "Of Cabals, Butterflies and Detentions: extra-parliamentary resistance in the 1980s and its aftermath" by Goulam Vahed and Ashwin Desai
    "Construction of Masculinities among schoolboys: a case study of the Sunford Technical High School" by Vilay Hamlall
    "From the Dirty Dozen to the Dre Boys: gangs of Chatsworth" by Ashwin Desai
    "Forced Integration? a Chatsworth shack settlement" by Shannon Walsh
    "Meeting Shiva, Vishnu and the Mother Goddesses" by Ulricke Schroder
    "'Our Indian Polices are Bought Off': Chatsworth's men in blue speak back" by Goolam Vahed
    "The Story of Abbas Khan: a Mawlana from Croftdene" by Sultan Khan
    "Kicking Back: soccer in Chatsworth" by Logan D.Naidoo.

    Ashwin Desai is a professor at the Centre for Sociological Research, University of Johannesburg. His other publications include "Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island", "Inside Indian Indenture: a South African story, 1860-1914", co-written with Goolam Vahed, and "The Poors of Chatsworth".
    Goolam Vahed is an associate professor of history at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His previous works include "Ahmed Deedat: the man and his mission", "Gender, Modernity and Indian Delights: the Women's Cultural Group of Durban, 1954-2010", co-written with Thembisa Waetjen", and "Many Lives: 150 years of being Indian in South Africa", co-written with Ashwin Desai and Thembisa Waetjen.
    [Khadiagala (G.) et al eds.] RACE, MEMORY AND THE APARTHEID ARCHIVE, towards a psychological praxis
    368 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2013. R320
    First published in the UK and USA in 2013.

    A collection of essays that examine South Africa's history of racial oppression and the possibilities and impossibilities of transforming South African society by engaging with stories submitted to the Apartheid Archive Project.

    The Apartheid Archives project is an ongoing collaborative international research initiative that focuses on the collection, documentation and analysis of personal stories from ordinary South Africans, about their experiences of racism under apartheid and the continuing effects on individual and group functioning in contemporary South Africa. The project believes that it is important for South African society to review, acknowledge and deal with its past, in order to better manage its present and future, and aims to supplement the 'grand' narratives recorded by the TRC. The project was conceptualized and initiated in 2008 by two psychologists at the University of the Witwatersrand, and continues to be housed there.

    Contributions include:
    "Unsettling Whiteness" by Gillian Straker
    "Engaging with the Apartheid Archive Project: voices from the South African diaspora in Australia" by Christopher Sonn
    "Desire, Fear and Entitlement: sexualising race and racialising sexuality in (re)membering apartheid" by Kopano Ratele and Tamara Shefer
    "How Do we 'Treat' Apartheid History?" by Derek Hook
    "Self-Consciousness and Impression Management in the Authoring of Apartheid-related Narratives by Gillian Eagle and Brett Bowman.

    Clinical psychologist Garth Stevens in Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, School of Human and Community Development, at the University of the Witwatersrand.
    Norman Duncan is the Deam of Humanities and Professor of Psychology at the University of Pretoria.
    Derek Hook is a lecturer in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.