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STORIES FROM THE FIELD, YDF footprint in Africa
127 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R265
A selection of case studies from nine African countries which provide insight into the approach and impact of the Youth Development through Football (YDF) project of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) on young people who have benefited from the programme. YDF uses sport, especially football, to equip children and youth with life skills, increase knowledge about HIV/AIDS, advance gender equality and promote environmental awareness.

Includes eight case studies from South Africa, two from Botswana, one from Lesotho, and one from Namibia. All the case studies are the result of academic impact assessment research by Professor Cora Burnett, Professor Wim Hollander and Cassie Ogunniyi from the University of Johannesburg.

The 121 unedited case studies are provided on an attached CD-ROM.
2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa 2010, when the World Cup came to South Africa
235 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
A collection of articles that outline how South Africa came to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup and celebrates the thirty days of the tournament. Lavishly illustrated with photographs by various photographers who worked throughout the event.

Alegi (P.) AFRICAN SOCCERSCAPES, how a continent changed the world's game
179 pp., maps, illus., paperback, London, 2010. R125
A history of African football.

"In this wonderfully researched and richly textured narrative, Alegi tells the vital story of how football transformed Africa and Africa transformed football during the twentieth century. The book is a must-read for all those wishing to gain a greater understanding of the past, and future, of the global game." Laurent Dubois, Duke University

"The best academic histories of sporting cultures are those that tell the story 'from within'. Such is the supreme accomplishment of Peter Alegi's 'African Soccerscapes'. Rather than presenting a tale of colonial imposition, Alegi gives keen insight into how soccer has been culturally reclaimed within African regional and urban contexts. For those wanting to know about soccer as a contemporary global phenomenon, this book should be at the top of their reading list." John Hughson, Professor of Sport and Cultural Studies, University of Central Lancashire

Peter Alegi is Associate Professor of African History at Michigan State University. He is the author of "Laduma! Soccer, politics and society in South Africa". He co-hosts the Africa Past and Present podcast.
Alegi (P.) LADUMA!, soccer, politics and society in South Africa, from its origins to 2010
229 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Pietermaritzburg, (2004) 2010. R210
An updated edition of Peter Alegi's history of football in South Africa, in which "he explores the Africanisation of the game with the introduction of rituals and magic, and the emergence of distinctive playing styles"

"The passionate and meticulous research in 'Laduma!' ensures that a lost legacy is highlighted and that the roots of soccer in South Africa have now been properly recorded. 'Laduma!' reveals a fascinating history, exceptional in the world game - a history that ia intertwined with the dramatic and turbulent past of an exciting young democracy." Mark Gleeson, from his foreword

Peter Alegi is an associate professor of history at Michigan State Univesity.

Andrag (B.) ed. CAPE TOWN STADIUM, between the lines
191 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R228
A collection of ten articles, twenty six interviews and a panel discussion on the building of the Cape Town Stadium.

Articles include "Beyond the Village: Cape Town rises to the occasion" by Laurine Platzky, which explores the political and social history of Cape Town and addresses some of the topical issues relating to the location of the building,
"Urban Design - Beyond Object" by Henri Comrie and Khalied Jacobs, which explains how the urban form of the stadium relates to the spatial composition of the city,
"The Cape Town Diva: drama, dignity & delight" by Catherine Slessor, which examines the stadium from an architectural point of view,
"Putting a Lid on it" by Henning Rasmuss and Carolyn Helfenstein, on constructing the stadium roof, and
"Calla and Calabash: spectacular stadium structures surprise the world" by Roman Hollenstein, which discusses all the new stadia in the country.
Bennett (B.) et. al. (eds.) FIELDS OF PLAY, football memories & forced removals in Cape Town
166 pp., oblong 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, District Six Museum, Cape Town, 2010.

The exhibition focused on the history of football in Cape Town from 1892 until the mid-1960s and included the stories of ten sites where football was played: Shelley Street in Salt River, Langa, Hartleyvale, Rosmead, William Herbert, Athlone, Rygate, Maitland and Stellenbosch. Each of these sites was home to a football association prior to 1948, when the formalised system of apartheid was introduced. Each of these sites also had an historical link to Green Point Common, which is the site regarded as the home of football in Cape Town.
Berg (A.) photo. & text DREAMS & GOALS, the World Cup and world football culture 1990-2010
288 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Stockport, 2009. R513
A collection of photographs by Allistair Berg covering the last five World Cup Finals and also grassroots football around the world.

Includes a section on football in Africa.
Bloomfield (S.) AFRICA UNITED, how football explains Africa
299 pp., map, colour illus., paperback, Edinburgh, 2010. R230
Steve Bloomfield's investigation of Africa's passion for football and the role football has played in Africa's political life. He looks at thirteen countries, including Zimbabwe and South Africa. He also covers the build-up to the 2010 World Cup.

"Like the weather in Britian, the teams and players of Premiership football are the commonest topic of conversation in Africa. In a thousand African languages, Arsenal, Chelsea, Drogba and Rooney are the coinage of human discourse. From the streets, bars, airports, palaces and touchlines of Africa, Bloomfield reveals how Africans play, talk, eat and sleep football and explains why it can precipitate political crises." Richard Dowden, director of the Royal African Society and author of "Africa: altered states, ordinary miracles"

British journalist Steve Bloomfield has been based in Nairobi since 2006, reporting from twenty-five countries across Africa. A former Africa correspondent for the Independent, he is now a correspondent for Monocle.
Calland (J.), Naidoo (L.) & Whaley (A.) THE VUVUZELA REVOLUTION, anatomy of South Africa's World Cup
218 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R165
Richard Calland, Lawson Naidoo and Andrew Whaley travelled 5000 kms by car, took trains and planes across South Africa to attend 12 games during the 2010 World Cup.

Richard Calland is Associate Professor of Public Law at the University of Cape Town and Director of IDASA's Economic Governance Programme.
Lawyer, freelance consultant and entrepreneur Lawson Naidoo is Executive Secretary of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution.
Andrew Whaley writes plays for stage, screen and radio.
Fraser (C.) photo. SOCCER CHIC, soccer life the South African way
156 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2010. R475
A photographic exploration of South African football culture. AIso includes a short essay by Mark Gleeson and interviews with fans.

Photographer Craig Fraser also published the book "Shack Chic".
Journalist Mark Gleeson write about and boradcasts on South African and African football.
Harden (T.) photo. & Strudsholm (J.) text A GAME OF PASSION, soccer in Africa
144 pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2010. R210
A collection of photographs taken in twelve African countries by Danish photographer Tine Harden.
Includes an essay, "A Kick Out of Africa" by Danish journalist Jesper Strudsholm.
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".
Hawkey (I.) FEET OF THE CHAMELEON, the story of African football
312 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2009. R159
African reporter Ian Hawkey traces the development of African football and charts the continent's journey to its first World Cup in 2010.
Herzenberg (C.S.) ed. PLAYER AND REFEREE, conflicting interests and the 2010 FIFA World Cup
236 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R30
Six case studies that explore the dynamics that gave rise to conflict between public and private interests in the context of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Contributions include:
"Soccer City: what is says about the murky world of government tenders" by Rob Rose
"Tendering Irregularities in the Eastern Cape" by Eddie Botha and Gcina Ntsaluba
"How FIFA Corruption Empowers Global Capital" by Andrew Jennings
"FIFA's 'Official' Suppliers: shadowy tenders and conflicts of interest at Match" by Rob Rose
"Public Loss, FIFA's Gain: how Cape Town got its 'white elephant'" by Karen Scheepers and Stefaans Brümmer
"Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium: arch of hope or yoke of debt?" by Sam Sole

Collette Schulz Herzenberg is a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies in Cape Town.
Hilltout (J.) photo. AMEN, grassroots football
208 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R190
In 2009 Jessica Hilltout spent nine months travelling in West and southern Africa photographing Africans' passion for playing football. The countries she visited include South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique and Malawi.

Jessica Hilltout was born in Belgium in 1977.
Jennings (A.) FOUL!, the secret world of FIFA: bribes, vote rigging and ticket scandals
432 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2006) 2007. R150
An updated edition of investigative sports reporter Andrew Jennings' exposé of corruption in FIFA, football's governing body.
Latakgomo (J.) MZANSI MAGIC, struggle, betrayal and glory, the story of South African soccer
191 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
Sports journalist Joe Latakgomo's behind-the-scenes account of the people and events that have shaped South African soccer over the past 60 years.

"Precious little has been written about South African football, especially the game that developed in the dusty fields of townships. Joe Latakgomo was there and he laces his tales with wonderful anecdotes that can only be told by someone with an insider's knowledge. For the lover of South African soccer, this is a must: for those with a passing interest, this is a window into a world that was in danger of being forgotten." Richard Maguire, editorial director "Kick Off'
Mokone (L.) KALAMAZOO REMEMBERED, South Africa's football legend
133pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R200
The biography of Steve Mokone (1932-2015), the first black South African to play in a professional European league. He played for Coventry City, Heracles, Cardiff, Barcelona, Marseille and Torino and was nicknamed "The Black Meteor" and "Kalamazoo". After he he settled in the USA, where he became an assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Rochester in New York state. HE was also involved in the anti-Apartheid movement. In 2003 he was recognised as a member of the Order of Ikhamanga, South Africa’s highest honour for achievement in the creative and performing arts.

Louise Mokone is a development consultant. She was married to Steve Mokone.
Pillay (U.), Tomlinson (R.) & Bass (O.) eds. DEVELOPMENT AND DREAMS, the urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup
316 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R190
Academics and development practitioners provide perspectives "on the probable consequences of the 2010 Football World Cup for the economy of South Africa and its cities, on infrastructure development, and on the projection of African culture and identity."

Contributions include "South Africa 2010: initial dreams and sobering economic perspectives" by Stan du Plessis and Wolfgang Maenning,
"Anticipating 2011" by Richard Tomlinson,
"Venue Selection and the 2010 World Cup: a case study of Cape Town" by Kamilla Swart and Urmilla Bob,
"The 2010 World Cup and the Rural Hinterland: maximising advantage from mega-events" by Doreen Atkinson,
"Urban Dreams: the 2010 Football World Cup and expectations of benefit in Johannesburg" by André Czeglédy,
"Aiming for Africa: Durban, 2010 and notions of African urban identity" by Orli Bass, and
"The Offside Rule: women's bodies in masculinised spaces" by Margot Rubin.

Rolletta (P.) FINTA FINTA, Maputo, Moçambique 2011
223pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Maputo, 2011. R595
A history of Mozambican football. Text in English and Portuguese.
Strieman (M.) ON THE BALL, getting to know you before 2010
247 pp., map, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R135
A guide to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, with information on FIFA, FIFA Confederations Cup, FIFA World Cup, football, South Africa and 50 other countries that have previously participated in FIFA events.
Vorster (C.) et. al. THE REAL SOCCER FIELDS OF SOUTH AFRICA,
104 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2010. R245
A collection of photographs of soccer fields around South Africa taken by Christiaan Vorster and other photographers, the DreamFields Project and Kick Off Magazine.

Includes short articles on these different spaces, the obstacles facing South African soccer players and projects being undertsaken to improve playing conditions.
Yule (P.) dir. BLACK STAR, an African football odyssey
54 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R225
A documentary that follows Chelsea footballer Michael Essien on his return to Ghana to play for his country at the 2008 African Cup of Nations. The film also explores Africa's changing relationship with the world of football.