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Alcock (GG) KASINOMICS, African informal economies and the people who inhabit them
178pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R240
GG Alock, CEO of specialist marketing company Minanawe and author of "Third World Child", shares his experience of the low-income informal business sector in South African townships.

Alcock (GG.) KASINOMIC REVOLUTION, the rise of African informal economies
244pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R265
GG Alcock writes about marketing, distribution and culture in the informal business sector in Africa, whether in a township, a rural marketplace, at a taxi rank or on a pavement.

GG Alcock is the author of Kasinomics, African informal economies and the people who inhabit them and Third World Child. He is CEO of specialist marketing company Minanawe.
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.
Bitzer (V.), Hamann (R.), Hall (M.) & Griffin-EL (E.) (eds.) THE BUSINESS OF SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION, new frontiers in Africa
235pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2015. R265
A collection of essays on the role of business in developing innovative responses to complex social and environmental problems in sub-Saharan Africa.

Contributions include:
"Social and Environmental Enterprises in Africa: context, convergence and characteristics" by David Littlewood and Diane Holt
"The Evolution of a Sustainability Leader: the development of strategic and boundary spanning organizational innovation capabilities in Woolworths" by Nadine Methner, Ralph Hamann and Warren Nilsson
"From Concord to Conflict: a conceptual analysis of a partnership for social innovation" by Rob Moore
"Against Inequality: towards a curriculum for social and environmental innovation" by Martin Hall.

Verena Bitzer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.
Ralph Hamann is Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.
Martin Hall is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Salford.
Eliada Wosu Griffin-EL is a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.
375pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R450
In this book, twenty-five leading economists and other social scientists from South Africa and abroad analyse the unemployment problem in South Africa, as well as proposals to deal with it, and argue that growth has to be more employment intensive.

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

Anthony Black is Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and is a former director of the School.
Bolani (S.) WE ARE THE ONES WE NEED, the war on black professionals in corporate South Africa
291pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R250
Communications practitioner Sihle Bolani writes about her experience of race-related discrimination within several major South African corporations.

Foreword by Barbara Masekela.
Buckland (M.) SO YOU WANT TO BUILD A STARTUP?, wild startup tales, advice and life lessons from a South African entrepreneur who founded and sold a multi-million dollar business
280pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R295
"From the young dreamer in the early days of South Africa's internet to the older Matthew Buckland in the fight of his life, the boundless optimism of this tech pathfinder shines through." Lukhanyo Mnyanda, Editor of Business Day

"Matthew Buckland's career as a pioneer in digital publishing is wonderfully captured in this eloquent memoir, with wit and insight that should inspire another generation." Toby Shapshak, South African journalist

Matthew Buckland founded the digital marketing and strategy agency Creative Spark, ran the Burn Media Group, headed up the online division of the Mail & Guardian, and founded 20FourLabs at Naspers. He died in 2019 at age 45.
Bumka-Nkosi (O.) START THAT BUSINESS!, a go-to guide for starting a side hustle
184pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R245
Ondiswa Bumka-Nkosi is a serial entrepreneur and a motivational speaker based in Johannesburg.
Cawe (A.) & Mabasa (K.) eds. BEYOND TENDERPRENEURSHIP, rethinking black business and economic empowerment
382pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020. R300
Contributions include:
"The Developmental State and Black Economic Empowerment: lessons from East Asian capitalist models" by Khwezi Mabasa
"Gambling on the Share Price: re-embedding production and operational involvement in B-BBEE" by Ayabonga Cawe
"Black Capitalist Class Formation in South Africa" by Megan Bryer
"Informalising Black Economic Empowerment: a human citizen-centred developmental approach" by Tessa Dooms.

Ayabonga Cawe is a Johannesburg-based development economist, columnist, radio-presenter and activist. He is Managing Director of Xesibe Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
Khwezi Mabasa is a MISTRA Senior Researcher in the Faculty of Political Economy and a part-time lecturer in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria.
2412pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
Sylvester Chauke on the art of marketing and business.

Sylvester Chauke (b. 1981) is founder and chief architect of DNA Brand Architects, a marketing and brand consultancy. In 2018 DNA Brand Architects won Medium Sized Agency of the Year and were the first black-owned agency to win PRISM Campaign of the Year. At the age of 31 he was selected as one of five young people to represent Africa at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. He was national marketing manager for Nando's South Africa and director of marketing and communication at MTV Networks Africa.
Collins (M.) PARTNERS FOR POSSIBILITY, how business leaders and principals are igniting radical change in South African schools
261pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R325
Partners for Possibility is an organisation that has brokered partnerships between business leaders and school principals to develop confidence, skills and competences.

"This inspiring new book about Partners for Possibility captures a compelling vision for educational change in a series of unforgettable stories. This deceptively simple idea that a principal of an under-resourced school partners with a business leader to design change solutions has proven to deliver tangible results in the lives of children and communities." Professor Jonathan Jansen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State
Cooper (L.) & Hamilton (S.) eds. RENEWING WORKERS' EDUCATION, a radical vision
244pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020. R350
Contributions include:
"Organising, Mass Mobilisation and Worker Education: experiences with political worker education in South Africa and Namibia" by Kessie Moodley and Herbert Jauch
"Is There Still Place for Women's Only Programmes?" by Grischelda Hartman
"Workers' Education and Informal Workers" by Chris Bonner
"Rebuilding Workers' Education on Marxist Foundations: reclaiming ideas of working-class struggle and socialism" by Sheri Hamilton
"Workers' Education and Working-class Hegemony: distilling lessons from the past in order to rebuild the future" by Linda Cooper.
Dagada (M.) MR BITCOIN, how I became a millionaire at 21
174pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R195
Mpho Dagada, the founder of Invest in Future Currency, discusses the possibilities that Bitcoin presents for those interested in creating wealth through trading cryptocurrencies. Dagada is also an inspirational speaker and the owner of companies in the transport and food sectors.
Dlamini (J.) THE OTHER STORY, a fireside chat with African achievers
224pp., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2019. R512
Judy Dlamini interviews Zanele Mbeki, Richard Maponya, Nhlanhla Dlamini, Gloria Serobe and Sakumzi Macozoma, amongst others.

South African businesswoman Judy Dlamini is the Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand and the founding chairperson of Mbekani Group. She is the author of Equal but DIfferent and Native Nostalgia.
Fakude (N.) BOARDROOM DANCING, transformation stories from a corporate activist
230pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R290
Nolitha Fakude was born in Cenyu, a small village in the Eastern Cape, and grew up as a shopkeeper's daughter. She studied at the University of Fort Hare and entered the workplace as a graduate trainee at Woolworths. She has worked in senior positions at major blue-chip companies, was Managing Director and then President of the Black Management Forum, and serves on numerous boards including the JSE Limited and Anglo American plc. An advocate for diversity and inclusion, she has spearheaded programmes that ensure that development of women and marginalised communities, and has a reputation as a corporate activist.

"Nolitha is an epitome of excellence, humility, kindness, caring, dedication, commitment, integrity and a value-based leader par excellence. Her unwavering dedication to economic transformation, driven by her own lived experience, has earned her the status of a trusted adviser to many CEOs and chairperson over the years. This is a must read for all who dream of making a difference and those who are trying to find their purpose. It is a call to action, an invite to the reader to engage in building a South Africa of their dreams." Futhi Mtoba, Chairperson of Deloitte Southern Africa

"Nolitha Fakude's story is a masterclass in how success might be achieved." Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, from her foreword
Fourie (F.) ed. THE SOUTH AFRICAN INFORMAL SECTOR, creating jobs, reducing poverty
490pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R290
A collection of essays that address the need for well-designed policies to enable and support the informal sector as an integral part of the South African economy.

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

"A prerequisite for good policy-making for this part of the economy is good analysis...This volume embodies analytical excellence. I look forward to its impact on policy-making in South Africa and the world." Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University
Fuhr (I.) & Egbe (J.) THE SOUL OF SORBET, building people, culture and community
182pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
Jan Fuhr founded Sorbet, the largest beauty salon franchise business in Africa, in 2005.

"Ian Fuhr's leadership of Sorbet has resulted in the building of an organisation that exemplifies imagination, growth and value creation for multiple stakeholders. In addition, Ian has supported the development of scores of students in and beyond GIBS by telling his story. So much of the international attention on Africa tends to be negative. It's the ultimate refreshment when we can proudly showcase a beacon like Sorbet to the world." Professor Nicola Steyn, Dean of the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science
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.
Grimm (M.), Krameritsch (J.) & Becker (B.) eds. BUSINESS AS USUAL AFTER MARIKANA, corporate power and human rights
444pp., colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R360
First published in Germany in 2018 as "Zum Beispiel BASF - über konzernmacht und menschenrechte".

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

Contributions include:
"The Convergence of Corporate and Government Interests, the unfinished business of the Marikana massacre" by Jakob Krameritsch and Maren Grimm
"From BASF to Volkswagen and the World Bank, German fingerprints at the scene of Lonmin's Marikana massacre" by Patrick Bond
"The UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights, South Africa's role" by Akhona Mehlo
"A Better Life for All? Speech at the General Assembly, Berlin, 4 November 2017" by Thumeka Magwangqana
"Lonmin in Context, the political economy of the South African platinum industry", an interview with Gavin Capps
"Bared Life, colonial and neo-colonial depictions of South African miners in the public imagination" by Rosemary Lombard.
Groenewald (A.) SEAMLESS LEADERSHIP, universal lessons from South Africa
300pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
Adriaan Groenewald, co-founder and MD of, 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.
Gule (T.) ROUGH DIAMOND, your first-class ticket to the world of mentorship
165pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R195
Medical doctor and entrepreneur Matshidiso Gule shares her experience of a mentorship relationship with businesswoman and beauty queen Basetsana Kumalo, as well as with other mentors.

Foreword by Basetsana Kumalo.

Matshidiso Gule established the Medispace Lifestyle Institute in 2006.
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".
Hermann (D.) REGSTELLENDE TRANE, waarom verteenwoordigheid nie gelykheid is nie
144pp., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R300
Dirk Hermann's perspective on affirmative action and how it fits into the Constitution.

Dirk Hermann is General Secretary of the Solidarity Movement.
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".
Jordaan (B.) & Stander (U.) EFFECTIVE WORKPLACE SOLUTIONS, employment law from a business perspective
215pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R360
A handbook on the practicalities of labour law, employment relations, and dispute resolution suitable for HR professionals, employee relations specialists, union officials and managers.

"This highly recommended publication, written by recognised experts in the field of employment relations and labour law, provides a comprehensive, integrated and very practical guide to the skills and knowledge required for success in the field." Christoph Garbers, Law Faculty, Stellenbosch University.

"...a useful, accessible and an easy read that will provide its readers with a road map for establishing and maintaining effective workplace solutions to challenging economic times." Gawie Cillié, Department of Industrial Psychology, Stellenbosch University and University of Stellenbosch Business School

Barney Jordaan is currently Professor of Management Practice at Vlerick Business School in Belgium.
Advocate Ulrich Stander practices as an employment law and employment relations lawyer.
262pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
David Joshua identifies common mistakes made by individual investors and explains how to invest successfully in global markets.

David Joshua joined Standard Bank Offshore in 2013 and moved to South Africa in 2016 to develop their offshore distribution capabilities within the country. Previously he worked as a wealth manager at HSBC Private Bank in London.
Junck (L.) LIKE A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER, an ethnography on strategies of bodily navigation of male refugees in Cape Town
82pp., paperback, Mankon, 2018. R380
"Leah Junck's careful ethnography vividly captures the predicament of African immigrants in a transforming ethnonationalist South Africa whose bodies have become the frontiers of different kinds of border crossings. Through a dense theoretical discussion of 'dreaming' as an agentive capacity, this work provides access to how tainted and subjugated masculinities navigate the precarities of entrapment as refugees," Dr Divine Fuh, CODESRIA, Senegal

Leah Junck is a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town and a researcher at the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), University of KwaZulu-Natal.
290pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
Brian Kantor offers arguments for freer markets and less government intervention in the South African economy.

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

Economist Brian Kantor was Head of the School of Economics of the University of Cape Town from 1986 to 1990 and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce from 1997 to 2001. He is Investment Strategist and Economist at Investec Wealth and Investment And Profesor Emeritus at UCT.
Klaaren (J.), Roberts (S.) & Valodia (I.) eds. COMPETITION LAW AND ECONOMIC REGULATION, addressing market power in southern Africa
303pp.,paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
"An insightful analysis into the legal and economic issues related to competition policy and its impact in southern Africa, this is a unique and timely collection that will interest lawyers, economists, policymakers and analysts concerned about governance and economic regulation in southern Africa and beyond." Tembinkosi Bonakele, Competition Commissioner, The Competition Commission of South Africa

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

Jonathan Klaaren is Professor and former Dean of the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Humanities with the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER).
Simon Roberts is Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg.
Imraan Valodia if Professor of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Knott-Craig (A.) & Silber (G.) MOBINOMICS, Mxit and Africa's mobile revolution
199 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R190
The story of Mxit, the biggest and fastest growing social media network in Africa.

Alan Knott-Craig is former CEO of iBurst and now runs Avatar, the company that recently acquired Mxit. He is also the author of "Don't Panic".
Gus Silber is a journalist and author, with a special passion for social media and mobile.
135pp., 4to., map, illus., paperback , Johannesburg, 2014. R225
History of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NAFCOC), published to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary
Krige (K.) & Silber (G.) THE DISRUPTORS, entrepreneurs reinventing business and society
205pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R280
A collection of stories about South African social entrepreneurs and their enterprises. Entrpreneurs featured include Taddy Blecher, Claire Reid, Pat Pillai, Garth Japhet, and Anne Githuku-Shongwe.

Kerryn Krige heads up the Network for Social Entrepreneurs at the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
Journalist Gus Silber is also the author of "Mobinomics, Mxit and Africa's mobile revolution".
Lengolo (P.) STOKVELS, how they can make your money work for you
155pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R200
Lengolo explains how stokvels emerged and how they've evolved; how to set up a stokvel and the administration, challenges and benefits involved in running one; the opportunities stokvels provide and how financial institutions, retailers, corporates and businesses that deal with stokvels can leverage their buying power. She also outlines basic financial principles and how to make sound financial decisions.

In South Africa a stokvel is a savings or investment society to which members regularly contribute an agreed amount and from which they receive a lump sum payment.

Finance professional Palesa Lengolo is a member of the South African Institute of Business Accountants. She offers investment and financial education via Palengo Holdings, an investments holding company.
Lewis (D.) THIEVES AT THE DINNER TABLE, enforcing the Competition Act, a personal account
318 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R245
A personal account of David Lewis' time as chair of the Competition Tribunal and the way this new body dealt with the anti-competitive practices of South African big business. David Lewis provides case studies of three main aspects of the Tribunal's work: mergers, monopolies and cartels.

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

David Lewis worked for the trade union movement from 1975 to 1990, participated in the drafting of the Competition Act and chaired the Competition Board. He was head of the Competition Tribunal for ten years, from its founding in 1999. After his term ended he was appointed an extraordinary professor at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. In 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in economic science by the University of Cape Town. He is now Executive Director of Corruption Watch.
Lindsey-Renton (J.) INSPIRED, remarkable South Africans share their stories
261 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
Foreword by Trevor Manuel.

A collection of life stories of South Africans who have risen from adversity into prominent positions of leadership. People interviewed include Carrol Boyes (functional art) , Sizwe Nxasana CEO of FirstRand Bank Ltd), Nkhensani Nkosi (founder, CEO and Creative Director of the fashion label Stoned Cherry) Edwin Cameron (Constitutional Court Judge), Thuli Madonsela (Public Protector) Ferial Haffajee (editor of City Press), Francois Pienaar (captain of the 1995 Springbok rugby team), Maria Ramos (CEO of Transnet)
Madi (P.) BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT, 20 years later, the baby and the bathwater
233pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R325
Foreword by Tito Mboweni.

Phinda Madi discusses how to restore the credibility of the BEE process in South Africa.

Businessman Phinsa Madi is a founder member of the SA Black Economic Empowerment Commission. He also served as a Visiting Professor at Rhodes University Business School between 2001 and 2008 and is Professor Emeritus at Rhodes University.

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
207pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R230
Personal finance coach Mapalo Makhu offers advice on how to manage money on a day-to-day basis, how to get out of debt and stay debt-free, how to save and invest money, and how to plan for your retirement.

Mapalo Makhu is the founder of Women & Finance and is a money columnist for City Press. She lives in Johannesburg.
Mashaba (H.) & Morris (I.) BLACK LIKE YOU, an autobiography
237 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2012) 2017. R270
Herman Mashaba was born in 1959 in the rural village of GaRamotse, thirty kilometers north of Pretoria. In 1985 he started the first black-owned haircare company in South Africa and went on to become one of the country's wealthiest entrepreneurs. Currently he is Mayor of Johannesburg.

"I appeal to the government to save taxpayers money and stop writing more reports and instead study Herman Mashaba's autobiography." Moeletsi Mbeki

"A better role model, truer patriot and son of the soil I can hardly imagine. At a time when somewhat limited and even rapacious young business leaders descend on the trough of public tenders, our youth would do well to read 'Black Like Me'." Justice Dikgang Moseneke
Massie (K.), Collier (D.) & Crotty (A.) EXECUTIVE SALARIES IN SOUTH AFRICA, who should have a say on pay?
322 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R265
Foreword by Pravin Gordham.

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

Canadian barrister and solicitor Kaylan Massie moved to South Africa in 2011. She graduated with a Master's degree in Labour Law in 2012.
Debbie Collier is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, and is an associate of the Institute of Development and Labour Law.
Financial writer Ann Crotty received her MPhil in Company Law from the University of Cape Town in 2010. She was named journalist of the year in 2005, along with her colleague, Renée Bonorchis, for their work on executive pay published in Business Report. In 2006 she was named Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year, and in 2013 she won the Economy and Industry Section of the Sanlam Award.
McKenzie (G.) A HUSTLER'S BIBLE, words to hustle by
343pp., paperback, Reprint, (Johannesburg), (2013) 2017. R255
In 2003 Gayton McKenzie was released from maximum security prison in Bloemfontein after serving a long jail sentence. He is now a successful businessman and motivational speaker.
Mills (G.), Obasanjo (O.), Herbst (J.) & Davis (D.) MAKING AFRICA WORK, a handbook for economic success
317pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R280
A handbook on how to ensure economic growth beyond commodities, and to create jobs.

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

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

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

Greg Mills is Director of the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg and the author of "Why Africa is Poor - and What Africans Can Do About It".
Jeffrey Herbst is President and CEO of the Newseum in Washington DC. His books include "States and Power in Africa: comparative lessons in authority and control".
Olusegun Obasanjo is a former president of Nigeria.
Dickie David is Special Adviser at the Brenthurst Foundation and Managing Director of Nant Enterprises Ltd.
Mohale (B.) LIFT AS YOU RISE, speeches and thoughts on leadership
234pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R270
A compilation of speeches and articles by Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership South Africa. Mohale has been involved in the Black Management Forum (BMF) for over 33 years and is an active proponent of transformation. He has received numerous awards in recognition of the contribution he has made to the world of business, including the Momentum Friendship Blazer for being the first South African Nation Building Champion in 2015. In 2001 he received the Presidential Award for Servanthood in South African Industry and the Economic Empowerment of Previously Disadvantaged Individuals.
178pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R190
"The ONLY book every young black South African entrepreneur should read - I cannot recommend it highly enough." Basetsana Kumalo, South African television personality, businesswoman and former Miss South Africa

Karabo Che Mokoape is a social entrepreneur. He lives in Durban.
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.
Motsohi (T.) FIT FOR PURPOSE, the compelling discipline of successful organisations and leaders, why leadership with contextual intelligence is key to sustainable organisational success
240pp., paperback, No Place, 2018. R325
Thabang Motsohi is an organisational strategy consultant at Lenomo Advisory Services in Johannesburg.

Msila (V.) UBUNTU, shaping the current workplace with (African) wisdom
124pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R280
Vuyisile Msila applies the concept of ubuntu in the workplace, as a way of creating more humane and productive organisations.

Vuyisile Msila is Head of the Institute for African Renaissance Studies at UNISA.

Nieuwenhuizen (C.) ed. ENTREPRENEURSHIP, an African perspective
456pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R520
A team of entrepreneurs, business advisors and subject specialists lay out the process of planning and starting an enterprise.They also advise on how to grow a business.

Authors: Alex Antonites, Michael Cant, Willie Conradie, Andreas de Beer, Welma Fourie, Darelle Groenewald, Hannelize Jacobs, Cecile Nieuwenhuizen, Dirk Rossouw, Adele van Lille, Howard Watson and Jo Zeelie.

Professor Cecile Nieuwenhuizen holds the DHET-NRF SARChl Chair in Entrepreneurship Education at the University of Johannesburg.
Nyagah (L.) ed. SEEDS FOR GROWTH, financing smallholder farming in southern Africa
140 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R180
A collection of essays that explore how governance and political decision-making about the allocation of resources could transform smallholder farming in southern Africa.

Contributions include:
"The Case for Restrategising Spending Priorities to Support Small-Scale Farmers in South Africa" by Ruth Hall and Michael Aliber
"Agricultural Growth and Priorities for Investment in Smallholder Agriculture: sub-Saharan Africa" by Lovemore Rugube and Charles Machethe
"Challenges of Smallholder Farmers' Participation in Agricultural Policies in Eastern and Southern Africa: the experience of ESAFF" by Joe Mzinga.
Nyati (M.) BETTING ON A DARKIE, lifting the corporate game
255pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
Foreword by Thabo Mbeki.

Mteto Nyati grew up in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape. After completing his studies in Mechanical Engineering at Natal University he turned down a Rhodes scholarship to take up a position at Afrox in Johannesburg. Former CEO of Microsoft South Africa and MTN South Africa he is currently CEO of the Altron group.

"Mteto's personal story is remarkable. This country needs many Mteto's and I salute him for his contribution." Professor Nick Binedell, GIBS

" I have known and admired Baba Mteto Nyati's career progression. His determination and dedication to succeed show that he, more than most, is an embodiment of: God has given his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers." Bonang Mohale, former CEO of Business Leadership SA.
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.
Oppong-Amoako (W.) HOW TO SUCCEED IN THE AFRICAN MARKET, a guide for the 2020s for businesspeople and investors
256pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
Business adviser, executive coach and author Winfred Oppong-Amoakao presents a picture of African's investment environment, outlining the risks, challenges, misconceptions and opportunities, and offers a step-by-step guide for approaching the African market.

Winfred Oppong-Amoakao is a guest lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand Business School and the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Institute of Business Advisors Southern Africa, Coaches and Mentors of South Africa and Internastional Coaches Register.
Parsons (R.) ZUMANOMICS REVISITED, the road from Mangaung to 2030
186 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R225
Raymond Parsons examines the economic, social and political factors behind the unemployment, poverty and inequality that continue to plague South Africa.

Raymond Parsons is currently Professor in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at North West University. He has published a number of books on the South Africa economy, and edited the collection of essays, "Zumanomics" (2009).
Parsons (R.) & Parry (A.) GOOD CAPITALISM, BAD CAPITALISM, the role of business in South Africa
221pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
Raymond Parsons, Professor of the North-West University Business School, on the South African economy and the role of business.
Pule (L.) ALONE, book 2, from hustling to healing
160pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R225
Lebo Pule writes about her 14 years of experience as an entrepreneur in South Africa.


Lebo Pule grew up in Alexandra township, fell pregnant and married in her teens, became a millionaire at 26 and was bankrupt at 30. She is the host of the podcast Stretch with Lebo Pule and director at FOLP Investment Company. She is the author of Alone, book 1, growing up in Alexandra.
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.
Roberts (S.) COMPETITION IN AFRICA, insights from key industries
150pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R280
A collection of essays that map out issues in competition through studies of the cement, sugar, poultry and fertiliser industries in southern and East Africa.

"Beyond the competition for Africa, the new research collected here will be invaluable for understanding the state of competition in Africa, particularly East and southern Africa. Done under the auspices of the African Competition Forum, the excellent research here is cutting-edge, collaborative and cross-country. These analyses of cement, sugar, and poultry are the kind of studies that lead competition authorities to look at particular industries in particular ways. They ought also to be taken into account in business, academic, organizational, industry and investment circles." Professor Jonathan Klaaren, University of the Witwatersrand

Simon Roberts is Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg.
Ruggunan (S.) WAVES OF CHANGE, globalisation and seafaring labour markets
156pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R190
An account of how processes of globalisation work in the cargo shipping industry.

"'Waves of Change' highlights the complex, often poorly understood world of the global shipping industry and the seafarers who carry more than 90% of the world's trade by volume. As one of the oldest global industries, the book challenges the simplistic capitalistic and neo classical ideals that subsequently argue for nation states to leave the commercial fate of any domestic shipping industry to global market forces. Instead the author asks many critical questions - most profound being if nations rely on shipping so heavily and global markets are so turbulent and equilibrium so elusive, why have so many governments abandoned shipping industry reform? This impressive book challenges us to ask why nations are passively ignoring the social and economic benefits derived from a properly regulated, competitive shipping industry manned by seafarers who are not only competent, but recognised for their contribution to a nation's success." Marcus Bowles, Director of the Institute for Working Futures and Professor at the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania

Shaun Ruggunan is a senior lecturer in human resources management at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Sergeant (B.) THE ASSAULT ON THE RAND, Kevin Wakeford and the battle to save a currency
291 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R230
Barry Sergeant relates the events surrounding the collapse of the S.A.Rand in 2001, including Kevin Wakeford's accusations of corporate greed and manipulation of the currency markets, and the Rand Commission set up by Thabo Mbeki.

Advocate, journalist and investment banker Barry Sergeant is also the author of "Brett Kebble, the inside story".
Siwisa-Damasane (N.) FINDING THE WOMAN WITHIN, how to thrive an a male dominated society
100pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2018) 2019. R245
Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane is the former CEO and current chair of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal; a consultant in logistics and supply chain, change management and employee engagement and the Ocean Economy cluster, and an executive coach.

"Nospiho is a true transformational leader who really lives up to the phrase 'paying it forward'. Her passion and genuine caring about others are some of the reasons I am where I am today. She is passionate about career development, especially that of other women. You will be inspired by the book for your own personal growth." Nikki Mbengashe, CEO, Woolworths Financial Services

The Institute for People Management awarded Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane the CEO of the Year Award in 2014 and in 2015 she was named Business Woman of the Year Corporate.
Strydom (T.) CHRISTO WIESE, risk & riches
274pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R290
A biography of South African businessman Christo Wiese (born 1941). He is the executive director of South African retail giant Shoprite. Under his leadership Shoprite, which started out as a chain of eight supermarkets in Cape Town, grew into a multibillion-dollar business. Wiese was formerly chairman and largest shareholder of Steinhoff International, a German-listed furniture conglomerate holding company. He resigned in 2017 in the wake of the Steinhoff accounting scandal and suffered a huge financial loss when the share price crashed.

"A fabulous, sweeping adventure read - almost a thriller - that chronicles the rags-to-riches rise of yet another giant of Afrikaner capitalism." Peter Bruce, journalist

Also available in Afrikaans.
Styan (J-B.) STEINHOFF, inside SA's biggest corporate crash
243pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R310
Retailer Steinhoff International Holdings is being investigated by the Hawks after the group submitted a series of allegations against former CEO Markus Jooste. Jooste resigned in December 2017 after the group admitted to accounting irregularities which led to a decline of more than 95 percent in its share price. The group lost more than R100-billion in market capitalisation, qualifying as the biggest corporate failure on the JSE.

Also available in Afrikaans.
298pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R275
Nthabi Taukobong, founding member and managing director of Ditau Interiors, an interior design consultation company based in Johannesburg, writes about her 23 years of experience in the industry.
Tendayi (R.) HANDS OFF!, overcoming sexual harassment in the workplace
176pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R190
Regina Tendayi describes the different techniques used by perpetrators of sexual harassment and offers practical suggestions on how to manage the issue in the workplace.

Regina Tendayi is Director Human Resources and Administration at Premier Service Medical Aid Society in Harare, Zimbabwe. She is the author of My Boss, the Bully.
Tendayi (R.) MY BOSS, THE BULLY, human resources malpractices and key lessons for corporate management
151pp., paperback, New Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R195
Originally published in 2017 as In Pursuit of Righteousness.

Based on the true story of a woman executive at a telecoms company who won the first case for constructive dismissal to be brought before the Zimbabwean Supreme Court. As she tells the story Regina Tendayi offers advice on how to survive bully bosses and create the best possible work environment.

Regina Tendayi is Director Human Resources and Administration at
Premier Service Medical Aid Society in Harare, Zimbabwe. In 2007 she was awarded the Personnel Practitioner of the Year award by the Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe.
van Loggerenberg (F.) ed. SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN THE WORKPLACE, contributors: Lizbie Fourie, Rigard Steenkamp, Cheryl Rielander, Leighton Bennett
239pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R410
Highlights occupational health and safety from a global perspective, legislation and competency requirements, the difference between responsibility and accountability, occupational hygiene, first-aid, risk assessment, and more.

Francois van Loggerenberg is a senior lecturer in Safety Management at Unisa.
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 the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for sixteen years, and was 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.) TOBACCO WARS, inside the spy games and dirty tricks of southern Africa's cigarette trade
271pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R310
Johann van Loggerenberg reveals what he discovered about the southern African tobacco industry when "the crime-busting unit [he] SARS and its 'Project Honey Badger' became a victim of a war between industry players and a high-stakes political game driven by state capture." from the back cover

"Should be prescribed reading material for lawmakers, civil servants, regulators, civil society organisations and the media, as well as alert citizens." Sikonathi Mantsahntsha, journalist at Scorpio and Daily Maverick

Johann van Loggerenberg is the author of Death and Taxes and co-author with Adrian Lackay of Rogue: the inside story of SARS's elite crime-busting unit. He joined SARS in 1998 and led some of its investigations units until he resigned in 2015. Today he is a private tax practitioner and advisory consultant.
van Rensburg (H.) CASH IN, CASH OUT,
296pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R300
This book tracks the growth of Fundamo, a mobile banking start-up founded in 1999 by Hannes van Rensburg. in 2011 Fundamo was acquired by financial services company Visa Inc.
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.
Vance (A.) ELON MUSK, how the billionare CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our future
392pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, London etc, 2015. R315
A biography of South African-born Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, co-founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity.

"Elon Musk is a man after my own heart: a risk taker undaunted by setbacks and ever driven to ensure a bright future for humanity. Ashlee Vance's stellar biography captures Musk's remarkable life story and irrepressible spirit" Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group
Vorster (T.) SAKEGESPREK MET THEO VORSTER, sleutels tot sukses van ons top sakelui
254 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R195
A collection of success stories from prominent South African business leaders. This book includes 38 interviews from the television series, "Sakegesprek met Theo Vorster". Interviewees include Ina Paarman, Koos Bekker, Herman Mashaba, Santie Botha, Laurie Dippenaar, Jannie Mouton, Elmien Scholtz.

Text in Afrikaans.

Theo Vorster is co-founder and executive head of Galileo Capital.
Vundla (P.) DOING TIME,
241 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R250
Businessman Peter Vundla's autobiography.

Foreword by Barney Pityana.

"Peter Vundla's memoirs are a testament to and a celebration of an extraordinary life lived in extraordinary times. A boy from humble beginnings who made good against all the odds; who at the apex of his achievements hobnobbed with the great and good (and still does), and eminently cares about more than just his immediate surroundings. There's an unmistakable restlessness, regret and sadness coursing through the narrative, i.e. that the freedom attained at such great cost to so many seems to have turned into a mirage for most of his people. A dream betrayed." Barney Mthombothi, former editor, Financial Mail

Peter Vundla was born in 1948 in Western Native Township outside Johannesburg. In 1958 his family were forcefully removed to Soweto by the apartheid government. He founded the first black-owned advertising agency, HerdBuoys, in 1991. He is currently Chair of African Merchant & Investment Bank and Chair of Pamodzi Investment Holdings Ltd.
Watson (G.) A MONEY LENDER'S TALE, one man's journey to change the world of wealth distribution
262pp., paperback, No Place, 2018. R250
Lawyer and businessman George Watson examines the history and nature of money lending.


George Watson was born in Malawi and educated in the UK. He started a business providing finance to small owner-managed start-up and early stage businesses in London. In 1998 he moved to Cape Town where he established the same business, which was eventually sold to a government agency.
Whitfield (B.) THE UPSIDE OF DOWN, how chaos and uncertainty breed opportunity in South Africa
229pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020. R300
Bruce Whitfield identifies a robust mindset as the one common characteristic in South Africa’s billionaires and start-up mavericks. In times of uncertainty these leaders are able to recognise opportunities and find ways around obstacles.

Bruce Whitfield is the host of 702 Talk Radio and 567 Cape Talk's The Money Show. He was named Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year in 2014 and Sanlam Radio Financial Journalist of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
Wiese (T.) CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA, with international comparisons
238pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R408
Wiese addresses the changes in corporate governance in South Africa brought about by the Companies Act 71 of 2008 and the King Report on Governance for South Africa (King III).

Tobie Wiese, an attorney, notary and conveyancer, worked as a corporate legal adviser and in a company secretarial capacity for a multi-national retail company.
Wildschut (A.), Meyer (T.) & Akoojee (S.) CHANGING ARTISANAL IDENTITY AND STATUS, the unfolding South African story
94pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R150
A study that evaluates changes to artisan identity and status in the manufacturing sector, and offers a perspective on the policy debate in South Africa.
Younghusband (T.) WALLOP!, an advertising phenomenon called Rightford, Searle-Tripp & Makin
222 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R325
Rightford, Searle-Tripp & Makin opened in Cape Town in 1976 and went on to become Ogilvy & Mather South Africa, one of South Africas' most successful advertising agencies.

Zwane (R.) & Morris (I.) CONQUERING THE POVERTY OF THE MIND, MaZwane's story, from shipping container to BUSY CORNER, the entrepreneurial journey of the Shisanyama pioneer
194pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
Rita Zwane writes about leaving Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal in 1989 to look for work in Johannesburg after becaming a mother at 19, and how she progressed from having virtually no income to founding Imbizo Shisanyama in Tembisa Township, also known as Busy Corner, one of the most successful restaurants in South Africa.