New Arrivals 2nd to 8th of October 2016
Black (A.) ED.
TOWARDS EMPLOYMENT-INTENSIVE GROWTH IN SOUTH AFRICA,
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.
THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION,
a Jacana pocket history
First SA Edition,
First published in the USA.
Mary Burton, past president of the Black Sash and a TRC Commissioner, offers an insider account of the workings of the TRC and an assessment of its outcomes and significance.
MAKE OR BREAK,
how the next three years will shape South Africa's next three decades
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".
GREEN IN BLACK-AND-WHITE TIMES,
conversations with Douglas Livingstone
Literary critic Michael Chapman remembers the conversations he had with poet-scientist Douglas Livingstone (1932-1996) in the 1970s and 1980s. Some of these conversations were taped; others he's reconstructed from notes he made immediately afterwards. The conversations are interspersed with a new consideration of the volumes of Douglas Livingstone's poetry.
Michael Chapman is affiliated to the Durban University of Technology and is Professor Emeritus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His publications include "Douglas Livingstone: a critical study of his poetry" and, as editor, "Douglas Livingstone: selected poems".
UNDER NELSON MANDELA BOULEVARD,
life among the stowaways
240pp., illus., paperback,
Journalist Sean Christie's account of the Beachboys, a community of young Tanzanian men from the slums of Dar es Salaam who live under Nelson Mandela Boulevard on Cape Town's Foreshore.
Includes photographs by David Southwood.
"Sean Christie is wonderful. With his huge heart and his sharp eye, he has conjured a Cape Town you are unlikely to have imagined." Jonny Steinberg
"Gritty, courageous, beautifully rendered journalism and memoir" Justice Malala, author of "We Have Begun Our Descent"
Sean Christie was born in Zimbabwe in 1980. In 2015 he was awarded a special Taco Kuiper prize for his journalism on the Tanzanian stowaways who he writes about in this book. He lives in Cape Town.
Cooper (L.) & Ralphs (A.) eds.
RPL AS SPECIALISED PEDAGOGY,
crossing the lines
This book offers a theoretical framework for understanding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) "not simply as an assessment practice, but as a specialised pedagogy for navigating knowledge boundaries across different contexts." from the back cover
"The title 'RPL as Specialised Pedagogy' boldly states its unique contribution to the theory and practice of the Recognition of Prior Learning. By shifting the focus away from assessment, this work opens up a relatively under researched aspect of RPL. By using a common theoretical framework to investigate RPL in a range of contexts (higher education, workplace, and worker education), it represents a great leap forward in RPL research. Employing Cultural Historical Activity theory to interpret and unify findings from these diverse settings moves RPL research into the theoretical mainstream of current research in the broader field of workplace an adult learning." Dr Christine Wihak, Prior Learning International Research Consortium, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
de Kock (L.)
LOSING THE PLOT,
crime, reality and fiction in postapartheid writing
Leon de Kock's analysis of post-apartheid South African writing.
"De Kock has a strong story to tell about writing in the postapartheid era and, more so, the 'post-postapartheid' era, the period in which the high expectations of 1994 and the golden era of the Mandela presidency turned sour. It is detailed, lively, and full of sharp observation." Derek Attridge, Professor of English, University of York
"De Kock is concerned both with drawing lines of continuity and mapping trajectories of difference between apartheid and postapartheid fiction...He makes a substantial intervention in the field of South African literary and cultural studies." Harry Garuba, Associate Professor, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town
Leon de Kock is Senior Research Associate in the Department of English at the University of Johannesburg.
the tourist valorisation of urban poverty
218pp., illus., paperback,
First SA Edition,
First published in the UK in 2016.
Fabian Frentzel investigates slum tourism and the ways in which it brings about changes in the slums themselves and on the world stage. Includes coverage of slums in South Africa, especially around Johannesburg.
Fabian Frentzel lectures in organization studies at the University of Leicester. He is also a senior research fellow at the University of Johannesburg.
Jaglin (S.) & Dubresson (A.)
electricity and technopolitics in South Africa
186pp., maps, paperback,
First English Language Edition,
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.
Ledwaba (L.) & Sadiki (L.)
BROKE & BROKEN,
the shameful legacy of gold mining in South Africa
177pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
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".
Provoost (M.) ed.
densification as a cure for a segregated city
156pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback,
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.
van Loggerenberg (J.) & Lackay (A.)
the inside story of SARS's elite crime-busting unit
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 Tautenbach, 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.