New Arrivals 29th to 4th of September 2017

Ash (C.) KRUGER'S WAR, the truth behind the myths of the Boer War
642pp., illus., maps. paperback, Durban, 2017. R425
An updated and expanded edition of Chris Ash's “Kruger, Kommandos & Kak: debunking the myths of the Boer War”, published in 2014.

Chris Ash is also the author of “The If Man: Dr Leander Starr Jameson: the inspiration for Kipling’s masterpiece” and "Matabele: the war of 1893 and the 1896 rebellions" and
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.
Fioramonti (L.) WELLBEING ECONOMY, success in a world without growth
246pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R175
Lorenzo Fioramonti argues that our obsession with economic growth often produces more losses than gains and that we can build a better society based on a wellbeing economy.

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

Lorenzo Fioramonti is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria, where he directs the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation. He also holds the UNESCO-UNU Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People.
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.
Mackenzie (J.) BAD SEEDS,
299pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
A new Jade de Jong thriller about a sabotage attempt at a nuclear research centre near Johannesburg by Jassy Mackenzie, author of "Worst Case" and "Pale Horses".
Meersman (B.) SUNSET CLAWS, a chronicle of a generation
701pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R290
Brent Meersman's "RSA" trilogy. This publication includes his two previous novels, "Reports Before Daybreak" (2011) and "Five Lives at Noon" (2013) as well as the third and final novel in the series, "Sunset Claws".

Scholtz (L.) RATELS ON THE LOMBA, the story of Charlie Squadron
272pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R230
To be published in the UK in late 2017.

Foreword by Roland de Vries, former commander of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group (1981-1982) and author of "Eye of the Firestorm".

On 3 October 1987 Charlie Squadron, part of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group, defeated the Angolan 47 Brigade during a battle on the Lomba River in southern Angola, as part of the South African Defence Force's Operation Moduler
Schoombie (S.) ROOI HARING,
'n speurroman, Cape Town, 2017. R290
An Afrikaans thriller set in Pretoria about the murder of a celebrity chef.

Schalk Schoombie is a journalist, actor and playwright. He is also the author of the novel "Boomkastele".
van der Walt (E.) TEEN DIE STORMWINDE IN, 'n outobiografie van Gaele Andriesz van der Walt
363pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Onrus, 2016. R340
A historical novel based on the life of Gaele Andriesz van der Walt, ancestor of the Van der Walt family in South Africa, who arrived at the Cape on a VOC ship in 1727.

"'n Baie besondere bydrae nie net tot familiegeskiedenis nie maar tot die verstaan van die Afrikaners se pionier voorvaders se veelbewoë lewe in die 18de eeu. Dis 'n merkwaardige manier om genealogie te skrywe, 'n nuwe genre." Professor Herman Giliomee
Venter (A.) PORTUGAL'S GUERILLA WARS IN AFRICA, Lisbon's three wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea, 1961-74
495pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Solihull, (2013) 2015. R695
Al J. Venter served as an African and Middle East correspondent for various publications in the stable of Britain's Jane's Information Group. His other books include "Battle for Angola, the end of the Cold War in Africa c1975-89", "Africa at War", "The Chopper Boys", "War Dog", "War Stories, up close and personal in third world conflicts" and "Barrel of a Gun, a war correspondent's misspent moments".

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