New Arrivals 1st to 7th of August 2018

Alberts (A.) text & Fraser (C.) et al photo. BUTTER & LOVE, boerekos from a farm kitchen
217pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R325
Anna Alberts was born and grew up on a farm in Mpumalanga. After completing a chef's course in Pretoria and an internship under chefs Margot Janse and Chris Erasmus in Franschhoek she ran a bistro in eMkhondo (previously Piet Retief). Currently she lives in Cape Town. She was the food stylist on the TV shows "Neill Anthony - Private Chef", "Siba's Table Season 2", "Jenny and Reza's Fabulous Food Academy" and "Just Cooking".
Barlow (E.) EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES, against all odds
768pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2007) 2018. R595
Eeben Barlow, a former lieutenant-colonel in the Permanent Force of the South African Defence Force who served in Military Intelligence and in the Civil Co-operation Bureau division of the Special Forces, formed Executive Outcomes, a private military company, in 1989. Executive Outcomes gave specialist covert training to the SADF's Special Forces, and security advice and training to numerous foreign governments, including the Angolan government and the government of Sierra Leone, as well as to large multi-national corporations. The company closed down in 1998.
Bird (D.) & Govender (D.) text and Calitx (S.) photo. TASTES OF DURBAN,
144pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
Recipes drawn from the Indian, European and Zulu communities of Durban.
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.
Burgess (A.) HEIST!, South Africa's cash-in-transit epidemic uncovered
248pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R230
Investigative journalist Anneliese Burgess draws on information from court documents and press reports as well as interviews with police officers, crime intelligence agents, prosecutors, defence lawyers, researchers, journalists, security guards and criminals.

"A terrifying flight into the heart of one of South Africa's most prolific crimes. This is meticulous journalism that brings to life and dramatically illuminates the major characters behind the scourge of cash-in-transit heists." Jacques Pauw, author of "The President's Keepers" and "Into the Heart of Darkness"

"With meticulous journalism and at a cracking pace, Burgess exposes the inner mechanics of cash heists and the complicity of police officers" Mandy Weiner, author of "Ministry of Crime"
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.
du Plessis (I.) RALPH HAYNES, godfather van die Wes-Rand
171pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
A biography of Ralph Haynes, the "mafia boss" of the West Rand, who disappeared on January 21, 2011.

Radio journalist Izak du Plessis presents the actuality programmes "Monitor", "Spektrum", "Kommentaar" and "Naweekaktueel". He is also the author of "Boereverneukers".
Dube (J.) INSILA, the eyes and ears of the king, translated by Thembani Ndiya Nene and Robert Mshengu Mshengu Kavanagh, edited with introductory material by Robert Mshengu Kavanagh
185pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R210
A new English translation of the Zulu novel, "Insila kaShaka", about a young man who flees the Zulu Royal Court after Shaka's murder, first published in 1931.

John Dube (1871-1946) established the Christian Industrial School, later called the Ohlanga Institute, in 1901. Two years later he founded "Illanga IaseNatali, the first newspaper in isiZulu. He was also the first President of the South African National Native Council.
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
239pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R180
An erotic novel about a woman who retreats to the Karoo to get away from her claustrophobic marriage, her ongoing obsession with her first love, and to paint.

Rachel Haze is the nom de plume of a South African author who has decided to remain anonymous.
Knight (I.) ed. MARCHING TO THE DRUMS, eyewitness accounts of war from the Kabul massacre to the siege of Mafikeng
303pp., illus., maps. paperback, Reprint, Barnsley, (1999) 2015. R355
This collection of personal stories, originally featured in turn-of-the-century magazines, includes first-hand accounts of the loss of the "Birkenhead", Rorke's Drift, Majuba Hill, Spion Kop and Mafeking.

Introduction by Ian Knight, author of "Voices from the Zulu War", "Brave Men's Blood", "Anatomy of the Zulu Army" and "Zulu Rising".
87pp., paperback, No Place, 2018. R190
A first collection of short stories and poetry by Oswald Kucherera.

Self published.

Oswald Kucherera moved to Cape Town from Zimbabwe in 2009. The author of the autobiographical novel "The Exodus Down South", he works as a human rights peer educator at Africa Unite.
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".
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.
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.
Ndabeni (E.) & Mthembu (S.) BORN TO KWAITO, reflections on the kwaito generation
215pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R240
A collection of essays that reflect on the meaning of kwaito music for black South Africans in post-apartheid South Africa. Includes an essay on the history of 'Tsotsitaal' and 'Scamtho' and interviews with Mandla Spikiri, Kabelo Mabalane, Robbie Malinga and Lance Stehr.
318pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
A thriller about a Port Elizabeth dentist accused by a gang of murdering one of their members.

Jo Nel practised as a dentist in Port Elizabeth and the Transkei. He now lives in Mossel Bay. This is his first novel.
182pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R195
A novel set in Uganda and South Africa about identical twins separated when their mother decides to give one of them away to her sister in South Africa.

Ijangolet Ogwang was born in Kenya to Ugandan parents, and raised in South Africa. Currently she works as an analyst for an impact investment fund. This is her first novel.
Philip (K.) MARKETS ON THE MARGINS, mineworkers, job creation & enterprise development
222pp., illus., paperback, Woodbridge & Rochester, 2018. R295
Kate Philip discusses the lessons learnt from the job creation programme set up by South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in 1987 to assist the 40,000 mineworkers who lost their jobs after staging a national strike.

"...tells the largely untold story of the job creation strategies initiated by the National Union of Mineworkers for ex-mineworkers and their communities in a critical period of South Africa's history: a story that still holds important lessons for development policy today." Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa and former General Secretary of NUM

" important contribution to development theory and practice [and] to the current public discourse on small business and job creation" Eddie Webster, Professor Emeritus, Society, Work and Development Institute, University of the Witwatersrand

Kate Philip is Senior Development Advisor in the Government Technical Advisory Centre of South Africa's National Treasury. She ran the National Union of Mineworkers' (NUM) job creation programme for over a decade.
216pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R265
A novel about a woman who moves to Moscow to escape her relationship and her job.

Medical doctor and journalist Fransi Phillips grew up in Pretoria. She is also the author of the novel "Just a Life". She now lives in Russia, where she teaches English.
Rappetti (I.) BECOMING IMAN, an adventure through rebellion, religion and reason
226pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R285
In her memoir Iman Rappetti reflects on growing up in apartheid South Africa, becoming a Muslim and living in Iran, and becoming a mother. Originally from KwaZulu-Natal, she now lives in Johannesburg, works as a journalist and hosts the weekday radio show POWER Talk.
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.
110pp., paperback, Harare, 2016. R165
A collection of short stories set in a remote village in Matabeleland by Zimbabwean author Bongani Sibanda. Sibanda currently lives in Johannesburg.

"Bongani Sibanda's debut evokes contemporary village life with precision and an unforgettable freshness. Here are soul-stirring individual and collective stories of villagers, and just in the background, a country failing the hopes of its people. A talented new voice." NoViolet Bulawayo, author of "We Need New Names"
Thema (R.) FROM CATTLE-HERDING TO EDITOR'S CHAIR, a forgotten founder of the ANC, edited and introduced by Alan Cobley
328pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2016) 2018. R200
First published by the Van Riebeeck Society (now Historical Publications Southern Africa) in 2016 as "From Cattle-Herding to Editor's Chair, the unfinished autobiography snd writings of Richard Victor Selope Thema".

Richard Victor Selope Thema (1886-1955) was a member of the ANC from 1912 and served on its Natives Executive Committee. He was a founder of the All African Convention, was elected to the Natives Representative Council, and was the first editor of 'Bantu World' (today's Sowetan').

Alan Cobley is also the author of "Class and Consciousness: the black petty bourgeoisie in South Africa, 1924-1950" and "The Rules of the Game: struggles in recreation and social welfare policy in South Africa".
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.
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.
Wright (G.) KAROO FOOD,
159pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R300
Gordon Wright is based in the Great Karoo. He is the founder of the Karoo Convivium, a member of the national executive of Slow Food International in South Africa and the author of "Veld to Fork".
116pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2018. R175
Zimbabwean poet Phillip Zhuwao died in 1997 aged 27. "Sunrise Poison", co-edited with the poet in 1996, is the first of a planned four-volume collected works, edited by Robert Berold and Alan Finlay.

Includes a short biography of the poet by Robert Berold.

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