New Arrivals 13th to 19th of March 2020

Belling (V.) FROM CAPE JEWISH ORPHANAGE TO ORANJIA JEWISH CHILD AND YOUTH CENTRE, a hundred years of caring for our children, 1911-2011
197pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2014. R250
A history of the Oranjia Jewish Child and Youth Centre from its founding in 1911 as the Cape Jewish Orphanage to its centenary.

"A diligent and deeply researched reconstruction of an important and vital Jewish institution in Cape Town. Veronica Belling adds massively to our knowledge of Jewish welfare and concern. An invaluable social history. There is much to celebrate." Professor Milton Shain, Director, Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town

Veronica Belling was the Jewish Studies Librarian at the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at the University of Cape Town from 1981-2012. She is currently Honorary Research Associate to the Kaplan Centre. She is the author of Bibliography of South African Jewry and Yiddish Theatre in South Africa: a history from the late nineteenth century to 1960.
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.
Corder (H.) & Mavedzenge (J.) eds. PURSUING GOOD GOVERNANCE, administrative justice in common-law Africa
150pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R290
Contributions include:
"The Control of Administrative Power in Zimbabwe and Implications of Substantive Fairness as a Ground of Review" by Justice Mavedzenge
"The State of Administrative Justice in Lesotho" by Hoolo 'Nyane
"Administrative Justice in South Africa: an overview of our curious hybrid" by Lauren Kohn and Hugh Corder.

Hugh Corder has been Professor of Public Law at the University of Cape Town since 1987
Justice Mavedzenge is a research officer in the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town.
Dibeela (P.), Lenka-Bula (P.) & Vellem (V.) eds. PROPHET FROM THE SOUTH, essays in honour of Allan Aubrey Boesak
281pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Stellenbosch, (2012) 2014. R435
Contributions include:
"Allan Aubrey Boesak - a black public theologian from the belly of a kgodumodumo" by Vuyami Vellem
"In Pursuit of a Liberating Humanism - reflections in honour of Allan Aubrey Boesak" by Prince Dibeela
"Talking About Race in the Twenty-first Century" by Jeremiah Wright Jnr
"Resisting 'Lordless Powers'? Boesak on power" by Dirkie Smit
"A Personal Reflection - questioning the present from the lenses of the theological and political influence of Allan Boesak" by Alex Bhiman.

Allan Aubrey Boesak is a South African Dutch Reformed Church cleric, anti-apartheid activist and politician. He was sentenced to prison for fraud in 1999 but was subsequently granted an official pardon and reinstated as a cleric in 2004.
Dorman (S.) UNDERSTANDING ZIMBABWE, from liberation to authoritarianism
347pp., paperback, London, 2016. R385
Sara Rich Dorman examines the interactions of social groups - churches, NGOs, and political parties - from the days of the liberation struggle as they engaged the state and ruling party, and explains how electoral machinery, the judiciary, and other institutions of state control ensured ZANU-PF hegemony.

"For many African states we lack authoritative texts that explain their political history and bring it up to date in a thorough and balanced way. With Sara Rich Dorman's readable and insightful volume, this gap has been filled for Zimbabwe. If you are looking for one book to read on Robert Mugabe and ZANU-PF you cannot do much better than this." Nic Cheeseman, Associate Professor of African Politics, Oxford University

"Sara Rich Dorman provides a comprehensive and thoughtful narrative of the tragedy of politics in Zimbabwe after the triumph of its liberation movement. Instead of demonising Mugabe, she explains the resilience of the Zimbabwe African National Union, which used the tools of coercion, distribution of resources, and ideological positioning to maintain itself as the exclusive representative of the nation." Frederick Cooper, author of Africa in the World: capitalism, empire, nation-state

Sara Rich Dorman is Lecturer in Politics, University of Edinburgh.
du Plessis (C.) & Plaut (M.) UNDERSTANDING SOUTH AFRICA,
316pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, (2019) 2020. R260
First published in the UK in 2019.

"This wide-ranging, topical introduction to contemporary South Africa, by two senior journalists, provides shrewd and lucid political analysis for those wishing to acquaint themselves with the country’s manifold complexities, as well as a sound reading of South African history. Recommended." Saul Dubow, Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History, University of Cambridge

"A timely book offering a window into the soul of South Africa through examining the historical, socio-political and economic issues that have shaped and continue to mould the country. Highly recommended for anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of South Africa." Ndangwa Noyoo, Associate Professor and Head of the Social Development Department, University of Cape Town

Includes chapters on the ANC, corruption, the economy, land and agriculture, education, justice and the law, civil society, violence, Cyril Ramaphosa and the 2019 election.

South African journalist Carien du Plessis writes for The Huffington Post, The Mail & Guardian, and City Press.
Martin Plaut, an adviser to the Foreign Office and the US State Department, has published extensively on African affairs. Former Africa Editor for the BBC World Service, he is currently Senior Researcher at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.
Flaendorp (C.), Philander (N.) & van Huffel (M.) eds. A LIFE IN BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY, festschrift in honour of Allan Boesak
246pp., paperback, Reprint, (Stellenbosch), (2016) 2019. R420
Contributions include:
"The Role of Boesak in the Forming of the United Democratic Front" by Enrico G Pedro
"Reconstructing the Anti-apartheid Lived Narrative of a Liberation Theologian, Allan Boesak" by Gordon E Dames
"Allan Boesak: a contemplation of heroic figures" by Jonathan Jansen
"An Unsettling Story About Allan Boesak's Involvement in the Struggle Against Apartheid" by Mary Anne Plaatjies van Huffel
"Allan Boesak: an unsung hero of South Africa?" by Thias Kgatla
"Boesak: an African from the south - a tribute" by Matthew Esau.

Allan Aubrey Boesak is a South African Dutch Reformed Church cleric, anti-apartheid activist and politician. He was sentenced to prison for fraud in 1999 but was subsequently granted an official pardon and reinstated as a cleric in 2004.
Hendry (J.) REGGIE & ME, a novel
345pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020. R290
"Poignant, hilarious and at times tragic, this is the charming tale of Hamish, a quirky and lovable schoolboy growing up in Joburg during the turbulent 80s and early 90s." Justin Fox, author of The Impossible Five

James Hendry is currently a wildlife television presenter. He is the author of A Year in the Wild: a riotous novel and Back to the Bush: another year in the wild.
Higginson (C.) THE BOOK OF GIFTS,
272pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020. R285
A novel about an eleven-year-old boy who, captivated by a girl he meets on a family holiday, sets off a chain of events that have a profound impact.

"Poignant and profound, The Book of Gifts affirms Craig Higginson as one of the most significant voices in contemporary South African literature." Michael Titlestad, Professor of English, University of the Witwatersrand

Craig Higginson's novels include The Dream House and The White Room.
Le Roux (A.) KINDERS WAT MOOR, wie se skuld is dit?
350pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020. R265
André le Roux investigates why children commit murder. Case studies include those of Don Steenkamp, ​​Henri van Breda, Phoenix Racing Cloud Theron, Morné Harmse, Nicolette and Hardus Lotter and the Waterkloof-4.

André le Roux is the author of Narsiste, Psigopate, Stalkers en Sadiste".
Lewis-Williams (D.) IMAGE-MAKERS, the social context of a hunter-gatherer ritual
204pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, African Edition, Cambridge, 2019. R220
David Lewis-Williams demonstrates how the San peoples used rock art images to sustain complex social relations and status.

"Ethnographic evidence, together with the images themselves, shows that the imagery is not an easily intelligible record of every-day events, as modern viewers tend automatically to assume if they cannot find painted elements that are patently non-real. Many of the images are set outside of time in another existential realm, one of which ritual specialists had inside knowledge and about which they generally spoke freely, as San ethnography shows. That conclusion leads onto the ways in which the acquisition and dissemination of spiritual knowledge involved the participation of numerous people, not just the image-makers themselves. It becomes clear that relations between images refer, sometimes directly, sometimes obliquely, to relations between people. This is a central point, In manipulating imagery, the painters were simultaneously defining and manipulating social relations." from the introduction

David Lewis-Williams is Professor Emeritus in the University of the Witwatersrand, where he founded the Rock Art Research Institute in 1980. His books include San Spirituality: roots, expressions and social consequences, Myth and Meaning: San-Bushman folklore in global context and The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art.
291pp., b/w & illus., paperback, Durban, 2020. R345
A collection of stories about the people and places of Chatsworth, part autobiography and part a "biography of place".

Chatsworth is a formerly Indian township in Durban created by the apartheid government in the 1950s.

Kiru Naidoo is a fifth generation descendant of Indian indentured workers shipped from the Madras Presidency to the sugar plantations of colonial Natal. He was born in Chatsworth, where he still lives.

Samie (K.) SOMETHING IS ROTTEN IN DURBAN, combatting the scourge of illegal dumping in South Africa
258pp., paperback, (Durban), 2019. R230
Kuben Samie discusses the unlawful disposal of waste and recommends policies, strategies and preventative interventions in the field of environmental enforcement, education and training.


Kuben Samie is an environmentalist working within local government.
Satgar (V.) ed. BRICS AND THE NEW AMERICAN IMPERIALISM, global rivalry and resistance
236pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020. R420
Contributions include:
"Old and New Imperialism: the end of US domination?" by Vishwas Satgar
"Fossil Capital, Imperialism and the Global Corporate Elite" by William Carroll
"Water Wars in the World and South Africa" by Ferrial Adam
"Subimperial BRICS Enter the Bolsonaro-Putin-Modi-Xi-Ramaphosa Era" by Patrick Bond
"The Campaign to Dismantle Transnational Corporations" by Keamogetswe Seipato
"Mass Strikes in a Global Conjuncture of Crisis: a Luxemburgian analysis" by Alexander Gallas.

"Our barbaric present, marked by savage inequalities and ecological devastation, is rooted in the historical logic of imperialism. Building on Rosa Luxemburg’s brilliant theorising, this book shows why socialism is our only chance of survival." Jacklyn Cock, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology and Research Associate, Society, Work and Politics Institute, University of the Witwatersrand

"This book brings together scholars from across the North-South axis to map the shifting fault lines of the world-system in a perilous conjuncture. What emerges is a rich cartography of rivalry and resistance that will speak to the knowledge interests of both scholars and activists – essential reading." Professor Alf Gunvald Nilsen, Department of Sociology, University of Pretoria

Vishwas Satgar is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the principal investigator for the Emancipatory Futures Studies in the Anthropocene project. He is the editor of Co-operatives in South Africa, The Climate Crises and Racism After Apartheid.
210pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2020. R270
A novel set in the Karoo-like landscape of a mythical country beset by civil war, about an inkeeper’s wife, a critically-injured captain soothed by her harp-playing, and a young man who believes the captain is responsible for the slaying of his family and the torching of their farm.

Patricia Schonstein's novels include Skyline (2005 French Prix du Marais), A Time of Angels, The Apothecary's Daughter and Banquet at Brabazam. She lives in Cape Town.
Shaik (M.) THE ANC SPY BIBLE, surviving across enemy lines
247pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020. R290
Former state security boss Moe Shaik writes about his relationship with The Nightingale, a Special Branch policeman turned enemy secret agent whose files were so accurate Oliver Tambo named them The Bible. He discusses The Bible Project, the intelligence operation he led in the 1980s, supplying information to the ANC in exile and in South Africa, and sheds light on the role of Jacob Zuma, his brother Schabir Shaik and others.
Shung-King (M.) et al SOUTH AFRICAN CHILD GAUGE 2019, Child and adolescent health, leaving no-one behind
262pp., 4to., colour illus., maps, paperback, Children's Institute UCT, Cape Town, 2019. R380
"The annual South African Child Gauge is without question the pre-eminent national publication on the subject of children, and society owes a debt of gratitude to the Children's Institute for this evidence-led investment in the future." Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Stellenbosch

"Within the South African context, the Child Gauge fulfills a three-fold purpose. First it mobilises the resources of the university to promote engaged scholarship that seeks to better understand and address the challenges faced by South Africa's children. Second, it makes this evidence accessible to those in government who are responsible for the design and delivery of services for children. Last, but not least, it supports the efforts of civil society and an informed citizenry who can then challenge rights violations and hold government accountable." Benyam Mezmur, Vice-Chairperson (2nd) of the African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, and Associate Professor of Law, University of the Western Cape
Somerville (K.) IVORY, power and poaching in Africa
390pp., maps, paperback, Updated Edition, London, (2016) 2019. R290
Includes a new preface to the second edition.

Somerville provides a history of the tusk trade in Africa, explains why it is corruption, crime and politics rather than insurgency that is to blame, and argues that regulation, not prohibition, of the ivory trade in the best way to stop poaching.

"Somerville’s analysis of the booming ivory trade under colonial rule is masterly: more firearms, more organized trading, and greater demand for ivory in the West meant escalated killing. He shows the more pernicious, lasting effect to be the alienation of indigenous people from control over wildlife, which happened when British game officials banned Africans from hunting while encouraging white trophy pursuers." Robert Eagan, Library Journal

"Keith Somerville has written a pioneering study in the field of wildlife conservation. Based on a formidable list of sources, the argument is well constructed and superbly expressed. The text will prove an invaluable guide to both scholars and those engaged in the struggle to preserve an asset of incomparable value." Professor Jack Spence OBE, Kings College London

Keith Somerville is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Honorary Professor of Journalism at the Centre for Journalism, University of Kent. His latest book is Africa’s Long Road Since Independence: the many histories of a continent.
van Zyl (I.) BLOOD STONE, translated from the Afrikaans by Maya Fowler
381pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020. R280
A Storm van der Merwe thriller. Storm is investigating the murder of a leading South African fashion designer in Hermanus when she has to rush to London after her mother is pushed under a train at Paddington Station.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Irna van Zyl is the author of the thrillers Dead in the Water and Death Cup. She lives in Cape Town.

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