Books

Inside the Jet Airways deal

2018-11-12 11:06

Enemy of the People is the first definitive account of Zuma’s catastrophic misrule, offering eyewitness descriptions and cogent analysis of how South Africa was brought to its knees – and how a people fought back.

The resurrection of Winnie Mandela: 'You have always been a leader, and a brave sort of woman'

2018-11-12 09:26

You are a banned person and so you cannot stay in the city past a certain hour. Even if your husband has just been sentenced to life in prison, the petty rules are the petty rules.

White people failed the Truth Commission - Peter Storey

2018-11-11 06:13

White people must also be careful to think the past is over and done with, says Peter Storey. He warns that the longer they stand back instead of getting involved, the sharper the cries of black people calling for the fall for historical injustice will become.

The man who killed apartheid: New book sheds light on Verwoerd's assassin

2018-11-05 13:33

A new book about the life of Dimitri Tsafendas, the man who murdered prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd calls for the historic record to be changed to reflect that Tsafendas was not insane. Alet Janse van Rensburg speaks to author Harris Dousemetzis.

 
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REWRITING HISTORY:  The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas by Harris Dousemetzis, published by Jacana Media.

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Book extract: Russian Roulette between SA’s most notorious bank robbers

2018-10-26 00:48

Andre Stander, a South African police captain and convicted robber, led the notorious Stander Gang on a spree of bank robberies. In this edited extract, the last remaining gang member, Allan Heyl, recounts his relationship with Stander.

How the apartheid regime burnt books in their tens of thousands

2018-10-25 19:00

The fact that books were burnt underscored the state’s desire to make sure the printed word was utterly destroyed. The practice also revealed a darker side of the library profession which connived in the book burning.

The Last Hurrah: Race, Empire, politics and agendas

2018-10-23 15:36

While royal speeches during the tour of 1947 hinted at a reshaped, more multiracial Commonwealth, it was also hoped that a successful tour would be reflected in the orderly transformation of India and Burma into Dominions, writes Graham Viney.

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#FeesMustFall was just the beginning

2018-10-18 12:40

The basic ideology of #MustFall created a blueprint for how a change could take place under a generation temporally detached from our apartheid history, writes Rekgotsofetse Chikane.

Media must be diligent about its independence - Ton Vosloo

2018-10-15 11:21

"The biggest lesson for journalists today is that you have to be diligent about your independence – also the media bosses, must have the conviction to stand up against injustice," says former Naspers chair Ton Vosloo.

BOOK REVIEW: Learn to speak body language

2018-10-11 06:00

Our limbic system works faster than our powers of rational thought. And while some people may have a natural gift for reading body language, anyone can learn to do so, says Ian Mann.

Poacher: 'I didn't know I was being taken for a fool'

2018-10-10 05:00

When Shuhood began diving for abalone, in his early twenties, he had no idea what he was getting into. An Afrikaans man named Johan walked over one morning and asked Shuhood if he knew how to swim.

Book extract: The assassination of Dr Asvat

2018-10-07 23:25

An explosive new book by award-winning foreign correspondent Fred Bridgland reinvestigates the Mandela United Football Club’s reign of terror. This edited extract offers new information about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s role in the murder of Dr Asvat.

BOOK REVIEW: Why age is just a number - and selling by demographics is pointless

2018-10-18 06:02

Trillions of dollars depend on selling to stereotypes that no longer apply. The author found that millennials – touted as being unlike any other generation – match research on baby boomers exactly, says Ian Mann.

Nasty Women Talk Back: Political correctness is dead

2018-10-14 06:00

Political correctness is dead. There is a new lease on life for those little donald trumps to make America great again, or, one could say, "white, heteronormative and male" again.

8 questions to Kimon de Greef, author of Poacher

2018-10-10 12:18

Poacher is an unprecedented inside view of South Africa’s illicit abalone trade, a lawless underwater treasure hunt for a marine snail prized as a delicacy in China. Author Kimon de Greef answers our questions.

Truth, Lies and Alibis: 'The truth is rarely pure and never simple'

2018-10-08 15:51

The motive of this book was to try to tease out the buried, hidden facts, after I had stumbled in this case – and in my reporting elsewhere – on stories in which the truth, to quote Oscar Wilde, was rarely pure and never simple.

BOOK REVIEW: Make management simple, not simplistic

2018-10-04 06:30

If you are a senior manager or executive and you read only one book this year as part of your professional development, this should be the book, says Ian Mann.

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