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  • Who Rules South Africa?by Martin Plaut; Paul Holden

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 21.88

    In this timely work, WHO RULES SOUTH AFRICA?, highly regarded authors Paul Holden and Martin Plaut analyse the political elites that battle daily for power in South Africa. They argue that power does not reside in traditional institutions such as Parliament or even the Cabinet. Rather, power lies within the ANC-led Alliance which, with no founding... more...

  • Invictusby John Carlin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament?the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together. After being released from prison and winning South Africa?s first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious... more...

  • Building a New South Africa, Volume 4 Environment, Reconstruction, and Developmentby Anne V. Whyte

    International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 35.00

    Backed by South Africa's democratic movement, and with the support of IDRC, the International Mission on Environmental Policy focuses on the critical role that environmental sustainability must play in nation buildingand economic development. It proposes policy directions that move away from the unbridled squandering of resources. more...

  • Globalization, Negotiation, and the Failure of Transformation in South Africaby Michael H. Allen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    The book explains the social forces, forms of consciousness and structural constraints that undermined Apartheid, preserved national unity and yet, later constrained democratic sovereignty, as the imperatives of global markets clashed with the prior aspirations of the democratic revolution. more...

  • Language Policy and Nation-Building in Post-Apartheid South Africaby Elana Shohamy

    Springer 2008; US$ 209.00

    The need to forge an inclusive, multi-racial, multicultural South African national identity has been one of the dominant themes in post-Apartheid politics and society. This book adopts a theoretical approach to the study of language policy and national identity, in a general sense and with application to sociolinguistic situation in South Africa. more...

  • Zulu Zulu Golfby Arn Durand

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    ?There is no dignity in death. Six bodies are piled up in front of me, shot to shit. I can see that their bones are white, their blood is red and their brains are yellow. I?ve done this; I?ve helped to kill them.? A unit of the South African Police, Koevoet was the most deadly fighting force involved in the Border War. This is the story of Arn Durand?s... more...

  • 32 Battalionby Piet Nortje

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 18.00

    Every war has at least one - a unit so different, so daring, that it becomes the stuff of which legends are made and heroes are born. Among the South African forces fighting in Angola from 1975 to 1989, that unit was 32 Battalion. Founded in utmost secrecy from the vanquished remnants of a foreign rebel movement, undefeated in 12 years of front-line... more...

  • Conversations With Myselfby Nelson Mandela

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 12.37

    Nelson Mandela's book Conversations With Myself is an unprecedented and official portrait of one of the great leaders of our time, with a foreword by President Barack Obama more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandelaby Rita Barnard

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    This Companion examines how Nelson Mandela became the icon he is today and ponders the meanings and uses of his internationally recognizable image. more...

  • Playing the Enemyby John Carlin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament- the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious... more...