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Fifty People who Stuffed Up South Africa

Fifty People who Stuffed Up South Africa

  • Author: Alexander Parker
  • Publisher: Jacana Media
  • ISBN: 9781920137335
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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Delving into culture, politics, sports, and war, this list of the worst villains in South Africa's history is inspired by books such as 110 People Who Are Screwing up America. The project provides a solid a roster of people have steered the good ship South Africa firmly in the wrong direction by virtue of their ruinous megalomania, foul beliefs, or general idiocy. Among those profiled are 1652 explorer Jan van Riebeeck, warmonger Lord Milner, Cecil Rhodes, and sports villain Richie Benaud.

50 People Who Stuffed Up South Africa

50 People Who Stuffed Up South Africa

  • Author: Alexander Parker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780987043726
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Part history and part social commentary, 50 People Who Stuffed Up South Africa is an engrossing and edifying read that delves into South African politics, war, sport, and culture on its way to answering the question, Who are the greatest villains, the direst leaders, the foulest corrupters, and the most offensive personalities to have spread their regrettable influence throughout the land? From Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 to Jacob Zuma in 2012—via Wouter Basson, P. W. Botha, Shaka, and Schabir Shaik—the book focuses on men (and three women) of infamy who jeopardized the nation by virtue of their ruinous megalomania (Thabo Mbeki, Cecil Rhodes), foul convictions (Hendrik Verwoerd, Eugène Terre’Blanche), or, in the author’s opinion, general idiocy (Julius Malema, Alec Erwin). Beyond the obvious political manipulators and historical figures, however, this collection also includes statesmen and sportsmen of dubious distinction, as well as nonpareil social delinquents such as minibus taxi drivers.

50 People Who Messed up the World

50 People Who Messed up the World

  • Author: Alexander Parker,Tim Richman
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472140702
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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Who would top your list of the fifty people who have done the most to make the modern world a worse place? 'I can't imagine how they whittled it down to just 50 people' - comedian Nik Rabinowitz 'A fantastic thought-provoking book that renews my appreciation for history. It reminds us how we got here and how we can avoid things getting worse' Mandla Shongwe, SAFM Lifestyle 'A fascinating, terrific read' Gareth Cliff, CliffCentral From despotic mass-murderers to sports cheats, and from corrupt politicians to truly dreadful celebrities, who has had the most damaging -- or vexatious -- impact in their particular sphere of modern life? This line-up of the very worst of the twentieth century and beyond includes the obvious candidates: those who have caused extraordinary damage through their murderous paranoia, brutal avarice, or demented self-regard -- Stalin, King Leopold, Idi Amin and the like. But murderous dictators aside, there are plenty of others who deserve recognition for their role in making the world a significantly more dangerous or, at the very least, more annoying place: terrorist Carlos the Jackal; Robert Oppenheimer, the man who gave the world the atomic bomb; notorious sports cheat Lance Armstrong; and the one and only President Donald Trump, who has of course succeeded in making the world both more annoying and more dangerous. This perfectly focused spotlight on infamy is illustrated throughout by award-winning political cartoonist Zapiro.

The Linguistic Landscape of Post-Apartheid South Africa

The Linguistic Landscape of Post-Apartheid South Africa

Politics and Discourse

  • Author: Dr. Liesel Hibbert
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 1783095822
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 203
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The appointment of Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa in 1994 signalled the end of apartheid and transition to a new democratic constitution. This book studies discursive trends during the first twenty years of the new democracy, outlining the highlights and challenges of transforming policy, practice and discursive formations. The book analyses a range of discourses which signal how and by what processes the linguistic landscape and identities of South Africa’s inhabitants have changed in this time, finding that struggles in South African politics go hand in hand with shifts in the linguistic landscape. In a country now characterised by multilingualism, heteroglossia, polyphony and translanguaging, the author debates where the discourse practices of those born post-1994 may lead.

Illuminating Lives

Illuminating Lives

Biographies of Fascinating People from South African History

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
  • ISBN: 1776092651
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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In this fresh and highly readable collection of South African biographical essays, a distinguished group of authors illuminate the lives of eleven colourful and complex men and women whose personal experiences throw fascinating light on the times in which they lived. The individuals whose stories are told here are very different in time, in place and in work and at play, but are united by an abundantly rich humanity and by the fascinatingly different ways in which they navigated their existence through the uneven waters of South Africa’s distant and more recent past. Including administrators and activists, sportsmen and teachers, a missionary, a pilot, a painter and a poet, Illuminating Lives is a wide-ranging and moving book which provides readers with striking and unexpected insights into history. Here are some intriguing South African lives well worth knowing about.

S.A. Politics: Unspun

S.A. Politics: Unspun

  • Author: Stephen Grootes
  • Publisher: Burnet Media
  • ISBN: 099219492X
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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In SA Politics Unspun, premier SA political commentator Stephen Grootes cuts through the incomprehensible political spin and media coverage out there to provide an accessible, attractive, easy-to-read road map to South African politics. The entries are short and punchy, covering the basic structures of South African politics (Constitution, Parliament, Presidency, Cabinet etc), the major parties and players (from Aaron Motsoaledi to Helen Zille and Jacob Zuma) and the critical controversies that define our current political landscape (Nkandla, the Arms Deal and the Secrecy Bill). Key elements are the (even-handed) predictions for our political future and the patented Stephen Grootes Power Ratios, which rate our leading politicians by the power they wield and the moral authority they enjoy. With innovative colour design to back up Grootes entertaining opinion and insight, this is the must-have political read in the run-up to National Elections 2014.

Soap to Senate: A German Jew at the dawn of apartheid

Soap to Senate: A German Jew at the dawn of apartheid

  • Author: Adam YAMEY
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1326617125
  • Category: History
  • Page: 458
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**A new insight into the genesis of apartheid** Franz Ginsberg left Germany in 1880. He settled in South Africa as an 18-year-old photographer, escaping the restrictions on Jews, only to adopt a homeland with escalating restrictions on 'black' and other

Kaapse bibliotekaris

Kaapse bibliotekaris

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Libraries
  • Page: N.A
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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)

The African Book Publishing Record

The African Book Publishing Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa
  • Page: N.A
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La tuba del rinoceronte

La tuba del rinoceronte

  • Author: Anders Hanson
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1617853690
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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Roberto Rinoceronte, the biggest guy in school, puts on an unexpected show during the football game. Contains facts about rhinoceroses.