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The Spirit of Marikana

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On 16th August 2012, thirty-four black mineworkers were gunned down by the police under the auspices of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) in what has become known as the Marikana massacre. This attempt to drown independent working-class power in blood backfired and is now recognised as a turning point in the country's history.The Spirit of Marikana tells the story of the uncelebrated leaders at the world's three largest platinum mining companies who survived the barrage of state violence, intimidation, torture and murder which was being perpetrated during this tumultuous period. What began as a discussion about wage increases between two workers in the changing rooms at one mine became a rallying cry for economic freedom and basic dignity.This gripping ethnographic account is the first comprehensive study of this movement, revealing how seemingly ordinary people became heroic figures who transformed their workplace and their country.

Babel Unbound

Author : Lesley Cowling
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In this timely, original and sophisticated collection, writers from the Global South demonstrate that forms of publicness are multiple, mobile and varied. The notion that societies mediate issues through certain kinds of engagement is at the heart of imaginings of democracy and often centers on the ideal of the public sphere. But this imagined foundation of how we live collectively appears to have suffered a dramatic collapse across the world, with many democracies apparently unable to solve problems through talk – or even to agree on who speaks, in what ways and where. In the 10 essays in this timely, original and sophisticated collection, writers from southern Africa combine theoretical analysis with the examination of historical cases and contemporary developments to demonstrate that forms of publicness are multiple, mobile and varied. They propose new concepts and methodologies to analyse how public engagements work in society. Babel Unbound examines charged examples from the Global South, such as the centuries old Timbuktu archive, Nelson Mandela as a powerful absent presence in 1960s public life, and the challenges to the terms of contemporary debate around the student activism of #rhodesmustfall and #feesmustfall. These show how issues of public discussion span both archive and media, verbal debates in formal spaces and visual performances that circulate in unpredictable ways.

Borders Media Crossings and the Politics of Translation

Author : Pier Paolo Frassinelli
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This book examines concepts of the border and translation within the context of social and cultural theory through the lens of southern Africa. Borders, Media Crossings and the Politics of Translation studies a diverse range of media representations of borders, imagined borders, border struggles, collectivity boundaries and scenes of translation: films, documentaries, literary texts, photographs, websites and other media texts and artistic interventions. The book makes a case for bringing together media texts and sociocultural experiences across multiple platforms. It argues that this transdisciplinary approach is singularly suited to the age of media convergence, when words, speech, music, videos and images compete for attention on the screens of digital devices where the written, oral, aural and visual are constantly mixed and remixed. But it also reminds the reader of the digital divides linked to socioeconomic, cultural, language and geopolitical borders. With its focus on sociocultural borders and translation, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of media studies, African studies and cultural studies.

Urban Revolt

Author : Trevor Ngwane
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How do individuals and organizations move beyond the boundaries of constitutional or legal constructs to challenge neoliberalism and capitalism? As major urban areas have become the principal sites of poor and working-class social upheaval in the early twenty-first century, the chapters in this book explore key cities in the Global South. Through detailed cases studies, Urban Revolt unravels the potential and limitations of urban social movements on an international level.

Ending Africa s Energy Deficit and the Law

Author : Yinka Omorogbe
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With the inclusion of access to energy in the sustainable development goals, the role of energy to human existence was finally recognized. Yet, in Africa, this achievement is far from realized. Omorogbe and Ordor bring together experts in their fields to ask what is stalling progress, examining problems from institutions catering to vested interests at the continent's expense, to a need to develop vigorous financial and fiscal frameworks. The ramifications and complications of energy law are labyrinthine: this volume discusses how energy deficits can burden disabled people, women, and children in excess of their more fortunate counterparts, as well as considering environmental issues, including the delicate balance between the necessity of water for drinking and cleaning and the use of water in industrial processes. A pivotal work of scholarship, the book poses pressing questions for energy law and international human rights.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Author : Mary Baker Eddy
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Spirits in Stone

Author : Anthony Ponter
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The African Book Publishing Record

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Philippine Export Directory

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The Family Herald

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South African Mining Coal Gold Base Minerals

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South African Pressclips

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Braby s Commercial Directory of Southern Africa

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Africa Research Bulletin

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Race Ideology and the University PULP FICTIONS No 8

Author : Karin van Marle
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Race, Ideology and the University - PULP FICTIONS No.8 Edited by Karin van Marle, Joel Modiri and Terblanche Delport 2014 ISSN: 1992-5174 Pages: 49 Print version: Available Electronic version: Free PDF available About the publication Keeping with its robust dialogic spirit, this edition of Pulp Fictions plays host to a diverse range of voices and perspectives. Responding to the events surrounding the publication of a controversial article by Louise Mabille, four authors from diverse (subject) positions in and outside of the University – Alfred Moraka, Gillian Schutte, Quaraysha Ishmail-Sooliman and Jaco Oelofse – focus on the issue of race and racial ideology in the University space. While Moraka engages with selected theories on the meaning and conceptualisation of racism and its relation to power, history and subject formation, Oelofse attends to the racially structured nature of knowledge and its perpetuation of white cultural domination. Schutte offers a searing reflection on whiteness in the “new” South Africa and Sooliman amplifies the problem of Islamaphobia and seeks to draw out its association to, and as, racism. This edition of the Pulp Fictions, after a long hiatus, is a timely one in that it coincides with and critically challenges the central theme of what is called 20 years of “freedom” in “post-apartheid” South Africa. In recounting the continuation of racism, the incompleteness of transformation, the still dominant nature of whiteness and the emergence of new modes of racial power, the authors problematize the easy conceit that the nation is “free” of the vestiges of colonial racism and may now move on. That this also takes place a year after the passing of Nelson Mandela, in the shadow of events such as the Marikana massacre and in the context of the emergence of movements such as the Economic Freedom Fighters, further augments the relevance and political acuity of the papers here. The contributions contained in this edition also contend – directly and indirectly - with the University’s own historical participation in and complicity with racism. Universities in South Africa and in all other settler colonies have always been instrumental in the development of an ideological and theoretical apparatus for oppression, through constructing for example scientific experiments and sociological knowledge that rationalises the enslavement, exploitation, colonisation of the indigenous Black population. In addition, South African universities appear to exhibit an ongoing epistemological and cultural unwillingness to be truly South African. For one thing, a predominantly Anglo-European intellectual tradition still frames much of the content being taught to students. African history, politics, philosophy, jurisprudence etc., are continuously relegated to electives or moved out of departments into ‘Institutes’ or ‘Centres’ of African Studies. This reflects, we think, that a certain Hegelian doubt about whether Africa has a history, and indeed an intellectual life, remains current in institutions of higher learning in this country. Indeed it remains a stark irony and injustice that the thought and history of and from Africa, rather than being the norm of intellectual and theoretical discourse, functions for many as an extra option or hobby to be pursued in leisurely time – to be found only in the ghettos and margins of universities. The papers collected in this edition then should also be read as raising serious questions about South African universities’ continued complicity in the relegation of the African in Africa to the ‘other’ also at the level of epistemology and knowledge production. Given the context, a particular and direct focus on the University of Pretoria is warranted. It is clear from public discourse that these conversations about racism, economic power and liberation are taking place in South African society. This publication is but one attempt to intervene and participate in those conversations and adds to the growing voice calling for a socially responsive and historically grounded intellectual tradition in South Africa. About the Editor: Karin van Marle is a Professor at the Department of Legal History, Comparitive Law and Jurisprudence, at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. Joel Modiri (Guest Editor) Department of Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria Terblanche Delport (Guest Co-Editor) School of Humanities: Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology.

To Breathe into Another Voice

Author : MoAfrika 'aMokgathi
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‘Writing about jazz is like dancing about architecture,’ observed TheloniousMonk. It’s possibly one of the few times he was wrong. Jazz poetry is almostas old as jazz itself. Poets such as Thulani Davis, Langston Hughes and ourown Keorapetse Kgositsile and Mongane Wally Serote have long heard thepatterns of the music and its makers and transformed and re-enacted thosepatterns in compelling words. Given South Africa’s venerable jazz tradition,it’s perhaps surprising it’s taken so long for more fundis to be tapped fortheir responses to our kind of jazz. But it takes a special brew of ingredientsfor this kind of book to come together. You need an inspired guiding spirit,such as editor and jazzwoman-in-words Myesha Jenkins, and you need avat in which the ingredients can mix and bubble. That’s been provided byall those who’ve opened stages for the music to happen, and most recentlyby the Orbit under the direction of Aymeric Peguillan where Jazz & PoetryNights brought words and music together, each a kind of yeast that helpedthe other to ferment and rise. You’ll find everything here in To breatheinto another voice: faithful and fantastical accounts of the jazz life and jazzpeople as well as reflections on the music as a metaphor for how we live –or, maybe more importantly, how we’d like to live. All you need to do nowis open the covers, start reading, and dance joyously about the architecture.— GWEN ANSEL

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South African Industry Trade

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Commercial Directory

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