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Centenary of Native Life in South Africa by Sol Plaatje

Native Life in South Africa

2016 marks the centenary of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa, a detailed and moving appeal against the Land Act of 1913. The immemorial opening phrase of the book describes the Act’s devastation: “Awaking on Friday morning, June 20, 1913,” Plaatje wrote, “the South African native found himself, not actually a slave, but […]

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Author Profile: Andrew Feinstein

History . Andrew Josef Feinstein was elected an ANC member of pariliament in South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994. He resigned in 2001 in protest at the ANC government’s refusal to allow an unfettered investigation into an arms deal that was tainted by allegations of high-level corruption. His political memoir, After the Party: A […]

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Exclusive Books: The Road to Mangaung

Click here to see this month’s titles. Throughout the 100 year history of the ANC the party has faced numerous battles – overcoming apartheid, rising to power, transitioning the country to a new democracy, uplifting the previously disadvantaged and overcoming the scourge of racism, to name just a few. And in the 18 years since […]

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Zuma Names Arms Deal Commission

Who will turn out to be The Devil In The Detail? President Jacob Zuma has given a team of senior retired judges two years in which to get to the bottom of the allegations that hundreds of millions of rands were paid in bribes related to the R70-billion arms deal. For more on this article […]

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The Malema Dilemma

Attend the show and read the book. Forde, the author of An Inconvenient Youth: Julius Malema and the ‘New’ ANC, will be in conversation with Ronnie Kasrils, winner of the 2011 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for The Unlikely Secret Agent. Tickets cost R50 per person, a complimentary glass of wine and a cheese and […]

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