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Fifty People Who Stuffed Up South Africa

Author : Alexander Parker
ISBN : 1920137335
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

50 People Who Stuffed Up South Africa

Author : Alexander Parker
ISBN : 0987043722
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

50 People Who Messed Up The World

Author : Alexander Parker
ISBN : 9781472140708
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Linguistic Landscape Of Post Apartheid South Africa

Author : Dr. Liesel Hibbert
ISBN : 9781783095827
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Soap To Senate A German Jew At The Dawn Of Apartheid

Author : Adam YAMEY
ISBN : 9781326617127
Genre : History
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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
Category: History


Author : Niko Vorobyov
ISBN : 9781529378047
Genre : True Crime
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Welcome to Dopeworld. Ecstasy in London, crack in Los Angeles, LSD in Tokyo, heroin in Sofia, cocaine in Medellin, bounty hunting in Manilla, opium in Tehran. Get ready for your next fix. __________ Dopeworld is a bold and intoxicating journey into the world of drugs. From the cocaine farms in South America to the streets of Manila, we trace the emergence of psychoactive substances and our intimate relationship with them. With unparalleled access to drug lords, cartel leaders, street dealers and government officials, Niko Vorobyov attempts to shine a light on the dark underbelly drug world. At once a bold piece of reportage and a hugely entertaining and perverse travelogue, Dopeworld reveals how drug use is at the heart of our history, our lives, and our world. __________ With echoes of Gomorrah and Fear and Loathing in Last Vegas, Dopeworld is a brilliant and enlightening journey across the world, examining every angle of the drug war.
Category: True Crime

The World

Author : Lonely Planet
ISBN : 9781787012493
Genre : Travel
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Every country in the world, in one guidebook: Lonely Planet's The World. A Traveller's Guide to the Planet. We've taken the highlights from the world's best guidebooks and put them together into one 900+ page whopper to create the ultimate guide to Earth. This user-friendly A-Z gives a flavour of each country in the world, including a map, travel highlights, info on where to go and how to get around, as well as some quirkier details to bring each place to life. In Lonely Planet's trademark bluespine format, this is the ultimate planning resource. From now on, every traveller's journey should start here... Nearly 1000 colour photos of must-visit highlights More than 200 colour maps The guidebook every traveller needs to own About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
Category: Travel

Kaapse Bibliotekaris

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ISBN : UCBK:C098776368
Genre : Libraries
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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)
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Reporting South Africa

Author : Rich Mkhondo
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016063237
Genre : Social Science
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A journalist's account of South Africa's transition to a non-racial democracy, and the events that happened before, during, and after
Category: Social Science

Guide To Restaurants In South Africa

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105073170941
Genre : Travel
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This guide is aimed at business people, tourists and locals who are looking for places to eat out. It provides a list of the top restaurants and eateries throughout South Africa. The focus is on restaurants in the major centres and tourist destinations, and is designed for quick and easy reference to each town or region. South Africa's provinces are listed in turn in the Quick-Look Section and within these sections there are listings according to city or town. In the Alphabetical Section, detailed information is provided on each establishment. Each entry lists the address and describes facilities provided by the restaurant, as well as other useful information such as access for the disabled and foreign languages spoken.
Category: Travel

Economic Dependence And Regional Cooperation In Southern Africa

Author : Olayiwola Abegunrin
ISBN : 0889465150
Genre : Business & Economics
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A comprehensive analysis of SADCC as a new regional institution of inter-state economic co-operation, this text begins with the Pan-African Movement for East and Central Africa established in 1958 and emphasizes the role of South Africa and external powers in the economies of Southern African states. The author also seeks to show how the dependence of SADCC states can be explained within the context of centre-periphery.
Category: Business & Economics

Africa South

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ISBN : UVA:X002006718
Genre : Africa, Southern
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Category: Africa, Southern

South Africa S Yesterdays

Author : Reader's Digest Association South Africa
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039214981
Genre : South Africa
File Size : 47.91 MB
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Category: South Africa

Africa Analysis

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113272079
Genre : Africa
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Category: Africa

Stuffed And Starved

Author : Raj Patel
ISBN : NWU:35556036723195
Genre : Social Science
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First edition published in 2007 by Portobello Books, Great Britain.
Category: Social Science