1 Recce. Een van die skerpste, veelsydigste en dodelikste spesialiseenhede in die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag. Die manne was superfiks en bomenslik taai. Hulle het telkens hul lewe op die spel geplaas in geheime operasies.
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Edward VI, the only son of Henry VIII, became king at the age of nine and died wholly unexpectedly at the age of fifteen. All around him loomed powerful men who hoped to use the child to further their own ends, but who were also playing a long game - assuming that Edward would long outlive them and become as commanding a figure as his father had been.
In 2012, Unisa, as the home of African intellectuals, and the Thabo Mbeki Foundation, as a premiere think tank on African matters, came together to host a Colloquium on Mbeki @ 70. The essays presented on that day have been collected and edited into this book, Building Blocks Towards an African Century.
At age seventeen, Fatima Meer threw herself into resisting racism, the first act of defiance in a pioneering political life. In this intimate memoir, Meer shares her personal story. As Meer open-heartedly reflects on her life, an enchanting tale emerges of a rebellious, revolutionary woman who never shied away from the truth.
This is a true African tale of persistence and tenacity. The story of a farmer and pilot raised in colonial Kenya who went on to play an active role in Mozambican politics. This unique memoir describes life during Mozambique's transition from communism to democracy, from poverty to an investor's choice.
A fresh, nuanced look at an extraordinary woman and her lifelong fight for justice. Defying the constraints of her gender and class, Emily Hobhouse travelled across continents and spoke out against oppression. A passionate pacifist and a feminist, she opposed both the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer War and World War One, leading to accusations of treason.
In 1896, kort voor die ABO, vertrek die jong koerantman Eugene Marais uit die Transvaal na Londen. In 1974 verskyn Leon Rousseau se lewensverhaal oor hom, Die groot verlange. Rousseau glo Marais se tyd in Londen is vir die geskiedenis verlore. In Donker stroom leer ons nou presies waarmee Marais tydens die ABO besig was ...
Dirk Mudge publiseer op 87-jarige ouderdom sy langverwagte outobiografie. Hierdie besonderse man was vir 33 jaar voltyds betrokke by die politiek van Suidwes-Afrika en later Namibie. Hy betree die politiek in 1960 toe hy lid word van die wetgewende vergadering onder die Nasionale Party van Suidwes-Afrika.
‘This is Antjie Samuel reporting from Ladybrand …’ For more than two years, Antjie Krog worked in acute engagement with the many voices that arose in and around South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
This volume of Archer's memoirs covers his 67 days at HMP Wayland, a Category C establishment. As this account testifies, he encountered not only the daily degradations of a dangerously over-stretched prison service, but the spirit and courage of his fellow inmates.