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Empire, War and Cricket in South Africa
Dean Allen Add to basket
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Cecil John Rhodes once said he had only met two creators in South Africa: himself and James Douglas Logan, the Scottish-born founder of Matjiesfontein. Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa explores in
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The Cowboy Capitalist
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The Jameson Raid was a pivotal moment in the history of South Africa, linking events from the Anglo-Boer War to the declaration of the Union of South Africa in 1910. For over a century the failed revolution
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A Short History of South Africa
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In A Short History of South Africa, Gail Nattrass, historian and educator, presents the reader with a brief, general account of South Africa’s history, from the very beginning to the present day, from
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Scorched Earth
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The policy of scorched earth followed by the British forces during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902, as well as the concentration camps in which the Boer women and children were placed, led to bitter
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We die like brothers – The Sinking of the SS Mendi
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The SS Mendi is a wreck site off the Isle of Wight under the protection of Historic England. Nearly 650 men, mostly from the South African Native Labour Corps (SANLC), lost their lives in February 1917
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Brave Lotus Flower Rides the Dragon
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Why walk when you can soar..."
These are the opening words on Tracy Todd’s website and they are a powerful affirmation of the person Tracy is today – a sought-after inspirational speaker whose
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Apartheid - Britain's Bastard Child
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This book is written as an attempt to understand what psychological factors played a dominant role and undoubtedly contributed to Afrikaners creating apartheid in 1948 – a fatal choice of radical and
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History Matters
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History Matters is an eloquent selection of writings over four decades by Bill Nasson, one of South Africa’s most popular and highly respected historians.

The pieces in this compendium are
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Roughing It
Ralph Goldswain Add to basket
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Did you know the term 'roughing it' comes from the tent city at Algoa Bay? Or that one 1820 settler called her new home 'the most miserable country in the world'? This is the tale of  the settlers' dramatic
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The Keeper of the Kumm
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Too much of South Africa's history has been lost and suppressed, leaving a void for many South Africans. Sylvia Vollenhoven brings together her life and that of a long-ago ancestor, //Kabbo, a respected
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The Golden Republic
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In the story of the The Golden Republic, Bulpin sets a stage on which we meet some of the strangest characters that fate had ever attached to the puppet strings of destiny. The grim Mzilikazi; the hot-headed
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Verwoed: Architect of Apartheid
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr Hendrik Verwoerd by Dimitri Tsafendas. Originally released in 1980, Henry Kenney’s incisive study of the architect of apartheid and paragon
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The Spirit of District Six
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This year it will be 50 years ago that District Six was declared a whites only area and this publication commemorates this event in our history.

This revised edition (in a smaller format) of this
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Che Guevara Talks to Young People
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Between 1959 and 1964, freedom fighter Che Guevara delivered a number of speeches to youth groups and students to inspire and educate them about the revolution. This is a collection of these speeches
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Murder at Small Koppie
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On 16 August 2012, a contingent of the South African Police Service opened fire with R5 assault rifles on a group of striking miners on and around Wonderkop near the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa’s
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We have now begun our descent
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12 February 2015. The South African secret services block the cellphones of journalists covering Parliament. Opposition party members are violently thrown out of the House. President Jacob Zuma – accused
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The Secret Society - Cecil John Rhodes’s Plan for a New World Order
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After a meeting with General Gordon of Khartoum in South Africa in 1881, Cecil John Rhodes
set up a secret society, with the aim of establishing a new world order. The society, disciplined on
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Storm over the Transvaal
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This book tells the dramatic story of the Transvaal from 1884 until 1900 – a period which covers a singularly lurid stretch of South Africa’s past. In his remarkably engaging style of writing, Bulpin
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The Tall Assassin
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The Tall Assassin tells of a reign of terror marked by several political murders in one man's zealous quest to combat communism. For many, General Hendrik van den Bergh was the most feared man in the old
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Agent 407 Confessions of a South African Spy
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In the world of espionage, truth is the first victim and nothing is as it seems. Here, for the first time, South Africa’s most notorious apartheid spy, Olivia Forsyth, lays bare the story of her remarkable
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