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An African Peace Process Mandela, South Africa and Burundi
Every Step of the Way The journey to freedom in South Africa
White Lies Canon Collins and the secret war against apartheid

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Democracy Compromised
Chiefs and the politics of the land in South Africa
Lungisile Ntsebeza

Democracy Compromised puts the spotlight on traditional authorities and addresses two main issues: first, how despite their role in the apartheid state, traditional authorities not only survived, but have won unprecedented powers of rural governance in South Africa’s democracy, and second, how they derive their authority. In this original and compelling study, Lungisile Ntsebeza carefully details the fascinating history of the chieftaincy in the Xhalanga area of the Eastern Cape. He shows how traditional authorities have been dependent on the support of the state since the advent of colonialism and how deeply traditional structures have been contested. Light is shed on the unexpected renaissance of these authorities under ANC rule and the role of traditional leaders in the process of land allocation is clearly explained.

238mm x 159mm
R 240.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2130-X
April 2006

Education in Exile
SOMAFCO, the ANC school in Tanzania, 1978 to 1992
Seán Morrow; Brown Maaba; Loyiso Pulumani

This co-authored book re-lives the experiences of young South African exiles at the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO) in Tanzania. South Africans from all backgrounds and solidarity workers from many parts of the world showed what new ways of thinking about teaching and learning could achieve.

240mm x 165mm
R 175.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2051-6

Every Step of the Way
The journey to freedom in South Africa
Written by Michael Morris; Commissioned and funded by the Ministry of Education; Compiled by the Social Cohesion and Integration Research Programme of the HSRC

In an extraordinary and engaging account this book traces the paths South Africans have followed from pre-colonial times to the democratic present, providing fascinating personal and historical details, and raising provocative questions about the choices, mistakes, contradictions and key themes in the emergence of the complex society that South Africa is today.

240mm x 168mm
R 115.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2061-3

The National Liberation Struggle in South Africa
A case study of the United Democratic Front, 1983-1987
Gregory F Houston

This study of the United Democratic Front movement reveals the type of democratic organisations that emerged during the anti-apartheid struggle: their structures, membership and practices. The emergence and proliferation of community organisations central to the strategies of mass mobilisation and organisation are also examined as well as the spread of revolutionary consciousness throughout black civil society.

210mm x 148mm
R 165.00
ISBN: 1-84014-955-8

South Africa’s role in conflict resolution and peacemaking in Africa
Conference proceedings
Roger Southall (ed)

Since its transition to democracy in 1994, South Africa has become increasingly drawn into the resolution of conflicts and the promotion of peace and stability on the wider African continent. This has followed from the high reputation of its own negotiated settlement as a model for other conflict torn countries to emulate, the iconic status of Nelson Mandela as a master of reconciliation and forgiveness, and not least the sense in Pretoria that South Africa has a moral obligation to ‘repay’ Africa for the sins of apartheid and that it has some considerable capacity, military and economic, to do so.

210mm x 148mm
R 180.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2129-6
April 2005

White Lies
Canon Collins and the secret war against apartheid
Denis Herbstein

This is the story of one man’s single-minded, unremitting, always creative, campaign to provide material support to South Africa’s liberation struggle, assisting leaders like Nelson Mandela and ordinary township and rural activists, as well as families who suffered because their loved ones were political prisoners, had fled into exile or been killed by the apartheid regime.

200mm x 130mm
R 170.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2088-5