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The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

Harris Dousemetzis with Gerry Loughran, The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas (Jacana, 2018) EXACTLY who…

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A Life in Letters: Selected Correspondence of Denis Hurley

Philippe Denis, Paddy Kearney and Jane Argall (eds), A Life in Letters: Selected Correspondence of Denis Hurley (Cluster Publications,…

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‘Mad Mike’ Hoare: The Legend

Chris Hoare, ‘Mad Mike’ Hoare: The Legend (Partners in Publishing, 2018) AN officer and a gentleman; a brave,…

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Incorruptible: The Story of the Murders of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani

Evelyn Groenink, lncorruptible: The Story of the Murders of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani (Privately published, 2018)…

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Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, 1876-1932

Brian Willan, Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, 1876–1932 (Johannesburg: Jacana, 2018) MAGISTERIAL is an apt description…

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Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored

Mandy Weiner, Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored (Johannesburg: Macmillan, 2018) ALL countries have a criminal underworld. But when…

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Black Consciousness and Progressive Movements under Apartheid

Ian Macqueen, Black Consciousness and Progressive Movements under Apartheid (Pietermaritzburg: UKZN Press, 2018) IN popular perception Black Consciousness (BC)…

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Heist: South Africa’s Cash-in-Transit Epidemic Uncovered

Anneliese Burgess, Heist: South Africa’s Cash-in-Transit Epidemic Uncovered (Cape Town: Penguin, 2018) VIOLENT crime is a long-standing South African…

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As by Fire: The End of the South African University

Jonathan Jansen, As by Fire: The End of the South African University (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2017) UNIVERSITIES are fragile…

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Caught in the Middle: The Autobiography of Mike Procter

Mike Procter and Lungani Zama, Caught in the Middle: The Autobiography of Mike Procter (Cape Town: Don Nelson, 2017)…

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