Corruption in South Africa has reached epidemic levels and threatens the lives of all citizens. Global Financial Integrity (a research and advocacy organisation based in Washington DC) said in a report that South Africa had suffered an illegal outflow of R185-billion due to corruption in the public sector between 1994 and 2008. It is estimated that in 2009 government corruption totalled R70-billion (News24, 8 May 2012)
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Biskit woon saam met sy kwaai tannie Ursula in die stad. Maar sy beste plek is by sy geliefde oupa in ‘n boomhuis langs die meer. Oupa se vreemde manier van leef dryf sy tannie tot raserny. Sy probeer Biskit keer om by Oupa te kom.
Asof dit nie erg genoeg is nie, is daar nog die vreesaanjaende voëlman wat dalk beplan om Biskit in die pot te gooi. Kan Biskit en sy maatjie, Ama, vir eens en vir altyd van tannie Ursula ontslae raak?
The book, entitled Black Sacrifice: The Sinking of the SS Mendi, was written by Rev Dr Gladstone Sandi Baai before his death and was completed posthumously by his daughter, Gandhi Baai. He is the only African historian to have written an
interpretation of the sinking of the SS Mendi. In it, he discusses the event in terms of "black sacrifice", starting before the First World War and ending post-apartheid with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
This book is for both young and old who have a dream in their hearts and who want to see it happen. No matter your age, your past, your birthplace, your current circumstances, your temporary lack of money, your skin colour, your lack of formal education, your physical features and your past failures and disappointments, you can achieve your dreams.
‘I read for inspiration; I read for information and I read for joy. This book is written from the heart and provides all of the above. Enjoy.’
‒ Professor Carol Benn
Specialist surgeon, HOD Netcare Breast Centre, Consultant, Senior Lecturer at Wits University, International Lecturer.
Boundless Love helps us find our way to inner peace, and hence our purpose in this life. All will learn something from Sabita’s wisdom and personal thoughts.’
‒ Dr Patricia Okeyo
(Specialist Obstetrician Gynaecologist
What if I had told you that the mechanism of your brain is like plasticine and could be moulded to your own unique set of beliefs and hence abilities? Could you afford not to even try to step into a new reality? Would you dare?
‘BROKEN BASKET’ is the simple story of two young schoolgirls Thandi and Zanele, on the threshold of sexual self-discovery. When their relationship becomes more than just two friends sharing jokes or swopping homework, their secret is discovered with tragic consequences.
The book paints a dark picture of communities which fail to accept the reality of humankind and consider homosexuality to be a crime. When the ugly face of discrimination becomes the judge, the freedom to live one’s own truth is fatally compromised.
This book is written with emphasis on reading and exploring the Bible as the leading guide for everyday questions in challenging times. The months and weeks of the year
become the background for using the Bible as a guide for life. Through different time orientations, guidance is provided for a relevant application in daily life. This book is
relevant to any age and gender, and to everyone seeking truth and assurance from a biblical perspective.
Common Acts of Significant Employees: Heal the ‘Marikana’ in Your Workplace - Every workplace is a potential ’MARIKANA’ – a place where tension brews and threatens to erupt and disrupt, if ignored. YOU, the employee, can change that. No employee joins the workplace thinking: ‘I can’t wait to one day hate my job, be a demanding, depressed, stressed-out and unproductive employee with a bad and negative attitude towards my work, colleagues, superior and clients.’
Competence is one of those terms used frequently in a variety of contexts without a practical and usable definition. In all walks of life, but particularly in the work environment, competence is a foundation for success and a sense of accomplishment.
This book puts a stake in the ground and clearly defines what the five elements of competency are. It then expands each sphere so that the reader not only broadens their understanding, but is able to actively start developing themselves, their teams, and the people in their lives in the various areas.
International conspiracies in a riveting thriller: The murder of a student links two universities to the smuggling of Venetian Grossi coins and to academic conspiracy, with glimpses into the world of international artefact smuggling. Is the encounter between Stravros Vassilis and Delancey Storm on the exotic Greek island of Naxos purely co-incidental? And how does their relationship play out as the action moves between Greece and South Africa? Good and evil are at war within a university and, against great odds, Delancey’s doggedness to pursue the truth comes at a cost, endangering her life and pitting her against powerful enemies.
After her body experiences the Blossom, the confused virgin Vuyi’s heart begins to burn with unquenchable and relentless passion. Her parents and the village practices compel her to travel to the Village of Virtue, where the fi re in her heart would be moulded and, thus, gain permission to reign as queen with the faithful.