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Kamphoer | General Fiction

Francois Smith

It is the First World War and Susan Nell stands before the door of a private ward in a British military hospital. On the door she reads a single name. She knows that name. Sixteen years ago, during the Anglo-Boer War, she encountered that name in a concentration camp in Winburg. She lifts her hand to open the door. Her hand shakes uncontrollably. But she is a psychiatric nurse and this is what she has to do, bring...

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Biegbrief en ander verhale | Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies

Esta Steyn

Women of various ages take centre stage in these short stories. Aletta (65) does not need that new dress to fall into her husband’s arms again; prudish Magda...

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Dare we Hope? Facing our Past to find a New Future | Current Affairs & Issues

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

'It is a gruesome tale - how we have moved so rapidly from the era of hope to the bleak landscape ushered in by Zuma's ascent to power …' Yet Pumla...

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Adapt! Learn to Continuously Reinvent Yourself | Management & Business

Bertie du Plessis

The old adage “Adapt or die” has never been more true. In the fast-changing business world, each of us has to stay supple and resilient if we want to be...

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Ballade vir ’n enkeling | General Fiction

Leon van Nierop

Soon to be a major film. In the mid-80’s the hit TV series Ballade vir ’n enkeling was on everyone’s lips. And now the story is published for a new...

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The Mark | Young Adult Fiction

Edyth Bulbring

(For 14-16-year-olds). In the future, the world has flipped. Ravaged by the Conflagration, this is a harsh world where the relentless sun beats down, people’s...

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Al die lieflike dade | Poetry & Poetry Anthologies

Charl-Pierre Naudé

Poetry by definition is something extraordinary, and this is eminently expressed in Charl-Pierre Naudé’s poems. Poetry is another way of looking – the metaphor...

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The Arrogance of Power | Politics: General & Reference

Xolela Mangcu

‘Intense, involved, edgy … at best, his work is brilliant’ - Riaan de Villiers, journalist, in reviewing this book in manuscript Dr Xolela Mangcu has...

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11 August 2014
The Shortlist for City Press Nonfiction Award 2014

Press Release by Tafelberg Publishers, an imprint of NB Publishers 11 August 2014 The Shortlist for City Press Nonfiction Award 2014 The City Press...

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20 August 2014
Launch of Unitil Julius Comes by Richard Poplak

Until Julius Comes

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Francois Smith

Francois Smith makes a living as a freelancing publishing editor. He also acts as a writer, sometimes as a ghost more often in the flesh. His stories have...

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