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The Stellenbosch Mafia

The Stellenbosch Mafia Book
Author : Pieter du Toit
Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
Release : 2019-07-15
ISBN : 1868429199
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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About 50km outside of Cape Town lies the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, nestled against vineyards and blue mountains that stretch to the sky. Here reside some of South Africa’s wealthiest individuals: all male, all Afrikaans – and all stinking rich. Johann Rupert, Jannie Mouton, Markus Jooste and Christo Weise, to name a few. Julius Malema refers to them scathingly as ‘The Stellenbosch Mafia’, the very worst example of white monopoly capital. But who really are these mega-wealthy individuals, and what influence do they exert not only on Stellenbosch but more broadly on South African society? Author Pieter du Toit begins by exploring the roots of Stellenbosch, one of the wealthiest towns in South Africa and arguably the cradle of Afrikanerdom. This is the birthplace of apartheid leaders, intellectuals, newspaper empires and more. He then closely examines this ‘club’ of billionaires. Who are they and, crucially, how are they connected? What network of boardroom membership, alliances and family connections exist? Who are the ‘old guard’ and who are the ‘inkommers’, and what about the youngsters desperate to make their mark? He looks at the collapse of Steinhoff: what went wrong, and whether there are other companies at risk of a similar fate. He examines the control these men have over cultural life, including pulling the strings in South Africa rugby.

The Stellenbosch Mafia Inside the Billionaires Club

The Stellenbosch Mafia  Inside the Billionaires  Club Book
Author : Pieter H. du Toit
Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
Release : 2019-07-30
ISBN : 9781868429189
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Comrade president, Stellenbosch is a big problem. We know your proximity to Stellenbosch ... we have not elected Stellenbosch here ... we have not elected the Ruperts here.' - Julius Malema addressing President Cyril Ramaphosa in the National Assembly on 22 May 2019 THE BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF STELLENBOSCH, nestled against vineyards and blue mountains that stretch to the sky, lies a short drive from Cape Town. Here, some of South Africa's richest individuals live: all male, most Afrikaans - and all fabulously wealthy. Julius Malema refers to them scathingly as the 'Stellenbosch Mafia', the very worst example of white monopoly capital. Their critics rail about their influence over the state and the economy. But who are these rich individuals, and what influence do they wield? Journalist Pieter du Toit explores the roots of Stellenbosch, one of the wealthiest towns in South Africa and arguably the cradle of Afrikanerdom. This is the birthplace of apartheid leaders, intellectuals, newspaper empires and more. He also closely examines this 'club' of billionaires. Who are they and, crucially, how are they connected? What network of boardroom membership, alliances and family connections exists? Who are the 'old guard' and who are the 'inkommers'? The Stellenbosch Mafia is the first attempt to not only investigate if this group actually exists, but also to determine whether the town has an excessive influence on South African business and society.

The Stellenbosch Mafia

The Stellenbosch Mafia Book
Author : Pieter Du Toit
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021
ISBN : 9781776191390
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Stellenbosch Mafia book written by Pieter Du Toit, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Hitmen for Hire

Hitmen for Hire Book
Author : Mark Shaw
Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
Release : 2017-07-10
ISBN : 1868427129
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hitmen for Hire takes the reader on a journey like no other, navigating a world of paid hitmen, informers, rogue policemen, criminal taxi bosses, gang leaders, and crooked politicians and businessmen. Criminologist Mark Shaw examines a society in which contract killings have become commonplace, looking at who arranges hits, where to find a hitman, and even what it is like to operate as a hitman – or woman. Since 1994, South Africa has seen a worrying increase in the commercialisation of murder – and has been rocked by several high-profile contract killings. Drawing on his research of over a thousand incidents of hired assassinations, from 2000 to 2016, Shaw reveals how these murders are used to exert a mafia-type control over the country's legal and illegal economic activity. Contracted assassinations, and the organised criminal activity behind them, contain sinister linkages with the upperworld, most visibly in relation to disputes over tenders and access to government resources. State security actors increasingly mediate relations between the under and upper worlds, with serious implications for the long-term success of the post-apartheid democratic project.

Fortunes

Fortunes Book
Author : EBBE. DOMMISSE
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-07
ISBN : 9781776191468
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive work based on personal interviews and insider knowledge - bound to become a classic The past three decades have seen a remarkable rise of Afrikaners in business. With Koos Bekker at its helm, media group Naspers began dominating the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and was turned into a global consumer internet group. Johann Rupert strongly extended Richemont's share internationally in the upper-end market of luxury goods, while Christo Wiese and Whitey Basson at Pepkor and Shoprite became Africa's largest clothing and food retailers. Fortunesdescribes how these and other business leaders, such as Jannie Mouton, Michiel le Roux, Douw Steyn, Roelof Botha, Hendrik du Toit and a number of commercial farmers, built their empires. It looks at their life and business philosophies and what makes them such successful entrepreneurs. Recent years have also seen the sensational collapse of Steinhoff International, the furniture retailer led by Markus Jooste that destroyed some of these fortunes. While Jooste is the topic of one of the chapters, another looks at the philanthropic projects most of these tycoons are involved in.

Steinhoff inside SA s biggest corporate crash

Steinhoff inside SA s biggest corporate crash Book
Author : James-Brent Styan
Publisher : LAPA Uitgewers
Release : 2018-07-18
ISBN : 079937167X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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on 5 december 2017 the steinhoff group was still worth r199 billion. 24 hours later more than r160 billion rand of this fortune was wiped out. the steinhoff empire, that took 20 years to build into an international business giant, had crumbled overnight. markus jooste, steinhoff's flashy ceo, resigned via sms and has since been fleeing an avalanche of scandals and accusations: luxury homes for a blonde mistress, allegations of fraud, racing horses and unparalleled extravagance, a lavish, black jaguar for an old university residence... what exactly happened here? who knew what? what is steinhoff, who is markus jooste and what does it all have to do with the so called stellenbosch mafia? where does business tycoon christo wiese, shoprite and pepkor fit in and where is the pensioners' money?well-known financial writer james-brent styan unpacks these and other questions in this astounding tale of power and greed, of secrets and deceit, and ultimately the biggest financial breakdown in the history of south africa. through interviews with trustworthy sources, revelations from confidential documents and in-depth research about steinhoff's history, styan uncovers what the group doesn't want you to know. follow the money: the story of steinhoff, markus jooste and the stellenbosch boys is a gripping financial thriller that will be told as cautionary tale or salacious scandal in both boardrooms and living rooms for decades to come.

A Home on Vorster Street

A Home on Vorster Street Book
Author : Razina Theba
Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
Release : 2021-08-12
ISBN : 1776191218
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Who bears witness to our lives? As a young girl, Razina Theba makes her way every day to the tiny family flat on Vorster Street in Fordsburg. It is here, just outside of the Johannesburg city centre, where she grows up, playing in the Yard with countless cousins, learning to enjoy perfect syrupy paan and the best way to brew chai for her bajee. It is also where she observes her family’s harassment by the Security Branch, as well as her parents’ determination to make their business at the Oriental Plaza a success. In A Home on Vorster Street, Razina witnesses the ebb and flow of a tight-knit neighbourhood trying to survive the forces of apartheid and, ultimately, where she learns of the value of family love and the enduring comfort it provides. At times funny and charming and, at others, painful and tender, this dazzling collection of stories is a spirited exploration of a colourful Indian-Muslim family bound by loyalty to their culture, community, religion and each other.

Gangster State

Gangster State Book
Author : Pieter-Louis Myburgh
Publisher : Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9781776093748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In spite of Cyril Ramaphosa’s ‘new dawn’; there are powerful forces in the ruling party that risk losing everything if corruption and state capture finally do come to an end. At the centre of the old guard’s fightback efforts is Ace Magashule; a man viewed by some as South Africa’s most dangerous politician. In this explosive book; investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh ventures deeper than ever before into Magashule’s murky dealings; from his time as a struggle activist in the 1980s to his powerful rule as premier of the Free State province for nearly a decade; and his rise to one of the ANC’s most influential positions. Sifting through heaps of records; documents and exclusive source interviews; Myburgh explores Magashule’s relationship with the notorious Gupta family and other tender moguls; investigates government projects costing billions that enriched his friends and family but failed the poor; reveals how he was about to be arrested by the Scorpions before their disbandment in the late 2000s; and exposes the methods used to keep him in power in the Free State and to secure him the post of ANC secretary-general. Most tellingly; Myburgh pieces together a pack of leaked emails and documents to reveal shocking new details on a massive Free State government contract and Magashule’s dealings with a businessman who was gunned down in Sandton in 2017. These files seem to lay bare the methods of a man who usually operated without leaving a trace. Gangster State is an unflinching examination of the ANC’s top leadership in the post– Jacob Zuma era; one that should lead readers to a disconcerting conclusion: When it comes to the forces of capture; South Africa is still far from safe.

The Dark Flood

The Dark Flood Book
Author : Deon Meyer
Publisher : Grove Atlantic
Release : 2022-05-03
ISBN : 0802159613
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Disappearances ensnare two South African detectives in a web of corruption in this stunning thriller by the Barry Award–winning author of The Last Hunt. Assigned to investigate the disappearance of a young university student and brilliant computer programmer detectives Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido hit dead ends. But the trail—including the death of a fellow police officer—leads to a series of gun heists and the alarming absence of certain weapons from the police registry, the ramifications of which could be devastating. As Griessel and Cupido intensify their search, real estate agent Sandra Steenberg confronts her own crisis: state corruption has caused the real estate market to crash, exacerbating the dire financial straits facing her family. She puts aside her misgivings to work for a notorious billionaire and playboy, only to have him disappear on her. Now Griessel is forced to juggle between the man’s bitter wife, protective lawyer, and Steenberg, the last person to see him alive. With propulsive and intricate plotting, sharp prose, and an ending that takes one’s breath away just when the dust seems to have settled, The Dark Flood spotlights the state capture and corruption that has overtaken the country, lending political weight to a powerful story. Praise for the Benny Griessel series “[An] outstanding series.” —The Wall Street Journal “Deon Meyer is one of the unsung masters.” —Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times–bestselling author “The undisputed champion of South African crime. Meyer grabs you by the throat and never lets you go.” —Wilbur Smith, New York Times–bestselling author

Enemy of the People

Enemy of the People Book
Author : Adriaan Basson,Pieter du Toit
Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
Release : 2017-11-07
ISBN : 1868428192
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Enemy of the People is the first definitive account of Zuma’s catastrophic misrule, offering eyewitness descriptions and cogent analysis of how South Africa was brought to its knees – and how a people fought back. When Jacob Zuma took over the leadership of the ANC one muggy Polokwane evening in December 2007, he inherited a country where GDP was growing by more than 6% per annum, a party enjoying the support of two-thirds of the electorate, and a unified tripartite alliance. Today, South Africa is caught in the grip of a patronage network, the economy is floundering and the ANC is staring down the barrel of a defeat at the 2019 general elections. How did we get here? Zuma first brought to heel his party, Africa’s oldest and most revered liberation movement, subduing and isolating dissidents associated with his predecessor Thabo Mbeki. Then saw the emergence of the tenderpreneur and those attempting to capture the state, as well as a network of family, friends and business associates that has become so deeply embedded that it has, in effect, replaced many parts of government. Zuma opened up the state to industrial-scale levels of corruption, causing irreparable damage to state enterprises, institutions of democracy, and the ANC itself. But it hasn’t all gone Zuma’s way. Former allies have peeled away. A new era of activism has arisen and outspoken civil servants have stepped forward to join a cross-section of civil society and a robust media. As a divided ANC square off for the elective conference in December, where there is everything to gain or to lose, award-winning journalists Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit offer a brilliant and up-to-date account of the Zuma era.

Steinheist

Steinheist Book
Author : Rob Rose (Journalist)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-10-31
ISBN : 9780624085973
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The Steinhoff crash wiped more than R200bn off the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, erased more than half the wealth of tycoon Christo Wiese and knocked the pension funds of millions of ordinary South Africans. When this investors' darling was exposed as a house of cards, tales of fraudulent accounting, a lavish lifestyle involving multimillion-rand racehorses and ructions in the 'Stellenbosch mafia' made headlines around the world. As regulators tally up the cost, Financial Mail editor Rob Rose reveals the real inside story behind Steinhoff. Based on dozens of interviews with key players in South Africa, the UK, Germany and the Netherlands - and documents not yet public - Steinheist reveals: How Bruno Steinhoff formed the company by doing business in the Communist bloc and apartheid South Africa; How the 'Markus myth' started in the dusty streets of Ga-Rankuwa and grew thanks to a 'bit of luck' in a 1998 takeover; How Jooste insiders shifted nasty liabilities off Steinhoff's balance sheet to secretive companies overseas in order to present a false picture of the profits; How Wiese was lucky to lose only R59bn and how Shoprite narrowly escaped getting caught in Steinhoff's web; and What happened behind closed boardroom doors in the frantic week before Jooste resigned"--Back cover.

The Cool Factor

The Cool Factor Book
Author : Andrea Linett
Publisher : Artisan
Release : 2016-04-26
ISBN : 1579657109
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“An excellent idea for a book. . . . Next time I spend more than $40 on an article of clothing, I’ll run it by Linett first.” —The New York Times Book Review In a culture where trends are born and die every minute, maintaining style and effortlessness at every age requires that little extra something—the cool factor. Being “cool” isn’t about chasing trends or defying age but about following a few key guidelines. Yes, the cool factor is a skill that can be learned! In this photo-packed guide, Andrea Linett, a famed personal stylist and founding creative director of Lucky magazine, offers easy-to-implement, actionable tips that will change the way women dress. The tips are modeled by real-life style icons like Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Christene Barberich, founder of Refinery29, as Andrea highlights the ingenious ways in which they skillfully pile on layers, or dress up denim for work or a party. The book is organized into chapters that include wardrobe classics, denim, leather, suits, dressing up, and accessories, and features style hacks that turn an outfit into a masterpiece (choosing shoes that instantly slim you, combining tough and feminine pieces, and accessorizing a day-to-night look). Packed with useful lists and examples, this guide is the would-be stylish woman’s best friend.

Sleeping on a Wire

Sleeping on a Wire Book
Author : David Grossman
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2003-04-19
ISBN : 1466804181
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Israel describes itself as a Jewish state. What, then, is the status of the one-fifth of its citizens who are not Jewish? Are they Israelis, or are they Palestinians? Or are they a people without a country? How will a Palestinian state—if it is established—influence the sense of belonging and identity of Palestinian Israeli citizens? Based on conversations with Palestinians in Israel, David Grossman's Sleeping on a Wire, like The Yellow Wind, is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the Middle East today.

The Super Afrikaners

The Super Afrikaners Book
Author : Ivor Wilkins,Hans Strydom
Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
Release : 2012-08-28
ISBN : 1868425363
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Super-Afrikaners, originally published in South Africa in 1978, scandalised a nation as it exposed the secret workings of a powerful Afrikaner organisation called the Broederbond. Out of print for over three decades, this new edition is available for a new generation and includes an introduction by Max du Preez. Formed in Johannesburg in 1918 by a group of young Afrikaners disillusioned by their role as dispossessed people in their own country, the first triumph of this remarkable organisation was the fact that it was largely responsible for welding together dissident factions within Afrikanerdom and thereby ensuring the accession of the National Party to power in 1948. This highly organised clique of Super-Afrikaners, by sophisticated political intrigue, waged a remarkable campaign to harness political, social and economic forces in South Africa to its cause ... and succeeded. Political journalists Hans Strydom and Ivor Wilkins traced, at great personal risk, its development from its earliest days. The book includes the most comprehensive list of Broeders ever published.

How Long Will South Africa Survive

How Long Will South Africa Survive  Book
Author : Richard William Johnson
Publisher : Springer
Release : 1977-12-01
ISBN : 1349158313
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download How Long Will South Africa Survive book written by Richard William Johnson, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Heart is the Size of a Fist

The Heart is the Size of a Fist Book
Author : Pieter Fourie
Publisher : Kwela Books
Release : 2021
ISBN : 9780795709982
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Heart is the Size of a Fist book written by Pieter Fourie, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

From Water to Wine

From Water to Wine Book
Author : Jess Auerbach
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2020-03-15
ISBN : 1487524331
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Part monograph, part methods handbook, and including poetry, photos and other media, this highly original work explores the emergent middle class in Angola through the lens of the senses.

20 Habits That Break Habits

20 Habits That Break Habits Book
Author : Pepe Marais
Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
Release : 2020-11-09
ISBN : 1990931723
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After hitting a brick wall in both his business and personal life in 2006, Pepe Marais discovered his purpose on which he rebuilt all aspects of his life over the course of the next fourteen years. The results of his purposeful approach to life have been nothing short of spectacular and in this, his second book, Pepe once again sets out to deliver on his personal purpose: to bring out the best in those around him. The life lessons that Pepe provides in 20 Habits That Break Habits are based on Aristotle’s insight that we are what we repeatedly do, and that excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit. Through his own experience, Pepe has learnt that there are two kinds of habits: those that limit us and those that liberate us. And in order to eradicate a limiting habit, you simply have to replace it with a liberating one. Throughout this book, Pepe shares some of his own most limiting habits that held him back over the course of his journey, and the liberating habits he replaced each of them with in order to create a significant breakthrough in his own life. From turning wine into water, to replacing television with the kitchen table, if a book could come with a warning sign, then this one should. Because ... it may just change your life! 20 Habits That Break Habits reflects a deep concern for developing human potential and is in service of your journey towards discovering your own inner greatness.

CHRISTO WIESE

CHRISTO WIESE Book
Author : TJ. STRYDOM
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9780624085867
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Christo Wiese - once the owner of a diamond mine, a wine farm and the most expensive house in Cape Town. Former chairman of South Africa's largest retailer, director of the Reserve Bank and the richest man in the country. Over the course of 50 years these calculated risks paid off, making him one of the most successful businessmen of his generation - until he encountered the furniture group Steinhoff, and things went awry.

Sex Lies and Stellenbosch

Sex  Lies and Stellenbosch Book
Author : Eva Mazza
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-10
ISBN : 9781928420378
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on true events, Sex, Lies & Stellenbosch uncovers what really goes on behind closed doors in the seemingly up-standing community of Stellenbosch, one of South Africa's wealthiest small towns, where 3,400 dollar millionaires live (before they invested in Steinhoff shares). Written as fiction to protect the innocent, the book exposes the explosive dark truths of the Winelands' elite. All is revealed through the eyes of stay at home mom, 49-year-old Jen, who is the wife of John, a renowned wine farmer and businessman. Jen, like many of her privileged friends, lives a charmed life provided by her husband, in exchange for conjugal sex and obligatory wifely gratitude. When Jen stumbles upon her playboy husband in a compromising position with his sexy employee, things fall apart. Jen is forced to choose between leaving her marriage, jeopardising her standing and stability in the community or turning a blind eye to his infidelity. The book follows Jen's passage to self-discovery and self-fulfillment, while other characters' perspectives move the story forward as each is privy to (and eventually reveals) at least one ‘truth’ or ‘lie’ which Jen must face. Jen's exposition of her husband's infidelity inadvertently mirrors the underbelly of the patriarchal and often duplicitous community of the seemingly perfect Stellenbosch. Led by prominent wine farmers, international businessmen and renowned academics, business and private interests, even if ethically compromised, are staunchly guarded. The unfolding chapters irreverently explore both the emotional growth of the protagonist, Jen, as well as the moral ambiguities of the other players in the book. -- Publisher's description.