The Secret Diary Of Hendrik Groen

Author: Hendrik Groen
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455542148
Size: 22.40 MB
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A #1 international bestseller in the vein of Fredrik Bachman's A Man Called Ove: an irresistible, funny, charming, and tender-hearted tale about friendship, love, and an old man who is young at heart. "FUNNY AND FRANK...A STORY WITH A GREAT DEAL OF HEART."--Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of THE ROSIE PROJECT Technically speaking, Hendrik Groen is....elderly. But at age 83 1/4, this feisty, indomitable curmudgeon has no plans to go out quietly. Bored of weak tea and potted geraniums, exasperated by the indignities of aging, Hendrik has decided to rebel--on his own terms. He begins writing an exposé: secretly recording the antics of day-to-day life in his retirement home, where he refuses to take himself, or his fellow "inmates," too seriously. With an eccentric group of friends he founds the wickedly anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club--"Rule #3: No Whining Allowed"--and he and his best friend, Evert, gleefully stir up trouble, enraging the home's humorless director and turning themselves into unlikely heroes. And when a sweet and sassy widow moves in next door, he polishes his shoes, grooms what's left of his hair, and determines to savor every ounce of joy in the time he has left, with hilarious and tender consequences. A bestselling phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen is inspiring, charming, and laugh-out-loud funny with a deep and poignant core: a page-turning delight for readers of any age.

Bridget Jones S Baby

Author: Helen Fielding
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1524732508
Size: 52.27 MB
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Bridget Jones, beloved Singleton and global phenomenon, is back with a bump in Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries. 8:45 P.M. Realize there have been so many times in my life when have fantasized about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time. Before motherhood, before marriage, Bridget with biological clock ticking very, very loudly, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour: a joyful pregnancy which is dominated, however, by a crucial but terribly awkward question – who is the father? Mark Darcy: honourable, decent, notable human rights lawyer? Or Daniel Cleaver: charming, witty, notable fuckwit? 9:45 PM It’s like they’re two halves of the perfect man, who’ll spend the rest of their lives each wanting to outdo the other one. And now it’s all enacting itself in my stomach. In this gloriously funny, touching story of baby-deadline panic, maternal bliss, and social, professional, technological, culinary and childbirth chaos, Bridget Jones – global phenomenon and the world’s favorite Singleton – is back with a bump.

Dans Met N Stiervegter

Author: Trudy Reinhardt
Publisher: LAPA Uitgewers
ISBN: 0799382574
Size: 58.83 MB
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In Barcelona bemeester Tahlia die flamenco, maar haar hart dans egter op sy eie ritme. Spanje se kampioenstiervegter, Alejandro, is haar hart se dansmaat, maar sy kan nie sy beroep aanvaar nie. Is hulle bestem vir mekaar of nie?

Dreams Betrayal And Hope

Author: Mamphela Ramphele
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9781776090921
Size: 78.25 MB
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"Systematically since 1994 the ANC government has betrayed the dream of democracy. A dream that imagined equality, the end of poverty, a thriving economy, and a just and prosperous future for all. Most devastatingly this betrayal can be seen in the failure of educational institutions to develop the talents and skills of the young generations. Given the 'Fallist' protests, given the public service delivery protests, given the voters' message to the ANC in the municipal elections, ordinary people are suffering. Poverty still wears a black face. White racism becomes ever more strident. In this searing critique of what's gone wrong in the public and private sectors, Mamphela Ramphele turns to the tenets of black consciousness and argues for an 'emotional settlement' to heal the trauma of colonialism and apartheid that still ravages both black and white communities. Emotional settlement would unlock empathy for others and unleash the potential of all citizens to work together for a 'socio-economic settlement' to promote social justice and equality for all."--

Enemy Of The People

Author: Adriaan Basson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781868428182
Size: 53.91 MB
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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.

Rogue

Author: Johann Van Loggerenberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781868427406
Size: 47.90 MB
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The story of a rogue unit operating within the South African Revenue Service (SARS) became entrenchedin the public mind following a succession of sensational reports published by the Sunday Times in 2014.The unit, the reports claimed, had carried out a series of illegal spook operations: they had spied onPresident Jacob Zuma, run a brothel, illegally bought spy ware and entered into unlawful tax settlements. In a plot of Machiavellian proportions, head of the elite crime‐busting unit Johann van Loggerenberg andmany of SARSs top management were forced to resign. Van Loggerenbergs select team of investigators,with their impeccable track record of busting high‐level financial fraudsters and nailing tax criminals, lostnot only their careers but also their reputations. Now, in this extraordinary account, they finally get to put the record straight and the rumours to rest:there was no rogue unit. The public had been deceived, seemingly by powers conspiring to capture SARSfor their own ends.Shooting down the allegations he has faced one by one, Van Loggerenberg tells the story of what reallyhappened inside SARS, revealing details of some of the units actual investigations.