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Launch: The President’s Keepers by Jacques Pauw (9 November)

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Listen: Jacques Pauw discusses The President’s Keepers on SAfm

The President's KeeperInvestigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secrets at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women.

As Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal – the president’s keepers – ensures that after years of ruinous rule, he remains in power and out of prison. But is Zuma the puppet master, or their puppet?

Journey with Pauw as he explores the shadow mafia state. From KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to the corridors of power in Pretoria and Johannesburg – and even to clandestine meetings in Russia. It’s a trail of lies and spies, cronies, cash and kingmakers as Pauw prises open the web of deceit that surrounds the fourth president of the democratic era.

‘An amazing piece of work, stuffed with anecdote and evidence. It will light fires all through the state and the ANC.’ Peter Bruce

‘This is dynamite. Dynamite that will shake the foundations of the halls of power.’ Max du Preez

Journalist and author Jacques Pauw was a founder member of the anti-apartheid Afrikaans newspaper Vrye Weekblad in the late 1980s, where he exposed the Vlakplaas police death squads. He worked for some of the country’s most esteemed publications before becoming a documentary filmmaker, producing documentaries on wars and conflicts in Rwanda, Burundi, Algeria, Liberia, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone, among other countries.

When he left journalism in 2014, he was the head of investigations at Media24 newspapers. He has won the CNN African Journalist of the Year Award twice, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting in the US, Italy’s Ilaria Alpi and the Nat Nakasa award for bravery and integrity in journalism. He is the author of five books: four nonfiction and one fiction. They are In the Heart of the Whore, Into the Heart of Darkness, Dances with Devils, Rat Roads and Little Ice Cream Boy. Three of his books have been shortlisted for major literary awards.

Listen to Pauw’s recent interview with Sakina Kamwendo:

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Launch: The President’s Keepers by Jacques Pauw (8 November)

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secrets at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women.

As Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal – the president’s keepers – ensures that after years of ruinous rule, he remains in power and out of prison. But is Zuma the puppet master, or their puppet?

Journey with Pauw as he explores the shadow mafia state. From KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to the corridors of power in Pretoria and Johannesburg – and even to clandestine meetings in Russia. It’s a trail of lies and spies, cronies, cash and kingmakers as Pauw prises open the web of deceit that surrounds the fourth president of the democratic era.

‘An amazing piece of work, stuffed with anecdote and evidence. It will light fires all through the state and the ANC.’ Peter Bruce

‘This is dynamite. Dynamite that will shake the foundations of the halls of power.’ Max du Preez

Journalist and author Jacques Pauw was a founder member of the anti-apartheid Afrikaans newspaper Vrye Weekblad in the late 1980s, where he exposed the Vlakplaas police death squads. He worked for some of the country’s most esteemed publications before becoming a documentary filmmaker, producing documentaries on wars and conflicts in Rwanda, Burundi, Algeria, Liberia, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone, among other countries.

When he left journalism in 2014, he was the head of investigations at Media24 newspapers. He has won the CNN African Journalist of the Year Award twice, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting in the US, Italy’s Ilaria Alpi and the Nat Nakasa award for bravery and integrity in journalism. He is the author of five books: four nonfiction and one fiction. They are In the Heart of the Whore, Into the Heart of Darkness, Dances with Devils, Rat Roads and Little Ice Cream Boy. Three of his books have been shortlisted for major literary awards.

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  • Date: Wednesday 8 November 2017
  • Time: 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Social Kitchen & Bar, Hyde Park, Exclusive Books, Jan Smuts Ave & William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Peter Bruce
  • RSVP: events@exclusivebooks.co.za, (011) 798 0180

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The biggest political exposé to hit South Africa is finally here…

The President's KeeperInvestigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secrets at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women.

As Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal – the president’s keepers – ensures that after years of ruinous rule, he remains in power and out of prison. But is Zuma the puppet master, or their puppet?

Journey with Pauw as he explores the shadow mafia state. From KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to the corridors of power in Pretoria and Johannesburg – and even to clandestine meetings in Russia. It’s a trail of lies and spies, cronies, cash and kingmakers as Pauw prises open the web of deceit that surrounds the fourth president of the democratic era.

‘An amazing piece of work, stuffed with anecdote and evidence. It will light fires all through the state and the ANC.’ Peter Bruce

‘This is dynamite. Dynamite that will shake the foundations of the halls of power.’ Max du Preez

Journalist and author Jacques Pauw was a founder member of the anti-apartheid Afrikaans newspaper Vrye Weekblad in the late 1980s, where he exposed the Vlakplaas police death squads. He worked for some of the country’s most esteemed publications before becoming a documentary filmmaker, producing documentaries on wars and conflicts in Rwanda, Burundi, Algeria, Liberia, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone, among other countries.

When he left journalism in 2014, he was the head of investigations at Media24 newspapers. He has won the CNN African Journalist of the Year Award twice, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting in the US, Italy’s Ilaria Alpi and the Nat Nakasa award for bravery and integrity in journalism. He is the author of five books: four nonfiction and one fiction. They are In the Heart of the Whore, Into the Heart of Darkness, Dances with Devils, Rat Roads and Little Ice Cream Boy. Three of his books have been shortlisted for major literary awards.

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Is jy opsoek na die beste macaroni-en-kaas resep ooit? Herman Lensing het hom!

30Die gewilde en gerekende koskenner Herman Lensing vier 30 – op allerhande maniere, maar (natuurlik!) het die belangrikste daarvan met kos te doen.

Daar is byvoorbeeld 30-minute-resepte, die 30 dinge wat jy van wyn moet weet, en wenke van sy koskenner vriend oor hoe om jou gebak te laat skitter – en ook 30 goeie gewoontes, dinge wat sy ma hom nooit vertel het nie, maniere om gesond te bly en meer.

Die resepte word verdeel in die afdelings brood, maalvleis, graan, pasta, varkvleis, tuna, skaapvleis, en hoender. By elke afdeling is daar ook vier “moet-maak” resepte.

Herman deel sy kennis en wenke gulhartig, en nooi lesers ook om ’n bietjie uit sy lewe te leer.
 
 
Herman Lensing is in 2009 op 22-jarige ouderdom aangestel as Sarie se jongste kosredakteur ooit. Hiermee volg hy in die voetspore van bekendes soos Barbara Joubert en Peter Veldsman.

Die aantreklike jong man het amper onmiddellik ’n gunsteling by Sarie-lesers geword. Sy aansteeklike entoesiasme, uitstekende koskennis en begrip vir die alledaagse werklikhede waarmee lesers te doene het, maak vir ’n wenkombinasie. Sy programme op VIA is baie populêr.

Herman trek vol sale wanneer hy kosdemonstrasies hou. Hy skryf ook ’n gewilde blog op Sarie se webwerf. Human & Rousseau is trots om sy eerste kookboek te kan uitgee.

Volg Herman op Twitter: @HermanLensing en lees sy blog.

Maar voor jy dié twee doen, berei die beste macaroni-en-kaas ooit voor!

As Vrydag aan die deur klop, juig ek want ek weet dis tyd vir rustig raak, wyn skink, vriende nooi en macaroni-en-kaas. Maar dis darem naweek, so ek hang uit en sit hom luuks voor!

300 g macaroni • 60 ml botter • 30 ml koekmeel • 500 ml melk • 200 g beleë cheddarkaas, gerasper • 2 eiergele • 225 g chorizo, in skywe gesny • sout en varsgemaalde swartpeper na smaak • 40 g parmesaankaas, gerasper • 200 g broodkrummels

Voorverhit die oond tot 180 °C.
Maak die pasta gaar volgens die aanwysings op die pak.
Maak die sous terwyl die pasta kook: Smelt die botter in ’n mediumgroot kastrol en voeg die meel by. Roer met ’n draadklitser tot die botter die meel geabsorbeer het.
Voeg die melk op een slag by en klits tot die meel in die melk versprei is.
Hou aan klits oor lae hitte vir 5–10 minute tot die witsous dik en gaar is.
Verwyder van die hitte en voeg die cheddarkaas en eiergele by. Roer tot die kaas smelt en voeg die chorizo by.
Dreineer die pasta en meng die kaassous deur. Geur met sout en swartpeper.
Giet in ’n oondvaste bak en strooi die parmesaankaas en broodkrummels oor.
Bak vir sowat 15 minute of tot goudbruin. Sit warm voor.

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Attend the announcement of the winners of the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature 2017

Launch: Democracy & Delusion by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh (25 October)

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Makgoba opens a window on South Africa’s spiritual life in Faith & Courage: Praying with Mandela

“We thank you for the inspiration and strength
That you have given to Madiba,
Enabling him, over so many years, to draw out the best in others,
rousing us always, by word and example,
to seek the highest good for every child of this nation.”

Faith So prayed Archbishop Thabo Makgoba with Nelson Mandela in his home in 2009 at the request of Graça Machel. This marked the start of a moving relationship between southern Africa’s Anglican leader and Mandela in his last years.

Join Makgoba in his journey towards faith, from his boyhood in Alex as the son of a ZCC pastor to Bishopscourt and praying with Mandela. He shares his feelings about his pastoral approach to the world icon, and how they influenced his thinking on ministering to church and nation.

What did praying with those nearest and dearest to Mandela mean? What was Madiba’s spirituality? In trying to answer these questions, Makgoba opens a window on South Africa’s spiritual life.

Thabo Makgoba is the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town. He has a PhD from the University of Cape Town and is chancellor of the University of the Western Cape. In the tradition of Cape Town’s archbishops, Makgoba is an outspoken spiritual leader, activist and driver of civil society protests against corruption, abuse of power and inequalities.
 

‘A moving tribute to Madiba whom Archbiship Makgoba celebrates as an exemplar of … faith and courage.’
- Thabo Mbeki

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