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  • Tafelberg Book Chat: The Rise and Rule of the Shoprite King

    13/12/2022 Duración: 59min

    Whitey: The Rise and Rule of the Shoprite King by Niel Joubert, published by Tafelberg, was launched at Exclusive Books V&A. Neil was in conversation with Whitey Basson. This is a recording of that discussion. Order your copy of Whitey: The Rise and Rule of the Shoprite King (also available in Afrikaans as Whitey: Sakereus van Shoprite) from your nearest bookshop or online. Visit our website for more details: https://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book/?id=9780624087892 https://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book/?id=9780624089186 About this book: James Wellwood Basson, known as ‘Whitey’, is a South African business legend. In 1979, he bought eight small shops in and around Cape Town. Over the years, Whitey quietly built his Shoprite group, acquiring Grand Bazaars and the struggling Checkers. In a famous takeover deal, he bought OK Bazaars from SA Breweries for a single Rand. It became profitable within a year, and Whitey was widely hailed as a business genius. In this authorised biography, access to the Bassons’ archives

  • Tafelberg Book Chat: The Dao of Daniel by Lodewyk G du Plessis ft Tan Twan Eng

    12/12/2022 Duración: 01h36s

    The Dao of Daniel by Lodewyk G du Plessis, translated by Michiel Heyns, was launched at Exclusive Books V&A in Cape Town. The author was in conversation with Tan Twan Eng. This is a recording of that discussion. About the book: Daan van der Walt, a Latin-quoting, God-fearing former Kalahari farmer, visits his estranged son in China for the first time. When he has a vertigo attack soon after his arrival, his son drops him off at a Buddhist monastery. Under the guidance of Master Yang, an obstreperous Daan is made to practise Tai Chi to recover his balance, both physically and spiritually. He soon finds himself on a difficult path (the Dao of the title) to come to terms with his feelings of remorse and guilt. He sets out to write his Historia, or confessions, in the form of letters to his deceased wife and imaginary observations to his beloved dog. An unusual, often very funny, novel whose fields of reference include Roman and Greek mythology, Christian theology, Chinese history and Daoism. The Dao of Daniel

  • Melinda Ferguson Books Chat: The Price of Mercy by Sean Davids

    07/12/2022 Duración: 21min

    The Price of Mercy: A fight for the right to die with dignity by Sean Davison, published by Melinda Ferguson Books, was launched in partnership with The Cape Town Press Club at Kelvin Grove in Newlands. This is a recording of that conversation. Order your copy of The Price of Mercy from leading book stores or online. More details on our website: https://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book/?id=9781990973505 About this book: In September 2018, Professor Sean Davison's peaceful life in the leafy suburbs of Pinelands, Cape Town is shattered. Arrested for the murder of Dr Anrich Burger, a once-fit athlete turned quadriplegic who begged Davison to assist him end his life in 2015, the unassuming academic and father of three now finds himself locked up in a prison cell. Under investigation led by the Hawks, an additional two murders are added to the case for which he now faces a mandatory life prison sentence. Written in compelling detail, The Price of Mercy tracks the extraordinary journey that Davison embarks on to prep

  • Tafelberg Book Chat: Takka Takka Bom Bom by Al Venter

    07/12/2022 Duración: 51min

    Takka Takka Bom Bom: A South African war correspondent’s story by Al Venter, published by Tafelberg, was launched at Exclusive Books Rosebank. Al was in conversation with radio veteran Lourensa Eckhard. This is a recording of that conversation. Order your copy of Takka Takka Bom Bom from leading book stores or online. More details on our website: https://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book/?id=9780624093732 About this book: From a small town in Mpumalanga to dodging bullets in war-torn hellholes: Al J. Venter, the oldest war correspondent still active today, bore witness to some of humanity’s biggest atrocities over the past 55 years – and has lived to tell the tale. In the 1960s, with little money, a sense of adventure and a healthy dollop of chutzpah, Venter set out overland from Cape Town to London, braving dodgy roads and hostile territory in a newly post-colonial Africa. And so an iconic war journalist was born. Since then, Venter has reported from 25 conflict zones, from the civil wars in Mozambique and Nige

  • Tafelberg Book Chat: Cleaner's Boy by Patric Tariq Mellet

    07/12/2022 Duración: 58min

    Cleaner's Boy: A resistance road to a liberated life by Patric TariqMellet, published by Tafelberg, was launched at The Book Lounge in Cape Town. Patric was in conversation with radio veteran Clarence Ford. This is a recording of that conversation. Order your copy of Cleaner’s Boy from leading book stores or online. More details on our website: https://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book/?id=9780624093657 About this book: In 1997 I became Patric William Tariq Mellet at the stroke of a bureaucrat’s pen. For 41 years I’d been known by neither of my parents’ surnames, but as ‘De Goede’. I’d gone through momentous times with this persona, and suddenly ‘De Goede’ was no more — ‘De Goede’ was dead. All that remained as a reminder was a nickname, ‘Zinto’, given to me by comrades who’d humorously interpreted ‘De Goede’ as ‘things’ — ‘zinto’ in isiXhosa. This book tells the story of both personas, and of the road I took as I navigated my way through the grey world of the ‘halfnaatjie’ . . . I was born into a whirlwind of tu

  • Tafelberg Book Chat: Blood and Silver by Jan Glazewski

    05/12/2022 Duración: 29min

    Tafelberg author Jan Glazewski recently addressed the Cape Town Press Club, sharing more about his recently released memoir, Blood and Silver: A true story of survival and a son's search for his family treasure. He was in conversation with Twanji Kalula. About this book: "On the border of the forest, among the trees, you must look for our silver and my hunting guns." Before fleeing the family estate near Lviv, in what is now Ukraine, Jan Glazewski’s father buried what he could salvage of the family silver in the forest. The Glazewskis left war-ravaged Europe after World War II for a new life in South Africa. When Jan is born in Paarl in 1953, he nearly dies, like his elder brother before him, of severe haemophilia. Against the odds, he survives childhood – only to discover, at the start of his career, that he is HIV-positive from receiving contaminated blood products. Despite this setback, Jan goes on to have a remarkable legal and academic career, which includes his involvement in drafting the environmen

  • The South African Air Fryer Cookbook

    07/11/2022 Duración: 48min

    In this episode of the NB Publishers podcast we hear food editor, recipe developer and author Louisa Holst talk to CapeTalk host Pippa Hudson about her new book, The South African Air Fryer Cookbook. The interview was recorded at the launch at Exclusive Books Cavendish Square in Claremont. More about the book: Easy, foolproof South African air fryer recipes Welcome to the sizzling world of air frying! The versatile air fryer – essentially a small countertop convection oven that cooks food quickly and efficiently – has gained tremendous popularity over the last few years. This collection of easy-to-follow recipes is a must-have to add to your cooking repertoire. The South African Air Fryer Cookbook focuses on mouth-watering local favourites such as bobotie, apricot snoek with sweet potato, boerewors with chakalaka, paptert, milk tart and malva pudding. This essential collection of scrumptious South African recipes will help you make the most of your air fryer, make life a little easier and dinner time a lo

  • Tafelberg Book Chat: The Enemy Within with Mpumelelo Mkhabela and John Maytham

    27/09/2022 Duración: 41min

    In this episode of the NB Publishers Podcast we hear John Maytham in conversation with Mpumelelo Mkhabela about his book The Enemy Within: How the ANC lost the battle against corruption. The interview was recorded at the book launch at Exclusive Books, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. About the book: At a watershed meeting in 2000 the ANC committed itself to "the new cadre" project. A project to develop ANC members who are dedicated, selfless people with integrity. Yet 20 years later the ANC is consumed by corrupt cadres with the party losing the battle against corruption. What happened? Mkhabela tells a fascinating story starting with Mandela, the Scorpions and Tony Yengeni all the way to Zuma and the Guptas to explain how we got here. Also available as an e-book. More details on our website: https://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book/?id=9780624091226 Music: "Modern Design" by Scott Holmes Music (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/corporate-motivational-royalty-free-music/modern-design/)

  • Tafelberg Book Chat: Midlife Money Makeover

    12/09/2022 Duración: 39min

    At a recent brunch event, Kim Potgieter motivated and inspired guests with the story of her financial journey and easy hints and tips to start you on the road to your financial freedom. The recording was made at Exclusive Books Cavendish in Claremont, Cape Town. About the book: Your life's second chapter is a chance to create your best life. This cannot be left to chance. Is it time for a money makeover? Kim Potgieter is a leading authority on holistic financial planning. She has helped hundreds of clients put money in its right place – making sure it enables them to live the life they really want, one filled with inspiration and meaning. She is going to guide you through a radical relook at your life, and your money to become the best modern elder you can be. Order your copy of Midlife Money Makeover from leading bookstores or online. More details on our website: https://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book/?id=9780624092094 Music credit: "Changing World" by Ketsha from Free Music Archive https://freemusicarchiv

  • Kwela-boekgesprek: Trudi van Rooy gesels met Chase Rhys oor Misfit

    06/09/2022 Duración: 49min

    In hierdie episode van ons podsending gesels aktrise Trudi van Rooy met Chase Rhys oor hul nuwe boek, Misfit: stories vannie anne kant. Die gesprek is opgeneem tydens die bekendstelling by Wordsworth Books Longbeach Mall op 18 Augustus 2022. Misfit bevat verwerkte rubrieke en kortverhale wat oorspronklik in Rapport gepubliseer is. Hierdie stories onnesoek issues van identiteit, seksualitieit, gesinsdinamika ennie daaglikse lewe van mense aan die rand vannie samelewing – die misfists. Ons leer ken vir Nana, ’n onverwagse geestelike gids (dink Boeddha met geperoxide hare in ’n updo), die lockdown-familiebraai oor Zoom, en hoe seksualiteit innie bruin gemeenskap navigeer word. Chase Rhys (1989) is 'n romanskrywer, rubriekskrywer, dramaturg en draaiboekskrywer van Kaapstad. Hul debuutboek Kinnes het in 2019 die K. Sello Duiker-prys en die kykNET-Rapport-prys in die rolprentkategorie gewen. Chase se Suikewate-rubriek word in Rapport gepubliseer. Bestel Misfit by goeie boek- en aanlynwinkels. Ook as e-boek bes

  • Tafelberg Book Chat: New History of South Africa

    18/08/2022 Duración: 35min

    In this episode of the NB Publishers Podcast you can listen to a fascinating discussion between emeritus professor of history, Bill Nasson, and internationally renowned historian, Hermann Giliomee, about New History of South Africa (published by Tafelberg in 2022). This newly updated, comprehensive history of South Africa presents the story of our turbulent country in a fresh, readable narrative. Grippingly retold by leading historians and other scholars under the editorship of Hermann Giliomee, Bernard Mbenga and Bill Nasson, New History of South Africa starts with recent discoveries about the origin of humanity in Africa. A beautifully illustrated volume that makes the complex South African story, from earliest times right up to present, come alive. Order your copy of New History of South Africa from leading bookstores or online. More details on our website: http://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book/?id=9780624092230 Music: “Xaleyi” by Youssoupha Sidibe (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Youssoupha_Sidibe/Sacred

  • H&R-boekgesprek: Rachelle Greeff gesels met Dianne Du Toit Albertze oor bottelnek breek bek

    05/08/2022 Duración: 46min

    In hierdie episode van ons podsending gesels dramaturg en skrywer Rachelle Greeff met Dianne Du Toit Albertze oor haar debuutroman, bottelnek breek bek. Melody Seherrie van die NRO Gender Dynamix vertel meer oor die organisasie en Amy Brown vermaak die gehoor met haar toonsetting van liedjies wat in die boek beskryf word. Die podsending is opgeneem tydens die bekendstelling op Saterdag 30 Julie 2022 by Bertha House in Kaapstad. Waaroor gaan Bottelnek breek bek? Dianne Du Toit Albertze se debuutroman is 'n aangrypende ondersoek na identiteit, na huis en behoort. Opreg, vlymskerp én hartverskeurend. Bestel bottelnek breek bek deur Dianne Du Toit Albertze by goeie boek- en aanlynwinkels. Ook as e-boek beskikbaar. Meer inligting op ons webtuiste: http://www.nb.co.za/af/view-book/?id=9780798182669 Foto: Cyan Peppah Musiek: “Fishing” by Crowander (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/crowander/acoustic-miniband-acoustic-minimals/fishing/)

  • Kwela Book Chat: For You, I'd Steal a Goat by Niq Mhlongo with Sara-Jayne Makwala King

    22/07/2022 Duración: 57min

    In this week’s episode the award-winning broadcaster, journalist, and author Sara-Jayne Makwala King interviews Niq Mhlongo on his latest short story collection published by Kwela Books, For You, I’d Steal a Goat. In For You, I'd Steal a Goat, award-winning writer Niq Mhlongo presents masterfully told stories rooted in South African life. With his characteristic keen observations and insights into human nature, he explores the things people do for each other, but also to each other. Injustice, corruption, betrayal, jealousy, love, desire and loyalty are just some of the aspects of human interaction that feature in these stories. For You, I'd Steal a Goat is a collection filled with piercing poignancy, humour and twist endings that you won't forget. Order from leading bookstores nationwide or online. Also available as an e-book. More details on our website: http://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book/?id=9780795710223 This episode was recorded during the book launch at Exclusive Books V&A Waterfront in July 2022. Musi

  • Melinda Ferguson Books Chat with Ismail Lagardien & Ferial Haffajee

    08/07/2022 Duración: 59min

    In this week’s episode of the NB Publishers podcast, Ferial Haffajee chats to Ismail Lagardien about his book Too White to be Coloured, Too Coloured to be Black. His book is a hybrid narrative, blending memoir with social commentary and political analysis. Always in search of "home", the book tracks Ismail Lagardien's vast experiences of a deeply lived life, always against a backdrop of "unbelonging" ─ first as a reporter in the turbulent 80s, to studying economics at the LSE, then achieving a doctorate at the University of Wales, to working as a speechwriter at the World Bank in Washington. A unique and brilliant read. This episode was recorded during an Exclusive Books webinar launch. Get your copy here: https://www.exclusivebooks.co.za/product/9781990973420 Music: “Silky” by Alex Figueira (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/alex-figueira/mentallogenic/silky/)

  • Tafelberg-boekgesprek: Tertius Kapp gesels met Carien Smith oor Bot

    24/06/2022 Duración: 50min

    In hierdie episode van NB-Uitgewers se podsending gesels Tertius Kapp met Carien Smith oor haar verrassende, onderhoudende kortverhaalbundel, Bot. In hierdie ambisieuse debuutbundel word die leser op reis geneem. Na wêrelde van verstommende ─ dog onmiddellik herkenbare ─ tegnologiese vooruitgang. Waar bespiegeling en die magiese skouers skuur met die "alledaagse". Waar waarheid en versinsel nie meer onderskeibaar is nie. Waar nuwe, onthutsende eksistensiële vrae opduik, en in gesprek tree met die oerbekende een: waar begin menswees, en waar eindig dit? Hierdie episode is tydens 'n Exclusive Books-webinaar opgeneem. Bestel jou eksemplaar by jou naaste tak of hier aanlyn: https://www.exclusivebooks.co.za/product/9780624092872

  • Queillerie-boekgesprek: Jonathan Amid gesels met Rudie van Rensburg oor sy boek Monster

    10/06/2022 Duración: 47min

    Luister na die jongste episode van NB-Uitgewers se podsending om te voel asof jy ook by Rudie van Rensburg se onlangse boekbekendstelling was! Jonathan Amid gesels met Rudie oor sy jongste spanningsroman, Monster. Waaroor gaan Monster? Die laaste voerings van oudpolisiespeurder Carl Bester (lesers onthou hom uit 2019 se Vloek) se lewe torring los toe sy verhouding met Sarah Theron eindig. Dit bring hom by 'n kruispad, en hy sluit aan by die Kaapstad-tak van Mercurius, 'n gesiglose steunpilaar van die CIA. Intussen word ’n wêreldbekende Saoediese joernalis in ’n konsulaat in Istanbul vermoor, met ’n Suid-Afrikaanse joernalis as onwillige ooggetuie. Gevolge van dié joernalis se besluite kring uit na Kaapstad, waar Carl opdrag kry om die saak te hanteer. Sy pad kruis weer met dié van Sarah, 'n bekende word grusaam keelaf gesny, en soortgelyke politieke moorde word uit die verlede opgediep. Saoediese agente en 'n siellose mesmoordenaar is maar twee van die monster se vele tentakels wat Carl een-een moet afkap. E

  • Tafelberg-boekgesprek: Ivor Price gesels met Johannes de Villiers oor Meer as jou seerkry

    02/06/2022 Duración: 55min

    Wat is post-traumatiese groei? Hoe gaan jy aan as jy beroof is van die lewe wat vir jou kosbaar was? Luister na dié episode van ons podsending vir Ivor Price se gesprek met Johannes de Villiers oor sy boek Meer as jou seerkry. Die insig wat Johannes de Villiers verwerf het toe sy eie lewe uitmekaar geval het, is die inspirasie vir hierdie boek. Johannes gaan steek kers op by deskundiges en terapeute, maar ook veral by gewone mense wat deur die lewe platgevee is. Groei, vind hy, is nie om veerkragtig terug te bons na wie jy was voor dinge verkeerd geloop het nie. Jy sal nooit weer dieselfde mens wees as voor die groot verlies of ramp nie. Maar jy kán dit oorleef ─ en selfs sterker wees. Die roerende ware verhale van die mense met wie Johannes praat, wys dat pyn die saadjie kan wees vir iets kosbaar. Met die mindfulness-benadering wat hy hier deel, kan jy ook as ’n nuwe, wyser en meer deernisvolle mens aan die anderkant uitkom. Hierdie gesprek is oorspronklik in April 2022 hier op Netwerk24.com uitgesaai: htt

  • Best Books Book Chat: Please Like What You See and Other Stories contributors

    27/05/2022 Duración: 11min

    In this episode of the NB Publishers podcast, we hear from contributors Cicely van Straten, Dumisani Hlatswayo, Ekow Duker, Elrica East, Mbali Sikakana and Pamela Newham about their stories in this anthology. Please Like What You See and Other Stories features original stories by established and debut authors aimed at English Home Language Learners in the Senior Phase. The stories vary in narrative structure, setting, theme and voice, and are arranged in this collection according to these literary features. The anthology explores genres from anecdotal to folk tales, science fiction and socio-political satire, and covers personal and social relationships, giving readers much food for thought. CAPS-aligned educational content enriches this collection, providing opportunity to develop and improve learners’ reading and comprehension skills. This book is especially suited to supplementary class reading. It includes all types of reading process questions: pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading. The enrichm

  • Human & Rousseau-boekgesprek: Jonathan Amid in gesprek met Hannes Barnard oor Die wet van Gauteng

    20/05/2022 Duración: 54min

    Luister in die jongste episode van ons podsending na Jonathan Amid se gesprek met Hannes Barnard oor sy aksiebelaaide spanningsroman, Die wet van Gauteng. Waaroor gaan Die wet van Gauteng? Kaptein Cindie McKelly, ’n forensiese spesialis van Randfontein Polisiestasie, word een oggend in Februarie na ’n misdaadtoneel in Kagiso ontbied. Daar vind sy die oorskot van drie slagoffers in ’n verwaarloosde klinkersteenhuis: Twee Somaliese vroue en een Suid-Afrikaner – laasgenoemde met ’n koeëlronde gat waar sy linkeroog behoort te wees. Vroeg April ontvang Cindie ’n oproep van kaptein Awande Mhlanga, speurder in Parktown, oor drie moorde wat blykbaar ooreenstem met haar eie ondersoek. En ’n paar dae later vind hulle nóg ’n slagoffer met dieselfde modus operandi, op Muldersdrift. ’n Taakmag word saamgestel om die Oogarts, soos die media na die skerpskutter verwys, vas te trek. Ten spyte van ’n onbekwame brigadier en ewig krimpende begrotings, begin Cindie en Awande geleidelik ’n komplekse netwerk ontrafel wat staat

  • Kwela Book Chat: Adulting 101 by Jen Thorpe with Sam Beckbessinger

    12/05/2022 Duración: 53min

    In this episode of the NB Publishers podcast, Jen Thorpe helps us navigate the tricky terrain of adulthood and shares some great life hacks from her book Adulting 101. Sam Beckbessinger, author of Manage Your Money Like a Fucking Grownup, leads the discussion. This episode was recorded during an Exclusive Books webinar launch. Get your copy of Adulting 101 here: https://www.exclusivebooks.co.za/product/9780795710445 Sometimes (often!) it is hard to be an adult. Yes, you can go to bed as late as you want, but you have to make decisions all the time. You have bills to pay and taxes to do. You need a place to live, and good people to live with, and you need a job. Then there is the government, crime, climate change and fake news. It’s enough to make you want to scream – WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME IT WOULD BE LIKE THIS? There is no roadmap that will take you through life without a few wrong turns, but there are a few tips and tricks that can make the journey easier. Adulting 101 will help you navigate the tricky ter

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