50 People Who Stuffed Up South Africa

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Part history and part social commentary, 50 People Who Stuffed Up South Africa is an engrossing and edifying read that delves into South African politics, war, sport, and culture on its way to answering the question, Who are the greatest villains, the direst leaders, the foulest corrupters, and the most offensive personalities to have spread their regrettable influence throughout the land? From Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 to Jacob Zuma in 2012—via Wouter Basson, P. W. Botha, Shaka, and Schabir Shaik—the book focuses...

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Overview

Part history and part social commentary, 50 People Who Stuffed Up South Africa is an engrossing and edifying read that delves into South African politics, war, sport, and culture on its way to answering the question, Who are the greatest villains, the direst leaders, the foulest corrupters, and the most offensive personalities to have spread their regrettable influence throughout the land? From Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 to Jacob Zuma in 2012—via Wouter Basson, P. W. Botha, Shaka, and Schabir Shaik—the book focuses on men (and three women) of infamy who jeopardized the nation by virtue of their ruinous megalomania (Thabo Mbeki, Cecil Rhodes), foul convictions (Hendrik Verwoerd, Eugène Terre’Blanche), or, in the author’s opinion, general idiocy (Julius Malema, Alec Erwin). Beyond the obvious political manipulators and historical figures, however, this collection also includes statesmen and sportsmen of dubious distinction, as well as nonpareil social delinquents such as minibus taxi drivers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780987043726
  • Publisher: Jacana Media
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Parker is the motor industries editor for Business Day newspaper. A journalist, his work appears regularly in a number of South African newspapers and magazines. He is the author of 25 Cars to Drive Before You Die and 50 Flippen Brilliant South Africans. Zapiro is the penname of Jonathan Shapiro, South Africa’s leading political cartoonist. He is the editorial cartoonist for the Mail & Guardian, the Sunday Times, and the Times, and the author of But Will It Stand Up in Court?, Do You Know Who I Am?!, Don’t Mess with the President’s Head, and Pirates of Polokwane. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Publishers Association Freedom to Publish Prize, the Media Institute of Southern Africa Press Freedom Award, the Mondi Shanduka Newspaper award for Graphic Journalism, and the Vodacom Cartoonist of the Year award.

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Table of Contents

Randall Abrahams 13

Coleman Andrews 14

Wouter Basson 18

Richie Benaud 22

The bitter expat 25

Sepp Blatter 27

PW Botha 32

Lord Carnarvon 37

Bheki Cele 39

Leonard Chuene 43

Hansie Cronje 47

Eugene de Kock 51

Dingane 55

Alec Erwin 58

Bartle Frere 64

The guy I sat next to at the polo 68

Steve Hofmeyr 71

Sol Kerzner 74

Lord Kitchener 78

Louis Luyt 82

DF Malan 86

Julius Malema 90

Ananias Mathe 94

Khanyi Mbau 98

Thabo Mbeki 100

Lord Milner 106

The minibus taxi driver 109

Joe Modise 112

Patrice Motsepe 116

Robert Mugabe 118

Essop Pahad 122

Kevin Pietersen 124

Andries Pretorius 128

Cecil John Rhodes 130

Jackie Selebi 136

Schabir Shaik 140

Shaka 145

Stella Sigcau 150

Rudolf Straeuli 154

Mike Sutcliffe 159

Eugène Terre'Blanche 161

Mark Thatcher 166

Andries Treurnicht 170

Manto Tshabalala-Msimang 174

Jan van Riebeeck 179

Marthinus van Schalkwyk 183

Hendrik Verwoerd 186

BJ Vorster 193

Snuki Zikalala 196

Jacob Zuma 200

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