by André de Ruyter
De Ruyter takes the reader inside the boardrooms and government meetings where South Africa’s future is shaped, with ministers often pulling in conflicting directions. He explains how renewable energy is the cheapest and quickest solution to our power crisis, in spite of fierce opposition from vested coal interests.
He candidly reflects on his three years at the helm of Eskom, his successes and failures, his reasons for leaving and his hopes for the future. As someone who worked at the highest levels of the state but is not beholden to the ruling party, he is uniquely placed to speak truth to power.
by Lucinda Riley with Harry Whittaker
The seven sisters are gathered together for the first time, on board the Titan to say a final goodbye to the enigmatic father they loved so dearly.
To the surprise of everyone, it is the missing sister who Pa Salt has chosen to entrust with the clue to their pasts. But for every truth revealed, another question emerges.
With this book, The Seven Sisters series draws to a stunning, unforgettable conclusion.
by James Clear
Transform your life with tiny changes in behaviour, starting now.
People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions: doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call.
He calls them atomic habits.
by Annelie Botes
Ná twaalf hellejare aan die sy van die narsissistiese patologiese leuenaar Gerhardus, kry Marja via die internet ’n pos as bestuurder van ’n gastehuis in die distrik van Maclear. Sy vlieg weg van haar armoedige grootwordjare en die leë vertoon van haar getroude lewe tot diep in die Oos-Kaap waar haar ma of eksman haar nie kan opspoor nie.
Toe sy in die afgeleë Drakensbergwêreld in ’n slagyster beland, besef sy sy sal ‘n nuwe oorlog. Haar ankers is herinneringe aan ’n tuintjie met swaelstertskoenlappers, die klank van ’n viool en die diep medemenslikheid van die mense van haar jeug, veral haar Selina.
by Jonny Steinberg
One of the most celebrated political leaders of our time, in one crucial area Nelson Mandela’s life remains largely untold: his marriage to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
During his years in prison, Nelson grew ever more in love with an idealised version of his wife, courting her in his letters as if they were young lovers frozen in time. But Winnie, every bit his political equal, found herself increasingly estranged from her jailed husband’s politics.
Steinberg’s latest is a modern epic in which trauma doesn’t affect just the couple at its centre, but an entire nation.
by Colleen Hoover
Sometimes the one who loves you is the one who hurts you the most. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan – her first love and a link to the past she left behind.
by Jordan B. Peterson
Acclaimed clinical psychologist Peterson has become one of the world’s most popular public thinkers. Here, he provides twelve profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life. Happiness is a pointless goal, says Peterson. Instead we must search for meaning, not for its own sake, but as a defence against the suffering that is intrinsic to our existence.
by Wilbur Smith with Tom Harper
Paris,1794. Revolutionary fervour has erupted into the Reign of Terror. A young man, Paul Courtney, hides in a crowd watching as the condemned are brought to the guillotine. Among them is Constance Courtney, Paul’s mother.
As he watches her brutal execution, he knows he must avoid the same fate and fulfil his promise to her – to survive, no matter what.
by Michael Cardo
Cardo has produced a vivid portrait based on unrestricted access to his subject’s private papers and interviews with Oppenheimer’s relatives and associates.
He brings to life the places, people and events that shaped Oppenheimer’s career at the intersection of business and politics.
It is the the story of a dynasty.
by Robert Greene
Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this book is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.
Three thousand years of the history of power are distilled into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz, and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum.
[No sales reports between 28 March and 02 May 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown; thus no Daily Maverick Best Sellers List for May 2020]
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