Modern Heroes is a series of colourful illustrated books about the lives of some remarkable people whose influence has shaped how we live today. Concise, accessible and entertaining, these histories for young readers are the perfect informal introduction to history or modern studies.
Titles in this series:
Martin Luther King
Pope John Paul II
Daar op Tietiesbaai, duskant Paternoster, het die storieman Pieter Pieterse sy karavaantjie, "Die Spookhuis", tussen die rotse staangemaak, sy tikmasjientjie "Toktokliefling", nadergetrek, en die stories vertel van Tietiesbaai en sy mense.
This is the story of 25 tumultuous years in the life of Gold fields, one of the world's great mining companies. If it is true that 'Big business' is the last adventure frontier, then mining for gold has to be the most adventurous, dangerous and unpredictable business pursuit of them all.
Kenneth de Kok describes his childhood in Stilfontein, a small mining town in the Transvaal. Set in the 1950s, the story immerses the reader in a world of bicycle races down dirt roads, kleilat fights, childhood pacts and seaside holidays. A Row of Bluegums is a sensitively written memoir about fathers and sons and, importantly, about growing up.
Hierdie memoir is, soos Andre Brink dit self stel, 'n reaksie op "'n behoefte … om nader te kyk na party gebeurtenisse in my lewe wat ek nog nie genoegsaam ondersoek het nie; baie dinge wat ek nog nie verstaan nie; baie wat my seergemaak of verras of vreugde veroorsaak het…"
South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. This book deals with his life and work.
What makes a woman kill? And how does it feel to share a cell with these murderers? Carla van der Spuy visits four female correctional facilities across South Africa and gets inside the heads of women who committed violent crimes.
The Thabo Mbeki I Know is a collection that celebrates one of South Africa’s most exceptional thought leaders. The contributors include those who first got to know Thabo Mbeki as a young man, in South Africa and in exile, and those who encountered him as a statesman and worked alongside him as an African leader.