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    Nobody's business

    ISBN: 9781431420292
    In 2003, Thabo Jijana's father was gunned down in a scrap between rival taxi associations who had been forced to operate from a single rank.
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    In 2003, Thabo Jijana's father was gunned down in a scrap between rival taxi associations who had been forced to operate from a single rank. A decade later, Thabo faces up to South Africa's most violent industry to try to figure out how and why his father was murdered. In this searing first-person investigation, Thabo puts a face behind a recurrent tragedy that plagues South African workingclass communities. By speaking to the people who knew his father best he tries to fill in the blanks that are the years that have followed his father's death. He begins by trying to reconstruct the night the murder took place, but what he uncovers about the ongoing strife that has plagued government's consistent attempts to formalise this multi-million rand industry comes with more baggage than he expected.

    In 2003, Thabo Jijana's father was gunned down in a scrap between rival taxi associations who had been forced to operate from a single rank. A decade later, Thabo faces up to South Africa's most violent industry to try to figure out how and why his father was murdered. In this searing first-person investigation, Thabo puts a face behind a recurrent tragedy that plagues South African workingclass communities. By speaking to the people who knew his father best he tries to fill in the blanks that are the years that have followed his father's death. He begins by trying to reconstruct the night the murder took place, but what he uncovers about the ongoing strife that has plagued government's consistent attempts to formalise this multi-million rand industry comes with more baggage than he expected.

    Products specifications
    ISBN13 9781431420292
    Contributor Jijana, Thabo
    Language English
    Format Paperback (Trade paperback, B format)
    Imprint Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
    Publisher Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
    Publication Date 2014-10-27
    Author Biography Thabo Jijana was born in Peddie, in the Eastern Cape. In 2011, Thabo won the Anthony Sampson Foundation Award, which allowed him to spend two months investigating the emergence of community social movements in the country. From this experience, he emerged with an intense interest in pursuing human-interest stories that touch on injustice and human rights abuses. He is currently based in Port Elizabeth's Motherwell Township, from where he works as an independent journalist.