A Jacana Pocket History:The Soweto Uprising
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    The 1976 Soweto uprising represented a real turning point in South Africa’s history. Even to contemporaries it seemed to mark the beginning of the end of apartheid. It also brought into the political equation the role of youth, who were to play a vital role in the township revolts of the 1980s.

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    A Just Society
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    Drawing inspiration from the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a restorative justice body assembled in South Africa after the abolition of apartheid, Georgette created this provocative and moving series entitled “A Just Society”.

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    Constructure: 100 years of the JAG building and its evolution of space and meaning
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    100 years of the JAG building and its evolution of space and meaning: Setting out to tell the story of a building that has stood for a hundred years is a complex undertaking, as ultimately that narrative does not exist in the singular.

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    Hidden Johannesburg
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    Hidden Johannesburg reveals fragments of the history of this vibrant city but, perhaps, the book also tells us something about our future, for if we allow our heritage to be swept away in the name of progress, are we advancing at all?

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    Jason Larkin – Tales From The City of Gold
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    A city built on gold, Johannesburg was founded in 1886, when settlers and immigrants descended on the largest reef of the precious metal ever to be discovered. The area transformed quickly into a mining mecca.

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    Johannesburg Transition: Architecture and Society From 1950
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    Johannesburg Transition: Architecture and Society From 1950 is a follow on to Clive Chipkin’s first, highly-successful and now out-of-print book, Johannesburg Style: Architecture and Society 1880s-1960s.

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    Johannesburg: Architecture and Heritage
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    In this landmark photographic book Patrick de Mervelec takes us through the old CBD of Johannesburg, the heart and soul of the city, with a selection of over 150 images accompanied by texts by architect and acclaimed author, Clive Chipkin. The introductions have been contributed by architect Fanuel Motsepe and urban consultant Neil Fraser, author of the celebrated column, Citichat.

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    Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis
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    Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis is a pioneering effort to insert South Africa’s largest city into urban theory, on its own terms. Johannesburg is Africa’s premier metropolis. Yet theories of urbanization have cast it as an emblem of irresolvable crisis, the spatial embodiment of unequal economic relations and segregationist policies, and a city that responds to but does not contribute to modernity on the global scale.

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    Johannesburg:One City Colliding Worlds
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    The fourth and fifth themes are pairs of opposites: identity and universality, enclosure and exclusion, inside and out, centre and edge, self and the other.

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    Light on a Hill: Building the Constitutional Court of South Africa
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    Light on a Hill: Building the Constitutional Court of South Africa celebrates one of the most important buildings of a young democracy, a building that seeks to reflect the values and principles enshrined in South Africa’s progressive Constitution.

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    Lost and Found in Johannesburg
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    This singular memoir begins with a transgression – the invasion of a private home in Johannesburg. But it is far more than the story of a theft. Lost and Found in Johannesburg is a luminous exploration of place, one in which the author’s and the reader’s assumptions are constantly being tested.

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    Love, Crime and Johannesburg: A Musical
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    ‘Why bother to rob a bank, when you can own a bank?’ asked Bertold Brecht. The question is reiterated in the very Brechtian Love, Crime and Johannesburg, the story of Jimmy ‘Long Legs’ Mangane and the trouble he gets into in the new South Africa. Jimmy, a people’s poet involved in the struggle, is accused of robbing a bank. He passionately asserts his innocence, claiming to work for the ‘secret secret service’.

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