A Man On A Mission
As a young boy growing up in Orlando East, Eddie never thought that he would spend most of his life in exile, away from his family and his people. As a teenager, Eddie was heavily immersed in the struggle against apartheid and consequently became an enemy of the state police. After getting a tip that the police were searching for him, Eddie was forced to hastily leave the country – unbeknown to him – he would only return 30 years later.
“It was a stressful journey. We were young, black and wanted. Even though South Africa was then a hostile place for us, we were leaving the only home we had ever known. But there was also a sense of anticipation and excitement. We felt part of something much larger than our individual selves. We were going to be involved in something that would change the course of history.”
This autobiography provides an interesting and informative account of Eddie Funde’s life and his contribution to the processes at home and abroad, which brought about the historically important transition from apartheid rule to a democratic order. It is a fascinating narrative of a journey travelled by one of our struggle fighters, commencing during the 1940s and ending at the beginning of the third decade of our democracy – a period of over fifty years. This includes his brief stay in Botswana, his struggle work in Zambia, his studies in Russia, his work as the Chief Representative of the African National Congress in the Australasian and Pacific region, his ambassadorship in Germany and the serious accident that saw him using a wheelchair and finally coming back home.
The Other Story
The Other Story is an invitation to fireside chat with African Achievers, men and women of different ages, different backgrounds from different parts of the continent.
These are the leaders and entrepreneurs that have achieved in their personal capacity but had also gone out of their way to lift others. These are trendsetters from different sectors – Gloria Serobe, Mama Zanele Mbeki, Sizwe Nxasana, Dr Richard Maponya, Fred Swaniker, Ali Mufuruki to mention just a few. This book seeks to tell the “The Other Story”, a story of what Africans are capable of – no matter where you find them in the world, no matter what age, gender, qualification they hold and no matter what sector of the economy they operate in.
It’s not the complete story, because there are many other African stories that make one not to be so proud as an African. However, we read about these all the time. The purpose of this book is to tell the other story, a story that humanises us, that repairs our broken dignity, that empowers us and the generations that follow.
“These are the stories that I want my grandchildren to read over and over again, until they see themselves and other Africans in them.” – Judy Dlamini.
We Need a Country
It is modern day South Africa. Fuel prices are shooting up. Mine workers’ deaths are increasing every day. Electricity is unaccounted for. Service delivery strikes are the prevailing state of affairs in every township. And the country has just been declared bankrupt. Most believe that it is mismanagement of state funds, but General Lucille Bester does not buy that. She believes it is something more sinister.
But she will need to prove it. She teams up with Constable Nombeko Ncovana, a fresh-from-college police officer who discovers that the country has been captured, and that its resources are being looted through a state-of-the art secret highway. The results?
An arrest of ten cabinet ministers who were implicated in state capture. The resignation of the president. The president’s son in hiding. This might just be a new dawn for the country… or not.
Equal but Different
“My interest in this area of study is based on my strong belief that people are born equal but different. It is a belief that equity across gender, race, social class and sexual orientation will be attained in my lifetime.”
“Equal But Different” is based on my doctoral thesis, which investigated the intersection of race, gender and social class in women leaders’ career progression. The women leaders came up with strategies for gender transformation at leadership level. The book presents life stories of women leaders in South Africa and abroad and men who believe in gender equality and contributed towards this goal.
The Sibahle Book Series
When Bontle Met Zuri
Nobuhle and Bontle are excited to be going to Tanzania to meet their new friend, Zuri. Bontle is surprised when she realises that Zuri is not as brown as she had imagined. Will Bontle learn that there is more to people than the colour of their skin?
Bontle A Hlangana Na Zuri – XiTsonga
Nobuhle na Bontle va tsake swinene hikwalaho ka rendzo ra vona ra kuya a Tanzania, kuya hlangana na munghana wa vona lowuntshwa Zuri. Bontle u hlamale swinene ku vona leswaku Zuri a hi wa nhlonghe ya buraweni, tani hi leswi a ehlekete swona. Xana Bontle u ta kota ku dyondza leswaku nhlonghe ya munhu a hi yona ntsena ya nkoka xana?
Bontle U Tangana Na Zuri – TshiVenda
Nobuhle na Bontle vho takalela uya Tanzania u ṱangana na khonani yavho ntswa Zuri. Bontle o mangala a tshi vhona uri Zuri o vha o songo swifhala nga ndila ye a vha o lavhelela ngayo. Naa Bontle u ḓo guda naa uri huna zwinzhi kha vhathu u fhirisa muvhala wa lukanda?
Why Ndanaka Hid Her Face
Ndanaka is always wearing a scarf to hide her face. “I am just not feeling well,” is the reason she always gives. However, there is a secret she does not want her friends to know. When a sudden rush of wind blows her scarf away, the secret is revealed. How will she react? How will her friends react?
Ndanaka Ati Fihla Xikanza – XiTsonga
Ndanaka i tshama a ambarile xikhafu ku fihla xikandza xa yena. “A ndzi ti twi kahle,” i hlamulo leyi a yi nyikaka hi nkarhi hinkwawo. Kambe ku na xihundla lexi a nga laveki leswaku vanghana va yena va xitiva. Hi xitshuketa ku ba xihuhuri lexi nga hahisa xikhafu xa yena. Xihundla xi humela erivaleni. Xana u ta ti twa njhani? Vanghana va yena vona ke?
Ndi Ncani Ndanaka O Dzumba Tshifhatwo – TshiVenda
Ndanaka u dzula o ḓi thivha tshifhaṱuwo nga tshikhafu. Uri tshiitisi ndi uri ha ḓipfi zwavhuḓi. Ngoho ndi ya uri huna tshiphiri tshine a kho dzumbela khonani dzawe. Musi muya u tshi soko rwa, u fhufhisa tshiḽa tshikhafu havha u bvela khagala ha tshiphiri tshawe. U ḓo ita mini? Khonani dzawe dzone dzi ḓo ita mini?