From the Team that Brought You the Smash Best Seller, 50 People who stuffed up South Africa.
What does it take to be a flippen brilliant South African? Simple: sheer brilliance and a good story. So whether naughty or noble , crazy or controversial, hear are 50 of the most talented, successful, inspirational, intriguing, fascinating Saffers to have walked the planet ….
Of course there are the great statesmen (Mandela, Luthuli, Smuts) the landmark achievers (Chalize Theron, Chris Barnard) and the incredible talents (MIriam Makeba, Irma Stern) but the lesser knowns will also make a case: such as Nthingwayo Khoza, the conqueror at Isandlwana, Ampie Roux, the atom bomb creator, Ryan Sandes the world’s best trail runner … As will the honorary inclusions ( Churchill, Rodriguez, Gandhi) and the previously scorned (Mbeki, Shaka), But how exactly does Winnie Madikizel-Mandela qualify? From space adventurers (Mark Shuttleworth) and fighter pilots (Sailor Malan) to entrepreneurs (Elon Musk) and environmentalists (Ian Player), this is raucous celebration of the country we call home, and the perfect partner to 50 People Who Stuffed UP South Africa, proving that you just can’t have the bad without the good …
Authored by Alexander Parker and Tim Richman with illustrations by Zapiro. Published by Burnett Media of Cape Town in 2012. Soft cover bound this First Edition copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 211x148x20mm. ISBN 9780987043719. 271 plus 1 p ads.