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Portraits of power : profiles in a changing South Africa

Author: Mark Gevisser
Publisher: Claremeont : David Philip ; Johannesburg : Mail & Guardian, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles based on interviews with: Malegapuru William Makgoba; Charles van Onselen; Mamphela Ramphele; Barney Pityana; Olive Shisana; Mbongeni Ngema; Nkosazana Zuma; Thami Mazwai Sam Shilowa; Blade Nzimande; Sibongile Zungu; Welcome Msomi; Sipo Mzimela; Fatima Meer; Zwelake Sisulu; Jill Chisholm; Roelf Meyer; Desmond Tutu; Cyril Harris; Gill Marcus; Trevor Manuel; Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi; Tokyo Sexwale; Mathews  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Gevisser
ISBN: 0864863144 9780864863140
OCLC Number: 36008960
Description: 175 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: The don who wants an ebony tower --
Wits's whitey in the woodpile --
If not a mother, then a witch --
A Steve Biko for the '90s --
Olive Overboard --
What all the song and dance is about --
Sarafina of the health system --
Giving the media a black eye --
Working-class hero: something to be --
Head of the class struggle --
Nkosazana with a knobkerrie --
Ethno rehab at the civic --
Priest who takes no prisoners --
Ulysses in the canefields --
Whirlwind in a sari --
Queen of her own soapie --
No longer his master's voice --
A lois lane in tweeds --
Klerksdorp Icarus --
Too damn straight to leave the laager --
SANDF's new brothers in arms --
Onward, christian soldier --
The prussian of pritchard street --
The ultimate test of faith --
The Desmond Tutu of SA jewry --
The taxpayers' bouncer --
Minister of common cents --
Cinderella-in-waiting --
The nats' blackface Elvis --
The Tina turner of the provinces --
The street-fighting premier --
Mr Dial-a quote and the gravy boat --
Mama's boy of the Kalahari --
Oom Ray of the Wild East --
More biggles than Bokassa --
An unlikely Tarzan for our red-tape jungles --
Wild woman, big soul --
Strijdom square's merry prankster --
The Sam Goldwyn of South Africa --
Weekend special bites back.
Responsibility: Mark Gevisser ; photographic editor, Henner Frankenfeld.

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Profiles based on interviews with: Malegapuru William Makgoba; Charles van Onselen; Mamphela Ramphele; Barney Pityana; Olive Shisana; Mbongeni Ngema; Nkosazana Zuma; Thami Mazwai Sam Shilowa; Blade Nzimande; Sibongile Zungu; Welcome Msomi; Sipo Mzimela; Fatima Meer; Zwelake Sisulu; Jill Chisholm; Roelf Meyer; Desmond Tutu; Cyril Harris; Gill Marcus; Trevor Manuel; Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi; Tokyo Sexwale; Mathews Phosa; Manne Dipico; Raymond Mhlaba; Bantu Holomisa; Zola Skweyiya; Brigitte Mabandla; Hugh Masekela; Anant Singh; Brenda Fassie Mark Fish.

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