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Cricket and Conquest: The History of South African Cricket Retold – Volume 1 launched at Newlands

Cricket and ConquestCricket South Africa recently (CSA) launched the first volume of a trilogy that represents the authentic history of cricket in South Africa: Cricket and Conquest: The History of South African Cricket Retold, Volume 1: 1795-1914 by Andre Odendaal, Krish Reddy, Christopher Merrett and Jonty Winch.

The first volume spans the period from 1795, when the first references are made to cricket being played in this country, to the outbreak of World War I in 1914.

The other two volumes will continue cricket’s story up to the present day.

“This magnificent work is the result of one of the many resolutions CSA enacted after the Transformation Indaba held in 2013,” commented CSA President, Chris Nenzani. “It is indeed more than a work on cricket as wherever the game was played it has played an important role in social cohesion and overcoming prejudices.

“This book contributes hugely to the rich history of the game we all love and will give everyone who has ever played the game in this country their rightful place in history.

“I would like to congratulate all the contributors to this important work, especially the Editor-in-chief, Professor Andre Odendaal, for this valuable book.”

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  • Cricket and Conquest: The History of South African Cricket Retold, Volume 1: 1795-1914 by Andre Odendaal, Krish Reddy, Christopher Merrett and Jonty Winch
    EAN: 9781928246138
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Don’t miss the launch of Cricket and Conquest: The History of South African Cricket Retold at Newlands

Invitation to the launch of Cricket and Conquest: The History of South African Cricket Retold

 
Cricket and Conquest: The History of South African Cricket Retold, Volume 1: 1795-1914HSRC Press and BestRed invite you to the launch of Cricket and Conquest: The History of South African Cricket Retold, Volume 1: 1795-1914.

The book is authored by Andre Odendaal, Krish Reddy, Christopher Merrett and Jonty Winch.

The event takes place on Thursday, 10 November at Newlands Cricket Ground.

See you there!

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  • Cricket and Conquest: The History of South African Cricket Retold, Volume 1: 1795-1914 by Andre Odendaal, Krish Reddy, Christopher Merrett, Jonty Winch
    EAN: 9781928246138
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Meet Ashwin Desai, Author of The Race to Transform, at the 2012 Open Book Festival

The Race to TransformAshwin Desai, editor of The Race to Transform: Sport in post-apartheid South Africa, will be speaking at this year’s Open Book Festival which will be held at venues throughout the Cape Town CBD from 20-24 September.

Desai will be discussing the economics of transformation on a panel with Tim Cohen and Hein Marais which will be chaired by Andre Marais:

THE WASHINGTON DISSENSUS? TIM COHEN, HEIN MARAIS AND ASHWIN DESAI

Date: 22 September 2012
Venue: Fugard Ground
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Price: R30

Ashwin Desai, Tim Cohen and Hein Marais discuss the economics of transformation. Chaired by Andre Marais.

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Meet the Authors: Ashwin Desai and Goolman Vahed Tour Durban

Inside Indian Indenture: A South African Story, 1860-1914Gender, Modernity and Indian DelightsThe Race to TransformHSRC Press and Exclusive Books invite you to meet authors Ashwin Desai and Goolman Vahed at Exclusive Books stores in Durban. Join us for an event with both authors at Westwood Mall on November 27th and be sure not to miss Ashwin Desai at King Shaka International Airport on December 3rd.

HSRC Press books by the authors include:

Inside Indian Indenture: The South African Experience 1860-1914 (Desai & Vahed); Gender, Modernity & Indian Delights: The Women’s Cultural Group of Durban, 1954-2010 (Vahed & Waetjen); and The Race to Transform: Sports in Post-Apartheid South Africa (Desai, ed.).

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TODAY in Durban: Lumko Mtimde, Jane Duncan and Ashwin Desai Discuss “Media Freedom in South Africa: Is It Under Threat?”

Inside Indian Indenture: A South African Story, 1860-1914The Race to TransformHSRC Press author Ashwin Desai will moderate panel discussion on media freedom at The Elangeni Hotel TODAY. Panelists include Lumko Mtimde and Jane Duncan with the possibility of Blade Nzimande in the mix.

AIDC/Amandla, in partnership with the Mail and Guardian newspaper hosts its third forums on “Media Freedom in South Africa: Is It Under Threat?” in Durban. Panelists include Lumko Mtimde (CEO of the MDDA), Jane Duncan (Highway Africa Chair of Media and Information Society). We are still waiting confirmation from Dr Blade Nzimande (GS of the SACP). The discussion will be moderated by Ashwin Desai.

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Meet HSRC Press at the Cape Town Book Fair

The HSRC Press cordially invites you to join us at the following Cape Town Book Fair public programme events:

Saturday 31 July 2010

Venue: Room 1.62, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town

Inside Indian IndentureThe Race to Transform10h00 – 11h30
To celebrate 150 years since the arrival of the Indian community in South Africa, sociologist, author, and Eastern Mosaic presenter, Ashwin Desai, will speak about the recently published special commemorative edition of his book Inside Indian Indenture: A South Africa story, 1860 – 1914 (HSRC Press). Eloquent, informative and engaging, Inside Indian Indenture is a timely and monumental book that makes a significant contribution to our understanding of South African Indian historiography.

Then, from 12h00 – 13h00, Ashwin Desai will be signing copies of Inside Indian Indenture and The Race to Transform at the HSRC Press stand (L14) in the main exhibition hall at the CTICC.

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The Struggle over Land in Africa12h00 – 13h30
The land question in South Africa – is there a struggle over land in Africa? What are the conflicts, politics, and changes taking place with regard to land issues in South Africa and beyond our borders? Authors Ward Anseeuw, Ruth Hall, Ben Cousins & Lungisile Ntsebeza will discuss these highly emotive land issues with reference to the recently published book, The Struggle over land in Africa: Conflicts, Politics & Change (HSRC Press).

 

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Teenage TataGrowing up in the new South Africa14h00 – 15h30
Growing up in the new South Africa – what are some of the challenges facing children and adolescents in post-apartheid Cape Town? Listen to the views of authors Jeremy Seekings & Sharlene Swartz as they discuss some of the everyday social realties for young people growing up in post-apartheid South Africa. Issues ranging from schooling, violence, sexuality, teenage fathers, HIV/AIDS, family life, culture, poverty, race, and class amongst others, will be discussed as outlined in the books Growing up in the New South Africa and Teenage Tata (HSRC Press). Professor Crain Soudien, UCT Deputy Vice-Chancellor will facilitate the discussion.

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Trade Unions and Party Politics16h00 – 17h30
With reference to the recently published Trade Unions and Party Politics: Labour Movements in Africa (HSRC Press) – what are the dilemmas and challenges facing unions in contemporary Africa? Moreover, with recent tensions in the tripartite alliance and possible ANC disciplinary charges against COSATU’s Zwelinzima Vavi – what is the relationship between trade unions and party politics? Join in the launch discussion and listen to the views of volume co-editor Sakhela Buhlungu, Johann Maree, Connie September and Tony Ehrenreich.

 

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Sunday 1 August 2010

Venue: Room 1.63, CTICC

11h50 – 12h50
South Africa in 2010: Development or Decline?
Join in the debate and discussion about the current state of government and politics in South Africa, and the implications for development and growth. Key issues to be discussed include creating a democratic developmental state, service delivery, growing inequality, high poverty, unemployment and mal-governance, amongst other issues. The potentials and challenges for constructing a democratic developmental state in South Africa will also be explored.

Panelists include: Achille Mbembe (Wits Press), Omano Edigheji (HSRC Press) and Sifiso Ndlovu (UNISA Press). Ari Sitas of UCT will chair the discussion.

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Venue: HSRC Press Stand L14 in main exhibition hall at the CTICC

Constructing a democratic developmental state in South Africa13h00 – 14h00
Meet the author / Book signing with Dr Omano Edigheji, editor of the seminal collection Constructing a Democratic Developmental State in South Africa: Potentials and challenges (HSRC Press). This book is a must read for anyone interested in the political and economic future of South Africa.

 
 
 
 

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HSRC Press, in conjunction with South Africa’s other academic presses, also invites you to South Africa in the World, a seminar taking place on Sunday, 1 August in room 1.63 – 1.64, from 10am – 1pm. Click the flyer for more information:

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Peter Alegi and Orli Bass Discuss the SA Legacy of the World Cup

Soccer World Cup 2010

Development and DreamsOrli Bass, an editor of Development and Dreams: The Urban Legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup and Peter Alegi, author of African Soccerscapes, recently participated in a discussion of the legacy the Soccer World cup would leave in South Africa. Herewith their conclusions on both the tangible economic impact and the less tangible effects of nation building.

As the 2010 FIFA World Cup draws to a close, it is time to start asking ourselves what the real legacy of the event will be in South Africa.This is what was discussed at a recent public dialogue seminar held by the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town. Taking part in the discussion was Dr Orli Bass, one of the editors of  Development and Dreams: The urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup and Prof Peter Alegi, author of African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World’s Game.“If there are any benefits from the 2010 World Cup, they will be intangible rather than tangible,” Bass predicted. Initially many South Africans expected to benefit personally on an economical level. “Informal traders thought the event would improve their situation,” Bass said.

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Video: Ashwin Desai and Others Discuss the Impact of the Soccer World Cup on SA

The Race to TransformThe 2010 Soccer World Cup represents hope for many South Africans. But will the bubble burst and the cost of hosting the event outweigh its positives? Mike Hanna, presenter of Al Jazeera’s Inside Story discusses the World Cup and what South Africans stand to gain from it with guests Ashwin Desai (author of The Race to Transform), Steve Wilson (a sports writer for the Telegraph) and Ashraf Garda (a freelance sports journalist):
 

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Photos from the Launch of Ashwin Desai’s The Race to Transform: Sport in Post-apartheid South Africa

Gerald Pyoos, Ashwin Desai, Oregan Hoskins & Shaun Stuart

Ashwin Desai’s The Race to Transform: Sport in post-apartheid South Africa was launched in Durban last month, with special guest Oregan Hoskins, president of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) giving his remarks on just how far South African sport has come since 1994 – and just how far it has to go.

The Race to TransformOregan Hoskins - President of SARUAshwin Desai and his bookThe Race to Transform provides a pioneering exploration of how sport reflects matters such as enduring inequality, racial transformation and the making (or otherwise) of a common South African destiny.

To date, much sports writing has been celebratory, paying attention to ‘big’ moments like the winning of the Rugby World Cups, and hosting the Soccer World Cup in 2010. With the lens focused on national teams, there has been less emphasis on how South Africa’s transition has impacted on township sport. This book provides a view on the relationship between elite and grassroots sport in the context of growing economic disparities and the emergence of an influential black middle and super-rich class.

Divided into chapters delving into a diverse set of sporting codes, The Race to Transform enlivens and transcends the technical debates and contestations around transformation that have become such a prominent part of sports discourse. The contributors, a mix of activist intellectuals and those directly involved in the game, outline an agenda for both theory and practice in the ongoing debate about sport and transformation in South Africa.

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Book Launch: The Race to Transform: Sport in post-apartheid South Africa by Ashwin Desai

The Race to Transform: Sport in post-apartheid South Africa

The HSRC Press cordially invites you to join us at the launch of The Race to Transform: Sport in post-apartheid South Africa edited by Ashwin Desai.

Post-apartheid South Africa put great stock in the potential of sport to break down racial barriers and build a united nation. The 1995 Rugby World Cup victory, and Nelson Mandela’s now-famous appearance in a Springbok jersey, seemed perfect catalysts for the dream of a “rainbow nation”.

In The Race to Transform, editor Ashwin Desai and eight other authors examine elements of change in a number of sports arenas including swimming, athletics, rugby, soccer and cricket.

With kick-off to the FIFA 2010 Football World Cup mere weeks away, this timely book takes stock of sport in South Africa, and provides a pioneering exploration of how sport reflects matters such as enduring inequality, racial transformation and the making (or otherwise) of a common South African destiny. Divided into chapters delving into a diverse set of sporting codes, the book enlivens and transcends the technical debates and contestations around transformation that have become such a prominent part of sports discourse. The book places an emphasis on how South Africa’s transition has impacted on township sport. Moreover, it provides a view on the relationship between elite and grassroots sport in the context of growing economic disparities.

Written in a style that is accessible and interesting, it is essential reading for all South Africans including sport enthusiasts, administrators, social scientists and people with an interest in social change.

Oregan Hoskins – President of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) will be guest speaker at the launch.

Refreshments will be served.

All welcome – see you there!

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  • Date: Friday, 21 May 2010
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: The ABSA Stadium
    Basil Medway Room, 2nd Floor
    West Grand Stand
    12 Jacko Jackson Drive
    Durban | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Oregan Hoskins

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