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Recent books by and about Witsies


  • Married to Medicine: Dr Mary Gordon, Pioneer Woman Physician and Humanist by Jack Metz and Gordon Metz, published by the Adler Museum of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, and available from the Adler Museum of Medicine, 7 York Road, Parktown. Tel: +27 11 717-2081; Email: Price: R140.
  • Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins by Christa Kuljian (Jacana)
  • Spy: Uncovering Craig Williamson by Jonathan Ancer (Jacana)
  • Between Two Fires: Holding the Liberal Centre in South African Politics by John Kane-Berman (Jonathan Ball)
  • Tracks and Traces: A Thirty-Year Journey with the San by Paul Weinberg (Jacana)
  • Poverty in South Africa Past and Present by Colin Bundy (Jacana)
  • Vuyo’s – From A Big Big Dreamer to Living The Dream; Turning a TV Advert Into a Real Business, The Lessons Learned by Miles Kubheka (Tracey McDonald/Jonathan Ball)
  • Ladders and Trampolines: Anecdotes & Observations From a Contemporary Young African Marketer by Musa Kalenga
  • The Precious Little Black Book, A Resource Guide For Women Across South Africa by Precious Moloi-Motsepe
  • Unsettled History: Making South African Public Pasts by Leslie Witz, Gary Minkley and Ciraj Rassool (University of Michigan Press)
  • Consistent or Confused: The Politics of Mbeki’s Foreign Policy Years 1995-2007 by Oscar van Heerden
  • Biometric State: The Global Politics of Identification and Surveillance in South Africa, 1850 to the Present by Keith Breckenridge (Cambridge University Press) (See Prof Breckenridge's inaugural lecture here)
  • The Soweto Uprisings: Counter-Memories of June 1976 by Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu (Pan Macmillan)
  • The Precious Years: A Guide to Early Childhood Development by Jacqui Couper (Penguin Random House)
  • Almost Human by Lee Berger (Jonathan Ball)
  • No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela by Thandeka Gqubule (Jonathan Ball)
  • An Empty Plate by Tracey Ledger (Jacana Media)