‘Calling All Foxes – Your Time Has Come’

Clem Sunter

  The World & South Africa 2012 Latest Scenarios, Flags and Probabilities Join The Thursday Club, and Clem Sunter (who for many years was Chairman of Anglo American’s Chairman’s Fund, and one of the World's world’s top scenario planner and leading strategists), and get a first hand account of how he sees South Africa in 2012 and beyond. In the 1980” Clem put together a presentation entitled ‘The World and South Africa in the 1990’s – the two scenarios he offered for South Africa; the ‘High Road’ of negotiation, leading to a political settlement and the ‘Low Road’ of confrontation, leading to a civil war and a wasteland. It is no secret that                  

US dog master magazine comes to SA.

    Cesar Millan, a Mexican-American self-taught professional trainer, widely known for his television series The Dog Whisperer, produces a bi-monthly magazine titled Cesar's Way with an estimated 240 000 readers. His first three books, including Cesar's Way, all became New York Times best sellers; cumulatively selling two million copies in the US. These are available in 14 other countries. Launching in February 2012, Cesar's Way SA will consist of editorial from the US edition, along with local content comprising of rescue success stories, 'home-finders' pages dedicated to dogs in shelters and local advertising. Editorial includes Letters to Cesar with his answers and solutions Photo                  

‘The Unexploded Boer’.


In the winter of 1975, Erich Rautenbach’s life took a serious turn for the worse when he was bust for selling weed by gun-toting undercover cops. He’d been selling the dope to raise money to leave South Africa in a bid to escape his army call-up and resist having to shoot people in the name of apartheid. But instead he found himself in the infamous John Vorster Square, at the mercy of drug squad policemen who seemed convinced that he was part of some notorious drug ring. This wild memoir recreates the Cape Town of the 1960s and ’70s, where Erich hung out with people from District Six and the Bo-Kaap and jammed with fellow musicians at The Office on Long Street. He describes his travels around the country, to Durban,                  

Greyton Book Club Festival.


  Don't miss out on Greyton's first ever Book Club Festival, taking place over the weekend of 5 - 7 August. Varied readings from renowned local authors. These include Lauren Beukes; Margie Orford; and Sarah Lotz. For a full festival programme, click here                  

Encounter with French author Marguerite Abouet @ Alliance Française



The Food Auction @ The Book Lounge


  Join The Book Lounge for an auction of exuberant, exceptional and highly erudite taste with one goal in mind: raising awareness and funds for IKAMVAYOUTH. The evening will involve a lot of bidding and winnings to feel good about! Test Kitchen, Chef’s Warehouse, Leopard’s Leap, Societi Bistro, Le Creuset, Yuppie Chef and more will be here – and so should you. IKAMVAYOUTH is a non-profit organisation that enables disadvantaged learners to lift themselves out of poverty into university and employment.   Please RSVP for Book Lounge events to booklounge@gmail.com, or call 021 462 2425.                    

Lunchtime Soapbox Talk: The Power of Pornography


The Power of Pornography by Anne Mayne Anne Mayne was recently asked to write a chapter about the impact of pornography on South African society by an Australian publishing house which is putting together a new book called Big Porn Inc. Anne will talk about the very disturbing research she conducted in the process of writing her contribution to Big Porn Inc. Anne Mayne is an activist against violence against women and a co-founder of Cape Town Feminists and Rape Crisis Cape. She worked in the Campaign Against Pornography in London and is now vice-chairperson of Embrace Dignity, an organisation that campaigns against trafficking in women and girls. A delicious and affordable (from R35) brown bag lunch will be on sale at the                  



Take two adventurous wine-lovers, a few thousand kilometres through ten South African wine regions and enough newly-discovered vinous gems to fill a transport truck, and the Good Value Guru has what he would call “a pleasant sort of journey”. In this maiden publication of The Good Value Guru Diaries in book form, Neil Pendock continues the journey he and his fellow Guru crusader set out on in 2008 and which subsequently achieved a cult following among readers or The Sunday Times, South Africa’s largest newspaper for which Pendock has been wine correspondent for the past two decades. Like Pendock, his fellow voyager The Guru is a seeker of good, unpretentious wine best enjoyed in unique surroundings close to the                  

Wordsworth Books Literary Lunch at Sevruga, 4 December


Wordsworth Books is hosting a literary lunch at Sevruga at the V&A Waterfront on Saturday 4 December 2010. Author Tim Butcher will launch is latest book, "Chasing the Devil", about his travels and travails treading in Graham Green's 1935 footsteps through Sierra Leone and Liberia. Not only will there be a great menu from executive chef Steven Edwards and wines to match (including Diemersdal winemaker Thys Louw introducing his wines), but there will also be a festive Christmas tree with 52 prizes under it! To book: R210. Emma Zita: 021 421 5134. Credit card details essential, 48-hour cancellation or be billed, no-shows will be billed. Vegetarians please place orders on booking. Sevruga Restaurant, V&A                  

Book Lounge celebrating 3rd birthday with big announcement, 1st December


On Wednesday 1 December, the Book Lounge will be celebrating its third birthday with an indoor picnic and the unveiling of Lounge Books 2010. This popular independent bookstore will also be making what they call a "RATHER LARGE ANNOUNCEMENT" concerning 2011, which they believe will be met with "whoops of excitement by all those who love books". So take your vuvuzelas out of hiding and celebrate with the Book Lounge from 17:30 on 1 December 2010. The Book Lounge is at 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town. Tel 021 462 2425 or email booklounge@gmail.com. Website: www.booklounge.co.za