Criminals, Corruption and Crazy Critters

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This is the history they didn’t dare teach you at school or university; an unveiling of the under- belly of South African history.

This is the history they didn’t dare teach you at school or university; an unveiling of the under- belly of South African history. Corruption in Dutch and British government circles was rife, State Capture is nothing new. The clergy were not above lining their own pockets in illegal dealings.

Peek into family history and discover adulterers, murderers, drunkards, scamsters, dysfunctional families, genetic diseases, and women who were not afraid to stand up for their rights, be they Dutch, British, German, French Huguenot and Xhosa. Heroes like Livingstone, Sarah Churchill, Louis Napoleon, Lady Anne Barnard, Gaika, and General Snyman are debunked, their true colours shown up.

Our first settler ancestors could have been jail-birds, it is for you to decide if the salt of the earth settlers who were our ancestors led unblemished lives.
Although academically researched, the style appeals to the general public, academics, genealogists and suitable reading for high school learners. Chapters are divided into sections, easy to read in short bursts. The reading public likes a good scandal and there is a plethora of this, to discuss in book clubs, over the dinner table and round the braai.

June McKinnon

June McKinnon has a master’s degree in history. She has published two books – A Tapestry of Lives: Women of the Cape in the 17th century, publisher Kwela, 2004, and Wine, Women and Good Hope: A History of Scandalous Behaviour in the Cape, publisher Zebra Press, 2015. She has done research for the Holocaust Museum, Cape Town and published articles in the British Family Magazine, The History of Steenberg, Capensis, Familia and Cabo. She lives in Cape Town.

June is a member of University of the 3rd Age (history course leader) U3A Egyptology Group, Historical Society of Cape Town, Genealogical Society of South Africa, Association of International Dance Teachers and Virgin Active Gym. She trained in ballet, Spanish dancing, ballroom, modern jazz and contemporary. She adjudicated the dance sections of four International eisteddfods.

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Weight 0.500 kg
Dimensions 23.0 × 15.2 × 1.1 cm
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PublisherFootprint Press Publication Date01/10/2019

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