Thursday 26 December 2013

New Release: The Weight of a Feather and Other Stories by Judy Croome

I've been asked when my wife's next book will be available. It is now available in both print and eBook. The links to purchase it are below the book details.

 “The promise implicit in an anthology is that it aspires to present something different, unexpected”  Joyce Carol Oates (Introduction to The Oxford Book of American Short Stories) 

From the classical form of 'The Weight of a Feather', first published by The Huffington Post (2013), to the suggestive allegory of 'The Leopard and The Lizard', this collection of short stories by South African author Judy Croome is an ideal mix of the familiar and the startling.  

These vibrant slices of life testify to the mysterious and luminous resources of the human spirit. Whether feeling the harrowing emotion in 'The Last Sacrifice' or the jauntiness of 'Jannie Vermaak’s New Bicycle', the reader will delight in a plethora of stories that cross boundaries to both challenge and entertain with their variety.

The book trailer:

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Product Details
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Aztar Press; 1 edition (November 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0987044737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987044730
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces 

Friday 6 December 2013

RIP, Nelson Mandela

"Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden, 
but never extinguished." 

Nelson Mandela - 1994 (Long Walk to Freedom)
Image from Nelson Mandela Foundation

Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela  
July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

Rest in Peace, Mr Mandela and Hamba kahle.

May we as a nation strive to live up to your ideals of integrity, courage and tolerance.

Monday 2 December 2013

Tax Law: An Introduction

A new law book from Juta's Law is now available. I had the privilege of working on TAX LAW: AN INTRODUCTION as editor, together with an excellent team of co-authors, as well as the outstanding team from Juta's, Marlinee Chetty, Robyn Evans and Mmakwena Chipu. 

Here are the book's details:

Purchase your copy from Juta & Co 
About this Publication:

Tax Law: An Introduction is a practical guide for students studying tax as part of their law, accountancy or business studies.
The book briefly describes the historical development of taxation in general, emphasising the development of the modern income tax system. Tax Law: An Introduction explains the South African tax system and important policy considerations, clearly setting out the key objectives and essential principles of taxation. It covers the areas of tax collection, taxation in the context of the South African Constitution and the interpretation of the Income Tax Act and the Taxation Laws Amendment Act of 2012. The book also sets out the principles and explains the practices of the South African Revenue Services (SARS). It provides practical guidance on the Income Tax Act and applicable case law, and hones in on problem areas where students seek a greater understanding.

Contents Include:

  • The origin and historical development of taxation
  • Structure of income tax
  • Jurisdiction to tax
  • Gross income
  • Exempt income
  • Deductions
  • Capital allowances
  • Avoidance or evasion
  • Employees’ tax and provisional tax
  • Capital gains tax and PAYE
  • Taxable persons
  • Taxation of companies
  • Administration
  • Returns
  • Assessments
  • Dispute resolution and collection
  • Learner CD
  • CD-ROM with lecturer support material (contact your Juta Law Academic Consultant)

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Undergraduates
  • Postgraduates
  • Dr Beric Croome - Editor
  • Prof Annet Oguttu
  • Dr Elzette Muller
  • Dr Thabo Legwaila
  • Prof Maeve Kolitz
  • Prof R C Williams
  • Advocate Cornelius Louw