Photos: From Malan to Mbeki book launch

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Title: From Malan to Mbeki
Subtitle: The memoirs of an Afrikaner with a conscience
Author: Jannie Momberg
Publisher: Benedic Books
ISBN: 9780981440880
Publication date: November 2011
Price: R190.00


Click here to buy From Malan to Mbeki – The memoirs of an Afrikaner with a conscience from Benedic Books.






On Tuesday 21 February 2012 a small crowd gather in parliament. Most of the people present work here anyway, during the day, but tonight they are attending the book launch of From Malan to Mbeki.

Published by Benedic Books and with a foreword by Ahmed Kathrada, this biography takes the reader on a journey through the life of Jannie Momberg, who became known as (as is printed on the cover) "an Afrikaner with a conscience".

"Wonderful venue for a book launch," Trevor Manuel comments as he opens the launch, Table Mountain his glorious backdrop. "Never before has parliament been used for these purposes ..."

The book on display: From Malan to Mbeki

"Jannie travelled a long journey through the history of South Africa – and emerged both enlightened and lightened from the load Apartheid had placed on his shoulders. He has left a legacy that can only inspire young South Africans to do even better, as they chart the future together." – Foreword by Ahmed Kathrada, 28 August 2011

Steyn Momberg: "A story about the life of a man ... my father ... leaving deep footprints in London, in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch and Soweto."

Trevor Manuel: "Jannie was Parliament. Parliament has become boring since he’s no longer there. Parliament lacks people hurling insults the way Jannie Momberg used to do. ’Hou op kla, jy’s soos ’n ou vrou met ’n nat broek,’ like Jannie would say. But he did more than that – Jannie made you realise that transformation is never an event, but always a process. Listening to Jannie ... you understand what this process is all about."

Naomi Meyer and TW Coetzee

Trevor Manuel, Naledi Pandor and Dené Smuts

Don Gumede and Max Sisulu

Steyn Momberg presents Trevor Manuel with a bottle of Middelvlei wine "from where my father was born ... This wine represents something of our family."

Socialising afterwards

Photos: Elzette Steenkamp

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