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Unimaths Intro Work on Special! An Introduction to the Foundations of First Year University Mathematics

Posted on 28 October 2013 by Olivia Colville

Unimaths Intro Workbook: An Introduction to the Foundations of First Year University Mathematics Learners Book

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WIN! A copy of Amanda Coetzee’s Flaming June is up for grabs!

Posted on 25 September 2013 by Olivia Colville

Flaming June - Amanda Coetzee

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Matriculant? Graduate? Two Books You Need to Read Now!

Posted on 01 September 2013 by Olivia Colville

The month of August saw the release of two titles every matriculant or graduate should read before making their way in the world.

Welcome to the Real World: A Young Person’s Guide to Figuring it All Out is the go-to-guide for anyone leaving Welcome to the Real World: A Young Person's Guide to Figuring It All Outhome for the first time. Whether you’re taking a gap year or living on your own for the first time, this book includes all the advice you need to help you stand on your own two feet. With helpful chapters on travelling, managing your money, looking after your health and the hard facts about drugs, just having a copy handy will make you feel more confident about handling unfamiliar situations with poise and confidence.

Written by Alex Ferguson-Williams and Lisa Kretschmer – two fun-loving girls who have travelled, worked and lived in some extraordinary circumstances. Now they’re sharing the wisdom they’ve gained in an entertaining, easy to read book that’s packed with practical advice.

Another must-have book is Shelagh Foster’s Your First Year of Work: A Survival Guide. Your First Year of Work: A Survival GuideSo many young matriculants and graduates enter the market place poorly prepared to face the challenges of the working world.

Shelagh’s book will guide you through the process from begining to end. From structuring a CV that will make you stand out and tips to get you through the interview, to advice on how to dress and behave appropriately and everything you need to know about decoding office culture.

Shelagh is a communications expert and will show you how to use written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills to shine in your career.

Any young person armed with these two guides is bound to make a successful of their lives (and make their parents proud!).



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Crazy Book Sale – Save up to 85% – Books from R25

Posted on 17 April 2013 by Olivia Colville







Crazy Book Sale for Crazy People

Red Pepper Books is at it again! We need shelf space, so we’re clearing out our stock and everything must go! If your bookshelves are looking a little empty, why not take advantage of this opportunity to fill them up without breaking the bank?

With titles discounted up to 85% you can’t afford to miss our sale. We’ve got books on loads of subjects, from English and Afrikaans fiction, Sport and Travel, Cookbooks and Parenting, Business and Management, Health and Lifestyle and many more. You’re bound to find something that’s of interest to you.

Click Here to go to our Sale Page and start shopping now! We have limited quantities of each title available so don’t waste any time. We accept payment via Credit Card or EFT and we offer Free Delivery on orders Over R375.


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Red Pepper Books is profiled on Summit TV’s The Big Small Business Show

Posted on 05 February 2013 by Phillipa Mitchell

Red Pepper Books has been profiled by Summit TV on their “Big Small Business Show” – click here to check the show out…


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THE BIG SMALL BUSINESS SHOW – Broadcast: 18 December 2012Click here for previous episodes

In episode 48 of the Big Small Business Show today, the following will be featured:

  1. Phillipa Mitchell, owner of Red Pepper Books, unpacks the world of a specialist online bookshop
  2. Nikki Viljoen from Viljoen Consulting gives advice on how to overcome fear
  3. Pam Hill from Hillside Beverages gives an update on how her business has grown since she appeared on the show
  4. Tebogo Skwambane from Monitor Group gives feedback on research done amongst SME owners
  5. Catch the funny moments from our recordings throughout the year

That’s The Big Small Business Show this week.

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Sponsored by MTN and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, The Big Small Business Show aims to give viewers practical and down-to-earth small business advice whether they already have a successful business, one they’d like to grow or start from the ground up. Summit TV Senior Anchor, Candy Guvi hosts the show, and well-known small business guru Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp will interview studio guests extensively about how to improve and grow their current businesses.

Tips and advice from established entrepreneurs will be featured, as well as information on how to start “popular” businesses, such as guest houses, food franchises, or for those with a nose, maybe even a wine farm. Current trends, such as the latest gadgets that help business owners work more efficiently and consumer spending habits will be spotlighted. And for simple no-nonsense know-how, expert guests will offer advice on make or break aspects of running a small business such as how to hire and fire, marketing and increasing sales.

Watch this show on Mondays at 21:10, with repeats on Tuesdays at 09:10, Wednesdays at 16:30 and Fridays at 18:10.

If you are an SME owner, please click on this button to find out if you qualify for the monthly bursary we give away, and then enter!

View this week’s episode here:

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Fresh off the Press! Notes on South African Income Tax 2013 by Phillip Haupt

Posted on 05 February 2013 by Phillipa Mitchell

 Happy Tuesday Pepperlanders!
“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” – Albert Einstein …
Notes on South African Income Tax is written by Phillip Haupt, a leading tax consultant in South Africa. Phillip Haupt deals with2013CoverFA complex tax problems, and works predominantly with leading audit firms, law firms and businesses. What makes Notes on South African Income Tax exceptional is its relevance to real world tax problems. As a leading tax consultant, Phillip Haupt has the advantage of dealing with a variety of clients. Thus, distilled within its pages is knowledge and expertise that have been gained through years of dealing with these clients on a variety of tax problems. As leaders in their respective fields, Phillip’s clients provide insights and specialist knowledge across a range of disciplines, the combination of which makes Notes on South African Income Tax the only publication with descriptive, intuitive, insightful and clear explanation and application of the law. Imagine you could read a specialist book which had the knowledge of an entire industry’s top thinkers distilled by the leader in its field.
Notes on South African Income Tax is this publication. For 32 years Notes on South African Income Tax has been the leading tax textbook and tax reference book in South Africa. It has set the standard for others to follow and emulate.
Additional material (such as the new chapter on Corporate restructurings, Mergers & Acquisitions) arises out of Phillip Haupt’s extensive tax consulting experience, and knowledge of what is important to tax practitioners and students alike. The following chapters have undergone extensive change in the 2013 edition:
* Partnerships, companies and close corporations
* Corporate restructurings, Mergers and acquisitions
* Dividends, dividends tax & secondary tax on companies
* Foreign income & non-residents
* Retirement benefits & planning
* Miscellaneous provisions
* Capital gains tax
* Value-added tax
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ISBN-13: 9780874929680

Our price: R640.00 (Save R40)

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This week’s recommended read: Rat Roads: One Man’s Incredible Journey by Jacques Pauw

Posted on 29 January 2013 by Phillipa Mitchell

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We’re so excited to be featuring Rat Roads by Jacques Pauw this week. After all, we’re all about opening people’s eyes to the world through books.

In this extraordinary book, celebrated journalist Jacques Pauw gives a human face to some of the most tumultuous events in Rat Roadsrecent African history.

Rat Roads chronicles the remarkable journey of Kennedy Gihana, a young Tutsi man who survived the genocide in Rwanda, committed horrifying atrocities in Africa’s bloodiest civil war and walked thousands of kilometres to South Africa, where he slept in parks, lived on the streets and worked as a low-paid security guard until he had saved enough money to enrol for a law degree.

In 2011 he took the podium at the University of Pretoria to receive a master’s degree in law.

Rat Roads combines many strands of what life in Africa, and South Africa, is like for a large proportion of people. Besides being the chronicle of one man’s unforgettable journey, it addresses topical issues such as civil conflict, xenophobia and the plight of refugees, and will open people’s eyes to the reality of life on the streets.

It is a story of horror and adversity, and of triumph and hope.


Jacques PaJacques Pauwuw is one of South Africa’s most decorated journalists and television documentary filmmakers. He was a founder member of the anti-apartheid Afrikaans newspaper Vrye Weekblad, where he exposed the existence of police death squads. Thereafter he worked for some of the country’s most esteemed publications before becoming a filmmaker.

He has travelled throughout Africa and has produced documentaries on wars and conflicts in Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Algeria, Sudan and Liberia.

He has won awards in South Africa, the United States, Africa and Europe, including the CNN African Journalist of the Year Award, the Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting, the Young African Leadership Award and the Nat Nakasa award for bravery and integrity in journalism. He is the author of four books: three of non-fiction and one of fiction.

He is a journalist at Media24’s investigative unit and lives in Cape Town.

Click here to buy your copy today from Red Pepper Books for only R189.00




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Bookworms hold the books they love in their hands only for a short time, but in their hearts forever…

Posted on 18 January 2013 by Phillipa Mitchell

Bookworms hold the books they love in their hands only for a short time, but in their hearts forever…

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Just Published – Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade by Julian Rademeyer

Posted on 20 November 2012 by Phillipa Mitchell



Just Published – Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade by Julian Rademeyer

A terrifying true story of greed, corruption, depravity and ruthless criminal enterprise…

On the black markets of Southeast Asia, rhino horn is worth more than gold, cocaine and heroin. This is the story of a more than two-year-long investigation into a dangerous criminal underworld where merciless syndicates will stop at nothing to attain their prize.
It is a tale of greed, folly and corruption, and of an increasingly desperate battle to save rhinos – which have existed for more than 50 million years.
Killing for Profit is a meticulous, devastating and revelatory account of one of the world’s most secretive trades. It exposes poachers, scoundrels, gangsters, conmen, mercenaries, killers, gun-runners, diplomats, government officials and kingpins behind the slaughter. And it follows the bloody trail from the frontlines of the rhino wars to the lair of a wildlife-trafficking kingpin on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos …Now available from Red Pepper Books – Click here to order your copy

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Just Published! “The Time Keeper” the brand new book from the author of “Tuesdays with Morrie”, Mitch Albom

Posted on 02 October 2012 by Phillipa Mitchell

 “A story that weaves together religion, philosophy and common sense like classic fables that readers may remember from childhood and reminds people how to try to live each day.”

Mitch Albom the inspirational author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven returns with his most heartfelt novel yet, The Time Keeper.

Man alone measure time.
Man alone chimes the hour.
And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralysing fear that no other creature endures.
A fear of time running out.

In this stunning new novel, the inventor of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure time. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more years for themselves. At last, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time. He returns to our world – now dominated by the obsession with time he so innocently began – and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever.

To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.

Gripping, simply told and filled with deep human truth, this unforgettable story will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it and how precious it truly is.

ISBN-13: 9781847442253 (ISBN-10: 1847442250)

Our Price: R205 *Save R25*  Click here to order your copy of The Time Keeper today

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