Ruda Landman. Pictur: kykNET

Ruda Landman is one of our most respected and admired journalists. 

Well-known for her impeccable interviewing skills, she co-anchored Carte Blanche for 19 years; hosted Veranderinge on kykNET and Talking Change on BrightRock's website. 

This is a selection of some of the inspiring stories she has been told. As she asks in her preface, "How can we know each other, or understand the whole of our reality, if we don't know each other's stories?" 

Landman spoke to a diverse  ange of people from artists and business people, celebrities and athletes, to high-flung professionals and unsung heroes. During these interviews she was reminded how widely divergent our experience of the country often is and this is a heart-warming book offering stories of hope; strength and courage.  

Within these pages, you'll find actor John Kani; musician Arno Carstens; racing driver, sportsman and businessman Gugu Zulu (who tragically died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016) Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro); Marc Lottering; Pieter-Dirk Uys; and Katlego Maboe - the impersonation of the South African dream, carving a star-studded career as a TV presenter and performer; among others.