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Citing a book

No author

South African Tradition: Information Service of South Africa, South Africa: Van Schaik Pubishers, 1974. Print.

One author

Gordimer, Nadine. Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black.  South Africa: The Penguin Group,  2008. Print.

Editor in place of author

Coetzee, J.M., ed. African Pens: New writings from Southern Africa. South Africa: South Africa Spearhead Press, 2007. Print.

Two or three authors

Mill, Greg, and Williams David. Seven Battles that shaped South Africa. South Africa: Tafelberg Publishers, 2006. Print. 

Lemmer, E.M., C. Meier and J.N. Van Wyk. Multicultural Education: A manuel for the South African Teacher. South Africa: Van Schaik Publishers, 2011. Print.

More than three authors

Nel, P.S. et al. South African Employment Relations: Theory and Practice. South Africa: Van Schaik Publishers, 2011. Print.

Two or more books by the same author

Mda, Zakes. Black Diamond.  South Africa:  Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd, 2011.  Print.

---.Let us play. South Africa:  Vivlia Publishers, 2004.  Print.

Corporate author

South African Democracy Education Trust. The Road to Democracy in South Africa 1960-1970: v. 1. South Africa: Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd, 2004. Print.

Edition other than the first

Visser, N. Handbook for writers of essays and theses.  2nd ed.  Cape Town: Maskew Miller Longman. 1992. Print.

Electronic book

Conrad, J. Heart of Darkness. Harmondsworth,  Penguin Publishers, 12 Nov. 2010. Web. 12 Dec. 2012. 

Chapter in an edited book

Dornbrack, Jacqui.  “Let’s talk about it: teaching speaking skills.” Teaching language. Ed. Ana Ferreira. Gauteng: Macmillan, 2009. 118-132. Print.

Translated book

Nijsse, J. M. Initial instruction in the second language : an evaluation. Trans. M.S. Grobbelaar. Pretoria: Human Science Research Council. 1982. Print.


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