Dead & Alive

Gregory’s Book

Gregory’s Book

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phuzumoya consulting african economy research

Gregory Mthembu-Salter’s first book, Wanted Dead and Alive: The case for South Africa’s Cattle, will be published in September 2019. The product of 10 years research, the book examines the history, politics, culture, economics and climate science of the deep, complex relationship between South Africans and cattle. Drawing on interviews with politicians, farmers, auctioneers, abattoir owners, braai-ers and more, Wanted Dead And Alive traces the author’s journey through commercial farms, kraals, feedlots, fast food outlets and beyond, and seeks to answer the question – given what we know about climate breakdown, should we really still be raising and eating cattle at all? 

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What others are saying

what others are saying

Face2Face Books is proud to publish Wanted Dead & Alive:
The Case for South Africa’s Cattle.

From the Foreword by President Cyril Ramaphosa

“Passionately and colourfully, Gregory Mthembu-Salter walks us through
history and causes us to look at our future differently, perching us
uncomfortably on the horns of multiple dilemmas.”
– Cyril Ramaphosa

Responses from Readers

“An intelligent, lovely read – with well-researched historical background.”
– Mphuthumi Ntabeni, author of The Broken River Tent

“In pastoralist societies, animals have a cultural heft, a gravitas that has been all but completely ignored in discussions around the value of animal agriculture in South Africa. This eye-opening book takes the discussion back to first principles, to vital but unspoken facets of livestock which must be aired; and it suggests a possible route to satisfying both human and climate justice.”
– Mandi Smallhorne, President, South African Science Journalists’ Association

“Why do we South Africans so love our meat? I think it is because it is where we all come from. From our forefathers, black and white, we all fall into the same cultural way of doing things. And it has been our way of doing things for a very long time.”
– Mzoli Ngcawuzele, owner of Mzoli’s

Review on The Daily Vox Website


DRUM Magazine Article

SABC Interview

Book Launch Dates

Book Launch Dates


Tuesday October 1: 17h30 for 18h00
The Book Lounge; Roeland Street
Gregory will be in discussion with journalist Leonie Joubert

Thursday October 3: 18h00 for 18h30
Exclusive Books; Cavendish Square: Claremont,
Gregory will be in discussion with journalist Crystal Orderson

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Tuesday October 8: 18h00 for 18h30
Love Books; Bamboo Lifestyle CEntre; 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville.
Gregory will be in discussion with Shaun de Waal

RSVP for the above event:
011-726 7408

Thursday October 10: 18h00 for 18h30
Exclusive Books; Rosebank Mall,
Gregory will be in discussion with Nontobeko Mtshali – environmental editor at The Conversation Africa

RSVP for the above event:
083 365 4648

Now available in all leading bookstores

Also as an E-Book on most E-Book sites

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