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Don’t miss the launch of Sven Axelrad’s new novel God’s Pocket at Love Books (28 May)

Penguin Random House SA and Love Books invite you to the launch of God’s Pocket by Sven Axelrad.

Join Justin Fox in conversation with Jenny Crwys-Williams for the launch of his latest novel The Wolf Hunt (30 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of The Wolf Hunt by Justin Fox.

Fri – 17th May 2024

Join Roy Havemann in Cape Town for the launch of How To Fix (Unf*ck) A Country: 6 Things To Reboot South Africa (21 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of How To Fix (Unf*ck) A Country: 6 Things To Reboot South Africa by Roy Havemann.

‘South Africa’s murder rate has again broken records’ – Karl Kemp expounds on his new book Why We Kill: Mob Justice and the New Vigilantism in South Africa

‘If you’ve ever wondered why South Africa is such a violent place, why we seem so obsessed with violence, and how we seemingly live surrounded by the potential for violence at all times, you should read this book.’

Thu – 16th May 2024

Career opportunity at Penguin Random House SA: Accounts Payable Administrator, Midrand

Penguin Random House SA is looking for a methodical, organised and solutions-oriented Accounts Payable Administrator to manage the administration of the company accounts payable in accordance with company policies and authority limits.

Don’t miss the Cheeky Natives in conversation with bestselling author Candice Carty-Williams at Book Circle Capital (21 May)

Join Book Circle Capital and Jonathan Ball Publishers for a discussion of bestselling novel Queenie with author Candice Carty-Williams in conversation with Cheeky Natives.

Wed – 15th May 2024

New book alert! Moederland: Nine Daughters of South Africa by Cato Pedder

Moederland: Nine Daughters of South Africa is a fascinating, unflinching and forensic work of non-fiction by Cato Pedder, the great-granddaughter of Jan Smuts, the South African prime minister responsible for heralding the age of apartheid.

Don’t miss Sally Andrew in Joburg for the launch of her new Tannie Maria-themed cookbook Recipes to Live For (22 May)

Penguin Random House SA is thrilled to invite you to the highly anticipated book launch of Recipes to Live For by Sally Andrew!

Mon – 13th May 2024

Don’t miss an evening with bestselling authors Candice Carty-Williams and Bolu Babalola in Cape Town (20 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to an evening in conversation with Candice Carty-Williams and Bolu Babalola!

A Mexican twist on South Africa’s famous chakalaka from Aiden Pienaar’s new cookbook Mexico in Mzansi

Penguin Random House SA has shared a recipe for Mexican Chakalaka from Aiden Pienaar’s new cookbook Mexico in Mzansi!

Fri – 10th May 2024

Join Sally Andrew for the launch of her new Tannie Maria-themed cookbook Recipes to Live For (16 May)

Penguin Random House SA is thrilled to invite you to the highly anticipated book launch of Recipes to Live For by Sally Andrew!

Don’t miss the Swellendam launch of Prisoners of Jan Smuts by Karen Horn at Bokmakiri Books (17 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bokmakiri invite you to the Swellendam launch of Prisoners of Jan Smuts: Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa in WWII by Karen Horn.

Thu – 9th May 2024

Hunting the Seven – Beverley Roos-Muller tells the story of the Gugulethu Seven and the hunt for the truth of their deaths

Hunting the Seven: How The Gugulethu Seven Assassins Were Exposed by Beverley Roos-Muller is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

New book alert! The Gathering – CJ Tudor, the bestselling Queen of Horror, turns her hand to vampires

Ingeniously plotted and chilling to the core, CJ Tudor’s new book The Gathering is a high-octane thriller.

Wed – 8th May 2024

Embrace the feels: Penguin Random House SA’s new YA Book Club pick is here!

Penguin Random House SA has announced its next Young Adult book club read: Laura Nowlin’s captivating novel, If Only I Had Told Her!

Listen to the new episode of Pagecast! Roy Havemann chats about his book, How To Fix (Unf*ck) A Country

This week on Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, Twanji Kalula interviews Roy Havemann about his book, How To Fix (Unf*ck) A Country: 6 Things To Reboot South Africa.

Tue – 7th May 2024

‘It would be easy to say that it all started with the murders, but actually it began when Margaret Thatcher became prime minister.’

Penguin Random House SA has shared an extract from The List of Suspicious Things, a tender and moving coming-of-age story about family, friendship and community by Jennie Godfrey.

Don’t miss the Homebru Cocktail Evening in honour of How To Fix (Unf*ck) A Country: 6 Things To Reboot South Africa by Roy Havemann (16 May)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books for a Homebru Cocktail Evening in honour of How To Fix (Unf*ck) A Country: 6 Things To Reboot South Africa by Roy Havemann.

Mon – 6th May 2024

What has Changed in the Baobab World? – A RoomtoGrow Kirstenbosch Wednesday Talk by Rupert Watson (8 May)

Find out more about the incredible baobab tree at this RoomtoGrow Kirstenbosch Wednesday Talk with expert Rupert Watson.

Don’t miss the launch of Nozibele Mayaba’s brave and honest memoir Positively Me at Book Circle Capital (11 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Book Circle Capital invite you to the launch of Positively Me by Nozibele Mayaba!