Jonathan Ball Publishers

Jonathan Ball Publishers are the leading publishers and distributors of English general books in South Africa, specialising in South African history, politics and current affairs.

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Don’t miss the launch of Richard Steyn’s remarkable new book Rhodes and His Banker at Love Books (2 Jul)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Rhodes and His Banker: Empire, Wealth and the Coming of Union by Richard Steyn. 

Rhodes and His Banker by Richard Steyn – the story of a remarkable friendship

Rhodes and His Banker: Empire, Wealth and the Coming of Union by Richard Steyn is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

In the latest episode of Pagecast, Kobby Ben Ben talks to Lethabo Mailula about his powerful novel No One Dies Yet

This week on Pagecast, the podcast brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers, the phenomenal Kobby Ben Ben chats about his novel No One Dies Yet.

Join Beverley Roos-Muller for the launch of her new book Hunting the Seven: How the Gugulethu Seven Assassins Were Exposed at The Book Lounge (13 June)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Hunting the Seven: How the Gugulethu Seven Assassins Were Exposed by Beverley Roos-Muller.

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of The Wolf Hunt, the new novel by Justin Fox (6 Jun)

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

Join Richard Charkin for the launch of his memoir My Back Pages: An Undeniably Personal History of Publishing at The Book Lounge (6 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of My Back Pages: An Undeniably Personal History of Publishing 1972-2022 by Richard Charkin.

Don’t miss a Homebru Cocktail Evening in honour of Positively Me by Nozibele Mayaba

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books to celebrate the best of local with great books, cocktails and snacks at the launch of Positively Me by Nozibele Mayaba!

[Listen] The new episode of Pagecast is out now! Find out more about Hunting the Seven: How the Gugulethu Seven Assassins Were Exposed

This week on Pagecast, the podcast by Jonathan Ball Publishers, the remarkable Beverley Roos-Muller chats about her new book Hunting the Seven: How the Gugulethu Seven Assassins Were Exposed.

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.

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.

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.

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 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Join Karen Horn at the Dante Alighieri Society for the launch of Prisoners of Jan Smuts: Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa in WWII (10 May)

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

Don’t miss the launch of Hedley Twidle’s new essay collection Show Me the Place at Kalk Bay Books (9 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Kalk Bay Books invite you to the launch of Show Me the Place by award-winning non-fiction writer Hedley Twidle.