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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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The Hustle Defined: A practical example from DJ Sbu’s book Billionaire$ Under Construction

Sbusiso Leope, popularly known as DJ Sbu, has shared a video of a practical example of one of the things he teaches in his book Billionaire$ Under Construction: The Mindset of an Entrepreneur.

‘Reader, she married me …’ – Mr Rochester tells his side of the story

Reader, she married me … in Sarah Shoemaker’s debut novel Mr Rochester the beloved, enigmatic hero of Jane Eyre tells his story for the first time.

Wilbur Smith chats about the success of his latest book, Pharaoh

In his new worldwide number one bestseller, Pharaoh, Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt and transports you to extraordinary times.

Deon Meyer’s new post-apocalyptic thriller, Fever, taking the world by storm

Deon Meyer’s new post-apocalyptic thriller, Fever, has raced to number one on the South African bestseller lists.

Eusebius McKaiser chats to Thandeka Gqubule about her new biography of Thuli Madonsela

Eusebius McKaiser was in conversation with journalist and author Thandeka Gqubule about her book No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela on his show on 702 earlier today.

The End of the Day, the stunning new novel by Claire North

The End of the Day is the stunning new novel by Claire North, author of word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.

Read an excerpt from Sarah Perry’s award-winning novel The Essex Serpent

Sarah Perry’s new novel The Essex Serpent is a celebration of love, and the many different shapes it can take.

The indignity of pit toilets and the importance of Thuli Madonsela’s lesser-known reports

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela by Thandeka Gqubule.

Writing tips from John Grisham

Bestselling author John Grisham’s 30th novel, Camino Island, is out now from Jonathan Ball.

Karina M Szczurek chats about her life with Andre Brink and her new memoir The Fifth Mrs Brink

Ingrid Winterbach spoke to Karina M Szczurek at the Woordfees literary festival recently about her life with one of South Africa’s most celebrated novelists, André Brink, and her memoir, The Fifth Mrs Brink, forthcoming from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

An economic masterclass: Get South Africa Growing by Brian Kantor

South Africans have been poorly served by the economic choices their governments have made. The consequences of these choices are everywhere to be seen but most importantly in unemployment and poverty.

Philip Lymbery, author of Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat, announces South Africa tour

Philip Lymbery, author of Farmageddon and Dead Zone, will be in South Africa in July.

Homo Naledi palaeontologist Lee Berger responds to his critics in Almost Human

Almost Human is the personal story of a charismatic and visionary palaeontologist, a rich and readable narrative about science, exploration, and what it means to be human.

Read an excerpt from Deon Meyer’s new novel, Fever

Hodder & Stoughton has released an excerpt from Fever, the latest novel by bestselling author Deon Meyer.

Walking in Thuli Madonsela’s shoes: Thandeka Gqubule on writing the unauthorised biography

Journalist and author Thandeka Gqubule chatted to Karima Brown on 702 recently about writing No Longer Whispering to Power.

Join Thandeka Gqubule for the Cape Town launch of No Longer Whispering To Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of No Longer Whispering To Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela by Thandeka Gqubule.

Don’t miss the Joburg launch of No Longer Whispering to Power by Thandeka Gqubule tonight

David Krut Projects and Jonathan Ball Publishers to invite you to the book launch of No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela by Thandeka Gqubule.

A young reader edition of Hope in a Ballet Shoe available in English, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Afrikaans

Beautifully and gently illustrated by Ella Okstad, Ballerina Dreams is the younger-reader edition of Michaela DePrince’s highly moving memoir, Hope in a Ballet Shoe.

Read an excerpt from Rotten Row by Petina Gappah

The Old Familiar Faces are unhappily gathered at a once-elegant four-star golf resort and conference centre to which tourists no longer come.

Read an excerpt from No Longer Whispering to Power, the new biography of Thuli Madonsela

HuffPost SA has published an exclusive extract from the unauthorised biography of former public protector Thuli Madonsela.