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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New updated edition: Fruit of a Poisoned Tree: The Inge Lotz Murder and a Miscarriage of Justice by Antony Altbeker

A new edition of Antony Altbeker’s Fruit of a Poisoned Tree: The Inge Lotz Murder and a Miscarriage of Justice, updated with new epilogue, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Join Philip Lymbery in Hermanus for the launch of his new book Sixty Harvests Left (7 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Cottage invite you to the launch of Sixty Harvests Left: How to Reach a Nature-friendly Future by Philip Lymbery.

Charlene: In Search of a Princess – journalist Arlene Prinsloo sifts fact from fiction in this revealing unauthorised biography

Charlene: In Search of a Princess by Arlene Prinsloo is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

What makes Patrice Motsepe tick? Find out at the launch of Patrice Motsepe: An Appetite for Disruption by Janet Smith (4 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Patrice Motsepe: An Appetite for Disruption by Janet Smith.

Don’t miss the launch of Philip Lymbery’s new book Sixty Harvests Left at The Book Lounge (5 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Sixty Harvests Left: How to Reach a Nature-friendly Future by Philip Lymbery.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of A Russian on Commando: The Boer War Experiences of Yevgeny Avgustus edited by Boris Gorelik (29 Sep)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers for the virtual launch of A Russian on Commando: The Boer War Experiences of Yevgeny Avgustus edited by Boris Gorelik.

A gripping portrayal of human frailty and courage in the face of mortal danger – A Russian on Commando: The Boer War Experiences of Yevgeny Avgustus

A Russian on Commando: The Boer War Experiences of Yevgeny Avgustus, edited by Boris Gorelik, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. …

Step up your Xhosa game! Join Hombakazi Mercy Nqandeka for the launch of her book Don’t Upset ooMalume in Joburg (23 Sep)

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of Don’t Upset ooMalume: A Guide to Stepping Up Your Xhosa Game by Hombakazi Mercy Nqandeka.

Potgooi: ’n Eerste in Suid-Afrika! Tinus le Roux vertel van die skattejag na foto’s vir sy boek, Die Anglo-Boereoorlog in kleur

Luister! Tinus le Roux vertel hoe hy afgekom het op Anglo-Boereoorlog-foto’s wat nog nooit in boekvorm verskyn het nie …

The new episode of Pagecast is out now! Listen to Jennifer Platt interviewing Kirstin Chen, author of Counterfeit

In the new episode of Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, Jennifer Platt interviews Kirstin Chen, author of the Reese’s Book Club pick Counterfeit.

Lees nou ’n uittreksel uit Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse – onlangs benoem vir ’n ATKV-Woordveertjie en ’n kykNET-Rapportprys!

Gaan Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse vandeesmaand met ’n Woordveertjie en ’n kykNET-Rapportprys wegstap? Hou die spasie dop. Intussen, lees gerus ’n uittreksel!

‘What do you do if you suspect your husband is planning to murder you?’ Maggie O’Farrell introduces her new book The Marriage Portrait

In her new book The Marriage Portrait, Maggie O’Farrell turns her talents to Renaissance Italy in an extraordinary portrait of a resilient young woman’s battle for her very survival.

Was Hans van Rensburg regtig ’n verbete Afrikaner-fascis? Lees ’n uittreksel uit Afrikaner-Sondebok? deur Albert Blake!

Uittreksel: Ossewabrandwag-leier Hans van Rensburg word dikwels as ’n verbete Afrikaner-fascis beskryf, maar die werklikheid is meer kompleks, skryf Albert Blake in sy boek Afrikaner-Sondebok? wat pas benoem is vir ’n ATKV-Woordveertjie! 

Afrikaner-sondebok deur Albert Blake en Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse benoem vir die ATKV-Woordveertjies 2022!

Aandag! Die finaliste vir die ATKV-Woordveertjies 2022 is pas bekendgemaak met Afrikaner-sondebok deur Albert Blake en Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse op die Prys vir Niefiksie-kortlys!

Write a review of Wilbur Smith’s new novel Titans of War and win a trip to Egypt worth over R80,000!

To celebrate the publication of Wilbur Smith’s new novel Titans of War, Jonathan Ball Publishers is giving away a magnificent 7-day trip for two to Egypt worth over R80,000!

The Mandela Brief: Sydney Kentridge and the Trials of Apartheid – a biography of South Africa’s most prominent anti-apartheid advocate

The Mandela Brief: Sydney Kentridge and the Trials of Apartheid by Thomas Grant is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the launch of General Jan Smuts and His First World War in Africa by David Brock Katz (8 Sep)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bookdealers invite you to the launch of General Jan Smuts and His First World War in Africa, 1914–1917 by David Brock Katz.

Listen to the new episode of Pagecast! Mary Watson, author of Blood to Poison, in conversation with Joy Watson

The new episode of Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, is out now!

Don’t miss the launch of Africa in Fashion by Ken Kweku Nimo at The Melrose Gallery in Joburg (2 Sep)

Join Exclusive Books, The Melrose Gallery and Jonathan Ball Publishers for the launch of Africa in Fashion by Ken Kweku Nimo.