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 Jan-Jan Joubert and Tony Leon at the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? in Stellenbosch

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Protea Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? by Jan-Jan Joubert.

Who Will Rule in 2019? Don’t miss the launch of Jan-Jan Joubert’s new book in Pretoria

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? by Jan-Jan Joubert.

Join Jan-Jan Joubert and Eusebius McKaiser for the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? in Joburg

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? by Jan-Jan Joubert.

Join Suzan Hackney and Karina M Szczurek for the launch of Tsk Tsk: The Story of a Child at Large at Kalk Bay Books

If you’re in Cape Town, join Jonathan Ball Publishers for the launch of Tsk Tsk: The Story of a Child at Large by Suzan Hackney at Kalk Bay Books!

Join Clinton Chauke at Bridge Books for the launch of Born in Chains: The Diary of an Angry ‘Born Free’

In Born In Chains Clinton writes about negotiating the pitfalls and lifelines of a young life: crime and drugs, football, religion, friendship, school, circumcision and, ultimately, becoming a man. Throughout it all, he displays determination as well as a self-deprecating humour that will keep you turning the pages till the end.

Hayden Eastwood explains the inspiration for the title of his new book, Like Sodium in Water

Hayden Eastwood chatted to Polity SA about his new book, Like Sodium in Water, a memoir of post-independence Zimbabwe and an atmosphere of nostalgia that hangs over much of Harare’s remaining white community.

‘Unflinching, witty, courageous’ – Born in Chains: The Diary of an Angry ‘Born Free’ by Clinton Chauke

What is it like to be born dirt-poor in South Africa? Clinton Chauke knows, having been raised alongside his two sisters in a remote village bordering the Kruger National Park and a squatter camp outside Pretoria.

Don’t miss Jan-Jan Joubert at The Book Lounge for the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019

The Book Lounge and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019, the new book by Jan-Jan Joubert.

Don’t miss award-winning British author Mick Herron for the launch of London Rules in Joburg

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers are thrilled to invite you to the launch of London Rules by Mick Herron.

Don’t miss Sisonke Msimang at Bridge Books Maboneng for a discussion of Always Another Country with Eusebius McKaiser

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bridge Books Maboneng invite you to a book discussion with Sisonke Msimang and Eusebius McKaiser!

Don’t miss Zinzi Clemmons in Cape Town for the launch of What We Lose

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers are thrilled to invite you to the launch of What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons.

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of London Rules by award-winning British thriller writer Mick Herron

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers are thrilled to invite you to the launch of London Rules by Mick Herron.

Don’t miss Zinzi Clemmons at Exclusive Books Rosebank for the launch of What We Lose

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Zinzi Clemmons’s debut novel What We Lose.

‘No one teaches us how personal finance works’ – Sam Beckbessinger chats about her book, Manage your Money like a F*cking Grown Up

We never get an instruction manual about how money works. We never have to pass a test to get our Money License before we can take a new credit card for a drive. Most of what we learn about money comes from advertising or from other people who know as little as we do.

On Leopard Rock – a memoir by no. 1 bestseller author Wilbur Smith

130 million books sold worldwide in 26 languages – now the global bestseller and ‘master storyteller’ tells his own story for the first time.

Simon Dingle explains Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and the journey to being your own bank in In Math We Trust: The Future of Money

In Math We Trust: The Future of Money – Simon Dingle’s new book about Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and the journey to being your own bank – is out soon from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

International author Zinzi Clemmons will be at Bridge Books to launch What We Lose

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bridge Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Zinzi Clemmons’s debut novel What We Lose.

Don’t miss the launch of The Madiba Appreciation Club in Johannesburg

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Skoobs are thrilled to invite you to the launch of The Madiba Appreciation Club by Brett Ladds.

Join Hayden Eastwood and Sean Christie for the launch of Like Sodium in Water at Kalk Bay Books

Kalk Bay Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Like Sodium in Water by Hayden Eastwood.

Don’t miss the launch of The Madiba Appreciation Club: A Chef’s Story in Pretoria

Chef Brett Ladds was once given a cigar by Fidel Castro, he talked weightlifting with Swazi king Mswati III and his cooking made Quincy Jones sing. For many years he also served Nelson Mandela many cups of rooibos tea and made him his favourite meals.