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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Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Moenie die virtuele bekendstelling van Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse misloop nie! (11 Mei)

Jonathan Ball Uitgewers en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou graag na die virtuele bekendstelling van Fortuine: Die wel en wee van Afrikaner-magnate deur Ebbe Dommisse.

Just A Moment: A Memoir by Schalk Burger Snr – a glimpse into the life and times of one of the country’s most recognised figures

Just A Moment: A Memoir by Schalk Burger Snr with Michael Vlismas is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen – ‘A white hot literary thriller disguised as a searing novel of ideas’

Both literary thriller and brilliant novel of ideas, The Committed is a blistering portrayal of commitment and betrayal that will cement Viet Thanh Nguyen’s position in the firmament of American letters.

New book alert! Fortunes: The Rise and Rise of Afrikaner Tycoons by Ebbe Dommisse

The past three decades have seen a remarkable rise of Afrikaners in business. Fortunes describes how these business leaders built their empires. It looks at their life and business philosophies and what makes them such successful entrepreneurs.

Announcement: The Lazy Makoti signs with Jonathan Ball Publishers for new cookbook

Jonathan Ball Publishers is delighted to announce that chef and award-winning cookbook author Mogau Seshoene has joined its ranks.

Join Dr Evert Kleynhans for the virtual launch of Hitler’s Spies: Secret Agents and the Intelligence War in South Africa (4 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Graffiti Books invite you to the launch of Hitler’s Spies by Evert Kleynhans.

Don’t miss The Cheeky Natives in conversation with Carice Anderson about her book Intelligence Isn’t Enough (8 May)

The Cheeky Natives recently launched #CheekyChats, a new series of intimate author-focused conversations, and their next guest is Carice Anderson, author of Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace.

What’s Mine and Yours – Naima Coster explores the unique organism that is every family: what breaks them apart and how they come back together

What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster – a sweeping, rich tapestry of familial bond and identity, and a sharp, poignant look at the ways race affects even the closest of relationships. 

Don’t miss the launch of Future Tense: Reflections on My Troubled Land by Tony Leon at Exclusive Books La Lucia (22 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Future Tense: Reflections on My Troubled Land by Tony Leon.

Don’t miss the launch of Future Tense: Reflections on My Troubled Land by Tony Leon at Exclusive Books Ballito (21 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Future Tense: Reflections on My Troubled Land by Tony Leon.

Hoe het Afrikaner-magnate soos Koos Bekker en Christo Wiese hul sakeryke opgebou? Vind uit in Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse

Fortuine: Die wel en wee van Afrikaner-magnate deur Ebbe Dommisse vertel hoe Afrikaanse sakeleiers soos Jannie Mouton, Whitey Basson, Koos Bekker en ander hul sakeryke tot stand gebring het.

Facing racism as young doctor – read an excerpt from The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Emmanuel Taban

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Emmanuel Taban. 

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Give Us More Guns: How South Africa’s Gangs were Armed by Mark Shaw (20 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Give Us More Guns: How South Africa’s Gangs were Armed by Mark Shaw.

Liftoff – Eric Berger takes readers inside the wild early days that made Elon Musk’s SpaceX

The dramatic inside story of the first four historic flights that launched SpaceX – and Elon Musk – from a shaky startup into the world’s leading edge rocket company.

Come and meet Dr Emmanuel Taban, author of The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph (17-18 Apr)

Don’t miss Dr Emmanuel Taban in Cape Town next weekend, where he will be signing copies of his book The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph.

Kunene and The King – a refreshingly funny and vital new play by John Kani

John Kani’s play Kunene and The King is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Towards a New Deal by Rob Davies – in-depth insight into the inner workings of the South African government

Towards a New Deal: A Political Economy of the Times of My Life by Rob Davies is out in April from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Join Dr Emmanuel Taban for a book signing to celebrate the publication of The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph (10 Apr)

Join Bargain Books for a book signing with the extraordinary author of The Boy Who Never Gave Up, Dr Emmanuel Taban.

Space Hopper by Helen Fisher – the most extraordinary debut of 2021!

For fans of The Time Traveller’s Wife comes an original and heart-warming story about bittersweet memories, how the past shapes the future, and a love so strong it makes you do things that are slightly bonkers.

Native Boy: Confessions of a Maplazini in the City by Thabo Molefe – an illuminating memoir of a young black man’s search for identity

Native Boy: Confessions of a Maplazini in the City by Thabo Molefe is out in April 2021 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.