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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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.

Join debut author Shameez Patel Papathanasiou for the launch of The Last Feather in Cape Town (26 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Wordsworth Books invite you to the launch of The Last Feather by Shameez Patel Papathanasiou!

Don’t miss author Nyimpini Mabunda talking about his new book Take Charge at Bridge Books (27 Aug)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bridge Books for the launch of Take Charge: Life Lessons on the Road to CEO by Nyimpini …

The new episode of Pagecast is out now! Evert Kleynhans in conversation with Boris Gorelik on his book A Russian on Commando

In the new episode of Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, Evert Kleynhans chats to Boris Gorelik about his new book A Russian on Commando: The Boer War Experiences of Yevgeny Avgustus.

New book alert! General Jan Smuts and His First World War in Africa by David Brock Katz

General Jan Smuts and His First World War in Africa, 1914–1917 by David Brock Katz is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Join Margie Orford for the Joburg launch of her new thriller The Eye of the Beholder (31 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Eye of the Beholder, the new novel from Margie Orford.

Don’t miss the launch of the new book Africa Fashion at Merchants on Long in Cape Town (25 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Merchants on Long invite you to the launch of Africa Fashion, featuring South African designers Sindiso Khumalo, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Maxhosa Africa and Nao Serati.

Don’t miss an afternoon with Roger Ballen to celebrate his new book Ballenesque (21 Aug)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers to celebrate four decades of work by one of the world’s most remarkable and critically acclaimed art photographers.

Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse benoem vir die kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse 2022!

Aandag! Fortuine: Die wel en wee van Afrikaner-magnate deur Ebbe Dommisse is pas benoem vir die kykNET-Rapportprys: Niefiksie!

Thembela Mputamputa chats to Hombakazi Mercy Nqandeka, author of Don’t Upset ooMalume, in the new episode of Pagecast

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

It’s a Continent – a new book that reveals the histories you were never taught in school

It’s a Continent: Unravelling Africa’s History One Country at a Time by Astrid Madimba and Chinny Ukata is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Nuut vir alle kranige voëlkykers! Veld Voëls van Suider-Afrika saamgestel deur Burger Cillié, Niel Cillié, Phil Penlington, Trevor Hardaker en Karin Wiesler

Veld Voëls van Suider-Afrika: Die volledige fotogids bevat nagenoeg 2,000 pragtige kleurfoto’s van alle voëlspesies wat tot op hede in Suider-Afrika aangeteken is – en nog meer!

‘Boundary-breaking, fascinating and deeply affirming’ – The Sex Lives of African Women by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

In these confessional pages, women control their own bodies and desires, work toward healing their painful pasts, and learn to assert their sexual power.

Louisa Treger to tour South Africa to launch her new novel Madwoman (10-11 Aug)

Louisa Treger will be in South Africa in August to launch her new novel Madwoman!

New book alert! Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors by Tom Bower

Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors by Tom Bower – an astonishing story of love, betrayal, secrets and revenge – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the launch of In Our Own Words: Nurses on the Front Line at The Book Lounge in Cape Town (Tues)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of In Our Own Words: Nurses on the Front Line by Siedine Coetzee, Hester Klopper and Jonathan Jansen.

New book alert! Veld Birds of Southern Africa: The Complete Photographic Guide (PLUS: Win a pair of binos!)

Veld Birds of Southern Africa: The Complete Photographic Guide is out now from Sunbird Publishers. 

Join Hombakazi Mercy Nqandeka for the launch of Don’t Upset ooMalume: A Guide to Stepping Up Your Xhosa Game in Cape Town (2 Aug)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers for the book launch of Don’t Upset ooMalume: A Guide to Stepping Up Your Xhosa Game by Hombakazi Mercy Nqandeka.