Non-fiction

Tue – 14th Jul 2020

Jacana Media staff picks – find out publisher Nadia Goetham’s best books

Nadia Goetham is a publisher at Jacana Media. She has many things that she loves about her job, but she says, ‘Nothing beats that feeling you get when I see a first-time author’s face light up when they see and hold their book for the first time. I literally have the chance to help make people’s dreams come true.’

Mon – 13th Jul 2020

‘That’s worse than war.’ Find out what it was like to live in and to live through a time of plague, with Howard Phillips

Watch Howard Phillips discussing the moving and fascinating memories of survivors of the last great plague in South Africa, the ‘Spanish’ flu of 1918.

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Lizz Meiring gesels met Hannes van Wyk oor Soete sonde, ’n kortverhaalbundel oor sjokolade (16 Julie)

LAPA Uitgewers en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou uit na ’n aanlynbekendstelling van Soete sonde, ’n kortverhaalbundel oor sjokolade saamgestel deur Lizz Meiring.

Die Brug: Na die hel en terug in Angola deur bekroonde skrywer Deon Lamprecht is nou beskikbaar

In Die Brug deur Deon Lamprecht keer ’n groep ouddienspligtiges terug na Angola in 2018 op soek na afsluiting – en om die wrak te vind van die Ratel waarin ’n makker op die laaste dag van die oorlog gesterf het.

Free recipe! Low-GI Chocolate Brownies from the new cookbook Delicious, Modern, Healthy Recipes for Diabetes

Are you living with diabetes or insulin resistance? Looking for some healthy, tasty, family-friendly meals to tempt your taste buds? 

Fri – 10th Jul 2020

Do you have any burning questions about Gauteng’s political climate? Don’t miss an interview with Michael Beaumont, author of The Accidental Mayor: Herman Mashaba and the Battle for Johannesburg

Penguin Random House SA invite you to an online event with Michael Beaumont, Herman Mashaba’s former chief of staff and the author of The Accidental Mayor: Herman Mashaba and the Battle for Johannesburg.

Thu – 9th Jul 2020

Crochet and Conquer by Nadia de Kock and Hilda Steyn: 21 women tell their stories of how crochet saved their lives

Now available in English! Crochet and Conquer by Nadia de Kock and Hilda Steyn combines stories about healing with creative crochet projects.

Regulating Telecommunications in South Africa Universal Access and Service

The first full account of the 20-year story of universal access and service in South Africa’s ICT sector.

Join Vernon RL Head and Ian Glenn for a talk on bird watching and the delights of armchair travel (9 July)

You are invited to a Jacana Media Conversation on bird watchers and the delights of armchair travel.

The true story of the brutal beating and death of two young men and those accused of the crime – These Are Not Gentle People by Andrew Harding

These Are Not Gentle People: A True Story by Andrew Harding is out in August from Pan Macmillan SA.

Wed – 8th Jul 2020

New book alert! #ImStaying: The Unspoken Impact of the #ImStaying Movement

‘Sometimes all we need is that tiny glimmer of hope, that tiny flickering flame in a room filled with darkness and despair, to turn our hearts and our minds around.’ – Jarette Petzer, #ImStaying founder

Mon – 6th Jul 2020

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Kom gesels met Callie Roos oor In Christus – Van toeskouer tot spoortrapper (14 Julie)

Jonathan Ball Uitgewers en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou graag na die aanlynbekendstelling van Callie Roos se nuwe boek, In Christus – Van toeskouer tot spoortrapper.

You’re invited! Don’t miss the online launch of Sasol Birds of Southern Africa

Penguin Random House and BirdLife South Africa invite you to the online launch of the 5th revised edition of Sasol Birds of Southern Africa.

Thu – 2nd Jul 2020

Footnotes, July 2020: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

Wed – 1st Jul 2020

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng to be appointed as the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng has been given the honorary position of Special Rapporteur by The United Nation Human Rights Council.

Mon – 29th Jun 2020

Pan Macmillan SA stance on the South African publishing landscape

In this seminal moment, remaining silent and neutral on these matters of representation and commitment to change is not an option.