Non-fiction

Fri – 14th Jun 2019

Facts stranger than fiction? Enter here to WIN a book hamper of some of the best local non-fiction titles out this month

Three lucky winners will each receive a copy of The 7 Things Every Young Black Entrepreneur Should Know, Invest Your Way To Wealth, and The SABC8!

Join Lawfare authors Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis for a Kelvin Grove Club Breakfast in Cape Town (19 June)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and Kelvin Grove Club for breakfast with Lawfare authors Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis.

2019 Media24 Books Prizes winners announced – Niq Mhlongo awarded Herman Charles Bosman Prize

Financial Mail editor Rob Rose, novelist and short story writer Niq Mhlongo, poet Gabeba Baderoon and octagenarian debut author Andries Buys are among the recipients of the 2019 Media24 Books Literary Prizes awarded in Cape Town last night (Thursday, 13 June 2019).

Thu – 13th Jun 2019

Adrian Hayes is coming to South Africa to share his hair-raising new book – One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2

A deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life and death on the world’s most unpredictable and perilous mountain.

Competition time! Win a Father’s Day book hamper from Jacana Media

Share your fondest memory of your father and you could win a book hamper from Jacana Media!

Don’t miss the launch of Lawfare, the timely and important new book by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis, in Cape Town (18 June)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Lawfare by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davies.

Forget the 10,000-hour rule. All you need is Range.

No matter what you do or where you are in life, you will see the world differently after you’ve read Range. 

Wed – 12th Jun 2019

Don’t miss the launch of former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey’s memoir A Captain’s Journey at The Book Lounge (3 July)

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of A Captain’s Journey by Neil Tovey.

Yusuf Daniels’s new book Living Coloured – a glimpse into the joy and often harsh reality of growing up on the Cape Flats

Living Coloured (Because Black & White Were Already Taken) by Yusuf Daniels is a special kind of memoir that utilises short stories to weave together both a culturally insightful and an achingly nostalgic glimpse into a childhood on the Cape Flats.

New book alert! The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley

The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley is out in June 2019 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 11th Jun 2019

Don’t miss a #FeesMustFall panel discussion with Adam Habib, Wandile Ngcaweni and Sarah Mokwebo at the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Adam Habib, Wandile Ngcaweni and Sarah Mokwebo will take part in a panel discussion entitled ‘Narratives of Change: Reflecting on Movements in South Africa’.

The bestselling books in South Africa – April

This list represents the bestselling books in South Africa from the previous four weeks to 2 May 2019, and combines fiction and non-fiction bestsellers.

Don’t miss the Durban launch of former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey’s memoir A Captain’s Journey (20 June)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of A Captain’s Journey by Neil Tovey.

Mon – 10th Jun 2019

Don’t miss the launch of The 30-year Safari by Justin Fox at Exclusive Books Cavendish (11 June)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books Cavendish invite you to the launch of The 30-year Safari: A Celebration of Getaway Photography edited by Justin Fox.

Cover reveal! Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng’s book Dr T: A Guide to Sexual Health and Pleasure will be published in August 2019

The cover for Tlaleng Mofokeng’s highly anticipated new book Dr T: A Guide to Sexual Health and Pleasure has been revealed!

Fri – 7th Jun 2019

Meet the troublemakers at the Pretoria launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies (13 June)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies by Bradley D Steyn and Mark Fine.

Make Your Money Work For You by Anthea Gardner – grow your wealth, no accounting degree necessary!

Launch your financial future by investing just R100 per month. It’s time to take action and make your money work for you.

Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa – facts, foraging and recipes!

Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa – an essential guide for all nature lovers, foragers and foodies!

Thu – 6th Jun 2019

Join award-winning writer Helena Kriel for the launch of her memoir The Year of Facing Fire at Love Books

Love Books and MFBooks Joburg invite you to the launch of The Year of Facing Fire by award-winning writer Helena Kriel.

Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written – The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.