Non-fiction

Mon – 3rd Oct 2022

Filling in the missing years of naturalist William Burchell’s southern African Journey

Uncovering the events and finds of the missing years of famous naturalist William Burchell’s return journey across the southern African veld 200 years ago was the mission authors Roger Stewart and Marion Whitehead set themselves in Burchell’s African Odyssey: Revealing the Return Journey 1812–1815.

New updated edition: Fruit of a Poisoned Tree: The Inge Lotz Murder and a Miscarriage of Justice by Antony Altbeker

A new edition of Antony Altbeker’s Fruit of a Poisoned Tree: The Inge Lotz Murder and a Miscarriage of Justice, updated with new epilogue, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the launch of The Age of Menace: Capitalism, Inequality and the Battle for Dignity in Cape Town (8 Oct)

Join Jacana Media at Exclusive Books V&A Waterfront for the launch of The Age of Menace: Capitalism, Inequality and the Battle for Dignity by David Buckham, Robyn Wilkinson and Christiaan Straeuli.

Fri – 30th Sep 2022

‘Leaving a legacy of recipes for memorable meals brings me so much joy.’ – Zola Nene

Media personality, chef and cookbook author Zola Nene is cooking up a storm with her latest cookbook, Simply Seven Colours. Zola chatted to Lauren McDiarmid about the joys of cooking, her most favourite kitchen appliance and her biggest food combo fail.

Join Philip Lymbery in Hermanus for the launch of his new book Sixty Harvests Left (7 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Cottage invite you to the launch of Sixty Harvests Left: How to Reach a Nature-friendly Future by Philip Lymbery.

Jacana Media Weekend Special: An Empty Plate and Darwin’s Hunch

Jacana Media is running a special offer on two books containing stunning and consequential research by two South African visionaries.

Thu – 29th Sep 2022

Charlene: In Search of a Princess – journalist Arlene Prinsloo sifts fact from fiction in this revealing unauthorised biography

Charlene: In Search of a Princess by Arlene Prinsloo is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 28th Sep 2022

Calling Soshanguve! Join Welcome Mandla Lishivha in conversation with Katlego Kganyago at a launch of a book that will make history! (1 Oct)

Jacana Media invite you to the launch of Welcome Mandla Lishivha’s memoir Boy on the Run in Soshanguve.

What makes Patrice Motsepe tick? Find out at the launch of Patrice Motsepe: An Appetite for Disruption by Janet Smith (4 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Patrice Motsepe: An Appetite for Disruption by Janet Smith.

Tue – 27th Sep 2022

Try this recipe from Zola Nene’s brand new cookbook, Simply Seven Colours!

Zola Nene is back with a third book, this time celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of South Africans through the wonderful tradition of sharing meals!

Don’t miss the launch of Philip Lymbery’s new book Sixty Harvests Left at The Book Lounge (5 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Sixty Harvests Left: How to Reach a Nature-friendly Future by Philip Lymbery.

Are John Dube and Pixley ka Isaka Seme relevant to today’s ANC? Don’t miss a Jacana Media Conversation on the topic (27 Sep)

Join Heather Hughes, author of The First President: A Life of John L Dube, Founding President of the ANC, and Bongani Ngqulunga, author of The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley Ka Isaka Seme, discuss to what extent Hughes’s work on Dube remains relevant since its first publication.

Mon – 26th Sep 2022

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of A Russian on Commando: The Boer War Experiences of Yevgeny Avgustus edited by Boris Gorelik (29 Sep)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers for the virtual launch of A Russian on Commando: The Boer War Experiences of Yevgeny Avgustus edited by Boris Gorelik.

Fri – 23rd Sep 2022

Don’t miss Peter Vundla discussing his memoir Doing Time with Jenny Crwys-Williams (26 Sep)

Join Jenny Crwys-Williams, seasoned journalist and broadcaster, in discussion with entrepreneur and acclaimed advertising industry veteran Peter Vundla as they explore the man behind Doing Time.

‘It doesn’t get bigger than Naspers and the billions Koos Bekker made from it’ – TJ Strydom

There is plenty to learn from South Africa’s most interesting entrepreneur, says TJ Strydom, financial journalist, game-show enthusiast and author of Koos Bekker’s Billions.

Thu – 22nd Sep 2022

Nuut deur die bekroonde liedjieskrywer en sanger, Piet Smith: Rigtingwysers vir jou lewenspad

LUCA stel bekend Rigtingwysers vir jou lewenspad deur Piet Smith – ’n padkaart met wyshede vir daardie oomblikke wanneer jy rigting verloor.

A gripping portrayal of human frailty and courage in the face of mortal danger – A Russian on Commando: The Boer War Experiences of Yevgeny Avgustus

A Russian on Commando: The Boer War Experiences of Yevgeny Avgustus, edited by Boris Gorelik, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. …

Wed – 21st Sep 2022

Step up your Xhosa game! Join Hombakazi Mercy Nqandeka for the launch of her book Don’t Upset ooMalume in Joburg (23 Sep)

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of Don’t Upset ooMalume: A Guide to Stepping Up Your Xhosa Game by Hombakazi Mercy Nqandeka.

Potgooi: ’n Eerste in Suid-Afrika! Tinus le Roux vertel van die skattejag na foto’s vir sy boek, Die Anglo-Boereoorlog in kleur

Luister! Tinus le Roux vertel hoe hy afgekom het op Anglo-Boereoorlog-foto’s wat nog nooit in boekvorm verskyn het nie …

WEN ’n kookboekbondel vol eg Suid-Afrikaanse erfenisgeregte! Skryf in voor 29 September 2022

LAPA Uitgewers vier Erfenismaand! Drie gelukkige lesers kan hierdie maand elkeen ’n LAPA-kookboekbondel vol Suid-Afrikaanse erfenis wen.