Non-fiction

Mon – 22nd Apr 2024

Don’t miss the Love Books launch of Why We Kill: Mob Justice and the New Vigilantism in South Africa by Karl Kemp (24 Apr)

Why do so many South Africans prefer to take the law into their own hands rather than rely on the police? Why are those who do so often cheered or sympathised with?

New book alert! Hedley Twidle’s new essay collection Show Me the Place

Show Me the Place by Hedley Twidle is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 17th Apr 2024

Join Karen Horn in Cape Town for the launch of Prisoners of Jan Smuts: Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa in WWII (25 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Prisoners of Jan Smuts: Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa in WWII by Karen Horn.

Tue – 16th Apr 2024

Don’t miss the launch of The End of Eden: Wild Nature in the Age of Climate Breakdown by Adam Welz at Love Books (17 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of The End of Eden by Adam Welz.

Fri – 12th Apr 2024

Don’t miss the launch of Bullsh!t: 50 Lies That Made South Africa by Jonathan Ancer – an outrageous miscellany of myths and fibs (25 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to the launch of Bullsh!t: 50 Lies That Made South Africa by Jonathan Ancer!

Thu – 11th Apr 2024

‘I think this book says a lot about where we are as a country’ – Karl Kemp introduces Why We Kill: Mob Justice and the New Vigilantism in South Africa

Karl Kemp’s Why We Kill: Mob Justice and the New Vigilantism in South Africa delves into the unsettling rise of vigilante justice in South Africa.

New book alert! Prisoners of Jan Smuts: Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa in WWII by Karen Horn

Prisoners of Jan Smuts: Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa in WWII by Karen Horn is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 8th Apr 2024

What does ‘productivity’ even mean? Read an excerpt from Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport.

Fri – 5th Apr 2024

Jonny Steinberg wins prestigious Book Critics Circle award for Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage

Bestselling South African author and scholar Jonny Steinberg scooped the award for best biography for Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage at the National Book Critics Circle awards in New York last week – one of the most prestigious awards in the publishing industry!

Discover true wealth: Robin Sharma introduces a revolutionary method in his upcoming book The Wealth Money Can’t Buy

Robin Sharma, bestselling author of books like The 5AM Club and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, has a special message for South Africans!

Thu – 4th Apr 2024

Don’t miss the launch of Hiking the Fish – the ultimate guide to the Fish River Canyon Trail – in Betty’s Bay (11 May)

Join Struik Nature at the Harold Porter Book & Craft Shop in Betty’s Bay for the launch of Hiking The Fish!

Join Margie Orford at The Book Den in Windhoek for the launch of Love and Fury: A Memoir (9 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Den invite you to the launch of Love and Fury: A Memoir by Margie Orford.

Tue – 2nd Apr 2024

Bullsh!t: 50 Lies That Made South Africa – Nelson Mandela told us that we, as a nation, were ‘special’. Turns out we aren’t.

Bullsh!t: 50 Lies That Made South Africa by Jonathan Ancer is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Small Changes for Big Results – how to improve your finances one step at a time!

Small Changes for Big Results – Warren Ingram and Marc Rogatschnig have joined up to create a powerful self help book that shows you with small changes can bring big results. 

Boerie tacos and braaied corn, anyone? Don’t miss the launch of Mexico in Mzansi by chef Aiden Pienaar! (9 Apr)

Penguin Random House SA invites you to the launch of Mexico in Mzansi by chef Aiden Pienaar.

The Stellenbosch Mafia: What influence does this ‘club’ of billionaires exert on South African society?

Julius Malema refers to them scathingly as ‘The Stellenbosch Mafia’, the very worst example of white monopoly capital. But who really are these mega-wealthy individuals, and what influence do they exert not only on Stellenbosch but, more broadly, on South African society?

Wed – 20th Mar 2024

Introducing Robin Sharma’s new book The Wealth Money Can’t Buy – a revolutionary method to become truly wealthy

Robin Sharma’s new book The Wealth Money Can’t Buy: The 8 Hidden Habits to Live Your Richest Life is out in April from Penguin Random House SA!

Soft, sticky and melt-in-the-mouth sweet – make your own Mochi at home!

Learn how to perfect the beloved Asian dessert at home with Mochi.

Tue – 19th Mar 2024

Try this Red Thai Gochujang Salmon Curry from the new cookbook Bibby’s: More Good Food

Penguin Random House SA has shared a recipe from Bibby’s: More Good Food by Dianne Bibby!

In the latest episode of Pagecast, Adam Welz discusses his new book The End of Eden: Wild Nature in the Age of Climate Breakdown

This week on Pagecast, the podcast brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers, Adam Welz chats about his latest book, The End of Eden: Wild Nature in the Age of Climate Breakdown.