Non-fiction

Fri – 20th Mar 2020

Joburgers! Love Books remains open and is ready to deliver books (and wine!) to your door

Your friendly neighbourhood bookshop, Love Books, is waiting for your order! Joburg’s favourite independent bookshop Love Books is offering a free courier …

Thu – 19th Mar 2020

Financial Freedom Through Property – how anyone can make money in property, regardless of the resources available to them

Financial Freedom Through Property – a step-by-step, practical guide on how to purchase your first investment property, written in easy-to-understand, conversational language that explains complex concepts simply.

Wed – 18th Mar 2020

A hard-hitting exposé of the profit-driven multinational running Mangaung private prison – The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison

The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison by Ruth Hopkins is out at the end of March 2020 from Jacana Media.

Tue – 17th Mar 2020

‘Mens se kop kan jou vyand word in die reis met kanker’ – Madelein Rust oor haar boek Kanker schmanker! (Potgooi plus uittreksel)

In Kanker schmanker! vertel Madelein Rust van haar stryd teen borskanker. Luister na die potgooi oor haar boek en lees ‘n uittreksel.

Brian Willan stars at Human and Social Science Awards evening

Brian Willan’s Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932 was named joint winner of the Best Biography Award at the Human and Social Science Awards last week.

Wandile Sihlobo advises caution as South Africans begin panic-buying amid coronavirus outbreak

Wandile Sihlobo, whose book Finding Common Ground will be published by Pan Macmillan in April 2020, has shared some words of caution in light of the coronavirus epidemic.

Mon – 16th Mar 2020

Love Books and The Book Lounge cancel book launches until further notice – but will need your support, so keep buying books! (Home delivery available)

Two of our favourite independent bookshops, Love Books and The Book Lounge, have announced that they have decided to cancel all book launches until further notice.

Durban’s Time of the Writer book festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic (alternative digital version being planned)

Book events are being cancelled all over the world in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the latest loss is Durban’s Time of the Writer Festival. 

2020 Franschhoek Literary Festival cancelled because of COVID-19

The Franschhoek Literary Festival, which was due to take place from 15 to 17 May 2020 in Cape Town, has been cancelled, ‘in light of the growing concerns about the global spread of COVID-19’.

Jacana Media Author of the Month: Chike Frankie Edozien

Chike Frankie Edozien is Jacana Media’s Author of the Month for March!

South African publishers cancel all forthcoming book launch events

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, South African publishers have decided to postpone or cancel all upcoming book launch events until further …

Fri – 13th Mar 2020

House of Horrors, the shocking story of how the Springs Monster tortured and abused his family, is now available in English

House of horrors, the English translation of Susan Cilliers’s bestselling Afrikaans exposé Huis van gruwels: My 16 jaar in die Springs hel, is now available.

Thu – 12th Mar 2020

Wie is Cecilia Steyn en hoe kan een mens vyf ander manipuleer om moord te pleeg? Vind uit in Afspraak met moord deur Jana Marx

Nuut by LAPA: Jana Marx skryf oor een van die opspraakwekkendste moordsake in die land se geskiedenis in Afspraak met moord.

Breakfast dialogue: Africa First! author Jakkie Cilliers in conversation with Junior Ngulube at GIBS (20 Mar)

GIBS invites you to a dialogue on Africa’s future with Africa First! author Jakkie Cilliers and Junior Ngulube, vice chairman of Sanlam, Pan African Markets.

Wandile Sihlobo introduces his new book Finding Common Ground: Land, Equity and Agriculture

Pan Macmillan is thrilled to be publishing Wandile Sihlobo’s book Finding Common Ground in April 2020.

New book alert! From Ivory Towers to Ebony Towers: Transforming Humanities Curricula in South Africa, Africa and African-American Studies

From Ivory Towers to Ebony Towers: Transforming Humanities Curricula in South Africa, Africa and African-American Studies by Tella Oluwaseun and Shireen Motala is out from Jacana Media in March 2020.

Wed – 11th Mar 2020

Plague, Pox and Pandemics: A Jacana Pocket History of Epidemics in South Africa – a timely new book from Jacana Media

Plague, Pox and Pandemics: A Jacana Pocket History of Epidemics in South Africa by Howard Phillips will be published by Jacana Media in …

Join Jakkie Cilliers for a dialogue on Africa’s future at the launch of Africa First! at UJ (19 Mar)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of Africa First! Igniting a Growth Revolution by Jakkie Cilliers at the University of Johannesburg.