South Africa

Fri – 21st Jun 2024

Don’t miss Robin Sharma live in Cape Town! (2 Jul)

Bestselling author and top leadership expert Robin Sharma will be in Cape Town for an exclusive event to launch his new book, The Wealth Money Can’t Buy: The 8 Hidden Habits to Live Your Richest Life.

Thu – 20th Jun 2024

New edition! Commando: A Boer Journal of the Anglo-Boer War by Deneys Reitz – the literary masterpiece that transcends time

Jonathan Ball Publishers presents the definitive account of Commando: A Boer Journal of the Anglo-Boer War, published as Deneys Reitz first wrote it in the English translation; edited and annotated by historian and Anglo-Boer War expert Professor Fransjohan Pretorius.

Join James-Brent Styan at The Book Lounge for the launch of his new book The Dirty Secrets of The Rich and Powerful (27 Jun)

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Dirty Secrets of The Rich and Powerful by James-Brent Styan.

Jacana Literary Foundation reveals standout manuscripts from the third edition of From Pitch to Publication

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) has announced the standout manuscripts from the third season of From Pitch to Publication, an initiative aimed at providing a platform for emerging writers to showcase their work to industry professionals.

Wed – 19th Jun 2024

‘Many people forget that I am separate from Tannie Maria’ – an interview with Sally Andrew on her brand-new cookbook

Sally Andrew, creator of the bestselling Tannie Maria series, has published a cookbook with Penguin Random House!

Tue – 18th Jun 2024

Don’t miss the launch of Richard Steyn’s remarkable new book Rhodes and His Banker at Love Books (2 Jul)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Rhodes and His Banker: Empire, Wealth and the Coming of Union by Richard Steyn. 

Thu – 13th Jun 2024

Rhodes and His Banker by Richard Steyn – the story of a remarkable friendship

Rhodes and His Banker: Empire, Wealth and the Coming of Union by Richard Steyn is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 10th Jun 2024

Five minutes with Sven Axelrad on his new novel God’s Pocket

Sven Axelrad is seldom seen without his dog. His dog and a pen and piece of paper. How else will he be able to write down what is happening in the town of Vivo?

‘A magnificent achievement’ – Find out more about Morafe: Person, Family and Nation in Colonial Bechuanaland by Khumisho Moguerane

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce the release of Morafe: Person, Family and Nation in Colonial Bechuanaland, 1880s-1950s by Khumisho Moguerane.

Fri – 7th Jun 2024

Don’t miss the launch of the long-awaited new edition of Newman’s Birds by Colour at the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay (15 Jun)

Struik Nature and the Kogelberg branch of the Botanical Society of South Africa invite you to the launch of Newman’s Birds by Colour.

Join Beverley Roos-Muller for the launch of her new book Hunting the Seven: How the Gugulethu Seven Assassins Were Exposed at The Book Lounge (13 June)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Hunting the Seven: How the Gugulethu Seven Assassins Were Exposed by Beverley Roos-Muller.

Mon – 3rd Jun 2024

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of The Wolf Hunt, the new novel by Justin Fox (6 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Wolf Hunt by Justin Fox.

Don’t miss a Homebru Cocktail Evening in honour of Positively Me by Nozibele Mayaba

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books to celebrate the best of local with great books, cocktails and snacks at the launch of Positively Me by Nozibele Mayaba!

Read an excerpt from Spoilt Ballots – the definitive history of elections in South Africa

As South Africans head to the polls this week, Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Spoilt Ballots: The Elections that Shaped South Africa, from Shaka to Cyril by Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall.

Fri – 24th May 2024

Don’t miss the launch of the long-awaited new edition of the much-loved guide, Newman’s Birds by Colour

Struik Nature and Exclusive Books Sandton City invite you to the launch of Newman’s Birds by Colour.

[Listen] The new episode of Pagecast is out now! Find out more about Hunting the Seven: How the Gugulethu Seven Assassins Were Exposed

This week on Pagecast, the podcast by Jonathan Ball Publishers, the remarkable Beverley Roos-Muller chats about her new book Hunting the Seven: How the Gugulethu Seven Assassins Were Exposed.

Thu – 23rd May 2024

Don’t miss the launch of Sven Axelrad’s new novel God’s Pocket at Love Books (28 May)

Penguin Random House SA and Love Books invite you to the launch of God’s Pocket by Sven Axelrad.

Join Justin Fox in conversation with Jenny Crwys-Williams for the launch of his latest novel The Wolf Hunt (30 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of The Wolf Hunt by Justin Fox.

Fri – 17th May 2024

Join Roy Havemann in Cape Town for the launch of How To Fix (Unf*ck) A Country: 6 Things To Reboot South Africa (21 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of How To Fix (Unf*ck) A Country: 6 Things To Reboot South Africa by Roy Havemann.

‘South Africa’s murder rate has again broken records’ – Karl Kemp expounds on his new book Why We Kill: Mob Justice and the New Vigilantism in South Africa

‘If you’ve ever wondered why South Africa is such a violent place, why we seem so obsessed with violence, and how we seemingly live surrounded by the potential for violence at all times, you should read this book.’