South Africa

Tue – 22nd Dec 2020

Naomi Bütow deel 8 wenke vir entrepreneurs in Welvaartskeppers: Strategieë wat jou lewe kan verander deur Riaan Botha

Hoe behaal mens sukses in die sakewêreld? Mommy Mall South Africa se Naomi Bütow deel haar geheime en topwenke in Welvaartskeppers deur Riaan Botha. Lees ’n uittreksel.

New by David Bristow! Big Pharma, Dirty Lies, Busy Bees and Eco Activists: 20 Environmental Stories from South Africa

Big Pharma, Dirty Lies, Busy Bees and Eco Activists – the exciting third book in David Bristow’s Stories from the Veld series – covers everything environmental in South Africa that you always wanted to know about.

Mon – 21st Dec 2020

A compelling diary of a very bad year: 1986 by William Dicey – coming in January 2021

1986 was a pivotal year in South African history. It was the year of the vigilante, the year of the necklace – but also the year the talking began. Coming soon in 2021, 1986 by William Dicey.

Saving a Stranger’s Life by Anne Biccard – the true story of an emergency room doctor in Johannesburg facing off against Covid-19

Dr Anne Biccard writes of the camaraderie and dogged determination of health workers holding fast in the face of the Covid-19 nightmare as they battle, every day, to save a stranger’s life.

Fri – 18th Dec 2020

Saul Sithole dedicated 62 years of his life to the scientific world of birds and fossils: Read an extract from The Forgotten Scientist

Read an extract from The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole by Lorato Trok – the untold story of a pioneering black scientist who made a great contribution to the fields of anthropology and ornithology in South Africa.

Thu – 17th Dec 2020

Nagmerries word soms mooi drome … Lees ’n uittreksel uit Elsa Winckler se jongste roman, Om weer te droom

Om weer te droom deur Elsa Winckler vertel die verhaal van Lizet Vos en Stephen Breedt, twee mense wat geliefdes aan die dood moes afstaan en mekaar tydens ’n ontstuimige tyd in hul lewens ontmoet. Lees ’n uittreksel.

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Grensgeval deur Marita van der Vyver: ‘Daar is soveel wat sy nooit gehoor het nie … nie wou hoor nie’

Uittreksel: Marita van der Vyver se roman, Grensgeval, bekyk die Suid-Afrikaanse Grensoorlog (1966 tot 1989) van die kant van vriend én sogenoemde vyand.

Sea Change: Return To The Wild – a mind-change of a book, from the makers of My Octopus Teacher

From the makers of the hit documentary My Octopus Teacher comes a new book, Sea Change: Return To The Wild.

Tue – 15th Dec 2020

Lus vir koek? Bak dit self! Probeer Marlene Schoeman se resep vir Vanieljestroopkoek met roomkaasvulsel

Perfek vir baba se doop: probeer Marlene Schoeman se heerlike resep vir Vanieljestroopkoek met roomkaasvulsel uit Bak dit self: 50 feestelike koeke om baba te vier.

South African Advent-ure: Win a hamper of 7 local books from Penguin Random House SA

One lucky winner will receive a marvellous hamper of seven local books from Penguin Random House SA in Week Two of the South African Advent-ure competition!

Where will books take you this holiday season? (PLUS: Win a hamper of 8 books!)

From faraway places to back in time, books can transport you just about anywhere!

Mon – 14th Dec 2020

‘Dit is wat gebeur as jy die dood op jou vingerpunte dra’: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Stom gode deur Dibi Breytenbach

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Stom gode deur Dibi Breytenbach, die derde boek in haar Gode-reeks wat vra: Is daar ’n ontwerpersfout in die menslike psige?

Annelie Botes gesels met Deborah Steinmair oor Voetstoots: ‘Mens moet oplettend wees oor wat rondom jou gebeur’

Annelie Botes is nie iemand wat doekies omdraai nie. Soos sy self onlangs aan Deborah Steinmair gesê het, ‘ek is nie ’n vrou wie se oggend- en aandpraatjies verskil nie’. Lees die onderhoud:

Watch now! Daily Maverick webinar with The Unlikely Mr Rogue, Ivan Pillay, and author Evelyn Groenink

Video: In a Daily Maverick webinar on Wednesday, 9 December, Ivan Pillay and Evelyn Groenink, a journalist and his partner of 30 years, spoke to Ferial Haffajee about how the SARS ‘rogue unit’ accusations have affected their lives.

Sat – 12th Dec 2020

Footnotes, December 2020: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

Fri – 11th Dec 2020

In God: Is daar ’n ander antwoord? bied Dr Ben du Toit ’n woordeskat vir lesers wat soms worstel met teologiese vrae

In God: Is daar ’n ander antwoord? neem Ben du Toit die vraag oor God en die relevansie van godsdiens en geloof verder.

Kyk hoe lekker kuier Louis Jansen van Vuuren en Riana Scheepers by die virtuele bekendstelling van Amper Frans

Video: Louis Jansen van Vuuren het onlangs vanuit Château de la Creuzette in Frankryk met Riana Scheepers gesels oor sy memoir, Amper Frans.

Pan Macmillan SA Holiday Gift Guide: Step into 2021 on the right foot with 8 local non-fiction titles

Are you looking to end the year with an inspiring non-fiction book or two to shift your thinking, gain new insights or step into 2021 on the right foot?

Thu – 10th Dec 2020

The how-to-self-publish guide – a Jacana Masterclass (12 Dec)

Jacana Media brings you The How-to-Self-Publish Guide – a Masterclass for those looking to do it for themselves, but who are too nervous to ask how it works.

Tue – 8th Dec 2020

Uittreksel: Die ontdekking van ’n dooie baba in ’n skuur dreig om ’n jong vrou se lewe te verwoes in Die Belydenis deur Jodi Picoult

Het die agtienjarige Katie Fisher haar baba vermoor? Kan Ellie Hathaway, ’n ontnugterde advokaat, haar help om haar onskuld te bewys? Lees ’n uittreksel uit Die Belydenis deur Jodi Picoult.