South Africa

Mon – 21st Sep 2020

So, for the Record: Behind the Headlines in an Era of State Capture by Anton Harber – a disquieting exposé and a celebration of brilliant investigative reporting

So, for the Record: Behind the Headlines in an Era of State Capture by Anton Harber is out in September from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Fri – 18th Sep 2020

Chanette Paul, Dina Botha en Sophia Kapp benoem vir die ATKV-Woordveertjies 2020

Drie LAPA-boeke is pas benoem vir die 2020 ATKV-Woordveertjies – Lira deur Chanette Paul, Halsoorkop verlief deur Dina Botha en Tweede kans op geluk deur Sophia Kapp.

Don’t miss this Jacana Conversation: Will Ramaphosa’s ANC and his leadership of South Africa survive? (23 Sep)

In his recent press briefing to the South African Editor’s Forum, President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted three key areas that need urgent government intervention to pull South Africa from the precipice of disaster: the Covid-19 pandemic, the South African economy and rampant corruption.

Thu – 17th Sep 2020

Gaan hierdie ’n duur les wees? Vind uit in Vita du Preez se jongste erotiese roman, Skoolgeld

Aanhangers van 50 Shades of Grey sal aanklank vind by Vita du Preez se jongste erotiese roman, Skoolgeld. Nou beskikbaar by Wenkbrou.

Jamie Oliver’s 7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week – new achievable, exciting and tasty recipes (Plus: Win a copy and a R1000 Yuppiechef voucher)

Completing the family of solution-based cookbooks, Jamie Oliver is back with 7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week – new achievable, exciting and tasty recipes.

New book alert! Joburg Noir – a new collection of short stories edited by Niq Mhlongo

Joburg Noir, a new collection of short stories edited by Niq Mhlongo, is out at the end of October 2020 from Jacana Media!

Wed – 16th Sep 2020

These are the stories of South Africa’s whistleblowers – preorder Mandy Wiener’s new book now

The Whistleblowers by Mandy Wiener is out on 25 September 2020 from Pan Macmillan!

The History of Man – the new novel by Sunday Times Literary Award-winner Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu!

The History of Man – the new novel by award-winning author Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu – is out in October 2020 from Penguin Random House SA.

Listen to an excerpt from Those Who Live In Cages, read by the author Terry-Ann Adams

Those Who Live In Cages by Terry-Ann Adams is out in a few days from Jacana Media!

Tue – 15th Sep 2020

Leer hoe om mense te beïnvloed en geld te maak in Word ’n influencer deur Elma Smit (Also in English: Become an Influencer)

Hoe word mens ’n influencer? Elma Smit gesels met Nadia Jaftha, Katinka die Kat, Bouwer Bosch en Rachel Kolisi en ander om uit te vind in Word ’n influencer. Also available in English as Become an Influencer.

Cover reveal! Bestselling author Sue Nyathi’s new novel A Family Affair will be out in October

A Family Affair, the new novel by bestselling author Sue Nyathi, will be out from Pan Macmillan in October 2020!  

Mon – 14th Sep 2020

Allan Gray Speaker Series: Justice Dikgang Moseneke (15 Sep)

Join Professor Hugh Corder of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business in conversation with Justice Dikgang Moseneke about his new book, All Rise.

Video: Hoe lyk ’n hartseer likkewaan? Four Corners-akteur Brendon Daniels lees voor uit Swart Swaan deur Wilken Calitz

Die bekroonde akteur Brendon Daniels het onlangs ’n uittreksel voorgelees uit Wilken Calitz se betowerende debuutroman, Swart Swaan. Kyk na die video.

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Moenie Vita du Preez in gesprek oor haar jongste erotiese roman Skoolgeld misloop nie! (17 Sep)

Graffiti Boeke en Wenkbrou nooi jou uit na die aanlynbekendstelling van Skoolgeld deur Vita du Preez.

Harris Dousemetzis awarded prestigious Fage and Oliver Prize for his book The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Harris Dousemetzis has been awarded the Fage and Oliver African Studies Association UK Prize for his extraordinary work The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas.

Fri – 11th Sep 2020

Podcast: ‘If you meet Cecilia in the street, you would like her a lot’: Jana Marx discusses her book The Krugersdorp Cult Killings

Jana Marx recently spoke on 702 about her book The Krugersdorp Cult Killings: Inside Cecilia Steyn’s Reign of Terror. Listen to the podcast.

Op die kortlys vir die Jan Rabie-Rapportprys vir nuwe prosa: Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Strafjaart deur Theo Kemp

Die wenner van die Jan Rabie-Rapportprys word op 19 September bekendgemaak. Lees solank ‘n uittreksel uit Strafjaart deur Theo Kemp, ‘n storie waar hoop en wanhoop ’n maalkolk kan raak.

[2020 kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse] Lees ’n uittreksel uit Robey Leibbrandt: ’n Lewe van fanatisme deur Albert Blake

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Robey Leibbrandt: ’n Lewe van fanatisme deur Albert Blake – benoem vir die 2020 kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse.

Don’t miss a Jacana Conversation on why food is the foundation of social justice (16 Sep)

South Africa’s agri-food business is perpetuating poverty, increasing inequality and has led to a broken food system.