South Africa

Fri – 4th Oct 2019

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Phumlani Pikoli’s debut novel Born Freeloaders – hot off the press!

Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine and Born Freeloaders, the highly anticipated first novel from Phumlani Pikoli.

Thu – 3rd Oct 2019

A guide for how to live your best life – You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich by Mapalo Makhu

You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich by Mapalo Makhu – if you’re a millennial who’s trying to figure out how money works, this book is for you.

Find out how you can build your business into an asset of value at the launch of Sweat Scale $ell by Pavlo Phitidis (30 Oct)

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Sweat Scale $ell by business growth expert Pavlo Phitidis.

Rémy Ngamije chats about the inspiration for his debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One

Rémy Ngamije chatted to the University of Cape Town’s Development and Alumni Department about his recently published debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One.

Read Coconut Kelz’s hilarious guide to the top 3 South African political parties and their leaders

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from Coconut Kelz’s Guide to Surviving This Shithole!

Wed – 2nd Oct 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Marguerite Poland’s new novel A Sin of Omission in Durban (10 Oct)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the Durban launch of A Sin of Omission by Marguerite Poland.

Listen to Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh’s interview with Mohale Mashigo about her book of short stories Intruders

Mohale Mashigo joined the Radio 702 Literature Corner recently to talk about her latest book, Intruders.

Exhibition opening – Daylin Paul’s Broken Land (winner of the Ernest Cole Award) at Wits Art Museum (8 Oct)

Don’t miss the opening of Daylin Paul’s Broken Land at the Wits Art Museum, showing until Sunday 27 October.

Find out more about 80-year-old Julia Albu’s drive from Cape to Cairo at the Cape Town launch of My African Conquest

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of My African Conquest: Cape to Cairo by Julia Albu.

Tue – 1st Oct 2019

Join Nolitha Fakude, in conversation with Onkgopotse JJ Tabane, for the launch of her memoir Boardroom Dancing (16 Oct)

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Boardroom Dancing, the memoir of corporate activist Nolitha Fakude.

Find out more about Broken Land, the new book of photography by Daylin Paul, winner of the Ernest Cole Award

Showing not telling – Broken Land by Daylin Paul is out now from Jacana Media.

The Burning Land – BBC news presenter George Alagiah writes novel based in Johannesburg

The Burning Land – the exhilarating debut political thriller from BBC broadcaster George Alagiah – is out now from Penguin Random House.

Mon – 30th Sep 2019

Cover reveal! Born Freeloaders, the debut novel from Phumlani Pikoli

Pan Macmillan South Africa has revealed the cover for Phumlani Pikoli’s debut novel Born Freeloaders!

Our Blood is Green – The Springboks answer questions about politics, pressure and the coaches who didn’t know what they were doing!

If, as a Springbok rugby fan, you have always wondered what goes on behind the scenes – in the dressing room, at practice, in team talks and on tour – Our Blood is Green: The Springboks in Their Own Words will provide the answer to those questions, and many, many more. 

[Watch] An in-depth interview with author Mphuthumi Ntabeni on his historical novel The Broken River Tent

Mphuthumi Ntabeni chatted to social worker and writer John GI Clarke about his debut novel The Broken River Tent.

Fri – 27th Sep 2019

Join Shirley Gunn and Shanil Haricharan with Charles Nqakula for the launch of Voices from the Underground at Love Books (1 Oct)

Join Penguin Random House at Love Books in Joburg for the launch of Voices from the Underground: Eighteen Life Stories from Umkhonto we Sizwe’s Ashley Kriel Detachment.

Thu – 26th Sep 2019

Letshego Zulu chats about her tragic and inspiring memoir I Choose To Live: Life After Losing Gugu

Letshego Zulu chatted to Polity SA recently about her new book, I Choose to Live: Life After Losing Gugu.

Watch the trailer for the award-winning film adaptation of Elsa Joubert’s celebrated novel The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena

Poppie Nongena, the movie based on the celebrated novel The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena by Elsa Joubert, will be in cinemas on 31 January 2020.

Wed – 25th Sep 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes: Searching for 20 Amazing Places in South Africa (2 Oct)

Jacana Media, Amanda Martin and Steve Dewsberry invite you to the launch of Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes: Searching for 20 Amazing Places in South Africa.

Save the date for a conversation with Melinda Gates in South Africa!

Pan Macmillan South Africa and The Nelson Mandela Foundation are pleased to announce that Melinda Gates – philanthropist, businesswoman and author of the bestselling book The Moment of Lift – is coming to South Africa!