South African Current Affairs

Thu – 19th Jan 2023

The people stood and fought, and fought and stood – Apartheid’s Stalingrad: How the Townships of the Eastern Cape Defied the Apartheid War Machine

In the townships of the Eastern Cape, where the state threw everything they had at the uprisings of the mid-and late 1980s, the people stood and fought, and fought and stood. Apartheid’s Stalingrad is the first account in remembering those who fought and the power of the people.

Don’t miss the launch of The Presidents: From Mandela to Ramaphosa, Leadership in the Age of Crisis by Richard Calland and Mabel Sithole at Love Books (6 Dec)

Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to the in-store launch of The Presidents: From Mandela to Ramaphosa, Leadership in the Age of Crisis by Richard Calland and Mabel Sithole.

Join Pieter du Toit for the launch of his new book The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few in Pretoria (24 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few by Pieter du Toit.

Tue – 8th Nov 2022

Don’t miss the launch of The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few by Pieter du Toit in Stellenbosch (17 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few by Pieter du Toit.

Fri – 4th Nov 2022

Join Pieter du Toit for the launch of his new book The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few in Cape Town (16 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few by Pieter du Toit.

Thu – 3rd Nov 2022

The Presidents: From Mandela to Ramaphosa, Leadership in the Age of Crisis – shining new light on the leaders entrusted with South Africa’s future

The Presidents: From Mandela to Ramaphosa, Leadership in the Age of Crisis by Richard Calland and Mabel Sithole is out now from Penguin Random House.

Wed – 2nd Nov 2022

The Unaccountables: The Powerful Politicians and Corporations who Profit from Impunity – an urgent and passionately argued call to action (Plus: Launch dates 2-9 Nov)

The Unaccountable The Powerful Politicians and Corporations who Profit from Impunity, edited by Michael Marchant, Mamello Mosiana, Ra’eesa Pather and Hennie van Vuuren, is out now from Jacana Media!

Tue – 1st Nov 2022

Don’t miss the launch of The ANC Billionaires by Pieter du Toit in Joburg (8 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to the launch of The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few by Pieter du Toit.

Mon – 31st Oct 2022

Lester Kiewit talks to author Pieter du Toit about his new book The ANC Billionaires in the new episode of Pagecast

In this week’s episode, CapeTalk Breakfast Show host Lester Kiewit is joined by top-selling author Pieter du Toit to chat about his latest book, The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few.

Wed – 5th Oct 2022

New book alert! The ANC Billionaires – Pieter du Toit examines ‘the party of government and patronage’

The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few by Pieter du Toit is out in October by Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

Tue – 27th Sep 2022

Are John Dube and Pixley ka Isaka Seme relevant to today’s ANC? Don’t miss a Jacana Media Conversation on the topic (27 Sep)

Join Heather Hughes, author of The First President: A Life of John L Dube, Founding President of the ANC, and Bongani Ngqulunga, author of The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley Ka Isaka Seme, discuss to what extent Hughes’s work on Dube remains relevant since its first publication.

Fri – 23rd Sep 2022

‘It doesn’t get bigger than Naspers and the billions Koos Bekker made from it’ – TJ Strydom

There is plenty to learn from South Africa’s most interesting entrepreneur, says TJ Strydom, financial journalist, game-show enthusiast and author of Koos Bekker’s Billions.

Tue – 13th Sep 2022

Lees nou ’n uittreksel uit Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse – onlangs benoem vir ’n ATKV-Woordveertjie en ’n kykNET-Rapportprys!

Gaan Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse vandeesmaand met ’n Woordveertjie en ’n kykNET-Rapportprys wegstap? Hou die spasie dop. Intussen, lees gerus ’n uittreksel!

Thu – 1st Sep 2022

New book alert! Dear Comrade President: Oliver Tambo and the Foundations of South Africa’s Constitution by André Odendaal

Dear Comrade President: Oliver Tambo and the Foundations of South Africa’s Constitution by André Odendaal is out now from Penguin Random House!

Fri – 26th Aug 2022

How did Koos Bekker amass his fortune? Find out at the launch of Koos Bekker’s Billions by TJ Strydom (29 Aug-1 Sep)

Koos Bekker’s Billions by TJ Strydom is out now from Penguin Random House SA! Scroll down for all the book launch details. 

Tue – 16th Aug 2022

Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse benoem vir die kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse 2022!

Aandag! Fortuine: Die wel en wee van Afrikaner-magnate deur Ebbe Dommisse is pas benoem vir die kykNET-Rapportprys: Niefiksie!

Wed – 20th Jul 2022

External Mission: The ANC In Exile 1960-1990 by the late Stephen Ellis – the key to understanding South Africa today

External Mission: The ANC In Exile 1960-1990 by the late Stephen Ellis is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 19th Jul 2022

My Father, My Monster by McIntosh Polela to be republished by Jacana Media

McIntosh is back! 11 years since its release, this South African bestseller is being republished.

Thu – 14th Jul 2022

Mandela: Saint or Sell-out? Don’t miss a Jacana Media Don’t Shut Up conversation on correcting the Mandela myth (18 Jul)

Many are familiar with two versions of Nelson Mandela. Both versions render the man a myth, requiring that he is either venerated as single-handedly achieving democracy or demonised for the shortcomings of that very same democracy.

Fri – 8th Jul 2022

‘Skerp en toeganklik’: Jan-Jan Joubert resenseer Terreur en Bevryding deur Leopold Scholtz

Min mense kan by Leopold Scholtz kers vashou, meen Jan-Jan Joubert. Lees sy resensie oor Terreur en Bevryding.