South African Current Affairs

Mon – 22nd Jul 2019

All the book launch details for The Stellenbosch Mafia by Pieter du Toit – in Cape Town, Joburg and Pretoria

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaire’s Club by Pieter du Toit. 

Wed – 17th Jul 2019

Watch Quintus Potgieter’s in-depth book review of The A to Z of South African Politics

Quintus Potgieter reviews The A to Z of South African Politics: People, Parties and Players on his digital talk show – The Quintessential Show.

Mon – 15th Jul 2019

The Stellenbosch Mafia – all male, all Afrikaans, and all stinking rich – what influence does this billionaire’s club exert on South Africa?

The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaire’s Club by Pieter du Toit is out in July 2019 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 10th Jul 2019

Watch the book trailer for No Neutral Ground: Finding Jesus in a Cape Town Ghetto by Pete Portal, shot on location in the Cape Flats

No Neutral Ground is the gripping account of Pete Portal’s move from London to Manenberg, of addicts and gangsters meeting Jesus and being transformed and all the heartbreak and failure along the way.

Tue – 9th Jul 2019

Is there hope after state capture? Find out in After Dawn by former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas

From the pen of the former deputy finance minister of South Africa, Mcebisi Jonas, comes After Dawn: Hope After State Capture.

Celebrate Black Girls in Literature and Women’s Month with BlackBird Books and Bridge Books in Joburg (10 August)

BlackBird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media, invites you to a Black Girls in Literature event at Bridge Books in Johannesburg – in celebration of Women’s Month!

Mon – 8th Jul 2019

2019 South African Book Fair – find out more about the authors and events!

The 2019 South African Book Fair will take place from 6–8 September at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

Thu – 4th Jul 2019

Footnotes, July 2019: 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 over the last month. Browse and enjoy!

Mon – 1st Jul 2019

Read an excerpt from The Enforcers, revealing a brazen plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela at his inauguration

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley. The Enforcers will …

Thu – 27th Jun 2019

Don’t miss the launch of The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley at The Book Lounge (11 July)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to launch of The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley.

Tue – 25th Jun 2019

Why do women kill? Join Tanya Farber and Marianne Thamm at the launch of Blood on Her Hands in Cape Town to find out (10 July)

Don’t miss the launch of Blood on Her Hands: South Africa’s Most Notorious Female Killers by Tanya Farber in Cape Town.

Mon – 24th Jun 2019

Blood on Her Hands by Tanya Farber: A look into the minds of South Africa’s most notorious female killers

From award-winning journalist Tanya Farber comes an in-depth look into the lives, minds and motivations of women killers in Blood on Her Hands: South Africa’s Most Notorious Female Killers.

Fri – 21st Jun 2019

No Neutral Ground: Finding Jesus in a Cape Town Ghetto – the gripping account of Pete Portal’s move from London to Manenberg

No Neutral Ground is the gripping account of Pete Portal’s move from London to Manenberg, of addicts and gangsters meeting Jesus and being transformed.

Tue – 18th Jun 2019

Join Luke Alfred at Kelvin Grove Club for a lunch and book discussion of Vuvuzela Dawn: 25 Sports Stories that Shaped a New Nation

Join Kelvin Grove Club and Pan Macmillan for a club lunch with sports journalist Luke Alfred.

Fri – 14th Jun 2019

Join Lawfare authors Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis for a Kelvin Grove Club Breakfast in Cape Town (19 June)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and Kelvin Grove Club for breakfast with Lawfare authors Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis.

2019 Media24 Books Prizes winners announced – Niq Mhlongo awarded Herman Charles Bosman Prize

Financial Mail editor Rob Rose, novelist and short story writer Niq Mhlongo, poet Gabeba Baderoon and octagenarian debut author Andries Buys are among the recipients of the 2019 Media24 Books Literary Prizes awarded in Cape Town last night (Thursday, 13 June 2019).

Thu – 13th Jun 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Lawfare, the timely and important new book by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis, in Cape Town (18 June)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Lawfare by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davies.

Wed – 12th Jun 2019

New book alert! The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley

The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley is out in June 2019 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 11th Jun 2019

Don’t miss a #FeesMustFall panel discussion with Adam Habib, Wandile Ngcaweni and Sarah Mokwebo at the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Adam Habib, Wandile Ngcaweni and Sarah Mokwebo will take part in a panel discussion entitled ‘Narratives of Change: Reflecting on Movements in South Africa’.

Fri – 7th Jun 2019

Meet the troublemakers at the Pretoria launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies (13 June)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies by Bradley D Steyn and Mark Fine.