South African Current Affairs

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.

Wed – 29th Jun 2022

Video: ‘DIE SAKP was een van die mees Kremlin-getroue kommunistiese partye ter wêreld’ – Dr Leopold Scholtz

‘Die ANC se narratief oor sy eie verlede is dat hy was volmaak […] maar die volle waarheid is baie meer genuanseerd as dit.’ Só sê Dr Leopold Scholtz in ’n onderhoud oor sy jongste boek, Terreur en bevryding.

Tue – 28th Jun 2022

The new episode of Pagecast is out now! Bulelani Ngcuka and Albie Sachs reconnect after more than 20 years

After several years of serving on opposing sides of the law, former National Prosecutor Bulelani Ngcuka and former Constitutional Court judge Albie Sachs reconnect and reflect on the new biography Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg.

Mon – 27th Jun 2022

Watch Bulelani Ngcuka in discussion with Barney Pityana at the launch of The Sting in the Tale

Bulelani Ngcuka was in discussion with Prof. Barney Pityana at the launch of Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale in Gqeberha recently.

Thu – 23rd Jun 2022

Don’t miss Bulelani Ngcuka in discussion with Barney Pityana at the launch of The Sting in the Tale in Gqeberha (24 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD) at Nelson Mandela University invite you to the launch of Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg.

Fri – 17th Jun 2022

Join Nick Dall and Matthew Blackman for the launch of Spoilt Ballots: The Elections that Shaped South Africa in Cape Town (22 Jun)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Spoilt Ballots: The Elections that Shaped South Africa, from Shaka to Cyril, by Nick Dall and Matthew Blackman.

Wed – 15th Jun 2022

‘I think about Eskom every day. Why don’t you?’

Recognising that Eskom poses a singular threat to South Africa is vital to our country’s future – it leads to the inevitable conclusion that the power utility simply can’t cut it anymore, says Kyle Cowan, investigative journalist at News24 and author of Sabotage: Eskom Under Siege.

Mon – 13th Jun 2022

Don’t miss Bulelani Ngcuka in discussion with Tembeka Ngcukaitobi at the launch of The Sting in the Tale at Book Circle Capital (30 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Book Circle Capital invite you to the launch of Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg.

Don’t miss the launch of Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg in East London (8 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bargain Books invite you to the launch of Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg.

Thu – 2nd Jun 2022

Don’t miss the launch of Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg in Cape Town (2 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg.