South African Current Affairs

Fri – 26th Feb 2021

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Future Tense by Tony Leon, in conversation with Waldimar Pelser (8 Mar)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Future Tense by Tony Leon.

Thu – 25th Feb 2021

New book alert! Future Tense by Tony Leon – ‘The hope for a better country remains an improbable, but not an impossible, dream’

Future Tense: Reflections on my Troubled Land by Tony Leon is out in March from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Slabbert by Albert Grundlingh, in conversation with Tony Leon (17 Feb)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List for the launch of Slabbert: Man on a Mission by Albert Grundlingh.

New book alert! The Battle of Bangui: The Inside Story of South Africa’s Worst Military Scandal Since Apartheid

The Battle of Bangui: The Inside Story of South Africa’s Worst Military Scandal Since Apartheid by Warren Thompson, Stephan Hofstatter and James Oatway is out in February from Penguin Random House.

Mon – 8th Feb 2021

Don’t miss the launch of Brent Meersman’s new book Rattling the Cage: Reflections on Democratic South Africa (16 Feb)

The Cape Town Press Club and Pan Macmillan present the launch of Rattling the Cage: Reflections on Democratic South Africa by Brent Meersman.

Wed – 3rd Feb 2021

Jonathan Ball Publishing Director Jeremy Boraine talks about publishing Slabbert: Man on a Mission – a book that is particularly special to him

Slabbert: Man on a Mission by Albert Grundlingh is out in February from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 2nd Feb 2021

Pan Macmillan SA shines on 2021 Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Awards longlists

Pan Macmillan SA is thrilled to see the following books longlisted for the 2021 Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Awards.

New book alert! Rattling the Cage: Reflections On Democratic South Africa by Brent Meersman

Rattling the Cage: Reflections On Democratic South Africa by Brent Meersman is out in January from Pan Macmillan SA!

‘Emosioneel was die Afrikaanse boek bitter moeilik’: Deon Wiggett oor ’n Enkele verhaal, die Afrikaanse weergawe van My Only Story

Deon Wiggett gesels oor sy boek, ’n Enkele verhaal: ‘As jy dink jy ken die storie van die podcast af, you don’t. Die podcast was ’n exposé; die boek is meer ’n investigative Bildungsmemoir.’

#BlackLivesMatter: Race and Racism in Science – Watch a Jacana Conversation featuring Dr Dipuo Winnie Kgotleng, Silindokuhle Mavuso and Christa Kuljian

If you missed any of Jacana’s Don’t Shut Up Conversations from last year, here’s your chance to catch up!

Wed – 13th Jan 2021

Find out more about the approaching fourth industrial revolution in South Africa with Professor Tshilidzi Marwala

Professor Tshilidzi Marwala discussed his latest book, Closing the Gap: The Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa, in a Daily Maverick webinar in November. 

Tue – 22nd Dec 2020

New by David Bristow! Big Pharma, Dirty Lies, Busy Bees and Eco Activists: 20 Environmental Stories from South Africa

Big Pharma, Dirty Lies, Busy Bees and Eco Activists – the exciting third book in David Bristow’s Stories from the Veld series – covers everything environmental in South Africa that you always wanted to know about.

Mon – 14th Dec 2020

Watch now! Daily Maverick webinar with The Unlikely Mr Rogue, Ivan Pillay, and author Evelyn Groenink

Video: In a Daily Maverick webinar on Wednesday, 9 December, Ivan Pillay and Evelyn Groenink, a journalist and his partner of 30 years, spoke to Ferial Haffajee about how the SARS ‘rogue unit’ accusations have affected their lives.

Fri – 11th Dec 2020

Pan Macmillan SA Holiday Gift Guide: Step into 2021 on the right foot with 8 local non-fiction titles

Are you looking to end the year with an inspiring non-fiction book or two to shift your thinking, gain new insights or step into 2021 on the right foot?

Mon – 7th Dec 2020

Video: Moet ons waai? Drie politieke kenners debateer die groot vraag op Die Groot Ontbyt

‘Moet ons waai?’ Dit was onlangs die groot vraag op Die Groot Ontbyt met Johrné van Huyssteen. Drie politieke kenners wat elkeen bygedra het tot Moet ons waai deur Alet Law het die kwessie van emigrasie bespreek.

Wed – 2nd Dec 2020

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Pitch Battles: Sport, Racism and Resistance by Peter Hain and André Odendaal (8 Dec)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List for the launch of Peter Hain and André Odendaal’s new book Pitch Battles: Sport, Racism and Resistance.

[Watch] Dewald van Rensburg discusses his compelling new book VBS: A Dream Defrauded

Dewald van Rensburg chatted to Polity SA recently about his book VBS: A Dream Defrauded.

Mon – 23rd Nov 2020

Don’t Shut Up Jacana Conversation: The Unlikely Mr Rogue book launch (26 Nov)

Join Jacana Media for the launch of The Unlikely Mr Rogue: A Life with Ivan Pillay by Evelyn Groenink.

Fri – 13th Nov 2020

‘In Johannesburg is die kwarantyn nooit gelig nie’ – Lees ’n boeiende uittreksel uit Toekomsmens deur Isa Konrad

Lank nadat die res van die wêreld die resessie ná Covid-19 oorkom het, moes die volk opstaan en hul stede herbou. In Johannesburg is die kwarantyn nooit gelig nie. Lees ’n uittreksel uit Toekomsmens deur Isa Konrad.

New book alert! Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park by Jacob Dlamini

Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park by Jacob Dlamini is out now from Jacana Media!