South African Current Affairs

Tue – 17th Sep 2019

Is 2019’s election the most important since the advent of democracy in 1994? Find out in the new book Election 2019

Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy, edited by Collette Schulz-Herzenberg and Roger Southall, is out now from Jacana Media.

Join Albie Sachs, in conversation with Shirley Gunn and Shanil Haricharan, for the Cape Town launch of Voices from the Underground (26 Sep)

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

Don’t miss The Warehouse Book Sale this Heritage Day in Cape Town

The Warehouse Book Sale is held in Cape Town on public holidays through the year and has the largest selection of books for sale at the best prices.

Thu – 12th Sep 2019

Cover reveal! New Ministry of Crime paperback released, after 10,000 copies sold

After more than 10,000 copies sold, demand for Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored by Mandy Wiener is still going strong!

Tue – 10th Sep 2019

The bestselling books in South Africa – August 2019

This list represents the bestselling books in South Africa from the previous four weeks to 31 July 2019, and combines fiction and …

Join Gaongalelwe Tiro for a book discussion of Parcel of Death: The Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro at Wits

Pan Macmillan and the History Workshop invite you to the launch of Parcel of Death: The Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro by Gaongalelwe Tiro.

Sun – 1st Sep 2019

Don’t miss the launch of One Day in Bethlehem by Jonny Steinberg at Love Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of One Day in Bethlehem by Jonny Steinberg.

New book alert! One Day In Bethlehem by award-winning author Jonny Steinberg

One Day In Bethlehem, the new book by Jonny Steinberg, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 27th Aug 2019

‘No fires were allowed. No lights. Two hours sleep, two hours on guard.’ – Read an extract from Angolsh: Scenes from an Army Camp

Read an extract from Angolsh: Scenes from an Army Camp by writer and film director Greg Latter. 

[Podcast] ‘You hear this thing that the boers killed your uncle … you do not really understand’ – Gaongalelwe Tiro talks about his new book Parcel of Death

Gaongalelwe Tiro recently spoke to David O’Sullivan on Kaya FM about his paternal uncle’s life story – Parcel of Death: The Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro.

Mon – 26th Aug 2019

[Podcast] ‘It’s not fashionable to deal with real issues’: Mcebisi Jonas discusses After Dawn: Hope After State Capture

The former Deputy Finance Minister of South Africa, Mcebisi Jonas, recently joined Bongani Bingwa on Talk Radio 702 to talk about his new book, After Dawn: Hope After State Capture.

Voices from the Underground – 18 members of Umkhonto we Sizwe’s Ashley Kriel Detachment tell their stories for the first time

Voices from the Underground: Eighteen Life Stories from Umkhonto we Sizwe’s Ashley Kriel Detachment, edited by Shirley Gunn and Shanil Haricharan is out now from Penguin Random House SA.

Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu? – a thought-provoking and moving anthology edited by Niq Mhlongo

Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu?, edited by Niq Mhlongo, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Wed – 21st Aug 2019

‘The problems are structural, they are not individual’ – Mcebisi Jonas discusses his book After Dawn: Hope After State Capture

In October 2015, the Gupta brothers offered Jonas the position of Minister of Finance in exchange for R600-million. Then the Deputy Finance Minister, Jonas turned down the bribe and a period of deep introspection followed for him.

Mon – 19th Aug 2019

There’s nothing gung-ho in the pages of Angolsh – only stubborn dirt, stifling heat, tough guys and tortured souls

From the pen of award-winning writer and film director Greg Latter comes a war memoir like no other – Angolsh: Scenes from an Army Camp.

Thu – 15th Aug 2019

How to make your home more environmentally friendly – Read an excerpt from South Africa’s Guide to Climate Change by Sipho Kings and Sarah Wild

What should we be doing to reduce our carbon footprint? Read an extract from South Africa’s Guide to Climate Change for ideas on how you can make changes at home.

Siya Kolisi: Against All Odds – the remarkable story of the first black South African to captain a Springbok rugby team

Siya Kolisi: Against All Odds by Jeremy Daniel is out in September 2019 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 14th Aug 2019

Why do South Africans find crime fiction so fascinating? Listen to author Amy Heydenrych share a deeply personal story

Shame on You author Amy Heydenrych speaks out about a personal experience that shaped her writing.

Tue – 13th Aug 2019

Andrew Pike captures the greatest maritime rescue in South African history in Against All Odds: The Epic Story of the Oceanos Rescue

In Against All Odds, maritime lawyer Andrew Pike recreates the compelling drama and extraordinary heroism of the greatest maritime rescue in South African history.