South African Current Affairs

Thu – 17th Jan 2019

Class Action: In Search of a Larger Life – Charles Abrahams’s remarkable journey of resistance and healing

Class Action depicts a remarkable journey of resistance and healing in reaction to institutionalised greed and racism and the harm it has done to our identities, our relationships and the people of our country.

Mon – 7th Jan 2019

‘The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory is very similar to that of apartheid South Africa’ – John Dugard discusses his book Confronting Apartheid

John Dugard discusses his book Confronting Apartheid: A Personal History of South Africa, Namibia and Palestine with Polity SA.

Fri – 21st Dec 2018

Read ‘Christmas 1965’, an excerpt from Imprisoned: The Experience of a Prisoner Under Apartheid

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Imprisoned: The Experience of a Prisoner Under Apartheid by Sylvia Neame.

Tue – 18th Dec 2018

South Africa remains the most unequal country in the world – Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis

Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis, edited by Michael Nassen Smith, is out now from Jacana Media.

Mon – 10th Dec 2018

Madam and Eve: The Guptas Ate My Homework is now available at leading bookstores!

Madam & Eve: The Guptas Ate My Homework is out now from Jacana Media.

Fri – 23rd Nov 2018

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of Southern African Muckraking, edited by Anton Harber (26 Nov)

Jacana Media and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Southern African Muckraking: 150 Years Of Investigative Journalism Which Has Shaped The Region, edited by Anton Harber.

Does Winnie Mandela have ‘blood on her hands’? ‘Yes and no.’ – Sisonke Msimang discusses her new book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

‘To ask that question of Winnie Mandela as though she were the only person engaged in the Struggle is to somehow exceptionalise her in ways that seem misogynistic, and that are self-serving and revisionist in their essence.’

Thu – 22nd Nov 2018

‘I stopped hating on the Rainbow Nation narrative’ – Rekgotsofetse Chikane explains why it’s the perfect metaphor for South Africa

Rekgotsofetse Chikane chatted to David O’Sullivan on Kaya FM about his new book Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation.

This book does not condemn Winnie Mandela, nor does it seek to exonerate her: Sisonke Msimang on why she wrote The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

Sisonke Msimang has shared a video in which she talks about why she decided to write her new book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela.

‘Probably one of the most important books published this year’ – Eusebius McKaiser on The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

Eusebius McKaiser chatted to Richard Pithouse about The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas calling it ‘probably one of the most important books published this year in our country’.

Mon – 19th Nov 2018

Scent of Fear by Tony Park – a novel from the front lines of the war on poaching

Tony Park’s new novel Scent of Fear releases in South Africa in December and draws on the real life war on poaching for inspiration.

Thu – 15th Nov 2018

Join The Cheeky Natives for a discussion of Sisonke Msimang’s new book The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela at Bridge Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bridge Books invite you to the launch of The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela by Sisonke Msimang.

Celebrating the rich and untold history of investigative journalism – Southern African Muckraking, edited by Anton Harber

Southern African Muckraking: 150 Years of Investigative Journalism which has Shaped the Region celebrates the rich and untold history of investigative journalism in southern Africa and the crucial role it has played in holding power to account over the last 150 years.

Wed – 7th Nov 2018

The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela by Sisonke Msimang – a razor-sharp examination of the legacy of one of our most controversial figures

Sisonke Msimang’s new book The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela is out in November from Jonathan Ball Publishers.  

Get your copy of Zapiro’s new book Let the Sunshine In signed in Joburg and Midrand!

When all around is crumbling, when fake news and zipped lips conceal the truth, Zapiro comes to the rescue. With the dissecting eye of a surgeon, the rapier-like point of his pen exposes flimflam and reveals with a single line what lies behind the action.

Mon – 5th Nov 2018

The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas by Harris Dousemetzis – a complete about turn on one of the apartheid government’s greatest cover-ups

The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas by Harris Dousemetzis is out now from Jacana Media.

Fri – 2nd Nov 2018

Wed – 31st Oct 2018

Bank Robber: My Time with Andre Stander by Allan Heyl – the last surviving member of the Stander Gang

The last surviving member of the so-called Stander Gang tells the true story behind South Africa’s most notorious bank robbers.

Bank Robber – My Time with André Stander by Allan Heyl is now available: http://bit.ly/2y21qAY

2018 City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award finalists announced

The five finalists for the prestigious City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award have been revealed! The biennial prize is awarded to a new …

‘If we don’t write about Fees Must Fall ourselves, someone else will’ – Rekgotsofetse Chikane chats about Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation

‘There was a professor at UCT who […] wrote the first Feel Must Fall book. It was a horrible depiction of the movement, completely misled, had no insight on what was happening inside the movement.’