South African Current Affairs

Mon – 17th Feb 2020

Why has Asia developed while Africa lagged? Find out in The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia

The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia by Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hailemariam Desalegn and Emily van der Merwe is out in March from Pan Macmillan SA.

Wed – 12th Feb 2020

Was Cuito Cuanavale ever really an objective of the SADF? Leopold Scholtz tackles this question by examining recently declassified documents

The SADF and Cuito Cuanavale: A Tactical and Strategic Analysis by Leopold Scholtz is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 3rd Feb 2020

‘Hul pa was die ja en amen. Jy moes alles glo en kon nie vir jouself dink nie’: Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Huis van gruwels

Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Huis van gruwels: My 16 jaar in die Springs hel soos vertel aan joernalis Susan Cilliers

Thu – 30th Jan 2020

[Watch] Anneleigh Jacobsen explains how her new thriller Corporation Games came about

Corporation Games by Anneleigh Jacobsen is a fictional corporate thriller based on a number of real-life financial scandals that have rocked South Africa.

Wed – 29th Jan 2020

Attention Mahikeng! Join Gaongalelwe Tiro at the Maftown Book Club to discuss his book Parcel of Death: The Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro (30 Jan)

The Maftown Book Club session for the month of January will focus on Gaongalelwe Tiro’s book Parcel of Death: The Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro.

Mon – 27th Jan 2020

Don’t miss Ronnie Kasrils’s Wits History Workshop seminar on his new memoir Catching Tadpoles (12 Feb)

Join Jacana Media and the Wits History Workshop for a seminar by Ronnie Kasrils about his latest memoir Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel.

Join Hassen Ebrahim for the launch of his memoir Marabastad to Mogadishu: The Journey of an ANC Soldier at Love Books (29 Jan)

Jacana Media and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation invite you to the launch of Marabastad to Mogadishu: The Journey of an ANC Soldier by Hassen Ebrahim.

‘Wit, rebellion and sizzling sex’ – Ronnie Kasrils chats to Sue Grant-Marshall about his memoir, Catching Tadpoles

Ronnie Kasrils chatted to Sue Grant-Marshall on Radio Today’s Reading Matters about his extraordinary coming-of-age memoir, Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel.

Thu – 19th Dec 2019

‘You must buy it – gift it to yourself, or put it in a Christmas stocking’ – Eusebius McKaiser chats to Ronnie Kasrils about his new memoir Catching Tadpoles

Last month, Ronnie Kasrils visited Eusebius McKaiser in the 702 studio to chat about his latest memoir, Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel.

UCT Under Apartheid: From Onset to Sit-in, 1948–1968 by Howard Phillips – a pioneering and definitive history of the period

UCT Under Apartheid: From Onset to Sit-in, 1948–1968 by Howard Phillips is out now from Jacana Media.

Wed – 11th Dec 2019

Remembering Ben Turok

Hambe kahle, Ben Turok, stalwart and critic, gentleman and fighter, author and commentator of and on radical texts.

Tue – 10th Dec 2019

Join Grant Fowlds for the launch of Saving the Last Rhinos at Exclusive Books V&A Waterfront in Cape Town (10 Dec)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Saving the Last Rhinos: The Life of a Frontline Conservationist by Grant Fowlds and Graham Spence.

Sun – 1st Dec 2019

LAPA ondersteun 16 Dae van Aktivisme Teen Geweld Teen Vroue en Kinders

Vanaf 25 November tot 10 Desember wil LAPA Uitgewers bewustheid skep vir geweld teen vroue en kinders.

Fri – 29th Nov 2019

‘I am Ndileka Mandela, the first of the first of the first, and this is my story.’

Social activist Ndileka Mandela chatted to Polity SA about her new memoir I Am Ndileka: More Than My Surname.

Thu – 28th Nov 2019

‘From Marabastad to Mogadishu chronicles an all-too-familiar story of those unsung cadres from the Struggle we’ve forgotten to honour for their sacrifices’

From Marabastad to Mogadishu: The Journey of an ANC Soldier by Hassen Ebrahim is out from Jacana Media on 6 December 2019.

Wed – 27th Nov 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Ronnie Kasrils’s new memoir Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel at Love Books (3 Dec)

Jacana Media and Love Books invite you to the launch of Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel, an extraordinary coming-of-age memoir from Ronnie Kasrils.

Mon – 25th Nov 2019

New book alert! The Murder of Ahmed Timol: My Search for the Truth by Imtiaz A Cajee

The Murder of Ahmed Timol: My Search for the Truth by Imtiaz A Cajee will be out in March 2020 from Jacana Media.

Fri – 22nd Nov 2019

Join Hassen Ebrahim for the launch of From Marabastad to Mogadishu in Pretoria, with Pravin Gordhan and Shannon Ebrahim (8 Dec)

Jacana Media and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation invite you to the launch of Marabastad to Mogadishu: The Journey of an ANC Soldier by Hassen Ebrahim.

Wed – 20th Nov 2019

New book alert! From Marabastad to Mogadishu: The Journey of an ANC Soldier by Hassen Ebrahim

From Marabastad to Mogadishu: The Journey of an ANC Soldier by Hassen Ebrahim is out from Jacana Media on 6 December 2019!

Tue – 19th Nov 2019

‘Here’s the boykie before he becomes a Bolshevik’ – Praise for Catching Tadpoles, the extraordinary coming-of-age memoir by Ronnie Kasrils

Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel, Ronnie Kasrils’s new memoir, reflects on the compelling questions that turned a white youngster from a modest background into a lifelong revolutionary.