South African Current Affairs

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!

You are invited to a live broadcast featuring Rebone Tau, author of The Rise and Fall of the ANC Youth League (18 Nov)

Don’t miss Rebone Tau in conversation with Brent Meersman on her book The Rise and Fall of the ANC Youth League and the future role of the organisation.

Thu – 12th Nov 2020

[Listen] Enjoy this audiobook excerpt from These Are Not Gentle People by Andrew Harding

Land. Race. Murder. Betrayal. These Are Not Gentle People is the true story of a case that broke a South African town – by BBC Africa Correspondent Andrew Harding.

Tue – 10th Nov 2020

Exclusive live book launch webinar! Zapiro Annual 2020: Do the Macorona (10 Nov)

Hosted by the Daily Maverick’s Greg Nicolson and presented by Zapiro himself, don’t miss the exclusive launch of Do the Macorona, Zapiro’s 2020 annual.

Don’t miss the launch of My Only Story: The Hunt for a Serial Paedophile by Deon Wiggett at Exclusive Books Hyde Park (11 Nov)

Join Deon Wiggett at Exclusive Books Hyde Park for the launch of his book My Only Story: The Hunt for a Serial Paedophile.⁠

Fri – 6th Nov 2020

New book alert! Inside the Belly of the Beast: The REAL Bosasa Story by Angelo Agrizzi

Inside the Belly of the Beast: The REAL Bosasa Story by Angelo Agrizzi is out now from Truth Be Told Publishers.

Tue – 3rd Nov 2020

Don’t miss a Cape Town Press Club webinar with Mandy Wiener on whistleblowing (4 Nov)

Pan Macmillan South Africa and Cape Town Press Club invite you to a live broadcast with Mandy Wiener.

Fri – 30th Oct 2020

Help! My Child is Atypical by Christien Neser – a practical guide for parents with 30 gripping case studies of determination and hope

In Help! My Child is Atypical by Christien Neser, a team of experts answer questions that parents struggle with daily about rising a healthy, happy child.

Wed – 28th Oct 2020

New book alert! Rehana Rossouw’s Predator Politics: Mabuza, Fred Daniel and the Great Land Scam

Predator Politics: Mabuza, Fred Daniel and the Great Land Scam, the new book from Rehana Rossouw, is out now from Jacana Media!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever by Richard Steyn (3 Nov)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers, Love Books and The Reading List for the launch of Richard Steyn’s new book Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever.

Tue – 27th Oct 2020

The Asian Aspiration – Can Africa become the next Asia?

Narrated by Bobi Wine, and featuring contributions from former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo and former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn, The Asian Aspiration is a short documentary which asks a simple question: can Africa be the next Asia?

Mon – 26th Oct 2020

Moenie die bekendstelling van ’n Enkele verhaal: Die jag op ’n reeksverkragter deur Deon Wiggett misloop nie (29 Okt)

Penguin Random House SA en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou uit na die aanlynbekendstelling van ’n Enkele verhaal deur Deon Wiggett. 

Thu – 22nd Oct 2020

Om te emigreer of nie? Bouwer Bosch, Nathan Trantraal en ander meningsvormers takel die vraag in Moet ons waai?

In Moet ons waai? takel meer as 20 van Suid-Afrika se voorste meningsvormers, insluitend Bouwer Bosch, Nathan Trantraal, Marita van der Vyver en Jonathan Jansen, die vraag – moet Suid-Afrikaners die land verlaat?

Wed – 21st Oct 2020

[Watch] A dialogue between former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and civil society

If you missed it, you can still watch former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke in a civil society dialogue about his new book, All Rise.

Tue – 20th Oct 2020

[Watch] Raymond Parsons discusses his new book Polity: Recession, Recovery and Reform: South Africa after Covid-19

Professor Raymond Parsons was hosted by Polity SA recently to talk about his new book, a collection of essays by a range of authors titled Polity: Recession, Recovery and Reform: South Africa after Covid-19.

My Only Story: The full story of the sexual abuse Deon Wiggett suffered at the hands of a teacher who led a sinister and predatory double life

Deon Wiggett’s series of sensational podcasts shook South Africa in November 2019, when he revealed the identity of the man who raped him as a schoolboy.