South African Current Affairs

Thu – 23rd May 2019

Save the date: Cape Town, Joburg and Pretoria launches of Bradley Steyn’s astonishing true-life thriller Undercover with Mandela’s Spies

Come join us for an evening with Bradley Steyn, the author of the astonishing true life thriller Undercover With Mandela Spies.

Join Adam Habib for the Durban launch of his new book Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall

Jonathan Ball Publishers, Adams Booksellers and Ike’s Books and Collectables invite you to the launch of Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall by Adam Habib.

Tue – 21st May 2019

These Are Not Gentle People: Two murders. 40 suspects. The trial that broke a small South African town

From the author of The Mayor of Mogadishu, a mesmerising examination of a small town trying to cope with a trauma that threatens to tear it in two.

Mon – 20th May 2019

Join Pieter-Louis Myburgh and Mondli Makhanya for a book talk on Gangster State at Love Books (30 May)

Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to a discussion of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s new book Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture.

Harris Dousemetzis, author of The Man Who Killed Apartheid, will be in conversation with Marianne Thamm at The Book Lounge (21 May)

Jacana Media and The Book Lounge invite you to an evening with Harris Dousemetzis, author of The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas.

Rekgotsofetse Chikane, author of Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation, will be in conversation with Athol Williams in Cape Town

Join Rekgotsofetse Chikane, author of Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation: The Politics Behind #MustFallMovements, in conversation with Athol Williams, senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

Thu – 16th May 2019

‘Cowardice in the face of pressure’ – Penguin Random House SA ‘stunned’ at UFS cancellation of Gangster State book event

Penguin Random House South Africa says it is ‘stunned’ that the University of the Free State cancelled a public book event for Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s Gangster State without informing the publisher or the author.

Tue – 14th May 2019

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation by Rekgotsofetse Chikane at The Book Lounge (23 May)

Join Pan Macmillan and Rekgotsofetse Chikane for the Cape Town launch of Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation: The Politics Behind #MustFallMovements.

Mon – 13th May 2019

People’s War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa – a new edition of Anthea Jeffery’s seminal work

This book shows the extraordinary success of the people’s war in giving the ANC a virtual monopoly on power, as well as the great cost at which this was done.

Don’t miss a panel discussion on Gangster State by Pieter-Louis Myburgh at the University of the Free State (23 May)

Penguin Random House invites you to a panel discussion on Gangster State by Pieter-Louis Myburgh at the University of the Free State.

2019 Media24 Books Prizes shortlists announced – Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, Niq Mhlongo and Kirsten Miller up for Herman Charles Bosman Prize!

Media24 Books has announced the shortlists for the 2019 Media24 Books Prizes. This year, prizes to the value of R210,000 in total …

Thu – 9th May 2019

Join Pieter-Louis Myburgh for the launch of his new book Gangster State at the Mall of Africa (14 May)

Bargain Books and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of Gangster State by Pieter-Louis Myburgh at the Mall of Africa.

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of Democracy Works with Greg Mills and Tendai Biti, Zimbabwe’s former minister of Finance (16 May)

You are invited to the Cape Town launch of Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage with Dr Greg Mills and Tendai Biti, Zimbabwe’s former minister of Finance.

Fri – 3rd May 2019

Join Pieter-Louis Myburgh for the Pretoria launch of his new book Gangster State (16 May)

Exclusive Books and Penguin Random House invite you to the Pretoria launch of Gangster State by Pieter-Louis Myburgh.

Two Weeks in November – Ocean’s 11 meets Game of Thrones, a real-world life or death chess match for the future of Zimbabwe

Two Weeks in November is the thrilling, surreal, unbelievable and often very funny true story of four would-be enemies – a high- ranking politician, an exiled human rights lawyer, a dangerous spy and a low-key white businessman turned political fixer – who team up to help unseat one of the world’s longest serving dictators, Robert Mugabe.

Tue – 30th Apr 2019

These Are the Things That Sit With Us – Stories from ordinary South Africans, each published in isiXhosa, Afrikaans and English

In publishing each story in isiXhosa, Afrikaans and English, we hope that the book will stimulate conversation among South Africans across languages.

Mon – 29th Apr 2019

Penguin Random House will take legal action against illegal distribution of Gangster State

Penguin Random House is appalled by the ongoing illegal distribution of a pirated PDF of Gangster State, which is widely being disseminated on social media. It is of even more concern that prominent individuals appear to encourage this unlawful activity.

Undercover with Mandela’s Spies – the never-before-told story of being inside the ANC’s top secret unit that infiltrated the Third Force

Bradley Steyn’s astonishing true-life thriller reveals for the first time some of the dirty secrets of a dirty war​​​​​​​ within the borders of South Africa, during the dying days of apartheid.

Wed – 24th Apr 2019

Mbongiseni Buthelezi discusses the new book Traditional Leaders in a Democracy: Resources, Respect and Resistance

Mbongiseni Buthelezi sat down with Polity SA to discuss his new book Traditional Leaders in a Democracy: Resources, Respect and Resistance.

Thu – 18th Apr 2019

Enter here to WIN 1 of 3 hampers including Gangster State, How to Succeed in the African Market and How to Get a SARS Refund for Small Businesses

Win one of three book hampers including Gangster State, How to Succeed in the African Market and How to Get a SARS Refund for Small Businesses!