South African Current Affairs

Yesterday

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Moenie die virtuele bekendstelling van Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse misloop nie! (11 Mei)

Jonathan Ball Uitgewers en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou graag na die virtuele bekendstelling van Fortuine: Die wel en wee van Afrikaner-magnate deur Ebbe Dommisse.

Gangster State book provided information that led to Ace Magashule’s suspension

In November 2020, Ace Magashule and 15 co-accused were charged with fraud, theft, corruption and money laundering in relation to the Free State’s controversial R255-million asbestos audit contract.

Wed – 5th May 2021

‘I started writing and let me tell you I could not stop’ – Jeremy Maggs introduces his new book, My Final Answer

Pan Macmillan has shared a video of Jeremy Maggs introducing his new memoir, My Final Answer.

Tue – 4th May 2021

New book alert! Fortunes: The Rise and Rise of Afrikaner Tycoons by Ebbe Dommisse

The past three decades have seen a remarkable rise of Afrikaners in business. Fortunes describes how these business leaders built their empires. It looks at their life and business philosophies and what makes them such successful entrepreneurs.

Wed – 21st Apr 2021

Don’t miss the launch of Future Tense: Reflections on My Troubled Land by Tony Leon at Exclusive Books La Lucia (22 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Future Tense: Reflections on My Troubled Land by Tony Leon.

Profiting from Misery: Don’t miss a Jacana Conversation in partnership with Open Secrets

Profiting from Misery: Open Secrets investigates the corporations and politicians who make money from corrupt arms deals and war crimes and how we can hold them to account.

Tue – 20th Apr 2021

Don’t miss the launch of Future Tense: Reflections on My Troubled Land by Tony Leon at Exclusive Books Ballito (21 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Future Tense: Reflections on My Troubled Land by Tony Leon.

Mon – 19th Apr 2021

Hoe het Afrikaner-magnate soos Koos Bekker en Christo Wiese hul sakeryke opgebou? Vind uit in Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse

Fortuine: Die wel en wee van Afrikaner-magnate deur Ebbe Dommisse vertel hoe Afrikaanse sakeleiers soos Jannie Mouton, Whitey Basson, Koos Bekker en ander hul sakeryke tot stand gebring het.

Tue – 6th Apr 2021

Towards a New Deal by Rob Davies – in-depth insight into the inner workings of the South African government

Towards a New Deal: A Political Economy of the Times of My Life by Rob Davies is out in April from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wat gebeur as jy droom? Kom vind uit by die Graffiti-aanlynkuier met Daniella van Heerden en Megan Werner (13 April)

Pan Macmillan SA en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou graag na die aanlynbekendstelling van As jy droom deur Daniëlla van Heerden en Megan Werner.

Native Boy: Confessions of a Maplazini in the City by Thabo Molefe – an illuminating memoir of a young black man’s search for identity

Native Boy: Confessions of a Maplazini in the City by Thabo Molefe is out in April 2021 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 29th Mar 2021

Don’t miss a Daily Maverick free webinar with Mark Shaw, author of Give Us More Guns: How South Africa’s Gangs were Armed (1 Apr)

Join Daily Maverick associate editor Marianne Thamm for a conversation with Mark Shaw, author of the new book Give Us More Guns: How South Africa’s Gangs were Armed.

Thu – 25th Mar 2021

New updated edition of Pieter du Toit’s bestselling book The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaires’ Club

With over 40 000 copies sold of the first edition, Jonathan Ball Publishers is proud to announce the release of the updated version of The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaires’ Club by Pieter du Toit!

Tue – 16th Mar 2021

[Watch] ‘I wanted to … tell the story of South Africa since 1994’ – Brent Meersman on his new book, Rattling the Cage: Reflections on Democratic South Africa

Pan Macmillan has shared a video of Brent Meersman introducing his new book, Rattling the Cage: Reflections on Democratic South Africa.

How will we remember Covid-19? Join Howard Phillips to find out what previous outbreaks in South Africa tell us about pandemic memories (16 Mar)

Join Jacana Media, with author Emeritus Professor Howard Phillips, a specialist in the social history of medicine, especially in respect of pandemics, and Bhekisisa editor-in-chief Mia Malan on our Don’t Shut Up Conversation series as they try to use past pandemics in South Africa to illuminate the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mon – 15th Mar 2021

Join Tony Leon for the launch of his new book Future Tense at Bookdealers of Bluebird in Joburg, with Mondli Makhanya (18 March)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bookdealers invite you to the launch of Future Tense by Tony Leon.

Fri – 12th Mar 2021

Commonwealth Writers Conversations: Join Mark Gevisser in conversation with leading LGBTQ+ activists (18 Mar)

How has colonialism impacted LGBTQ+ rights? Join the debate at the next Commonwealth Writers Conversation with Mark Gevisser, Nickita Maesela and Xeenarh Mohammed. 

Wed – 3rd Mar 2021

Watch Brent Meersman in conversation with Judith February about his new book Rattling the Cage

Author Brent Meersman chatted to governance specialist and columnist Judith February recently about his latest book Rattling the Cage: Reflections on Democratic South Africa.

Fri – 26th Feb 2021

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Future Tense by Tony Leon, in conversation with Waldimar Pelser (8 Mar)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Future Tense by Tony Leon.

Thu – 25th Feb 2021

New book alert! Future Tense by Tony Leon – ‘The hope for a better country remains an improbable, but not an impossible, dream’

Future Tense: Reflections on My Troubled Land by Tony Leon is out in March from Jonathan Ball Publishers.