South African Current Affairs

Fri – 17th Sep 2021

New book alert! Joining the Dots: An Unauthorised Biography of Pravin Gordhan by Jonathan Ancer and Chris Whitfield

Joining the Dots: An Unauthorised Biography of Pravin Gordhan by Jonathan Ancer and Chris Whitfield is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Exposing the unpaid care work that most women perform – Covid Diaries: Women’s Experience of the Pandemic

Covid Diaries by Amanda Gouws and Olivia Ezeobi: A collection of essays that captures women’s lived experiences of an historical epoch.

Wed – 15th Sep 2021

Join Sandisiwe Shoba for the launch of Hlumelo Biko’s new book Black Consciousness: A Love Story (15 Sep)

Join the Daily Maverick journalist Sandisiwe Shoba in conversation with Hlumelo Biko, entrepreneur, writer and the son of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko and Dr Mamphela Ramphele, as they explore a unique and powerful love story.

Mon – 13th Sep 2021

New book alert! Breakthrough by ANC veterans Mac Maharaj and Z Pallo Jordan

Breakthrough by ANC veterans Mac Maharaj and Z Pallo Jordan demonstrates that the events that preceded the formal talks of 1990–1994 are crucial for a full understanding of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy.

Black Consciousness: A Love Story – Hlumelo Biko re-examines what it takes to live a Black Consciousness life in today’s South Africa

Black Consciousness: A Love Story by Hlumelo Biko is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Thu – 2nd Sep 2021

Tue – 31st Aug 2021

Poli Poli by Barbara Masekela – the story of an extraordinary South African

Poli Poli, Barbara Masekela’s memoir, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Fri – 13th Aug 2021

Wil jy die storie agter Devilsdorp lees? WEN Afspraak met moord of The Krugersdorp Cult Killings deur Jana Marx! (16 Aug)

Jy kan nou ‘n kans staan om weg te loop met een van twee kopieë van Afspraak met moord of The Krugersdorp Cult Killings deur Jana Marx.

Tue – 10th Aug 2021

Mission of Malice: My Exodus from KwaSizabantu – Erika Bornman chronicles her escape from an abusive religious community

Mission of Malice: My Exodus from KwaSizabantu by Erika Bornman is out now from Penguin Random House SA.

Wed – 4th Aug 2021

[Free webinar] Thinking the Future: New Perspectives from the Shoulders of Giants (4 Aug)

Join Daily Maverick Associate Editor Ferial Haffajee, bestselling author Clem Sunter and scenario-planner Mitch Ilbury as they discuss how we can think more effectively about the future and, in the process, make better decisions about our lives.

Tue – 3rd Aug 2021

The story of South Africa’s ‘Public Enemy Number One’ – A Pretoria Boy by Peter Hain

A Pretoria Boy by Peter Hain is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Who will benefit from 4IR? Trevor Ngwane and Malehoko Tshoaedi explore the question in The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Sociological Critique

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Sociological Critique by Trevor Ngwane and Malehoko Tshoaedi is out now from Jacana Media.

Fri – 30th Jul 2021

‘Children are flesh and blood, not robots’ – navigate working from home with this excerpt from Future-proof Yourself by Nikki Bush

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Future-proof Yourself by internationally recognised parenting expert, author, thought leader and human potential expert Nikki Bush.

‘My grade 9 teacher is a serial killer!’ Watch the trailer for Devilsdorp, narrated by Jana Marx (Plus, check out all the tweets)

Attention, all true crime fans! You can now watch the original true crime documentary series Devilsdorp on Showmax, narrated by journalist Jana Marx.

Mon – 26th Jul 2021

[Video] A story of suspense, drama and dogged persistence – watch Evert Kleynhans introducing his new book Hitler’s Spies: Secret Agents and the Intelligence War in South Africa

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared a video of Evert Kleynhans introducing his new book Hitler’s Spies: Secret Agents and the Intelligence War in South Africa.

Fri – 9th Jul 2021

When things change dramatically, they rarely, if ever, go back to ‘normal’. Future-proof Yourself.

Future-proof Yourself: How to Win at Work and Life by Nikki Bush is out now from Penguin Random House.

Thu – 1st Jul 2021

Uittreksel: Sharnelle Hough (17) en Marna Engelbrecht (16) veg vir hul lewens in Die Stella-moorde deur Susan Cilliers

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Die Stella-moorde deur Susan Cilliers waarin Sharnelle Hough (17) en Marna Engelbrecht (16) se laaste oomblikke uitgebeeld word.

Wed – 16th Jun 2021

VIP intrigue at Decameron – Read an excerpt from Fortunes: The Rise and Rise of Afrikaner Tycoons by Ebbe Dommisse

The restaurant Decameron in the centre of Stellenbosch remains a popular meeting place for some of the country’s top businessmen.

Mon – 14th Jun 2021

‘Jannie, as jy kat en muis wil speel, moet jy seker maak dat jy die kat is’: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse

Tussen die vier mure van die restaurant Decameron in die hartjie van Stellenbosch word saketransaksies beslis en betwis. Lees ’n uittreksel uit Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse.

What drives a young person to kill their family members? Find out in Portraits of Pain by Melanie Moen

NEW! Portraits of Pain: Children who kill family members by Dr Melanie Moen