South African Current Affairs

Fri – 18th Sep 2020

Don’t miss this Jacana Conversation: Will Ramaphosa’s ANC and his leadership of South Africa survive? (23 Sep)

In his recent press briefing to the South African Editor’s Forum, President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted three key areas that need urgent government intervention to pull South Africa from the precipice of disaster: the Covid-19 pandemic, the South African economy and rampant corruption.

Wed – 16th Sep 2020

These are the stories of South Africa’s whistleblowers – preorder Mandy Wiener’s new book now

The Whistleblowers by Mandy Wiener is out on 25 September 2020 from Pan Macmillan!

Fri – 11th Sep 2020

Podcast: ‘If you meet Cecilia in the street, you would like her a lot’: Jana Marx discusses her book The Krugersdorp Cult Killings

Jana Marx recently spoke on 702 about her book The Krugersdorp Cult Killings: Inside Cecilia Steyn’s Reign of Terror. Listen to the podcast.

Wed – 9th Sep 2020

Tue – 8th Sep 2020

New book alert! Cop Under Cover: My Life in the Shadows With Drug Lords, Robbers and Smugglers by Johann van Loggerenberg

Cop Under Cover: My Life in the Shadows With Drug Lords, Robbers and Smugglers by Johann van Loggerenberg is out in September 2020 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Thu – 3rd Sep 2020

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of The Rise and Fall of the ANC Youth League by Rebone Tau (9 Sep)

Join CNA and Penguin Random House SA for the virtual launch of The Rise and Fall of the ANC Youth League by Rebone Tau.

New book alert! The Whistleblowers by award-winning journalist and bestselling author Mandy Wiener

Pan Macmillan is proud to be publishing The Whistleblowers, the fifth book by bestselling author Mandy Wiener!

Mon – 17th Aug 2020

Listen to Ryan Blumenthal speak about some of the bizarre and unusual cases from his book Autopsy: Life in the Trenches With a Forensic Pathologist in Africa

Ryan Blumenthal spoke to John Maytham on CapeTalk recently about his book Autopsy: Life in the Trenches With a Forensic Pathologist in Africa.

Fri – 14th Aug 2020

The Rise and Fall of the ANC Youth League by Rebone Tau – a fascinating glimpse into a vital and volatile institution in SA politics

In The Rise and Fall of the ANC Youth League, Rebone Tau explores the history of one of South Africa’s most important institutions from its formation in 1944 to the present day.

Watch the book trailer for Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever by Richard Steyn

What would South Africa have been like today, had seven more MPs voted against joining World War II? Watch the book trailer for Seven Votes by Richard Steyn.

Thu – 13th Aug 2020

Secure your pension after Covid-19: Bruce Cameron and Wouter Fourie share top strategies to keep your money safe

Secure Your Pension After Covid-19: Strategies to Protect Your Money from the Effects of National Lockdowns and Ratings Downgrades by Bruce Cameron and Wouter Fourie is out in August from Penguin Random House SA.

Wed – 12th Aug 2020

Hoop, heling en harmonie deur Malcolm de Roubaix daag lesers uit om nuut te dink oor siekte en genesing – veral tydens Covid-19

Siekte is ’n natuurlike verskynsel sonder betekenis, skryf Malcolm de Roubaix in sy nuutste boek, Hoop, heling en harmonie: Dink nuut oor siekte en genesing

[Watch] ‘I was fascinated by the issue of farm murders’ – Max Annas talks about his explosive new novel, The Farm

Izak de Vries and Boekemakranka recently hosted a virtual book launch for Max Annas’ new novel, The Farm. Watch the full book launch here.

Tue – 11th Aug 2020

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of These Are Not Gentle People by award-winning author Andrew Harding (12 Aug)

When a whole community is on trial, who pays the price? Pan Macmillan invites you to the virtual launch of These Are Not Gentle People by award-winning foreign correspondent and author Andrew Harding.

Fri – 7th Aug 2020

New book alert! All Rise: A Judicial Memoir by Justice Dikgang Moseneke

Pan Macmillan is proud to publish Justice Dikgang Moseneke’s second book, All Rise: A Judicial Memoir.

Tue – 4th Aug 2020

Pangolins: Scales of Injustice by Richard Peirce – a timely expose of the pangolin trade and Covid-19

Pangolins: Scales of Injustice by Richard Peirce is out now from Penguin Random House SA.

Mon – 27th Jul 2020

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Jana Marx gesels met Bouwer Bosch oor haar boek, Afspraak met moord (30 Julie)

Graffiti Boeke en LAPA Uitgewers nooi jou graag na ’n aanlynbekendstelling van Afspraak met moord deur Jana Marx.

Unfair Game – the shocking results of a new inquiry into South Africa’s captive-bred lion industry

Unfair Game: An Exposé of South Africa’s Captive-bred Lion Industry by Michael Ashcroft is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 22nd Jul 2020

Don’t miss Herman Mashaba and The Accidental Mayor author Michael Beaumont in conversation with Brent Meersman (22 July)

Former mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba and The Accidental Mayor author Michael Beaumont will be in conversation with Brent Meersman.

Tue – 21st Jul 2020

The DA was severely divided on the question of race and racism – Read an excerpt from The Accidental Mayor: Herman Mashaba and the Battle for Johannesburg

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from The Accidental Mayor: Herman Mashaba and the Battle for Johannesburg. The book is …