South African Current Affairs

Thu – 23rd Jun 2022

Don’t miss Bulelani Ngcuka in discussion with Barney Pityana at the launch of The Sting in the Tale in Gqeberha (24 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD) at Nelson Mandela University invite you to the launch of Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg.

Fri – 17th Jun 2022

Join Nick Dall and Matthew Blackman for the launch of Spoilt Ballots: The Elections that Shaped South Africa in Cape Town (22 Jun)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Spoilt Ballots: The Elections that Shaped South Africa, from Shaka to Cyril, by Nick Dall and Matthew Blackman.

Wed – 15th Jun 2022

‘I think about Eskom every day. Why don’t you?’

Recognising that Eskom poses a singular threat to South Africa is vital to our country’s future – it leads to the inevitable conclusion that the power utility simply can’t cut it anymore, says Kyle Cowan, investigative journalist at News24 and author of Sabotage: Eskom Under Siege.

Mon – 13th Jun 2022

Don’t miss Bulelani Ngcuka in discussion with Tembeka Ngcukaitobi at the launch of The Sting in the Tale at Book Circle Capital (30 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Book Circle Capital invite you to the launch of Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg.

Don’t miss the launch of Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg in East London (8 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bargain Books invite you to the launch of Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg.

Thu – 2nd Jun 2022

Don’t miss the launch of Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg in Cape Town (2 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg.

Fri – 13th May 2022

New book alert! Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg

Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Wed – 11th May 2022

Mark Gevisser’s seminal book Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred back in print and updated with a brilliant new epilogue

An updated edition of Mark Gevisser’s seminal book Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 9th May 2022

Win a copy of Magda: My Journey by Magda Wierzycka!

Penguin Random House is giving away a copy of Magda Wierzycka’s new biography Magda: My Journey!

Thu – 5th May 2022

Don’t miss the launch of Beyond Fear: Reflections of a Freedom Fighter by Ebrahim Ebrahim (5 May)

Jacana Media and CineCentre Killarney invite you to the launch of Beyond Fear: Reflections of a Freedom Fighter by Ebrahim Ebrahim.

Tue – 19th Apr 2022

Neither saint nor sellout – find out more about Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S Landau

Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S Landau will be out from Jacana Media at the end of May.

Mon – 11th Apr 2022

Don’t miss a Daily Maverick webinar with Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall dishing the dirt on pivotal turning points in SA’s history (14 Apr)

Join Daily Maverick senior journalist Rebecca Davis with journalists and authors Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall as they dish the dirt on pivotal turning points in South Africa’s history.

Fri – 1st Apr 2022

Don’t miss the launch of Liz McGregor’s new memoir Unforgiven: Face to Face with my Father’s Killer (7 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Wordsworth Books invite you to the launch of Unforgiven: Face to Face with my Father’s Killer by Liz McGregor.

Thu – 31st Mar 2022

New book alert! Marikana: A People’s History by Julian Brown – ‘the authoritative book on its topic’

Marikana: A People’s History by Julian Brown is out now from Jacana Media.

Tue – 22nd Mar 2022

Lifting the lid on 200 years of electoral dysfunction – Spoilt Ballots: The Elections that Shaped South Africa, from Shaka to Cyril

Relying on fascinating (and often hilarious) newspaper clippings, diary entries, political posters and parliamentary records, Spoilt Ballots tells the story of South Africa’s long road to democracy and how it has repeatedly forked off.

Fri – 4th Feb 2022

Muscles in a bottle: for when hard work isn’t enough

South African sport enjoys an image of excellence and achievement, but beneath the surface lies an uneasy truth that tears at the heart of this notion, writes Clinton van der Berg, head of communication at SuperSport and author of Guns and Needles.

Wed – 2nd Feb 2022

Skeef-outeur Renaldo Schwarp skryf oor die paradoks van gaywees op Klyntji

Renaldo Schwarp se grensverskuiwende LGBTIQ-memoir Skeef het verlede jaar op die rakke beland en vra groot vrae oor wat dit beteken om gay en Suid-Afrikaans se wees.

Fri – 3rd Dec 2021

Thu – 2nd Dec 2021

Don’t miss the launch of International Brigade Against Apartheid, edited by Ronnie Kasrils (8 Dec)

Join Jacana Media for the international launch of International Brigade Against Apartheid: Secrets of the Peoples War that Liberated South Africa.

Wed – 24th Nov 2021

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Mosilo Mothepu’s Uncaptured: The True Account of the Nenegate/Trillian Whistleblower

The unabridged audiobook version of Uncaptured: The True Account of the Nenegate/Trillian Whistleblower by Mosilo Mothepu is now available!