South African Current Affairs

Fri – 26th May 2023

Join Justice Malala at The Book Lounge for the launch of The Plot to Save South Africa: Chris Hani’s Murder and the Week Nelson Mandela Averted Civil War (31 May)

The Book Lounge and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of The Plot to Save South Africa: Chris Hani’s Murder and the Week Nelson Mandela Averted Civil War by Justice Malala.

Wed – 24th May 2023

Don’t miss Jonny Steinberg in conversation with Eusebius McKaiser for the launch of Winnie and Nelson at Love Books (24 May)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books for the launch of Jonny Steinberg’s new book Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage.

Tue – 23rd May 2023

Jonathan Ball Publishers withdraws The Outsider: The Unauthorised Biography of Herman Mashaba by Prince Mashele from market

Jonathan Ball Publishers has confirmed that The Outsider: The Unauthorised Biography of Herman Mashaba by Prince Mashele has been withdrawn from market.

Mon – 22nd May 2023

Zondo at Your Fingertips: The Definitive Guide to the Zondo Commission by Paul Holden

Zondo at Your Fingertips: The Definitive Guide to the Zondo Commission by Paul Holden is out in May from Jacana Media!

Wed – 17th May 2023

An evening with Jonny Steinberg, in conversation with Hlonipha Mokoena about his latest book Winnie and Nelson (25 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre invite you to an evening with Jonny Steinberg.

Tue – 16th May 2023

Don’t miss the launch of The Plot to Save South Africa: Chris Hani’s Murder and the Week Nelson Mandela Averted Civil War by Justice Malala in Joburg (1 Jun)

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of The Plot to Save South Africa: Chris Hani’s Murder and the Week Nelson Mandela Averted Civil War by Justice Malala.

Mon – 15th May 2023

New book alert! Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage by Jonny Steinberg

Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage by Jonny Steinberg is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 25th Apr 2023

In the latest episode of Pagecast, Justice Malala discusses his new book The Plot to Save South Africa

In this week’s episode of Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, journalist and author Andrew Harding interviews Justice Malala about his new book, The Plot to Save South Africa: Chris Hani’s Murder and the Week Nelson Mandela Averted Civil War.

Mon – 24th Apr 2023

Join Prince Mashele for the launch of The Outsider: The Unauthorised Biography of Herman Mashaba at Wits (9 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to the book launch of The Outsider: the Unauthorised Biography of Herman Mashaba by Prince Mashele.

Wed – 5th Apr 2023

Hani: A Life Too Short – a fitting read as we remember Chris Hani, 30 years after his assassination

An updated edition of Hani: A Life Too Short by Janet Smith and Beauregard Tromp is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 4th Apr 2023

The Plot to Save South Africa – Justice Malala revisits the assassination of Chris Hani 30 years on

The Plot to Save South Africa: Chris Hani’s Murder and the Week Nelson Mandela Averted Civil War by Justice Malala is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison – The only account of the madness at Mangaung Prison

Thabo Bester, ‘The Facebook Rapist’ and prison escapee, will now be charged with murder. Bester, who ran a business from jail, escaped from Mangaung Prison last year, having faked his suicide.

Wed – 15th Feb 2023

Join Jacana Media in Centurion or Johannesburg for the launch of The Lost Prince of the ANC (15 and 16 Feb)

Jacana Media invites you to celebrate the launch of The Lost Prince of the ANC: The Life and Times of Jabulani Nobleman ‘Mzala’ Nxumalo by Mandla J Radebe.

Tue – 14th Feb 2023

Don’t miss the launch of In My Life: Stories From Young Activists in South Africa 2002–2022 at Love Books (23 Feb)

Jacana Media invites you to the launch of In My Life: Stories From Young Activists in South Africa 2002–2022, edited by Shannon Walsh, Claudia Mitchell and Mandla Oliphant.

Fri – 10th Feb 2023

You can now listen to Undercover with Mandela’s Spies: The Story of The Boy Who Crossed the Square as an audiobook!

Undercover with Mandela’s Spies: The Story of The Boy Who Crossed the Square, the bestselling memoir by Bradley D Steyn and Mark Fine, is out as an audiobook!

Mon – 6th Feb 2023

Thu – 19th Jan 2023

The people stood and fought, and fought and stood – Apartheid’s Stalingrad: How the Townships of the Eastern Cape Defied the Apartheid War Machine

In the townships of the Eastern Cape, where the state threw everything they had at the uprisings of the mid-and late 1980s, the people stood and fought, and fought and stood. Apartheid’s Stalingrad is the first account in remembering those who fought and the power of the people.

Don’t miss the launch of The Presidents: From Mandela to Ramaphosa, Leadership in the Age of Crisis by Richard Calland and Mabel Sithole at Love Books (6 Dec)

Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to the in-store launch of The Presidents: From Mandela to Ramaphosa, Leadership in the Age of Crisis by Richard Calland and Mabel Sithole.

Join Pieter du Toit for the launch of his new book The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few in Pretoria (24 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few by Pieter du Toit.