South African Current Affairs

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 A 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.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Slabbert by Albert Grundlingh, in conversation with Tony Leon (17 Feb)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List for the launch of Slabbert: Man on a Mission by Albert Grundlingh.

New book alert! The Battle of Bangui: The Inside Story of South Africa’s Worst Military Scandal Since Apartheid

The Battle of Bangui: The Inside Story of South Africa’s Worst Military Scandal Since Apartheid by Warren Thompson, Stephan Hofstatter and James Oatway is out in February from Penguin Random House.

Mon – 8th Feb 2021

Don’t miss the launch of Brent Meersman’s new book Rattling the Cage: Reflections on Democratic South Africa (16 Feb)

The Cape Town Press Club and Pan Macmillan present the launch of Rattling the Cage: Reflections on Democratic South Africa by Brent Meersman.

Wed – 3rd Feb 2021

Jonathan Ball Publishing Director Jeremy Boraine talks about publishing Slabbert: Man on a Mission – a book that is particularly special to him

Slabbert: Man on a Mission by Albert Grundlingh is out in February from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 2nd Feb 2021

Pan Macmillan SA shines on 2021 Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Awards longlists

Pan Macmillan SA is thrilled to see the following books longlisted for the 2021 Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Awards.

New book alert! Rattling the Cage: Reflections On Democratic South Africa by Brent Meersman

Rattling the Cage: Reflections On Democratic South Africa by Brent Meersman is out in January from Pan Macmillan SA!

‘Emosioneel was die Afrikaanse boek bitter moeilik’: Deon Wiggett oor ’n Enkele verhaal, die Afrikaanse weergawe van My Only Story

Deon Wiggett gesels oor sy boek, ’n Enkele verhaal: ‘As jy dink jy ken die storie van die podcast af, you don’t. Die podcast was ’n exposé; die boek is meer ’n investigative Bildungsmemoir.’

#BlackLivesMatter: Race and Racism in Science – Watch a Jacana Conversation featuring Dr Dipuo Winnie Kgotleng, Silindokuhle Mavuso and Christa Kuljian

If you missed any of Jacana’s Don’t Shut Up Conversations from last year, here’s your chance to catch up!