Videos

Listen to Niki Daly reading A Gold Star and a Kiss for Thoko – and download the free activity sheet

Looking for something to do with the children? Author Niki Daly has shared a video of himself reading A Gold Star and a Kiss for Thoko.

A roadtrip through an imagined post-pandemic America – watch a video of Lauren Beukes talking about the research for her new novel Afterland

Lauren Beukes’s new novel Afterland – a high-concept feminist dystopian thriller – is out now from Umuzi!

[Video] ‘Wat word vernietig as ons die toekoms in gaan?’ Willem Krog gesels oor Alleen onder die maan

Skrywer Willem Krog was onlangs ‘n gas op Die Groot Ontbyt waar hy met Johrné van Huyssteen gesels het oor sy jongste roman, Alleen onder die maan.

Business growth expert and author Pavlo Phitidis offers ‘a battle plan for business in the Corona economy’

Pavlo Phitidis discusses the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and gives some advice on how to weather the upcoming storm in order for your business to survive.

[Video interview] How to ignite a growth revolution in Africa – Jakkie Cilliers discusses his new book Africa First!

What stops Africa, with its abundant natural resources, from capitalising on its boundless potential?

‘We read to go to places that our everyday lives don’t make available to us’ – Craig Higginson on his new novel The Book of Gifts

Pan Macmillan SA has shared a video interview with award-winning author Craig Higginson, discussing his fourth novel, The Book of Gifts.

‘Don’t let yourself be distracted by gender politics’ – BlackBird Books publisher Thabiso Mahlape’s career advice to the new generation of women

Thabiso Mahlape, the founder of BlackBird Books, has been profiled by the World of Women Project for the invaluable work she does in book publishing.

‘Hul pa was die ja en amen. Jy moes alles glo en kon nie vir jouself dink nie’: Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Huis van gruwels

Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Huis van gruwels: My 16 jaar in die Springs hel soos vertel aan joernalis Susan Cilliers

[Watch] Anneleigh Jacobsen explains how her new thriller Corporation Games came about

Corporation Games by Anneleigh Jacobsen is a fictional corporate thriller based on a number of real-life financial scandals that have rocked South Africa.

Watch: Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh chats to Phumlani Pikoli about his new novel, Born Freeloaders

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh caught up with author Phumlani Pikoli on SMWX, his interactive WhatsApp news channel.

‘I am Ndileka Mandela, the first of the first of the first, and this is my story.’

Social activist Ndileka Mandela chatted to Polity SA about her new memoir I Am Ndileka: More Than My Surname.

Watch the book trailer for Ghosts of the Past – Tony Park’s latest thriller

Based on a true story, Tony Park’s Ghosts of the Past is a novel about love, war, buried treasure, shattered illusions and a quest for justice.

Watch: Gaongalelwe Tiro talks about why he wrote his book Parcel Of Death: The Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro

Gaongalelwe Tiro discussed his book Parcel of Death: The Biography Of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro with Polity SA. 

‘It’s a bit sexy in places … it’s the most fun thing I’ve ever written’ – Jojo Moyes on her new novel, The Giver of Stars

Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and Still Me, has a special message for her South African fans about her new book.

Roger Southall unpacks his book Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy

Roger Southall chatted to Polity SA about his new book Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy.

Rémy Ngamije chats about the inspiration for his debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One

Rémy Ngamije chatted to the University of Cape Town’s Development and Alumni Department about his recently published debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One.

[Watch] An in-depth interview with author Mphuthumi Ntabeni on his historical novel The Broken River Tent

Mphuthumi Ntabeni chatted to social worker and writer John GI Clarke about his debut novel The Broken River Tent.

Letshego Zulu chats about her tragic and inspiring memoir I Choose To Live: Life After Losing Gugu

Letshego Zulu chatted to Polity SA recently about her new book, I Choose to Live: Life After Losing Gugu.

[Video] Eminem, the Spice Girls, Emo, African funk and jazz – Rémy Ngamije shares the music behind his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One

BlackBird Books recently shared a video of Rwandan-born Namibian writer Rémy Ngamije talking about music, pop culture and his debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One.