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Kabelo Mabalane, ten-time SAMA award-winner, TV presenter, athlete and entrepreneur talks about growing between Soweto and the suburbs, the back story behind his phenomenal music career, and how getting into running literally saved his life. ...

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‘Behind the Door is definitive, engrossing, fascinating, brilliant and utterly unputdownable. Wiener has no equal when it comes to true crime, and Bateman’s first-journalist-on-the-crime-scene insight gives it a huge boost.’ – DEON MEYER, author of Cobra and other bestselling crime novels ...

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Raising the Bar provides a fresh, unencumbered analysis of the topics that pervade our daily lives, including race, leadership, politics, government, violence, the position of women and the taboos that haunt us. It explores why we are the people we have become and the future our present state is building. Uncomfortable and littered with vulnerabilities and problems, this is a task we can no longer delay. It is the only way to lay a solid foundation to ensure that we become a prosperous nation. ...

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The Missing Piece: Solving South Africa’s Economic Puzzle explores various aspects of the South African economy over the past 20 years – what has worked and what has fallen short. It also looks into the next 20 years to see what needs to be done in order to put together the four pieces of our economy identified by Kevin Lings that will allow us to complete the puzzle and place South Africa on a higher potential growth path. ...

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More than a ringleader, a rabble-rouser and a rebel, Julius Malema is a new kind of cadre in South African political life, a radical product of 100 years of struggle politics and one of the first of the post-1994 leaders to emerge. ...

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Africa is Open for Business contains a dynamic and different view of the opportunities available in Africa from those usually portrayed in the news and in other media. Kgomoeswana focuses on the stories behind the headlines as well as sharing his personal experiences of Africa while travelling and doing business in a way that is as entertaining as it is informative. ...

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The Crazy Life of Larry Joe tells the moving story of one man’s journey away from certain self-destruction in a world characterised by crime and drugs towards personal freedom and a very real chance of stardom as he realises his musical talents and potential through his own extraordinary efforts and the mentorship of others. ...

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‘Like Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong and Miriam Makeba, Brenda’s music will always be in our lives. We will smile when we think of her. South Africa will never be the same without her.’ – From the Foreword by Hugh Masekela ...

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An entertaining and fascinating account of the authors’ formidable mountaineering and climbing accomplishments. In 2011 the pair completed the “Grand Slam”, which is summiting the world’s seven highest peaks as well as journeying to the North and South Poles. The book chronicles their achievements in an amusing and modest manner, while still sharing the drama of the various expeditions. ...

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A father will do anything to solve the mystery of his son’s disappearance. A mother will do anything to find her daughter. A man tries to keep both parents alive. ...

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Welcome to Our Hillbrow is an exhilarating and disturbing ride through the chaotic and hyper-real zone of Hillbrow – microcosm of all that is contradictory, alluring and painful in the South African psyche. ...

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A Daughter’s Legacy is a bold and necessary statement that exposes the taboos and abuse that a male-dominated culture allows, if not engenders. ...

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When a Man Cries is an uncompromising and engrossing novel from Siphiwo Mahala about the challenges of manhood in contemporary South Africa. It interrogates the dynamics of township life and the human and socio-economic realities of the most impoverished communities in post-apartheid South Africa. ...

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The Innocence of Roast Chicken is a highly acclaimed post-apartheid novel with a strong sense of place and an atmosphere of light and beauty shot through with an acute awareness of impending tragedy. ...

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This absorbing novel by debut author Perfect Hlongwane offers a biting portrait of inner-city Jo’burg, ‘a place where dreams come to die.’ ...

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This powerful first novel recounts the personal trauma of a young Xhosa initiate after a circumcision gone wrong. ...

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Tigers in Red Weather, a gorgeous novel of the 1920s on the French Riviera, and an enthralling marriage... ...

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Advocate Thuli Madonsela is to publish her autobiography with Pan Macmillan South Africa

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Pan Macmillan South Africa is delighted to announce today that it will publish a memoir by Former Public Protector of South Africa, Advocate Thuli Madonsela. The book is a personal memoir covering the remarkable life of one of South Africa’s pre-eminent and most respected leaders – as an individual, as an advocate for gender equality and the advancement of women, as well as in the often controversial role of Public Protector.

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Picador Africa Classics: Preserving Classic African Literature in Digital Form

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

This year, Picador Africa, an imprint of Pan Macmillan SA, celebrates 10 years of publishing local and African literature in South Africa. In celebration of this milestone and in honor Phaswane Mpe in the 10th anniversary of his passing, we will be publishing 13 time-honored titles as ebooks this year. Launching from June 2014, Picador Africa Classics aims to build a catalogue of exceptional titles that may be out of print or lack presence in digital form. It builds on the historical concept of something like the African Writers Series as well as a publisher such as Ravan Press, which showcased works of excellence by African writers.

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