- News24 has released an e-book of 30 essays from some of the country's foremost analysts and experts titled Covid-19: Trends, change and recovery
- The e-book is edited by News24 assistant editor for in-depth news, Pieter du Toit and published by Jonathan Ball Publishers.
- Featuring contributions from former public protector Thuli Madonsela and outgoing Wits vice-chancellor Prof. Adam Habib, it's available on Amazon.
A collection of 30 essays by some of the country’s foremost analysts and experts that was published by News24 has just been released as an e-book by Jonathan Ball Publishers.
Titled South Africa Beyond Covid-19: Trends, change and recovery, the collection is edited by Pieter du Toit, assistant editor for in-depth news at News24, and contains contributions by some leading experts in their respective fields in the country.
"South Africa remains in the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic. Everything we now do happens against the backdrop of the spread of the virus and its impact on our lives. We were very lucky to get the number of contribution that we did, and very happy that those analysts and experts can help us, and our readers navigate the way forward," says Du Toit.
"In a crisis, innovation and speed are key," says Jeremy Boraine, Publishing Director at Jonathan Ball Publishers.
"When we saw that News24 had published the opinions of a number of South African experts on Covid-19 and South Africa’s prospects for the future, we thought that this must be made available to readers as an e-book. It took us just over a week to publish, a record for us in the somewhat slower world of books. We are delighted to be partnering News24, no strangers to innovation."
Some of the contributors include Professor Adam Habib, the outgoing vice-chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, who writes about how society will have to change, former public protector Thuli Madonsela, who questions leadership and economist Thabi Leoka, who explains how the economy is being transformed.
“We tried to broadly cover the major trends and themes that is dominating national debate, and divided the project into issues of health, leadership, economy, inequality and society. I think it’s an indispensable guide to where we are not only as a country, but as the world, and where we might be headed. “There are some stellar insights, including insights with which many South Africans might not agree. But, as with most things in life, its good to be challenged,” Du Toit says.
The e-book is available through Amazon.
Contributors include: Adam Habib, Adriaan Basson, Wilmot James, Thabi Leoka, Koos Bekker, Isaah Mhlanga, Mpumelelo Mkhabela, Ralph Mathekga, Elmien du Plessis, Imraan Valodia, Haroon Bhorat, Thuli Madonsela, Qaanitah Hunter, Alex van den Heever, James Arens, Kuku Valoyi, Louis Reynolds, Ron Derby, Norman Mbazima, Dawie Roodt, Ann Bernstein, Anthoni van Nieuwkerk, Mcebisi Ndletyana, Nicole Fritz, Theo Venter, William Gumede, Darias Jonker, Leon Wessels, Servaas van der Berg and Judith Ferbuary. (edited)
*Compiled by Lindokuhle Nkosi