Video: Cape Town launch of Will South Africa be okay? by Jan-Jan Joubert

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The launch of Will South Africa be okay? by Jan-Jan Joubert took place on Thursday, 21 November 2019 at the Book Lounge in Cape Town. The Book Lounge was packed with people who wanted to know whether South Africa is going to be okay.

“You can’t grow when you’re okay. Being okay is a process,” was Jan-Jan’s response to this question.

The EFF’s national spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, was supposed to talk to Jan-Jan, but was stranded at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Owner of The Book Lounge, Mervyn Sloman, was in conversation with Jan-Jan Joubert. Watch the video here:


Title: Will South Africa be okay? 17 key questions
Author: Jan-Jan Joubert
Publisher: Tafelberg
ISBN: 9780624087731

After the ANC’s victory in the 2019 elections, president Cyril Ramaphosa’s mandate is stronger than ever. He can now make good on his promises to clean out government corruption. But will he be successful and what does this mean for South Africa and its people? What does South Africa’s future look like with challenges like the land debate, racial tension and a dire economy? Will South Africa survive and thrive amidst the turmoil?

Also available in Afrikaans: Gaan Suid-Afrika oukei wees?


Mervyn Sloman in conversation with Jan-Jan

Will South Africa be okay? 17 key questions is also available in Afrikaans: Gaan Suid-Afrika oukei wees? The Afrikaans edition has an additional chapter that discusses whether will Afrikaans will survive.

Jan-Jan Joubert

The Book Lounge

  • Video and photos: Cliffordene Norton 
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