Books

Highbury Safika Media produces some of the most compelling books on South Africa's top sports personalities, as well as a series of attractive coffee table books. Contact HSM Marketing ([email protected]) for details of your nearest retail outlet.

Business Day Sport Monthly
Vol II (2011)

Highbury Safika Media has produced Volume 2 of Business Day Sport Monthly: 50 Great Reads. The book features a collection of the finest work showcased in Business Day Sport and includes words from the finest writers in South Africa and abroad. There are 14 different writers featured in the collection, including the work of the renowned cricketing scribe, the late Peter Roebuck. 

Business Day Sport Monthly
Vol I (2010)

Following the success of Business Day Sport Monthly, launched in August 2008, its publishers, Highbury Safika Media in conjunction with Business Day newspaper, have produced a compilation of 50 Great Reads from the magazine. The high-quality magazine won two Pica awards for publishing excellence in its first year and attracts the best local and international writers. In Volume One of Business Day Sport Monthly: 50 Great Reads, readers are treated to features and columns from 16 writers.

 

Butch James: My life story as told to Warren Snaith Haviside (2011)

Banned from the game for his controversial tackling style, accusations of steroid and cocaine use and several broken bones, the most capped Springbok flyhalf of all time, Butch James, comes clean in this fascinating tell-all collaboration with childhood friend Warren Snaith Haviside.

 

Pocket – The story of Pocket Power, a racing legend, by Gary Lemke (2011)

A compelling insight into the career of Pocket Power, one of South Africa’s all-time horse racing greats, Pocket is both an exciting read and detailed assessment of how this horse become known as ‘The People’s Champion’. Packed with stories behind the R10 million in earnings and 20 wins, Pocket will appeal to more than the avid racegoer.

 

Cape Town International Jazz Festival – Photography Compilations (2009, 2010, 2011)

A collection of works by leading jazz photographers, this coffee table book is a feast of sumptuous visuals and background info on Africa's grandest jazz event. 

Captain in the Cauldron: The John Smit Story by Mike Greenaway (2009)

Find out how the longest serving captain in Springbok rugby history made it from being a tubby kid in the suburbs of Pietersburg to the global stage of world-class rugby. Captain in the Cauldron is a revealing account of Smit’s experience in the dog-eat-dog world of celebrity and international rugby. 

 

Monty by Mark Keohane (2008)

Percy Montgomery bowed out of rugby as one of SA’s most celebrated rugby players and the holder of 94 Springbok records. This biography covers his game on the field and behind the scenes – from the story behind his six-month suspension in Wales to why he has no respect for Bok legend Naas Botha.

Champions of the World: Seven Magnificent Weeks by Mark Keohane (2007)

This coffee table title combines Keohane’s in-depth coverage of the Springboks’ successful 2007 World Cup campaign with stunning sports photography, coverage of the players and the build-up to each of the Boks’ seven matches.