Welcome to Penstock Publishing

Penstock Publishing started out in 2005 as an imprint of Hemel & See Boeke. Today we are firmly established amongst South Africa's smaller publishing houses. 

Penstock Publishing specialise in non-fiction, including biographies, cookery and educational books, but occasionally a novel lands on our desk that we cannot resist.


Title: A FEAST FROM NATURE – Food Culture of the First Humans on Planet Earth

Author: Renata Coetzee

Publisher: Penstock Publishing

ISBN 978-0-9922219-5-9

Format: 255 x 360 mm hard cover

Pages 232

Price R490,00

In A Feast from Nature, well-known author Renata Coetzee explores the food culture of early humans, based on her knowledge as a nutritionist. She brings together aspects of archaeology, paleontology, botany, genetics, history, culture and much more, to illustrate how the indigenous Khoi-Khoi transformed natural edible products and developed their own cuisine. While scientifically sound, her latest publication is beautifully illustrated, and far more than a coffee table book. It will also be the first book in South Africa to be printed on environmentally friendly "stone paper”.*

* Stone paper does not use trees, water, chlorine, acids, or petroleum in its creation. It is made from construction waste and/or stone, without using water or cellulose.

For orders please contact Helga Steyn at info@hemelensee.co.za

or phone 028 316 4852

Title: For Teenagers: 101 Questions and Answers

Publisher: Penstock Publishing (an imprint of Hemel & See Boeke)

ISBN: 978-0-9922219-9-7

Format: 198 x 292 mm, padded hard cover, 64 pp

Price: R149,00 incl.

There is surely no other time in life with so many doubts, fears and the spread of misconceptions as adolescence, for boys as well as girls. And no wonder, because all the changes that occur during this stage affect every aspect of the person.

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Titel: Vir tieners: 101 Vrae en antwoorde

Uitgewer: Penstock Publishing (‘n drukkersnaam van Hemel & See Boeke)

ISBN: 978-0-9922219-8-0

Formaat: 198 x 292 mm, kussing-hardeband, 64 pp

Prys: R149,00 insl.

Daar is sowaar geen ander tydperk in ‘n mens se lewe waarin daar soveel twyfel en vrees bestaan en waaroor daar soveel wanopvattings is soos adolessensie nie. Dit geld seuns sowel as meisies. Dit is ook geen wonder nie, as ‘n mens dink aan al die veranderings wat jy in elke opsig in jou tienerjare deurgaan.

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Ingrid Jonker - A Poets Life


Author: Norman Coates

Soft cover, 257 pages

ISBN 978-0-9921743-2-3

285 x 215 mm Fiction

Price: R140.00


Theatrical designer, Trevor, is drowning under the demands of a theatrical production for the Grahamstown Festival that is going horribly wrong: the leading actor has developed a hip problem and cannot remember his lines; the leading lady (star of the TV series ‘Brit-eish!) is throwing tantrums, and the director has gone missing. Meanwhile, at home, Trevor agonizes over his relationship with his older, ailing, partner.  Life wasn’t meant to be like this.

A chance meeting on the internet  fascinates . . . But who exactly is this mysterious person in the Karoo, with a long beard? Dark desires and dual identities lead to painful, and sometimes amusing . . . conclusions in this sophisticated, and wickedly funny, debut novel.

Rogues to Riches

Rogues to Riches – The Fortunes of 

Olof Bergh and the Van der Stels

Author: Marius Diemont

Hard cover, 81 pages

ISBN 978-0-9870022-7-3

285 x 215 mm Non-fiction

Price: R195.00

Following on his book, The Strandveld – Africa’s Foot of Isolation, about the Cape’s southernmost coastal sector, Marius Diemont delves into the fascinating history of Olof Bergh, one of the Cape’s most colourful pioneers of the 17th and 18th centuries.

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I Hate My Prostate



Dr Marius Barnard

with Simon Norval


Soft cover, 190 pages, ISBN 978-0-9922-1734-1-6

150 X 210 mm Non-fiction



R10 of the sale of every book is being donated to the Cancer Association of South Africa.


PENSTOCK PUBLISHING BOOKS can be ordered from:

Suite 27 Privaatbag X15 Hermanus 7200 

Telephone: +27 (0)28 316 4852

Fax: 086 720 8477

General Enquiries:helga@hermanus.co.za

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