Self-development is an important part of our lives and careers. As you go through life, you learn a lot of things and as you grow you make a lot of mistakes and those become lessons. Like everything else in life, there are ways to get through self-development easier and more conveniently. Books are one of the solutions to fast track and navigate your way through self-development. We have compiled a list of books that can help.


  • Billionaires Under Construction by DJ Sbu - Hailing from the township and making it in the music and entertainment industry before coming up with his own energy drink, DJ Sbu has proved to many young South Africans that no matter where you come from you can go on to be among the best. This book will help you believe in yourself and be inspired on your way to success.


  • Part Of The Plan by Sanele Zulu -  You are going to need mentorship. In Part Of The Plan, Sanele Zulu provides you with not only guidance but a workbook where you can write down your goals and track your progress. If you are looking for a book that won't tell you what to but guide you in whatever you choose to do with your life, look no further.
  • I Tweet What I Like by Jackie Phamotse - In her daring title, Jackie reveals the true and hidden evils of the "blesser life" that seems glamarous and attractive for many young South African women. She bravely speaks her mind and shows the true power of freedom of speech and expression. This book is a perfect educational/informative example on how to stand your ground and speak your truth no matter how hard it is for you.
  • Managing Your Money Like A F*cking Grown Up by Mark Manson -
    Financial awareness and education is one of the most crucial part of our lives, yet one of the most overlooked. Here, Mark Manson takes a no-bullshit approach in teaching about managing money and improving your financial well-being. This is a great book if you are looking for lessons on money.
  • Billionaires Under Construction by DJ Sbu - His first title. DJ Sbu here provides inspiration and motivation on how he believes that young South African are future billionaires and provides a blueprint on how they can get there. This is a very powerful book if you are looking for a practical guide on how you can start from nothing and go on to achieve greatness beyond your imagination.
  • The 7 Habits Of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey - Success is a habit not an occurrence. Stephen Covey gives a detailed guide on the day-to-day successful people do to stay ahead and keep achieving. You can use this book to replace old habits that have been holding you back from progressing with new habits that will set you up for success.
  • Part Of The Plan by Sanele Zulu - This is not just information, Sanele has provided us with a book where we can actively write down activities so that we can easily track progress. If you are looking for a book where you will get mentorship and direction without being told which course of career to follow, this is the book for you. Sanele, unlike many coaches, is unbiased on his mentorship approach. He allows you to follow any career path that you wish to follow and gives you a guide as to how you can go about it.
  • Bantu Holomisa: The Game Changer - Hailing as one of the most daring and impactful liberation struggle hero, this autobiography tells a story of the life of one of South Africa's important part of the liberation movement. If you are looking for inspiration, this your go-to book.
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - One of the best-selling titles of this generation. The Alchemist tells a story of faith and belief. A young man leaves his family in pursuit of gold and on his way he encounters challenges but is committed to his course. He finally achieves his dream and finds the gold, where he finds it is the most amazing part of it all. You are chasing your dreams, this book will help you in believing in yourself when things get tough. It will keep you going.