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  • PENNY_SIOPIS_LR

    With her earliest work, Penny Siopis established herself as one of the most prominent and challenging visual artists in and beyond South Africa. This book traces Siopis’s development from her famous early cake paintings to the history paintings, the installations, video work and her exuberant experiments with ink and glue. Edited by Gerrit Olivier, this collection of essays and interviews by c ...

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  • ImpossibleMourning_HR

    Impossible Mourning argues that while the HIV/AIDS epidemic has occupied an important place in public discourse in South Africa over the last ten years, particularly in debates about governance and constitutional rights post-apartheid, the experiences of people living with HIV for the most part remain invisible and the multiple losses due to AIDS have gone publicly unmourned. This book engages wit ...

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  • Forgotten World

    The Mpumalanga Escarpment, stretching from Ohrigstad in the north via Lydenburg and Machadodorp to Carolina in the south, saw massive changes in precolonial times. Still visible today is a vast expanse of man-made stone walling which connects over 10 000 square kilometres of land into a complex web of circular homesteads, towns, terraced fields and linking roads, stretching for 150 kilometres in a ...

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  • CSCC caselining.indd

    This richly illustrated study offers detailed empirical analyses of changes in the city’s physical space, as well as a host of chapters on the character of specific neighbourhoods and the social identities being forged within them. Informing all of these is a consideration of underlying economic, social and political processes shaping the wider Gauteng region. ...

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  • LandChiefsMining_LR

    Land, Chiefs, Mining explores aspects of the experience of the Batswana in the thornveld and bushveld regions of the North-West Province, shedding light on defining issues, moments and individuals in this lesser known region of South Africa. ...

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  • Suspended Revolution Covers - Translations

    Buka ena ke setlamo ho maAfrika Borwa ohle a batlang ditharollo tse lebahaneng le demokrasi ya rona. Adam Habib o fana ka manollo ya sethato ya diphetoho tsa sepolotiki le tsa moruo nakong ena e ka mora kgethollo ka ho pepesa ditsitsipano tsa puso le matla a ka mahlakoreng ohle a teng sedikadikweng sa dipolotiki sa Afrika Borwa. ...

    More about: Ntwa ya Boitseko e Fanyehuweng ya Afrika Borwa
  • Suspended Revolution Covers - Translations

    Lena yincwadi okumele ifundwe nakanjani yizakhamuzi zaseNingizimu Afrika ezifuna ukuthola izisombululo zezinkinga eziqondene nombuso wentando yeningi wethu. U-Adam Habib lapha uhlaziya ukuguqukela kokusha kokuphathelene nezombusazwe kanye nezomnotho enkathini yangemva kobandlululo ngokuveza izingqinamba ezikhungweni kanye nokudonsisana ngamandla okukhona kwezombusazwe eNingizimu Afrika. ...

    More about: Inguqukombuso YeNingizimu Afrika Eyabondwa Yashiywa
  • Rewolusie op Ys

    Met hierdie boek bied Adam Habib ’n oorspronklike analise van die politieke en ekonomiese oorgang in die postapartheidera deur die institusionele beperkinge en die magsbalanse wat ’n rol speel in die Suid-Afrikaanse politieke arena, bloot te lê. ...

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  • LongWayHome

    A Long Way Home is an extraordinarily rich guide to the history and material artefacts emanating from migrant life in South Africa. Spanning a three-hundred-year history, the book captures the humanity, agency and creative modes of self-expression of the millions of workers who left their rural homesteads to cross frontiers – whether by foot, carriage or otherwise – to new towns and cities, al ...

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  • EZdictionary_2911LR

    This fourth edition of English-isiZulu / isiZulu-English dictionary contains a newly revised isiZulu orthography in line with the approved PanSALB (2008) orthography. This dictionary provides an invaluable resource for students of isiZulu, for isiZulu-speaking students of English, and for linguists working in the isiZulu language. ...

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Universities in the trenches

John Higgins’ book, ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN A DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA, analyses threats our universities face and proposes ways of resisting them

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

 Enlightened leadership needed to secure academic freedom 10 Oct 2014 00:00| Michael Chapman A new book analyses threats our universities face and proposes ways of resisting them. ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN A DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA: ESSAYS AND INTERVIEWS ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE HUMANITIES by John Higgins (Wits University Press) John Higgins poses two interrelated questions […]

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New Catalogue – Wits University Press 2014/15

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Wits University Press has the pleasure of offering our latest catalogue. We are proud to publish leading South African and international scholars’ work.  You can find the new titles for 2014/2015 under the different subject sections in the catalogue: Urban Studies, Political Theory, Cultural Studies, History, Paleoanthropology, Rock Art, Migration Studies and so on. We […]

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

CALLING ON ALL CREATIVES IN THE WITS SCHOOL OF ARTS DESIGN THE COVER IMAGE FOR A WITS UNIVERSITY PRESS BOOK AND WIN! GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, ARTISTS, ILLUSTRATORS, VISIONARIES, BOOK LOVERS – THIS ONE IS FOR YOU! PHOTOGRAPHY | ILLUSTRATION | TYPOGRAPHY | INSPIRATION SO GET YOUR ARTWORK PUBLISHED AND WIN R2500 CASH Wits University Press, in […]

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