Wits University Press announces Open Access Programme

It’s international Open Access week 22-28 Oct 2018 and Wits University Press’ Open Access Programme is well under way.  In accordance with Wits University’s commitment to Open Access and showcasing publicly financed research, Wits University Press is making some publications freely available for downloading. Titles in subject fields ranging from African history, (These Oppressions Won’t Cease : […]

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Wits University Press author is the winner of ASSAf’s 2018 Humanities Book Award

Wits University Press author Prof N. Chabani Manganyi is the Winner of ASSAf’s Humanities Book Award for his book Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist: A Memoir Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has announced that the winner of its biennial Humanities Book […]

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New USA distributor for Wits University Press  & digital distribution networks in place

We are delighted to announce that New York University Press is from April 2018 handling the sales, marketing, and distribution services for Wits University Press publications in North and South America. Wits Press publications should be available for digital and print distribution in the US by June 2018. Veronica Klipp, publisher of Wits Press said, […]

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Wits University Press is sad to announce the sudden and tragic passing of author Michael Wessels

We have heard of the sudden and tragic passing of author Michael Wessels, Chairperson of the Department of English in the Faculty of Arts at the University of the Western Cape, on Friday April 13th. He was a meticulous scholar and one of the early researchers pioneering the field of the !Xam narrative through the […]

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Wits Press book on Sol Plaatje and the land issue wins the Non-fiction Edited Volume category at the 2018 HSS awards

Sol Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa: Past and Present  (Wits University Press 2016) has won the Non-fiction Edited Volume category at the annual National Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences (NIHSS) Awards ceremony. The prize was awarded at a sparkling event at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg on Thursday, 15 March. It won the […]

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NOTE: Wits Press closed for new manuscript submissions until 1 February 2018

Please note that Wits University Press is now closed for new manuscript submissions. Manuscript proposals can be sent again from 1 February 2018. Submission can be send to: submissions.witspress@wits.ac.za

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Eminent historian and author, Professor Phil Bonner has passed away

It is with great sadness that Wits University Press announces the passing of eminent historian and author of various urban histories and histories of black resistance, Professor Phil Bonner. Phil Bonner (1945-2017), an academic who has been associated with the University of the Witwatersrand for over four decades, leaves a significant body of research and […]

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Wits University Press publisher, Veronica Klipp writes on the costs of losing local research to global publishers

SOUTH AFRICA The costs of losing local research to global publishers Writing in the University World News, Wits University Press publisher, Veronica Klipp says local scholarly publishing faces the challenges of the small local market and that the costs of losing local research to global publishers is high.   South Africa boasts an impressive pedigree of […]

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Two Wits Press titles included on the Longlist of the Alan Paton 2017 awards!

   Wits Press has two titles selected for the Long List of the Alan Paton Award 2017. They are: Apartheid and The Making of a Black Psychologist: A Memoir, N. Chabani Manganyi (Wits University Press) and Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa, Mark Sanders (Wits University Press) Congratulations to Chabani Manganyi […]

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Three Wits University Press publications triumph in their categories at the annual Humanities and Social Sciences Book Awards!

      Wits University Press is delighted to announce that  three of the Press’ publications won awards in their categories at the annual Humanities and Social Sciences Book Awards. The HSS awards were presented on 29 March 2017 at a lavish event at the offices of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences […]

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Wits University Press boasts 5 finalists for the Humanities and Social Sciences Book Awards 2017

         Wits University Press has 5 finalists for the  Humanities and Social Sciences Book Awards 2017 The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) Award winners will be announced in Johannesburg on Wednesday 29 March 2017. The awards are aimed at recognising and awarding outstanding, innovative and socially responsible scholarship that enhance […]

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Wits Press launches Neocosmos’ Thinking Freedom in Africa

Wits University Press and WiSER invite you to the launch of the winner of the 2017 Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book Award, Michael Neocosmos’ Thinking Freedom in Africa Toward a theory of emancipatory politics “The concept and phenomenology of freedom are subjects of heated ongoing debates. Michael Neocosmos’s brilliant tome brings this discourse, bringing it to […]

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