First clinical data on COVID-19 published in South Africa with COVID-19 Special Issue of the Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine

Health professionals will face hard ethical decisions when it comes to dealing with Covid-19 patients. For example, do they resuscitate patients even though the prospect of recovery are slim and the risk to the health-care team is very high? How should they respond? This is one of the pressing topics covered in theCOVID-19 Special Issue […]

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Hamba Kahle, George Hallett

George Hallett – Photographer – 1942-2020 RIP It is a time of loss, mourning, grief. On this day we say farewell to photographer, George Hallett. ‘Iconic’ is a word that comes to mind when thinking about George and his photographs; a legend has indeed crossed over. George was a demanding and exacting person to work […]

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Covid-19 Resources for Academics and Students – Free access to entire Wits University Press eBook collection in university libraries

In this time of unprecedented crisis, when universities are developing online teaching systems and academics are working from home, Wits University Press is joining a large number of international university presses and academic publishers in providing access to content for students and researchers. We have partnered with JSTOR and Proquest to provide all subscribing libraries […]

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Wits University Press books shine at the NIHSS Awards 2020 …. Book on Dung Beetles wins!

Wits University Press is delighted that Dance of the Dung Beetles: Their role in our changing world, is the winner in the Best Non-Fiction: Monograph category of the annual National Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences (NIHSS) Awards 2020. The prize was awarded at a glittering and joyous ceremony at the historical Constitution Hill in Johannesburg […]

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NEW 2019/2020 CATALOGUE of Wits University Press books

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Wits University Press book of short stories wins the Fiction Edited Volume category at the 2019 HSS awards

Wits University Press is proud to be the publisher of the winner in the Fiction Edited Volume category of the annual National Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences (NIHSS) Awards. The prize was awarded at a sparkling ceremony at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg on Thursday, 14 March to Recognition: An anthology of SA short […]

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NEW OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL

Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine https://journals.co.za/content/journal/wjcm Wits University Press is proud to announce that the first edition of a new online open access journal in the field of medicine, the Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine, is now published. The Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine is a peer-reviewed scientific research journal published tri-annually, and was established to provide a forum to showcase […]

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Playwright Neil Coppen’s play, Tin Bucket Drum wins prestigious award

Wits University Press is delighted to announce that Neil Coppen’s play, Tin Bucket Drum, has won the English Academy of Southern Africa Olive Schreiner Prize for Drama (2018). The Olive Schreiner Prize for drama forms part of a larger annual competition in creative writing of English expression, which includes prose and poetry. The award is named after Olive […]

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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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