Radio Soundings: South Africa and the Black Modern by Liz Gunner wins UJ’s Book of the Year Award for 2020

Wits University Press is excited to announce that author Liz Gunner has won the University of Johannesburg’s Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards 2020: Book of the Year for Radio Soundings: South Africa and the Black Modern. These awards acknowledge excellence in teaching, research, innovation and service. Professor Elizabeth “Liz” Gunner is a Visiting Research Professor with the […]

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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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Bill Freund – a tribute

6 July 1944 – 17 August 2020 MEDIA RELEASE It is with great sadness that Wits University Press heard the news of the death of social historian, academic and intellectual, Bill Freund on Monday 17 August 2020.  Described as one of the grandmasters of South African economic historiography, he was a remarkable and prolific scholar and […]

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Wits University Press mourns struggle hero, Andrew Mlangeni

MEDIA RELEASE – 22 July 2020 Struggle hero, Andrew Mlangeni, has passed. 6 June 1925 – 21 July 2020. Wits University Press is deeply saddened by the loss of the loved and respected struggle hero, Andrew Mlangeni, the last of the Rivonia trialists without whose sacrifices democracy would not have become a reality. Andrew Mlangeni […]

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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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