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Bhekizizwe (Bheki) Peterson, a great South African intellectual has passed

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Wits University Press is saddened to hear and share the news about the passing of Bhekizizwe (Bheki) Peterson on 16 June 2021.  Born in 1961 in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, Bheki Peterson was a great South African intellectual, Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and talented artist. He published extensively on […]

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

Tuesday, November 17th, 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 […]

Bill Freund – a tribute

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

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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