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  • This revised edition of a book first published in 2010 supplements the original account of the 116 bat species then known to be found in Southern and Central Africa with an additional eight newly described species. ...

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  • This timely book analyses the crisis and chaos of journalism in contemporary South Africa at a period when the media and their role are frequently at the centre of public debate. The book argues for the power of public interest journalism, including investigative journalism, and a diversity of voices and positions to be reflected in the news. ...

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  • Patrick van Rensburg (1931–2017) was an anti-apartheid activist and self-made ‘alternative educationist’ whose work received international recognition with the Right Livelihood Award in 1981. This sensitive and compelling biography does justice to a giant of a man, controversial throughout his life but undeniably a hero. ...

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  • Bafana Republic and Other Satires is a selection of monologues from a series of one-person satirical revues. Using the 2010 FIFA World Cup as an entry point for satirical commentary, the sketches focus on various issues facing democratic South Africa. ...

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  • In Rock | Water | Life Lesley Green examines the interwoven realities of inequality, racism, colonialism, and environmental destruction in South Africa ...

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  • In this timely and erudite collection, writers from the Global South demonstrate that forms of publicness are multiple, mobile and varied. Drawing primarily on materials from Africa for their capacity to speak to global developments, they propose new concepts and methodologies to analyse how public engagements work in society. ...

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  • The dominant news media are often accused of reflecting an ‘elite bias’, privileging and foregrounding the interests of a small segment of society while ignoring the narratives of the majority. The authors of Tell Our Story investigate this problem and offer a hands-on demonstration of listening journalism and research in practice. ...

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  • Becoming Men is the story of 32 boys from Alexandra, one of Johannesburg's largest townships, over a period of twelve seminal years in which they negotiate manhood and masculinity. ...

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  • Analyzing a wide range of archival, popular culture, and oral history sources, Thomas traces the changing meanings of skin colour from precolonial times to the postcolonial present. ...

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  • Volume five in the Democratic Marxism series, BRICS and the New American Imperialism challenges the mainstream understanding of BRICS and US dominance to situate the new global rivalries engulfing capitalism. It offers novel analyses of BRICS in the context of increasing US induced imperial chaos, deepening environmental crisis tendencies (such as climate change and water scarcity), contradictory ...

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Hamba Kahle, George Hallett

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

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 […]

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

Friday, April 24th, 2020

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 […]

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

Monday, April 6th, 2020

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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