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Wits University Press is strategically placed at the crossroads of African and global knowledge production and dissemination. We are committed to publishing well-researched, innovative books for both academic and general readers. Our areas of focus include art and heritage, popular science, history and politics, biography, literary studies and women’s writing.

Wits University Press Academic publishers
New book takes a deeper look at conspicuous consumption in Africa

Collection of essays explores consumption habits in various African contexts.

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Launch: 'Like Family' by Ena Jansen (May 22)

Join Jansen in conversation with Sindiwe Magona and Myrtle Witbooi at the Cape Town launch of 'Like Family'

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Launch: 'Reinventing Hoodia' by Laura A. Foster (May 13)

Join Laura Foster, Sinethemba Makanya, Richard Rottenburg and Jonathan Klaaren in conversation at Wits University for the launch of 'Reinventing ...

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WATCH | Dung beetles roll their food home - by dancing

Watch Marcus Byrne, co-author of 'Dance of the Dung Beetles', in his fascinating TED talk about the vast intelligence dung beetles display when ...

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Like Family looks at the precarious position of domestic workers in SA

‘Like family’ they may be, but they and their employers know they can never be real family

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Launch: Racism After Apartheid (April 11)

Join Vishwas Satgar, Khwezi Mabasa, Sharon Ekambaram and Shan Balton for a panel discussion on Thursday April 11 at Wits University.

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Biology and history dance with the scarabs in this enchanting book

Outlining the development of science from the point of view of the humble dung beetle is what makes this charming story of immense interest to ...

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REVIEW | Dan Wiley's study on elephants in literature "intellectually exciting"

Stephen Coan reviews Death and Compassion: The Elephant in Southern African Literature

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WATCH | Visionary Animal author speaks out against vandalism of San art

“The fact is that the paintings are not just passive things, they are not just illustrative things" - Renaud Ego

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Discussion with Professor Andrew van der Vlies (April 4)

Join Andrew van der Vlies in conversation with Dr Erica Lombard about his two new collections

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