Welcome to the HSRC Press! We are the external publishing arm of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the largest dedicated research institute in the social sciences and humanities on the African continent. We publish scholarly books in the social sciences and humanities, covering relevant evidence-based analysis on Africa, South Africa and the global south. HSRC Press pioneered an Open Access model allowing free downloads of many of its books worldwide, giving African research a global footprint and making HSRC Press a leader in knowledge production in over 200 countries. Our books are approved for publication by an independent editorial board, after rigorous peer review processes, helping to ensure that our books are high quality, distinctive and highly readable.