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A broad measure of the success of any scholarly publisher is its reputation in the wider scholarly publishing community, as well as among key stakeholder groups. In the first instance, the HSRC Press has certainly become the most productive publisher of scholarly works in South Africa and the rest of Africa. In the second instance, the Press is increasingly becoming a sought-after outlet for leading academic authors to publish and disseminate their work.

External peer-review processes are critical to ensuring the quality and scientific rigour of scholarly works. The double-blind peer reviews of manuscripts by the Editorial Board before any decision is taken to publish is a crucial quality-assurance stage within the Press’s publishing programme and activities.

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Connected Lives

Connected Lives
Families, households, health and care in contemporary South Africa

Connected lives: Families, households, health and care in contemporary South Africa, illustrates the changing constitution and the variability of households, fluid understandings of family, and the impact of these in the context of life changes and health problems.

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Format : 235mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 280
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2585-5
Publish Year : February 2020
Rights : World Rights
Price R R295.00
Anatomy Of The Anc

Anatomy of the ANC in Power
Insights from Port Elizabeth, 1990—2019

South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), has undergone dramatic changes over the last thirty years. Historically a hotbed of political activism, Port Elizabeth is an illuminating site.

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Format : 235mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 360
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2587-9
Publish Year : March 2020
Rights : World Rights
Price R R420.00
Migrant Labour

Migrant Labour after Apartheid
The inside story

South Africa is a rapidly urbanising society. Over 60% of the population lives in urban areas and this will rise to more than 70% by 2030. However, it is also a society with a long history of labour migration, rural home-making and urban economic and residential insecurity.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 416
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2579-4
Publish Year : March 2020
Rights : World Rights
Price R 395
Township Economy

Township Economy People, Spaces and Practices

Township Economy provides a unique insight into township informal business and entrepreneurship. It is set in the post-apartheid period, in the third decade of Africa’s democracy and draws on evidence collected from 2010-2018 in 10 township sites, nine in South Africa and one in Namibia. The book focuses on micro-enterprises, the business strategies of township entrepreneurs and the impact of autonomous informal economic activities on urban life.

The book is unique in approach and content. It looks at spatial influences at various gradients, from the city-wide level, to objects, to invisible infrastructure. The analysis examines the influence of power as a tool to dominate and control and thus constraint inclusive opportunities. This captivating book will be of interest academic researchers, university students and specialists in business studies, urbanism, politics and socio-economic development.

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Format : 280mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 352
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2577-0
Publish Year : February 2020
Rights : World Rights
Price R TBC