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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.

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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
Vol Wangari Maathais

Voices of Liberation
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai was a scholar, writer, environmental activist, human rights champion, and Nobel Prize laureatte. In her life and thought, she tenaciously sought to expose the precarious lives of people across a variety of communities: women, rural communities, political prisoners, Kenyans, Africans, and citizens of the global South saddled with the burdens of international debt.

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Format : 210mm x 148mm
Pages : 352
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2574-9
Publish Year : November 2019
Price R R295.00
Renewing Worker Education

Renewing Workers’ Education
A Radical Vision

Renewing workers’ education focuses on educational forms created by workers for workers. It extends beyond trade unions to include the range of educational initiatives aimed at the working class more generally, including working class women, casual and informal sector workers, migrant workers, and workers’ political parties.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 264
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2581-7
Publish Year : December 2019
Rights : World Rights
Price R R350.00
I Am Angel

I am Angel
Same-sex working class African men in South Africa

I am Angel’ provides the first scholarly outline for the development of a narrative of same-sex working class African men. The book’s core analytic thrust centres around two sources: a previously unpublished primary source from the early twentieth century and unique oral history interviews with men remembering their lives in the gay settlement of Mkhumbane.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 296
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2583-1
Publish Year : March 2020
Rights : World Rights
Price R TBC