2017 Exhibitors

The South African Book Fair looks forward to welcoming the following exhibitors to Museum Africa this September.

  • African Flavour Books: African Flavour Books was established in 2015. It has two stores: one in Vanderbijlpark and the other in Braamfontein. The company prides itself on promoting African literature and is owned by Nokuthula and Fortiscue Helepi.

  • Academic and Non-fiction Authors Association of South Africa (ANFASA): ANFASA aims to give voice to the interests and concerns of all authors. It is a member-driven association aiming to uphold the status of authors in South Africa by advocating for the recognition of their works and the protection of their rights.

  • Bargain Books: Book Magazines & Stationery CC (Bargain Books) Established in 1998, Bargain Books is South Africa’s leading discount book retailer, with 80 stores in all nine provinces. Its mission is to provide its customers with range, value, service and convenience. Bargain Books also publishes children’s books written in Afrikaans.

  • Bookstorm: Bookstorm is a boutique nonfiction publishing house. It offers focused experience and innovation in the creation of books for the South African market.

  • Chinafrica Media & Publishing Pty (Ltd): ChinAfrica, launched in 1988, is China’s only monthly magazine featuring news, views and analysis, and targeting an African audience as well as high-end international readers interested in China−Africa relations. Based in Beijing, it is published in both English and French by BEIJING REVIEW.

  • Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO): DALRO is a multi-purpose copyright society which administers various aspects of copyright on behalf of authors, artists and publishers.

  • Exclusive Books: Exclusive Books is one of the largest chain booksellers in South Africa. It has close to 40 branches across the country, a branch in Botswana and an online store.

  • HSRC Press: The HRSC Press is 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. It publishes scholarly books in the social sciences and the humanities, covering relevant evidence-based analysis on Africa, South Africa and the global south.

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses: The Jehovah’s Witnesses publish Bible-based literature in some 700 languages and distribute them in 240 lands. They have produced more than 221 million Bibles in 157 languages. Their publications can also be read, and downloaded free of charge, in 877 languages, on JW.ORG

  • Jonathan Ball Publishers: Jonathan Ball Publishers is a leading publisher and distributor of English consumer books in South Africa, and acts as an agent for British and American publishers. Their Independent Division represents a number of academic, educational and independent publishers.

  • Jozi Book Fair: This Festival promotes reading and writing in all South African languages, especially in indigenous languages and mother tongues. It fosters access and exposure to all the arts, and supports reasonably priced printing to make books accessible and affordable.

  • National Library of South Africa (NLSA): The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) is the custodian and provider of the nation’s key knowledge resources. Mandated by the NLSA Act, the NLSA collects and preserves the nation’s documentary heritage and makes it accessible to all thereby ensuring that knowledge is preserved for posterity.

  • Kips Learning Solutions: Kips is India’s leading publisher of school computer books and interactive digital tools. It is associated with 6 000 plus reputed schools who are using its computer books in India and Asia. Kips is a global training partner in education for Microsoft.

  • Language and Media Practitioners (LAMP): LAMP is an alliance of professional associations in the language and media fields. Members work in writing and journalism, editing and proofreading, translation and interpretation, and indexing and bibliography. It represents both freelancers and members working in-house.

  • Library and information Association of South Africa (LIASA): LIASA, represented at the local, national and international levels, is a SAQA-accredited professional body that provides dynamic leadership in connecting the information-services and the library sectors; and in promoting the development of access to information.

  • Macmillan Education South Africa: Macmillan Education is a world-class educational content and service provider. It supports learners, teachers and institutions through a lifetime of learning, by providing them with content in the most relevant, engaging and flexible formats possible.

  • Oxford University Press: OUP South Africa is an educational publisher with more than 100 years’ experience in South Africa. It publishes dictionaries and textbooks for schools; technical vocational education and training; and higher education.

  • Pan Macmillan: Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK, with imprints including Macmillan, Mantle, Pan, Picador and Boxtree. Pan Macmillan is part of Macmillan Publishers International Limited.

  • Paper Manufacturers’ of South Africa (PAMSA): The association representing South African paper manufacturers is very keen to tell ‘The Paper Story’. The story begins with these words: ‘It’s a bestseller. It’s your bedtime read. It’s time to unplug. IT’S PAPER. Whether it’s a book or a box, your child’s first school report or a tissue for their first heartbreak, it’s made from paper − a versatile and renewable material.’

  • Pearson South Africa: Pearson produces educational content, tools and services in order to make a measurable difference in people’s lives. It does this through public and private learning institutions across all educational domains.

  • Parrésia Publishers Ltd Perresia Publishers is home to Helon Habila, Chika Unigwe, Molara Wood, Victor Ehikhamenor, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Richard Ali and many other writers. This publisher’s motto is ‘Your words … in Trust!!!’

  • Publishers Association of South Africa (PASA): PASA is the largest publishing industry body in South Africa. It represents book and journal publishers of non-fiction, fiction, educational, academic and trade publishing. PASA’s membership comprises the majority of South African publishing houses.

  • Real African Publishers: Real African Publishers is an independent South African publisher specialising in pan-African books and other media. ‘Telling Our Story’ sums up our mission to publish the stories, memoirs and academic contributions of Africans locally and abroad.

  • South African Book Development Council (SABDC): The core purpose of the SABDC is to increase our access to and consumption of books and other print media. Through ongoing research and strategic planning sessions with stakeholders across the book value-chain, the Council is able to identify, prioritise and start addressing key challenges to the industry.

  • South African Library for the Blind: The South African Library for the Blind renders library and information services to blind and visually impaired people. Accessible books are produced and made available in audio and braille, and in tactile picture books for pre-school children.

  • The South African National Lexicography Units: The National Lexicography Units exist to develop dictionaries and other material on behalf of the State, providing the means by which government can achieve its constitutional and legislative obligations to our indigenous languages.

  • Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd: Shuter and Shooter publishes both educational and general books, and is actively involved in the development of educational materials for the Southern Africa market. Products include textbooks and teacher guides, works of literature, supplementary readers and resource material for the school, library and retail markets.

  • South African Heritage Publishers (Pty) Ltd: South African Heritage Publishers is proud to proclaim that its Our Story series of readers ‘collects and retells, with equal importance and emphasis, the story of the ancestors of all South Africans’.

  • UCT Press: UCT Press is the scholarly imprint of Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd, and is affiliated to the University of Cape Town. It publishes peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes in the Humanities with an African perspective, in print and digital formats.

  • UKZN Press: UKZN Press is a quality publisher of scholarship and general expertise for both academic and general readers in the humanities and the social sciences.

  • UNISA Press: As a scholarly publisher, Unisa Press publishes original research in books and journals. Its co-publishing partners are spread across the globe, while its prime areas of focus are the Humanities, sustainable development and top scholarship from Africa and globally.

  • Van Schaik: Professionals, parents and students worldwide can order textbooks, e-textbooks, general books, reference material, tablets, laptops, cell phones, printers and a variety of lifestyle products. Vanschaik.com brings LTSM closer for millions every year.

  • Via Afrika: Via Afrika’s roots are in two publishing companies: Via Afrika, established in 1949 and Nasou, established in 1963. It publishes a comprehensive range of educational materials for schools and FET Colleges in South Africa and Botswana.

  • Vivlia Publishers: Vivlia is a black-owned company founded in 1989 and run by Albert Nemukula, its chairman and managing director. Vivlia’s operations encompass a full range of general, educational, academic and adult basic education and training (ABET) publishing.

  • Wits University Press: Wits University Press has been publishing scholarly books since 1923. Based in Johannesburg, it is strategically placed at the crossroads of African and global knowledge production and dissemination. Committed to publishing well-researched innovative books for both academic and general readers, it focuses on art and heritage, popular science, history and politics, biography, literary studies, women’s writing and select textbooks.

  • Xact Studio International: Xact Studio International is a credited publisher of children’s books, storybooks, art books, dictionaries, encyclopaedias and knowledge books for all ages. It provides total publishing solutions, co-editions and copyrights to countries the world over. Based in New Delhi, it constantly aims to create interesting and innovative titles for children and young readers.