Find Printing and Publishing expertise in Mozambique
The most established publisher and printer in Mozambique is the National Institute of Books and Records, which is primarily interested in producing books in Portuguese and Mozambican national languages for literacy and educational purposes. Pearson Education Africa is an international player here, publishing educational materials to support the local school curriculum, under the Longman and Heinemann imprints. In terms of digital publishing, as early as 2002, various independent media suppliers provided websites, and six periodicals transmitted daily editions electronically to support a combined subscription base of around 1,500 subscribers.
According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2012–13, Mozambique is listed 128 out of 144 countries and has a score of 2.6 out of 7.0 for intellectual property protection. By comparison neighbouring country Zimbabwe is listed 94 out of 144 with a score of 3.1 and South Africa is ranked 20 out of 144 with a score of 5.3.
The Maputo Book Fair is an annual event in Mozambique, which was established in 2010. There is no specific publishing association in Mozambique however, the Association of Mozambican Authors was founded in 1982 and functions as a publishing house for poetry and prose aiming to develop writing and communication skills of local writers. Many of the country’s local publishing houses are turning into NGOs in order to receive financial support and make their companies more profitable. The National Book and Record Institute, implemented by the government after independence, was formerly the central register of publications.
Whilst literacy rates are generally considered to be quite low, the government aims to reduce illiteracy rates to 30% by 2015 by stepping up its literacy and adult education programmes.
The growth rate in the printing industry is relatively low. This can primarily be ascribed to the high cost of imported newsprint and the costs of printing. The only private news organisation that has its own printing press is Diário de Moçambique, which is owned by the Commercial News Society of Beira. Various initiatives in the SME market are currently being supported by the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and the first Mozambican company that obtained support of the Mozambique SME Initiative was Spectrum Graphics Ltd, a pre-press design and printing services company that obtained both investment and technical assistance.
|Printing and Publishing organisations in Mozambique|
|Diario de Mozambique||
|National Institute of Books and Records||
|SGL Group - Mozambique||
|Spectrum Graphics Ltd||