Find Printing and Publishing expertise in South Africa

The publishing industry in South Africa is large with numerous independent and international publishing houses placed here. Penguin Books, Pearson, Cambridge University Press and Random House are all major players in the country. The latter merged with Struik Publishers in 2008 to create Random House Struik Ltd. and has become one of the country’s most prominent publishers. The company publishes titles in English and Afrikaans and works with international and local authors. Small publishing house include Kwela Books, Zebra Publishing and Jonathan Ball Publishers. Juta is the largest local publisher of student textbooks and New Voices Publishing are a company which provides a personal service to writers who wants to publish a book and offers a Print on Demand service. Booksite Afrika is the country’s largest book warehousing and distribution facility with a market share of 45-50%.

The Publishers Association of South Africa is the trade body for the sector. The Self-Publishers Association of South Africa works to promote high standards in book content and links with professional organisations in the country. There is also a South African Writers’ Network where authors and writers can be a part of the publishing network.

According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2012–13, South Africa is placed 20 out of 144 countries with a score of 5.3 out of 7.0 for intellectual property protection.

Printing and Publishing organisations in South Africa
Active Printers
Associated Printing
BM Management
Cambridge University Press Africa Branch
Caxton & CTP
Community Publishing
Corporate Interactive Developments
Heinemann Publishers (Pty) Ltd
Human & Rousseau
Jonathan Ball Publishers
Juta & Company
LAPA Publishers
Logogog Press
Macmillan Education South Africa
Maskew Miller Longman
Mediator Printers
NB Publishers
Nelida Publishing
New Africa Books
Oxford University Press Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
Paarl Media
Paarl Post
Penguin Group
Random House Struik
Reach Publishers
Roto Label
Tarangaan Publishing Solutions
Ultra Litho Limited
Unicopy & Stationers
Wits University Press