The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of South Africa.
To submit a proposal please contact Leanne Hinves [email protected]
Social Media and Everyday Life in South Africa
Participatory Theatre and the Urban Everyday in South Africa Place and Play in Johannesburg
Agency and Social Transformation in South African Higher Education Pushing the Bounds of Possibility
International Mediation in the South African Transition Brokering Power in Intractable Conflicts
Reversing Urban Inequality in Johannesburg
Edited By Sarah Chiumbu, Gilbert Motsaathebe
May 25, 2021
This book critically analyses the important role of radio in public life in post-apartheid South Africa. As the most widespread and popular form of communication in the country, radio occupies an essential space in the deliberation and the construction of public opinion in South Africa. From just ...
By Tanja E Bosch
November 23, 2020
This book explores how social media is used in South Africa, through a range of case studies exploring various social networking sites and applications. This volume explores how, over the past decade, social media platforms have deeply penetrated the fabric of everyday life. The author considers ...
By Alexandra Halligey
December 10, 2019
This book explores theatre and performance as participatory research practices for exploring the everyday of the city. Taking an inner-city suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa as its central case study, the book considers how theatre and performance might be both useful practical tools in ...
By Ndangwa Noyoo
November 07, 2019
This book critically examines the current social policy in post-apartheid South Africa and proposes an alternative social policy agenda to create a new development pathway for the country. Taking social policy as a vehicle that will facilitate the creation of a new society altogether, ...
By Grace Ese-osa Idahosa
July 19, 2019
This book explores the process of transformation, discussing how individuals are capable of acting to enable transformation of structures and cultures through the lens of South African higher education. Agency and Social Transformation in South African Higher Education examines the role of agency...
By Zwelethu Jolobe
April 26, 2019
This book challenges the conventional understanding of South Africa’s transition to democracy as a home-grown process through a comparative analysis of Commonwealth and United Nations mediation attempts. Approaching power transition through the lens of South Africa, Zwelethu Jolobe raises ...
Edited By Melissa Tandiwe Myambo
October 30, 2018
With the spread of capitalism - a socio-economic system that produces both wealth and poverty simultaneously - the spatial dynamics of the "global(izing)" city are creating more division between social classes, not less. This means that in the 21st-century, large cities around the world exhibit ...
Edited By Philippe Burger, Lochner Marais, Deirdre van Rooyen
September 26, 2017
Mining has played a key role in the growth of many towns in South Africa. This growth has been accompanied by a proliferation of informal settlements, by pressure to provide basic services and by institutional pressures in local government to support mining. Fragile municipal finance, changing ...
By Marius Pieterse
September 07, 2017
Rights-based Litigation, Urban Governance and Social Justice in South Africa considers the overlap between legal and everyday struggles for social and spatial justice in the particular context of Johannesburg, South Africa. Drawing from literature across disciplines of law, urban geography and...
By Musawenkosi W Ndlovu
June 07, 2017
This book examines the historical FeesMustFall (FMF) university student protests that took place in South Africa and shows how the enduring historical construction, representation and conceptualisation of South African youth (as typically radical and political) contributed to the (mis)...