• Young Families Gender, Sexuality and Care

    Young Families: Gender, Sexuality and Care draws together unique and compelling essays about the contexts of early childbearing, a topic that is now taken for granted.

  • Voices of Liberation: Thomas Sankara

    The book starts with a comprehensive timeline covering Thomas Sankara’s life and major events in the history of the continent and region. His Life section provides the most critical and fraternal assessment of the 1980s radical experiment within the broader history of the country, the region and continent. 

  • Voices of Liberation: Archie Mafeje

    This monograph should be understood as an attempt to contextualise Mafeje’s work and thinking and adds to gripping intellectual biographies of African intellectuals by African researchers.

  • These are the things that sit with us

    These are things that sit with us - this book makes visible undocumented everyday experiences that shaped the lives of ordinary South Africans during the country’s brutal and painful past. By sharing their memories, the storytellers map the scope of the wider, and difficult, conversation about the meaning of justice and the missing parts of the discourse of reconciliation in South Africa.

  • The Unresolved National Question

    The NIHSS in partnership with WITS Press supported the publication of ‘The Unresolved National Question,’ a publication co – edited by Professor Edward Webster and Karin Pampallis.  The publication uncovers distinct traditions of the national question and related perceptions. Apart from providing a historical and conceptual overview. The book brings to the mainstream hidden voices of the past and elevates leftist traditions.

  • The Unresolved National Question

    The Unresolved National Question in South Africa is an extremely valuable contribution to the decades-long debate on South African nationhood. This edited volume examines the way in which various strands of left thought have addressed the National Question, especially during the apartheid years, and goes on to discuss its relevance for South A

  • The Story of One Tells the Struggle of All: Metalworkers under Apartheid

    The Story of One Tells the Struggle of All: Metalworkers under Apartheid is the third volume in the Hidden Voices Series. Put together by Mandlenkosi Makhoba and Petrus Tom, the books tells experiences of metalworkers during apartheid. Read more...

  • The South African Informal Sector: Creating Jobs, Reducing Poverty

    While the informal sector is the ‘forgotten’ sector in many ways, it provides livelihoods, employment and income for about 2.5 million workers and business owners. One in every six South Africans work in the informal sector. Almost half of the employees work in firms and these firms provide about 850 000 paid jobs – almost twice direct employment in the mining sector.

  • The Role of Intellectuals in the State-Society Nexus

    The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) hosted a roundtable in March 2015 on the theme: The Role of Intellectuals in the State-Society Nexus. This book culminated from the roundtable's inputs and debates into the public domain by recording the contributions of the main speakers, respondents, and questions from th

  • The Role of intellectuals in the State – Society nexus – MISTRA

    This publication emanates from an NIHSS funded roundtable held by MISTRA at Constitution Hill. The book interrogates the role of intellectuals in transitioning South Africa. Intellectuals, the publication posits, inspired and led the struggle against colonialism apartheid and exploitation.


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