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  • Learning for Living – Towards a New Vision for Post-School Learning in South Africa

    This book challenges policy makers, researchers, educators and civil society organisations to think critically about the relationship between post-school education and the world of work, and about how to transform the post-school system to better serve the needs and interests of rural and urban communities. It issues a call to action and proposes key principles to inform an alternative vision of post-school learning.

  • Justify the Enemy

    This book is a collection of non-fiction by the prolific author Zakes Mda. It showcases his role as a public intellectual with the inclusion of public lectures, essays and media articles. Mda focuses on South Africa’s history and the present, identity and belonging, the art of writing, human rights, global warming and why he is unable to keep silent on abuses of power.

    Pages: 278

  • Joburg Noir

    Joburg Noir is a collection of 20 short stories ranging between seven and twelve pages long. These stories tell of urban legends and myths, love lost and found and wrestling with introspection, self-awareness, sensitivity, identity and the search for meaning through human contact. The collection intension is to help the readers to delve into their own memories in search of pictures of their sweet childhood and fractured identities.

  • Hostels in South Africa: Spaces of Perplexity

    Hostels in South Africa: Spaces of Perplexity, this book was written by Nomkhosi Xulu Gama. The book is about the transformation of KwaMashu Hostel in Durban in the twenty-first century – from a single-sex men’s hostel to family accommodation in community residential units. It presents the continuities and discontinuities that take place as hostel-dwellers grapple with everyday livelihood struggles.

  • Hidden Voices 4th Edition

    Bonds of Justice: The Struggle of Oukasie marks the 4th edition of

  • Guerrilla Radios in Southern Africa

    Guerrilla Radios in Southern Africa is a collection of essays on the histories of the different radios of the liberation movements in the region during the era of the armed struggle. The book was edited by Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi; Tshepo Moloi And Alda Romão Saúte Saíde.

  • Forging solidarity: Popular education at work

    The NIHSS is proud to announce the launch of Forging Solidarity: popular education at work, an edited collection by Prof. Shirley Walters and Prof. Astrid von Kotze. The book explores responses to political, cultural and educational questions of our day and the pursuit of social justice through popular education.

  • Forging Solidarity Popular Education at Work

    Animating this book is a twofold question: In what ways are adult and popular educators responding to various harsh economic, political, cultural and environmental conditions? In doing so, are they planting seeds of hope for and imaginings of alternative futures which can connect individuals and communities locally and globally to achieve economic, ecological and social justice?

  • Flashes in Her Soul

    Flashes in Her Soul is the second book in the Hidden Voices series and is the story of Jabu Ndlovu, a shop steward of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and a community leader in Imbali near Pietermaritzburg. 

  • Equitable Rural Socioeconomic Change

    Equitable Rural Socioeconomic Change brings together original reflections on the intricacies of economic and social transformations that are unfolding in the rural areas of developing countries and provides a fresh and authentic perspective. This book revisits dominant but exhausted conceptions of rural livelihoods to expose their analytical flaws and thematic limitations.

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