Blue Weaver Academic & Scholarly is a separate Division within the Company with its own dedicated marketing and promotions team, sales capacity, resources and staffing. The Division represents prominent Publishers in the key note areas of Academic, Professional, Reference, Research and Scholarly publishing. All titles are authored and edited by leading Academics, Practitioners, Researchers and Scholars in their particular fields of expertise. Many of these titles have been nominated for awards in their respective subject areas, including the Alan Paton and Sefika Booksellers Choice Awards. The key Publisher lists that comprise this Division reflect the country’s leading University Presses, namely UKZN Press and Wits University Press as well as the HSRC Press, Zed Books, Siber Ink and Burke Publishing. Links to all our key Publishers appear on the left.

  • The University Presses provide well-researched, innovative books for Academic, Scholarly and General readers. Areas of focus are varied and include African Studies, Current Affairs, Art, Heritage, Popular Science, History, Politics, Biography, Literary Studies, Women’s Writing and Select Textbooks.
  • The HSRC Press forms part of South Africa’s statutory research agency and publishes research that generates critical and independent knowledge relative to all aspects of human and social development.
  • Zed Books is a critical and dynamic international publisher, committed to increasing awareness of important universal issues and to promoting diversity, alternative voices and progressive social change. They publish on Politics, Development, Gender, the Environment and Economics for a global audience of Students, Academics, Activists and General Readers.
  • Burke Publishing is an international publisher specializing in Fashion, Project Management, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management with all their titles prescribed by Academics and used by Students worldwide.
  • Siber Ink is an innovative niche Law publishing firm focusing on quality and accessible material. Practitioners and Professionals widely use and prescribe their textbooks.

Blue Weaver Academic & Scholarly titles are available through all good bookshops as well as Booksite Afrika. Alternatively, titles are available online at, and Please direct any queries pertaining to our Academic & Scholarly titles to the Blue Weaver offices. A full stock, price and title listing of our Academic & Scholarly titles is also available.


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