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This report focuses on the publication of books and other reading matter in both print and electronic format. The digital revolution has profoundly transformed the nature of the publishing industry during the past decade and although the e-book market is still in its infancy in South Africa, demand for publications in digital format is predicted to rise exponentially, as the South African government implements initiatives to bridge the digital divide. Notwithstanding the positive advances that have been made in South Africa’s R5bn publishing industry, stakeholders warn that the Department of Basic Education’s proposed implementation of a single-textbook system poses a substantial threat to the future profitability of the sector.

Table Of Contents

Publishing of Books and Other Publications in South Africa 2015
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 6
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
4.1. Local 10
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 14
4.1.2. Regulations 15
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development 16
4.2. Continental 17
4.3. International 18
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 20
5.1. Government Intervention 20
5.2. Economic Environment 21
5.3. Rising Input Costs 22
5.4. Information Technology and Technology 22
5.5. Labour 24
5.6. Literacy Levels 26
5.7. Copyright 26
5.8. Environmental Concerns 26
6. COMPETITION 28
6.1. Barriers to Entry 29
6.2. Innovation 29
6.3. Research and Development (RandD) 30
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 30
8. OUTLOOK 31
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 32
10. REFERENCES 32
10.1. Publications 32
10.2. Websites 33
APPENDIX 1 34
Estimated Industry Turnover Values: Books In Print Format 34
APPENDIX 2 36
PASA Membership List 36
APPENDIX 3 42
Core List of Publishers and Book Distributors in South Africa 42
ORGANOGRAM 43
COMPANY PROFILES 45
AC BRABY (PTY) LTD 45
ALLIED PUBLISHING LTD 47
ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 49
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 50
HSRC PRESS (DIVISION OF HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL) 52
JACANA MEDIA (PTY) LTD 54
JUTA and COMPANY LTD 56
LEXISNEXIS (PTY) LTD 59
MACMILLAN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 61
MARAMEDIA (PTY) LTD 65
MASKEW MILLER LONGMAN (PTY) LTD 67
MEDIA24 BOEKE (PTY) LTD 70
NASOU VIA AFRIKA (PTY) LTD 72
NEW AFRICA BOOKS (PTY) LTD 75
NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHING (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 77
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 80
PEARSON MARANG (PTY) LTD 83
PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE (PTY) LTD 85
READ EDUCATIONAL TRUST 87
SHUTER and SHOOTER PUBLISHERS (PTY) LTD 89
VIVLIA PUBLISHERS and BOOKSELLERS (PTY) LTD 92

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