Oxford University Press Southern Africa has been based in Cape Town since 1915.
We are a South African company, 74,9% owned by Oxford University Press, a division of Oxford University in the United Kingdom, and 25,1% by The Mandela Rhodes Foundation. Together we aim to promote leadership and scholarship in Africa, to benefit present and future generations.
In practice this means that dividends paid by Oxford University Press to The Mandela Rhodes Foundation funds Mandela Rhodes Scholarships – and support South African and African students to study at local universities.
Oxford University Press Southern Africa
Oxford University Press Southern Africa is an educational publisher. We are committed to the growth of South Africa and its people through the provision of excellent educational materials and support.
We recognize the power of education to uplift and equip individuals and communities to better their lives.
We therefore strive to develop and deliver quality educational materials and support, based on the demands of learners, students, teachers and lecturers in Southern Africa.
We share the mission of Oxford University to bring excellence in education, scholarship and research to people around the world, and are proud to be part of this long tradition.
Oxford is one of the leading educational publishers in South Africa, producing a wide range of quality curriculum-compliant educational material.
Oxford has more than 2,700 locally-published books in 11 languages, written by close to 1,000 South African authors. We also sell educational books published by other Oxford branches around the world.
Our range includes:
The way we work
Oxford is committed to being the employer of choice in the publishing industry by offering first-class training and development to its more than 180 permanent staff.
Our Code of Conduct presents a set of values and principles that underpin all we do at Oxford University Press, providing guidance to staff about the way we should work, and what is expected of us. It includes our commitments across a range of important ethical and social concerns.
OUP v CUP
OUP Southern Africa and Cambridge University Press SA hold an annual dragon boat race
in Cape Town. Cambridge won in 2011.