From Boys to Men

This highly original work arises from the conference ‘From Boys to Men’, held in January 2005. It represents the work of some of the best-known theorists and researchers in masculinities and feminism in South Africa, on the continent and internationally.  The subjects covered are based on rich ethnographic studies, mostly in South Africa, but also elsewhere in Africa.

Published by UCT Press.

State of the Nation 2007

State of the Nation was the HSRC Press’ flagship series, published annually. Each year had a different theme. For the cover, we chose an image from a photographic project that the HSRC had initiated. The image really symbolised South Africa and its citizens transitioning to the new political dispensation.

The promotional material for the book elaborated on this graphic theme.

Transitional Justice and Human Security

It is hoped that this publication will be a modest contribution to the ongoing debate and will assist academics and practitioners alike to be of even greater assistance to those countries facing the awesome challenge of post-conflict resolution.

Published by the International Center for the Transitional Justice, Cape Town.

Disability and Social Change

This book engages with a broad range of disability issues in South Africa. For the cover a photograph was choses with a subtle representation of change in the landscape – a wall with a section featuring a hand rail. The title was aslo duplicated in braille script which was embossed and spot varnished onto the cover.

Published by HSRC Press.

Democracy and Delivery

Democracy and Delivery: Urban Policy in South Africa tells the story of urban policy and its formulation in South Africa.

Elsabe Gelderblom stitched together sections of old maps and photographed the collage. The cover of the book was also embossed to pick up on the stitching motif.

Published by HSRC Press.

Baba – Men and Fatherhood in South Africa

This book interrogates some of the most difficult questions around fatherhood in south africa. Who is a father? What does it mean to be a father?

To illustrate the up-close and personal nature of these questions and the respondents, Elsabe photographed a model and overlayed some keywords onto the face of the man.

Published by HSRC Press.

Elusive Equity

This academic publication documents South Africa’s efforts to create a racially equitable state education system from the ashes of apartheid education.

Published by HSRC Press.