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OUP named academic publisher of the year in South Africa

OUP named academic publisher of the year in South Africa

30 August 2011

Oxford University Press was named academic publisher of the year at an awards ceremony in South Africa on 16 August.

OUP’s Southern Africa branch took the Academic Publisher of the Year Award for 2011 in the Sefika awards, which honours organizations that contribute to excellence in publishing and bookselling in the country.

It is the fifth time in six years that Oxford has taken a prize at the event, after winning the Academic Publisher of the Year award in 2006, 2008, and 2010; and the Publisher of the Year award in 2009.

Following the Cape Town ceremony, Lieze Kotze, Managing Director of Oxford University Press Southern Africa, said. “We are honoured that booksellers – who themselves add value in tertiary education through the supply of textbooks to students and lecturers – have once again recognized us for our commitment to excellence. We will endeavour to keep up the calibre of service we’ve become known for.”

This latest award is just one example of success for Oxford University Press, which regularly wins awards across the world for its educational and academic publishing. In 2010/11 OUP received 212 prizes for its print and digital titles and was also named academic publisher and distributer of the year in the UK.

For more information on Oxford University Press Southern Africa please visit www.oxford.co.za