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OUP Southern Africa named Academic Publisher of the Year

OUP Southern Africa named Academic Publisher of the Year

12 September 2014

Oxford University Press Southern Africa (OUPSA) won the Sefika Academic Publisher of the Year award 2014 on 26 August.

It is the sixth time since 2006 that OUPSA has won the award, which recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions to the South African book industry.

The awards are decided by a vote by booksellers, with customer service, delivery times, relationships with booksellers, and support for launches and publicity events all taken into consideration.

The prize was presented at a gala event in Durban held by the South African Booksellers Association (SABA), which represents the retail book industry in South Africa.

Steve Cilliers, Managing Director at OUPSA, said: “I would like to thank the booksellers for once again recognizing OUP as their leading partner in the supply of higher education textbooks. The award acknowledges the quality of our content and the excellent service we provide to our customers.”

OUPSA’s Higher Education & Trade Director, Marian Griffin Kloot, added: “Our teams’ support for booksellers, outstanding service, high-quality publishing, and dedicated marketing all contributed to our success in this award. I am extremely grateful to each team member for their commitment. They do OUP proud.”

OUP has operated in South Africa since 1915, publishing thousands of titles for a host of audiences in 11 languages. Its range includes textbooks for use in schools and higher education, as well as general literature, dictionaries, atlases, and reading schemes.

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