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Unisa Press

How to buy

Unisa Press serves the university’s research and innovation strategy by effectively promoting accessibility to, and disseminating and developing the knowledge and research outputs of local and international scholars. Our readers can purchase our books using a number of different methods.

Members of the public, bookstores and students

Order books and journals directly from Unisa Press.

1. Postal orders

The Business Section, Unisa Press
PO Box 392, UNISA, 003, South Africa
Tel: +27 12 429 3515/3448
Fax: +27 12 429 3449
E-mail: /

2. Credit card orders

Unisa Press can only process prepaid orders. Customers can fax or e-mail orders to Mrs Theart Fax +27 12 429 3449 with the following information:

Name and surname
Postal address and contact telephone numbers
Unisa student number, if applicable
Title of publication(s) you wish to buy, quantity of each item,  total amount and state currency of your payment
Credit card type (MasterCard/VISA only)
Credit card holder’s name and postal address
Credit card number (16 digits)
Expiry date of card
CVV number of card (last 3 digits on back of card)
The card holder’s signature

Orders and enquiries:

Tel: +27 12 429 3448 / 3368 / 3515
E-mail: or

3. Bank deposit orders:

Unisa Press banking details:

Bank: Standard Bank, Pretoria, South Africa
Branch code: 010645
Account name: Unisa
Account type: cheque
Account number: 011554622
Reference: 54003 8 04538

Please fax a copy of the bank deposit slip and your order details (please specify for which book(s) or journal the payments were made, together with your name and postal address), to Fax +27 12 429 3449. Enquiries: Mrs Theart tel +27 12 429 3448

4. International bank deposit orders:

Unisa Press banking and swift details:

Bank: Standard Bank, Pretoria, South Africa
Branch code: 010645
Account name: Unisa
Account type: cheque
Account number: 011554622
Reference: 54003 8 04538
Swift Address: SBZA ZA JJ

5. Direct sales

Unisa Press Bookshop (Unisa Registration Hall, Sunnyside Campus):

Unisa Registration Building, Hall A, Corner of Walker and Mears Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria
Tel: +27 12 441 5480
Business hours: Mon-Fri, 08h00 to 15h45

Payments are accepted by debit card, credit card (VISA and MasterCard) and bank deposit payments. We regret that no cash or cheques can be accepted. All paid-for items are issued immediately, and not mailed out.
Unisa students need to supply their student number when buying select Unisa student items  students may buy with credit on their student account.

Orders from within Southern Africa for retail stores

4. Blue Weaver Distributors

Retail stores can order from Unisa Press distributor: Blue Weaver Distributors. Blue Weaver Distributors actively service the following countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Lesotho and Swaziland. Blue Weaver also works with preferred retailers in Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and Mozambique.

Specialist publishers representative:

P.O. Box 30370, Tokai, South Africa, 7966
Tel: +27 (021) 701 4477
Fax local: 0865242139
Fax International: 0927865242139

5. International book distributors selling Unisa Press books

Our international book distribution contracts with ISBS (United States and Canada) and Eurospan (United Kingdom and Europe) ensure international visibility and availability of all titles.

Europe and United Kingdom

Eurospan (specific titles)
3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8LU, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1767 604972
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7379 0609
Book orders:
Sales queries:

North America and Canada

International Specialized Book Services (ISBS)
920 NE 58th Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97213 USA
Tel: Toll-free 1 800 944 6190
Fax: 1 503 287 3093
Book orders:

Unisa Press book prices

All South African Rand prices include VAT at 14%. Prices are subject to alteration without notice. Postage and packaging: Customers other than retailers are charged packaging and postage. The prices of books ordered from overseas or other countries in Africa include airmail.

Unisa Press journals

We co-publish our journals with several internationally recognised partners including:
Our journals are distributed internationally and are listed on all major citation indexes. Distribution arrangements depend on the region of subscription.
Contact Unisa journals
  • Journal Subscriptions and Distribution: Business Section tel: +27 12 429 2953/2976