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Unisa Press

Sales and distribution: books and journals

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

Members of the public, bookstores and students can order books and select journals directly from Unisa Press.

Postal orders

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:

  • Your name and surname
  • Your postal address and contact telephone numbers
  • Your 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

Bank deposit orders:

Unisa Press banking details:

  • 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

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, 8h00 to 3h45

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

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:

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)

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
  • Website:
  • 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: Julia Mokgohloa ( at tel: +27 12 429 2953