Zebra Press is one of South Africa's leading publishing imprints, specialising in politics, current affairs and history, biography and memoir, sport, business and personal finance. Originally launched in the mid-1990s as the black and white imprint of Struik Publishers, Zebra Press has produced an impressive list of prizewinners and bestsellers.
Our books have won a host of awards, including the Alan Paton Award for Adam Levin's Aidsafari, the Sunday Times Fiction Prize for Andrew Brown's Coldsleep Lullaby, and the Nielsen BookData Booksellers' Choice Award for Jake White's autobiography, In Black and White, which became one of the bestselling books in South African publishing history, with sales of over 200 000 copies. Zebra Press itself won the award for Most Innovative Trade Publisher of the Year in 2008.
At the heart of our list are important political books, including the autobiographies of Ahmed Kathrada and Alex Boraine, a biography of Winnie Mandela, and several analyses of Thabo Mbeki's presidency.
Among Zebra Press's authors are acclaimed journalists and historians, such as Max du Preez and Charles van Onselen, and we have published memoirs by some of the country's most popular entertainers, from Pieter-Dirk Uys to Steve Hofmeyr.
Our list also includes works of military history. Among our books in this field are several accounts of national service in South Africa, such as the hugely successful An Unpopular War, by J.H. Thompson.
Zebra Press is a leading publisher of sport books. Within a month of the Springboks' victory in the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Jake White's autobiography was on the shelves and soon broke all sales records. In addition, we have published the autobiographies of Springbok captain Corné Krige, Olympic swimmer Ryk Neethling and cricket umpire Rudi Koertzen.
In the fields of business and personal finance, we have published highly successful books on management, investment and property by experts such as Tony Manning, Bruce Cameron and Jason Lee.
With books ranging from scholarly to popular, practical to entertaining, Zebra Press publishes something for everybody.