At Van Schaik Publishers we strive to publish top quality academic works at affordable prices. As a multimedia publisher, our aim is to become a leading disseminator of academic content, in any format, in southern Africa. Van Schaik Publishers maintains a fine equilibrium between being conservative in terms of strong values, publishing standard and business practice, and being modern and flexible in creative thinking – thus being able to adapt to changing learner needs and to produce innovative products.
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Media24 is Africa’s leading publishing group and has interests in newspapers, magazines, internet businesses, book publishing (Via Afrika), printing plants and distribution companies. Media24 also has many international and local sister companies in the media industry through its holding company, Naspers. Van Schaik Publishers is part of Via Afrika, which controls several independent business units in the book publishing sector. Thebe Investment Corporation is an associate of Van Schaik Publishers through its 30 per cent shareholding in Nasou Via Afrika (Pty) Ltd.
Via Afrika controls several independent business units in the book-publishing and distribution and niche retail sectors. It consists of two divisions: Publishers/Agents and Retail/Distribution. Publishers/Agents focuses on editorial activities which involve purchasing or developing content, creating or reworking and packaging or repackaging textual content. These are primarily in traditional formats such as hard-copy books or in electronic formats such as CDs. Retail/Distribution focuses on providing and selling print and digital products through channels such as wholesalers, clubs and stores.