About the Press

UCT Press has a long history of scholarly monograph publishing. We are excited to have become an open access press that will continue our investment in sharing high-quality, original, peer-reviewed research on pressing issues. Open access contributes to social justice by making scholarship more equitable and widely available. 

The UCT Press logo was inspired by Gavin Younge’s sculpture which reflects on UCT’s position in Africa and its academic contributions (cf. the academic gown). When referencing this piece of art work, a suggestion is: Younge, Gavin. 1984. Hoerikwaggo [welded steel]. Cape Town: University of Cape Town. [Commissioned by UCT and located near Sarah Baartman Hall].

We invite you to become part of our lively scholarly community. We look forward to receiving your publishing proposals for consideration by the UCT Press Editorial Board.  



Professor Fiona Ross, Department of Anthropology, University of Cape Town


A/Professor Jane Battersby, Department of Environmental & Geographical Science, University of Cape Town

A/Professor Divine Fuh, Director: Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA), University of Cape Town

Professor Jeff Murugan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Internationalisation, University of Cape Town

Dr George Hull, Department of Philosophy, University of Cape Town

A/Professor Polo Moji, Department of English Literary Studies, University of Cape Town

Ms Ujala Satgoor, Executive Director: UCT Libraries, University of Cape Town

A/Professor Tobias Schonwetter, Department of Commercial Law