South African education lists fear state publishing move

South African education lists fear state publishing move

Educational publishers in South Africa are meeting with the National Department of Basic Education this week in a bid to allay fears over a potential move towards state publishing that trade figures believe would “totally decimate” the industry.

Educational publishers and representatives from the South African government will meet on Thursday (11th February) to “clarify” where each party stands in the school publishing market. The meeting follows increasing concerns from publishers that the government is moving towards state publishing for school textbooks in a bid to save money and, in do...

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