Khanya Publishing, a project of Khanya College, is a response to the decline of progressive publishing initiatives that were central to the social justice struggle during apartheid. These publications and publishing houses, like Work in Progress, The New Nation, Ravan Press, Sached Publishing and many others in different parts of the country, were central in providing platforms for debate, critical analysis of contemporary economic, social and political issues. The role played by similar publications remains as important in post-apartheid South Africa as it was in the period of anti-apartheid struggles.
Khanya Publishing’s menu includes books, newsletters and booklets produced at Khanya College. Khanya College also publishes non-fiction and fiction titles written by the various constituencies that Khanya College works with, in particular new authors. Khanya Publishing also collaborates with self-publishers and with other small publishers. Khanya Publishing is involved in various initiatives to promote a progressive publishing movement in South Africa and on the continent, which includes setting up a printing house, and working with the Jozi Book Fair to provide spaces where publishers can showcase their work.