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South African Flowering Trees - a botanical adventure through history by Rob Wood


Many books are written about trees, but few give a complete picture:

what do they look like? Where do they come from? How do they grow?

What are their uses for man, animals, birds and insects?

How have their names changed over time?



A passionate love affair, a devastating war,
a tragedy with a twist...

... a remarkable debut - not least because it is true!

about us

Print Matters 2014/15 Catalogue is currently in production - to reserve your FREE copy contact

Publishing Print Matters publishes books on South African art, craft and heritage with a particular focus on those artists, craftspeople and individuals who have been overlooked yet made an impact on South African culture: they have stories to tell and vision to share that can empower our youth and restore pride in our collective heritage.


  • print matters art & craft
  • print matters heritage
  • print matters planet – non-academic, important, accessible and useful subject matter about the environment.
  • scamp fiction – innovative, challenging, relevant and rewarding new South African writing.
  • scamp nonfiction – accessible, informative, useful, value-added South African nonfiction including biography and autobiography.
  • bumble books – illustrated childrens books that add value to pre- and primary schoolers and parents alike.

Publishing Print Matters also packages, markets and distributes books for other publishers as well as corporations, institutions, associations and individuals.

Distributed in South Africa by Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd

Tel: + 27 011 628 3200
Fax: + 27 011 482 7280
Sales Fax: + 27 011 482 7282

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US and Canada: IPG

General trade enquiries

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latest titles

Associate Imprint: Fourthwall Books

Figuring Faith: Images of Belief in Africa
by Fiona Rankin-Smith

Figuring Faith: Images of Belief in Africa arose from an exhibition of the same name at the Standard Bank Gallery in 2006, curated by Fiona...More info

Eoan: Our Story
by Wayne Muller and Hilde Roos

The legendary Eoan Group has performed opera, ballet and drama since the 1930s. The group was the first amateur company in South Africa to perform...More info

Jong Afrikaner: A Self-Portrait
by Roelof van Wyk

Jong Afrikaner: A Self-Portrait is a series of frank and sumptuous portraits of urbanised, creative, engaged Afrikaners who present a challenge to preconceived ideas about...More info

Call and Response
by Cedric Nunn

The South African photographer Cedric Nunn began working professionally as a photographer when he was twenty-five. It was 1983 and South Africa was entering one...More info

Milnerton Market
by David Southwood

For the last decade David Southwood has been observing, participating in and photographing the Milnerton flea market. In that time, he has seen subtle changes...More info

Associate Imprint: African Sun Press

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