This site is intended as a weblog of the IPP, a sporadic, idiosyncratic investigation of independent publishing in South Africa - launched at Blank Projects, Cape Town, in September 2011. Visit or follow this page for updates on the project's trajectory and to view research paraphernalia as it happens. For more information email
2012, 08 May - 01 June: Research office at the Parking Gallery with Research Art

2012, 15 March - 26 April: Workshop and exhibition at Goethe-Institut Library with Josh Ginsburg, Jared Ginsburg, Ryan van Huyssteen, Jacques du Toit, Georgia Munnik, Talya Lubinsky, Ndaxola Nkalashe, Shannon Ferguson, Mika Conradie, Michael Maqungo, Sebastian Borckenhagen, Rangoato Hlasane, Alphabet Zoo (Mini Ngoyi, Isaac Zavale), CUSS (Jamal Nxedlana, Ravi Govender, Zamani Xolo & Nikki Comninos) and others.

2011, 8 September - 1 October: IPP launch with a temporary library and workshop at blank projects with Josh Ginsburg, Stuart Cairns, Sebastian Borckenhagen, James King, Athi Mongezeleli Joja, Christian Nerf, Nathan Gates, Trasi Henen, Jared Ginsburg, Kyle Morland, Lance Herman, Bianca Baldi, Unathi Mkonto, Emalie Bingham, Ryan van Huyssteen, Sjaka Septembir, Jamal Nxedlana, Ravi Govender, Zamani Xolo, Lalya Leiman and Amirah Tadin of CUSS Monthly, and others.

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The IPP & 'This is your place'

The IPP interacted with a workshop during March titled 'This is your place', run by Bettina Malcomess, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt and Puleng Plessie with learners from New Model High School. The students produced photocopied booklets with maps, interviews and songs composed in response to the area around their school (Jeppestown and City & Suburban).

After a short recap of the student's work from the previous week and a show and tell of the IPP, the students separated into groups to walk different routes through the area. We walked in the rapidly developing Maboneng precinct with Bettina, Cynthia, Puleng, Thandekile & Musa. Bettina led the way to a building with a basement submerged under water. Thandekile recognised the relative of Khulekani "Mgqumeni" Khumalo (a popular  maskandi singer who died in 2009 but was recently the subject of a hoax reincarnation by Sibusiso Gcabashe).

The CKG's final booklet: produced the following week

'This is your place' was part of an ongoing exhibition by Malcomess and Kreutzfeldt (deadheat) titled Not No Place at Goethe on Main (Arts on Main - 245 Main Street, City and Suburban, JHB) 24 March - 14 April 2012.