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NB Publishers publishes its dictionaries under the imprint Pharos Dictionaries. Pharos has its own team of lexicographers who are continually developing new products in order to keep up with the rapidly changing needs of South African dictionary users.

Pharos specialises in Afrikaans language and Afrikaans-English dictionaries, but has an ever-growing list of bilingual and multilingual titles that reflect the full complexity of the South African language landscape. In adidition, Pharos publishes technical dictionaries, reference books, guides and dictionaries for crossword puzzle enthusiasts.

Pharos is also known for its digital products and online library. This library includes a large variety of technical dictionaries and is continually expanded as new titles become available.

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NB Publishers have six imprints: Tafelberg, Human & Rousseau, Queillerie, Pharos, Kwela and Best Books.

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Human & Rousseau was founded in 1959 with the aim to publish and promote Afrikaans books in particular.

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Tafelberg Publishers was established in 1951 and is renowned for its Afrikaans literary fiction.

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Kwela Books was founded in 1994 and specialises in African writing.

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Pharos specialises in Afrikaans language and Afrikaans-English dictionaries.

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We mainly publish books for the general trade market in South Africa, but we also publish literature and grammar textbooks for schools.

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Established in 1991 by Hettie Scholtz as an independent publishing company, Queillerie came to prominence with the publication of titles by...

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Lux Verbi is South Africa's oldest Christian publisher

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