Explore the rich history and evolution of Shuter & Shooter Publishers – a journey marked by innovation, inclusivity, and a steadfast commitment to shaping the educational landscape.

Overview Timeline

  • 1850: Daniel Sanders establishes Vause, Slatter & Co., a bookstore in Pietermaritzburg.
  • 1921: LG Shuter assumes ownership of the bookstore, marking the beginning of a new era.
  • 1925: RA Shooter joins the business, leading to the transformation and renaming of the enterprise to Shuter & Shooter.
  • 1930: Shuter & Shooter pioneers the publication of IsiZulu novels, poetry, and textbooks, marking our entry into the literary landscape.
  • 1950: Demonstrating a commitment to diversity, Shuter & Shooter empowers black staff members to take on greater responsibilities.
  • 1959: Professor Sibusiso Nyembezi joins as Chief Editor of African Languages, resigning from the University of Fort Hare in protest of apartheid education.
  • 1975: Professor Nyembezi is appointed to the board, contributing significantly until his passing in 2000.
  • 2000: The retail bookshop becomes a distinct entity, signalling Shuter & Shooter's strategic shift towards publishing educational materials.
  • 2002: Shuter & Shooter and Reach Out Publishers merge, consolidating their strengths to form Shuter & Shooter Publishers.
  • 2011: The focus on education intensifies as Shuter & Shooter starts producing learning and teaching support materials aligned with the CAPS curriculum.
  • 2013: Embracing the digital age, Shuter & Shooter Publishers launches its e-learning platform.
  • 2016: Shuters Academy is unveiled, offering innovative educational solutions.
  • 2017: The Ace it! Study Guide series is launched, further enhancing our commitment to educational excellence.
  • 2018: Shuter & Shooter Publishers becomes proudly 100% black-owned, reflecting our dedication to transformation.
  • 2019: A Cape Town office is established, allowing Shuter & Shooter to grow their publishing team and attract a wider pool of professional and dedicated subject matter experts.
  • 2020: Pioneering the future of education, Shuter & Shooter launches a groundbreaking series of textbooks to facilitate the teaching of Coding and Robotics.
  • 2023: Shuter & Shooter’s head office moves to central Pietermaritzburg. The warehouse and operational staff are now housed in the same complex, allowing for greater collaboration, efficiency, and customer service.