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About Us

Troupant Publishers is a book publisher based in Johannesburg. It publishes both NC(V) and Nated textbooks for TVET colleges. The company was started in 1998 and published a large number of titles, some of which have become major sellers.



Troupant is owned by Van Schaik Bookstore who purchased the shares in the business from the founder, Basil van Rooyen, on his retirement from publishing.  Van Rooyen continues to consult to the business.

The technical TVET titles of Troupant were first published as the Mactech Technical series by Macmillan and later as the Southern Technical Series by Southern Books, and the list goes back almost 30 years. The list was republished and expanded in 2007-9 with the introduction of the new NCV curriculum by the Department of Higher Education and Training, in partnership with Macmillan SA, who handles the sales and distribution of the list.


What We Publish

We currently focus on books for TVET colleges in South Africa.

Key Staff

Louise Grantham

Louise Grantham, Managing Director

Louise has been involved in the publishing industry since 1989. She has previously worked at Southern Book Publishers and Penguin Publishers. She ran the University of the Witwatersrand Publishing Studies Honours Degree course for a number of years. Louise is also a Director of Bookstorm, a trade publishing company.

Email: louise@troupant.co.za

Dinky Gschliesser

Dinky Gschliesser, Administrative Manager

Dinky Gschliesser first started working in a publishing house in 1982. She has filled numerous roles in publishing admin and sales at various organisations, including Macmillan SA, Southern Book Publishers and Troupant Publishers. She has been running the admin side of Troupant Publishers since inception.

Email: dinky@troupant.co.za

Lindsey Cohen

Lindsey Cohen, Publishing Manager

Lindsey has many years of experience in materials development. She started developing the NCV list back in 2006. After managing the development of well over 200 NCV books where she was the main point of contact for authors, Department of Higher Education and Training and suppliers, she is now growing the Nated list.

Email: lindsey@troupant.co.za

Promise Tsotetsi

Promise Tsotetsi, Production Coordinator

Promise studied Marketing Management and Desktop Publishing. She has experience in both newspaper and book publishing on the design and production side. As she has worked as a typesetter and a managing designer over the past years, this experience comes in handy when getting our books ready, dealing with suppliers and tight deadlines.

Email: promise@troupant.co.za

Pretty Mpakumpaku

Pretty Mpakumpaku, Receptionist and Office Assistant

Pretty joined Troupant straight from college in 2011 and has looked after the reception and switchboard ever since. She competently manages the traffic control of couriers and assists the Admin, Operations, Publishing and Production departments where necessary.

Email: reception@troupant.co.za