Ravan Press was initially established to print the reports of the South African Study Project of Christianity in Apartheid Society (Spro-Cas). In 1974 it became a donor-funded oppositional publishing house, specializing in anti-apartheid literature.
Book series published by Ravan Press
- Battles of the Anglo-Boers
- New History of Southern Africa
- Ravan Local History
- Ravan Playscripts
- Ravan Writers Series
- Staffrider Series
- Topic Series
- Ravan Press, in Michael F. Suarez, S.J. and H. R. Woudhuysen, The Oxford Companion to the Book, online ed., 2010.
- "A Profile of Ravan Press: 1984 Noma Award Winner", The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. 14, Issue 4, January 1988, p. 231. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
- Nerisha Baldevu, Progressive publishing – the Ravan Press experience, Khanya Journal 24, July 2010.
- Staffrider Series (Ravan Press) - Book Series List, publishinghistory.com. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
- G. E. De Villiers, Ravan: Twenty-Five Years (1972-1997): A Commemorative Volume of New Writing, Randburg, South Africa: Ravan Press, 1997.