The 30 feet 9. Brits, district commandant of Pretoria North ,  but scientists from the C. Residents of the East Rand reported an "enormous white light" and a "red ball" in their skies earlier that night. The photographer, meteorologist Elizabeth Klarer, claimed detailed adventures with an alien race, besides having had an alien lover, Akon, who would have fathered her son Ayling. Travellers Peter and Frances MacNorman claimed an abduction event on 31 May, which would have started near Fort Victoria in the current southern Zimbabwe , and which would have continued to the vicinity of Beitbridge on the South African border.
On January 3, , a mother and her year-old son of Mindalore, Krugersdorp , both claimed an encounter with a group of human-like entities standing beside a craft. One of them would have encouraged her to depart with them permanently. After she refused, they would have entered the craft which shortly shot upwards and disappeared in 30 seconds.
A person identifying himself only as an apartheid era brigadier general of the South African Army claimed in a Coast to Coast AM interview with Art Bell , that he was an eye-witness to a crashed disc in November From a Pretoria air force base, he would have given the order to a Mirage pilot flying hundreds of miles to the east, to fire on a suspected MiG aircraft, that was deemed a risk to ground troops.
It allegedly turned out to be a disc, which was brought down very near the Mozambican border. He and his special operations team would have retrieved the 12 feet 3. According to supposed leaked documents an alien craft was shot down by South African aircraft, some 80 miles kilometres into Botswana, on 7 May. Two alien beings were claimed to have been captured on site.
To date no primary witnesses have been traced, while the supporting documents, some obvious fakes, were all obtained from James van Greunen. Researcher Tony Dodd  lent Van Greunen some credibility in Quest magazine, but other researchers were highly skeptical. According to supposed leaked documents an alien craft crashed in Lesotho on 15 September. It was claimed that South African forces retrieved the craft and took three alien beings captive. The source of these documents is unknown, but is once again suspected to be James van Greunen. Failing to trace any key individuals or witnesses, researcher Michael Hesemann denounced it as 'a complete hoax'.
Other researchers, though skeptical, held out hope to trace witnesses. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses. Home FAQ Contact. De Brug. Main article: Elizabeth Klarer. Flying Saucer Review. Associated Press, Johannesburg. Beeld newspaper. Twenty-one Years of African Travel Writing.
Jacana Media. Retrieved 25 October Lonely Planet. New Scientist. Reed Business Information. A superbly researched and beautifully told story of religious fervour, violent confrontation, disaster, despair, bravery, defeat and victory. R Vlakplaas is a farm outside Pretoria that served as the headquarters of a South African Police counterinsurgency unit. The unit was commanded first by Dirk Coetzee and later by Eugene de Kock. Vlakplaas functioned as a hit squad, capturing opponents of the apartheid government, torturing them, and either "turning" them or executing them.
Robin Binckes was born in the Eastern Cape in Blackbeard S. Susan Blackbeard grew up in the Eastern Cape. SHe lives in Cape Town. Blake A. R Albert Blake attempts to understand the two brothers, Christiaan and Piet de Wet, and how they came to make the choices they did during the Anglo-Boer War: Christiaan fighting until the bitter end while his brother Piet took up arms against his fellow Afrikaners.
Albert Blake is also the author of "Boereverraaier", which was made into the film, "Verraaiers". In he was awarded the Louis Hiemstra Prize for non-fiction for "Boerekryger: 'n seun se hoogster offer". Helena and Ceylon during the Anglo-Boer War. Albert Blake is also the author of "Boereverraaier: terugstellings tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog" and "Boerekryger: 'n seun se hoogste offer". R Albert Blake discusses the motives and aims of Afrikaners who joined the "Ossewabrandwag" in the s and resorted to sabotage, assassinations and bombings.
Albert Blake is the author of "Ontsnap! Boerekrygsgevangenes se strewe na vryheid", "Boereveraaier: teregstellings tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog" and "Boerekryger: 'n seun se hoogste offer", which was awarded the Louis Heimstra prize. Boje J. R An account of the choices Afrikaner and Black residents of the Winburg district faced during the British occupation. Challenging notions of Boer unity and homogeneity, Boje illustrates the precarious tightrope of resistance, neutrality, and collaboration walked by people on all sides.
He also reveals how the repercussions of the war's transformative effect on Afrikaner identity play out in today's South Africa" from the inside front cover John Boje is a research associate of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the Univeristy of Pretoria. Boniface C. Culpin pp. R Charles Etienne Boniface was born in Paris in His family fled the country when he was twelve. He ended up in the Cape Colony in and became a leading figure in the cultural life of Cape Town.
Boniface met the eight survivors when they arrived in Cape Town and offered to write their story. Bonner P. R A social and political history of Alexandra, one of South Africa's oldest townships, founded in R Foreword by Phillip V. A history of the "Cradle of Humankind" bordering Gauteng and the North-West Province , and of the important human and animal fossils that have been discovered there. Historian Philip Bonner, archaeologist Amanda Esterhuysen and geneticist Trefor Jenkins are all academics based at the University of the Witwatersrand.
R A historical account of the development of Ekurhuleni in Gauteng, a metropolitan region previously known as the East Rand. Bossenbroek M. Translated into Afrikaans by Anne-Marie Mischke. Bothma L. He traces the roots of the rebellion back to the British occupation of the Cape in and sees it effects still operating in the transition to democracy in Kemp, Commandant-General C.
Botiveau R. No-one will be able to write about unionisation in South Africa, especially in the mining sector, without engaging with Botiveau's thoughtful insights and provocative argument. Dunbar Moodie, author of "Going for Gold: men, mines and migration" "The historical angle Botiveau takes in analysing NUM allows him to answer questions about the Marikana massacre that current scholarship only hints at but hasn't unpacked South African unions are at a major crossroad and this book offers valuable insights for their future direction.
R A reprint of this collection of thirty personal histories from people who, as school children, were involved in the events that took place in Soweto on 16 June The book was originally published in under the title "Recollected 25 years later: Soweto, 16 June - it all started with a dog They live in these accounts both as believable contemporary South Africans and in their often wry observations on their youthful alter egos. Brodie N. R A revised edition of this guide to Johannesburg's history, people and places.
Includes chapters on Lenasia, Alexandra and the southern suburbs, Soweto, the CBD Hillbrow, the far north and the central suburbs, with a selection of songs and poems, as well as recommended itineraries and places of interest. Before reading the book I was getting tired of Joburg. Now I have fallen in love with the city all over again. R Kenneth S. Broun recreates the Rivonia Trial using interviews with many of those involved in the case and portions of the trial manuscript, and demonstrates how "outstanding and courageous advocacy, combined with widespread international support", saved Nelson Mandela and his fellow activists from the death penalty.
In this magnificent book, he draws on his experience and expertise to bring to life the events and personalities of the Rivonia Trial. A turning point in world history, the trial was intended to punish and to deter, as well as to put an end to Nelson Mandela and his comrades. In fact, Rivonia showed to the world how corrupt and vulnerable the apartheid system really was. Meticulously documented and dramatically narrated, Broun's book makes a unique contribution to our understanding of South Africa and the struggle for human rights.
He brings the full weight of his own long career to bear, as a legal academic and trial lawyer who has had a decades-long engagement with the South African legal system. The result is not only a gripping story but a work of profound scholarship, sensitivity and empathy. Since he has travelled regularly to South Africa to teach trial advocacy in programs sponsored by the Black Lawyers Association of South Africa. Brown E. R Emlyn Brown describes the 14 expeditions undertaken to search for the SS Waratah , a passenger and cargo steamship built in for the Blue Anchor Line to operate between Europe and Australia.
In , on her second voyage, en route from Durban to Cape Town, the ship disappeared with passengers and crew aboard. No trace of the ship has ever been found. Brown J. Julian Brown challenges the understanding that the Soweto Uprising arose out of a period of political quiescence by examining the emergence of new forms of politics, ideology and public protest in the decade before It links black and white student protests too often studied in isolation from one another to workers' movements by looking at the changing forms of protest during the s and s, and the apartheid government's changing responses.
He is also the author of "South Africa's Insurgent Citizens: on dissent and the possibility of politics" R Robin Brown traces the emergence of Cecil John Rhodes's vision, the secret society he formed with the aim of establishing a new world order, and how this vision lived on under the leadership of his executor, Lord Alfred Milner. Buchanan S. R A biography of English naturalist William John Burchill, who arrived in Cape Town in November and the following year embarked on a four-year-long journey through the Cape Colony, mainly through unexplored terrain.
He collected over 50 plant and animal specimens and built up a vast collection of sketches and paintings. He returned to England in and left again for Brazil in He is the author of "Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa". The book is illustrated with over of Burchill's paintings and sketches. Bulpin T. R A reprint of T. Bulpin's history of the Transvaal from to Ashley Maberly pp.
Bulpin's history of the South African Republic, also referred to as the Transvaal and the Republic of Transvaal, from its foundation in until Bundy C. R First published in the USA. Burton M. R The history of the Black Sash, an organisation of mostly white, middle-class women who protested against the injustices of apartheid.
Mary Burton was born in Buenos Aires in She joined the Black Sash in and was National President from to and again from to Later she was a Truth and Reconciliation commissioner. Butler A. R Anthony Butler explores how ANC leaders and intellectuals have interpreted the movement's role by investigating three interrelated ideas: a conception of power, a notion of unity, and an understanding of human liberation.
He examines how these ideas have shaped the ANC in the past, and speculates about how they might inform ANC leaders' responses in the future.
He is the author of several books, includng a biography of Cyril Ramaphosa. Byfield J. R "Lest we forget, this book reminds us of the vital role that African men and women and African resources played in winning a supposedly good war. Often seen simply as forerunner to decolonization, the Second World War had its own African history. It conscripted sweated African labor, female and male; it recruited African masculinity into a racial equality of sacrifice while denying it equality of esteem; it opened African eyes to the possibilities of a different world.
This comprehensive collection portrays a war fought not only on many frontlines but also, and with more lasting significance, in households and communities far behind them. This collection makes clear the importance of the war in provoking a crisis in colonial empires and transforming the nature of political mobilization across the African continent. Calata L. R Foreword by Paul Verryn. Lukhanyo Calata, son of Fort Calata, and his wide Abigail, write about Fort Calata's life, and investigate his murder.
He was one of the Cradock Four killed by agents of the apartheid state in In Lukhanyo, a journalist, became one of the SABC 8 when he wrote an open letter imploring Parliament to act on the governance crisis at the public broadcaster. A brilliant and emotion-filled read. R "Using seventy-seven oral histories and extensive archival research, Ralph Callebert examines the working and living conditions of Durban's dock workers and the livelihoods of their rural households" from the back cover "'On Durban's Docks' brings to vivid life the experiences, over time, of migrant laborers - including their families, their communities, their organisations and labor unions - in both the port town of Durban and surrounding rural communities.
The resulting book is an outstanding contribution to urban historical studies, to African history, to labor history, and to the increasingly important field of global history. Callinicos L. R Wits Junction, a new residential precinct at the University of the Witwatersrand, was built on the remains of a portion of Parktown, a suburb that came to symbolize Johanneburg's white elite. The buildings are named after songs of migration in a tribute to the migrant workers who came to the gold mines.
In this book Luli Callinicos explores the history of Johannesburg by establishing the connections between the legacy of the first newcomers to the city and today's post-apartheid generation living in this residential complex. She is also an honorary researcher at Wits History Workshop. Cameron-Dow J. Campbell G. R A collection of essays that explore the intersections of the histories of slavery and sexuality. Carlin J. This book, now a film, was first published under the title "Playing the Enemy". This is not so much a sporting volume as a wonderfully crafted and beautifully written work of modern political history.
History is not made by men or women on pedestals, but those who will bend and seek solutions rather than just stay on the high horse. This reminder is a lesson for our time as well. He is the author of Knowing Mandela and Playing the Enemy. Oriol Malet is a Catalan artist. Cave L. R Eersterust is a township located east of the Pretoria city centre and west of Mamelodi. It was created by the apartheid government, which relocated people classified Coloured to the area. Lincoln Cave was born and grew up in Eersterust. Changuion L. R A history of South Africa's land policy.
Also available in Afrikaans. Professor Louis Changuion taught history at the University of the North from until his retirement in In he retired with the rank of general major. Chapman M. R A reprint of the anthology of short stories from Drum magazine, published in the s. Introduction by John Matshikiza. Chapman W. R Edited and annotated by Nicol Stassen. William Chapman was the elder son of the explorer James Chapman. In he left Table Bay for Walvis Bay and became a hunter and trader in the interior of Damaraland. He trekked to Angola in , married an orphan of the Thirstland Trek and became a member of the Boer community there.
Cherry J. R A brief history of Umkhonto we Siswe the Spear of the Nation , the armed wing of the African National Congress, which "outlines the different strategic phases in its odd-year history". Chirikure S. R This is a combined edition of two previous publications, "Mapungubwe, a living legacy" and "Mapungubwe Reconsidered: exploring beyond the rise and decline of the Mapungubwe state".
Choudry A. The essays in the volume move far beyond conceptual and theoretical assessments and explicate how oral history, archival history, and 'hidden histories' might be consulted to bring about social change. This book is destined to become a classic in the study of education and social movements. This important book foregrounds accounts by and about those who actually participated in fighting for freedom, invaluable primary sources, acute critical insights, and urges us to reflect and draw on the enduring legacies of radical ideas and action which in the passing of time should not be lost.
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Cleveland T. R Todd Cleveland "examines the experiences of African football players from Portugal's African colonies as they relocated to the metropole from the late s until the conclusion of the colonial era in He is also the author of "Stones of Contention" and "Diamonds in the Rough". R An introduction to the history of diamond mining in Africa. Coccia G. Immediately after the raid President F. In Giancarlo Coccia met with Botha when he was terminally ill with cancer and recorded the history and activities of DCC as related by Botha on his deathbed.
Italian foreign correspondent Giancarlo Coccia covered the wars in Angola and Mozambique and was sent to South Africa in , where he still lives. Cock J. R "Jacklyn Cock has penned a love letter that is as hopeful as it is elegiac. Drawing on family connections to the Kowie River that go back to the settlers, Cock asks big questions about the relationship between nature and culture, between humans and other forms of life, and about the place of rivers in human history. It is only by rethinking our relationship to nature that we can save ourselves.
The result is at once lyrical and trenchant. As a history rooted in the landscape of South Africa, it has few peers, and no superiors. Her other books include "Maids and Madams: a study of the politics of exploitation" and "The War Against Ourselves, nature, power and justice". Coetzer N. R Through a specific architectural lens, and through reference to previously unexamined archival material, Nicholas Coetzer exposes the significant role British architects and British architectural ideas played in facilitating white dominance and racial segregation in pre-apartheid Cape Town.
He provides a fascinating yet chilling tale of how British Garden City planning and housing design played a role in racial segregation in Cape Town, creating appalling social problems which would have ramifications for decades after. Cohen B. R A history of black golf in South Africa, from the s to the present. Foreword by Tokozile Xasa, Minister of Sport. The stories are compelling, the history fascinating, and kudos to Barry Cohen for bringing both to light.
Connor T. R Teresa Connor investigates three hundred years of social conflict over land in the frontier-like Sundays River Valley, an area of multiple displacements and the location of the extended Addo Elephant Park, to see whether residents have really benefited from models of co-mamagement. Yet protected areas sometimes have to be carved out from settlements, and local communities often bear the costs. This is an outstanding analysis of these dilemmas, which looks in detail at the communities affected by the extension of Addo. In the process, Connor takes her readers into the social world of farmworkers, amongst the least studied and least understood groups in South Africa.
This book is simultaneously a major contribution to debates about conservation and a vivid and eye-opening discussion of rural society. Conway D. Edition, Johannesburg, R First published in the U. Daniel Conway analyses the interconnections between militarisation, sexuality, race, homophobia and political authoritarianism in this study of the anti-apartheid activism of white men and women in the End Conscription Campaign ECC. Daniel Conway is a lecturer in politics at Loughborough University. Couper A. R The biography of Albert Luthuli, in which Scott Couper argues that, contrary to contemporary nationalist understanding, Luthuli did not countenance abandoning non-violence in favour of armed struggle in Couper produces a considerable body of fresh evidence to support his view that Luthuli was never persuaded of the moral or strategic imperative to abandon non-violence in favour of the armed struggle.
Crais C. R Clifton Crais explores the relationhip between the violence of colonial conquest and the poverty in South Africa's Eastern Cape. It is indispensable reading for anyone who is seriously interested in understanding the persistence of crushing poverty in the South African countryside today. R A selection of writings on South African history, culture, and politics. Through compelling first-person narratives, fiction, and other historical accounts, 'The South Africa Reader' offers a picture of a complicated and often confounding country that is a study in 'trauma and resilience'.
It grapples with the legacy of the past in ways that can help present and future generations build a more promising tomorrow. Thomas V. R A reconstruction of the life of Sara Baartman, who was displayed in Europe from to as the Hottentot Venus. This is less a biography than an anti-biography, a searing work of social history that acknowledges the deep silence that surrounds so much of human history. A richly researched and deeply moving work. Pamela Scully is associate professor of women's studies and African studies at Emory University.
Crampton H. R An overview of dagga marijuana in South Africa, its origins, background as a legal drug, and its criminalisation. Her pioneering short exploration of dagga displays a fine eye for telling detail, covers a lot of ground at an enjoyably brisk pace, and satisfies the reader's inquisitiveness in all kinds of knowledgeable as well as unexpected ways. This gem of a book is enough to make you flap your wings. She is an artist and lives in Grahamstown. She was found and raised by the local people as one of their own and later married one of the most important tribal chiefs in the area.
Her dynasty extends to many of today's Xhosa royal families. Hazel Crampton used oral histories and written accounts by early missionaries and traders who met Bessie's grandchildren to trace the story of Bessie and her descendants throughout the turbulent history of the Eastern Cape until the present day. This edition comprises both the original Dutch text, last published in , and the first ever English translation.
Beutler's journal describes the flora and fauna of the region and the Khoi Khoi, Xhosa, Thembu and Oeswana San peoples whom the expedition encountered. Cruise A. Born and raised in South Africa he currently lives in Nice, France. Cruywagen D. R Dennis Cruywagen documents the role the twin bothers, Abraham and Constand Viljoen, played during the transition to democracy in South Africa. Constand became Head of the South African Defence Force and in came out of retirement to head the Afrikaner Volksfront which opposed negotiations with the ANC and planned military action.
Abraham was instrumental in bringing Constand together with Nelson Mandela in a bid to find a solution to the conflict between the ANC and right-wing Afrikaners. Journalist and political commentator Dennis Cruywagen is a former deputy editor of the Pretoria News and a former parliamentary spokesperson for the ANC.
Darries F. R A history of Zandvliet, a farm situated fifteen kilometres outside Stellenbosch, between the Hottentot Holland mountains and the Indian Ocean. Today it is made up of three parts: Sandvlei, Kramat and Macassar. They were settled on the farm Zandvliet. A pioneer of Islamic jurisprudence, he began to preach and teach. Although there were already some Muslims at the Cape before Yusuf arrived, he is regarded as the founder of Islamic faith at the Cape.
Local Muslims regularly visit his Kramat, near Faure. Davie L. R A guide to the history of Johannesburg's parks, nature reserves and cemeteries. Lucille Davie writes about Johannesburg's history in a monthly column for the Saturday Star. Davis S. R Stephen Davis seeks to demonstrate that the history of Umkhonto we Sizwe is more complicated and ambiguous than previous accounts suggest and addresses efforts to consolidate a single narrative of struggle.
It provides a fascinating and provocative engagement for those interested in histories of liberation, armed struggles, and informal armed formations. Apart from furthering our knowledge and understanding of MK, he contributes significantly to scholarship on liberation movements more broadly. Essential reading. Davison P. R A history of Oranjezicht, a middle-class suburb in central Cape Town. The book was inspired by the Oranjezicht City Farm, created in on the site of the original Oranje Zicht homestead. The Oranje Zicht farm was once the largest cultivated estate in the Upper Table Valley, owned by seven generations of the Van Breda family.
The farm supplied fresh vegetables and fruit to the Settlement of the Cape and to the ships that anchored in Table Bay. The earliest land grant dates backs to In the estate was sold, and subdivided. The homestead was demolished in STEYN, , pp. R South African lawyer, politician, and statesman Martinus Theunis Steyn was the sixth and last president of the independent Orange Free State from to He led the Boers against the British from , fiercely resisted surrender, and took part in the negotiations which led to the Union of South Africa in Text in both Afrikaans and English.
Deacon H. Delius P. R The history of the ruined settlements in Mpumalang known as Bokoni, the country of the Koni people. Between Ohrigstad and Carolina, over 10 square kilometres of the escarpment are connected into a complex web of stone-walled homesteads, terraced fields and linking roads.
The archaeological and historical research presented in "Forgotten World" demonstrates "that these settlements were at their peak between and , that they housed a substantial population, organised vast amounts of labour for infrastructural development and displayed extraordinary levels of agricultural innovation and productivity" from the back cover , and that the Koni were part of a trading system linked to the coast of Mozambique and the world of Indian Ocean trade.
Also available in Afrikaans and Sepedi. In the s archaeologist Tim Maggs did pioneering research on the precolonial black farming communities in the Free State. Retired to the Western Cape, he continues to cooperate in research projects on the Later Stone Age and early farming communities in the Western Cape, North West and especially Mpumalanga.
Alex Schoeman is a senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of the Witwatersrand. R A social history of migrant labour in South Africa. This book displays a thoughtful and knowledgeable understanding of the roots of the migrant labour system: it is sorely needed. Delmas A. R A collection of essays that focuses on writing during the colonial period in Africa and the Americas.
Adrien Delmas teaches history at Sciences-Po, Paris. Dentlinger U. Her family, classified Coloured by the apartheid system, changed their 'racial' classification to White. In this book she writes about her and her family's experiences and understanding of race, 'colour' and identity. Desai A. R "A brutal and brilliant analysis of transformation in cricket since the late apartheid years.
Their previous books include "Blacks in Whites: a century of sporting struggles in KwaZulu-Natal " and "Monty Naicker: between reason and treason". Dr Naicker was born in Durban in In he was elected president of the NIC, a post he held until He was one of the accused in the Treason Trial of , although the charges against him were withdrawn in He was imprisoned several times and between and served with banning orders which effectively put an end to his political activities.
He died in While Monty's sterling contribution is recorded with a sure hand, this is essentially the political history of Indian South Africans in the critical period from the s to the s; more pointedly, it is the history of the Natal Indian Congress, an organisation founded by Mohandas K. Gandhi in and nurtured into the beginnings of non-racialism during these decades. R Published simultaneously in the USA. Dhupella-Mesthrie U. Dick A. Edition, Pietermaritzburg, R First published in Canada in Archie L.
Dick examines records from a slave lodge, women's associations, army education units, universities, courts, libraries, prison departments and political groups to uncover the works of fiction and non-fiction, magazines, and newspapers that were read by political activists and prisoners. He also exposes the book and library schemes that elites used to regulate reading. It makes for a delightful book that can be consumed in one sitting or be savoured slowly in half-hour bites. Domingos N. As Domingos effortlessly oscillates between colonial policy and indigenous response, he brings the city alive, and at the heart of the book are the African players themselves.
This is a magnificent history. Dooling W. R Wayne Dooling examines how the landed slave owning ruling class in South Africa came to be, how it exercised power and how the legal ending of servile labour affected this landed class, its former slaves and Khoisan servants and the colonial state in general. Drew A. On 24 July , he informed the Johannesburg Railway Police that a bomb had been planted on a whites-only platform of Johannesburg Park Station. The bomb later exploded, killing a woman and injuring 23 others.
Harris, a school teacher, was convicted of murder and hanged in Pretoria Central Prison, aged Jonty Driver was born in Cape Town in Forced into exile in he worked as a teacher and headmaster in England and Hong Kong. Now retired and a full-time writer, he lives in East Sussex. He is the author of five novels, six volumes of poetry and a biography of Patrick Duncan. R The account of how the Bahurutshe ba ga Moiloa community, led by John Lekoloane Sebogodi, resited attempts by successive white-controlled governments to forcefully remove them from the farm Braklaagte in the Lehurutshe district, North West Province, which they had purchased in Expropriated and then forcefully incorporated into the Bophuthatswana homeland, the community lived through serious violence before being reincorporated into a reunited South Africa in R The sequel to "Of Warriors, Lovers and Prophets", this collection of stories spans more than three hundred years of South African history.
Award-winning investigative journalist Max du Preez was the founder of Vrye Weekblad, South Africa's first anti-apartheid Afrikaans newspaper. He also launched the television programme "Special Assignment" and writes columns for various South African newspapers.
Dubow S. R A history of apartheid South Africa. R "This book seeks to explain how and why the apartheid government and the ANC both 'discovered' human rights in the mids. It does so by exploring several rights 'regimes' over two centuries: African nationalist, liberal, and republican. Although fragmented and episodic, these traditions help explain why rights discourse and constitutionalism gained broad acceptance in the last decade of the twentieth century and momentarily aligned South Africa with broader global trends. Dugard J. Duka M. Duminy A. R Andrew Duminy's introduction to the history of South African cartography.
Ebrahim M. R "This wonderful piece of social history delves into the rich world of the Cape hajj. It describes in great detail the particular traditions and ceremonies before and after hajj that are associated with the Cape Town Muslim community and recalls the particular status that was given to the hajj at the Cape - a status reflected in the hajj's dress and demeanour. The author sketches a vivid picture of the main players in the local hajj industry - the travel agents, the hajj operators and the regulatory bodies - and also dutifully tracks the many changes - cultural, economic and political - that have characterized the Cape hajj experience over the three centuries.
He is also associated with the Jam'iya tus Sabr mosque and madrasah complex in Primrose Park, serving on its executive and heading its madarasah. Edgar R. R A revised edition of this introduction to the Bulhoek Massacre, when white police and soldiers went to forcibly remove a group of "Israelites" and their prophet Enoch Mgijima from their holy village Ntabelanga in the Eastern Cape. Mda pp. This collection includes letters and essays published in newspapers, political tracts and speeches, and letters to colleagues.
Luyanda ka Msumza was born in King William's Town.
Involved in the student uprisings in he went into exile in He works for organisations on peace and development issues throughout South Africa. Elbourne E. R Elizabeth Elbourne examines the relationship between the Khoekhoe, the British empire and the London Missionary Society in the Cape Colony at a time when different groups competed to mobilize Christianity for their own ends.
Read it. Ellis S. In addition to the many biographies and autobiographies by leaders of the struggle, Stephen Ellis also makes use of numerous personal papers, the ANC's own archives and foreign archives, including those in East Germany where ANC security personnel trained. He has been visiting South Africa since and worked as a researcher for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in R First published in the UK in Stephen Ellis analyses how Nigeria aquired its reputation as an epicentre of organised crime and illicit global trade.
Providing forensic - often hilarious - detail about a series of eyewateringly ambitious scams, schemes and stings, Ellis probes the spiritual, cultural and historical impulses which explain why Nigeria became a byword for corruption. He manages to do so without lecturing or berating. It benefits not only from a thorough familiarity with Nigerian history and politics, but also from an awareness especially of the spiritual dimensions of Nigerian life, and the ways in which these feed through into crime as well as virtually every other aspect of Nigerian affairs.
Elphick R. Richard Elphick explores the pivotal role protestant missionaries and their teachings played in shaping South Africa's history. The scholarship is impressive and the outcome is persuasive, and the book is undoubtedly the most important contribution to the debate to date. His other books include "Christianity in South Africa", written with T. The group performed opera, ballet and drama and from the s to the s was very popular, but because of South African's racial policies, could not perform with white opera and ballet companies.
The book is based on the Eoan archive housed at the University of Stellenbosch, and extensive interviews with former Eoan members. Its value lies not least in the multitude of voices allowed to speak from its pages, but also in that it demonstrates a powerful commitment to human potential beyond political concerns.
This oral history project gives us perspectives on nearly eight decades of the Eoan group's existence, and in so doing, lets us relive their passionate struggle through a particularly troubled past in South African history. R "'The Battle of Mamusa' reflects the grievous event in the Western Transvaal border culture context that contributed profoundly to the dissolution of the last functioning Korana polity.
The narrative presented in this work is exceptional for at least two reasons: Firstly, for the thoughtful manner in which the intriguing concept of metaphors is applied in this study of historical ethnography cum ethnohistory. Secondly, for the skilful way in which the author relates the battle of Mamusa to how present-day Korana and neo-Khoisan communities, in a new context, are relating to their future in a post constitutional dispensation.
Esterhuyse W. An astonishing account of how ordinary people can do extraordinary things. Frank, honest and moving. He was Professor of Philosophy at the University from to The book details the two men's conversations as they sought to find a way of securing Mandela's release. Etherington N. He is the author of "Great Treks, the transformation of southern Africa, ". Evans M. R This collection of historic speeches includes Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock during the Rivonia trial and his inauguration speech; Desmond Tutu's "Rainbow People of God" speech; P.
Botha's Rubicon speech; F. Includes commentary. She is the author of "Broadcasting the End of Apartheid: television and the birth of a new South Africa". Everatt D. R A historical exploration of white resistance politics which "seeks to help us understand how non-racialism emerged and the various forms it took in doing so in the s, the decade that forged the ANC in its current form. It is a painstaking insight into the Congress Movement and the Communist Party, then operating underground, as well as the Liberal Party, drawing on widespead oral and archival material.
This work should be widely disseminated, to both a new generation and many older people who do not know about the little-known factors that contributed to what made their freedom possible. Falkof N. Includes some new material. A study of the background to two cultural symptoms, satanism and family murders, that illustrate the psychic landscape of white South African culture in the s and s. Feinberg H. R Harvey Feinstein evaluates the Land Act and its consequences, and demonstrates that black South Africans continued to buy land after , thereby challenging the government's territorial segregation policy.
Field S. R Records and interprets the memories of some of the Capetonians who were forcibly removed from their homes as a result of the Group Areas Act. R A selection of oral histories drawn from people who live and work in Cape Town researched, written and produced by the staff and students of the Centre for Popular Memory at the University of Cape Town. Contents include "Sites of Memory in Langa" by Sean Field, "Between Waking and Dreaming: living with urban fear, paradox and possibility" by Renate Meyer, "'Catch with the eye': stories of Muslim food in Cape Town" by Gabeba Baderoon, "'Julle kan ma New York toe gaan, ek bly in die Manenberg': an oral history of jazz in Cape Town from the mids to the mids" by Colin Miller, "'Die SACS kom terug': intervarsity rugby, masculinity and white identity at the University of Cape Town, ss" by Felicity Swanson, "'The quickest way to move on is to go back': bomb blast survivors' narratives of trauma and recovery" by Anastasia Maw, "Da Struggle Kontinues into the 21st Century: two decades of nation-conscious rap in Cape Town" by Ncedisa Mkonyeni, and more.
Filatova I. Flanagan G. He was killed in a skirmish with Zulu forces in Flint K. R Karen Flint examines changes in the medical, social and political role of healers in the Zulu kingdom and investigates how local ideas of health and healing changed under white rule. Karen E. Flint is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina. Forrest K. R Kally Forrest documents the history of Numsa and its predecessors and asserts the critical role the unions played in apartheid's downfall.
Numsa's accomplishments were massive and the book gives a sense of this. Forte J. This is a timely shift of perspective in the face of current concerns about the un -settled nature of the past that is South Africa's contemporary inheritance. R This book traces the origins, development and resilience of the ideological tradition of non-racialism in South Africa, and is based on more than interviews conducted in the late s with struggle veterans such as Billy Nair, Dorothy Myembe and Joe Slovo, and new leaders like Cheryl Carolus, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa.
This 25th anniversary commemorative edition has been curated by the South African History Archive SAHA , in consultation with Julie Frederikse, and includes additional visual and textual sources, and a new introduction by the author. Freund B. R "At a time when debate about the role of the state in the post-apartheid economy is so sharply polarised, Freund's innovative reinterpretation of twentieth-century South Africa as a 'developmental state' is especially welcome. Without losing sight of the brutal oppression that characterised the past, it asks us to look anew at the changing relationship between the state and capital through exemplary historical scholarship that is as lucid as it is relevant.
Gasa N. R A rewriting of South Africa's history from a feminist perspective. Includes the CD-Rom. Gerhart G. R The second edition of fourth volume of the multivolume documentary history of the struggle to end racial discrimination and achieve democracy in South Africa is revised and updated by Gail Gerhart, with Teresa Barnes, Antony Bugg-Levine, Thomas Karis and Nimrod Mkele. The series begins in and combines narrative with a wealth of primary source materials.
She is the editor of the second edition of the series. R The second edition of the sixth volume in the multivolume documentary history of the struggle to end racial discrimination and achieve democracy in South Africa, revised and updated by Gail Gerhart. Volumes 2 and 4 have not yet been published.
The three oldest documentary volumes have been reorganised into conventional chapters to make them more user-friendly. All the documentary volumes now contain maps and photographs, as well as more comprehensive indexes than those in the original series. Clive Glaser lectures in history at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has been editor of the journal, African Studies, since Gibbs T. A study of the fraught relationships between the leadership of the African National Congress ANC and their relatives who ruled apartheid's foremost Bantustan, the Transkei.
Tim Gibbs gently upends this myth, persuading us that we cannot understand contemporary South Africa until we come to terms with the importance of its 'hinterland'. This book is bound to make you think about South Africa and the forces that have shaped it in ways you haven't considered before. Gilder B. Barry Gilder was born in He went into exile in , and composed and sang songs at anti-apartheid events overseas. In he was appointed Coordinator for Intelligence, where he served until his retirement at the end of Giliomee H.
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It was asked" 'How could a white historian tell the story of our community? Giliomee writes a history that people are yearning to hear And he does so in a masterly fashion.
He does not only do the discipline of history a favour but he also makes a wonderful contribution to satisfy our yearning for a common community consciousness and social solidarity. Allan Boesak's review of the original Afrikaans edition "This book not only fills a void in the field of local history, but in the best tradition of historical writing, it also addresses wider political and social issues. He is currently an extraordinary professor and research associate in the Department of History at the University of Stellenbosch. His publications include "The Afrikaners: biography of a people" R An abridged edition of Hermann Giliomee's history of the Afrikaner nation, "The Afrikaners: biography of a people", originally published in and translated in as "Die Afrikaners, 'n biografie".
This edition has been published without footnotes and includes new material. It served as the text for the television series Giliomee presented. Frederik van Zyl Slabbert and F. R Hermann Giliomee analyses the history of the Afrikaner nation over the past years and discusses their likely future. Hermann Giliomee's publications include The Afrikaners: biography of a people. He was Professor in Political Studies at the University of Cape Town from to and is currently an extraordinary professor and research associate in the Department of History at the University of Stellenbosch.
R A selection of Johann Jacob Buhr's speeches, letters, articles, essays and short stories. Buhr was born in on the farm Grasberg outside Nieuwoudtville, and lived there for significant periods throughout his life. He wrote articles and short stories for Die Burger and Huisgenoot magazine. Gilliomee H. R An expanded and updated edition of Herman Giliomee's narrative history of the Afrikaner people from the colonization of the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch East India Company to the twenty-first century. Gish S. R In , 26 year-old white American Fulbright scholar Amy Biehl was killed in a racially motivated attack in Guguletu, a black township outside Cape Town.
Her parents established a humanitarian foundation to serve the township where she was killed, supported amnesty for her killers and hired two of the young men to work for the foundation. As a black South African, I had considerable anti-white grievance, but Steve and Amy in their life choices laid bare the dangers of my single story, even more so when Amy died so tragically in my hometown.
As race relations seem to be unraveling on both sides of the Atlantic, this impressive work of scholarship about the entangled histories of South Africa and the United States comes at an opportune time. Deftly probing the controversies that erupted in South Africa after her death and the work of the foundation, Gish sensitively plumbs the pathos that is at the heart of the story. There were passages where I was brought to tears. His previous books include "Alfred B. Edition, Cape Town, Xuma was one of the most important leaders of the African National Congress, yet he has never been the subject of a detailed study.
Now in a meticulous biography, Steven Gish places him in the context of his times, and reveals his true stature for the first time. His book makes an important contribution to our knowledge both of African nationalism in South Africa and of links between the worlds of black South Africans and African Americans.
Xuma was the most important black South African leader of the generation before Mandela, Tambo, and Sisulu. He also spent many years in the United States and has strong African-American connections. Virtually forgotten on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years, he deserves to be honored and remembered.
Steven Gish has done both in this superb biography, which is at once a major contribution to South African and African-American history. He is also the author of "Desmond Tutu: a biography". Glaser C. He is the author of "Bo-Tsotsi: the youth gangs of Soweto " and co-author of volume 6 in the series "From Protest to Challenge". Gobodo-Madikizela P. R Over a three month period in clinical psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela interviewed Eugene de Kock, formerly a commanding officer of apartheid death squads, in an attempt to understand his actions.
Colonel de Kock is currently serving years in prison for crimes against humanity. In this book Gobodo-Madikizela reflects of these interviews and explores how an apparently ordinary person became a killer. Foreword by Albie Sachs. But in this searching look at him, she gives evidence of an even greater human mystery: the capacity for understanding and compassion. R A collection of everyday experiences of ordinary South Africans under apartheid. Each story is published in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. Friederike Bubenzer is a senior project leader at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
Godby M. For this exhibition Charles Bell's sixty drawings of the War of the Axe are accompanied by extracts from contemporary newspapers on the war, panels of nineteenth-century race theory and texts that explain the stereotypes devised by settlers. Goldswain R. R A new edition of the memoirs of Jeremiah Goldswain, transcribed by his great-great-grandson Ralph Goldswain. Van Riebeeck Society originslly published volume 1 of these memoirs in and volume 2 in The memoirs cover the period from to Jeremiah Goldswain was born in in Buckinghamshire.
He witnessed the effects of the Cattle Killing of After the war, he moved to Grahamstown, where he died in Gordon D. R A collection of essays which argue that the forms of knowledge identified as 'indigenous', rather than being "pure and primordial cultural artifacts", resulted from "strategies to control environmental resources during and after colonial encounters" from the back cover Contributions include" "Nation-Building Knowledge", Dutch indigenous knowledge and the invention of white South Africanism, " by Lance van Sittert "Locust Invasions and Tensions over Environmental and Bodily Health in the Colonial Transkei" by Jacob Tropp "Reinventing 'Traditional' Medicine in SOuth Africa, traditional authorities and the constitutional challenge to the Communal Land Rights Act" by Derick Fay.
Gorelik B. Apart from Golovnin's menoir, all the texts have been translated into English by Boris Gorelik. Boris Gorelik is a Russian writer and researcher based in Moscow and Johannesburg. Gosselink M. R Published to accompany the exhibition, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The exhibition and accompanying book use objects from the Rijksmuseum collection to explore the shared history of the Netherlands and South Africa. Gqoba W. Wagonmaker, preacher, teacher, historian, poet, and folklorist William Wellington Gqoba served on mission stations as a catechist and ended his career as editor of the Lovedale newspaper "Isigidimisama-Xosa".
He was the author of letters, anecdotes, expositions of proverbs, histories and poetry. He has also edited and translated Xhosa works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho and S. An account of his long association with Yali-Manisi, "The Dassie and the Hunter", was published in She has translated and adapted various literary fictional and non-fictional texts into isiXhosa.
Grendon P. R Published to accompany the travelling exhibition which opened in Usakos, Namibia, in The exhibition, a collaboration between the University of Basel and the University of Namibia, is created around three private photographic collections owned by four female residents of Usakos, a small town in central Namibia. It focuses on the early s when the apartheid administration forcefully removed African residents out of what was then called the old location into newly built townships. The photographic collections kept by the four women include studio photographs, images of particular location sites and buildings, photographs of mission congregations and school classes, music bands and football teams, as well as many portraits.
The exhibition also includes contemporary photographs of Usakos taken by Paul Grendon. A collaboration between the University of Basel and the University of Namibia, students from both universities participated in the mounting of the exhibitions and worked together on common oral history projects. Gribble J. R John Gribble and Graham Scott draw on archaeological research carried out on the wreck of the SS Mendi to shed new light on the sinking of the British troopship in the English Channel in , on the way to France. Groenink E.
R Dutch investigative journalist Evelyn Groenink recounts her year-long investigation into the assassination of Dulcie September, which led her to the assassinations of Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani. According to Groenink, what these three people had in common was that they were incorruptible and threatened the arms trade between France and South Africa - successive French governments had broken the United Nations arms embargo against apartheid South Africa.
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- Somewhere in Europe - Week One.
Evelyn Groenink has unearthed how these comrades were murdered to make way for unscrupulous business deals, self-enrichment and political and military power. Underpinning this research is a geopolitics of apartheid: the quest for profit at any cost; the unscrupulous alliances; and the role of the apartheid state and homelands" Pravin Gordhan, from his foreword. Greenlink's facts and arguments, however, do indicate a real pattern R A collection of photographs that cover the first 60 years of Johannesburg's history.
Tony Grogan is the author of Forgotten Cape Town, a visual history, Grundlingh A. R Albert Grundlingh explores the links between a range of leisure and sport practices enjoyed by Afrikaners and wider Afrikaner cultural and political concerns. He offers perspectives on the significance of rugby, the role played by greyhound racing in Johannesburg, holidays at Hartenbos beach, and how Afrikaners came to play cricket. Guha R. R A biography of Mohandas Gandhi which focuses on his formative years in England and South Africa, before his return to India in Guha argues that it was Gandhi's experiences in Natal and the Transvaal, where he mobilized a popular movement pledged to cultural pluralism and non-violence, that fundamentally shaped his ideas and techniques.
Historian Ramachandra Guha lives in Bangalore. Gunn S. Eighteen members give accounts of their involvement in the ANC's armed struggle. Shanil Haricharan is a former unit commander of the Ashley Kriel Detachment. He has served as a senior official and public management advisor in the South African public service and is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Cape Town's Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance.
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