Recent Submissions

  • ‘The voices of the people involved’: Red, representation and histories of labour 

    Witz, Leslie (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    The installation artwork Red by Simon Gush (with his collaborators James Cairns and Mokotjo Mohulo) evokes two senses of representation. One is of symbolism, meaning, visual strategies, juxtapositions, silences and so on. ...
  • Red assembly: The work remains 

    Witz, Leslie; Pohlandt-McCormick, Helena; Minkley, Gary; Mowitt, John (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    The work that emerged from the encounter with Red, an art installation by Simon Gush and his collaborators, in the workshop ‘Red Assembly’, held in East London in August 2015, is assembled here in Kronos, the journal of ...
  • Re-locating memories: transnational and local narratives of Indian South Africans in Cape Town 

    Dhupelia-Mesthrie, Uma (SAGE Publications, 2017)
    This article plays on the word re-location to examine the memories of Indians in South Africa through oral histories about relocation as a result of the Group Areas Act, to memories of parents and grandparents relocating ...
  • Mueda massacre: the musical archive 

    Israel, Paolo (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    As in Pidjiguiti in Guiné-Bissau or Baixa de Cassanje in Angola, the massacre that occurred in the northern Mozambican town of Mueda on 16 June 1960 has been inscribed in the nationalist narrative as the breaking point ...
  • Shades of empire: police photography in German South-West Africa 

    Rizzo, Lorena (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    This article looks at a photographic album produced by the German police in colonial Namibia just before World War I. Late 19th- and early 20th-century police photography has often been interpreted as a form of visual ...
  • Cape Indians, Apartheid and Higher Education 

    Dhupelia-Mesthrie, Uma (University of the Western Cape, 2013)
    On a Sunday afternoon, 15 November 2009, the Luxurama Theatre in Wynberg was filled to capacity as Indians in Cape Town gathered to launch the Cape Town 1860 Legacy Foundation in preparation for the 2010 events commemorating ...
  • Untangling the Lion's Tale: Violent masculinity and the ethics of biography in the 'Curious' case of the apartheid-era policeman Donald Card 

    Bank, Leslie J.; Bank, Andrew (Routledge Taylor Francis Group, 2013)
    Donald Card (1928–) is a former policeman in South Africa who became the subject of international media attention on 21 September 2004. In a highly publicised and symbolic ceremony of reconciliation inaugurating the ...
  • Towards a critical heritage studies 

    Rassool, Ciraj (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    Anna Karlström’s article made me think of the inaugural conference of the International Association of Critical Heritage Studies held in Gothenburg in June 2012. At the conference, heritage scholars and graduate ...
  • Paper regimes 

    Dhupelia-Mesthrie, Uma (University of the Western Cape, 2014)
    In 1915 Baba Bapoo, a store assistant in Cape Town, was thrown into a state of great mental and emotional stress when he lost his permit en route to India. This was the only document that could guarantee his re-admission ...
  • Speaking about building Rylands (1960s to 1980s): a Cape Flats history 

    Dhupelia-Mesthrie, Uma (Taylor and Francis, 2014)
    This article draws on oral histories of Rylands, a former Indian group area on the Cape Flats. It shifts focus from narratives of dispossession to narratives of the making of a relocation site. The Cape Flats has generally ...
  • False fathers and false sons: Immigration officials in Cape Town, documents and verifying minor sons from India in the first half of the twentieth century 

    Dhupelia-Mesthrie, Uma (University of the Western Cape, 2014)
    This article examines the rituals of admission to Cape Town, developed by the immigration bureaucracy at the port, for minor sons from India. It provides a context for why the entry of sons of established Indian residents ...
  • The political sublime: reading Kok Nam, Mozambican photographer (1939-2012) 

    Assubuji, Rui; Hayes, Patricia (University of the Western Cape, 2013)
    Kok Nam began his photographic career at Studio Focus in Lourenço Marques in the 1950s, graduated to the newspaper Notícias and joined Tempo magazine in the early 1970s. Most recently he worked at the journal Savana as a ...
  • Santu Mofokeng, photographs: 'the violence is in the knowing' 

    Hayes, Patricia (Wiley - Blackwell Publishing, 2009)
    Born in 1956, Santu Mofokeng formed part of the Afrapix Collective that engaged in exposé and documentary photography of anti-apartheid resistance and social conditions during the 1980s in South Africa. However, Mofokeng ...