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  • 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 ...
  • Family law and "the great moral public interests" in Victorian Cape Town 

    Malherbe, Vertrees C.(University of Cape Town) (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
    In the wake of the mineral revolution, and the Cape Colony’s attainment of responsible government, Cape Town’s population doubled in the nineteenth century’s latter years. Its largely British ruling class, seeing ...
  • A flying Springbok of wartime British skies: A.G. "Sailor" Malan 

    Nasson, Bill (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    This article, an expanded version of a 2008 public lecture, explores the life and times of Adolph Gysbert ʻSailorʼ Malan, a South African who rose to prominence as a combatant in the 1940 Battle of Britain and who, after ...
  • Imagining nation, state, and order in the mid-twentieth century 

    Irwin, Ryan M. (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This essay considers the relationship between the United Nations and the Third World. Using the apartheid debate as a framing device, it explores Indian and African nationalism in the mid-1940s and early 1960s. In focusing ...
  • Land distribution politics in the Eastern Cape midlands: The case of the Lukhanji municipality, 1995-2006 

    Wotshela, Luvoyo (Univ. of Fort Hare) (Published by History Dept, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    Since its initiation, South Africaʼs post-apartheid land reform programme has generated extensive analysis and critique that in turn has yielded a body of scholarship. Discussion revolves around the official policy of ...
  • Laughing with Sam Sly: The cultural politics of satire and colonial British identity in the Cape Colony, c. 1840-1850 

    Holdridge, Christopher (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
    This article examines Sam Sly’s African Journal (1843–51), a literary and satirical newspaper published by William Layton Sammons in Cape Town. It contends that the newspaper utilised satire to forge British cultural ...
  • Living in exile: daily life and international relations at SWAPO’s Kongwa Camp 

    Williams, Christian A. (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    From 1964, when it was first granted by the Tanzanian government to OAU recognized liberation movements, Kongwa camp has been a key site in southern Africa’s exile history. First SWAPO and FRELIMO, and later the ANC, MPLA ...
  • 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 ...
  • A native of nowhere: the life of South African journalist Nat Nakasa, 1937-1965 

    Brown, Ryan Lenora (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This article examines the life and work of South African journalist Nat Nakasa (1937-1965), a writer for the popular news magazine Drum, the first black columnist for the Johannesburg newspaper the Rand Daily Mail, and ...
  • Not quite fair play, old chap: The complexion of cricket and sport in South Africa 

    Nasson, Bill (Published by History Dept, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    This review essay explores the racial and social divides that have permeated cricket in South Africa.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rationalizing gukurahundi: cold war and South African foreign relations with Zimbabwe, 1981-1983 

    Scarnecchia, Timothy (Kent State University) (Published by University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This article examines the role of diplomatic relations during the first stages of the 1983 Gukurahundi in Zimbabwe. Based on a preliminary reading of South African Department of Foreign Affairs files for 1983, the article ...
  • 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 ...
  • Reading and representing African refugees in New York 

    Field, Sean (Published by University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    Tracy Kidder and Jonny Steinberg have constructed evocative biographies of African refugees’ dislocation, journeys and struggles to settle in the USA. These books are reviewed through the lens of how South African readers ...
  • Road to Ghana: Nkrumah, Southern Africa and the eclipse of a decolonizing Africa 

    Ahlman, Jeffrey S. (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This article interrogates the position of Accra as an ‘extra-metropolitan’ centre for southern African anti-colonial nationalists and anti-apartheid activists during the so-called ‘first wave’ of Africa’s decolonization. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The South Africa-Angola talks, 1976-1984: a little-known cold war thread 

    Saunders, Christopher (University of Cape Town) (Published by History Dept, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    That South Africa invaded Angola in 1975, in an abortive attempt to prevent a Marxist government coming to power there, and that the South African Defence Force then repeatedly attacked Angola from 1978, is relatively well ...
  • 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 ...