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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Utopia Live: Singing the Mozambican struggle for national liberation 

    Israel, Paolo (History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    This article engages a historical reconstruction of the formation of Makonde revolutionary singing in the process of the Mozambican liberation struggle. The history of ʻUtopia liveʼ is here entrusted to wartime genres, ...