Department of Historical and Heritage Studies Research

The reseach in our department focuses across many areas and reflects both our commitment to continued scholarly investigation but also our support for postgraduate and first-time authors. 

Recent Research Publications




The White House and White Africa
Presidential Policy Toward Rhodesia During the UDI Era, 1965-1979

by E. Michel

Routledge Advances in American History, Routledge, 2018


“Those bothersome Rho-dents: Lyndon B. Johnson and the thorny issue of the Rhodesian Information Office”
by E. Michel
In: Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, Volume 18, number 2, 2018, pp. 227-245. 



 “The Luster of Chrome: Nixon, Rhodesia and the defiance of UN sanctions”
by E. Michel
In: Journal of Diplomatic History, Volume 42, number 1, 2018, pp. 138-161.


“The construction of ‘otherness’: A history of Chinese migrants in South Africa”
by K.L. Harris
In: Chapter in S. Cornelissen and Y. Mine  (ed.), Migration and agency in a globalizing world:  Afro-Asian encounters, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.


“Rising Chinas and the history of the South African Chinese”
by K.L. Harris
In: Chapter in B.P. Wong and C.B. Tan (eds) China Rise: Impacts on the Chinese overseas and their residing countries, London: Routledge Press, 2018


Black Consciousness and Progressive Movements under Apartheid

by Ian Macqueen
University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2018


Umkhonto we Sizwe: The ANC’s Armed Struggle
by T. Simpson

Johannesburg: Penguin, 2017.


The ANC and the Liberation Struggle in South Africa
by T. Simpson (ed.)

London: Routledge,  2017.


"Contested encounters: A select literature review of Dynastic China and Ancient Africa”
by K.L. Harris

In: Journal of Chinese Overseas, Volume 13, number 2, 2017, pp. 243-261. 


“Ecumenism and the global anti-apartheid struggle: The World Council of Churches’ Special Fund in South Africa and Botswana 1970-75”
by I. Macqueen

In: Historia, Volume 62, number 2, 2017, pp 87-111.


“Class versus Nation: A History of Richard Turner’s Eclipse and Resurgence”
by I. Macqueen

In: Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, Volume 64, number 2, 2017, pp. 29-39.


“From an Industrial Powerhouse to a Nation of Vendors: Over two decades of economic decline and deindustrialization in Zimbabwe 1990-2015”
by A. Mlambo

In: Journal of Developing Societies, Volume 33, number 1, 2017, pp. 99-125.


“Political independence in Africa as portrayed by the white South African press during 1960”
by E. Bron

In: Journal of Contemporary History, Volume 24, number 1, 2017, pp. 1-22.


“BEE-ing Chinese in South Africa: A legal historic perspective”
by K.L. Harris

In: Fundamina, Volume 27, number 2, 2017, pp. 441-459.


“Taking history on tour – Lowering the disciplinary drawbrigde”
by K.L. Harris

In: Journal of Tourism History, Volume 9, number 2-3, 2017, pp. 223-245.


“Dancing during the Great War: The South African dance floor (1914-1919)”
by A. Green

In: South African National Cecchetti Ballet Magazine, 2017.


“Democratising the South African “memory bank”: Embroidering black women’s voices on the archival canvas”
by R. van der Merwe
In: Yearbook for Women’s History, 2017.


“Smuts: Stigter van die Universiteit van Pretoria”
by B. Strydom
In: Chapter in K. du Pisani (ed.), Jan Smuts: Van Boerseun tot wêreldverhoog, 2017.


Portugese nadraai van die rebellie (1914-1915)
by O.J.O. Feirrera
Pretoria: Die Erfenisstigting, 2017.


"Timol inquest opens new door to justice against apartheid atrocities”
by I. Macqueen

In: The Conversation – 22 October 2017.



"African history is a discipline on the rise – and one that raises many questions”
by G. Ncube

In: The Conversation – 2 May 2017.


“From a silent past to a spoken future: Black women’s voices in the archival process”
by R. van der Merwe

In: Journal of Archives and Records, 2017.


“A game of two sides: The formal division of rugby in the Transvaal, 1889-1899”
by C. du Plessis

In: South African Journal of Cultural History, 2017


“Telling telegrams: Another side to Paul Kruger?”
by C. Erasmus

In: South African Journal of Cultural History, 2017


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