FEATURING - The Political Situation by Olive Schreiner

Posted on May 26, 2020

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

The Political Situation by Olive Schreiner.

Olive Schreiner, born in the Cape Colony in 1855, was a South African author and activist for various issues. On 20 August 1895, her husband, Samuel Cronwright-Schreiner, delivered a speech on South Africa's political situation to a local Farmer's Association meeting, held in Kimberley’s Town Hall. This paper was published the following year as a jointly authored book entitled The Political Situation. The publication argued that capitalists had acquired too much control over South Africa's government and economy and also called for the expansion of the franchise regardless of race or colour.

UPSpace Access: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/12780

This book is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection at Special Collections, on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

- Author Nikki Haw

Copyright © University of Pretoria 2024. All rights reserved.

FAQ's Email Us Virtual Campus Share Cookie Preferences