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Prof Albert Grundlingh

"Are we Afrikaners getting too rich?"1 Cornucopia and change in Afrikanerdom in the 1960's.

"Rocking the boat"? The "Voëlvry" music movement in South Africa:

Anatomy of Afrikaans anti-apartheid social protest in the eighties.

Reframing remembrance: The politics of the centenary commemoration of the South African war of 1899-1902.

Rands For Rugby: Ramifications Of Professionalisation Of South African Rugby, 1995-2007



Dr Anton Ehlers

BOLAND PKS 1900-2000: From trust company to commercial bank. A history of changing financial identities over a century.

Desegregating history in South Africa: The case of the covenant and the Battle of Blood/Ncome River.

Apartheid mythology and symbolism.

From Peptanic to Peptonic. A retailers response to the challenges of the new South Africa.

Rural Trust Companies and Boards of Executors versus Country Attorneys: The history of symbiotic "bastard relationships" in the battle for trust and estate business in South Africa to c.1920.


Prof Sandra Swart

Sandra Swart, "The laughter of the Afrikaner" - towards a social history of humour, Journal of Social History, Summer, 2009.

Sandra Swart and L. M. Van der Watt, "Taaltriomf or taalverdriet? An aspect of the roles of Eugène Marais and Gustav Preller in the Second Language Movement c. 1905-1927", Historia, 53, 2, 2008. 

Sandra Swart, 'High Horses' - horses, class and socio-economic change in South Africa, Journal of Southern African Studies, 34, 1, 2008.

Sandra Swart, "But Where's the Bloody Horse?": Textuality and Corporeality in the "Animal Turn", Journal of Literary Studies, 23, 3, 2007.

Sandra Swart, "Motherhood and Otherhood"- gendered citizenship and Afrikaner women in the South African 1914 Rebellion. African Historical Review, 39, 1, 2007.

Sandra Swart, The 'Five Shilling Rebellion'- rural white male anxiety and the 1914 Boer Rebellion. South African Journal of History, 56, 2006.

Sandra Swart, The Construction of Eugène Marais as an Afrikaner Hero, Journal of Southern African Studies. 30, 4, 2004.

Sandra Swart, 'Bushveld Magic' and 'Miracle doctors' - an exploration of Eugène Marais and C. Louis Leipoldt's experiences in the Waterberg, South Africa, c.1906-1917, Journal of African History, 45, 2004.

Sandra Swart, "Men of Influence- The Ontology of Leadership in the 1914 Boer Rebellion", Journal of Historical Sociology, 17, 1, 2004.

Sandra Swart, 'Dogs and Dogma: a discussion of the socio-political construction of Southern African dog breeds as a window on social history', South African Historical Journal, 48, 2003.

Sandra Swart, "Mythic Bushmen in Afrikaans Literature- The Dwaalstories of Eugène N. Marais", Current Writing 15, 3, 2003, 91 - 108.

Sandra Swart, 'Riding High - horses, power and settler society, c.1654 - 1840', Kronos, vol. 29, Environmental History, Special Issue, 2003.

Sandra Swart, " 'An irritating Pebble in Kruger's shoe' - Eugène Marais and Land en Volk in the ZAR, 1891-1896", Historia, 48, 2, 2003.

Lance van Sittert and Sandra Swart, "Canis Familiaris - a dog history of South Africa". South African Historical Journal, 48, 2003.

Sandra Swart, 'Desperate men - Rebellion and the politics of poverty in the 1914 Rebellion', South African Journal of History, 42, 2001.

Sandra Swart, "'You were men in war time' - the manipulation of gender identity in war and peace", Scientia Militaria, 28, 2, 1998. 

Sandra Swart, "A Boer and his gun and his wife are three things always together", Journal of Southern African Studies, 24, 4, 1998.


Dr Wessel Visser

Right-wing politics and resistance: The mine workers' union and transformation in South Africa 1964-1997.

Labour and right-wing extremism in the South African context - A historical overview

A racially divided class: Strikes in South Africa

Post-hegemonic Afrikanerdom and dispora redefining Afrikaner identity in post apartheid South Africa

From MWU to Solidarity - A trade union reinventing itself

Dr Albert Hertzog se bemoeinis met die mynwerkersunie.

"Exporting trade unionism and labour politics: The British influence on the early South African labour movement.

Afrikaner anti-communist history production in South African historiography

Strikes in the Netherland and South Africa, 1900-1998: A comparison.

Coming to terms with the past and the present: Afrikaner experience of and reaction to the "new" South Africa.

Workers' Strife: The uneasy electoral relationship between socialists and the South African Labour Party, 1910-1924.

"Shifting RDP into GEAR". The ANC government's dilemma in providing an equitable system of social security for the "new" South Africa.

The South African labour movement's responses to declarations of martial law, 1913-1922.

The Star in the East: South African Socialist Expectations and Responses to the Outbreak of the Russian Revolution.

White labour aristocracy and black proletariat: The origins and deployment of South Africa's racially divided working class.

Trends in South African historiography and the present state of historical research.

Urbanization and Afrikaner class formation: The Mine Workers' Union and the search for a cultural identity.

"To Fight the Battles of the Workers". The Emergence of pro-strike publications in early twentieth-century South Africa.

The establishment of Solidarity's Helping Hand as a successful community based welfare organisation - Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe

South Africa 1994-2011: (Re) Conciliation of the Rainbow Nation deferred?

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