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Publications

Members of the History Workshop have been involved in the production of a wide range of labour, social and popular histories: both books and journal articles.

These have been characterised by a commitment to "history from below": the history of South Africa from the point of view of working and poor people.

History Workshop Publications

Books

Moloi, Tshepo, Place of Thorns Black Political Protest in Kroonstad since 1976, Wits University Press, 2015

Bonner, Philip, and Noor Nieftagodien. Ekurhuleni – The Making of an Urban Region. Johannesburg, South Africa: Wits University Press, 2012.

Cavanagh, Edward. Settler Colonialism and Land Rights in South Africa: Possession and Dispossession on the Orange River. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Cavanagh, Edward. The Griqua Past and the Limits of South African History, 1902-1994. 1st New edition edition. New York: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2011.

Forrest, Kally. Metal That Will Not Bend: The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa, 1980-1995. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2011. 

Gibbs, Timothy. Mandela’s Kinsmen. Woodbridge, Suffolk : Auckland Park, South Africa: James Currey, 2014 

Lissoni, Arianna, Jon Soske, Natasha Erlank, Noor Nieftagodien, and Omar Badsha, eds. One Hundred Years of the ANC: Debating Liberation Histories Today. Johannesburg, South Africa: Wits University Press, 2013. 

Nieftagodien, Noor. Soweto Uprising. 1 edition. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2015. 

Nieftagodien, Noor, Sally Gaule, and Ruby Matjang. Orlando West, Soweto: An Illustrated History. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2012.

Bonner, P and Nieftagodien, N, Alexandra - A History, Wits University Press, 2008.

Book chapters
  • Bonner, Philip. “‘Fragmentation and Cohesion in the ANC: The First 70 Years’,.” In One Hundred Years of the ANC:  Debating Liberation Histories Today. Johannesburg, South Africa: Wits University Press, 2012.
  • Bonner, Philip. “Labour, Migrancy and Urbanisation in South Africa and India, 1900–60’.” In South Africa & India: Shaping the Global South. Johannesburg, South Africa: Wits University Press, 2011.
  • Bonner, Philip. “South African Society and Culture, 1910–1948.” In The Cambridge History of South Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Bonner, Philip, “A History of Football in South Africa” in Fiona Rankin-Smith (ed) Halakasha!, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg 2010.
  • Chiumbo, Sarah, and Mucha Musemwa. “‘Introduction: Perspectives on the Zimbabwean Crises.’” In Crisis! Crisis? Exploring the Multiple Dimensions of the Zimbabwe Crisis,. Cape Town: HSRC Press, 2012.
  • Gibbs, Timothy. “From Popular Resistance to Populist Politics in the Transkei.” In Popular Protest and Resistance in South Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa: Wits University Press, 2010.
  • Lekgoathi, Sekibakiba. “Political Transformation in Lebowa and KwaNdebele in the Early 1990s.” In The Road to Democracy in South Africa 1990-1996, Vol. 6. Pretoria: Unisa Press, 2012.
  • Lekgoathi, Sekibakiba. “Political Violence in the PWV Region’.” In The Road to Democracy in South Africa 1990-1996, Vol. 6. Pretoria: Unisa Press, 2012.
  • Lekgoathi, Sekibakiba. “Radio Freedom, Its Audiences and the Struggle against Apartheid in SA, 1963-1991,.” In The Road to Democracy in South Africa 1990-1996, Vol. 6. Pretoria: Unisa Press, n.d.
  • Lissoni, Arianna. “Apartheid’s ‘Little Israel’:Bophuthatswana.” In Apartheid Israel: The Politics of Analogy. Ramallah: PACBI, 2014.
  • Lissoni, Arianna. “‘The Implosion of the Pan-Africanist Congress: Basutoland, C. 1962-1965’,.” In Southern African Liberation Struggles. Cape Town: UCT Press, 2012.
  • Lissoni, Arianna and Suriano, Maria. "It was nice, but life was difficult…", The ANC between Home and Exile: Reflections on the Anti-Apartheid Struggle in Italy and Southern Africa, Collana: Il porto delle idee Dipartimento Asia, Africa e Mediterraneo, “L’Orientale, 2015
  • Moloi, Tshepo. “‘Black Student Politics in South Africa’, 1990 - 1996.” In The Road to Democracy in South Africa, Volume 6 (1990 - 1996), Part 2, 1183–1235. Pretoria: Unisa Press, n.d.
  • Moloi, Tshepo. "The Botswana connection - the re-invigoration of confrontational politics in thembisa township 1979-1990?", The ANC between Home and Exile: Reflections on the Anti-Apartheid Struggle in Italy and Southern Africa, Collana: Il porto delle idee Dipartimento Asia, Africa e Mediterraneo, “L’Orientale, 2015
  • Mupotsa, Danai. “‘From Family to Nation’: Researching Gender and Sexuality.” In Researching Violence in Africa: Ethical and Methodological Challenges. Leiden: BRILL, 2011.
  • Musemwa, Mucha. “Perpetuating Colonial Legacies: The Post-Colonial State, Water Crises and the Outbreak of Disease in Harare, Zimbabwe, 1980-2009.” In Crisis! Crisis? Exploring the Multiple Dimensions of the Zimbabwe Crisis,. Cape Town: HSRC Press, 2012.
  • Nieftagodien, Noor. “Clements Kadalie.” In Dictionary of African Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Nieftagodien, Noor. “Migrants: Vanguards of the Workers’ Struggles?” In A Long Way Home: Migrant Worker Worlds 1800-2014. Johannesburg, South Africa: Wits University Press, 2014.
  • Nieftagodien, Noor. “Popular Movements, Contentious Spaces and the ANC, 1943-.” In One Hundred Years of the ANC:  Debating Liberation Histories Today. Johannesburg, South Africa: Wits University Press, 2012.
  • Nieftagodien, Noor. “Xenophobia’s Local Genesis: Historical Constructions of ‘insiders’/‘outsiders’ and the Politics of Exclusion in Alexandra’.” In Exorcising The Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence, and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa: Wits University Press, 2011.
  • Nieftagodien, Noor. "Public History in Alexandra: facing the challenges of tourism and sturggle heroization"; Museum as process; edited by Raymond Silverman, 2015
  • Nieftagodien, Noor. "Forgetting and Remembering: Whose struggle history counts?", The ANC between Home and Exile: Reflections on the Anti-Apartheid Struggle in Italy and Southern Africa, Collana: Il porto delle idee Dipartimento Asia, Africa e Mediterraneo, “L’Orientale, 2015
  • Nieftagodien, Noor. "Beyond Marikana", The New South African Review, Vol 5, Political Reconfiguration in the Wake of Marikana, Wits University Press, 2015
  • Simelane, H, N Dlamini, and J Sithole. “Swaziland’s Contribution to South Africa’s Struggle for Independence: Charting the Maze and Straddling the Contradictions.” In The Road to Democracy in South Africa: African Solidarity, Part 2. 5. Pretoria: Unisa Press, 2014.
  • Soske, Jon, Arianna Lissoni, and Natasha Erlank. “One Hundred Years of the ANC: Debating Struggle History after Apartheid.” In One Hundred Years of the ANC:  Debating Liberation Histories Today, 29–53. Johannesburg, South Africa: Wits University Press, 2012.
Journal Articles
  • Ally, Shireen. “Domestics,‘dirty Work’and the Affects of Domination.” South African Review of Sociology 42, no. 2 (2011): 1–7.
  • Ally, Shireen. “HEROIC PIONEERS, OCCLUDED ‘NATIVES’, AND THE VIRGIN WILD: REPRESENTATIONS OF COLONIAL ENCOUNTER IN THE LOWVELD, SOUTH AFRICA.” English Studies in Africa 53, no. 2 (2010): 48–70.
  • Ally, Shireen. “‘If You Are Hungry, and a Man Promises You Mealies, Will You Not Follow him?’South African Swazi Ethnic Nationalism, 1931–1986.” South African Historical Journal 63, no. 3 (2011): 414–30.
  • Ally, Shireen. “On Laws, Rights and Conventions: A PROVOCATION.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 13, no. 3 (2011): 457–61.
  • Ally, Shireen. “Peaceful Memories: Remembering and Forgetting Political Violence in Kangwane, South Africa.”Africa 81, no. 03 (2011): 351–72.
  • Ally, Shireen, and Arianna Lissoni. “‘Let’s Talk About Bantustans’.” South African Historical Journal 64, no. 1 (March 1, 2012): 1–4. doi:10.1080/02582473.2012.655947.
  • Barrett, George, Shirley Brooks, Jenny Josefsson, and Nqobile Zulu. “Starting the Conversation: Land Issues and Critical Conservation Studies in Post-Colonial Africa.” Journal of Contemporary African Studies 31, no. 3 (July 1, 2013): 336–44. doi:10.1080/02589001.2013.802440.
  • Bonner, Philip. “History and the Here and Now.” Social Dynamics 39, no. 2 (June 1, 2013): 159–66. doi:10.1080/02533952.2013.806416.
  • Brown, Julian, and Stuart Wilson. “A Presumed Equality: The Relationship Between State and Citizens in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” African Studies 72, no. 1 (April 1, 2013): 86–106. doi:10.1080/00020184.2012.740881.
  • Cavanagh, Edward. “A Company with Sovereignty and Subjects of Its Own? The Case of the Hudson’s Bay Company, 1670–1763.” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 26, no. 01 (2011): 25–50.
  • Cavanagh, Edward. “Review Essay: Discussing Settler Colonialism’s Spatial Cultures.” Settler Colonial Studies 1, no. 1 (2011): 154–67.
  • Dube, and Thembani. “Culture, Violence, and the Female Body: The Practice of Nholowemwizana Custom as a Form of Cultural Violence Amongst the Kalanga Women of Mpalawali Area in Zimbabwe.” 历史研究:英文版 3, no. 4 (2013): 290–98.
  • Gibbs, Tim. “Becoming a ‘big Man’ in Neo-Liberal South Africa: Migrant Masculinities in the Minibus-Taxi Industry.”African Affairs, 2014, adu044.
  • Gibbs, Timothy. “Chris Hani’s ‘Country Bumpkins’: Regional Networks in the African National Congress Underground, 1974–1994.” Journal of Southern African Studies 37, no. 4 (2011): 677–91.
  • Godsell, Sarah. “New ‘traditional’ Strategies and Land Claims in South Africa: A Case Study in Hammanskraal.,” 2013. http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/9879.
  • Godsell, Sarah. “Rooiberg: The Little Town That Lived.” South African Historical Journal 63, no. 1 (March 1, 2011): 61–77. doi:10.1080/02582473.2011.549374.
  • Hay, Michelle. “‘The Last Thing That Tells Our Story’: The Roodepoort West Cemetery, 1958–2008.” Journal of Southern African Studies 37, no. 2 (June 1, 2011): 297–311. doi:10.1080/03057070.2011.579438.
  • Kentridge, Isabella. “‘And so They Moved One by One’: Forced Removals in a Free State Town (1956–1977).”Journal of Southern African Studies 39, no. 1 (March 1, 2013): 135–50. doi:10.1080/03057070.2012.763209.
  • Kros, Cynthia. "Rhodes Must Fall: Archives and Counter-Archives", Critical Arts, vol 29, Sup 1 2015 (pp.150-165). DOi: 10.1080/02560046.2015. 11 02270. Published online November 2015
  • Kunene, Phindile. “The Crisis Committee, Post Apartheid Protest and Political Mobilisation in Phomolong Township, Free State.,” 2013. http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/9877.
  • Lissoni, Arianna. “Africa’s ‘Little Israel’: Bophuthatswana’s Not-So-Secret Ties With Israel.” South African Review of Sociology 42, no. 3 (October 1, 2011): 79–93. doi:10.1080/21528586.2011.621240.
  • Lissoni, Arianna. “Chieftaincy and Resistance Politics in Lehurutshe during the Apartheid Era.,” 2013. http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/9875.
  • Lissoni, Arianna. “The PAC in Basutoland, C. 1962–1965.” South African Historical Journal 62, no. 1 (March 1, 2010): 54–77. doi:10.1080/02582471003778326.
  • Ludlow, Helen. “George Bremner, Graaff-Reinet and ‘A State of Feeling’, 1848 - 1859.,” 2012. http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/6602.
  • Ludlow, Helen. “Ghana, Cocoa, Colonialism and Globalisation: Introducing Historiography.” Yesterday and Today, no. 8 (December 2012): 01–21.
  • Ludlow, Helen. “The Government Teacher as Mediator of a ‘Superior’ Education in Colesberg, 1849-1858.” Historia57, no. 1 (May 2012): 141–64.
  • Ludlow, Helen. “The Government Teacher Who Resolved to Do What He Could Himself. Wynberg, Cape Colony, 1841-1863,” 2013. http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication_article/sare_v19_n2_a4.
  • Malabela, Musawenkosi, and Shireen Ally. “‘The People Shall Speak’?: The Ward System and Constrained Participatory Democracy: A Case Study of Chochocho, Mpumalanga.” Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa 76, no. 1 (2011): 1–21. doi:10.1353/trn.2011.0023.
  • Middelman, Temba. "The Hartebeestpoort Irrigation Scheme: A Project of Modernisation, Segregation and White Poverty Alleviation", 1912–1926, SAHJ Vol 67 no 2
  • Moloi, Tshepo. “Bodibeng High School: Black Consciousness Philosophy and Students Demonstration, 1940s–1976.”South African Historical Journal 63, no. 1 (2011): 102–26.
  • Moloi, Tshepo. “The Emergence and Radicalisation of Black Political Formations in Kroonstad, 1915 to 1957.,” 2013. http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/9880.
  • Munshi, Naadria. “Lived Experiences and Local Spaces: Bangladeshi Migrants in Post-Apartheid South Africa.,” 2013. http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/9878.
  • Mupotsa, Danai. "The promise of happiness: desire, attachment and freedom in post/apartheid South Africa", Critical Arts 29(2)
  • Nieftagodien, Noor. “High Apartheid and the Erosion of ‘official’ Local Politics in Daveyton in the 1960s.,” 2013. http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/9874.
  • Nieftagodien, Noor. “Reconstituting Activism at the Borders of Contemporary South Africa.” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 11, no. 2 (2012): 222–28.
  • Nieftagodien, Noor. “Youth in History, Youth Making History: Challenging Dominant Historical Narratives for Alternative Futures.” Yesterday and Today, no. 6 (January 2011): 01–10.
  • Nieftagodien, Noor. "The economic freedom fighters and the politics of memory and forgetting". South Atlantic  Quarterly, 114 (2), April: pp. 446 - 456
  • Phillips, Laura H. “‘I Am Alone. I Am a Woman. What Are My Children Going to Eat?’ Domestic Workers and Family Networks.” South African Review of Sociology 42, no. 2 (June 1, 2011): 29–44. doi:10.1080/21528586.2011.582346.
  • Phillip, Laura H."Principals, chiefs and school committees:  the localisation of rural school administration in Lebowa, 1972-1990". Journal of Southern African Studies, 41 (2), pp. 299 - 314
  • Rueedi, Franziska. "Siyayinyova!': Patterns of violence in the African townships of the Vaal Triangle, South Africa, 1980-86". Africa, 85 (3), pp. 395 - 416
  • Rueedi, Franziska. "Narratives on Trial Ideologoy, Violence and the Struggels over Political Legitimacy in the Case of the Delman Treason Trial, 1985-1989", SAHJ, Volume 67, Issue 3, 201, pp 335-355
  • Rueedi, Franziska. "The Politics of difference and the forging of a political community: discourses and practices of the charterist civic movement in the Vaal triangle, South A
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  • Sefalafala, Thabang. “Mineworkers Opt for Private Legal Scheme.” SALB 35, no. 4 (November 2011).
  • Skosana, Dineo. “The Interface between Tradition and Modern in Postapartheid South Africa: An Outline of the Kekana Family Succession Dispute and Their Encounter with the Platinum Reef Resource Mine.,” 2013. http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/9876.
  • Stadler, Jonathan, Charles Dugmore, Emilie Venables, Catherine MacPhail, and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe. “Cognitive Mapping: Using Local Knowledge for Planning Health Research.” BMC Medical Research Methodology 13, no. 1 (July 26, 2013): 96. doi:10.1186/1471-2288-13-96.
  • Ulrich, Nicole. “International Radicalism, Local Solidarities: The 1797 British Naval Mutinies in Southern African Waters.” International Review of Social History 58, no. S21 (2013). doi:10.1017/S0020859013000266.
Books Reviews
  • Nieftagodien, Noor, W. Beinart & M. Dawson (eds), "Popular Politics and Resistance Movements in South Africa", in South African Historical Journal
  • Lissoni, Arianna, ‘Suttner’s Vision for a Revived State’. Review of: Recovering Democracy in South Africa. By Raymond Suttner.
  • Lissoni, Arianna. "The Lusaka Years: The ANC in Exile in Zambia, 1963 to 1994". Auckland Park: Jacana Media (pb £18.95 – 978 1 4314 0821 4). 2014, 357 pp. Africa, 85, 1 (2015), pp. 158-160
  • Rueedi, Franziska. "Dlamini, Askari: A story of collaboration and betrayal in the anti-apartheid struggle "(Johannesburg: Jacana Press, 2014), SAHJ, Volume 67, Issue 2, 2015
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