South African Historical Journal

Over the past 40 years, the South African Historical Journal has become renowned and internationally regarded as a premier history journal published in South Africa, promoting significant historical scholarship on the country as well as the southern African region. The journal, which is linked to the Southern African Historical Society, has provided a high-quality medium for original thinking about South African history and has thus shaped - and continues to contribute towards defining - the historiography of the region. The South African Historical Journal publishes a wide variety of material, encompassing issues ranging in time from those around pre-colonial communities to those pertinent to a society in transition in the early 21st century, the practice and teaching of history and debates about heritage and the commemoration of the past. It includes ground-breaking innovative research, general historical and historiographical overviews, historical debates, interviews with historians and reflections on their work, review articles and critical reviews of important books. The journal is peer reviewed and evaluated by the editors, editorial board and other international specialist referees. The Journal is fully accredited in South Africa, it is listed in the Thomson Reuters Arts & Humanities Citation Index and its contents are accordingly cited, annotated, indexed and/or abstracted.

4 issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 0 (0)

Roberts and Kitchener in South Africa 1900–1902
Archival Aspirations and Anxieties: Contemporary Preservation and Production of the Past in Umbumbulu, KwaZulu-Natal

Volume 66 (2)

Historians Converge and Consolidate in Botswana
vol. 66 (2): 205-206
To Rescue the Past From the Nation: All for One, One for All? Leveraging National Interests with Regional Visions in Southern Africa
vol. 66 (2): 207-216
Towards a Broader Southern African History: Backwards, Sideways, and Upside-Down
vol. 66 (2): 217-226
The Strange Death of ‘Zimbabwe-Rhodesia’: The Question of British Recognition of the Muzorewa Regime in Rhodesian Public Opinion, 1979
vol. 66 (2): 227-248
A Matter of Life and Death: Criminal Law and the Death Penalty in South West Africa (SWA) under South African Rule, 1915–1939
vol. 66 (2): 249-269
Healthcare in Exile: ANC Health Policy and Health Care Provision in MK Camps, 1964 to 1989
vol. 66 (2): 270-290
‘Anginayo ngisho indibilishi!’ (I don't have a penny!): The gender politics of ‘Native Welfare’ in Durban, 1930–1939
vol. 66 (2): 291-319
‘Even the calves must dip’: East Coast Fever, Africans and the Imposition of Dipping Tanks in Southern Rhodesia, c.1902–1930
vol. 66 (2): 320-348
‘Radio Apartheid’: Investigating a History of Compliance and Resistance in Popular Afrikaans Music, 1956–1979
vol. 66 (2): 349-370
Moral hazards and Moral Economies: The Combustible Politics of Healthcare User Fees in Malawian History
vol. 66 (2): 371-389
Overview of the 24th Biennial Conference of the Southern African Historical Society, University of Botswana, Gaborone, 27–29 June 2013
vol. 66 (2): 390-395
The Second Coming: The Life and Times of Pixley ka Isaka Seme the Founder of the ANC
vol. 66 (2): 396-398
Sharpeville: An Apartheid Massacre and its Consequences
vol. 66 (2): 398-401
Embroiled: Swiss Churches, Apartheid and South Africa
vol. 66 (2): 401-404
Poverty, War, and Violence in South Africa
vol. 66 (2): 404-407
South African Foreign Policy Review
vol. 66 (2): 407-409
Crisis! What Crisis? The Multiple Dimensions of the Zimbabwean Crisis
vol. 66 (2): 409-414