AmaZizi: the Dlamini of southern Africa. Vol 1 - Zuko Pokwana; Ngangomzi Pokwana
The Dlamini people spread through southern Africa during the 19th century. Today they are concentrated in Swaziland, the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu/Natal. The book focuses on the history of the Dlamini from their origins in the Tana Basin (modern Ethiopia) to today. especially recalling the history of the amaZizi
The Cape journal : military villages in the Eastern Cape : the unfortified military villages of Sir Harry Smith, 1848-1850 - C.G. Coetzee; edited and revised by Tony Westby-Nunn.
Sir Harry Smith created six 'military villages' on the frontier for discharged British soldiers, but these were not fortified. On Christmas Day 1850 the villages of Woburn, Auckland, & Juanasberg were attacked by the Xhosa and most of the inhabitants killed. Includes contemporary accounts of the along with maps, photographs, plans, extensive notes and appendices. Reprinted from an unpublished paper by Colin Coetzee - author of Forts Of The Eastern Cape
In the twilight of the revolution: the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (South Africa) 1959-1994 - Kwandiwe Kondlo
This book is a long-overdue history of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) and the rise of the Africanist ideology in South Africa. Kwandiwe Kondlo analyses the radical traditions, the structural contradictions and the internal conflicts of this rival to the African National congeress (ANC)
Cambridge history of South Africa Vol 1.: from early times to 1885 - Carolyn Hamilton, Bernhard K. Mbenga, Robert Ross (eds.)
This volumes covers the South African past from the Early Iron Age to the eve of the discovery of mineral wealth on the Rand. With chapters contributed by ten of the best historians in the country, the book pulls together four decades of revisionist scholarship.
Growing in faith: a historical sketch of the Diocese of Port Elizabeth 1847-2007 - Helena Glanville
This account of the development of the Catholic Church in the Eastern Cape begins with a historical sketch of the establishment of the Vicariate of the Cape of Good Hope in 1818. Chapters cover the churches of the Diocese, pastors, staff and lay people, as well as the schools and Diosecan organisations.
Friendship and Union: the South African letters of Patrick Duncan and Maud Selborne - Deborah Lavin (ed.)
Call Number: 960.VANR [Van Riebeeck Society 2nd Series, no. 41]
This narrative of the first years of the Union of South Africa unfolds through the weekly letters exchanged by Patrick Duncan, initially a member of Milners' 'Kindergarten', and Maud, Lady Selbourne, married to Milner's successor. The letters give a lively inside view of the parliamentary political scene at Westminster and Cape Town for nearly forty years.
Khayalethu: the promised land - Laban Erapu
This historical novel is set in the Cape Colony from the 1770s to 1810s when Ngqika was Xhosa king. This was also the time of contact and conflict between the Xhosa, and the Dutch and British colonisers, in the Zuurveld area of the Eastern Cape.
A brief history of the Wild Coast - Clive Dennison
Clive Dennison has explored widely on the Wild Coast, since his first childhood visit in 1957. it covers the history of the Transkei coast, from early contacts between indigenous peoples and Europeans, to 1994 and after.
Out of the fire: where schooling worked in time of crisis: All Saints College, South Africa, 1986-1997 - Gavin Stewart with Angela Church and Butch Coetzee
Call Number: 378.6875 OUT
Schools in South Africa during the late 1970s and the 1980s were caught up in the liberation struggle described as a 'total onslaught' against the then minority goverment. All Saints, a non-racial school in the Ciskei 'homeland', attempted to prepare the country's young people for their rightful place in the envisioned new, free and inclusive South Africa. Mainly told in the words of the students and staff. With DVD.