New Contree: 2021 No. 86
No. 86, July 2021
- Political myth and historical reality in Nelson Mandela’s Long road to freedom / Peires, Jeff
- A fool’s errand? Black Consciousness and the 1970s debate over the “Indian” in the Natal Indian Congress / Desai, Ashwin & Vahed, Goolam
- Emfuleni’s wastewater crisis, 2018-2021: The history of a Vaal sub-catchment problem / Tempelhoff, Johann W.N.
- Estate farming and Ndau people’s displacement from Zimbabwe into Mozambique, c.1940-2010 / Hlongwana, James
- Asymmetric relations and enforcement of democracy in West Africa : the case of Nigeria and The Gambia / Ojakorotu, Victor & Olajide, Bamidele
- Botswana-Bophuthatswana relations in the context of Lucas Mangope’s quest for international diplomatic recognition, 1977-1994 / Makgala, Christian John
- The Vhambedzi origin and the expansion of Zimbabwe stone building tradition south of the Vhembe River / Nemaheni, Tshimangadzo
- Kleynhans, E. 2021. Hitler’s spies: Secret agents and the intelligence war in South Africa / La Grange, Anna
- Holm, E. 2020. Die ossewa en sy spore / Wolfaardt, Johan
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A fool’s errand? Black Consciousness and the 1970s debate over the “Indian” in the Natal Indian Congress (School for Basic Sciences, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Vanderbijlpark, 2021)Bantu Stephen Biko, born in Tarkastad in the Eastern Cape was murdered by the South African apartheid regime in September 1977, aged 31. The year 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of his birth. Biko remains iconic, but a ...
(School for Basic Sciences, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Vanderbijlpark, 2021)In 2018 the collapse of the wastewater infrastructure of Gauteng’s Emfuleni Local Municipality was responsible for a severe fish-kill in the Vaal River Barrage. Even communities downstream of the Barrage were affected. ...
(School for Basic Sciences, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Vanderbijlpark, 2021)This article focuses on the development of plantation farming close to the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border and its effects on the Ndau people. Colonial incursions on the Zimbabwe/Mozambique border areas resulted in the development ...
Asymmetric relations and enforcement of democracy in West Africa : the case of Nigeria and The Gambia (School for Basic Sciences, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Vanderbijlpark, 2021)Nigeria and The Gambia have been involved in asymmetrical relations since 1965 given the disparity in the material capabilities between them. This asymmetry came to the fore in the role played by Nigeria in resolving the ...
Botswana-Bophuthatswana relations in the context of Lucas Mangope’s quest for international diplomatic recognition, 1977-1994 (School for Basic Sciences, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Vanderbijlpark, 2021)This article is an account of the relations between independent Botswana and her South African Black homeland neighbour of Bophuthatswana, whom Botswana steadfastly refused to recognise as a sovereign state. Bophuthatswana ...
The Vhambedzi origin and the expansion of Zimbabwe stone building tradition south of the Vhembe River (School for Basic Sciences, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Vanderbijlpark, 2021)The Vhambedzi clan is one of the earlier Vhavenda sibs that settled south of the Limpopo (Vhembe) River before the arrival of the Masingo group that later conquered and subjugated them. The Masingo is the ruling elite of ...
Kleynhans, E. 2021. Hitler’s spies: Secret agents and the intelligence war in South Africa [Book review] (School for Basic Sciences, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Vanderbijlpark, 2021)