WITS, the early years, a history of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1896-1939, foreword by Keith Breckenridge

: Murray (B.)

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189pp., illus., paperback, New Edition, Johannesburg, (1982) 2022


Bruce Murrays's intellectual history of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. First established in 1922, the University  developed out of the South African School of Mines in Kimberley circa 1896. Examines the historical foundations, the struggle to establish a university in Johannesburg, and the progress of the University in the two decades prior to World War II.

Bruce Murray was Professor Emeritus of History at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of The People’s Budget 1909/10: Lloyd George and liberal politics and Wits: The ‘Open’ Years.

Keith Breckenridge is Professor of History and Deputy Director at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research.