A HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA, from the distant past to the present day

: Pretorius (F.) ed.

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716pp., maps, hardback, Revised Edition, Pretoria, (2014) 2022


A project of the History Commission of the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.

This revised edition includes two "new chapters on the histories of the coloured and Indian people by Cornelius Thomas and Goolam Vahed respectively ... Hoffie Hofmeyr, this time with co-author Joan Millard, have written a new chapter on the South African churches ... and Jan-Jan Joubert has added a chapter on the political history of South Africa from 2014 to the announcement of the lockdown due to Covid on 26 March 2020." from the introduction

 Fransjohan Pretorius is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria. His books include Terugblik, 80 sketse uit 'n ryke verlede, Scorched Earth and Life on Commando during the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902, In 2019 he was awarded the Jan H Marais Prize for his contribution to Afrikaans as an academic language.