139 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Third Edition, Cape Town, (2009) 2017
An updated edition of Francis Wilson's basic history of South Africa.
"This brief history of South Africa is a miracle of compression, an accessible and compulsively readable account which spans billions of years of pre-history before taking up the story to the present day." Cape Argus
Francis Wilson is an emeritus professor at the University of Cape Town, where he taught in the School of Economics for forty years.