History (SA)

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Summary of the Report of the Commission for the Socio-Economic Development of the Bantu Areas Within the Union of South Africa - F R Tomlinson

Summary of the Report of the Commission for the Socio-Economic Development of the Bantu Areas Within the Union of South Africa by F R Tomlinson and others is the abridged version of the full report. The commission took evidence from people and institutions and undertook original research. it also tried, where possible, to present its findings and ideas by means of maps.

R250.00
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The Secret History of South Africa - H. R. Abercrombie

The Secret History of South Africa: Sixty-five Years in the Transvaal by H. R. Abercrombie records the eventful period of the author's life which includes the time of 1875-1910 where he not only lived but appreciated the movements of his times.

R200.00
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Path of Blood - Peter Becker

Path of Blood by Peter Becker is a very good biography of Mzilikazi, "the Great Path", founder of the Matabele tribe. Mzilikazi conquered peoples of the Transvaal, Botswana, and further north, creating the Matabele nation from his captives. He repulsed the Zulu army and failed only in his attempts to dislodge the emigrant Boers from his territory. Contains monochrome illustrations throughout.

R225.00
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Rule of Fear - Peter Becker

Rule of Fear by Peter Becker is a fine biography and is the first detailed study of Dingane, King of the Zulu, the most controversial and least understood of all South African tribal kings. Dingane - the Needy One - rose to fame in 1828 after assassinating Shaka Zulu and usurping the Zulu throne, and in this exciting and often horrifying life-story, the author presents an objective and accurate assessment of Dingane's true character, and of the motives which gave rise to the treacheries and brutalities that have made his name notorious.

R225.00
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In the Footsteps of Eve - Lee R Berger

In the Footsteps of Eve by Lee R Berger is a carefully reasoned argument that the true cradle of our species lies in South Africa rather than in East Africa home of the famous 'Lucy' skeleton. Long inscriptions from both authors and someone called to Steve to the previous owner. Signed.  

R250.00
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The Saga of The Transvaal Scottish Regiment 1932-1950 - Carel Birkby

The Saga of The Transvaal Scottish Regiment 1932-1950 edited by Carel Birkby is the story of the Regiment from 1932 to the end of WW II. It records the achievements in the campaigns in Somaliland, Abyssinia and North Africa. It is a story of men who met the challenge of their time and played their part honourably and bravely and marched on. Illustrated with maps and b&w photos.

R750.00
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The Development of Education in the Transvaal, 1836-1951 - A. K. Bot

The Development of Education in the Transvaal, 1836-1951 by A. K. Bot is an illustrated brochure which the author wrote as a sequel to A Century of Education in the Transvaal, 1836-1936, and continues on from 1936, bringing his historical review up to date, by adding new chapters. This copy have been signed by A. K. Bot.

R300.00
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Notes on South African Affairs - W. B. Boyce

Notes on South African Affairs by W. B. Boyce is volume XXXIX in the Africana Collecteana series and was first published in 1838. Boyce was a Wesleyan missionary and a trusted adviser to Sir Benjamin d'Urban during the frontier war of 1834-5

R250.00
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Archives Year Book for South African History 1942-II - Botha, CG et al

Archives Year Book for South African History, 1942-II edited by CG Botha; C Beyers; JLM Franken; HB Thom contains the following segments:

R150.00
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Swartkrans Ape-Man - Robert Broom and J T Robinson

Swartkrans Ape-Man by Robert Broom and J T Robinson describes the two years of work at the cave and the discovery of a new hominid species. They found a mandible with nine teeth and a nearly perfect palate with most of the premolars and molars. Illustrated with 8 b&w plates and numerous line drawings.

R550.00
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The Tembu - Joan A Broster

The Tembu by Joan A Broster is a detailed account of the art, customs, songs, dances and ceremonies of the Tembu people, in which the author sets out to explain the intricacies of tribal life. From the deep understanding of the people about whom she writes and from years of dedicated research, Joan Broster has compiled this unique study of the Tembu people, to stand as a permanent record of an African culture in the face of sweeping social changes in modern African societies.

R450.00
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Reminiscences of Kaffir Life and History and Other Papers - Charles Brownlee

Reminiscences of Kaffir Life and History and Other Papers by Charles Brownlee is a sketch of Brownlee's life, giving an account of many stirring deeds in which he took an active part.

R700.00
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The Transkeian Native Territories: Historical Records - Frank Brownlee

The Transkeian Native Territories: Historical Records compiled by Frank Brownlee is an account of the history of the Transkeian tribes in South Africa: chapters on Mount Ayliff, Pondoland, Tembuland and Port St.John's.

R175.00
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To Horse and Away - Jose Burman

To Horse and Away by Jose Burman the story of Equus Caballus in South Africa from prehistory to modern times and shines the spotlight on the horse in transport and travel, in war and recreation, in farming and communication. It also looks at the various breeds in South Africa today

R65.00
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The Little Karoo - Jose Burman

The Little Karoo by Jose Burman tells the story of this hidden valley sheltered by the Swartberg and Langeberg ranges. Illustrated with colour photos and line drawings.

R120.00
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South Africa - Mangosuthu G. Buthelezi

1st US edition of South Africa: My Vision of the Future by Mangosuthu G. Buthelezi.

South Africa by Mangosuthu G. Buthelezi, leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal is the intensely personal book by a black South African leader and his visions of the future.

R90.00
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Centenary - Paul H. Butterfield

Centenary: The first 100 years of English Freemasonry in the Transvaal 1878-1978 by Paul H. Butterfield traces the methods by which English freemasonry spread throughout South and South-West Africa (Namibia). The evolution of the Transvaal Lodges is discussed in the context of the political history of the region and the Anglo-Boer War.

R350.00
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The Kruger National Park - Jane Carruthers

The Kruger National Park by Jane Carruthers is an important pioneering work in the growing field of environmental history. Lavishly illustrated.

R175.00
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The Magaliesberg - Vincent Carruthers

The Magaliesberg by Vincent Carruthers is a masterful portrayal of the diversity of these mountains. The Magaliesberg mountains are more than two billion years old - one of the oldest mountain ranges on the planet and the book traces their creation and the changes in the landscape over this vast passage of time. The ancient geomorphology has given rise to a wide spectrum of different habitats and a consequent diversity of plant and animal life.

R300.00
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By the Waters of the Letaba - A.P. Cartwright

By the Waters of the Letaba: A History of the Transvaal Lowveld - Land of Adventure by A.P. Cartwright recounts the early history of this region. Illustrated with colour and b&w photos.

R225.00
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White Writing - J. M. Coetzee

White Writing by J. M. Coetzee. White Writing has as its goal the creation of a mythology to underpin colonial occupation of a resistant land. It characterises native South Africans as  primitive in their thought patterns, idle in their behaviour. It depicts South Africa as a prehistoric, empty landscape on which lie dotted farms of the white pioneers, models of heroic independence.

R650.00
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Souvenir in Commemoration of the Centenary of the 1820 Settlers of Albany April 1820-April 1920 - George Cory et al

Souvenir in Commemoration of the Centenary of the 1820 Settlers of Albany April 1820-April 1920 by George Cory et al.  A potted history of the early settlers and the areas thay settled in.  Includes an alphabetical list of the 11820 settlers.  Profusely illustrated with b&w photos.

R750.00
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The Boer Fight for Freedom - Michael Davitt

The Boer Fight for Freedom: From the Beginning of Hostilities to the Peace of Pretoria by Michael Davitt was written after the author spent the greater part of a year in South Africa during the Second Anglo Boer War. This book contains many interesting details, such as General Piets Joubert's long letter to Queen Victoria to try to avoid war. Davitt was a a British Member of the House of Commons who resigned his seat in sympathy with the Boer cause. Limited edition number 629/1000, full red leather binding, signed by the director Hans Strydom. 

R600.00
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The Lion Mountain - Mona de Beer

The Lion Mountain by Mona de Beer enables the reader to explore the marine suburbs on the Atlantic coast stretching from Mouille Point in the north to Hout Bay in the south. It is an important work of local history.  Signed by the author on the title page.

R300.00
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A Long Night's Damage - Eugene de Kock

A Long Night's Damage by Eugene de Kock as told to Jeremy Gordin is a terrifying look into the corruption and moral decadence that pervaded SADF and the Police.

R900.00

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