Convener: Ms C Naicker

Course entry requirements: At least two courses in historical, social science or cultural studies offered by the Faculty of Humanities, or by permission of the Head of Department.

The course consciously seeks new ways of thinking and re-imagining twentieth century South African history by locating it in African and global contexts. Comparative throughout, the course engages with South African histories and historians to reveal the multiple ways in which ideas, structures, actors and events shaped the national. The course covers the long twentieth century from 1880 to 2014 and the interrelated histories of race, culture, nation, economy, state and citizen.