A new chapter opens in the troubled history of history in SA

07 July 2019 - 00:00 By Yunus Momoniat

History as a discipline "became history" in post-apartheid SA. In a country where the lack of free speech ensured a triumphalist rendering of the past, citizens have almost always been dreadfully ignorant of their own history, as well as that of Africa and the world.

Forward to the late 1990s and the discipline was consigned to the dustbin, perhaps because its regeneration was perceived as far too dangerous for the project of reconciliation...

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