Category Archive: South Africa

Jan 02

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  Link to Madam and Eve. Proudly South African!

Sep 04

Robin Lamplough

Robin Lamplough has been investigating and writing about the past of Durban’s Outer West for nearly thirty years.  It is an interest he developed while teaching at Kearsney College, at Botha’s Hill, where he started a Local History Research Unit with a Standard 5 (Grade 7) class in 1982. Since his retirement in 2003 he …

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Aug 15

Cartoonists take a stand.

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May 25

Relief of Ladysmith

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia Major Hubert Gough of the relieving force greets General Sir George White in Ladysmith Date 28 October 1899 –27 February 1900 Location  KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Result British victory Belligerents    United Kingdom South African Republic Orange Free State Commanders Redvers Buller Piet Joubert    Louis Botha When the Second Boer …

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Apr 23


History is often simply described as  the ‘study of the past’, but  how do we approach the subject  and try to understand it?

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Apr 19

Steve Watt

Author After graduating from university, Steve Watt entered the education profession as a teacher and later as an advisor in the then Natal Education department, Educational Field Studies Section.He developed an interest in South African military history, becoming involved in the study of  the major conflicts in South Africa. Emphasis was, and still is, placed …

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Apr 16

William Bizley

Dr. WILLIAM BIZLEY is a graduate of the universities of Natal and York, a member of the Natalia Editorial Committee and was for many years a  Senior Lecturer in English (now retired)  at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg. Bill has specialised in Renaissance studies and in the poetry of T S Eliot.His historical researches …

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Feb 02

Arthur Fregona

Editor “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.  That’s our commitment”(Wikimedia Foundation Vision Statement) After graduating from the  University of Natal,  I chose to become an educator and have been a long standing employee of the Education Dept  with my first love being History.Early …

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