Welcome to the Department of History!
We are a group of ten scholars whose research specialities are regions of South African and global history from the early modern era through to the present. Studying history enhances our understanding of how the world we live in has come to be, and our awareness of how societies and different cultures function and change over time.
The skills which historians possess include the ability to conduct different kinds of reseaerch using archival, oral and literary sources, amongst others. Additionally, they possess the ability to read critically and write articulately, making and analysing arguments on the basis of evidence. These sought-after skills are crucial for work in the fields of journalism, heritage practice, education, government/civil service as well as non-governmental and corporate work.
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Meet our 2019 postgraduate students:
Akwasi Kwarteng Amoako-Gyampah, PhD History Basetsana Tsuwane , MA History Caroline Maila, BA Hons History
Charmaine Thenjiwe Hlongwane, PhD History Fathima Zahra Mayet, MA History Heike Verhoef, BA Hons African Studies
Jewel Khoza, BA Hons History Loyola Nyathi, BA Hons History Lungelo Ndzimande, MA History
Mark Hackney, PhD History Marzia Mbuyi, BA Hons History Matshela Mmaphuti, BA Hons African Studies
Msawenkosi Nzimande, MA History Mthetheleli Edwin Khumalo, BA Hons History Nokubongwa Mthembu, BA Hons History
Nhlanhla Mhlongo, BA Hons African studies Nikiwe Veshe, BA Hons History Perside Ndandu, MA History
Phumla Nkosi, MA History Reatlegile Masube, MA History Samuel Abdullahi, PhD History
Sfiso Jiyane, MA History Thandeka Madi, MA History Ruslan Mustafa, BA Hons History