Department of History Department of History

Department of History

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​​​​​​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 crucia​l 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:

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Akwasi Kwarteng Amoako-Gyampah, PhD History   Basetsana Tsuwane , MA History            Caroline Maila, BA Hons History  

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Charmaine Thenjiwe Hlongwane, PhD History                   Fathima Zahra Mayet, MA History       Heike Verhoef, BA Hons African Studies 

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Jewel Khoza, BA Hons History              Loyola Nyathi, BA Hons History                          Lungelo Ndzimande, MA History

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Mark Hackney, PhD History                        Marzia Mbuyi, BA Hons History                Matshela Mmaphuti, BA Hons African Studies

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Msawenkosi Nzimande, MA History     Mthetheleli Edwin Khumalo, BA Hons History      Nokubongwa Mthembu, BA Hons History

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Nhlanhla Mhlongo, BA Hons African studies               Nikiwe Veshe, BA Hons History                         Perside NdanduMA History

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Phumla Nkosi, MA History                                       Reatlegile Masube, MA History                                Samuel AbdullahiPhD History

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 Sfiso Jiyane, MA History                                 Thandeka Madi, MA History               Ruslan Mustafa, BA Hons History 

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Cinderella Temitope Ochu, PhD History             Lucky Zimba, BA Hons History       Nomthandazo Gugu Manzini, MA History