Treasurer

Prof. Anton Ehlers is a Professor of History at Stellenbosch University, who specialises in South African economic history with a particular interest in business, banks, retail and non-profit organisations. He teaches 20th century South African history, European history and methodology.

Email: aehl@sun.ac.za 

Web: http://sun025.sun.ac.za/portal/page/portal/Arts/Departments/history/staf...

Council Member

Dr Prinisha Badassy is a lecturer in the History Department, University of the Witwatersrand. She holds a PhD in History from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, having completed her thesis on the crime of infanticide in the Natal between the years 1880 and 1935. She has published on the history of Indian interpreters within the British Empire as well as, on the complicated, sometimes lethal, relationship between masters and servants in colonial Natal. She currently lectures in History at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Email: prinisha.badassy@wits.ac.za

Web: http://www.wits.ac.za/staff/prinisha.badassy.htm

Council Member

Prof. Thula Simpson is Associate Professor in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, University of Pretoria. He completed his Ph.D at the University of London in 2007. He is the author of Umkhonto We Sizwe: The ANC's Armed Struggle (2015) and History of South Africa: From 1902 to the Present (2021).  

Email: thula.simpson@up.ac.za

Council Member

Prof. Sandra Swart is professor and head of department in the History Department, Stellenbosch University. She received her DPhil in Modern History from Oxford University in 2001, while simultaneously obtaining an MSc in Environmental Change and Management, also at Oxford. She explores socio-environmental history, focusing on the relationship between humans and animals. She is an editor of the South African Historical Journal and a past president of the Southern African Historical Society. She has supervised four postdoctoral fellows, 14 completed PhD students – from Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. She has authored and co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, co-authored two books, co-edited one book and authored Riding High – Horses, Humans and History in South Africa (Witwatersrand University Press, 2010).

Email: sss@sun.ac.za

Web: http://sun025.sun.ac.za/portal/page/portal/Arts/Departments/history/staf...

Co-Treasurer

Prof. Tinashe Nyamunda is an Associate Professor in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria. His main research interests are in the twentieth and twenty-first century Economic History of Southern Africa, particularly the monetary history of colonial and post-colonial southern Africa. He also has interests in the history of economics and its influence in policy making and state and economy making on the African continent. Nyamunda is also passionate about assisting in any way he can, young and emerging historians in the region. 

tinashe.nyamunda@up.ac.za 

https://www.up.ac.za/historical-heritage-studies/article/2102863/personeel

 

 

 

 

 

Council Member

Dr Chris Holdridge is senior lecturer and head of history at North-West University, Potchefstroom campus. He holds an MA from the University of Cape Town, and PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia. His research focuses on nineteenth-century settler colonialism in the British Empire, especially southern Africa and Australasia. He has a particular interest in penal colonies, the history of crime and punishment, and the South African War, 1899-1902. 

Email: chris.holdridge@nwu.ac.za

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary

Prof. Nomalanga Mkhize is Associate Professor in history at Nelson Mandela University, in Gqeberha. Her research and teaching interests are in African language and vernacular historiographies, theories of African archive and big history.

Email: nomalanga.mkhize@mandela.ac.za

Website: https://hispol.mandela.ac.za/Staff

 

 

President

Prof. Luvuyo Wotshelo is Head and Professor of the National Heritage and Cultural Studies Centre (NAHECS) at the University of Fort Hare, where he also teaches History at post-graduate level. His interest is on twentieth and early twenty-first century South Africa, especially the Eastern Cape, where he has produced relatable publications on communities’ histories. He holds a DPhil in Modern History from Oxford University, and, as well held the Oppenheimer Visiting Fellowship to its African Studies Centre. He is member of the African Studies United Kingdom (ASAUK), and the Southern African Historical Society (SAHS), to which he currently serves as president.   

Council Members