Beauty of the Heart offers something new and different from what we already know about Charlotte Maxeke. It brings fresh data to light on her life and weaves this information into a compelling life story that is neither gushing in its praise nor stingy in its acknowledgement of this remarkable leader. It also publishes never-before-seen photographs, which allow one to sense and know the subject in ways not evident in previous photographs.
South Africa's armed forces invaded Angola in 1975, setting off a war that had consequences for the whole region that are still felt today. A Far-Away War contributes to a wider understanding of this war in Angola and Namibia. The book does not only look at the war from an "old" South African (Defence Force) perspective, but also gives a voice to participants “on the other side” – emphasising the role of the Cubans and Russians.
Drawing upon a wide range of sources, the author analyses the interplay between war and society: the expectations of different groupings at the outbreak of war; the concerns and constraints which circumscribed the role of black and coloured troops; the nature of the recruiting process and the reasons why men enlisted; the realities of service in what was South-West Africa and East Africa, as well as in France and Palestine; and the socio-political ramifications of war service.
Based on many years of research with regard to the Anglo-Boer War (in this regard, see the comprehensive source list), this book is essential reading for anyone who would like to know more about the most devastating conflict that has thus far been waged between white people in Southern Africa, but a war that in due course also involved more and more black and brown – and to some extent Asian – people.
This study provides students, historians, other academics and scholars, as well as other researchers and anyone interested in the history of the Anglo-Boer War, with as comprehensive a list as possible of all postgraduate studies completed on any conceivable aspect of the war, as well as any other postgraduate studies which refer, to some extent, to the conflict.
Massive brickwork resulting in a towering gable; hollowing out a hillside in order to achieve a T‑plan; adding a whole new T to the front of an old one in order to avoid ending up with a crooked H‑plan – what did these owners have in mind when investing so much time, energy and money in remodelling their farm dwellings to make them comply with certain set patterns?
Hierdie reeks van drie historiese boeke deur P.J. van der Merwe herleef weer deur middel van digitale druk-tegnologie. Die oorspronklike boeke is geskandeer en is nou beskikbaar in druk- en PDFformaat, as ’n stel of individueel. Die ander boeke in die reeks is TREK – Studies oor die Mobiliteit van die Pioniersbevolking aan die Kaap (1770-1842) en Die Trekboer in die Geskiedenis van die Kaapkolonie (1657-1842).
Hierdie reeks van 3 historiese boeke deur P.J. van der Merwe herleef weer deur middel van digitale druk-tegnologie. Die oorspronklike boeke is geskandeer en is nou beskikbaar in druk- en PDFformaat, as ’n stel of individueel. Die ander boeke in die reeks is Die Noordwaartse Beweging van die Boere voor die Groot Trek (1770‑1842) en TREK – Studies oor die Mobiliteit van die Pioniersbevolking aan die Kaap (1770‑1842).