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The great changing room of colour and class
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2010-08)
Reflecting on the issue of winning and losing in a chapter on sport in his 2005 work entitled, The angry island: Hunting the English, the acerbic Scottish writer, A.A. Gill, makes two acute observations, both of which ...
The Memories and Mythologies of South Africa’s Great War
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2009-06)
For those who start them, wars are almost always an illusion, in the sense that the conflict with which they end up is rarely the contest which they had imagined at the beginning. In forcing war upon South Africa’s ...
Sharp-nosed at Sharpeville
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2012-02)
Vereeniging, a drab and sooty industrial spot south of Johannesburg, was the spot where the British and the Boers signed the peace treaty of May 1902 which ended the South African War and paved the way to the first New ...