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HST4058F

HST4058F

HST4058F THEMES IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICAN RURAL HISTORY

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: Dr M Mulaudzi

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an Honours programme.

Course outline:

The course explores the history and legacies of ideas and practices central to indirect rule and ongoing attempts to reform them in contemporary South Africa.  Focused on South Africa, but also drawing from  broader and comparative literature, the course examines how chieftainship, tribe and the customary emerged as defining features of natives and how they were experienced and shaped by the actions of men, women, young and old over time.  How have these ideas continued to shape identities and discourses in the present?

DP requirements: Attendance at all seminars and completion of all written work.

Assessment: Response papers (50%); 5000 word essay (50%).