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Struggle and Hope - Reflections on the Recent History of the Transkeian People

by Mda Mda

Edited by Allan Zinn


Steve Bantu Biko Lives - the Quest for a Human Face

Memorial Lecture Series 2011-2016

Edited by Allan Zinn

Free of charge

Deepening the Conversations

Practice Reflections on the Institutional Culture Enlivening Process at Nelson Mandela University

by Ilze Olckers 

Non-Racialism in South Africa

The Life and Times of Neville Alexander

Edited by Allan Zinn


Afrikaner Turned Freedom Fighter

Dr Beyers Naudé Lecture Series

Edited by Allan Zinn

Free of charge

Books and Book Chapters

Testimony: The Poetry of Victor Wessels

Edited by Allan Zinn, Denise Zinn and Abe Daniels




Routledge International Handbook of Critical Studies in Whiteness

Edited by Shona Hunter and Christi van der Westhuizen

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The Land and Agrarian Question: The First Frontier of Decolonisation in South Africa

By Gilingwe Mayende



Violence: South African Perspectives

'Lesbian Dis/Appearances: Epistemic Violence Against Internal Dissidents in the Formation of Afrikaner Identity', by Christi van der Westhuizen

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Foreign policy posture in post-apartheid South Africa: Consistencies and ambiguities

Edited by Bhekithemba Mngomezulu

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Whose History Counts -

Decolonising African Pre-colonial Historiography

Edited by June Bam, Lungisile Ntsebeza and Allan Zinn

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Sitting Pretty - White Afrikaans Women in Postapartheid South Africa

by Christi van der Westhuizen

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Strive for excellence: A social and political history of Georgetown High School

by Bhekithemba Mngomezulu



The president for life pandemic in Africa: Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Zambia and Malawi

Edited by Bhekithemba Mngomezulu

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Politics and higher education in East Africa from the 1920s to 1970

by Bhekithemba Mngomezulu

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Flying to the heights: A social and political history of Juba Primary School

by Bhekithemba Mngomezulu

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White Power & the Rise and Fall of the National Party

by Christi van der Westhuizen

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Working Democracy - Perspectives on South Africa's Parliament at 20  Years

by Christi van der Westhuizen

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Rethinking Reconciliation - Evidence from South Africa

'Rejuvenating reconciliation with transformation,' by Christi van der Westhuizen

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The End of the Representative State? Democracy at the Crossroads

'Democratising South Africa: Towards a “conflictual consensus”,' by Christi van der Westhuizen


Other journal articles and book chapters

Book chapters

2022. 'Stored in a Red Briefcase: Unpacking the affectivity and fluctuating value of memory objects'. In L. de Harde (ed.) Inherited Obsessions: Conversations with an Exhibition. Pretoria: ESI Press, 60-71.

Journal articles:

2022 (with Moshood, S). Campaign promises, leadership performance and leadership consolidation in Kwara State, 1999-2015: A Federation unit in Nigeria. Humanus Discourse, 2(2):1-20.

2022 (with Tafeni, Z). Assessing the effectiveness of effectiveness and efficiency of the provincial MUNIMEC forum IGR structures in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa. Journal of Local Government Research & Innovation, 46(40).

2021. Re-examining the nexus between race and higher education in post-colonial and post-apartheid African contexts. Alternation, 37: 37-61.

2021. (with Ayub, C. and Ehiane, S.). The Nigerian conflict narrative and its impact for sub-regional security order, 1999-2019. African Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, 10(3): 7-26.

2020. The politics of the coronavirus and its impact on International Relations. African Journal of Political Science and International Relations (AJPSIR), 14(3): 116-125.

2020. Impediments to an active African intelligentsia in championing the Africanisation Agenda. International Journal of African Renaissance Studies, 15(1): 90-104.

2019. Assessing the suitability of the Proportional Representation electoral system for Southern Africa. Journal of African Foreign Affairs, 6(2) (August): 157-171.

2019 (with Dube, M.). Lost in translation: A critical analysis of xenophobia in Africa. Journal of African Union Studies, 8(2):67-81.

2019. Revisiting the notion of ‘African solutions to African problems’: Successes and challenges. Journal of African Union Studies, 8(2): 9-23.

2019. Power dynamics in International Relations (IR) thinking and practice: An African perspective. Journal of African Foreign Affairs, 6(1) (April): 181-193.


Book chapters:

2023. ‘Reclaiming the identity of an African university in the context of globalisation: Progress and entrenched challenges’. In Ndofirepi, A.P. et al. (eds.) Decolonising African university knowledges. Vol. 2. Changing the neoliberal mantra. London/New York: Routledge.

2021. ‘A coalitions-focused analysis of KwaZulu-Natal municipalities following the 2021 Local Government Elections’. In Booysen, S. (ed.) When wedding bells ring: Coalitions without concord. Johannesburg: MISTRA.

2020. The challenges of transforming South Africa’s historically black universities. In Tella, O. and Motala, S. (eds.) From ivory towers to ebony towers: Transforming humanities curricula in South Africa, Africa and African-American studies. South Africa: Jacana.

2020. ‘The rural graduate and endemic challenges: Responses by African universities’. In Masinire, A. and Ndofirepi, A.P. (eds.) Rurality, social justice and education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Vol. II. Theory and practice in higher education. London: Palgrave & MacMillan.

2020 (with Mngomezulu, B.T.Y.). ‘The link between education and social upward mobility: Some theoretical perspectives on rurality’. In Masinire, S. and Ndofirepi, A.P. (eds.) Rurality, social justice and education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Vol. I. Theory and practice in schools. London: Palgrave & MacMillan.

2017. ‘Revisiting the politics of higher education in African universities in the 21st century’. In Gwaravanda, E.I. and Ndofirepi, A.P. (eds.) African higher education in the 21st century: Epistemological, ontological and ethical perspectives. Switzerland: Sense Publishers.

2017. ‘Internationalisation, regionalisation and Africanisation: A critical gaze’. In Knight, J. and Woldgiorgis, E.T. (eds.) Regionalisation of African higher education: progress and prospects. Rotterdam/Taipei: Sense Publishers.

2017. ‘Internationalisation and Africanisation in a globalizing world’. In Cross, M. and Ndofirepi, A.P. (eds.) Knowledge and change in Africa. Vol. 1 – Current debates. Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei: Sense Publishers.

2017 (with Maphosa, M.T.). ‘The challenges facing academic scholarship in Africa: A critical analysis’. In Cross, M. and Ndofirepi, A.P. (eds.) Knowledge and change in Africa. Vol. 2 – re-imagining the terrain. Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei: Sense Publishers.

2017. ‘Informal education as the foundation for grooming future leaders: Lessons from Nelson Mandela’s humble beginnings’. In Soudien, C. (ed.) Nelson Mandela: Perspectives of his significance for education. Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei: Sense Publishers.

2016 (with Shange, X.). ‘Financing job creation and socio-economic development through the EPWP’. In Buchanan, D. and Vaughan, A. (eds.) Our expanded Public Works Programme: Reflections on over a decade. Johannesburg: South African Cities Network.

2016 (with Shange, X.). ‘EPWP and the issue of exit strategies’. In In Buchanan, D. and Vaughan, A. (eds.) Our expanded Public Works Programme: Reflections on over a decade. Johannesburg: South African Cities network.

2014. ‘The political foundations of the development of higher education in Africa’. In Asuelime, L. and Francis, S. (eds.) Selected themes in African political studies: Political conflict and stability. Switzerland: Springer.

2013. ‘Centrifugal tendencies as impediments to the consolidation of public administration in Nigeria.’ In Adediji, B.o. (ed.) Deeper insight into Nigeria’s public administration. Bloomington: Authorhouse.

2013. ‘Economic inequalities and the Niger Delta crisis in Nigeria: Challenges and prospects’. In Kalu, K., Uzodike, U.O., Kraybill, D. and Moolakkattu, J. (eds.) Territoriality, citizenship and peacebuilding: Perspectives on challenges to peace in Africa. London: Adonis & Abbey.

2013. ‘The transformation of higher education in South Africa and its impediments’. In Pearce, B. and Stewart, G. (eds.) Transformation: Looking back in history and forward to change. Durban: DUT FAD. 

Dr Marc Röntsch (Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2020-2021)

Journal articles

2023. ‘Making and Remaking Coloured Identities in the Music of Stereo Zen’. Muziki, 1-20.


Book chapters

2022. ‘Sight/site-specific recording: embodiment and absence’. In: J Lauwrens (ed.) Embodiment and the Arts: Views from South Africa. Pretoria: PULP, 53-71.

Journal articles

2023. ‘Populism as African Fascism? Examining the Economic Freedom Fighters in Postapartheid South Africa’. Africa Today 69(3): 3-25.

2020. ‘“I am berated as a Communist because I sometimes wear a red tie”: Not forgetting Dr Petronella ‘Nell’ van Heerden’. a/b Auto/Biography Studies 35 (3), 771-788.

2018‘(Un)sung Heroines: The rise and fall and rise of the Afrikaner nationalist volksmoeder in South Africa’. Matatu Journal for African Culture and Society 50, 258–279.

2018. (with S. Spangenberg). ‘Kritiese besinnings oor die Israelse eiendomsaansprake op Palestina / Critical Reflections on Israel’s Claims on Palestine’. Litnet Akademies [Litnet Academic] 15 (3).

2016. ‘Race, Intersectionality and Affect in Postapartheid Productions of ‘the Afrikaans White Woman’. Critical Philosophy of Race 4 (2), 221-238.

2016. ‘Afrikaners in post-apartheid South Africa: Inward migration and enclave nationalism’. HTS Theological Studies (Special Centenary Edition) 72 (4), 1-9.

2012 (with T.M. Blaser). ‘The Paradox of Post-Apartheid “Afrikaner” Identity: Deployments of Ethnicity and Neo-Liberalism’. African Studies 71 (3), 380-390.

2009. ‘Power and Insecurity: The Politics of Globalisation’. HTS Theological Studies (Special Globalisation Edition) 65(1), 617-623.


Book chapters

2023 (forthcoming). ‘Left, right, left: Moving beyond the binary to think fascism in Africa’. In Pinheiro-Machado, R., and Vargas Maia, T. (eds.) The Radical Right in the Global South. Oxon: Routledge.

2023 (forthcoming). (With Zondani, S.). ‘Revitalising the Humanities: Un/disciplining Sociology and Cultural Studies in South Africa’. In: A. Keet, J. Arday and D. Belluigi (eds.) Advancing Critical University Studies.

2022 (With Hunter, S.). 'Viral Whiteness: 21st Century Global Colonialities'. In: Hunter, S. & Van der Westhuizen, C. (eds) Routledge International Handbook of Critical Studies in Whiteness (Oxon: Routledge).

2022. ‘Reconstructed? White Afrikaans Women in Postapartheid South Africa.’ In Tate, S.A. and Gutiérrez Rodríguez, E. (eds.) Palgrave Handbook on Race and Gender. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2022. ‘Apology as pathway out of white unknowing’. In Judge, M., and Smythe, D. (eds.) Unsettling Apologies - Critical Writings on Apology from South Africa. Bristol: Bristol University Press.

2021. ‘Power, knowledge and journalism: The Naspers-127 submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its aftermath.’ In Rodny-Gumede, Y., Chasi, C., Jaffer, Z. and Ponono, M. (eds.) Decolonising Journalism Education in South Africa: Critical Perspectives. Pretoria: Unisa Press.

2019. ‘Strategies of whiteness and the counter-potential of shame in the production of ‘Afrikaner’ femininity in postapartheid South Africa.’ In E. Kindinger and M. Schmitt (eds.) The Intersections of Whiteness. Oxon: Routledge, 146-162.

2018. ‘To do difference differently: Intervening at the intersection of institutional culture and the curriculum.’ In R.W. Pattman and R. Carolissen (eds.) Transforming transformation in teaching and research in South African universities. Stellenbosch: African SUNMedia, 337-362.

2018. ‘Still Pink and Pale. White Afrikaans Heterofemininity in Postapartheid South Africa.’ In E. Glapka and B. Braid (eds.) Gender Under Construction. Femininities and Masculinities in Context. Leiden/Boston: Brill/Rodopi, 29-48.

2018. ‘White Power Today’. In Netshitenzhe, J., (ed.) Whiteness, Afrikaans, Afrikaners. Addressing Post-Apartheid Legacies, Privileges and Burdens. Woodmead: Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA).

2018. ‘To Womb It May Concern’. In Watson, J., and Gouws, A., (eds.) Nasty Women Talk Back. Feminist Essays on the Global Women’s Marches. Cape Town: Imbali.

Allan Zinn (Director 2010 - 2021)


(forthcoming)George Botha – Educator, Detainee and Freedom Fighter.

2007. As editor with Lawrence, L. Siyimbewu: Stories of Transformation and Renewal in East London. Iqula Press.

2005. With Zinn, D. and Williams, R. Gender Equity Development In Higher Education In South Africa. Pretoria: USAID.

2002. With Zinn, D. Strengthening Higher Education In South Africa. Port Elizabeth: USAID.

1983 (reprinted in 1984, 1985, 1988). SACOS: Sports Administrators Course Guide. Port Elizabeth.


Journal articles

2016. With Queench, T. and Stuurman, S. ‘Students’ Understanding of Non-Racialism and Citizenship Framings as Imperative for a HE Transformative Agenda based on Inclusivity and Social Justice: The case of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.’ International Journal of Educational Sciences 13 (1).


Book chapters

2017. With Brown, B, Giyose MP, Petersen H, and Thomas C. ‘The Unity Movement and the National Question’. In: E Webster & K Pampallis (eds.) The unresolved question. Left thought under apartheid. Johannesburg: Wits University.

2009. With Lawrence, L. Chapter 'From Project to Programme: the IMBEWU journey in transformation. In Sayed, Y, Kanjee, A and Nkomo, M. (eds.) The elusive search for quality in post-apartheid SA: Interventions to improve teaching and learning Pretoria: HSRC.


Conference proceedings

2007. As editor. Imbewu Programme Review Conference: Conference Proceedings. East London. DfID.


Providing Editorial/ Publications Support 2004 to date:

2019. As editor in chief. Zini, G, Jazz Notes: A Music and Social History of Musicians. Port Elizabeth: NMU AHC.

2008. Mqotsi, L. The Mind In Chains. Providing editorial services preparing novel for publication and negotiating contract with lqula Press, East London.

2007 – 2007. As lmbewu Programme Manager, commissioning 18 Research and Scoping Study Reports published and disseminated.

2004 – 2007. As lmbewu Programme Manager, supporting the publication and distribution of 26 Baseline and Longitudinal Evaluation Research Studies.