n Journal for Contemporary History - Die probleme en waarde van eietydse historiese navorsing

Volume 34, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



In the new South Africa the importance of contemporary history cannot be overemphasised. The South African history since 1948 and the struggle towards democracy in 1994 and the period of the extension of this democracy came to prominence particularly among historians and journalists. In the period before 1988 contemporary history focused mainly on white history, while the general history (black and brown history) was neglected. This article focuses on the problems and value of contemporary historical research and the new concept in this regard.

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