n Historia - "Fools rush in" : writing a history of the concentration camps of the South African War

Volume 55, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



A recent article in the South African Journal of Science (SAJS) has created a certain amount of anger in Afrikaner circles after Rapport newspaper published a piece on it. This was followed by a discussion by Professor Fransjohan Pretorius, in a critique entitled "Toiletpraatjies Stink". His comments bring to the fore some of the very real problems in writing a history of the camps.

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