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Series information

ISBN: 978-1-919855-36-3

Trim size: 245 x 173mm

Binding: hardcover x 7 units

Slipcase housing 253 x 183mm

Imagery: Black-and-white and full-colour photographs

Cost: R675.00

Genre: Education/History

2nd printing January 2007



The Turning Points in History series is a joint initiative of the South African History Project in the Department of Education and the Educating for Reconciliation Programme of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.

The series was created to be used for teaching South African History in the National Curriculum Statement Grades 10–12 (General). It comprises six books and a teacher’s guide and is housed in a sturdy, attractive slipcase. Each volume focuses on a dynamic and significant phase in South Africa’s history: ancient civilisations and global trade; the impact and limitations of colonialism; migration, land and minerals in the making of South Africa; industrialisation, rural change and nationalism; people, places and apartheid; and negotiation, transition and freedom.

Turning Points in History is academically sound and boasts an editorial board chaired by Professor Bill Nasson of the University of Cape Town; members include Ms Amanda Esterhuysen, Professor Albert Grundlingh, Mr Duncan Hindle, Ms Zubeida Jaffer, Dr Maanda Mulaudzi and Professor Yonah Seleti. A host of exceptional writers have produced a text that is as engaging and entertaining as it is informative.

Published by STE Publishers (now Real African Publishers)  on behalf of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) and the South African History Project.


By Rob Siebörger, Jeff Guy, Amanda Esterhuysen, Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi, Jeff Peires, Wayne Dooling, Rayda Jacobs, Yonah Seleti, Timothy Keegan, Drusela Numvuzo Yekela, Rachidi R Molapo, Mohamed Adhikari, Albert Grundlingh, Malegapuru William Makgoba, Phil Bonner, Sean Field, Noor Nieftagodien, Christopher Saunders, Max du Preez, Hassen Ebrahim and Eddy Maloka.