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No Will to Know: The Rise and Fall of African Civil Registration in Twentieth-Century South Africa

Keith Breckenridge

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Vital statistics have been politically fraught in South Africa for decades, not least because the state made very little effort to record information about the well-being of African women and ... More


Preparing to ‘Draw the Monster's Teeth and Claws’

John Laband

in Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300180312
eISBN:
9780300206197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180312.003.0016
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In late 1878, Sir Bartle Frere requested the reinforcements his military advisers considered necessary for the impending war, but the government later denied his request. In his letter to Shepstone, ... More


‘Short, Sharp and Decisive’

John Laband

in Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300180312
eISBN:
9780300206197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180312.003.0022
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

By the autumn of 1879, The Territory was under new management. Colonel Owen Lanyon had been translated from Griqualand West on March 4, 1879 to replace Sir Theophilus Shepstone as Administrator. This ... More


The ‘Black Conspiracy’

John Laband

in Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300180312
eISBN:
9780300206197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180312.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Sir Theophilus Shepstone became Administrator of the Transvaal Territory in April 1877. This chapter discusses Shepstone's policies and his efforts to assert British power. During this period, ... More


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