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Abstract A celebrated and widely published work of art, long regarded as a copy of a Southern African rock painting, depicts a hunter disguised as an ostrich and stalking a troop of these birds. The ‘copy’, first published in 1905, is part of a collection of copies of rock paintings made in the...
Abstract This paper is, in part, an overview of the research done in Qwaqwa in the 1980s by members of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, and it seeks to reflect some of the concerns that characterised that body of work ‐ in particular the concern to place key...
Abstract The paper attempts to contextualise and explain an extraordinary incident of public violence which occurred in Qwaqwa in the mid‐1980s and which involved a collective assault on working women by unemployed men in the bantustan town of Phuthaditjhaba. To explain this event, the paper...
Abstract Ethnographic studies on Southern Africa have recorded intense levels of marital instability and domestic disorganisation. Yet little attention has been focused on new forms of households that have emerged in this context. With reference to case material on the town of Phuthaditjhaba in...
THE PEACE CORPS IN CAMEROON Julius Amin Kent, Ohio and London, The Kent State University Press, 1992. PERSONS AND POWERS OF WOMEN IN DIVERSE CULTURES Edited by Shirley Ardener Oxford, Berg Publishers, 1992. AM I AN AFRICAN? THE POLITICAL MEMOIRS OF H M BASNER Miriam Basner Johannesburg,...
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