Registration Information:

Delegates are required to complete the registration form here:

Payment and Attendance Options:

  • Early-bird SAHS Members 1 March - 15 April 2017: Day 1-3 + Conference Dinner - R2000
  • SAHS Members after 15 April 2017: Day 1-3 + Conference Dinner - R2500
  • Non-SAHS Members: Day 1-3 + Conference Dinner - R2500
  • Post-doctoral: Day 1-3 + Conference Dinner - R2100
  • Post-graduate Student: Day 1-3 + Conference Dinner - R1700
  • Day Rate - R650
  • Gala Dinner (for delegates and visitors not attending full conference) - R500

Please note information about payment:

Payment may me made via cheque, money order or EFT. Please use your NAME-conference as
the depositor/reference.
Electronic bank transfers can be made to:
Current/cheque account: Southern African Historical Society,
ABSA Bank,
Branch: Stellenbosch, Code: 632005
Account number 4066254287,
Swift code: ABSA ZA JJ (Iban number: ABSA does not have an iban number)

Please send your proof of payment via email to Anton Ehlers (Treasurer: Southern African Historical Society) or by post to Dr Anton Ehlers, Department of History,
Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa.


Guidelines for Chairs and Presenters:

If papers are not available on the wesbite, chairs should initiate an exchange of papers. In sessions with three presenters, presentations should be a maximum of 20 minutes to allow 30 minutes for discussion. In sessions with four presenters, presentations should be limited to 15 minutes to allow for the 30 minutes discussion time. We urge chairs to enforce the time limits to ensure fairness to all presenters and facilitate audience participation.



IH Pentz BookSellers (Wits Campus Bookshop) will be coordinating the sale of books. Authors are encouraged to contact them to make sure your book is stocked. Email: Ijak Pentz, (A card facility will be available for purchases)



The conference will take place on the Wits East Campus at the John Moffat Building. The conference dinner will take place at a venue in Braamfontein, about two blocks south of Main Campus – Shine Studios! It is walkable and campus security will be on hand to escort delegates. Parking is available within the vicinity of the venue. See a map of Wits East Campus here!


Johannesburg Walking Tour

Saturday, 24th June: An inner-city walking tour has been arranged for delegates with MainStreet Walks. The duration of the tour will be 3-4 hours at R200pp. The itinerary includes: Gandhi Square, the Financial District, Carlton Centre, Market Square, City Hall, Ferreirasdorp, Little Addis and the Mandela Bridge. Space is limited so preference will be given to those responses that come in first. If you are interested, please to book a spot.


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