The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of South Africa.
To submit a proposal please contact Routledge African Studies editor Helena Hurd, [email protected]
Spectres of Reparation in South Africa Re-encountering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Social Media and Everyday Life in South Africa
The Contested Idea of South Africa
Participatory Theatre and the Urban Everyday in South Africa Place and Play in Johannesburg
Social Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa Social Re-engineering for Inclusive Development
By Acheampong Yaw Amoateng, Elizabeth Biney
June 03, 2024
This book investigates the life experiences of youth in South Africa, considering whether contemporary youth have benefitted from the socioeconomic reconstruction of post-apartheid society. Student protests against apartheid drove transformative change in South Africa, and the subsequent new ...
By Rebecca Fasselt, Corinne Sandwith
September 25, 2023
This book considers the key critical interventions on short story writing in South Africa written in English since the year 2000. The short story genre, whilst often marginalised in national literary canons, has been central to the trajectory of literary history in South Africa. In recent years, ...
By Jaco Barnard-Naude
August 25, 2023
This book argues that South Africa is haunted by the spectre of reparation. The failure of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission to secure adequate reparation for the victims of colonisation and apartheid continues to drastically undermine the commission’s processes and legacy. ...
By Annika Björnsdotter Teppo
May 31, 2023
This book examines the shifting moral and spiritual lives of white Afrikaners in South Africa after apartheid. The end of South Africa’s apartheid system of racial and spatial segregation sparked wide-reaching social change as social, cultural, spatial and racial boundaries were transgressed and ...
By Tanja E Bosch
May 31, 2023
This book explores how social media is used in South Africa, through a range of case studies exploring various social networking sites and applications. This volume explores how, over the past decade, social media platforms have deeply penetrated the fabric of everyday life. The author considers ...
By Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Busani Ngcaweni
May 31, 2023
This book reflects on the complex and contested idea of South Africa, drawing on a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. Ever since the delineation of South Africa as a country, the many diverse groups of people contained within its borders have struggled to translate a mere geographical ...
By Maximilian Matschke
October 27, 2022
This book examines the factors driving youth unemployment in South Africa, exploring potential future outcomes of its mass unemployment, and offering a variety of strategies to avoid an impending crisis in the country. Utilizing scenario analysis rooted in complex systems theory while building on ...
By Elena Moore
June 17, 2022
This book investigates how customary practices in South Africa have led to negotiation and contestation over human rights, gender and generational power. Drawing on a range of original empirical studies, this book provides important new insights into the realities of regulating personal ...
By Sarah Chiumbu, Gilbert Motsaathebe
May 25, 2021
This book critically analyses the important role of radio in public life in post-apartheid South Africa. As the most widespread and popular form of communication in the country, radio occupies an essential space in the deliberation and the construction of public opinion in South Africa. From just ...
By Alexandra Halligey
December 11, 2019
This book explores theatre and performance as participatory research practices for exploring the everyday of the city. Taking an inner-city suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa as its central case study, the book considers how theatre and performance might be both useful practical tools in ...
By Ndangwa Noyoo
November 11, 2019
This book critically examines the current social policy in post-apartheid South Africa and proposes an alternative social policy agenda to create a new development pathway for the country. Taking social policy as a vehicle that will facilitate the creation of a new society altogether, ...
By Grace Ese-osa Idahosa
July 15, 2019
This book explores the process of transformation, discussing how individuals are capable of acting to enable transformation of structures and cultures through the lens of South African higher education. Agency and Social Transformation in South African Higher Education examines the role of agency...