The Southern Journal for Contemporary History is published by the Faculty of Humanities, University of the Free State. It is a national, academic and accredited journal which publishes academically outstanding articles of a contemporary historical or political nature. Only articles dealing with topics on sub-Saharan Africa and in particular South Africa since 1945 will be considered. All articles submitted are reviewed by at least two experts in the field. At least two issues of the Southern Journal for Contemporary History are published annually, namely in June and December. Sometimes a number of related articles are published in a special edition which may also include articles on topics before 1945. Guest editors may assist the Editorial Board with these special editions. In such cases, the Editorial Board will still be responsible for the edition and their discretion will be paramount. Review articles and book reviews are also considered for publication. Opinions expressed in articles or conclusions made, are those of the authors and do not imply the endorsement of the Editorial Board. Enquiries on earlier issues, as well as general enquiries, may be directed to RoosND@ufs.ac.za.

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