Archive by Author

A tribute to Bill Freund

Much has been written about one of our founding members Prof. Bill Freund, and rightly so. He was an incredible intellect, a prolific thinker and writer of Economic History and Development in Africa, and a dear friend to many. The editors of Transformation miss him, professionally and personally. This link to his memorial album, made […]

John Daniel Southern African Young Scholars Publishing Grant

Transformation, an internationally accredited journal established in 1986, is seeking to publish the work of young Social Sciences and Humanities scholars in the southern African region. The journal is offering a grant of R5,000.00 in memory of the late John Daniel, a respected colleague and former editor. Contributions accepted through the journal’s peer review process from […]

Declassified NIHSS Award

Congratulations to Gerhard Maré, one of our editors, for jointly winning the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Science (NHISS) Non-Fiction Monograph award for his book “Declassified – Moving beyond the dead-end of race in South Africa” (Jacana Media). See for more.

Editorial for #91 Social Policy

Editorial for #91: Social Policy post-1994 in South Africa Transformation 1986–2016 We (more accurately, the founding editors: Bill Freund, Mike Morris and Gerhard Maré) established Transformation in 1986 to serve as a forum for analysis and debate about the changing nature of South Africa. At the time, the editors, in introducing the journal, argued: Contemporary conditions in South […]

Editorial – Transformation at 30

In 1986 the first issue of the journal appeared. The title was deliberate, indicating a commitment to the social forces calling not only for the defeat of apartheid but fundamental change towards a country that would truly be post-apartheid. The period, the political context, and the challenges in launching such a venture then, were well […]