Encyclopedia of South Africa
Krista Johnson and Sean Jacobs, editors
This authoritative, comprehensive reference work covers South Africa’s history, government and politics, law, society and culture, economy and infrastructure, demography, environment, and more, from the era of human origins to the present.
Nearly 300 alphabetically arranged entries provide information in a concise yet thorough way. In addition, a series of appendixes present a wealth of data, including: a chronology of key events, key racial and apartheid legislation since 1856, heads of state (with party affiliation) since 1910, provinces and major cities, current government structures, and current political parties and representation in parliament. Photographs enhance the text.
Members of the encyclopedia’s International Advisory Board are R. Hunt Davis, Jr., Sandra Klopper, Shula Marks, Dominique Malaquais, Barney Pityana, Zine Magubane, and Peter Limb.
Krista Johnson is assistant professor of African studies at Howard University. Sean Jacobs is assistant professor of international affairs at The New School.
UPDATE: I should have provided some context. This is a three year long project that had many delays–contributors for long essays (1000-2000 words) often missing deadlines, new jobs, children for both editors, etc–that is finally getting out next year. It is only the second such encyclopedia published by Lynne Rienner. The first was on the European Union. Our Encyclopedia of South Africa will be the second. The only other Encyclopedia in the series in production is on Israel/Palestine. Very proud of myself and my co-editor, Krista Johnson — Sean Jacobs