Journal of Southern African Studies

(The median citation count of Journal of Southern African Studies is 0. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Changing Livelihoods in Rural Eastern Cape, South Africa (2002–2016): Diminishing Employment and Expanding Social Protection21
Artistic Movements: Visual Arts and Cross-Border Exchange on the Central African Copperbelt14
The Long Road to Compensation for Silicosis Sufferers in South Africa10
Assessing the Potential Impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area on Least Developed Countries: A Case Study of Malawi7
Roots of Contemporary Political Strategies: Ethno-Populism in Zambia during the Late Colonial Era and Early 2000s7
The Noisy Silence of Gukurahundi: Truth, Recognition and Belonging7
‘Now I Am Not Afraid’: Simon Nkoli, Queer Utopias and Transnational Solidarity6
Mobile Money and the (Un)Making of Social Relations in Chivi, Zimbabwe6
Traditional Authority in South Africa: Reconstruction and Resistance in the Eastern Cape6
Modernity on Credit: The Experience of Underground Miners on the Zambian Copperbelt6
Botswana’s Hunting Ban and the Transformation of Game-Meat Cultures, Economies and Ecologies5
Speak, Friend, and Enter? Fieldwork Access and Anthropological Knowledge Production on the Copperbelt4
Critical Representation of Neoliberal Capitalism and Uneven Development in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s This Mournable Body4
‘We Are What We Eat’: Nutrition, African Diets and the State in Colonial Malawi, 1920s–19604
The Drive-In and the Desegregation of Cinemas in Apartheid Cape Town4
Smuggled Sheep, Smuggled Shepherds: Farm Labour Transformations in Namibia and the Question of Southern Angola, 1933–19753
Activism for Migrant Domestic Workers in South Africa: Tensions in the Framing of Labour Rights3
Liberating Taste: Memories of War, Food and Cooking in Northern Mozambique3
In Pursuit of Fitness: Bodywork, Temporality and Self-Improvement in Mozambique3
Language, Resistance and Multilingualism in Post-Colonial Zimbabwe: The Kalanga and their Struggle for Recognition3
Peri-Urban Expansion in the Maputo City Region: Land Access and Middle-Class Advances3
The National Party and the Ideology of Welfare in South Africa under Apartheid3
Land (In)Justice and Ambiguous Conservationisms in Cathy Buckle’s Letters of the Zimbabwean Crisis3
Virtue, Motherhood and Femininity: Women’s Political Legitimacy in Zimbabwe3
China and the Troubled Prospects for Africa’s Economic Take-Off: Linkage Formation and Spillover Effects in Zambia2
‘But I Know You, You Are Not God’: African Responses to European Colonialism in a Missionary Newspaper2
Chiefly Succession and Democracy in South Africa: Why History Matters2
Subversion or Identity Work? Tracing the Reception of Zimbabwean Counter-Narrative Memoirs2
Informal-Sector Organisations, Political Subjectivity, and Citizenship in Zimbabwe2
Narrating a Nation Left Behind: The Innocent Child in Two Novels of Zimbabwe2
Student ‘Fallism’ in South Africa, 2015–16: Some Diverging Analyses2
Elite Capture in South Africa’s Land Redistribution: The Convergence of Policy Bias, Corrupt Practices and Class Dynamics2
The Travelling Toyi-Toyi: Soldiers and the Politics of Drill2
‘The Diary of a Country in Crisis’: Zimbabwean Censorship and Adaptive Cultural Forms2
Deserving and Undeserving Welfare States: Cash Transfers and Hegemonic Struggles in South Africa2
‘The real history of the country’? Expropriation without Compensation and Competing Master Narratives about Land (Dis)Possession in South Africa2
Botswana Votes 2019: Two-Party Competition and the Khama Factor2
Accounting for Climate Change in Community-Based Natural Resource Management: Reflections on Wildlife Conservation in Namibia2
Technical and Vocational Education and the Place of Indigenous Labour in the Mining Industry of Namibia, 1970–19902
Afterword Searching for the Constitutional Living Customary Law2
Gender and Decolonisation in Zambia: Re-Examining Women’s Contributions to the Anti-Colonial Struggle2
Transnational Music Collaborations, Affective Networks and Everyday Practices of Convivial Solidarity in Ujamaa Dar es Salaam2
Whose Building? Tracing the Politics of the Chinese Government-Funded Parliament Building in Lesotho2
Editorial Reading Repression and Resistance in Zimbabwean Literature2
Transnational News Audiences and the Limits of Cultural Decolonisation in Zambia: Media Coverage of the Soweto Uprising of 19762
Bulawayo Breaks Ranks: Bureaucratic Battles over African Housing and Urban Citizenship in Late Colonial Zimbabwe, 1949–19772
The Implicated Subject in Four South African Autobiographical Texts2
Afterlives of Land Dispossession and Patterns of Climate Change: Intersections in South African Contemporary Art2
The In-Between World of Kgosi Nyalala Pilane: (Mis)Appropriation and Accountability among the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela in 21st-Century South Africa2
Tobacco Contract Farming, Crop Diversification and Household Relations in the Central Region of Malawi2
Governing the Ungovernable: Performing and Contesting Chris Hani’s Legacy at the Hani Memorial2
Repression, Literary Dissent and the Paradox of Censorship in Zimbabwe2
Reappraising the 1950s in Zimbabwean History: The Problem of Todd and the Limits of Liberalism2
‘Under the Thumb of the Party’: The Limits of Tanzanian Socialism and the Decline of the Student Left1
Cecil Rhodes: Racial Segregation in the Cape Colony and Violence in Zimbabwe1
‘A country can only have a foreign policy it can afford’: South Africa’s Economic Reaction to Zimbabwe’s Independence, 1980–19821
Tobacco Farming Following Land Reform in Zimbabwe: A New Dynamic of Social Differentiation and Accumulation1
Towards Living Customary Administrative Law1
Accommodation and Resistance: The Housing of Cape Town’s Enslaved and Freed Population Before and After Emancipation1
Bargaining with Land: Borders, Bantustans, and Sovereignty in 1970s and 1980s Southern Africa1
Medi-Caring on the Colonial Margins: The Position of African Medical Assistants in Rural Colonial Fort Victoria, Southern Rhodesia, 1930s–1960s1
Negotiating Modernity by Concepts of Relatedness: Towards the Construction of Malagasy Solidarity (Fihavanana Gasy)1
Balancing the Scales: Re-Centring Labour and Labourers in Namibian History1
Constitutions without Constitutionalism, Government without Governance: Critique and Hope for Malawi1
Building Angola: A Political Economy of Infrastructure Contractors in Post-War Angola1
Liberation and Biographical Narrative in Mozambican Historiography: The Struggle in Cabo Delgado, 1962–19741
Joint Ventures and Land Rentals in Tobacco: Limitations of Radical Land Reforms in a Neoliberal Economic Environment – the Case of Zvimba, Zimbabwe1
Allies of Expedience: The Retention of Black Rhodesian Soldiers in the Zimbabwe National Army1
Slavery, Banks and the Ambivalent Legacies of Compensation in South Africa, Mauritius and the Caribbean1
Protection from Violence: Making Space Public in the Streets of Johannesburg1
The Madando Rhetoric: Musical Critiques of Electoral Management in Malawi1
Resource Nationalism in Zambia 1964–2020 and the Liquidation of Konkola Copper Mines1
The Ethics of Reading and Writing across Time in South Africa1
A history of sexual violence and political authority in South Africa1
The Reception of Covid-19 Denialist Propaganda in Tanzania1
Petitioning the State: Group Councils and the Development of Political Consciousness in Malawi, 1940s–1950s1
Hewing Fiction from History: The Writing of History, Conflict and Trauma in House of Stone1
Dissident Refugees: A History of 200 Namibians in Zambia, 1977–19891
Asserting Customary Fishing Rights in South Africa1
The CONCP in Southern Africa and the OAU’s Liberation Committee: Settling Internal Disputes for the Independence of Angola and Mozambique1
From Labour Elites to Garveyites: West African Migrant Labour in Namibia, 1892–19251
Building Peace among Monitors? The Monitoring and Implementation of Zimbabwe’s Global Political Agreement1
Editorial Citizenship and Accountability: Customary Law and Traditional Leadership under South Africa’s Democratic Constitution1
‘Stealing Dingane’s Title’: The Fatal Significance of Saguate Gift-Giving in Zulu King Dingane’s Killing of Governor Ribeiro (1833) and Piet Retief (1838)1
A Very South African Plot? The 1987 London Kidnap Plan1
‘My Husband is No Husband to Me’: Divorce, Marriage and Gender Struggles in African Communities of Colonial Natal, 1869–19101
High Modernist Hubris and its Subversion in South Africa’s Covid–19 Vaccination Roll-Out1
Social Differentiation and ‘Accumulation from Above’ in Zimbabwe’s Politicised Agrarian Landscape1
Tobacco Farming and Agrarian Change in Contemporary Southern Africa – An Introduction1
The Role of SADC in Transboundary Water Interactions: The Case of the Incomati International River Basin1
‘Satanbic Stop Stealing Our Money’: Zambia Mine Workers’ Struggles against Finance1
How polygamy became queer1
Civilising the Ex-Colonisers? Counter-Hegemonic Discourses at Workplaces in Maputo1
Politics from the Pits: Artisanal Gold Mining, Politics and the Limits of Hegemonic State Domination in Zimbabwe1
On Renamo ‘War’, Entrepreneurial Synergies and Everyday Life in the Honde Valley Borderlands, c.1980s–20201
Simango, Gwenjere and the Politics of the Past in Mozambique1
Pamela Reynolds’s field diary in the Zambezi valley1
Bondsmen: Slave Collateral in the 19th-Century Cape Colony1
‘van die oorspronklike lippe’ (‘from the original lips’): The 19th-Century Cape Colony, Holographic Archaeology and the Historicity of Gideon von Wielligh’s /xam–Afrikaans Collection1
The Emancipation of the Enslaved in the Cape Colony: Historiography and Introduction1
Violence, Political Strategy and the Turn to Guerrilla Warfare by the Congress Movement in South Africa1
‘Our Bushes Are the Houses’: People’s War and the Underground during the Insurrectionary Period in the Vaal Triangle, South Africa1
Narratives, Rituals and Political Imaginations: The Social and Political World of the Vashona of North-Eastern Zimbabwe from the 16th to the 19th Centuries1
Liberation Beyond the Nation: An Introduction1
The Mueda Massacre Retold: The ‘Matter of Return’ in Portuguese Colonial Intelligence1
A history of border jumping between Zimbabwe and South Africa0
Writing David Livingstone Back into South African History0
A City Gone to the Dogs? Power, Modernity and Canine Citizens in Post-Colonial Harare, c.1980–20170
Health in a fragile state0
Facing Familiar Strangers and Potential Friends: Rumours of Betrayal, Ambiguous Friendships and the Dangers of Poison in Urban Madagascar0
Promoting Women’s Political Participation in Tanzania: Assessing Voluntary Gender Quotas in CCM’s and CHADEMA’s Constitutions0
Constructions of state opposition in colonial and post-colonial Malawi0
From Egypt to South Africa: the rise and fall of assistance from Moscow in Africa’s decolonisation0
Religion and Political Parties in South Africa: A Framework and Systematic Review0
Citizenship, political participation and the state in Zambia0
Mozambique’s Neglected Nationalists in Exile: Retracing Coremo’s Relations with the Congolese Government and the FNLA0
Rehabilitating the literary oeuvre of Tiyo Soga0
Was the colonial state developmental and what are its legacies? Gift Wasambo Kayira, The State and the Legacies of British Colonial Development in Malawi: Confronting0
Fathers in stories of the nation0
Resource Nationalism in Zimbabwe: Alternative Visions and Policy Realities0
God, missionaries and race in colonial Malawi0
Too Rich to Care? Southern African (SADC) International Students Navigating Transnationalism and Class at South African Universities0
Unravelling ‘public participation’ in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area0
Emerging funeral culture in Swaziland in response to HIV/AIDS0
Asbestos activism in the Northern Cape0
The Politicisation of Liberation-Struggle Exhumations in Eastern Zimbabwe: Spiritual Evocation, Patriotism and Professionalism0
African Resistance to the 1887 Parliamentary Voters’ Registration Act0
Community building and belonging in Southern Rhodesia’s purchase areas0
The BRICS and Africa: meet the new boss, same as the old?0
Faku’s Tusks: Colonialism, Resistance and Accommodation in Early 20th‐Century South Africa0
‘On Standby’: Malagasy Social Relatedness between ‘On’ and ‘Off’0
Writing African Christian biographies0
A political history of housing and aspirations in Mozambique0
Resource Nationalism and Indigenous Capital Accumulation: Interrogating the Motivations Behind the Zambia Industrial and Mining Corporation (ZIMCO) Bond Redemptions, 1969–19750
Ethnography of marginalised Mozambicans challenges post-war politics and policy0
The micropolitics of a bantustan0
Outsourcing Governance: Local Government and the Future of Democracy in South Africa0
Radical teachers and Trotskyists in Cape Town0
The Return of Resource Nationalism to Southern Africa – Introduction0
Migration and the politics of the everyday: the Malawian experience in Southern Rhodesia and Zimbabwe0
Land, conservation and the San in Northern Namibia0
Archiving settler colonialism0
‘Ovizire · Somgu: From Where Do We Speak?’: Artistic Interventions in the Namibian Colonial Archive (2018–2020)0
David Livingstone and Heritage Diplomacy in Malawi–Scotland Relations0
Black soldiers of the apartheid state: pawns, agents, neither or both?0
Class, work and whiteness0
Private security and public spaces raise complex issues of human rights and safety in Johannesburg 0
Diamonds in the Rough: The ICU’s Activism on the Lichtenburg Diamond Diggings, 1927–19310
On the voyage of rediscovery0
Decentralising Fraud: New Models of Electoral Manipulation during the 2019 General Elections in Mozambique0
‘We get sucked into everybody’s mess’: Protests and Public Order Policing in South Africa0
The making of South African revolutionaries Paul S. Landau, Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries (Athens, Ohio Un0
Post-apartheid whiteness and unlearning racism0
Emerging Smallholder Cotton Irrigation Agriculture and Tensions with Estate Labour Requirements in Sanyati, Zimbabwe, 1967–19900
In the shadows of formal education0
‘Put South Africans First’: Making Sense of an Emerging South African Xenophobic (Online) Community0
‘Rooted Back Home’: Exploring Linkages between Small-Scale Land Reform Beneficiaries and their Communal Areas of Origin in Zimbabwe0
Afrikaner faith and ordentlikheid0
Tobacco Farming and the Reconfiguration of Co-operatives in Tanzania0
Whiteness, environmentalism and decoloniality in South Africa0
Commanding disorder: rebellion and repression in apartheid South Africa Hugh Macmillan, Chris Hani (Athens, Ohio Un0
Citizenship in Africa0
Radio, voice and the rhythms of the everyday0
Resource Nationalism and Political Change: Mine Nationalisation and the 2021 Zambian Election0
Cooking, the Crisis and Cuisines: Household Economies and Food Politics in Harare’s High-Density Suburbs, 1997–20200
Borderlessness and the 20th-Century Rise of the Ndau People’s Subaltern Economy in the Zimbabwe–Mozambique Borderland0
Wars or revolutions?0
The materialities, effects and affects of Portuguese decolonisation0
Tobacco Farmers and Their Communities: Interlinkages, Gains and Losses in Mazowe, Zimbabwe0
Political identities, legitimacy and the Angolan civil war0
Promises of gender justice in matrilineal Malawi0
Continuity and Change in Gender Relations within the Contract Labour System in Kavango, Namibia, 1925–19720
The state and the paradox of customary law in Africa0
Whiteness and schooling in South Africa0
Intersectional Religious Agency: Mauritian Muslim Women and the Negotiation of Porous Interfaces0
The maturation of Kaokoveld environmental studies0
Points of Entry into Zimbabwean Post-Independence Politics: Mugabe, the Military or the Social SubalternsStephen Chan, Mugabe: A Life of Power and Violence (London, I.B.0
Southern Africa, the Cold War and transnational activism0
Play and Possession: Sex, Marriage and Household at Fort Dauphin (Madagascar), c.1660s0
Hastings Kamuzu Banda of Malawi: Post-Presidency Experiences, 1994–19970
Dreaming Together, Fighting for Freedom Together: African Progressive Nationalism and the Ideology of Unity in Portugal’s African Colonies in the 1950s and 1960s0
Why the global (and southern African) housing crisis eludes solution0
In Solomon’s way0
Competing dreams of freedom0
Violence and Work: Convict Labour and Settler Colonialism in the Cape–Namibia Border Region (c.1855–1903)0
The British Establishment and its radical periphery0
Crime and democracy: The challenge of people’s policing in post-apartheid South Africa Nicholas Rush Smith, Contradictions of Democ0
Personal epistolary and the brutality of the everyday colonial occupation0
In a Class of Its Own? The Origins and Early History of Tennis in the 19th-Century Cape Colony0
Finding Roles in Unseen Places: Government Action Conferring Roles on Traditional Authorities in South Africa0
Racing to Win: Competition and Co-operation between the National Olympic Committee and Public Authorities in the Development of the Botswana Sport System0
Searching for the good life beyond the wage in South Africa0
A Not-So-Zulu Zion: Healing and Belonging in Isaiah Shembe’s Nazaretha Church0
Difference in whiteness: interrogating the idea of homogenous white communities in southern Africa Duncan Money and Danelle van Zyl-Hermann (eds),0
Lessons Learned or Ignored: New Insights from the Mozambican Civil War0
The Rhodesian army, between facts and fiction0
Policy as Performance: Indigenisation and Resource Nationalism in Zimbabwe in the 2000s0
Genocide and the Politics of Memory in the Decolonisation of Namibia0
Anthropology and apartheid: knowledge as the social production of ignorance0
Of borders and crossings: the lives of a healer in northern Mozambique0
Navigating Insecurities in Foreign Territory: The Experiences of Zimbabwean Irregular Immigrants at a South African Informal Settlement0
Centring Simon Kooper: Frontier Politics, Desert Environments and African Resistance0
‘We Could Not Be There’: Storytelling and the Narratives of Soviet Military Advisers, Specialists and Interpreters in Angola during the Civil War (1975–1992)0
The intertwined history of independence and development in Lesotho0
The Evolution of Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry: From Colonial Klondike to Contract Farming0
Firing the canon: a history of women’s pioneering role in anthropology0
African Agency in Democracy Promotion: The African Union and Election Observation in Malawi0
The Historian, the Premier and Forced Labour in the Cape Colony, 1878–18790
‘The League Will Not Ignore the Cry of the Negro Race for Justice’: Marcus Garvey, the League of Nations and South-West Africa0
Religion, same-sex desire and masculinity in South Africa0
The ANC in the struggle and in power0
‘Certainly not! … It is a disease of the Makgalagadi’: The Ethnicisation of Endemic Syphilis in the Bakwena Reserve, Bechuanaland Protectorate0
Councils, Councillors and Profiteers: Urban Land Speculation and Contestations in Southern Rhodesia in the 1940s0
‘Rediscovering the Erotic as Ordinary’ in South African Women’s Short Fiction0
More than ‘Somebody’s Wife’: Maternalism, Welfare and Identity among White Farming Women in Zimbabwe c.1970–20000
Political Repression and Human–Animal Transformation in Ian Holding’s Of Beasts and Beings0
‘This is where all the white farmers come to die’: Exploring the Roles and Narratives of Former Tobacco Farmers in Contemporary Zimbabwe0
Customary Marriage: Missteps Threaten the Constitutional Ideal of Common Citizenship0
Zenzo Nkobi, ZAPU Photographer: Exile, Visibility and the Anteroom of War in Zambia, 1977–19800
Land, Chieftaincy and the Invention of Tradition in KwaZulu-Natal0
The constitution, the people and the reinvention of a royal autocracy0
Young Merina Elites Facing the Uncertainties of the 1880s: Island Solidarity as an Answer?0
West Germany, East Germany and the path to Namibia’s independence0
Luregn Lenggenhager, Ruling Nature, Controlling People0
Golden Wildebeest Days: Fragmentation and Value in South Africa’s Wildlife Economy After Apartheid0
‘Land Complaints’ in Bizana, c.1940–1963: Living Customary Law in an Administrative Archive0
Viriato da Cruz and His Chinese Exile: A Biographical Approach0
Studentification in South Africa: Possible Redirections and Political Implications for Local Government0
Understanding other colonial spaces and the possibility of a post-war and post-colonial world: a black South African traveller in East Africa and India0
Self-Organisation in the Struggle for Economic Democracy in Colonial and Post-Colonial Lesotho, 1870s–2010s0
Power and Resistance: Struggles over Organisational Transformation and Restructuring at the National University of Lesotho in the 21st Century0
African Reactions to the First World War: The Case of the Mtenga-Tenga of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)0
Banking on Family: What Was the Role of Family in the Establishment of Banks in 19th-Century South Africa?0
‘Strange things happen when the lights are low’: The South African Night in Drum , 1951–19600
Revealing deep waters: continuing the literary history of Namibia0