Journal of Southern African Studies

(The median citation count of Journal of Southern African Studies is 1. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-06-01 to 2023-06-01.)
Land Reform, Growth and Equity: Emerging Evidence from Zimbabwe's Resettlement Programme68
Tracking Livelihood Change: Theoretical, Methodological and Empirical Perspectives from North-East Ghana65
Amnesty International? The Nature, Scale and Impact of Capital Flight from South Africa50
Growing from the roots: reflections on peasant research in central and Southern Africa47
Sophiatown: the view from afar33
‘Day Zero’, Hydraulic Citizenship and the Defence of the Commons in Cape Town: A Case Study of the Politics of Water and its Infrastructures (2017–2018)33
Ethnic identity as performance: lessons from Namaqualand32
Migrants and mothers: case‐studies from Botswana31
Land for Housing: A Political Resource – Reflections from Zimbabwe’s Urban Areas29
From May 2008 to 2011: Xenophobic Violence and National Subjectivity in South Africa29
From a Phone Call to the High Court: Wayeyi Visibility and the Kamanakao Association's Campaign for Linguistic and Cultural Rights in Botswana28
Resistance to ‘betterment’ in the Transkei: a case study from Willowvale district25
Male Attitudes to Family Planning in the Era of HIV/AIDS: Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa25
'CAMPFIRE is not for Ndebele Migrants': The Impact of Excluding Outsiders from CAMPFIRE in the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe24
Ekhayeni: Rural–Urban Migration, Belonging and Landscapes of Home in South Africa22
NGOs and the Constitutional Debate in Zimbabwe: from Inclusion to Exclusion22
Joyini inkomo: cattle advances and the origins of migrancy from Pondoland22
Land Reform, Growth and Equity: Emerging Evidence from Zimbabwe's Resettlement Programme ‐ A Sequel21
Shifts from Old to New Social and Ecological Environments in the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme; Relocating Residents of the Mohale Dam Area19
Governance in Public–Private Partnerships in South Africa: Some Lessons from the Gautrain16
Belonging, Indigeneity, Land and Nature in Southern Africa under Neoliberal Capitalism: An Overview16
From Top-down to Bottom-up: The Difficult Case of the Blantyre City Fuelwood Project15
From Family Solidarity to Social Classes: Urban Stratification in Angola (Luanda and Ondjiva)*15
Mental Colonisation or Catharsis? Theatre, democracy and cultural struggle from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe15
Between ‘Artificial Economics’ and the ‘Discipline of the Market’: Sasol from Parastatal to Privatisation12
Civil Society in Southern Africa – Transformers from Below?12
‘Our respect for water is what you have termed fear’: The Ocean in the Poetry of Ronelda S. Kamfer and Koleka Putuma12
The Mnangagwa Era? Periodisation and Politics in Zimbabwe12
From Reserve to Homeland: Local Identities and South African Policy in Southern Namibia10
From Diamonds to Gold: The Making of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, 1880–189010
Bokoni: Old Structures, New Paradigms? Rethinking Pre-colonial Society from the Perspective of the Stone-Walled Sites in Mpumalanga10
Early Struggles over Water: From Private to Public Water Utility in the City of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 1894–1924*9
Institutional Arrangements for Water Resource Use: A Case Study from Southern Zimbabwe*9
Cultural Entrepreneurs, Proto-Nationalism and Women's Testimony Writings: From the South African War to 1940*8
Power-Sharing in Zanzibar: From Zero-Sum Politics to Democratic Consensus?8
Durban and Cape Town as Port Cities: Reconsidering Southern African Studies from the Indian Ocean8
Marikana Commission of Inquiry: From Narratives Towards History8
Giving Land (Back)? The Meaning of Land in the Indigenous Politics of the South Kalahari Bushmen Land Claim, South Africa7
‘From confusion to Lusaka’: the youth revolt in Sekhukhuneland7
Karoo Futures: Astronomy in Place and Space – Introduction7
Review article — lessons from America: the writings of David Roediger7
Public and Private Space in Contemporary South Africa: Perspectives from Post-Apartheid Literature7
Land from the Ancestors: Popular Religious Pilgrimage along the South Africa–Lesotho Border6
The ‘Partnership’ Hoax: How the British Government Deprived Central Africans of their Rights6
Afrophobia in Mzansi? Evidence from the 2013 South African Social Attitudes Survey6
Crowd Renting or Struggling from Below? The Concerned Citizens' Forum in Mpumalanga Township, Durban, 1999–20055
Translating the Nation: From Plaatje to Mpe5
‘Far from home’: the origins and significance of the Afro‐Caribbean community in South Africa to 19305
The flight from politics: an analysis of the South African reception of ‘poppie nongena‘5
Elusive Identities: Karoo |Xam Descendants and the Square Kilometre Array5
Victims of the Rhodesian Immigration Policy: Polish Refugees from the Second World War5
Constitutional Courts as Democratic Consolidators: Insights from South Africa after 20 Years5
Urbanisation and Peri-Urbanisation in Luanda: A Geopolitical and Socio-Spatial Perspective from the Late Colonial Period to the Present4
‘From Red Blanket to Civilization’: Propaganda and Recruitment Films for South Africa's Gold Mines, 1920–19404
‘Insurgent Democracy’: Post-Apartheid South Africa’s Freedom Fighters4
‘Money breaks blood ties’: chiefs' courts and the transition from lineage debt to commercial debt in Sipolilo district4
Global Ideologies, Local Politics: The Cold War as Seen from Central Angola4
Cinematic Cities: A ‘Film and History’ Overview for South Africa's Major Metropolises from the 1890s to the 1950s4
Chinese Immigrants and Underground Lotteries in South Africa: Negotiating Spaces at the Cusp of a Racial–Capitalist Order4
History from the inside: the novels of Nadine Gordimer3
The Square Kilometre Array and Local Development Mandates in the Karoo3
From ‘Dark Country’ to ‘Dark Continent’: AIDS, ‘Race’, and Medical Research in the South African Medical Journal, 1980–19953
‘Aliens’ on the Copperbelt: Zambianisation, Nationalism and Non-Zambian Africans in the Mining Industry3
Nature, Conservation and Conflict in Eastern Zimbabwe: Chirinda Forest, 1980–20003
Does Market Liberalisation Increase Total Factor Productivity? Evidence from the Manufacturing Sector in Zimbabwe3
Cosmopolitan Karoo: Land, Space and Place in the Shadow of the Square Kilometre Array3
From the ‘Merino Revolution’ to the ‘Astronomy Revolution’: Land Alienation and Identity in Carnarvon, South Africa3
When Stars Collide: Competing Development Paradigms in the Central Karoo2
From Dreams of Dominion to Aspirations for a New Africa: Ahrn Palley’s Political Re-invention in Southern Rhodesia, 1959–19612
African Mirror: The Life and Times of the South African Newsreel from 1910 to 19482
Riches from rags: bosses and unions in the Cape clothing industry 1926–19372
Student political consciousness: Lessons from a Namibian mission school2
The DRC–Angola Offshore Oil Dispute: How Regime (In)Security Outweighs Sovereign Claims2
Positive Living: Visual Activism and Art in HIV/AIDS Rights Campaigns2
Mandela: The Untold Heritage2
The Man Who Brought the Danger to the Village: Representations of the Armed Conflict in Guatemala from a Local Perspective2
From Colonial Administration to Development Funding: Characterisations of SACU as a Governance Mechanism2
From rightist to ‘brightest'? The strange tale of South Africa'scitizen2
‘Dairying Is a White Man’s Industry’: The Dairy Produce Act and the Segregation Debate in Colonial Zimbabwe, c.1920–19372
Ambiguous Bonds: Relationships between Farm Workers and Land Beneficiaries after Zimbabwe’s Land Reform Programme2
Visions of China: Political Friendship and Animosities in Southern African Science Fiction2
200 Years of Astronomy in South Africa: From the Royal Observatory to the ‘Big Bang’ of the Square Kilometre Array2
Reading Authors of the Enlightenment at the Cape of Good Hope from the late 1780s to the mid 1830s2
From resistance to reconstruction: towards a new research agenda on South African politics2
Botswana Votes 2019: Two-Party Competition and the Khama Factor2
Played Out on the Edges of the Cricket Boundary: The History of an Indian Cricket Team in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, 1934–19952
Journal Southern African studies the view from Makana Island: some recent prison books from South Africa2
Colonial Wars, Colonial Alliances: The Alcora Exercise in the Context of Southern Africa1
Seeing Through Dreams: On the Efficacy of Antiretroviral Drugs in the South African Lowveld1
The Impossible Contract: The Political and Private Marriage of Nelson and Winnie Mandela1
Transitional Politics and Machinery of Government Change in South Africa1
Editorial: The Challenge of Rethinking Mandela1
Narratives, Rituals and Political Imaginations: The Social and Political World of the Vashona of North-Eastern Zimbabwe from the 16th to the 19th Centuries1
South African AIDS Activism, Art and Academia: A Memoir from the 2000s1
A co‐authored ‘curio’ from the ‘dark continent’: A. S. Mopeli‐Paulus and Peter Lanham'sblanket boy's Moon1
Central African Immigrants, Imperial Citizenship and the Politics of Free Movement in Interwar South Africa1
From Labour Elites to Garveyites: West African Migrant Labour in Namibia, 1892–19251
Protection from Violence: Making Space Public in the Streets of Johannesburg1
‘A White Man Will Never Be a Zambian’: Racialised Nationalism, the Rule of Law, and Competing Visions of Independent Zambia in the Case of Justice James Skinner, 1964–19691
Art, Activism and the Academy: Productive Tensions and the Next Generation of HIV/AIDS Research in South Africa1
‘Arming Black Consciousness’: The Formation of the Bokwe Group/Azanian Peoples’ Liberation Front, April 1972–September 19761
Impossible Images: Radio Astronomy, the Square Kilometre Array and the Art of Seeing1
‘Scottish Exceptionalism?’ Trade Unions and the Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1976–19941
Art, Vulnerability and HIV in Post-Apartheid South Africa1
Cloak and Dagger1
‘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
Church and State in Rhodesia: From the Unilateral Declaration of Independence to the Pearce Commission, 1965–721
Yielding Trouble: Development Dilemmas and the Political Uses of Bad Data in Malawi, 1964–19781
An essay on African customary law research techniques: some experiences from Lesotho1
Southern States: New Literature From and About Southern Africa1
Turning Points on the Periphery? The Politics of South Africa’s Platinum-Belt Strike Wave in Rustenburg, Northwest and Northam, Limpopo, 2012–20141
Fatalism and Dissidence in Dukuduku, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Ongoing Contestations Over Land, Resources and Identities1
Service and Solidarity: Domestic Workers, Informal Organising and the Limits of Unionisation in Zambia1
Mzabalazo On the Move: Organising on a South African Commuter Train1
Mandela and Beyond: Thinking New Possibility in the 21st Century1
Mandela’s Army: Urban Revolt in South Africa, 1960–19641
Comparative Studies on IT and Digital Resources in Africa1
Removed from Context and Complexity: Women in Early AIDS Research in the South African Medical Journal, 1980–19951
Why the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland Failed: Lessons from the Brief History of a Regional University in Southern Africa1
From populism to unionism: the emergence and nature of port Elizabeth's industrial and commercial workers’ union, 1918–201
Birthing a Nation: Political Legitimacy and Health Policy in Hastings Kamuzu Banda’s Malawi, 1962–19801
Junk Aesthetics from South Africa, Brazil and India: Re-Evaluating the Object1
Immaterial Indigenous Modernities in the Struggle against Illegal Fencing in the N≠a Jaqna Conservancy, Namibia: Genealogical Ancestry and ‘San-ness’ in a ‘Traditional Community’1
Safe to Violate: The Role of Gender in the Necklacing of Women During the South African People’s War (1985–1990)1