South African Society for History Teaching

Annual Online History Quiz

This year’s annual online history quiz for high school learners is scheduled for 25 August 2017. All schools are welcome to enter. This year’s topic is LOOKING BACK 100 YEARS – 1917. More detail is available on the links below. The closing date is 14 August.

Watch this space for more detail later!

Info on Quiz

Entry to quiz


Informasie vir vasvra

2015 Quiz


Our pilot History Quiz went very well last month – our thanks to Rika Odendaal-Kroon for all her hard work on this matter.  Here are some photographs of the winners of the Quiz!  Our thanks to all participants.

From left to right on the photographs:

Ms Julie Sibiya (history teacher); Rika Odendaal-Kroon (organiser)   Jimmy Yuan (second place) Samith Kalyan (first place) and Quinton Govender (history teacher)

The other photograph includes Rika Odendaal-Kroon, Mpumulelo Ngele (third place) and Mrs Amanda de la Rey, principal of Rand Girls’ School.

History Quiz 1 and 2

History Quiz 3

 We hope to have an even bigger and better Quiz next year… maybe even an “Olympiad”….?







And here…. ladies and gentlemen …. is the draft programme for the History conference taking place from 13 to 15 September.  Please have a good look to see which of the sections has a special interest for you!!

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the conference is just about here!!  Please act quickly if you wish to participate!  Here is the revised version of the conference details – as well as 5 possible post-conference excursions, especially for our overseas visitors!  An excellent chance to see South Africa once the conference is over.  Have a look!
So, now that the 2016 conference is over and the papers have been read (on this website!) we have news of the:


Details are given below and this is the first call for papers for this conference.
It should be very interesting and really goes beyond what we have done in previous years.  It is in September, so please make a date and plans so that you can be there – it is something not to be missed.    Read below!



Annual SASHT Conference

  2017 Conference

2016 Conference

2016 Conference!!

Here are many of the interesting, informative and sometimes controversial presentations from the 2016 conference!

Now that we have a short break away from the classroom/lecture hall, perhaps this is a good time to reflect on them.















SASHT Conference 2015

Our successful 2015 conference has been and gone!  For those who missed it, here are some photographs from the conference, our guest speaker (Barney Pityana)’s address, Elize van Eeden (our chairperson)’s address and some photographs from the conference.  Enjoy!!

BPityanas presentation-10Oct2015

Elize v Eeden – SASHT-Presidential Speech-10 October 2015-SASHT-Conference- Limpopo

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Barry Firth -SASHT 2015 Presentation

Francois Cleophas-Lecture 7 Stone Age

Gengs Pillay-ANNEXURE 1

Gengs Pillay-ANNEXURE 2

Gengs Pillay-ANNEXURE 3

Johan Wassermann-Why do learners choose History in Gr 10

Marj-Brown-Mogopa as a case study on Forced removals

Phillip Modisakeng- SASHT (2015) Limpopo_1

Pieter Warnich-SASHT Polokwane (2015)

Siobhan-Using picturebooks to teach visual literacy in history Limpopo Conference 2015


SASHT Assessment Summary 10 October 2015


Latest news!

Link to our Facebook Page


Photos of the 2017 SASHT Conference is available under the CONFERENCE tab!

Yesterday and Today

Our latest edition of “Yesterday and Today” has been published under Publications.  Please have a look!

The statement has now been finalised – our thanks to Professor Siebörger for his work on this!  Please have a look at the statement below and you are welcome to send us further opinions and thoughts on this important matter.

History task team SASHT statement November 2015

Link to Facebook page


A fresh look at the Constitution of the society – in case you have not seen it!



An article about compulsory History in schools from the Wits education History department. Weekend Argus 26 July 2014

A summary of the CAPS curriculum for easy reference! SUMMARY OF THE CAPS HISTORY CURRICULUM Illustrative summary of the CAPS History curriculum

A REALLY important site from Google on Interactive History lessons!   This you must see!!