South African Society for History Teaching



 A very successful 2017 international conference – “History from the Core to Zero Gravity” – was held at the Riverside Sun Hotel,  a lovely venue on the banks of the Vaal River!

Here are some of the powerpoints and presentations that were given at this international conference.


SASHT_Who? What? Where? When?

Presentation South Africa_Bernhard

Indigenous Knowledge presentation

We don’t need no Roman Empire in Slovakia

Many more to come!! Please watch this space!!

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!!

CV Ms Henriëtte Lubbe

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Henriëtte Lubbe lectures in the Department of History at the University of South Africa (Unisa) and is the Review Editor of the African Historical Review. She holds a BA Honours and MA (both obtained with distinction) and is currently working towards a PhD that focuses on cross-cultural interaction and voting behaviour in the Western Cape. She is also a qualified human dynamics facilitator specialising in emotional intelligence training and a South African and Canadian certified water fitness instructor. Her diverse research interests include race relations, voting behaviour, Open Distance Learning (ODL) and the value of water exercise in the rehabilitation and fitness training of athletes. She has presented papers (both in South Africa and overseas) and published academic journal articles in all of these fields. For the past 12 years Henriëtte has also been involved in a community engagement project at Unisa which focuses on practical skills training for History and Social Science teachers.

As the Deputy Chairperson of the SASHT, her vision is to inspire and coordinate the regional representatives of the Society; to assist with the development of the review section of Yesterday & Today; and to support the Chairperson where and when necessary.

SASHT Conference 2011


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Conference Photos 2011 Welcome

Conference Photos 2011 – Professor Trumpelmann

2011 Conference Photographs of Presenters

2011 Conference Photographs The Suit of Armour

2011 Conference Photographs Our Keynote Speakers

2011 Conference Photos Work and Discussion

Jimmy Verner & Rob Siebörger summary report

The Face of the Future Mary Moeketsi and Baloyi contributions

Women in History textbooks – Wassermann Chipionda

NNieftagodien Keynote Address on Youth in History SASHT 23Sep11

M Trumpelmann-Commemorating some milestones of the SASHT

M Koekemoer – Educating the Nation about Union

Young and modelled by history

AE Carl & ML van Wyk – The Portfolio

CAPS SASHT Presentation 240911 Rob and Gail

Commemorating some milestones of the SASHT 


Getting Your Hands Dirty – Simon Haw

Holocaust powerpoint

What makes a good history examination Rob and Gail

Rob Sieborger& Gail Weldon on Exams

Nokuzola Bikwana on the Holocaust

SAHO by Verushka Jardine


Siobhan Glanvill-Analysing the construction of South African youth

sa history online presentation_sep 2011


CV Dr Susan Bester

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Surname: BESTER
Name: Susanna Jacoba (Susan)
Address: 22 Villa Seville, Bach Straat, Van der Hoffpark,
Contact numbers: (018) 2907256 0822938709
E-mail address:
ID-number: 570 610 0047080
Date of birth: 10 June 1957
Gender: Female
Marital status: Single
Nationality: South African
Language: Afrikaans-English
Health: Good

School: High School Schweizer-Reneke
Year: 1971-1975
Subjects: Afrikaans, English, Mathematics,
Mathematics, Biology, Accounting

Potchefstroomse Onderwys Kollege / Potchefstroom Teachers College (POK)

Year: January 1977-December 1980
Qualification: THOD
Media User Guidance
Bible Studies
Northern Sotho

Noordwes-Universiteit / North-West University

Qualification: BA-Degree
Hoofvakke / Majors
Biblical science
Qualification: BA Honours Degree
Titel / Title:
Die ontstaan en ontwikkeling van plaaslike bestuursstrukture en die ontplooiing daarvan in Ipelegeng naby Scheizer-Reneke.

Qualification: MA Degree
Titel / Title:
Ipelegeng, 1918-1994: van plakkerskamp tot dorpsgrond: ’n Historiese studie.
Qualification: Ph.D Degree
Titel / Title:
Die ontwikkeling en invloed van die Elektrotegniese Aannemersvereniging in die Suid Afrikaanse Ekonomie 1948-2000.

Presented a paper during the 16th biennial conference of the South African Historical Society
Titel / Title:
Voorvalle in die hantering van grondbesit en landelike vestiging in die Schweizer Reneke gebied, 1918-1966.

Presented a paper during the annual conference of the South African Society of History Teaching (SASHT) (2009)
Titel / Title:
Research framework for the development and evaluation of educational DVD’s and Wed-based multimedia clips for Grade 8 and 9 History.

Presented a paper during the 26th South African Society for History Teaching
2012 Annual Conference.
Titel / Title:
Collecting and organising the multimedia components for the development of educational DVDS and multimedia clips for grade 10 history: the French revolution – some practical guidelines

BESTER, S.J & VAN EEDEN, E.S., 1999, “Grondregte in die proses van dorpsontwikkeling vir swartes in die Schweizer-Reneke gebied tot 1962”, Historia, 44(2) November 1999.
BESTER, S.J., ELS, C.J. &, BLIGNAUT, S., 2009, “Research framework for the Development and Evaluation of Educational DVDs and Web-Based Multi-Media Clips for Grade 8 and 9 History”, Yesterday & Today, 4 October 2009.
BESTER S.J. & KRUGER, C.J., 2008, Die grondproblematiek in Suid Afrika: ‘n histo-geopolitieke oorsig.

Noordwes Universiteit (Fakulteit Opvoedingswetenskappe) /
North-West University (Faculty of Educational Science)

Teaching first, second, third and fourth year undergraduate History modules.
Development of study guides
Collect archival material and put the collections on the database of the achieve of the Northwest University.
Project leader: Development and compiling of the Education Museum (North-West University)

Part of the workshop to formulate new module outcomes according to the new CAPS document (Curriculum and Assessment Policy for the BEd/PGCE programmes and planning of the programmes in the subject group: History.
Currently I am, in collaboration with the development team of d-Media, busy developing an interactive DVD about the French Revolution for Grade 10s.

Open Learning Group Academy
Facilitation and Marking and Moderation of examination papers

SASHT Conference 2009



2009 Conference Photographs

Rob Siebörger – More or less democracy?

Working with Sources – Source Matrix

DVD and Multimedia evaluation

The Holocaust

Interactive whiteboards

Maropeng -Senior Phase Doc.

A variety of Source Materials

A.E.Carl – The Value of History

Mapungubwe – more than just a research & heritage site

Voortrekker Monument

Trying something different with apartheid

Creative teaching methods

Maropeng 2009

Constructing literacy from historical evidence

The USA in 17 days

CV Marshall T. Maposa





Nationality:             Zimbabwean

Date of Birth:          17th March 1976

Gender:                   Male












University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN)


Master of Education (MEd)


History Education



Bachelor of Education (BEd) Honours passed summa cum laude


History Education



Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with distinction


History Teaching, Technology, Life Orientation

University of Zimbabwe


Bachelor of Arts (BA) General


History, Economic History, Archaeology

Hartzell High School


GCE Advanced Level


History, Shona, Geography, General Paper (English Language and Communication)

Hartzell High School


GCE Ordinary Level


History, English, Shona,  Geography, Mathematics, General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Agriculture


Year                                       Organization                                      Position/Responsibilities                                        

2008-present                           UKZN                                                  Lecturing/Module co-ordination 

History Method 1

History Method 2

History for Educators 220

History for Educators 310

History Teaching (PGCE)

Teaching for Historical Literacy (Honours)



Independent Research (Honours)

MEd History Education


English Language Course

Academic Literacy in English

Teaching Practice





1998-2007         Donain/Chinaa Secondary Schools            Teaching

Teacher – History, English

Head of Department – History

Senior Master

Acting Deputy Headmaster


  • Teaching, facilitating and remedial work
  • Problem-solving/counselling
  • Research/analytical thinking/writing skills
  • Team-work/leadership/communication
  • Computer literacy
  • Planning and facilitating meetings and discussions for organizations
  • Organizing events
  • Adapting to situations and achieving goals under pressure


  • A Zimbabwean view of the FET History Curriculum presented at UKZN Edgewood Campus at the South African Society for History Teaching Conference (21-22 September 2007)
  • The depiction of the nineteenth and twentieth century migration in Africa in selected Ordinary Level Zimbabwean History textbooks presented at the Education Association of South Africa (EASA) Conference (13-16 January 2009).
  • Theorising historical literacy presented with Johan Wassermann at ‘Longing for the Present: the History of History Education and the Temptations of Modernity’ (Leuven, Belgium, 18-20 August, 2010).
  • Conceptualising African scholarship presented with BR Mngomezulu at the School of Social Science Education research seminar, Faculty of Education, UKZN Edgewood (2010).
  • History textbooks and their construction of an African consciousness presented  South African Society for History Teaching Conference (Pretoria, South Africa, 23-24 September 2011)


  • Maposa, MT (2008). Can PowerPoint enable History learners to “do History?” Yesterday & Today 1.
  • Maposa, MT (2009). The depiction of migration in Africa in selected Ordinary Level Zimbabwean History textbooks (accepted for publication) – EASA Conference proceedings
  • Maposa, MT (2011). A loud silence: the history of funeral dress among the Ndau of Zimbabwe. In C. Mitchell (ed). Was it something I wore? HSRC.
  • Maposa, MT & Wassermann, J (2009). Theorising historical literacy. Yesterday & Today 2.
  • Maposa, MT & Mngomezulu, B (2011). Ethnicity and political power in Africa. International Political Science Review (Under peer review).
  • Maposa, MT & Wassermann, J (2012). Historical literacy in a context of Patriotic History: an analysis of Zimbabwean History textbooks. African Education Review (under peer review).
  • Maposa, MT & Mngomezulu, BR. Conceptualising African scholarship (awaiting journal review).
  • Maposa, MT “Third Chimurenga” and history education in Zimbabwe. History wars  (Book chapter under review)