South African Society for History Teaching

Rika Odendaal-Kroon

Voting for new Executive closes on 6 September

All current SASHT members received an election link on 23 August to vote for a new team. It is of utmost importance that each/or institutions must ensure that there membership for the past year 2016-2017 are paid before their vote (checked by the 7th of September) can be regarded as valid. Closing day for voting is 6 September.
 If anybody  have subscribed as member but have not yet received the link to vote, please provide Prof E van Eeden  with your  e-mail addresses at

Dear Members of the Society
Its time again for a change of the SASHT Executive and after three years of loyal service by all our executive and portfolio as well as regional members, we have to continue to ensure transparency in our election process and work towards a continuous refreshed focus. We therefore invite you to nominate another member of the Society (or even yourself but through another nominator), to be electable. If you want to see change you must indeed be the changing factor.
As per nomination form attached or available on the SASHT fb and website, the deadline for nominations are 10 August. See the outline on the nomination form for more information on the process forward which we would appreciate to finalise by the time of the ISHD International Conference in joint cooperation with the SASHT between 13-15 September in Vanderbijlpark. The conference programme, mind you, is loaded and stunning! Hope to see you there.
Kind regards
Prof Elize S van Eeden
(SASHT Chair)

SASHT Executive Nomination form 2017-


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”….?






Second Call for Papers

A second and final call for papers to be delivered  at the first  ISHD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA held from 13-15 September 2017. Closing date for submission: 15 March 2017. See link for more detail.