HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA HISTORY 459 A01 - CRN: 31203 MAY 10 - JUNE 2 MTWRF - 10:30AM - 12:30 PM INSTRUCTOR: DR. JOHN DUDER THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA, ONE OF CANADA’S CLOSER RELATIVES AMONG THE COMMUNITY OF NATIONS, SOUTH AFRICA. THE COURSE WILL FOCUS ON THREE MAIN ELEMENTS OF SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY - THE CONTESTANTS FOR THE LAND, THE CONSTRUCTION OF MODERN SOUTH AFRICA AND THE LIFE AND DEATH OF APARTHEID. THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT IN A LECTURE FORMAT. The sjambok (whip) was a major weapon in the hands of the South African police. In June 1959, at Cato Mano near Durban, police used sjamboks to beat African women who were protesting the government’s decision to create a monopoly of beer canteens, thus depriving the women of a customary source of income.