"This first volume in the series, Turning Points in History, highlights two important events that occurred prior to the arrival of Europeans in South Africa - farming and globalisation. These were not sudden turning points; they took place over a long period of time and had tremendous impact. Although presented separately, these two turning points are in fact linked. Farming allowed for specialisation, accumulation of wealth and trade. Without all that, globalisation would not have occurred..."



Chapter 1 - The First Farmers by Jeff Guy

Chapter 2 - The Beginnings of Globalisation by Jeff Guy

Chapter 3 - It’s a Mystery. Or is it? by Amanda Esterhuysen

Chapter 4 - Some Reflections on Early African and South African History by Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi