"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 - Rural Change and the Future of South Africa by Rachidi R. Molapo

Chapter 2 - Industrialisation and the Revitalisation of Black Politics in the1940s by Mohamed Adhikari

Chapter 3 - Afrikaner Nationalism in the 1930s and 1940s by Albert Grundlingh