Bibliography and further reading: The first farmers in Southern Africa



E-Classroom, (2014), Social Sciences history learners’ book: Grade 5 term 2

 Huffman, T. N., (2007), Handbook to the Iron Age: The Archaeology of Pre-colonial Farming Societies in Southern Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)

Online Links

South African History Online, (2014), ‘African farmers in Southern Africa’, from South African History Online, [online], Available at[Accessed: 21 February 2015]

New History, (2010), ‘The origin of farming in South Africa’, from New History, [online], Available at[Accessed: 21 February 2015]

South African History Online, (2014), ‘Chapter 1 - The First Farmers’, from South African History Online, [online], Available at[Accessed: 21 February 2015]


We are all Africans, (2014), ‘The Bantu Migrations’, (video file), 24 August, [online], Available at[Accessed: 21 February 2015]

Kids Classroom, (2011), ‘Learn Grade 3 - History - Use of Metals’, (video file), 7 October, [online], Available at [Accessed: 21 February 2015]


For further reading on this section, go to:

First farmers. Available at :  [Accessed21 November 2011].

African farmers in Southern Africa. Available at : [Accessed 20 November 2011]

The history of South Africa. Available at :[Accessed 22 November 2011].


Klein, R. G. (1989). The Human Career:Human Biological and Cultural Origins. The University of Chicago Press: Chicago and London.

Marneweck, L., Sieborger, R., Torr, L. (1996). Making History 3. Johannesburg: Heineman.

Nasson, B. (ed) (2004). Turning Points in History Book 1: Ancient Civilisations and Global Trade. Johannesburg: STE.

Potenza, E. (1992). The Broken String: An integrated approach to southern African History. Cape Town: Maskew Miller Longman.

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