Hermann Giliomee is Extraordinary Professor of History at the University of Stellenbosch. Previously Professor of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town and a fellow in 1992-93 of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC, he has written or edited 13 books including The Shaping of South African Society; From Apartheid to Nation Building; The Elusive Search for Peace: South Africa, Israel and Northern Island; The Awkward Embrace: One-party Domination and Democracy in Industrialising Countries; and Kruispad: Die Toekoms van Afrikaans as Openbare Taal.

He has written political columns in South African newspapers for the past 20 years and is  widely regarded as the leading authority on Afrikaner history.


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