Dr Jan-Ad Stemmet
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
History
Address
9B 135
HISTORY
R4054
Telephone
051 4012960
Office
Flippie Groenewoud Building: Block B 135
Information

Short CV

Tertiary training

Ph.D. (History) – University of the Free State, 2003.

Publications (Short List)

Title: The Relationship Between The State And Media During Times Of War Or Political Unrest: Can there really be a winner ?

Co-author with Prof. Leo Barnard of an article dealing with the media. The article was published in the accredited New Contree,no.48, November 2000.

Title: Oliver Tambo and the Ghost of Struggle Passed

Co-authored with Prof. Leo Barnard, the article was published in the accredited South African Journal for Contemporary History, vol. 26, no.2, December 2001.

Title: The Rubicon Speech of PW Botha of 15 August 1985: A bridge too far and a river too wide.

Co-authored with Prof. Leo Barnard, the article was published in the accredited Journal for Contemporary History, vol. 27, no. 1, April 2002.

Title: Committees, tyres and teenagers: “People’s Power” and “Alternative Structures” as part of the strategy of the ANC to render the country ungovernable during the 1980s.

Co-authored with Prof. Leo Barnard, the article was published in the accredited Journal for Contemporary History, vol. 28, no. 1, June 2003.

Title: See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak and Publish no Evil: The Relationship between PW Botha and the Pro-establishment Afrikaans Press during the 1980s

Co-authored with Prof. Leo Barnard, the article was published in the accredited Historia - the journal of the Historical Association of South Africa, vol. 49, no. 1, May 2004.

Title: Pornographers, Prudes and Politics: A history of the 1996 Film & Publication Act and the dawn of liberty published in the December 2004, vol. 29 (3), edition of the accredited Journal for Contemporary History.

Title: From Nipples And Nationalists To Full Frontal In The New South Africa: A Brief Introduction To The History Of Pornography And The Censorship Thereof In The Old And New South Africa.

The article was published in the November 2005 edition, vol. 31 (2), of the accredited journal Communicatio.

Title: The Struggle, Scapegoats and Botha’s Babylon: Reflections on the way hat the regime of PW Botha viewed the international anti-apartheid campaign. The article was published by the Free State University’s accredited Journal for Contemporary History, vol. 30, no. 3, December 2005.

The Battle Of Namoha, Qwa-Qwa (1950): An Oral History Perspective.

Authored by Prof Leo Barnard, Dr J-A Stemmet and Mr. Stephen Semela (the latter is a PhD candidate of the Department.) The article was published by the Free State University’s accredited Journal for Contemporary History, vol. 30, no. 3, December 2005.

Troops, townships and tribulations: Deployment of the South African Defence Force (SADF) in the township unrest of the 1980s. The article was published by the Free State University’s accredited Journal for Contemporary History, vol. 31, no. 2, September 2006.

Title: ‘Skimmespel van die waarsegsters’: Politieke sensuur in Suid-Afrika, c. 1980-1989. ‘n Historiese perspektief. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe – spesiale uitgawe. 49(1), Maart 2009. 

Books:

Co-authored with prof Leo Barnard: `n Lewe van sy eie: die biografie van Volksblad." Published by Tafelberg, 2004.

Area(s) of Interest

South African political history, c. 1970-2000 - The disintegration of apartheid and the interwoven reasons for it

Freedom of speech - Political and social freedom of speech

South African film industry - Specifically the legendary career of Jamie Uys

Courses Presented

 

GES114       Introduction to the twentieth-century history of South Africa and Africa

                   (with special reference to South Africa in the twentieth century)

GES124       Twentieth-century world history                                           

                   (with special reference to the history of the twentieth century)

GES324       How to make history                                                           

                   (with special reference to history sources and historiography)

GES602      Terreur en outokrasie in historiese perspektief/Terror and autocracy in historical perspective

GES691      Skripsie (40-50 bladsye teks)/Mini-thesis (40-50 pages text)

GES705      Aspekte van die geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika sedert ca 1980/Aspects of the history of South Africa since ca 1980


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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