Dr Marietjie Oelofse
Senior Lecturer
9B 134
IB 29
051 4012276
Flippie Groenewoud Building: Block B 134

Short CV

Full-time Senior Lecturer, Department of History

Tertiary training
B.A. (Ed.), 1990
B.A. Honours (History) cum laude, 1991
M.A. (History) cum laude, 1993
Title of dissertation: `n Kritiese evaluering van die politieke stryd in die kiesafdeling Fauresmith in die Algemene Verkiesing van 1989
Ph.D. (History), 2007
Title of thesis: Remembering the truth: An oral history perspective on the victim hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa, 1996-1998

Work experience
Tertiary education: 24 years


Supervisor for postgraduate students (completed)
Honours dissertation: 6
M.A. Thesis: 2
M.A. (Structured) dissertation: 3
Ph.D. Thesis: 2

Publications (Short List)

Available on request

Area(s) of Interest

Oral history - Researching the hidden voices, untold stories and veiled memories of ordinary people

Human rights violations, justice and truth - To understand how the international community deal with human rights violations, the search for truth and forms of justice that are implemented to deal with a violent past

Truth commissions - How truth commissions deal with a violent past, with specific focus on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)


Courses Presented

HIST 1514 / GES 114:
Introduction to the twentieth-century history of South Africa and Africa
(with special reference to Colonial Africa in the twentieth century)

HIST 2624 / GES 224:
Twentieth-century global clashes
(with special reference to the Cold War)

HIST 3728 / GES 324:
How to make history
(with special reference to interviewing and the writing of oral history)

HIST 6848:
Human rights violations, truth and justice in historical perspective

HIST 6808:

HIST 7916:
Research methodology and related matters

HISS 7900:

HISR 8900:
M.A. Research Dissertation

HIST 9100:
Ph.D. Thesis


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

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

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

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