Dr Lazlo Passemiers
Senior Lecturer
Department History
IB 29
Flippie Groenewoud Building: Block B

Short CV

Lazlo Passemiers received his Bachelor of Arts, Honours in History, and Masters in History from Stellenbosch University, and his PhD in Africa Studies from the University of the Free State. His research interests lie in the transnational histories of Southern Africa’s decolonisation. While South Africa remains at the centre of most of Lazlo’s research, its scope extends to neighbouring Anglophone and Lusophone Africa, as well as Francophone countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is particularly fascinated by the former support networks of Southern African liberation movements and the relations that existed between the region’s white minority governments and societies. In 2019, Lazlo published his first monograph titled Decolonisation and Regional Geopolitics: South Africa and the ‘Congo Crisis’, 1960-1965, which was shortlisted for the 2021 Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) Humanities Book Prize. He is currently researching the exile relations of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) and the Comité Revolucionário de Moçambique (COREMO). Lazlo is also working on a new research project provisionally titled “Uhuru Hoppers: Decolonisation and White Flight in Southern Africa, 1960-1994.”  Lazlo also serves as Associated Editor for the Southern Journal for Contemporary History.


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