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Lindie Koorts’s research interests range from twentieth-century Afrikaner nationalism and biography to the history of networks and the nineteenth-century Witwatersrand. She has published a biography of DF Malann, the first post-1994 biography of an apartheid premier, which also traces various dimensions of the rise of Afrikaner nationalism in the first half of the twentieth century.

She is currently investigating networks as a means of exerting influence, be it political or economic, by researching the formal and informal relationships between the Randlords and Paul Kruger’s ZAR. These networks range from kinship and social relations, to business partnerships and political alliances. It also has a transnational dimension, as the networks in question drew on relations that stretched across Southern Africa, the United Kingdom, and Europe, which situates the Transvaal in the broader context of nineteenth-century globalisation.

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