Jeremy Silvester is currently a Lecturer in Namibian History at the University of Namibia, and has previously taught at the University of Keele, the University of the West of England and Bristol University. He completed a Ph.D. thesis on the history of land dispossession and labor recruitment in southern Namibia under South African colonialism in 1994 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
The peoples of Namibia have been on the move throughout history. The South Africans in 1915 took over from the Germans in trying to fit Namibia into a colonial landscape. This book is about the clashes and stresses which resulted from the first three decades of South African colonial rule. Namibia under South African Rule is a major contribution to Namibian historiography, exploring, in particular, many new themes in twentieth-century Namibian history.