Read an excerpt from Charles van Onselen’s The Cowboy Capitalist


The South African historian and writer Charles van Onselen has walked down history lane. He reached the days of the Jameson Raid, a pivotal event in the history of Southern Africa. Charles has focussed on the American John Hayes Hammond, a man with a close relationship with Cecil Rhodes and Jameson. He brought with him … Continue reading Read an excerpt from Charles van Onselen’s The Cowboy Capitalist

Changing History: Jan-Jan Joubert talks to Charles van Onselen


The South African historian, sociologist and writer Charles van Onselen takes us back to the year 1896. In this year the Jameson Raid took place, a raid in which British people tried to overthrow the government of the Boer leader Paul Kruger. The attempt turned out to be a failure. Van Onselen gives a new … Continue reading Changing History: Jan-Jan Joubert talks to Charles van Onselen