Personal Details: Nieftagodien, Noor

Noor Nieftagodien

Co-director (since September 2022)
Member PHW Executive Board

Noor Nieftagodien, PhD, is a Professor of History, the South African Research Chair in Local Histories and the Head of the History Workshop at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is the co-author, with Phil Bonner, of books on township histories (Alexandra – A History and Kathorus - A History) and urban history (Ekurhuleni – The Making of an Urban Region). He has also published books on student politics (The Soweto Uprising and Students Must Rise) and co-edited books on liberation movements (One Hundred Years of the ANC – Debating Liberation Histories Today and the forthcoming Labour Struggles in Southern Africa, 1919-1949: New Perspective on the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union). His current Public History projects are on the Congress of South African Students and the South African Council on Sport, respectively the leading high school student and sports movement in the struggle against apartheid. The History Workshop is also a partner in various community history and archives projects, which focus on co-producing histories (collecting of life history interviews, exhibitions, websites and publications) and archives.

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