The third edition of Chris Saunders's Historical Dictionary of South Africa has been published.
The first edition was published in 1983, dedicated to 'the hope that within the near future Apartheid will be merely a subject for historians to study'. The second edition appeared in 2000. The new, third edition, co-authored with Peter Limb (a specialist on the early history of the ANC and a leading bibliographer) takes the South African story to the arrival of Covid-19 in 2020. Its almost 600 pages include a chronology, introduction, and extensive bibliography. The more than 600 cross-referenced entries concern important personalities, from Abdurahman to Zuma, and aspects of the country's politics, society, economy, and foreign relations.