External examiner for five masters and doctoral theses in three disciplines icon

External examiner for five masters and doctoral theses in three disciplines



  • Thirty-nine academic publications.

  • Thirty-six years lecturing experience at three universities.

  • External examiner for five masters and doctoral theses in three disciplines.

  • Peer reviewer for two scholarly journals.

  • Council member of a national political science association.

  • Convenor of a national political science conference.


1.1 NAME Keith Adrian GOTTSCHALK


36 Markham Rd

Claremont 7708

South Africa

Political Studies Department

University of the Western Cape

Private Bag X17

Bellville 7535

South Africa

email: kgottschalk@uwc.ac.za

mobile: +27 82 202 3304

office: +27 21 959 3228

1.3 BIRTH: 14 March 1946



B.A. Honours in Comparative African Government and Law.

Thesis: "Apartheid v. Economics - the Dynamics of Inequality", 126pp.

University of Cape Town (UCT),1970.

B.A. majoring in Comparative African Government and Law; and History.

(UCT) 1969.


Higher Education Leadership & Management Programme (HELM) for HoDs & HoS (2006).

Kewl NextGen on-line teaching software (2005).

Front page & Kewl (2002).

web authoring (2000).

Windows (1996).

E-mail (1995).

Word Perfect Beginners' Course (1992); all above at UWC.

Computer Introduction Courses (1983); this and below at UCT.

Teaching Methods Unit courses for lecturers (1981).



Peer reviewer for African Journal of Political Science.

The editor remarked of my report: “Thanks so much for this tremendous effort. This is awesome…I have never received this kind of comprehensive and exhaustive report from any of our assessors since 2004.” (2008).

Peer reviewer for Acta Academica (2006, 2007).

National Research Foundation. Reviewer (2002 – 2004).

Centre for Science Development, Human Sciences Research Council, referee on dissertation and other research proposals (1997 – 1999).

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Mayibuye Centre for History and Culture in South Africa, UWC (1993-1999).


M.A., University of Cape Town . English Department, Creative Writing Centre (2006).

POL 104j, UCT Political Studies Department (2005.).

M.A. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Political Studies. (2005).

M.A. Flinders University (Australia), Political Science Department (2005).

M.A. University of Cape Town, Historical Studies Department (2004).

Ph.D. Flinders University (Australia), Political Science Department (2004).

B.A. Honours. University of Durban-Westville, Political Science Department (1994).

B.A. Honours. Rhodes University, International Studies Unit, Honours (1980s).

POL 300s & Honours. University of Cape Town, Political Studies Department. (1980s)


USIA Exchange Fellow: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 1996.

Mellon University Fellowship, UWC, 1989.

Harry Oppenheimer Institute for African Studies, UCT, Research Grant, 1977.



Council member, South African Association of Political Studies (2005 - 2008)

Council member, Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (2005-2006)

Chair, Cape Centre, (2005 -2006)

Deputy Chair, Cape Centre (2004 -2005)


African Association of Political Science

Astronomical Association of Southern Africa

South African Association of Political Studies

listed in:

Foreign Affairs Register 1998, the Foundation for Global Dialogue



2006 -

Senior Lecturer. EMS Appointments Committee states “The candidate has a strong publications record and the committee was of the view that he has an outstanding reputation in the political arena / media and is widely consulted.” (EAC 05/10 special p.6, minutes 3 October 2005)

January 2004 - December 2006

Head of Department. It was virtually unprecedented for an academic who is neither a professor nor an associate professor to be appointed as HOD.

August 1984 – December 2005

Lecturer, University of the Western Cape, Political Studies Department.

January 1983 - December 1983

Junior Research Fellow, UCT Political Studies Department.

February 1978 - December 1982

Junior Lecturer (Leave Replacement), UCT Comparative African Government and Law Sub-Department.

September 1976 - October 1977

Temporary Lecturer (Leave Replacement), UNISA Development Administration and African Politics Department. Developed African Politics II curriculum; assisted supervisors of Honours and Masters students.

May 1972 - June 1976

Demonstrator [Tutor], UCT Comparative African Government and Law Sub-Department. Tutorials and essay marking for all undergraduate courses.


Student Assistant, UCT Jagger Library, Archives & Manuscripts Division. Processed and accessioned inter alia Alice Green and Thornton-White Collections.


Currrently, my lecturing at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is:

POL 102 part 1. Introduction to South African Politics.

POL 211 Selected Themes in South African Politics.

POL 213 Introduction to Comparative Areas Studies.

POL 322 Comparative Politics: African Union.

POL 708, & POL 803 Comparative Politics: Case Studies. selection from Algeria, Egypt, Namibia, Israel, Palestine.

EAT 121 (co-taught, one lecture on) Environmental politics & power .

EAT 211 (co-taught, one lecture on) Environmental reforms since democracy .

NASSP, M.Sc. (co-taught, two lectures on) Space Policy, Space & Society.

1984 - UWC: I introduced numerous topics to Political Science 100, 200, 300 and Honours, as relevant to the year concerned. These included concepts of the police state in POL 100; Namibia, Algeria and the Palestine-Israeli conflict in POL 200; Gramsci.

I also pioneered Science & Technology Policy studies in POL 300, and Space Policy in Honours. This was the first course at any African University on Space Policy.

1990 - I introduced the 1st formal tutor training workshops for the Department's tripled number of tutors. These continued to be improved by working with Narend Bajnath of the Academic Development Centre. (ADC)

During the 1980s I introduced tapes and political memorabilia from the rival political parties into lectures. From the late 1980s I worked with the Computer-Based Education of ADC to start computer-administered tests and on-line interactive tutorials. From 1991 it took immense labour to slowly convert these from the Plato to the Socrates software system. I used videotapes to stimulate POL 121 lectures. At my insistence, the Library purchased its first political wall maps and globe.

In 1996 I pioneered Political Studies as the first of the humanities or social science departments to make word-processing skills compulsory for all students and all written assignments. This involved fund-raising from the USA to hire computer student assistants, and to keep the EMS & Goldfields Computer labs open during evenings and on Saturdays. I negotiated the twinning of students from the POL 121 and POL 213 classes by two e-mail list serves with Sociology classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and with African History classes at the Curtis University of Technology in Perth, Australia.

1998. 1st Consultative Meeting of UWC Committee on Resource-Based Learning, Prof. Shirley Walters.

Positive reviews of my pioneering of Resource-based learning:

South African Institute for Distance Education. (SAIDE). 1997. Research Report. A overview of distance education and resource-based learning initiatives at the University of the Western Cape. Braamfontein. p.36:

"In one particularly innovative course, students from an undergraduate class at UWC were linked up via e-mail to students studying on another continent."

1977-83 UCT. Comparative African Government & Law I (a second year course): I revised the curricula to include the topics of liberal-revisionist debates, theories of imperialism & underdevelopment, role of Bantustans in political economy, population relocation & the pass system.

Comparative African Government & Law II (a third year course): I researched and developed a new North Africa option, Algeria & Egypt in the colonial & post-colonial epochs.

Comparative African Government & Law Honours: the South African state.

Lectured at second-year level theories of imperialism & underdevelopment; debate between liberal & revisionist schools; colonialism & resistance in Lusophone Africa.

Taught honours seminars on theories of the state.

1975-76 University of South Africa (UNISA):

African Politics II: methodology, modernization theories, comparative case studies of African states and ideologies.

African Development Administration I course, revision of extant teaching texts.

Taught at third-year level Algeria & Egypt; Namibia; and South African state strategies of domination over the region.


Four M.A. and M.Admin. theses, and ten B.A. Honours and B.Admin Honours mini-theses. Currently co-supervising one MA thesis.


These include:

Environmental Awareness & Training (EAT). 2006 -

I present a lecture to EAT 111 on power, politics, and environment under coplonialism & apartheid; in EAT 211 on democratic reforms in environmentalism since 1994.

Lexia Programme. 1998 -

This is a short;-stay programme for US students during their semester abroad. It offers a US-style inter-disciplinary course on “South African civilization” drawing on political studies, history, and anthropology-sociology.

UWC English Department, Humanities Module 8a: Representations of Africa. Modern Representations of the Congo. 2004.

Peninsula Technikon (today called Cape Peninsula University of Technology). Political Science

1,2, and 3 to Journalism Department. c. 2003, 2001.

UWC Sociology Honours seminar. 1982.

UCT Architecture Development Issues option. 1981-82.

University of the Witwatersrand, Sociology undergraduates, feminism & sexism. 1976.


A representative cross-section of these include, all at UCT:

Science Students' Council (1982)

Creative Writing Workshop (1982)

Centre for African Studies Colloquium (1982)

Education Department students (1981)

Law Students' Council (1980)

Urban & Regional Planning MA students (1978)


I presented scores of lectures through the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s to a variety of political, student, community and cultural organizations. Details available if required. Since 1998, I met visiting US multi-disciplinary parties of academics from the Council for International Educational Exchange, for International Faculty Development Seminars.

Jimmy Ellis, faculty leader of the IFDC, wrote:

"You indeed stole hearts & minds with your unique style and personal warmth and sincerity, and also with your poetry".

Michael Stohl, dean of International Programs, Perdue University, emailed:

"your lectures were the height of the academic program and I have recommended to CIEE that they give you even more time on the program."


My current research interests include the dynamics of current South African politics; the African Union; and space policy in South Africa, focusing on satellite applications.




Co-edited with Prof. C. Saunders. Africa Seminar Collected Papers. Vol.2/1981. University of Cape Town. Centre for African Studies, 1981. 234pp.

"Report on Native Labour Conditions in the Province of Mozambique, Portuguese East Africa, 1922", South African Labour Bulletin, 2,2, (1975): 14-27.


“African Union” ” in ed. anon. African Contemporary Record 2003-2004. Vol. XXIX. Teaneck, N.J., Holmes & Meier. in the press.

“South Africa” in ed. anon. African Contemporary Record 2003-2004. Vol. XXIX Teaneck, N.J., Holmes & Meier. in the press.

“IBSA in Space: Strategy for Global Cooperative Advantage” in Sharma, R. K.; Ramanujachari, V, et. al. (eds) Challenges in High Speed Transatmospheric Air & Space Transportation. Hyderabad, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram. Aeronautical Society of India & Astronautical Society of India. 2007. 573pp., pp.25 – 34.

“Continental Unification: Institutionalization of the Pan-African Vision” in

eds. Dennis Hickey and Mikhail Vishnevskiy: African Security: International and Regional Problems. Moscow, Institute for African Studies. 2006. pp.27 - 45.

Things Fall Together: The Founding of the African Union” in ed. anon. Africa Contemporary Record Vol. XXVIII. 2001-2002. Teaneck NJ, USA, Africana Publishing Company. 2006. A1 – 16.

“South Africa” in ed. anon. Africa Contemporary Record Vol. XXVIII. 2001-2002. Teaneck NJ, USA, Africana Publishing Company. 2006. B825 -849.

“South Africa” in ed. Colin Legum. Africa Contemporary Record Vol. XXVII 1999-2000. NY & London, Africana Publishing Company. 2003. B799 – 815.

Co-author with MAPHAI, Vincent. “South African Politics 1994-2003 Parties, Policies and the future of Democracy”, chapter in ed. David Everatt, The Real State of the Nation. Johannesburg, Interfund. 2003. pp.51 – 74.

Co-author with Colin Legum. “South Africa” in ed. Legum, C. Africa Contemporary Record Vol. XXVI 1997-98. NY & London, Africana Publishing Company. 2002. B697-745.

Co-author with LEGUM, C. “South Africa” in ed. LEGUM, C: Africa Contemporary Record. Vol. XXV (1994-96). New York & London, Africana Publishing Company, Volume XXV. 2001: B649 - 690.

Co-author with LEGUM, C. “South Africa” in ed. LEGUM, C: Africa Contemporary Record. Vol XXIV (1992-94) New York & London, Africana Publishing Company, Volume XXIV, 2000: B660 - 705.

Traditsionnye structuri v demokraticheskoi Yuzhnoi Afrike” [“Traditional Structures in democratic South Africa”] in: ed. ISMAGILOVA, R. Traditsionnye kulturi afrikanskih narodov: proshloe I nastoyaschee. [Traditional Cultures of African Peoples: Past and Present.] Moscow, Vostochnaya Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences,

2000, chapter VI, pp.57-73.

“The Rise and Fall of Apartheid’s Death Squads 1969 – 1993” in eds. Bruce B. Campbell & Arthur D. Brenner: Death Squads in Global Perspective: Murder with Deniability. New York, St. Martin’s Press. 2000: 229 - 259.

Co-author with LEGUM, C. "South Africa" in (ed) LEGUM, C. Africa Contemporary Record Vol XXIII (1990-92). New York and London, Africana Publishing Company, 1998: B633-696

Co-author with Maphai, V. "The Changing Dynamics of Policy Making in Government" in (ed) DE VILLIERS, B: State of the Nation 1997/8. Pretoria, HSRC. 1998: 107-137.

Co-author with LEGUM, C. "South Africa" in (eds) DORO, M. & LEGUM, C.: Africa Contemporary Record Vol XXII (1989-1990). New York & London, Africana, 1995: B581-640.

"The United Democratic Front, 1983-1991: rise, impact and consequences" in (eds) LIEBENBERG, I, LORTAN, F, NEL, B, & VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, G: The Long March: The Story of the Liberation Struggle in South Africa. Pretoria, HAUM-de Jager, 1994, chapter 18: 187-198.

(favourable review STREEK, B., in Democracy in Action. 8, 5 (August 1994):27 "Keith Gottschalk's assessment of the UDF is another contribution that is intriguing & useful.")

Co-author with LEGUM, C. "South Africa" in (eds) DORO, M, & LEGUM, C.: Africa Contemporary Record. Vol XXI (1988-89), New York & London, Africana, 1992: B645-727.

Co-author with editor LEGUM, C. "South Africa" in: Africa Contemporary Record. Vol XX (1987-88), New York & London, Africana, 1989: B670-673, 697, 702, 714-742, 747-750.

Co-author with editor, LEGUM, C. "South Africa" in: Africa Contemporary Record. Vol. XIX, (1986-87), New York & London, Africana, 1988: B744-746, 748-749, 800-817.

"The South African State in Namibia: from colonialism to counter-revolution", in (ed) WOOD, B: Namibia 1884-1984: Readings on Namibia's history and society. London, Namibia Support Committee & UN Institute for Namibia, 1988: 495-501.

(this chapter was favourably reviewed in VIGNE, R: "Whites in Front and Blacks to the Wall", Southern African Review of Books. (February/March 1989): 4.)

"State Strategy and the limits of Counter-Revolution" in MOSS, G. & OBERY, I: (eds) South African Review 4. Johannesburg, Ravan, 1987: 495-507.

(this chapter is favourably cited in PICARD, L. & KELLER, E: "South Africa - Patterns of Change and Continuity" in: South Africa in Southern Africa: Domestic Change and International Conflict. Boulder & London, Lynne Riennar, 1989:1, 9.)

"Restructuring the Colonial State: Pretoria's Strategy in Namibia" in: (eds) TÖTEMEYER, G., KANDETU, V, & WERNER, W: Namibia in Perspective. Windhoek, Council of Churches in Namibia, 1987: 27-35.


“The Roles of Africa’s Institutions in Ensuring Africa’s Active Participation in the Space Enterprise: The Case for an African Space Agency (ASA)”. African Skies / Cieux Africains, 12 (January 2008), pp.20-22.

“Democratic Transformation v. Vigilantism: A Case Study of the Rise and Fall of PAGAD 1996-2003”. Pretoria & Cape Town. Institute of Strategic studies. Occasional Paper 99. 2005.

Co-author with SCHMIDT, Siegmar. 2004. The African Union and the New Partnership for Africa´s Development – strong institutions for weak states? Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, (4) 2004. S. 138-158 reprinted in:

(ed.) Fred H. Lawson. 2009. Comparative Regionalism. Farnham, Surrey. Ashgate Publishing. part of the The Library of Essays in International Relations series.

"Astronomy, the Science Movement and Politics in the Future of South Africa", Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, 51, 7&8, (1992): 65-75.

"Interviews: ANC, PAC, BCMA, Cuban Embassy, Libyan People's Bureau, Palestinian Embassy, Bulgarian Embassy, ZANU-PF Minister of Political Affairs", Politique, 2,1, (1992): 18-26.

"Space Policy and South African Astronomy", Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, 49, 11&12, (1990): 174-177.

"Trade Union Politics - Africanism, Black Consciousness and Charterism", Industrial Relations Journal of South Africa, Vol.X, no.3, (1990): 25-29.

"Colonialism, Commonage and Proletarianization: a Re-analysis of

the Bondelzwarts Rebellion", in (ed) SPIEGAL, A.D.: Collected Papers Vol.5, University of Cape Town, Centre for African Studies, 1985 pub. 1989: 92-107.

(cited in NOYES, J: Colonial Space: Spaciality in the Discourse of German South West Africa 1884-1915, Chur, Switzerland, Harwood, 1992: 20, 303.)

"The Political Economy of Health Care: Colonial Namibia 1915-1961", Social Science and Medicine, 26,6, (1988): 577-582.

"South African Colonial Policy in Namibia" in (ed) ABRAHAMS, K: Seminar on Namibian History, Windhoek, Namibia Review Publications, 2, (1983): 78-96.

"South Africa in Namibia 1915-1980s", in (ed) SAUNDERS, C.C: Perspectives on Namibia Past and Present, University of Cape Town, Centre for African Studies, Occasional Papers no.4, 1983: 69-82.

"RSA: the Intelligence Community and the Information Department", Work in Progress, 7, (1979): 15-21.

"South African Labour Policy in South West Africa/Namibia 1915-75", South African Labour Bulletin, 4,2, (January 1978): 75-106.

"Van den Bergh, General Hendrik Johannes", International Who's Who, 1977/78, London, Europa Publications: 1781.

Co-author with SMALBERGER, J. "The Earliest-Known Strikes by Black Workers in South Africa", South African Labour Bulletin, 3, 7, (July 1977): 73-75.

"Industrialization, Jobs and Wages", South African Labour Bulletin, 3,5, (March 1977): 50-58.

(NOTE: At the time of these articles, S.A.L.B. articles had scholarly apparatus and were refereed)

"Race and Economics in South Africa", Ufahamu, 2,2, (1971): 6-21.

Reprinted in Sash, 15,1, (1971): 2-10.

^ 4.1.4 REVIEW ESSAYS of

LODGE, T & NASSON, B: "All, Here and Now: Black Politics in

South Africa in the 1980s",

MARX, A: Lessons of Struggle: South African Internal Opposition 1960-1990,

SEEKINGS, J: The UDF in Cape Town 1983-1986; Politikon, 20, 1 (1993, pub. 1994):152-158.

MARÉ, G. & HAMILTON, G: "An Appetite for Power: Buthelezi's Inkatha and the Politics of Loyal Resistance", Social Dynamics, 14, 2, (1988, pub. 1989): 82-87.

CRONIN, J: "Inside", Critical Arts, 3,2, (1984): 52-59.

(cited in: HORN, P: "A Radical Rethinking of the Art of Poetry in an Apartheid Society", Journal of Commonwealth Literature, XXIX, 1 (1993): 93-113, cited 106, as well as Out There Our Comrades Fight.)

(cited in: MACASKILL, B: “Inside out: Jeremy Cronin’s lyrical politics” in ATTRIDGE, D, and JOLLY, R. eds. Writing south Africa: Literature, apartheid and democracy, 1970-1995. Cambridge University Press,1998: 188, 202. )

titled "Towards a People's History" of CALLINICOS, L: "Gold and Workers 1886-1924", Social Dynamics, 7,2, (1981, pub.1983):


titled "The Transkei, Partitionism and Constitutional Restructuring", of STULTZ, N.M: "Transkei's Half-Loaf: Race Separatism in South Africa", Social Dynamics, 6,1, (1980): 60-63.

BENDER, G: "Angola under the Portuguese: the Myth and the Reality", Social Dynamics, 5,2, (1979): 74-80.

HUGO, P. (ed):"Quislings or Realists? A Documentary Study of 'Coloured' Politics in South Africa", Social Dynamics, 4, 2, (1978): 161-165.


KOZAIN Rustum:”This Carting Life”, African Book Publishing Record, vol. XXXIII, no. 2 (2007). Pp. 118-119

PROUT-JONES, Desmond. 2002. Cracking the Sky. A History of Rocket Science in South Africa. Pretoria. UNISA Press. ABPR, vol. XXX, 2 (2004) :130-131.

MUNUNGURI, Masumbuko. 1998. The Closeness of the God of our Ancestors: An African Approach to the Incarnation. Nairobi, Paulines Publications Africa.

ABPR, vol. XXVI, 2 (2000):121-122.

JACOBS, Rayda. 1998. The Slave Book: A Novel.

Cape Town, Kwela Books. ABPR, vol. XXVI, 2 (2000): 117-118.

JACOBS, Rayda. 1998. The Slave Book: A Novel.

Cape Town, Kwela Books. ABPR, vol. XXVI, 2 (2000): 117-118.

TSUMA, Orren. 1998. Science Education in the African Context.

Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, ABPR, vol. XXVI, 2 (2000):115-116.

OJO, Onukaba. 1997. Olesugun Obasanjo: In the Eyes of Time.

Lagos: African Legacy Press. African Book Publishing Record, vol. XXVI, 2 (2000):114.

MANN, C. & SKEEN, J. “The Horn of Plenty”, ABPR, 24, 4 (1998): 281-2

FERGUSON, G. "Light Verse at the End of the Tunnel: Poems, Prose and Drawings", ABPR, (1997): 231

JACOBS, R. "Eyes of the Sky", ABPR, (1997): 231-232

WARNER, B. "Dinosaurs' End: Scientific Poems", ABPR, (1997): 237

KOTZ, H. & GREYLING, A. "Political Organisations in South Africa A-Z", ABPR, 22, 4 (1996): 262

BAGACHWA, M.S.D. & MBELLE, A.V.Y. (eds) "Economic Policy under a Multiparty System in Tanzania", ^ African Book Publishing Record, 22, 3, (1996): 187

MAPHAI, V. (ed). "South Africa: the Challenge of Change", ABPR, 22, 3, (1996): 197

MOTSADI, S: "Earthstopper - the Sea is very Shallow", Carapace, 1, 5 (1996): 25.

STALS, E.L.P: (ed) "The Commissions of W.C. Palgrave. Special Emissary to South West Africa", Kronos, 19, (1992):203-205.

BLUMENFELD, J: "Economic Interdependence in Southern Africa - from Conflict to Cooperation?", Politikon, 19, 3, (1992): 159-162.

QABULA, A: "A Working Life, Cruel beyond Belief", Akal, 1,3, (1989): 31.

ALBEDAS, M. & FISCHER, A: "A Question of Survival: Conversations with Key South Africans", Politikon, 14,2, (1987, pub. 1988): 83-85.

GASTROW, S: "Who's Who in South African Politics", 1st edition, Social Dynamics, 12,1, (1986): 95-97.

_________: ibid., 2nd edition, Social Dynamics, 14,2, (1988, pub. 1989): 87-88.

BARNES, B: "T.S. Kuhn and Social Science", Social Dynamics, 11,2, (1985, pub. 1986): 83-85.

ROTBERG, R.I: "Namibia: Political and Economic Prospects", South African Outlook, 114, 1352, (1984): 27-28.

GEORGE, V. & MANNING, N: "Socialism, Social Welfare and the Soviet Union", Social Dynamics, 7,1, (1981, pub. 1982): 79-81.

WEBB,C. de B. & WRIGHT, J.B. (eds): "The James Stuart Archive", Vols. I & II, Social Dynamics, 6,2, (1980): 83-84.

DEANE, D.S: "Black South Africans - a Who's Who", Speak, 1,5, (1978): 65.

VAN WYK SMITH, M; "Drummer Hodge: the Poetry of the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902", Speak, 1,4, (1978): 45-47.

SANDBROOK, R: "Proletarians and African Capitalism: the Kenyan Case", Africanus, 6,2, (1976): 41-42.

COHEN, W.B: "Rulers of Empire: the French Colonial Service in Africa", African Studies, 34,3, (1975): 212-214.

RANDALL, P. & KLEINSCHMIDT, H: "A People Company: Report of an Investigation into STC (SA) Ltd.", South African Outlook, 104, 1234, (1974): 47-48.

5.1.6 NOTES

GOTTSCHALK, K. & LIEBOWITZ, B. 1995. The Debate on a Marking Policy on Language Competency. AD Issues, 3,1. pp18-19.


Legalizing shebeens, reducing alcoholism. 2006.

Overview of the SADC countries. 2005.

Overview: post-2004 election politics. 2004.

Western Cape Politics 2004-2009. 2003.

Reconstruction: The Science and Technology System. 1994. 26pp.


“IBSA in Space: Strategy for Global Cooperative Advantage”, International Conference on High Speed Transatmospheric Air & Space Transportation, Hyderabad, 29-30 June 2007.

“Is the Education Department creating a disincentive for academic book publishing?” Cape Town Book Fair, panel discussion. 16 June 2007.

“African Union: Assessing the first five years. 11th Conference of Africanists. Moscow. 2005.

Chair of Panel session 2.3 on Parliamentary Democracy in Africa. 6 September, at Biennial Conference of the South African Association of Political Studies 5 – 8 September 2006.

“The Pan-African-Parliament and its context: some preliminary reflections.”

Biennial conference of the South African Association of Political Studies, UWC. 6 September 2006.

“Institutionalizing the Vision of Pan-African Unity”. African Association of Political Science, 15th Biennial Conference, Cairo. September 2005.

“Things Fall Together: the founding of the AU”. 10th Conference of Africanists. Moscow. 2005.

“China’s contributions ancient, medieval & modern to maths, engineering, astronomy and rocketry.” Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (Cape Centre). 2 March 2005.

“South Africa & Germany: Commonalities & interests in the twenty-first century”. German-South African Relations in the 21st Century. Conference of DAAD, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, UWC School of Government. 21 October 2004.

“Democratic Transformation versus Vigilantism: a Case Study of the Rise and Fall of PAGAD 1996-2003”.International Political Science Association, 19th World Congress, Durban, Panel MT10-319. 3 July 2003.

“Vigilantism versus the State: a Case study on the Rise & Fall of PAGAD 1996-2003.” African Association of Political Science, 14th Biennial Conference Durban, Panel 37). 28 June 2003.

“Political Development in Africa.” Frontline Africa Seminar.1 March 1999.

"Islamic Mobilizations in the Western Cape 1987-1997", Institute for the Study of Civilizations, Conference on Identity Crisis in Post-Soviet Eurasian Space, October 1997.

"Science politics 1990-97: the ANC, COSATU and Apartheid's Science & Technology Establishment", Seventh All-Russia Conference of Africanists, October 1997.

"Literature Politics, COSAW and Praise Poets in the Western Cape 1987-1997: a Preliminary Exploration", Seventh All-Russia Conference of Africanists, October 1997.

"Two problems in the Transition to Democracy: Clientelism & Ethnic Mobilization in the Western Cape, South Africa", Seventh All-Russia Conference of Africanists, October 1997.

Co-author with MAPHAI, V. T. "From Resistance to Ruling: the Changing Dynamics of Policy-Making in Government", South African Political Science Association Colloquium, October 1996.

"Ready to Govern? The ANC's First year in Office", South African Political Science Association Conference, September 1995.

"Problems of the Transition to Democracy". South African Political Science Association Colloquium, October 1994.

"Democracy or Diarchy? Political Dynamics and Problems of Transition", South African Political Science Association Conference, October 1993.

"Making South Africa's Science & Technology Policy: A Preliminary Exploration", South African Political Science Association Colloquium, Rustenberg, 1992.

"Towards an Appropriate Space Policy for a Democratic South Africa", Political Science Association of South Africa, Biennial Conference, Rustenberg, 1991.

"The Rivalry between COSATU and Inkatha's UWUSA", Institute of Personnel Management, Conference on Key Industrial Relations Issues, Johannesburg, 1986.

"Culture under Imperialism: Power, Ideology and Language in a South African Colony", Conference on Colonial Literature in German South-West Africa, UCT, 1984.

(cited in HAARHOF, D: The Wild South-West: Frontier Myths and Metaphors in Literature set in Namibia 1760-1988, Johannesburg, Witwatersrand University Press, 1991: 119.)

"Discrimination against Women in South Africa", Cape Town Womens' Movement, 1975.

"South Africa: the Dynamics of Inequality", UCT African Studies Seminar, 1974.

"South African Imperialism", Symposium on Imperialism, UCT, 1973.


“Will democratic institutions be damaged in the succession struggle?” Goedgedacht Forum for Social Reflections., Panel discussion. 15 September 2007.

South African International Aerospace Symposium, Tshwane. 19 – 20 April 2007.

BUWA: African Languages and Literatures into the 21st Century. An African Renaissance Initiative of the Native Club. Session chair for Panel 4: Language & the Legitimation of Ideas. Johannesburg .16 September 2003.

Workshop: Government of National Unity, Constitutional Development Service. University of Stellenbosch Seminar Centre, 26 October 1994.


"Socialisms in Africa", chapter 4 in: Ideologies in Africa. African Politics II, Study Guide II. UNISA Department of Development Administration and African Politics, 1980. pp.69-91.

Introduction: Problems of Research, African Politics II, Study Guide III. UNISA Department of Development Administration and African Politics, 1977, 86pp.

Co-author with HUGO, P. Alternative African Policy Directions in Southern Africa, African Development Administration I, Study Guide III. UNISA Department of Development Administration and African Politics, 1977.

I am the sole author for the chapter "The Black Response" and edited and revised the remaining chapters. 73pp.


I have written numerous features for the commercial media, community and student publications. I am asked for over thirty sound-bites per year by international, national, and local TV and radio journalists. A representative cross-section of my media writing includes:

Guest editorial in Noseweek, issue 102,April 2008. p.7

“Rasool’s voice of Muslim moderation”. South African Jewish Report. 24 September – 1 October 2004. p.10

"YuAR. Pod maskoi borby s narkodeltsami". [Under the Disguise of the Struggle against Narco-dealers] Aziya i Afrika Segodnya [Asia and Africa Today], no 11 (544), 2002, pp.45-48.

“A Nuclear Race in South Asia? Political Fireworks: India & Pakistan.” Global Dialogue, 3,2 (July): 11-12. 1998.

Interview on SATV, Patricia de Lille test case, 8 May 1998.

Interview on Radio 786, 100.4 fm 07h35 5 May 1998 on Hamas Shaikh Yassin's visit to SA.

guest poet on "Wordsongs", Fine Music Radio, 101,3mc 13h00 Sunday 7 April 1996.


panellist on science & technology education, "All Things Considered" SAFM Sunday 17 Dec 1995.

panellist on science & technology policy, Radio 786, Sunday 26 November 1995.

Science & Technology Education Conference report, Mayibuye, 4,8, (October 1993):37-38.

"Armscor in a democratic South Africa", Mayibuye, 4,3 (April 1993):39.

Panellist on Spectrum show on Radio BOP, topic CODESA. 18 May 1992.

Occasional contributor to Sash during 1980s.

Editor, Civil Rights League Newsletter, 1985

"Placing science under the microscope", SPEAKING OUT column, South, 20-24 February 1993:6

"The costs [of PR] will far outweigh the advantages", South, 21-27 November 1991.

"Towards a new South African constitution", UWC News, October 1989.

“A Foretaste of 1989", South, 20 December 1988-10 January 1989.

"Wat kan ons van die Parliament verwag?", Rapport Ekstra, 31 May 1987.

"Democracy demands a Strong Opposition - in and out of Parliament", Sunday Tribune, 4 January 1987.

"Solitary Confinement and my Fight to Cling to Sanity", Sunday Tribune, date not recorded.

"What's New? We've Had it for 20 Years", Sunday Tribune, 28 July 1985.

"The Case against God", Sunday Tribune, 16 December 1984.

"The Savimbi Factor", Sunday Tribune, 1 April 1984.

"Apartheid: the Enemy of Detente", Sunday Tribune, 15 January 1984.

"Shades of Namibia", Sunday Tribune, 6 November 1983.

"We Should all Vote 'No' on this Giant Regressive Step", Sunday Tribune, 28 August 1983.

"On the First Rung of the Escalation Ladder", Sunday Tribune, 29 May 1983.

"Too Many Laws, too little Justice", Varsity, 16 August 1972.

"Trial by Ordeal: State v. Mandela Family", Varsity, 28 July 1971.

"Z: Right-Wing Vigilantism", Varsity, 7 April 1971.

"On the Future of South Africa", Radical 70, 1970: 3-23.

"Is Zionism Racialist?", Radical, 1970: 28-37.

"The Secret History of South Africa", "The Conquest" and

"The Struggle", 3 parts, Varsity, 26 August, 2 & 16 September 1970.

"Leopold Sadar Senghor", Varsity, 20 May 1970.

"The War against Universities: Apartheid v. Academic Freedom" &

"The War against Students: NUSAS - Moderate but Still Attacked",

Varsity, 16 April 1969.

"Christian National Education in the Vorster Era", Radical, 1968: 5-10.

"One Year since they Banned Ian Robertson", Varsity, 10 May 1967.

"Rocket Race Spreads to Africa and Asia", Rand Daily Mail, 25 November 1964.


Joy of Flying & other poems on Astronomy, spaceflight, love & politics, Cape Town, South African Museum Summer School, 1997.

Emergency Poems. Bellville, Mayibuye Centre, 1992, ISBN 0 620 16932 X, 131pp.

Favourable reviews, Evelyn Holzhausen in UWC Perspectives, 1,2 (1992): 34-35; Steve Kromberg in Review/Books Supplement to the Weekly Mail, 29 January - 4 February 1993: 6; Peter Strauss in South African Literary Review 2, (November-December 1992): 17-18; Frank Wilderson in New Coin, 29,1 (1993):71-73.; see also HORN, P. “Travelling Theory in Trouble”, Pretexts, 10, 1. (2001): “their tight control & their strategy of irony” (134) “The way in which Keith Gottschalk or Mzakhe could resort to these indigenous poetics shows their continued existence & meaning for large portions of the population.” (135)

In addition to my poetry collections, I have published over 150 poems (with 54 reprints) in Agenda, Akzente (GFR), ASSA Cape Centre Monthly Newsletter, Assent, The Bloody Horse, Breakthru^ (UK), [UWC] Bulletin, Cape Times, Contrast, Geneve-Afrique (Fr), Graffier, Imago, Isivivane (GDR), Journal of African Marxism (UK), The Minnesota Review USA), New Coin, New Contrast, Ophir, PACSA Newsletter, The Planetary Report (USA), Pulse, Radical, Realities, Saamstaan, Sash, Sjambok, Staffrider, Transition (Uganda), Tri-Quarterly (USA), Umgqala, Upfront, Upstream, UWC News, Varsity, and WECTU Newsletter.

My poems have been anthologised in: Arnold (GDR, 1983); Chapman (1986); Coetzee & Willemse (1989); Finn & Gray (1992); Horn (FRG, 1980); Malan (1993) Oliphant (1992); Oliphant & Vladislavic (1988); Parenzee (2000); Reid Skinner (1989); Saunders (1983); Schmit (GDR, 1984); Stinus (Denmark, 1988); and Van Wyk, Coenradie & Constandaras (1989).

I have also given over 140 public performances of my poems. The poem “first night” is also displayed on a ceramic tile on the “Writer’s Floor” of the Memorial Hall, District Six Museum.

Critical discussion of two of my poems are in HORN, P. Reading my Writing. 1994. Essays on Literary Politics in South Africa. Amsterdam & Atlanta, Rodop. pp.61-62, 73.

See also Horn’s “Introduction. Keith Gottschalk’s contribution to the culture of the people: The ‘wit’ of popular poetry and the ‘conceit’ of the ‘learned’ poet” in Emergency Poems, pp.1-11.

Satirical writings include "2073: A Black Odyssey", Varsity, 16 May 1973; "Now Blues can Vote", South, 16-21 July 1987.

I gave the Cape Town planetarium's first multi-media poetry show, Monday 3 February



Vice-President, U.W.C. Convocation 2008-2011.

Convenor and organizer of Biennial Conference of the South African Association of Political Studies, 5 – 8 September 2006, UWC.

Conference chair of 2005 English Academy conference in association with SAWA / AUETSA / SAVAL / SAACLALS 10-13 July 2005, UCT.

Head of Department, January 2004 – December 2006.

Acting Head of Department, September 2002, September 1988.

Senate, representing non-professors 1999-2001.

UWC - 1st Consultative Meeting of UMILL

  • Resource-Based Education 1999

EMS Task Group "What a normal teaching load should be" - 1998

UWC Web Policy Sub-Committee, 1996

Computer-Supported Education Users' Advisory Committee 1996 -1998

UWC Web Committee, 1996

UWC Working Group on White paper on Science & Technology Policy, 1996.

UWC Financial Task Group, Broad Transformation Forum, 1995.

Executive, UWC Academic Staff Association, 1995-1997; 1999-2000.

Senate Safety, Health & Environmental Committee, 1998 – c.2000.

Senate Publishing Committee, 1997 – 1998.

Senate Library Committee, 1988 – 1992; 2000- 2006.

I also serve on the usual departmental and faculty committees, and as sometime chair of the EMS Faculty Library Committee.

Board of Control, Institute for Social Development, 1995-1996.

Committee member, Centre for Research in Africa, UWC, 1984; Chair, 1985.

Convenor, Africa Seminar of C.A.S., UCT, 1978-82. I organized and chaired 57 seminars, and continued to serve on the Africa Seminar Sub-Committee until 1985.

Member, Board of Centre for African Studies from its inauguration, UCT, 1977-1984.

Member, Ad Hoc Temporary Staff Committee on conditions of service, UCT, 1981.

Comparative African Government and Law 1. Course Convenor, UCT, 1979.


Chair, Astronomical Centre of Southern Africa (Cape Centre) 2005-2006, and member of ASSA National Council.

Deputy Chair ASSA (Cape Centre) 2004-2005.

Committee member, ASSA (Cape Centre) 2003-2004.

Vice-Chair, South African Writers’ Association, & Chair of its Western Cape Provincial branch, 2003-2005.

ANC Claremont BEC, editor newsletter, 1995-96.

African National Congress (ANC) Science & Technology Policy Group, Western Cape, chair, 1993-96.

Western Cape Action Group (WESTAG), ad hoc Writers task group, 1995.

National Arts Coalition, Western Cape executive committee. 1994.

Committee member, Western Cape, Congress of South African Writers,1987-91;

committee member National Executive Committee 1988-89;

Western Cape Secretary, 1990-91.

Chair of Civil Rights League, 1984-88.

Vice-Chair, C.R.L., 1983.

National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) Honorary Vice-President, 1984, 1985.

Voice of America (VOA) Listeners' Club, 1962-63

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