Jaarverslae

2019 Annual Report

2019-12-03T08:45:17+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Jaarverslae|

I regret to say that this has not been a good first year for HiPSA. Our paid-up membership has continued the decline in numbers which began in the 2010s, notwithstanding several imaginative initiatives to arrest this fall. Today we have 607 fully paid-up members, 45 fewer than a year ago. Another 154 are in ‘suspended animation’, not having paid their subs for the last two years. In part this decrease is because a number of older members decided to [...]

2017 Annual Report

2019-12-01T10:52:46+00:00December 1st, 2019|Jaarverslae|

Whichever doctor said that when you reach the venerable age of 98, you should be taking things easy was clearly not thinking of the VRS, for the 98th year of our existence, which has just ended, has been a very active – almost hyperactive – year. Our administrators, Rolf Proske and Sandra Commerford, the six members of the Executive Committee, and all 16 members of the Council know from personal experience the extent of such hyperactivity. So I thank them [...]

2018 Annual Report

2019-12-01T10:51:12+00:00December 1st, 2019|Jaarverslae|

2018 was a year marked by culmination and transformation. CULMINATION because we reached our century, celebrating this in a number of memorable ways: by organizing a UCT Summer School course, ‘Witnesses to South African history’, convened by Elizabeth van Heyningen, which shop-windowed the contribution to the writing of South Africa’s history by our publications; by publishing two volumes in the year to bring the number of volumes produced under our imprint to 100 (or 106 if we include Jan [...]