ISSN 0259-0190 printed version
ISSN 2309-9585 online version



About the Journal

Founded at the University of the Western Cape in 1979 as 'A Journal of Cape History/Joernaal vir Kaapse Geskiedenis', Kronos has transformed over the last decade. In 2001 the UWC History Department took over editorship of the journal and employed a professional designer who still works on the journal. In 2006 the newly created Centre for Humanities Research at UWC joined in the production of the journal. In 2008 the journal was renamed to indicate its expanded regional focus to southern Africa as a whole, changing its title to Kronos: Southern African Histories. In 2009 the journal’s Editorial Board was expanded to eighteen members including scholars with expertise in the histories of Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana across the disciplines of history, anthropology and sociology. In June 2010 the Journal went Open Access on the Scielo platform and in 2011 became accessible on JSTOR. In 2012 a five-member Editorial Collective was appointed, comprising four editors and a review editor. The Journal will soon be accessible via EBSCO Host.

The journal’s areas of interest are Southern African history, visual history, social history, cultural history, history and anthropology.

The Journal publishes one volume per year and articles are published throughout the year as they are ready for publication.

Its abbreviated title is Kronos., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.


Indexing Sources

  • Current Abstracts
  • Ebscohost : TOC Premier & Historical Abstracts
  • Index to South African Periodicals
  • PubMed
  • America: History and Life



All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-ND).

The copyright is held by the author(s). Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

The Journal uses Turn–it–in to detect plagiarism.



The journal is self–funded.


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