ISSN 2223-0386 printed version
ISSN 2309-9003 online version



Basic Information

Yesterday&Today is a national accredited and open–access journal for research in especially the fields of history teaching and where research related findings are applied to improve the teaching of History. With the North–West University as custodian, this Journal is edited and published under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, the Vaal Triangle Faculty of the North–West University in South Africa in conjunction with The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT).

The objective of the journal is to publish research in the fields of history teaching as well as research–related findings to improve the teaching of History.

The area of interest is the teaching of South African and African history, although research regarding international trends and debates in the field of history teaching are also accommodated.

The journal was started to encourage the development of history as a school subject and aims to involve historians, methodologists, educationists, history teachers and learners. The title was originally Historia Junior (South Africa) (1956–1980). As from 1981 the journal was known as Gister en Vandag: Tydskrif vir Geskiedenisonderrig. In 2006 the Journal changed its name to Yesterday&Today. Articles are published in English.

The journal is published biannually in July and December.

The abbreviated key title is Yesterday Today.

The websites of the Journal are: ( follow the “publications link”), and website.


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The publication receives financial support from the South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) and the North–West University, South Africa.


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The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT)
Yesterday&Today, School of Human and Social Sciences for Education, North–West University,
Potchefstroom, North West Province, ZA, 2530,
Tel: +27 18 2994728, Mobile: +27 83 650 9566