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Title:Schools, Sport and Britishness: Young White Natal, 1902-1961
Author:Thompson, Paul S.
Periodical:South African Historical Journal
Geographic terms:Natal
South Africa
Great Britain
History and Exploration
Education and Oral Traditions
Ethnic and Race Relations
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02582470108671409
Abstract:This article elucidates the formal education of white youth in the British colony and later South African province of Natal from the end of the South African War in 1902 to the establishment of the Republic of South Africa in 1961. It focuses on one aspect of the Britishness of the 'Natal English': the British character of education in Natal and its adaptation to changing circumstances during the period. First, the British tradition itself is described, and then its relationship with Afrikanerdom. The great importance of organized sport in schools is considered next. The pupil population burgeoned, creating new pressures in the schools, while outside them, new social forces, from home and abroad, also tested the traditional order. The crisis brought on by World War II - the war had deleterious effects and laid bare weaknesses in education that had been glossed over in the expansion of the 1930s - and in the years after the war is the subject of the last section. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]