Academics push South Africa to open apartheid-era archives

Thursday 24 August 2017

Professor Philip Murphy, director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), is quoted in a Times Higher Education (THE) article about an academic campaign to force South Africa to open its apartheid-era archives to researchers. Having access to these documents, said Professor Murphy, could allow scholars to ‘see how far the historical record bears out’ the public statements of politicians and throw light on the biggest question of all: ‘What brought the regime to its knees?’