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William Freund

University of KwaZulu-Natal

William Freund was professor emeritus of economic history at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His research interests included African urban history and political economy, the developmental state, and African and South African political economy and economic history. He was the author of a number of books including, The African Worker (Cambridge University Press, 1988), Insiders and Outsiders: The Indian Working Class of Durban, 1910-1990 (Beeline Books, 1995), and The African City: A History (Cambridge University Press, 2007), as well as the co-editor of The (D)urban Vortex: South African City in Transition (University of Natal Press, 2002).

Freund’s videos are used in this Choices Program curriculum unit:
Freedom in Our Lifetime: South Africa’s Struggle

We mourn the death of William Freund in August 2020.
He was our colleague and friend.

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