Mawby, A. A.

About the author: Arthur Mawby was born in South Africa and has degrees from the Universities of Pretoria, Witwatersrand and Cambridge.

Gold Mining and Politics - Johannesburg 1900-1907 the Origins of the Old South Africa? Vol. 1
2000 0-7734-7521-4
The Anglo-Boer War and the subsequent Reconstruction of the Transvaal by the British Crown Colony Government have long been recognized as a major watershed in South African history. This study examines the Reconstruction by focusing on two groups which were at its heart – the Rand British industrial population, and the mining financiers who were so influential amongst them. The former group has never been thoroughly studied, and depictions of the latter have usually been unduly picturesque or narrowly materialistic. This study examines the intimate relationship, both collaborative and combative, between the two groups, and on industrial and other material issues which underpinned the groups’ existence. With illustrations.

Gold Mining and Politics - Johannesburg 1900-1907 the Origins of the Old South Africa? Vol. 2
2000 0-7734-7523-0
The Anglo-Boer War and the subsequent Reconstruction of the Transvaal by the British Crown Colony Government have long been recognized as a major watershed in South African history. This study examines the Reconstruction by focusing on two groups which were at its heart – the Rand British industrial population, and the mining financiers who were so influential amongst them. The former group has never been thoroughly studied, and depictions of the latter have usually been unduly picturesque or narrowly materialistic. This study examines the intimate relationship, both collaborative and combative, between the two groups, and on industrial and other material issues which underpinned the groups’ existence. With illustrations.