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Camalita Naicker



Camalita Naicker is a lecturer in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. She holds an MA in Political Studies from Rhodes University. Her research focuses on popular politics in contemporary histories of land and labour struggles in South Africa. She has written on the Marikana Massacre; #Feesmustfall and gender and ethnicity in the trade union movement.





Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Marikana: A Tale of Competing Ideologies. in Hamilton, Carolyn and Cowley, Lesley (eds) Babel Unbound. Wits University Press: Johannesburg. 2020.

Central in organising and marginalised in the narrative: Unpacking the role of women in community struggles. South African Labour Bulletin. July/August. 2018. 

“Broadening Conceptions of Democracy and Citizenship: The Subaltern Histories of   Rural Resistance in Mpondoland and Marikana” in Land Reform Revisited: Democracy, State Making and Agrarian Transformation in Post Apartheid South Africa. Ed. Femke Brandt and Grascian Mkodzongi. Brill Press: Leiden. 2018


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