Professor Philip Bonner

Chairman of the Board

Professor Phillip Bonner is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of the Witwatersrand and held the NRF Chair in Local Histories and Present Realities. He was the Chair of the History Workshop up to 2011 and on the editorial committee of the South African Democratic Education Trust. Professor Bonner was a historical consultant and executive producer to a six part documentary television series entitled Soweto: A History, was screened in Britain, Australia and South Africa. He was the co-curator of the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and entered a partnership between History Workshop and the Robben Island Museum.