Professorial chair South African Literature


To promote the knowledge of South African literature, languages and history in the Netherlands, a special professorial chair was established in 1933. This was discontinued in the eighties due to political pressure. The formerly SAI reinstated the chair at the University of Amsterdam in 2001.

Dr. Ena Jansen has since then been the professor of South African literature until 2016.
In 2017 dr. Margriet van der Waal will be installed as professor at this chair.

South Africa House    Keizersgracht 141-C    1015 CK Amsterdam    The Netherlands    tel: +31-20-6249318    fax: +31-20-6382596