Dr Nigel Penn

historyHighly recognised authority on Cape history, who has published The Forgotten Frontier – Colonists and Khoisan on the Cape’s Northern Frontier in the 18th Century; Rogues, Rebels and Runaways: 18th Century Cape Characters; The Khoisan and the Colonists at the Cape 1700 – 1800, and Robben Island: The Politics of Rock and Stone.

He is a popular public speaker and has acted as historical consultant for exhibitions on Robben Island and the Bushmen / San as well as for a film history of South Africa. He holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town where he is a professor in the Department of Historical Studies.


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