ISSN 2223-0386 printed version
ISSN 2309-9003 online version



Basic information

Yesterday and Today is a national journal for research in especially the fields of history teaching and research related findings to improve the teaching of History. With the North–West University as custodian this Journal is edited and published under the auspices of the School of Basic Science, Vaal Triangle Faculty of North–West University in South Africa in conjunction with The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT).

The objective of the journal is to publish research in the fields of history teaching as well as research–related findings to improve the teaching of history.

The area of interest is the teaching of South African history, although research regarding international trends and debates are occassionally accommodated.

The journal was started to encourage the development of history as a school subject and focuses on involving historians, methodologists, educationists, history teachers and learners. The title was originally Historia Junior (South Africa) (1956–1980). As from 1981 the journal was known as Gister en Vandag: Tydskrif vir Geskiedenisonderrig. In 2006 the Journal changed its name to Yesterday and Today. Articles are published in English. Abstracts can be in any of the 11 official languages of South Africa.

The journal is published twice a year – in July and January the following year. The website of the Journal is

Its abbreviated title is Yesterday today, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.



Copyright on all material in Yesterday and Today rests within the Editorial Advisory Committee of Yesterday&Today.

Educational and fair–use copying of the Yesterday and Today, for research and not for profit, is permitted.



The publication receives financial support from the South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) and the North–West University, South Africa.


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