Professor Paul Maylam is Head of the Department of History at Rhodes University. He was conferred with the title of Distinguished Professor in 2012 at the University. For some years now, he has worked in the field of South African urban history with a focus in apartheid. Previously, he has co-edited a book on the history of Durban and written a number of seminal articles on urban segregation in South Africa. His recent work includes a book tracing the history and historiography of racism, segregation and apartheid in South Africa.