Joyini Inkomo: Cattle Advances and the Origins of Migrancy from Pondoland, Journal of Southern African Studies, 5, 2 (1979), 199-219.
European Traders and the Mpondo Paramountcy, 1878-1886, Journal of African History, 20 (1979), 471-486.
Production and the Material Basis of Chieftaincy: Pondoland 1830-1880 in S. Marks and A. Atmore (eds.), Economy and Society in Pre-Industrial South Africa (Longman, London, 1980), 120-147.
Labour Migrancy and Rural Production: Pondoland c. 1900-1950 in P. Mayer (ed.), Black Villagers in an Industrial Society (Oxford University Press, Cape Town, 1980).
With Colin Bundy, `State Intervention and Rural Resistance: the Transkei 1900-1965 in M. Klein (ed.), Peasants in Africa (Sage, Beverly Hills, 1980), 271-315.
Conflict in Qumbu: Rural Consciousness, Ethnicity and Violence in the Colonial Transkei, Journal of Southern African Studies, 8, 1 (1981), 94-122.
Soil Erosion, Conservationism and Ideas about Development: a Southern African Exploration, 1900-1960, Journal of Southern Africa Studies, 11, 1 (1984), 52-83.
Agricultural Planning and the Late Colonial Technical Imagination: the Lower Shire Valley in Malawi, 1940-1960 in J.McCracken (ed.), Malawi: an Alternative Pattern of Development (Centre for African Studies, University of Edinburgh, 1985), 93-148.
Chieftaincy and the Articulation of Modes of Production in South Africa, 1900-1950, Canadian Journal of African Studies, 19 (1985), 91-98.
Introduction (with Peter Delius) and Settler Accumulation in East Griqualand from the Demise of the Griqua to the Natives Land Act in Beinart, Delius and Trapido (eds.), Putting a Plough to the Ground (1986), 1-55 and 259-310.
Women in Rural Politics: Herschel District in the 1920s and 1930s in B. Bozzoli (ed.), Class, Community and Conflict: South African Perspectives (Ravan Press, Johannesburg, 1987), 324-357.
Ethnic Particularism, Worker Consciousness and Nationalism: the Experience of a South African Migrant, 1930-1960 in S. Marks and S. Trapido (eds.), The Politics of Race, Class and Nationalism in Twentieth Century South Africa (Longman, London, 1987), 286-309.
Agrarian Historiography and Agrarian Reconstruction in J. Lonsdale (ed.), South Africa in Question (James Currey, London, 1988), 134-153.
Introduction: the Politics of Colonial Conservation, Journal of Southern African Studies, 15, 2 (1989), 143-162.
W.M. Macmillans Analysis of Agrarian Change and African Rural Communities in H. Macmillan and S. Marks (eds.), Africa and Empire: W.M. Macmillan, Historian and Social Critic (Temple Smith, London, 1989), 168-191.
Transkeian Migrant Workers and Youth Labour on the Natal Sugar Estates 19181948, The Journal of African History, 32, 1 (1991), 41-63; and in Alan H. Jeeves and Jonathan Crush (eds), White farms, Black labor : the state and agrarian change in Southern Africa, 1910-50 (Portsmouth, NH, Heinemann ; Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, University of Natal Press ; Oxford, James Currey, 1997), 147-171.
Review Article: Empire, Hunting and Ecological Change in Southern and Central Africa, Past and Present, 128 (1990), 162-186.
Speaking for Themselves and The Origins of the Indlavini: Male Associations and Migrant Labour in the Transkei, African Studies, 50, 1 and 2 (1991), 11-38 and 103-128, fiftieth anniversary volume, special issue on Tradition and Transition in Southern Africa: Festschrift for Philip and Iona Mayer.
Political and Collective Violence in Southern African Historiography, Journal of Southern African Studies, 18, 3 (1992), 455-486.
Transkeian Smallholders and Agrarian Reform, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 11, 2 (1992), 178-199.
The Disappearance of Sharecropping: a South African Comparison in M. Stokes and R. Halpern (eds.), Race and Class in the American South since 1890 (Berg, Oxford, 1994), 111-118.
`Farmers Strategies and Land Reform in the Orange Free State, Review of African Political Economy, 61 (1994), 389-402.
With Saul Dubow, The Historiography of Segregation and Apartheid in Beinart and Dubow, Segregation and Apartheid in Twentieth Century South Africa (1995).
Soil Erosion, Animals and Pasture over the Longer Term in M. Leach and R. Mearns (eds.), The Lie of the Land: Challenging Received Wisdom on the African Environment (James Currey, Oxford, 1996), 54-72.
Vets, Viruses and Environmentalism: the Cape in the 1870s and 1880s, Paideuma, 43 (1997), 227-252; and in T. Griffiths and L. Robin (eds), Ecology and Empire: Environmental History of Settler Societies (Edinburgh, Keele University Press, 1997), 87101.
`Strategies of the Poor and Some Problems of Land Reform in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, in Theunis D. de Bruyn and Peter F. Scrogings (eds.), Communal Rangelands in South Africa: a Synthesis of Knowledge (University of Fort Hare, Alice, 1998), 81-92.
`Men, Science, Travel and Nature in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Cape, Journal of Southern African Studies, 24, 4 (1998), 775-799.
The Night of the Jackal: Sheep, Pastures and Predators in the Cape, Past and Present, 158 (1998), 172-206.
African History, Environmental History and Race Relations, Inaugural Lecture (Oxford University Press, 1999); extended version `African History and Environmental History, African Affairs, 99, 395 (2000), 269-302.
The Renaturing of African Animals: Film and Literature in the 1950s and 1960s, Kronos: Journal of Cape History, 27 (2001), 201-226; and in Paul Slack (ed) Environments and historical change: The Linacre Lectures, (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999),
`Environmental Origins of the Pondoland Revolt and `South African Environmental History in the African Context in Stephen Dovers, Ruth Edgecombe and Bill Guest (eds.), South Africas Environmental History, Cases and Comparisons (Ohio University Press, Athens; David Philip, Cape Town, 2002), 76-89 and 215-226.
With Luvuyo Wotshela, `Prickly Pear in the Eastern Cape since the 1950s perspectives from interviews, Kronos: Journal of Cape History, 29 (2003), 191-209.
With Karen Middleton, `Plant Transfers in Historical Perspective: a Review Article, Environment and History, 10, 1 (2004), 3-29.
With Karen Middleton, `Cactus Pear as Dryland Fodder: Ambovombe Farm, Madagascar and Wellwood Farm, South Africa Compared, c.1920-1950 Journal of Agrarian Change 5, 2 (2005), 251-280.
Transhumance, Animal Diseases and Environment in the Cape, South Africa, South African Historical Journal, 58 (2007), 17-41.
With Karen Brown and Dan Gilfoyle, Experts and Expertise in Africa Revisited, African Affairs, 108 (2009), 413-33.
With Katie McKeown, Wildlife Media and Representations of Africa, 1950s-1970s, Environmental History, 14, 3 (2009), 429-53.
Strategies of the Poor and Some Problems of Land Reform in the Eastern Cape, South Africa: An Argument against Recommunalisation in Timothy Chesters (ed.), Land Rights (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009), 177-201.
Ecological Imperialism, Plant Transfers, and African Environmental History, Nova Acta Leopoldina, 98, 360 (2009), 133-142.
FYI Workshop: Some Comparative Comments, African Studies, 69, 2 (2010), 219-227.
‘Popular Politics and Resistance Movements in South Africa, 1970-2008’ in Beinart and Dawson (eds.), Popular Politics and Resistance Movements in South Africa (Johannesburg, 2010), 1-30.
‘The Mpondo Revolt through the Eyes of Leonard Mdingi and Anderson Ganyile’ in Thembela Kepe and Lungisile Ntsebeza (eds.), Rural Resistance in South Africa: The Mpondo Revolts after Fifty Years (Brill, Leiden, 2011), 91-114.
‘Beyond Homelands: Some Ideas about the History of the African Rural Areas in South Africa’, South African Historical Journal, 64, 1 (2012), 5-21.
With Karen Brown and Andrew Ainslie, ‘Animal Disease and the Limits of Local Knowledge: Dealing with Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases in South Africa’, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 19, 2 (2013), 319-337.
With Karen Middleton and Simon Pooley, ‘Introduction. Wild Things: Nature and the Social Imagination’ in Beinart, Middleton and Pooley (eds.), Wild Things (2013), 1-23.
With Dominique Schafer, ‘Hollywood in Africa, 1947-1962: Imaginative Construction and Landscape Realism’ in Beinart, Middleton and Pooley (eds.), Wild Things (2013), 44-66.
With Peter Delius, ‘The Historical Context and Legacy of the Natives Land Act of 1913’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 40, 4 (2014), 667-688. Shorter version published in Ben Cousins and Cherryl Walker (eds.), Land Divided, Land Restored; Land Reform in South Africa for the 21st Century (Jacana, Cape Town, 2015)
‘A Century of Migrancy from Mpondoland’ in Peter Delius, Laura Phillips and Fiona Rankin-Smith (eds.), A Long Way Home: Migrant Worker Worlds 1800 – 2014 (Wits University Press, Johannesburg, 2014); extended version published in African Studies, 73, 3 (2014), 387-409.
‘Plant Transfers, Bio-invasions and Biocultural Diversity: Perspectives from Africa’, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Occasional Paper, Perspectives in Indian Development, New Series 42 (New Delhi, 2014).
‘Terence Ranger as Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, University of Oxford’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 41, 5 (2015), 1108-1115.