Dr Duncan Du Bois

Historian,Political Commentator and Analyst

The Illovo Chronicles was published privately in 2017 in England by Warren Taylor. It is a lavish and detailed history of the Illovo Sugar Company and its founding family, the Pearces of Illovo, situated a few kilometres south of Amanzimtoti.


I contributed six chapters to this study. Some were based on my research of the South Coast during the colonial period. But several chapters were based on previously unresearched records housed in the Illovo Sugar Head Office at Umhlanga Ridge dealing with the period 1906 to 1939. 

"Baynes was never Secretary for Native Affairs.

I am stating that if he had been history would have been

quite different"   Duncan Du Bois