"Phil Bonner is Professor of History at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he holds the National Research Foundation (NRF) Chair in Local Histories and Present Realities. He was historical consultant to and executive producer of a six-part documentary television series entitled Soweto: A History, which was screened on Channel 4 in Britain, on SBS in Australia and SABC TV 1 in South Africa to considerable critical acclaim. He was co-curator of the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. Bonner has published widely on urban and labour history. His most recent book, co-authored with Noor Nieftagodien, is Alexandra: A History. " 
"e is also the Chair of the History Workshop and was principal organizer of conferences and open days in 1990, 1994 and co-organizer of the 1999 History Workshop on the Truth and Reconciliation Report entitled “Commissioning the Past” the two History Workshop Conferences that were staged in 2001:“Aids in Context” and “The Burden of Race” and the History Workshop Conference on ‘Rethinking Worlds of Labour’, held in July 2006. Each of these has been a landmark intellectual event. Phil Bonner has also organized/participated in various teachers’ workshops in Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North-West Province. He was on the editorial committee of the South African Democratic Education Trust and helped supervise the production of Vol.1 of The Road to Democracy in South Africa. He was historical consultant and executive producer to a six part documentary television series entitled Soweto: A History, which embodied a large amount of original historical and film archival research. It was screened on Channel 4 in Britain, on SBS in Australia and was shown on SABC TV 1 to considerable critical acclaim. Phil Bonner was the co-curator of the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. He entered a partnership between History Workshop and the Robben Island Museum and supervised a pilot project interviewing ex Robben Island prisoners. He is completing a book on African Politics on the Witwatersrand 1912-1950 and a chapter on the period 1910-1940 for the Cambridge History of Africa." 
- Member, Safeguarding Democracy
Resources and articles
- akademika.no Phil Bonner, organizational web page, accessed November 29, 2014.