1. The mundane Kalahari: an introduction; 2. Boers, trekboers and bywoners: 1898-1930; 3. Into the cash economy: 1930-72; 4. Ghanzi Afrikaners 1973: a domestic description; 5. Preserving boundaries: similarities, ambiguities and avoidances; 6. Boers and Bushmen: dependence, interdependence and Independence; 7. Sharing religion: attitudes to the conversion of the Bushmen to Christianity; 8. Boers, bureaucrats and blacks; 9. Prospect: whites in a black state.
The popular image of the Kalahari is a romantic one of desert space and untouched Bushmen.