World War I Centenary
World War I Centenary

2014 is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War which began in August 1914 and ended in November 1918  

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Women's Day
Women's Day

On 9 August 1956 women marched to the Union buildings to protest against the unjust pass laws of the Apartheid government.

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SAHO YouTube
SAHO YouTube

To celebrate Nelson Mandela on the month of his birthday as well as Nelson Mandela month, SAHO is releasing historical and fascinating videos on our  YouTube channel.

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World War I Timeline 1915
World War I Timeline 1915
1 January Battle of Artois and Champagne in France begins. 31 January 1915 The German Army makes use... - read
World War I Timeline 1916
World War I Timeline 1916
18 February The German colony of Cameroon falls to French and British forces after 17 months of figh... - read
Freedom Charter 1955
Freedom Charter 1955
As the struggle for freedom reached a new intensity in the early fifties, the ANC saw the need for a... - read
SAHO launches Popular Education website
SAHO launches Popular Education website
On Tuesday, 17 June, 2014, the Popular Education website was launched in Woodstock, Cape Town. Omar ... - read
State of the Nation Addresses
State of the Nation Addresses
The State of the Nation Address (SONA) by the President of South Africa is a speech given by the sit... - read
The Cape Coloured Corps and the First World War
The Cape Coloured Corps and the First World War
In September 1915, the Union Government offered to raise an infantry battalion of Cape Coloured men ... - read
The South African general elections: 2014
The South African general elections: 2014
South Africa’s first registration weekend for the 2014 National and Provincial elections was on th... - read
The 2014 national and provincial election results
The 2014 national and provincial election results
South Africa’s 2014 national and provincial elections were announced at the Independent Electoral ... - read
A chronology of meetings between South Africans and the ANC in exile 1983-2000 by Michael Savage
A chronology of meetings between South Africans and the ANC in exile 1983-2000 by Michael Savage
PREFACE In the decade preceding the dramatic February 1990 unbanning of South Africa’s black liber... - read
The History of May Day in South Africa
The History of May Day in South Africa
The struggle for a shorter workday, a demand of major political significance for the working class d... - read
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John Harris and the Johannesburg station bomb
John Harris and the Johannesburg station bomb 24 July 1964

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