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First Multiracial Election is held in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, 27 February 1980
After a civil war between ZANU PF and Rhodesian government forces, supported by the South African ANC and South African government respectively, and following the Lancaster agreement, the first elections are held, giving the black majority full voting powers in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). ..
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South African History Online

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The Homelands

The Bantustans or homelands, established by the Apartheid Government, were areas to which the majority of the Blacks population was moved to prevent them from living in the urban areas of South Africa.

Poqo

Poqo was formed as an armed wing to the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) during the 1960's and was known for its aggressively violent sabotage campaign.

Black Consciousness Movement

On 12 September 1977 the Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko died while in the custody of security police. The period leading up to his death, beginning with the June 1976 unrest, had seen some of the most turbulent events in South African history.

United Democratic Front (UDF)

The United Democratic Front (UDF) was an anti-apartheid body that incorporated many anti-apartheid organisations. It was launched in 1983, in Mitchells Plain.

Namibia

Namibia, a former German colony, is situated towards the north west of South Africa. The Orange River marks the border between the two countries. The country is about 800 000 square kilometers big and borders on Angola to the north and Botswana in the east.

Angola

Angola has a long and rich history, and is home to some of the largest historical kingdoms in Africa such as the Kingdom of Kongo or the Kingdom of Ndongo.

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Afrikaner Jewry in South Africa

A Boerejood (‘farmer Jew’) or Boerejode (plural) is the term used to identify South African Jews who have acculturated themselves to the Afrikaner language and culture.

Robert Sobukwe

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe was born to Hubert and Angelina Sobukwe on 5 December 1924 at Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province. He was the youngest of five boys and one girl.

South Africa’s Key economic policies changes since 1994-2013

South Africa successfully held its first democratic elections in April 1994 and the African National Congress (ANC) won with a majority vote to head the government of national unity.