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Algerian head of state Mohamed Boudiaf assassinated

Monday, 29 June 1992
Algerian head of state, Mohamed Boudiaf, was assassinated by military officers during a public speech at the opening of a cultural center in Annaba. The incident demonstrated how the political crisis in Algeria was more than a simple contest for power between Islamists and military leaders or between religious and secular forces. Following this assassination, the High Council of State (HCS), which was an advisory body dominated by military officers, appointed Ali Kafi, who was also a m..
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South African History Online

Bureau of State Security (BOSS)

The telling of the history of South African Intelligence Agencies is somewhat hamstrung by the fact that people from these agencies do not want their stories to be told. BOSS was established in 1968, but was legally institutionalised on 16 May 1969 by John Vorster.

The Grey Street Mosque, 1880-1930

Indians began settling in Natal from 1860 when the first indentured workers arrived. They were followed from the mid-1870s by entrepreneurs from Gujarat on the west coast of India. Roughly 10,000 to 15,000 of indentured workers were Muslim, as were most of the 4,000 ordinary migrants.

The Natives Land Act of 1913

The history of White colonial land dispossession did not begin with the passing of the Native Land Act in 1913, it spans back to the expansion of Dutch colonial settlements in the Cape.

Black Consciousness: Cultural Expression and Representation

Though first publicized as a respected medium for the liberation struggle in 1967, poetry and literary expression had been popularized throughout the 1950s and earlier 1960s.

Lovedale Missionary School

The missionary school where so many black intellectuals of the 19th and early 20th century—from Tiyo Soga to Thabo Mbeki to Steve Biko — went to be educated!

Defiance Campaign 1952

The post-1948 period saw the African National Congress (ANC) abandoning its traditional reliance on tactics of moderation such as petitions and deputations.

Interview with Shaeera Kalla, former SRC president at Wits University, interviewed by Kyla Mc Nulty

I went to school in Pretoria and became very involved in politics from a young age attending protests and marches. I read a lot, mainly on Middle East Politics and South African issues

University of Witwatersrand Student Protests 2015 Timeline

The student movement Rhodes Must Fall (#RhodesMustFall, #RMF) garnered much media attention in March of 2015, after Chumani Maxwele of the movement defiled a Rhodes statue on the Upper Campus of the University of Cape Town (UCT) with faeces.

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Student protests in democratic South Africa - Timeline

February 2009, the University of Limpopo in Limpopo Province experienced student protests concerning accommodation, National Student Financial Aid schemes (NSFAS) support, quality of staff, alleged victimisation of students by some staff members, and academic exclusion.