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This Day In History

South African Defence Force (SADF) raid Maseru in an effort to kill suspected members of the African National Congress

Thursday, 9 December 1982
In the early hours of December 9th, 1982, South African Defence Force commandos crossed   the border into Lesotho.  Their target was a cluster of houses on the outskirts of Maseru where members of the African National Congress  (ANC) were believed to be in hiding. ..
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Sixteen Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism is an international awareness-raising campaign for No Violence Against Women and Children. It takes place every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day).

The Information Scandal

The information scandal was nicknamed Muldergate, after Dr Connie Mulder, the central person throughout the scandal. Dr. Mulder was the Minister of Information in John Vorster's government.

The Dutch Settlement

The region of the Western Cape which includes the Table Bay area (where the modern city of Cape Town is located) was inhabited by Khoikhoi pastoralists who used it seasonally as pastures for their cattle.

First Anglo Boer War

The First Anglo-Boer is also known as the First Transvaal War of Independence because the conflict arose between the British colonizers and the Boers from the Transvaal Republic or Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR).

South African Communist Party (SACP)

On 30 July 2011, the South African Communist Party (SACP) celebrated its 90th anniversary. Initially known as the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA), the party changed its name to the South African Communist Party (SACP) in 1953, after it had been forced underground.

Women & Children in White Concentration Camps during the Anglo-Boer War, 1900-1902

Boer women, children and men unfit for service were herded together in concentration camps by the British forces during Anglo-Boer War 2 (1899-1902).