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This book tells the story of Frances Baard, a black South African woman who was a trade unionist, political activist and a women's leader both in the Eastern Cape and in national campaigns. It...
From the book: All That Glitters by Emilia Potenza This feature has explored the devastating changes that industrialisation brought for the majority of people in South Africa. From being...
Author: Emilia Potenza
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When The Awakening of A People was first published in 1950, it was intended for the clarification of the real issues facing the Black masses of South Africa and serve as a guide to action. There is...
The African National Congress of South Africa, founded in January 1912, got a lot of support from Mahatma Gandhi, who had already begun his campaign of passive resistance against racism. E.S. REDDY...
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This list makes no claims to be comprehensive.  It was compiled by Catherine Dubbled in October 1996 and updated in March 2006. There will be more updating in terms of adding more documents and...
The Rise and Fall of “The Generation of the 1970s” Any attempt to build a South African left which is both militant and rational ”” capable both of engaging with the struggles of...
Abstract Using the writings of the assassinated South African political philosopher Rick Turner, this article provides a critique of South Africa ten years after the end of apartheid. Influenced...
I began searching for my father's killer in 1989. I was living in New York City at the time. I read in the paper that an investigative journalist called Jacques Pauw had blown the lid on a place...
Cape Town. Christmas 1977. I was thirteen years old. That seems like a very long time ago now, in a galaxy far, far away. We were living in a period of Civil War. Rebel armies, gathered in hidden...
This study is concerned with all the material structures of everyday life and the nature of power in the African shacklands of Cato Manor Farm. Click to read: Contents and introduction Part One...
More than anyone else, Pixley ka Isaka Seme (1881-1951) was the founder of the ANC. It was he who, on his return from long years of study in the United States and Britain, issued the call to Africans...
Author: Chris Saunders
Chiefs, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am glad to welcome you to this first Annual Conference of our Congress ever held in the dear old Cape Colony. As Mr. Pelem will remember, this is not the very first...
"We ask for no special favours from the Government. This is the land of our fathers" The purpose of this article is to give a brief outline of the manner in which S.M. Makgatho carried out this...
Address by the reverend John Langalibalele Dube after his election as president of the South African Native National Congress: report in Indian opinion, February 10, 1912 1 The awakening of the...
TRC Report on three Umkhonto we Sizwe members who stormed into the Silverton branch of Volkskas bank. Lunchtime January 25, 1980. Three Umkhonto we Sizwe storm into the Silverton branch of Volkskas...
TRC Report interview with Zahrah Narkedien, a former Umkhonto we Sizwe cadre who was confined in a basement for seven months. From murder to torture. Torture of political prisoners was routine in...
Raymond Suttner talks about the upcoming 50th Anniversary of MK (from Polity.org.za). The 50th anniversary of uMkhonto we Sizwe on December 16 2011 is an opportunity to examine the role, meaning and...
Online documents: Appeal to the British public by Dube Address by the Rev John L. Dube (PDF) "The ambiguities of dependence in South Africa: Class, nationalism, and the state in twentieth-...

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