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King Kong the Musical 1959 -1961

King Kong: An African Jazz, was the first all-Black South African musical which opened in 2 February 1959... read more
Music and culture as forms of resistance
Music Music was a central feature of the urban culture that developed in Johannesburg and in Sophiatown in particular. ..read more
SPEAK Magazine (1982 - 1994)
Since the beginning of the struggle of apartheid in 1948, women were at the forefront of resisting the government and ..read more
Origins of major world religions reflected in SA
Religion is an important part of millions of people's lives across the world. Thousands of African people are ..read more
Dutch Reformed Church (DRC)
When the Dutch settled in South Africa in the 16th and 17th centuries they transplanted their Dutch Reformed theology ..read more
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South Africa and the Olympic Games
Background What is today referred to as the “Ancient Olympic Games”, was a sports festival celebrated in honour of the ..read more
Definition of Natural and Cultural heritage sites
There are two types of World Heritage Sites. The first represents cultural and the second natural heritage. Cultural ..read more
Fanakalo: the language of mining culture
Introduction Fanakalo is a bridging language of communication in multilingual and multinational settings on South ..read more
Tswana
(seTswana [language], baTswana [people]) The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, ..read more
Women in African Literature: Writing and Representation
Africa has produced a number of female authors who were, and still are, able to assert themselves as writers, both on a ..read more
Dance For All (DFA)
Established in 1991, Dance For All (DFA) is a non-profit dance organisation, originally known as Ballet for All. DFA ..read more
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History of ‘New Age’ Newspaper
The Predecessor of this left-wing publication was The Guardian. The Guardian itself was founded in 1937 by trade ..read more
Nguni Stick Fighting
Introduction This article looks at the history of an indigenous Nguni sport known as Stick Fighting, which was popular ..read more
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Maritime history and heritage: shipwrecks
Why are shipwrecks important? Shipwrecks have always held a specific allure. The promise of hidden treasure, the ..read more
History of South African National Orders and Awards
The birth of a new non-racial and non -sexist democracy in South Africa necessitated a critical review of the system of ..read more
European missionaries in southern Africa: the role of the missionaries
"Without doubt it is a far more costly thing to kill the (indigenous population) than to Christianise them. ..read more

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