Arts & Culture

Contemporary South African Artists
For the month of August 2016, in honor of women,  South Africa History Online (SAHO) began collaborating with ..read more
History of the ‘Indian Opinion’ newspaper
The Significance of Indian Opinion by Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie Department of History, University of the Western Cape ..read more
Black South African literature
The origins of Black South African literature in English lie in the Eastern Cape. The Glasgow Missionary Society ..read more
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Towards a people’s culture, Art and Resistance under apartheid
Art in the state of siege The Sharpeville Massacre was one of the most important turning points in the history of ..read more
The History of Christmas Day and its celebration in South Africa
Christmas Day, celebrated on December 25 in Catholic, Protestant, and most Orthodox churches, is a public holiday in ..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
The New Group
This was a group or collective of young South African artists who, upon their return from study in Europe in 1937 began ..read more
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Bonani Africa Festival of photography
On 13 November 2001 the Director General of the Department of Foreign Affairs Mr Sipho Pityana launched the " ..read more
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The South African Society of Artists and its exhibitors, 1902-1950
This catalogue and exhibition celebrate the founding, over 100 years ago, of the oldest surviving body for practising ..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
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South African National Symbols and Heritage
This feature highlights aspects of South African Heritage and symbols of South Africa. A person's heritage is ..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
South African Film
Feature Films are the long format, fictional (non-factual) films you see in cinemas. They are called long format ..read more
Timeline of the History of Rugby in South Africa
1862 23 August, Canon George Oglivie organizes first recorded rugby match in South Africa at Green Point, Cape Town, ..read more
Nobel Prizes and South African Laureates
..to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind. Winning a Nobel Prize ..read more

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