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Contemporary South African Artists

For the month of August 2016, in honor of women,  South Africa History Online (SAHO) began collaborating with Artthrob in an effort to highlight women artists who were active in the resistance as well as those currently pushing.. 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 ..read more
December 16, the reflection of a changing South African heritage
Introduction December 16 looms large in the history of South Africa. Today in the new South African it is celebrated as ..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
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
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
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
Staffrider magazine (1978-1993)
Staffrider was a South African literary and arts magazine published by Ravan Press in Johannesburg from 1978 to 1993. ..read more
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South Africa’s World heritage sites
A World Heritage Site is declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). For ..read more
Bolt (1970-1975)
Bolt, a periodical covering English language studies focussing on contemporary South African reviews, criticism and ..read more
Medu and the culture of liberation
In 1977, a group of "cultural workers"from the townships fled into exile in Gaborone, Botswana; including ..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
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Insurrections ensemble
EXPERIENCE a unique sound! Buy the CD Insurrections, a collection of 11 compositions, the product of a poetry- ..read more
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Football in South Africa
On 15 May 2004 in Zurich, Switzerland, Joseph (Sepp) Blatter, president of FIFA, world soccer's governing body, ..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

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