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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
Spark: A Progressive Arts Project Publication
"On Language South Africa is a land of many languages, but these languages can be divided into two main categories ..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
Photography and the Liberation Struggle in South Africa
Introduction We are not dealing with sets of statistics. We are talking about people of flesh and blood, who laugh and ..read more
Africanist News and Views (1968-1973)
Africanist News and Views, published by the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania (South Africa), expressed the Pan- ..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
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
Photography and the Liberation Struggle in South Africa
Introduction We are not dealing with sets of statistics. We are talking about people of flesh and blood, who laugh and ..read more
Bolt (1970-1975)
Bolt, a periodical covering English language studies focussing on contemporary South African reviews, criticism and ..read more
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Lineages of Freedom: a Celebration of Culture and Shared Ties
Lineages of Freedom is a festival organised by South African History Online and The Centre of the Humanities at ..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 the ‘Indian Opinion’ newspaper
The Significance of Indian Opinion by Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie Department of History, University of the Western Cape ..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
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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