A history of Apartheid in South Africa

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Background What is today referred to as the “Ancient Olympic Games”, was a sports festival celebrated in honour of the ..read more
Segregationist Legislation Timeline, 1856-1979 from the 1856 - 1910, Masters and Servants Acts to the Industrial ..read more
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Historians recognise the significance of popular struggles over the past 100 years. But debates among historians about ..read more
The National Party was elected in 1948 on the policy of Apartheid ('separateness'). This 'separateness' put South ..read more
Racial segregation and white supremacy had become central aspects of South African policy long before Apartheid started ..read more
Background and policy of apartheid Before we can look at the history of the apartheid period it is necessary to ..read more
The rise of Afrikaner Nationalism like Capitalism and African Nationalism profoundly shaped the history of the country ..read more
The telling of the history of South African Intelligence Agencies is somewhat hamstrung by the fact that people from ..read more
Although Apartheid only ‘officially’ started in 1948, repression was rife in South Africa long before that date. This ..read more
In 1948, the National Party (NP), representing Afrikaners, won the national election on a platform of racism and ..read more
1946 22 June, The Government of India requested that the question of the treatment of Indians in the Union of South ..read more
Introduction November 1977, Dr Mamphele Ramphele stands over Steve Biko's open casket in his home before the funeral, ..read more
Slaves at the Cape were forced to carry passes. This made it easier for their owners and the local authorities to ..read more
'Laws do not make a better society, people do ... it is crucial that the people of South Africa unite around a common ..read more

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