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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

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The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, was drawn up by the Parliament elected in 1994 in the first non-racial elections and approved by the .. read more
Date strike began Factory Demand 9 January 1973 Coronation Brick and Tile Factory Increase in the minimum wage from R8.97... read more
The Afrikaner ideal of a republic South Africa only became a Republic on the 31st May 1961, but the formation of a Republic had been the... read more
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Land is a very important commodity. It is used for farming, which provides food, providing living space and can also be seen as a sign of... read more
The 1973 August TUCSA conference marked an important opportunity for the Council to become a representative worker organisation.  A... read more
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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) was launched in May 1987 at a three-day congress in Crown Mines, Johannesburg.... read more
With help from the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund, the National Union of Textile Workers(NUTW) was established in September 1973.... read more
The first slaves arrived at the Cape in 1658, despite Jan van Riebeeck's several prior attempts at requesting slaves for the settlement... read more
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In March 1918 an international influenza pandemic broke out, that led to the deaths of 50 million people worldwide. The pandemic spread... read more
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The Black Consciousness Movement of Azania (BCMA) was the external arm of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM), and had offices  in... read more
As a result of parent's reactions to the 1976 uprisings and their aftermath, ex-Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW) members in... read more
The series of clashes historically known as, Frontier Wars date back to 1779 when Xhosa people, Boers, Khoikhoi, San and the British... read more
The WEAU and votes for white women Until 1930 there were no women in South Africa who had the right to vote. It was felt that a women's... read more
In August 1906, the British administration in the Transvaal passed the Asiatic Law Amendment Ordinance (Black Act) to control the entry of... read more
This article was written by Jarvis Pruitt and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project In order to... read more
According to the EFF’s publication ‘The Coming Revolution’, Julius Malema had earned the title of Commander-in Chief of the Economic... read more
The history of working people, and particularly Black workers, to organise is inextricably tied to the struggle against racism and national... read more
Popular violence in the decade between 1984 and 1993 is well documented. Existing literature on this brutally violent chapter in the... read more
The Women's National Coalition embraces women from across the political, economic, racial, cultural and religious spectrum. The coalition... read more
In the modern-day world the view people are given of Africa is often a narrow one. In this piece we present 50 facts about this continent... read more
Ngxobongwana who had been chairman of the WCCA in 1984, was arrested in early 1985 under security legislation. After his release he was... read more
1906 11 September, A mass meeting of Indians took place at the Empire Theatre in Johannesburg in connection with the agitation at... read more

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