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Women in the schizophrenic 1940s - World War II and its aftermath

The 1940s opened with the devastating Second World War in full swing... read more
The Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) was established in April 1973 in with the assistance of the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund... read more
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Legal instruments through legislation, resolutions, proclamations and ordinances played a key role in legitimizing systematic land... read more
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The African People’s Democratic Union of Southern Africa (APDUSA) was launched in Duncan Village outside East London in March 1961.... read more
On 16 December, 1961, Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) was launched as an armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). The formation of the MK... read more
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The campaign for the Congress of the People and the Freedom Charter was the climax to a decade or so of multifaceted and creative... read more
Prehistory of Southern Africa The Dutch East India Company (VOC) established Cape Town as a refuelling station in 1652 for their ships... read more
President Thabo Mbeki became the second democratically elected president and announced his Cabinet on 17 June 1999. Ministry /... read more
In 1973, Natal women formed a federation of Black women after Fatima Meer returned from the USA, where Black American women were moved by... read more
Introduction Afrikaans, the official language during South Africa’s Apartheid era, often occupies a politicised space as the ‘colonial’... read more
There were several reasons why Johannesburg urgently needed a laundry service. Water was not easily obtainable ”” the nearest natural... read more
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In September and October 1977, the apartheid government stiffened its resolve to end the nationwide student unrest that broke out in Soweto... read more
2000 Speaks out against AIDS at the 13th International AIDS Conference Commended for his facilitation of Burundi/Arusha Peace Process 2001... read more
The First African Trade Union The Industrial Workers of Africa (the IWA) was the first African trade union in South Africa. It was formed... read more
Both the HoR and HoD were characterised by impotence and incompetence. Examples include one NPP MP voting to support military conscription... read more
Forced removals refer to the moving of people from their homes against their will. This may not always involve physical threat or force,... read more
In September 1993, the South African legislature approved the setting up of a multiparty Transitional Executive Council (TEC) to manage... read more
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The 1980s witnessed a convergence of forces in the trade union movement as they formed themselves under an umbrella union in various... read more
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Mkhumbane is a three-act musical with lyrics written by Alan Paton and the music by Todd Tozama Matshikiza. In 1959 Matshikiza wrote the... read more
..to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind. Winning a Nobel Prize is one of the... read more
Following his election for a second term as President, Thabo Mbeki announced his Cabinet on 29 April 2004 which was later... read more
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Background The establishment of the Teachers’ League of South Africa (TLSA) emerged out of increasing racial segregation in the Cape... read more

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