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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
This list of banished people forms part of a bigger feature on Banishment in South Africa. table.tableizer-table {border: 1px solid #... read more
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Death of a Revolutionary commemorates Samora Machel's life and examines the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death and acknowledges... read more
Pre-1860s South Africa is still a predominantly agrarian 1860s-1880s This period marks a turning point in South African history when the... read more
Around one-thousand people were employed in the Natal clothing industry in the early 1930s. At least half of the workforce was getting paid... read more
The 1940s opened with the devastating Second World War in full swing. This decade also marked the gradual transition from a mining and... read more
With the parties and their representatives elected, the Tricameral went into operation and the various houses sat for the first time on... read more
In 1979, the Wiehahn Commission to investigate how to regulate labour legislation. The growth of unregistered trade unions, inadequate... read more
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Mass mobilization of the 1950s culminated in the Sharpeville massacre on 21 March 1960. Soon thereafter the apartheid government banned the... read more
At the outbreak of the First World War, Germany put into operation the Schlieffen Plan. This plan was based on the assumption that in case... read more
National Initiative for Reconciliation (NIR) is a network of Christian individuals, congregations and organisations working for justice,... read more
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In 1991, Nelson Mandela was elected the president of the African National Congress (ANC), and his friend and colleague, Oliver Tambo, was... read more
Introduction We are not dealing with sets of statistics. We are talking about people of flesh and blood, who laugh and cry, who love and... read more
Causes of the War The First Anglo-Boer is also known as the First Transvaal War of Independence because the conflict arose between the... read more
March 20, 1602 marked the beginning of the inexorable end for many a state in the then known world. On that day, four hundred years ago, a... read more
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The end of the war was accompanied by rapid inflation and severe shortages in basic commodities. During the war itself the cost of living... read more
The Industrial Aid Society (IAS) started out as a project of the Wage and Economic Commission, which operated under NUSAS at the University... read more
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From the early years of colonial rule, South African youth had participated in various forms against the racist character of colonialism,... read more
The adoption of the Freedom Charter by the Congress of the People was widely recognised both in South Africa and internationally as an... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 10) Time for a Chartist Movement The idea of the Freedom... read more
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Introduction The institution of traditional leadership represents an early form of societal organisation. It embodies the protection of... read more
1946 Passive Resistance Campaign Introduction Discriminatory laws directed at the Indian community Discriminatory practices against... read more

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