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History of Labour Movements in South Africa

The history of working people, and particularly Black workers, to organise is inextricably tied to the struggle against racism and national liberation... read more
On 5 June 1918 disaffected Afrikaners were brought together in a new organisation called Jong Suid-Afrika (Young South Africa). The... read more
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A study of missionary settlement and the spread of Christianity in southern Africa during the period 1800 - 1925, including a piece on the... read more
2010 19 January: (Congress of South African Trade Unions) COSATU affiliate The Food and Allied Workers' Union (FAWU) entered their... read more
The aim of the African Women's Organisation is to rally African women under the banner of African Nationalism and to educate women... read more
Jan van Riebeeck was sent to the Cape to establish a station at which ships of the United Dutch Chartered East Indian Company could obtain... read more
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From Union to Democracy One hundred years ago, the various colonies and Republics were declared a single entity, the Union of South Africa... read more
The Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW or FSAW) was launched on 17 April 1954 in Johannesburg as the first attempt to establish a... read more
Soon after the 1971 garment workers’ strike at Currie’s Fountain, three students from the Durban campus of the University of... read more
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Introduction A provisional settlement was reached in 1911. But in the letter of 12 September 1913 reproduced below, A.M. Cachalia, chairman... 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 Black Consciousness philosophy gained most of its support in the secondary schools and universities. The role played by the Black... 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
The post-1948 period saw the African National Congress (ANC) abandoning its traditional reliance on tactics of moderation such as petitions... read more
The General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF) was formed on 9 September 1972 by Harriet Bolton, Michael Halton Cheadle, David Hemson,... 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
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The Democratic Party (DP), now the Democratic Alliance (DA), was formed on 8 April 1989, when the former Progressive Federal Party,... read more
Contents Introduction The concept of segregation Discriminatory legislation up to 1924 Political Legislation Economic Legislation... 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
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For some time there had always been a question in peoples' minds as to why the government had allowed the Congress of the People in... read more
Introduction Introduction Part 1 - Building The National Movement Document 1 - Harry Snitcher , Unite Against Segregation! Condemn the C.A... 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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