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The Langa March, 30 March 1960

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On 30 March 1960, Philip Kgosana led a Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) march of between 30.. read more
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The Society of Young Africa (SOYA) held its opening conference on 20th December 1951. Led by I. B. Tabata, SOYA was closely linked to the... read more
At the annual conference of the African National Congress (ANC) held in Durban on 16 December 1959, the President General of the ANC, Chief... read more
The Empty or Vacant Land Theory is a theory was propagated by European settlers in nineteenth century South Africa to support their claims... read more
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South African History Online, a partner with the Department of Basic Education, participated in the Nkosi Albert Luthuli Oral History... 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
During the 1930s there were attempts by African workers to organise and reconstruct all fragmented African trade unions into a large... read more
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KwaMsiza is a village of 49 families located some 50km north of Pretoria. Its residents are Ndzundza Ndebele, and belong to three major... read more
By the time Harriet became General Secretary for the GWIU, Indian women started to enter the industry in significant numbers from 1960... read more
The fate of Natalia After the defeat of Dingane, the Kingdom of the AmaZulu was hurled into political strife. Mpande was open to the... read more
The Consultative Committee of Black Trade Unions (CCOBTU) was formed in 1977.* CCOBTU emerged out ofthe efforts of workers who had been... 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
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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
Due to the fact that Black People were detained in separate camps, the issue of Black Concentration Camps is dealt with in another... read more
The Sweet Food and Allied Workers Union (SFAWU) was established in 1974 with the help of the Urban Training Project (UTP). Amongst its... read more
The Springbok Legion (SL) was a leading organisation formed in 1941 to fight for the rights of soldiers during World War II and in the post... read more
From: South Africa's Radical Tradition, a documentary history, Volume One 1907 - 1950, by Allison Drew Introduction South Africa's... read more
The exploitation of convict labour at the Cape during the Colonial era is closely connected with the work of John Montagu, Colonial... 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
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The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, Sotho, Shangaan-Tsonga and Venda. The Nguni represent nearly two... read more
The 1970s period was a watershed for youth politics in South Africa. The South African Student Organisation (SASO) was gathering... read more

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