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After the French Revolution, the newly founded Republic of France conquered the Netherlands in 1795... read more
Relations between Russia and South Africa In the late-19th century, Russia was engaged in rivalry with the British Empire, especially in... read more
In the 1870s a series of farming associations emerged in the Cape, both in the west and in the east. While both English and Afrikaner... read more
South African Constitution of 1996 Republic of South Africa The Republic of South Africa is one, sovereign, democratic state founded on the... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 14) The Grand Coup: Rivonia The Rivonia Trial set the... read more
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The Battle of Ndondakusuka, which occurred on 2 December, 1856, was essentially a battle of succession.  Indecision on the part of... read more
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Trade unions are created to protect the rights of the workers. In democratic South Africa trade unions have the power to guarantee workers... read more
Context As the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), founded in 1963, was established as a loose association of African states with limited... read more
SACCAWU was founded as CCAWUSA (The Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union of South Africa) in 1975, with Emma Mashinini as the... 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
Pan-Africanism is the belief that people of African descent have common interests and should be unified. Historically, Pan-Africanism has... read more
Africanist News and Views, published by the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania (South Africa), expressed the Pan-Africanist viewpoint... 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
1994 to 1995 In December 1994 and January 1995, armed youth gangs in Alexandra Township outside of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province,... read more
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Introduction The battle of Cuito Cuanavale and the Cuban intervention in Angola is one of the turning points in Southern African History.... read more
The African National Congress (ANC) is South Africa's governing party and has been in power since the transition to democracy in April... read more
The area between the Orange and Vaal rivers, originally known as Transoranje, with its abundance of permanent water sources, was the... 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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Labour migrancy from Pondoland began when labour recruiters started looking for people who were prepared to leave the surrounding Transkei... 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
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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
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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

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