Politics & Society

Background Heritage Day is one of the newly created South African public holidays. It is a day in which all are encouraged to celebrate... 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
The Constitutional Court was established in 1994 by South Africa's first democratic constitution - the interim constitution of 1993.... read more
Introduction The South Africa Act passed by the British Parliament in 1909 combined the self-governing British colonies of the Natal, Cape... read more
The history of working people, and particularly Black workers, to organise is inextricably tied to the struggle against racism and national... read more
With colonialism, which began in South Africa in 1652, came the Slavery and Forced Labour Model.  This was the original model of... read more
This article was written by Justin Lawler and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project During the... read more
Contents 1910s - Anti-pass campaigns The 1920s - Women, employment and the changing economic scene The 1930s - Trade unionism... read more
HIV/Aids is a deadly disease, which is currently not curable. The United Nations AIDS agency (UNAIDS) says the evidence that HIV is the... read more
The idea of forming an association was discussed in the Nyanga hostel. The discussion were given impetus by the 1981 decision by the local... read more
The first slaves arrived at the Cape in 1658, despite Jan van Riebeeck's several prior attempts at requesting slaves for the settlement... read more
While the tricameral parliament was designed to co-opt Coloureds and Indians and to bring a renewed legitimacy to the Apartheid regime,... read more
This article was written by Claire Wilt and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract Inanda... read more
Was the system of indentured Indian labour "a new system of slavery"?as Hugh Tinker entitles his book? The answer would depend on how the... read more
The majority of Indian South Africans are the descendants of indentured workers brought to Natal between 1860 and 1911 to develop the sugar... read more