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The Rivonia Trial Fifty Years later

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Fifty years after the beginning of the Rivonia Trial, officially known as the State versus Mandela and others, we are able to look at what happened in the light of the literature that has been published since 1994, the dawn.. read more
PRINCIPLES ON RESTITUTION, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNAL TENURE, REDISTRIBUTION & FARM TENURE ADOPTED AT THE POLICY SUMMIT HELD ON 1-2... read more
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The history of white colonial land dispossession dates back to the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlement in the Cape, which was... 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
The first leader of the National Party (NP) became Prime Minister as part of the PACT government in 1924. The NP was the governing party of... read more
The identity of the Afrikaner Jew - what personifies the Boerejood? A Boerejood (‘farmer Jew’) or Boerejode (plural) is the... read more
The United Women’s Organisation (UWO) was launched in April 1981 with 400 delegates from the Western Cape attending. Some of the women who... read more
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In 1894, Pondoland was annexed by the Cape Colony. It was one of the last occupied areas in South Africa. The area was not occupied by... read more
2000 Speaks out against AIDS at the 13th International AIDS Conference Commended for his facilitation of Burundi/Arusha Peace Process 2001... read more
Prehistory of Southern Africa The Durban area is probably best known for the historic Zulu kingdom, dating to the early 19th century. To... read more
SASO came under increasing attack from the Government. In March 1973, eight Black Consciousness leaders were banned. In 1977, nine SASO... read more
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The SACTU decision to create formal links with the ANC was based on their argument that the struggle for a living wage and working... read more
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The South African Police Service (SAPS) that we are familiar with today has its origin after the Second Anglo-Boer War in 1902. Prior to... read more
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In March 1918 an international influenza pandemic broke out, that led to the deaths of 50 million people worldwide. The pandemic spread... read more
Brief political context on the formation and history of the SACC ...read on 5 July 1995 statement to a workshop on The role of the Church... 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
The University of Pretoria (UP) opened in 1908 as a new department of the Transvaal University College (T.U.C). In 1930 the University... 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
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The Transvaal Indian Youth Congress (TIYC) was formed in Transvaal (now Gauteng) as the youth wing of the Transvaal Indian Congress (TIC)... read more
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The last all-white elections On Wednesday 6 September 1989, the majority of South Africans will once again witness the election of a... read more
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Land is a very important commodity. It is used for farming, which provides food, providing living space and can also be seen as a sign of... read more
The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) is a political party whose presence in the South African political landscape spans just over half a... read more

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