Politics & Society

By the time Harriet became General Secretary for the GWIU, Indian women started to enter the industry in significant numbers from 1960... read more
Members of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS), such as Steven Friedman and Jeanette Curtis together with South... read more
During the 1920s, the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) - which changed its name to the African National Congress (ANC) in... read more
The First African Trade Union The Industrial Workers of Africa (the IWA) was the first African trade union in South Africa. It was formed... read more
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is a South African political organization, established by Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, which encouraged a... read more
Inqaba ya basebenzi, published in London by the Marxist Workers' Tendency of the African National Congress documents the workers' struggle... read more
The Institute for Industrial Education (IIE) was founded in Durban, in May 1973, to serve as a school for trade unionists of all races and... read more
The Institute of Industrial Education (IIE) was founded in Durban and held its inaugurating meeting on 30 May 1973.  Its objective was... read more
From the book: The Final Prize by Norman Levy Chapter 8 Into the Fifties: Defiance Mass trials and mass action characterised the next... read more
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In December 1971, Durban students issued the first edition of Isisebenzi , a Bulletin of the Wages Commission, Students Representative... read more
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By 1895 Britain was getting more confident about taking action in South Africa. Joseph Chamberlain was appointed Colonial Secretary. He... read more
What is herding? Herder societies are also known as pastoral societies and were also nomadic, like hunter-gatherers. They kept domesticated... read more
In his State of the Nation address on 9th February 2012, President Zuma uttered a promise that provisions would be made ‘for the... read more
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Landing page content This topic provides a brief introductory overview of the settlements in the Limpopo Valley before Mapungubwe, and a... read more
The Korana or Kora were a nomadic Khoikhoi group that probably derived their name from a chief called Kora (or Gora), who was originally a... read more

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