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The International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

The International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) was established by Canon L .. 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
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Race and ethnicity have been and still is at the heart of South African history, politics, society and economy since the European... read more
The Progressive Federal Party (PFP), successor to the Progressive Party (PP), was formed after a group of liberal members of the United... read more
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A study of missionary settlement and the spread of Christianity in southern Africa during the period 1800 - 1925, including a piece on the... read more
The Rand Rebellion of 1922 was an armed uprising that is also referred to as the Rand Revolt or Red Revolt. It occurred during a period of... read more
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The SA Student organisation (SASO) was formed under the leadership of Steve Bantu Biko in 1968. The organisation was banned in 1977. This... read more
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The passive resistance movement in South Africa is seen as, largely, led by M K Gandhi and the Indian Congresses campaigns. However, this... read more
The GFWBF was subsequently transformed into the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) in July 1975. At the union’s official... read more
The 1980s was also a period of serious student protests and unrest. COSAS moved increasingly closer to liberation movements aligned to the... read more
SALDRU's press clipping collection was invaluable in researching South Africa's transition to democracy...Reading through the... read more
Finding the area ones ancestors came from is a daunting task. To assist the searcher, the table below has been created. The table... read more
Several hundred artists and activists from South Africa both living in exile and within the country, as well as foreign nationals were... read more
President Thabo Mbeki became the second democratically elected president and announced his Cabinet on 17 June 1999. Ministry /... read more
1971 Closure of The Classic, by Nat Nakasa, editor. Publication of ‘Sounds of a Cowhide Drum’, Oswald Mtshali’s first book of poetry, by... read more
1946 Passive Resistance Campaign Introduction Discriminatory laws directed at the Indian community Discriminatory practices against... 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
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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 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was a court-like body assembled in South Africa after the end of Apartheid. Anybody who felt... read more
Introduction The June 16 1976 Uprising that began in Soweto and spread countrywide profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in... read more
TRANSVAAL LABOUR ORGANISATIONS General and Allied Workers Union Municipal and General Workers Union Council of Unions of South Africa... read more
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On 17 June 1992 the Joe Slovo Informal settlement in Boipatong outside Vereeniging was attacked by a group of about 300 armed men from Kwa... read more

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