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Second Anglo-Boer War 1899 - 1902

'South African War ( a.k.a. the Anglo-Boer War) remains the most terrible and destructive modern armed conflict in South Africa’s history. It was an event that in many ways shaped the history of 20th Century South Africa... read more
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This article was written by Jonathan Cohen and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The 1967 Terrorism Act was one... read more
This article was written by Cait Chapman and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women’s... 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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This article was written by Savannah Seara-Robitaille and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The Congress of... read more
The telling of the history of South African Intelligence Agencies is somewhat hamstrung by the fact that people from these agencies do not... read more
President Thabo Mbeki became the second democratically elected president and announced his Cabinet on 17 June 1999. Ministry /... read more
The sinking of the SS Mendi was caused by the reckless action of the captain of the SS Darro. It remains the greatest wartime maritime... read more
Prehistory of Southern Africa The Dutch East India Company (VOC) established Cape Town as a refuelling station in 1652 for their ships... read more
Elizabeth Davenport: A teacher and member of the Black Sash by Cole Morgan Abstract Elizabeth Davenport has been an integral part of the... read more
Introduction  Nationalism refers to an ideology, a form of culture, or a social movement that focuses on the nation. It emphasises the... read more
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The Black Consciousness Movement of Azania (BCMA) was the external arm of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM), and had offices  in... read more
During the 1960s most of Africa’s countries had gained independence except for Namibia. Geographically, Namibia is made up of savannah, dry... read more
1906 11 September, A mass meeting of Indians took place at the Empire Theatre in Johannesburg in connection with the agitation at... read more
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18 February The German colony of Cameroon falls to French and British forces after 17 months of fighting. 21 February–19 December... read more
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In the 1930s various trade unions from different backgrounds ranging from conservative craft unions, white racist industrial unions, white... read more
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The 1980s witnessed a convergence of forces in the trade union movement as they formed themselves under an umbrella union in various... read more
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In 1924 the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) was founded aimed at representing and promoting the interests of university... read more
Background and policy of apartheid Before we can look at the history of the apartheid period it is necessary to understand what apartheid... read more
Official figures released in November 1983 showed that of the potential 1,456,549 Coloured and 480,053 Indian voters only 46% and 62%,... read more
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The year of 1985 signaled the beginning of the end of apartheid society and governance in South Africa. Following an upsurge of violent and... read more
The primary political concern of the SANNC at the outbreak of the First World War was the 1913 Land Act. A deputation of SANNC members went... read more

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