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Poqo

Poqo was formed as an armed wing to the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) during the 1960's and was known for its aggressively violen.. read more
This article was written by Ashley Schumacher and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project During the... read more
The system of Black authorities and the reforms brought about in the agri­cultural sphere were not unreservedly accepted in the... read more
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The South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) was founded in Windhoek, South West Africa (presently Namibia) on 19 April 1960 by... read more
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Since the early 1990s, June 16, now known as Youth Day, has been remembered, commemorated, and memorialised as public history. There have... read more
Civic organisation also experienced problems in organising across the racial divide. Initially the emerging civic organisation in African... 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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In July 1967, the University Christian Movement (UCM) held its founding congress in Grahamstown, with about 90 clergymen and students in... read more
The “Bolton Hall Four” David Davis, David Hemson, Jeannette Cunningham-Brown and Halton Cheadle were banned for five years... 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
Racial segregation and white supremacy had become central aspects of South African policy long before Apartheid started. The notorious 1913... read more
At the Imperial Conference in London in 1926, Hertzog (with support from Canada, Ireland and India) decided to form a committee to discuss... read more
This article was written by Nicholas Reed and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women’s... read more
Surname   First names   Party   Abrahams   Beverley Lynnette   ANC   Adams... read more
The Trade Union Advisory and Coordinating Council (TUACC) was formed in October 1973* with the Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) and... read more
In 1971, GWIU workers walked out of Natal clothing factories, demanding a living wage and effectively halted industry for the day.  In... read more
In 1975, Peter Johnson, joined the ranks of the uMkhonto we Sizwe and disappeared into exile. Nearly a decade later, on the 26 October 1984... read more
In May 1980 tenants of houses in the Greater Cape Flats Areas neighbouring areas were informed by the Cape Town City and Divisional Council... read more
Introduction More than two and a half centuries prior to the birth of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Jan Van Riebeeck and his expedition of... read more
The 1970s period was a watershed for youth politics in South Africa. The South African Student Organisation (SASO) was gathering... 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
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The Bantustans or homelands, established by the Apartheid Government, were areas to which the majority of the Blacks population was moved... read more

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