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Boipatong massacre - 17 June 1992

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On 17 June 1992 the Joe Slovo Informal settlement in Boipatong outside Vereeniging was attacked by a group of a.. read more
The Great Trek and the advent of the Mfecane The origins of the battle are a matter of considerable debate. The background to this event... read more
African National Congress Democratic Alliance Congress of the People Inkatha Freedom Party Independent Democrats United Democratic Movement... read more
In 1990, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP)... read more
Department Ministry/Incumbent Deputies President Jacob Zuma Cyril Ramaphosa Finance Nhlanhla Nene Mcebisi Jonas... 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
(seTswana [language], baTswana [people]) The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, Sotho-Tswana, Shangaan-... read more
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The year 1658 marks the beginning of the slave trade at the Cape colony.  During the first four years of the Dutch East India Company... read more
The Griqua people’s history is not directly intertwined with that of Bloemfontein, however their history had an important influence... read more
This article was written by Andrew Bohannon and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women in the... read more
A Brief Overview The People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) was an armed wing of the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO),... read more
Even before PW Botha became the Prime Minister, Prime Minister John Vorster appointed the Theron Commission in 1977 to look into the... read more
-          This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of a name that has been left out... read more
The relationship between our Constitution and other laws The Constitution is a law passed by Parliament and it is the highest law in the... read more
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Before the formation of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) in 1990, there was an existing teacher’s union called the... read more
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Nelson Mandela was born into a world of war, revolutionary upheaval and a worldwide influenza pandemic. In July 1918, when Mandela was born... read more
The “Bolton Hall Four” David Davis, David Hemson, Jeannette Cunningham-Brown and Halton Cheadle were banned for five years... read more
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In aftermath of the June 16 Uprising, the government cracked down on student activists and organisations alike. On 19 October 1977 the... read more
In the modern-day world the view people are given of Africa is often a narrow one. In this piece we present 50 facts about this continent... read more
'South African War ( a.k.a. the Anglo-Boer War) remains the most terrible and destructive modern armed conflict in South Africa’s history.... read more
Nguni Nguni is the collective name for a major group of Bantu-speaking peoples belonging to the Negroid racial group of Africa living in... read more
Following the recall of Thabo Mbeki as President, Kgalema Motlanthe  was elected the President and announced his Cabinet on 25... read more

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