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African People’s Organisation (APO)

By the beginning of the twentieth century a number of political organisations initiated by Coloureds existed, most of which dealt with the question of the franchise... read more
South African Constitution of 1996 Republic of South Africa The Republic of South Africa is one, sovereign, democratic state founded on the... read more
On 13 November 1991, Nelson Mandela announced that the first constitutional talks would take place on 29 and 30 November at the... read more
Africa is the world’s second largest continent, both by size and number, after Asia. Its landmass holds 54 countries and nine territories.... read more
Like their African counterparts, the organisations of the coloured elite came out strongly in support of the British war effort. They... read more
This article was written by Jerry Saena and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract: Ruth... read more
Regular elections have been a feature of South Africa’s political landscape since the establishment of Union of South Africa in 1910... read more
Soon after the 1971 garment workers’ strike at Currie’s Fountain, three students from the Durban campus of the University of... read more
Following his election for a second term as President, Thabo Mbeki announced his Cabinet on 29 April 2004 which was later... read more
The first white inhabitants Between 1820 and 1826, Afrikaner trekboer (migratory farmer) J.N. Brits trekked from the Cape Colony, crossed... read more
From 10 to 31 October 2011, South Africa will be conducting its third census since the advent of democracy in 1994. Undertaking a census is... read more
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As Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans for many centuries the maps that were created were by and large grossly inaccurate. They are... read more
The Constitutional Court was established in 1994 by South Africa's first democratic constitution - the interim constitution of 1993.... read more
The post-1948 period saw the African National Congress (ANC) abandoning its traditional reliance on tactics of moderation such as petitions... read more
The Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) was established in April 1973 in with the assistance of the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund... read more
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South African Indian Council (SAIC) In 1961, Indians were officially recognised as a permanent part of the South African population and the... read more
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Vasco da Gama carried out 2 expeditions between 1497 and 1502. This feature focuses on the first, as it was during this expedition that... 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
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2009 February 2009, the University of Limpopo in Limpopo Province experienced student protests concerning accommodation, National Student... read more
This article was written by Meghan Knapp and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract The... read more
The General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF) was formed on 9 September 1972 by Harriet Bolton, Michael Halton Cheadle, David Hemson,... read more
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By the 1900s African people had been dispossessed of their land and colonial rule was still in the process of being entrenched. The... read more

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