Politics & Society

On October 25 1991, ninety-two organisations that were united in their opposition to apartheid gathered in Durban to form the Patriotic... read more
The exploitation of convict labour at the Cape during the Colonial era is closely connected with the work of John Montagu, Colonial... read more
2010 19 January: (Congress of South African Trade Unions) COSATU affiliate The Food and Allied Workers' Union (FAWU) entered their... read more
During the 1930s there were attempts by African workers to organise and reconstruct all fragmented African trade unions into a large... read more
The council was divided, with verligtes and verkramptes pulling in different directions. It was subsequently also schizophrenic in its... read more
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This article uses images from the Wikipedia article "List of sovereign states and dependent territories in Africa", which is released under... read more
The Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs The Sterkfontein Valley landscape is in both western Gauteng... read more
The revolution in Cuba, culminating in Fidel Castro’s seizure of power on 1 January 1959, was from the beginning based on a non-racial... 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
This article was written by Devon Wall and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Customary Law in... read more
The date, December 16, holds a special significance in South African history. On this day in 1838, the Voortrekkers fought a battle for... read more
Following the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre, the Government declared a State of Emergency (SOE), in 83 magisterial districts – the first... 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
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The Democratic Party (DP), now the Democratic Alliance (DA), was formed on 8 April 1989, when the former Progressive Federal Party,... read more
This article was written by Haydn Cornish-Jenkins and forms part of the South African History Online and the University of York... read more

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