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This article was written by Baruch Hirson.. read more
Since the beginning of the struggle of apartheid in 1948, women were at the forefront of resisting the government and fighting their... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 11) “Bantu Education or the Street” The first... read more
Following the recall of Thabo Mbeki as President, Kgalema Motlanthe  was elected the President and announced his Cabinet on 25... read more
On October 25 1991, ninety-two organisations that were united in their opposition to apartheid gathered in Durban to form the Patriotic... read more
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The SACTU decision to create formal links with the ANC was based on their argument that the struggle for a living wage and working... read more
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The campaign for the Congress of the People and the Freedom Charter was the climax to a decade or so of multifaceted and creative... read more
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) was established on 2 April 1944, by Anton Lambede (who became the League’s first... read more
The South African Party (SAP) led by former Republican generals Louis Botha and Jan Smuts won the 1910 general elections. The SAP won 63... 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
Prehistory of Southern Africa The Durban area is probably best known for the historic Zulu kingdom, dating to the early 19th century. To... read more
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The end of the war was accompanied by rapid inflation and severe shortages in basic commodities. During the war itself the cost of living... read more
1946 22 June, The Government of India requested that the question of the treatment of Indians in the Union of South Africa be included in... read more
The First African Trade Union The Industrial Workers of Africa (the IWA) was the first African trade union in South Africa. It was formed... read more
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The reign of Mzilikazi Under the leadership of Mzilikazi, the people who came to be called the Ndebele in Zimbabwe (originally of the... 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 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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Land is a very important commodity. It is used for farming, which provides food, providing living space and can also be seen as a sign of... read more
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The destruction of the Zulu kingdom 1879 -1896 In the 1870s settler and colonial determination to bring Blacks under firm political control... read more
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Introduction. Pondoland is the traditional area of the Pondo people, one of the Xhosa speaking peoples. Pondoland area is... 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
The overthrow of Portugal’s Prime Minister, Marcello Caetano, on 25 April 1974 hailed a watershed moment for the former Portuguese colonies... read more

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