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The death of Samora Machel

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Death of a Revolutionary commemorates Samora Machel's life and examines the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death and acknowledges the contribution that he made to Mozambique and her Independence... read more
The Natal economy, like the rest of South Africa, received a major growth stimulus as a result of the outbreak of the war. The shortage of... read more
1948 26 May, DF Malan's National Party government follows up its election victory with the introduction of new apartheid laws as... read more
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18 February The German colony of Cameroon falls to French and British forces after 17 months of fighting. 21 February–19 December... read more
South Africa’s Radical Tradition: A documentary history, Volume two 1943 – 1964.  Edited by Alison Drew. Part one Harry Snitcher 1,... read more
Although Apartheid only ‘officially’ started in 1948, repression was rife in South Africa long before that date. This special project... read more
By the late 1970s, and especially as a result of the June 1976 uprising, the Apartheid government was forced to consider reforms to... read more
Both the HoR and HoD were characterised by impotence and incompetence. Examples include one NPP MP voting to support military conscription... read more
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Mkhumbane is a three-act musical with lyrics written by Alan Paton and the music by Todd Tozama Matshikiza. In 1959 Matshikiza wrote the... read more
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In March 1918 an international influenza pandemic broke out, that led to the deaths of 50 million people worldwide. The pandemic spread... 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
With help from the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund, the National Union of Textile Workers(NUTW) was established in September 1973.... read more
African National Congress Democratic Alliance Congress of the People Inkatha Freedom Party Independent Democrats United Democratic Movement... 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
In 1912 Enoch Mgjimia, a lay preacher and independent evangelist, broke away from the Wesleyan Methodist Church and joined the Church of... read more
After World War II, the process of decolonization of the African continent gathered momentum as Africans increasingly agitated for more... read more
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After the advent of democratic rule in 1994, the newly elected ANC led government was faced with the task of dealing with a legacy of... read more
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Marcus Garvey, preaching the unity of all blacks, claimed that liberty would come about only through the return of all Afro-Americans to... read more
1984-1990:- The people armed Introduction Numerous factors characterised the intensification of the freedom struggle against the National... read more
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South African History Online, a partner with the Department of Basic Education, participated in the Nkosi Albert Luthuli Oral History... read more
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On 9 June 1983, three members of the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), were executed at the... read more
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This article was written by Jodi McNeil and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The HIV/AIDS Crisis Emerges:... read more

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