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The Land Act, Traditional Authorities and the Native Affairs Department (NAD) 1913-1953

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Traditional authorities were indispensable in the application of the provisions in the 1913 Natives Land Act in areas of rural South Africa designated as "Schedul.. read more
Together with civic organizations, the youth played an in important role in the struggle against apartheid in the Western Cape. The first... read more
The Tsonga are a group of the Bantu-speaking population who live in areas extending from St Lucia Bay on the northern KwaZulu Natal coast,... read more
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From the early years of colonial rule, South African youth had participated in various forms against the racist character of colonialism,... read more
The Black Consciousness philosophy gained most of its support in the secondary schools and universities. The role played by the Black... 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
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 11) “Bantu Education or the Street” The first... read more
Different sections of the South African community reacted to the formation of the republic in different ways. The fact that the republic... read more
March 20, 1602 marked the beginning of the inexorable end for many a state in the then known world. On that day, four hundred years ago, a... read more
The area between the Orange and Vaal rivers, originally known as Transoranje, with its abundance of permanent water sources, was the... read more
The South African Labour Party (SALP) The South African Party (SAP) The South African National Party (SANP) Hersigte Nasionale Party (HNP)... read more
The United Democratic Front (UDF) was an anti-apartheid body that incorporated many anti-apartheid organisations. It was launched in 1983,... read more
"Without doubt it is a far more costly thing to kill the (indigenous population) than to Christianise them." (Warneck 1888) European... read more
(seTswana [language], baTswana [people]) The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, Sotho-Tswana, Shangaan-... read more
"Two hundred thousand subterranean heroes who, by day and by night, for a mere pittance lay down their lives to the familiar 'fall of rock... read more
On 16 August 2012, the South African Police Service (SAPS) opened fire on a crowd of striking mineworkers at Marikana, in the North West... read more
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In the 2014 South African general elections, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) won 1,169,259 votes, 6.35% of total votes cast, coming in... read more
This article was written by Joshua Richman and forms part of the South African History Online and the University of York Collaborative... read more
South Africa has one of the longest sequences of human development in the world. It begins with two million years old hominid fossils.... 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
Introduction The history of White colonial land dispossession did not begin with the passing of the Native Land Act in 1913, it spans back... read more
The Origins and formation: The South African Student Organisation (SASO) was formed in 1968 after some members of the University of Natal... read more

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