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Nobel Prizes and South African Laureates

..to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind... read more
In June 1973, the Textile Workers Industrial Union (TWIU) Congress resolved to establish a parallel, unregistered union for African workers... 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 events at Lonmin Mine in Marikana in the North West Province were a tragic stain on the history of post Apartheid South Africa. This... read more
Africanist News and Views, published by the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania (South Africa), expressed the Pan-Africanist viewpoint... read more
Prior to Biko's inquest, magistrates had declined to examine the interrogation methods used, and had attributed detention deaths to natural... read more
As the struggle for freedom reached a new intensity in the early fifties, the ANC saw the need for a clear statement on the future of South... read more
The GFWBF was subsequently transformed into the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) in July 1975. At the union’s official... read more
On 16 December, 1961, Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) was launched as an armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). The formation of the MK... 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 Great Trek was a movement of Dutch-speaking colonists up into the interior of southern Africa in search of land where they could... read more
Prof. Allison Drew is a noted historian and writer on socialism and nationalism in the South African context. This is a collection of books... 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
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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A township emerging as a result of the Group Areas Act of 1950, Lenasia was the scene of waves of anti-apartheid activity. Some African... read more
There were several reasons why Johannesburg urgently needed a laundry service. Water was not easily obtainable ”” the nearest natural... read more
The Coloured HoR first sat in 1984, after the election was won by the Labour Party, which won 76 of the 80 seats. The party leader,... read more
By the 1860s, subjugation of African people in the immediate vicinity of the Cape had been achieved. Other than a small, enfranchised... read more
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In aftermath of the June 16 Uprising, the government cracked down on student activists and organisations alike. On 19 October 1977 the... read more
The Empty or Vacant Land Theory is a theory was propagated by European settlers in nineteenth century South Africa to support their claims... read more
The ANC in exile issued its first January 8th statement in 1972, the founding date of the ANC. This statement outlined the organisation... read more
Introduction On 9 January 1973, workers at the Coronation Brick and Tile factory, outside Durban, came out on strike. Immediately... read more

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