Politics & Society

Introduction A provisional settlement was reached in 1911. But in the letter of 12 September 1913 reproduced below, A.M. Cachalia, chairman... 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
1984-1990:- The people armed Introduction Numerous factors characterised the intensification of the freedom struggle against the National... read more
This article was written by Jonathan Cohen and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The 1967 Terrorism Act was one... read more
1971 Closure of The Classic, by Nat Nakasa, editor. Publication of ‘Sounds of a Cowhide Drum’, Oswald Mtshali’s first book of poetry, by... read more
In 1971, GWIU workers walked out of Natal clothing factories, demanding a living wage and effectively halted industry for the day.  In... read more
Introduction On 9 January 1973, workers at the Coronation Brick and Tile factory, outside Durban, came out on strike. Immediately... read more
Following the 1973, Durban strikes, TUCSA seemed unwilling to hold to book employers. TUCSA had long paid lip service to the ideal of... read more
South Africa’s advent to democracy was ushered through the 1993 Interim Constitution, drawn up through negotiations among various... read more
In democratic South Africa, the government allows citizens to express dissatisfaction through peaceful demonstrations. Workers are also... read more
In 2016 South Africa History Online celebrates 15 years of being a public open source heritage site. What a journey it has been. At the end... read more
In the modern-day world the view people are given of Africa is often a narrow one. In this piece we present 50 facts about this continent... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 12) A Charge of Treason When detectives invaded the... read more
Newspapers or publications by African people played a critical role in giving them an alternative space to articulate their views. The... read more
Background and policy of apartheid Before we can look at the history of the apartheid period it is necessary to understand what apartheid... read more