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The SA Student organisation (SASO) was formed under the leadership of Steve Bantu Biko in 1968. The organisation was banned in 1977. This... read more
In the early hours of the morning of 16 December 1838, a battle was fought between the Voortrekkers, under the leadership of Andries... read more
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Before 1910, the creation of the Union of South Africa, the Parliament Buildings housed the bicameral Parliament of the Cape of Good Hope... read more
Members of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS), such as Steven Friedman and Jeanette Curtis together with South... read more
Founded on 24 November 1974, the Chemical Workers Industrial Union (CWIU)organised in the sectors handling chemicals, plastic, rubber,... read more
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In July 1967, the University Christian Movement (UCM) held its founding congress in Grahamstown, with about 90 clergymen and students in... read more
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Introduction A provisional settlement was reached in 1911. But in the letter of 12 September 1913 reproduced below, A.M. Cachalia, chairman... 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
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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
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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
During the war agricultural production in South Africa received a major stimulus as a result of increased demand inside the country and a... read more
A Brief Overview The People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) was an armed wing of the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO),... read more
The Origins of the Afrikaner Bond The Afrikaner Bond, an Afrikaner political organisation that was effectively the first political party in... read more
ANC-2nd Submission to TRC - APPENDIX FOUR Please note: Information in this list was drawn from press reports and the Annual Surveys of the... read more
At a time when the country was in mourning for those killed in the Boipatong Massacre of 17 June 1992, the Bisho Massacre added to the... read more
In 1952, Whites who identified themselves with the aspirations of those who participated in the Defiance Campaign formed the South African... read more
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Introduction The response to the outbreak of the First World War in South elicited different responses from a number of organisations as... read more
Missionaries arrived in Pondoland in 1830 when Faku, the ruler of the Mpondo Kingdom from 1818 to 1867, allowed Wesleyan missionaries... read more
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Before the Europeans settled in the Cape in 1652, the indigenous economy was dominated by subsistence agriculture and hunting. Up to the... read more
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On 25 January 1980 three MK Cadres – Stephen Mafoko, Humphrey Makhubo and Wilfred Madela – were allegedly on their way to carry... read more

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