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Convict Stations & Labour in the Cape Colony

The exploitation of convict labour at the Cape during the Colonial era is closely connected with the work of John Montagu, Colonial Secretary for the Cape 1843-53... read more
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From Union to Democracy One hundred years ago, the various colonies and Republics were declared a single entity, the Union of South Africa... read more
The 1973 strikes was a major wake-up call for registered unions, most of which had been lulled into varying degrees of complacency by... read more
In 1949 the government appointed the Eiselen Commission with the task of considering African education provision. The Commission... read more
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Introduction The South Africa Act passed by the British Parliament in 1909 combined the self-governing British colonies of the Natal, Cape... read more
Finding the area ones ancestors came from is a daunting task. To assist the searcher, the table below has been created. The table... read more
After the African National Congress victory, Jacob Zuma was elected the President of South Africa and announced his first Cabinet on... read more
1. Introduction ↵ The value of history is derived from its obligation to view all factors and clues of the past that lead up to one... read more
This feature commemorates the outbreak of the First World War. This major historical event became known as  The Great War. The main... read more
Introduction The history of white colonial land dispossession began at the Cape with the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlement... 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
1946 Passive Resistance Campaign Introduction Discriminatory laws directed at the Indian community Discriminatory practices against... read more
The Federation of Transvaal Women (FEDTRAW) was formed on the 8th of December 1984, bringing together close to 200 women from all over the... read more
This article was written by Andrew Bohannon and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women in the... read more
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Introduction The Tricameral Parliament, a three-tiered assembly that presided over the last decade of Apartheid, was inaugurated to allow... read more
Members of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS), such as Steven Friedman and Jeanette Curtis together with South... read more
Surname   First names   Party   Abrahams   Beverley Lynnette   ANC   Adams... read more
After the fall of Port Natal Port Natal Andries Pretorius arrived from Graaff-Reinet. On 25 November 1838 Pretorius took over leadership as... read more
Prehistory of Southern Africa Two places are of particular heritage interest in the Polokwane area: the BaKoni Malapa Museum south of the... 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
Introduction The arrival of the Boers and the colonial masters to the area known as Griqualand West, denied the Griquas the opportunity of... 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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