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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
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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
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When the First World War broke out in August 1914, the British Government called upon the dominions in the British Empire to come to its... read more
The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) formed African industrial unions, some of which were parallels of registered unions. These... read more
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Banishment has been used as form of punishment in South African from early colonial period. Both the Dutch and British colonial... read more
Botha appointed a President’s Council in October 1980 to oversee the process of piecemeal reform that would confer a modicum of... read more
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The South African Party (SAP) lost its leadership of the government in 1924 when it lost the election and the Pact came into power. In... read more
On 5 June 1918 disaffected Afrikaners were brought together in a new organisation called Jong Suid-Afrika (Young South Africa). The... read more
The International Socialist League (ISL) was formed in September 1915. It was created by a progressive faction of the South African Labour... read more
The Pondo people were dispossessed of their land and they were forced to submit themselves to White control. In 1910, at the union of South... read more
Racial segregation and white supremacy had become central aspects of South African policy long before Apartheid started. The notorious 1913... read more
1 January Battle of Artois and Champagne in France begins. 31 January 1915 The German Army makes use of poison gas for the first time in... read more
African National Congress Democratic Alliance Congress of the People Inkatha Freedom Party Independent Democrats United Democratic Movement... read more
The African Students Association (ASA) was established on 17 December 1961 in Durban under the auspices of the banned African National... read more
Introduction The transition from the Apartheid era to the new democratic dispensation was a powerful and fundamental process for South... read more
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By 1895 Britain was getting more confident about taking action in South Africa. Joseph Chamberlain was appointed Colonial Secretary. He... read more
Prehistory of the Region Pre-history of Southern Africa Africans who worked with copper and iron inhabited the area between 350AD to 600AD... read more
The 5th ANC Policy Conference is due to take place from the 30th of June to the 5th of July. During the conference a range of topics... read more
The Afrikaner ideal of a republic South Africa only became a Republic on the 31st May 1961, but the formation of a Republic had been the... read more
The relationship between our Constitution and other laws The Constitution is a law passed by Parliament and it is the highest law in the... read more
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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) was launched in May 1987 at a three-day congress in Crown Mines, Johannesburg.... read more
Before the June 16 student uprising, the Soweto Students' Representative Council (SSRC) was formed. This organisation led the march... read more

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