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The Berlin Conference

The Berlin Conference can be best understood as the formalisation of the Scramble for Africa... 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
The South African Party (SAP) led by former Republican generals Louis Botha and Jan Smuts won the 1910 general elections. The SAP won 63... 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
1800: Historical Context Nelson Mandela traces his lineage back to the Thembu Chief Nxeko, one of the early Thembu Kings who ruled over... read more
SALDRU's press clipping collection was invaluable in researching South Africa's transition to democracy...Reading through the... read more
The origin of South Africa’s judicial capital goes back to the mid 19th century when Major H.D. Warden established a British outpost in the... read more
Context: The Emergence of a Pan-African Rhetoric The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), established on 25 May 1963, was the culmination... read more
President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet on the 31st October 2010. Portfolio Minister President of South Africa Jacob Zuma... read more
The Industrial Aid Society (IAS) started out as a project of the Wage and Economic Commission, which operated under NUSAS at the University... read more
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By the 1900s African people had been dispossessed of their land and colonial rule was still in the process of being entrenched. The... read more
1904 6 January, The settler Frau Sonnenberg tells German soldiers stationed at the Waterberg, including the Sergeant in charge, Sergeant... read more
South Africa’s advent to democracy was ushered through the 1993 Interim Constitution, drawn up through negotiations among various... read more
1994 to 1995 In December 1994 and January 1995, armed youth gangs in Alexandra Township outside of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province,... read more
The collapse of apartheid and the advent of democracy in South Africa was regionally supported by a group of southern African states called... read more
1948 26 May, DF Malan's National Party government follows up its election victory with the introduction of new apartheid laws as... 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
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As Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans for many centuries the maps that were created were by and large grossly inaccurate. They are... 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
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The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) was established in June 1979 as a national organization to represent the interests of Black... read more
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The United Democratic Front (UDF) Women’s Congress was formed on the 23rd of April 1987, primarily as a body that will uphold the... read more
This article was written by Jerry Saena and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract: Ruth... read more

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