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KwaMsiza - A Ndebele village

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KwaMsiza is a village of 49 families located some 50km north of Pretoria. Its residents are Ndzundza Ndebele, and belong to three major family groups: the Msiza, the Bhuda, and the Skosana... read more
In 1949 the government appointed the Eiselen Commission with the task of considering African education provision. The Commission... read more
"We seek to create a united Democratic and non-racial society. We have a vision of South Africa in which black and white shall live... read more
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The South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) was founded in Windhoek, South West Africa (presently Namibia) on 19 April 1960 by... read more
According to the EFF’s publication ‘The Coming Revolution’, Julius Malema had earned the title of Commander-in Chief of the Economic... 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
This article was written by Skylar Jayes and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract The... read more
Soon after the 1971 garment workers’ strike at Currie’s Fountain, three students from the Durban campus of the University of... read more
The South African Labour Party (SALP) The South African Party (SAP) The South African National Party (SANP) Hersigte Nasionale Party (HNP)... 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
The Paper Wood and Allied Workers Union (PWAWU) was formed on 31 May 1974 in Springs, Transvaal. It was also established with the help of... read more
The National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) activists at the University of Cape Town supported African workers through a wage... read more
Filling the void left by SASO? The Azanian Students Organisation (AZASO): A summary  Following the banning of the South African... read more
In May 1980 tenants of houses in the Greater Cape Flats Areas neighbouring areas were informed by the Cape Town City and Divisional Council... read more
African National Congress National Party Inkatha Freedom Party Freedom Front Democratic Party Pan Africanist Congress African Christian... read more
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The sugar industry in Natal (now known as kwaZulu-Natal) was controlled by White settlers and their descendants or successors. The... read more
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The Nile river and its influence on settlement The tomb of Tutankhamen Way of life in ancient Egypt The spread of Egypt’s knowledge... read more
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The history of the struggle against racial oppression and exclusion in South Africa is inextricably intertwined with the struggle of... read more
The NIC (Natal Indian Congress) was the first of the Indian Congresses to be formed. It was established in 1894 by Mahatma Gandhi to fight... read more
Relations between Russia and South Africa In the late-19th century, Russia was engaged in rivalry with the British Empire, especially in... read more
UTP was one of the first groups to help form black trade unions, following the PUTCO strike in June 1972. The Laundry and Dry Cleaning... read more
The first leader of the National Party (NP) became Prime Minister as part of the PACT government in 1924. The NP was the governing party of... read more

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