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In the 1930s various trade unions from different backgrounds ranging from conservative craft unions, white racist industrial unions, white dominated racially mixed industrial unions and non-racial industrial unions merged to form on.. 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
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
This article was written by Nicole Dellaportas and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women... read more
Strikes in the Schools Presumably, not all students of the earlier generation 'worshipped the school authorities'! The first,... read more
The United Women’s Organisation (UWO) was launched in April 1981 with 400 delegates from the Western Cape attending. Some of the women who... read more
"On Language South Africa is a land of many languages, but these languages can be divided into two main categories - the language of... 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
The Rand Rebellion of 1922 was an armed uprising that is also referred to as the Rand Revolt or Red Revolt. It occurred during a period of... read more
The out break of the First World War had profound consequences for the development of socialist labour politics in South Africa. Before the... read more
The Tsonga are a group of the Bantu-speaking population who live in areas extending from St Lucia Bay on the northern KwaZulu Natal coast,... read more
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The last all-white elections On Wednesday 6 September 1989, the majority of South Africans will once again witness the election of a... read more
The Korana or Kora were a nomadic Khoikhoi group that probably derived their name from a chief called Kora (or Gora), who was originally a... read more
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The State of the Nation Address (SONA) by the President of South Africa is a speech given by the sitting President of South Africa. It is... read more
In the modern-day world the view people are given of Africa is often a narrow one. In this piece we present 50 facts about this continent... 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
Following the 1973 strikes, workers flocked to Bolton Hall to sign up with the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF). Membership... read more
Who were the hunter-gatherers? Many societies all over the world survived by hunting and gathering for most of the last 100 000 years. In... read more
Staffrider was a South African literary and arts magazine published by Ravan Press in Johannesburg from 1978 to 1993. It took its name and... read more
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Labour migrancy from Pondoland began when labour recruiters started looking for people who were prepared to leave the surrounding Transkei... read more
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Traditional authorities were indispensable in the application of the provisions in the 1913 Natives Land Act in areas of rural South Africa... read more
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On Tuesday, 17 June, 2014, the Popular Education website was launched in Woodstock, Cape Town. Omar Badsha, the Director of South African... read more

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