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Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is a South African political organization, established by Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, which encouraged a resurgent Zulu nationalism and created a platform for Buthelezi to advance his political ambitions... read more
Introduction The National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU) is South Africa's second largest trade union federation with more than 400... 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
Introduction Afrikaans, the official language during South Africa’s Apartheid era, often occupies a politicised space as the ‘colonial’... read more
The three Basotho Wars (1858-68) and the formation of Lesotho The conflict between the Basotho people and White settlers in what is now the... read more
Introduction We are not dealing with sets of statistics. We are talking about people of flesh and blood, who laugh and cry, who love and... read more
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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... read more
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The history of the Young Communist League (YCL) dates back to 1921, although the organisation observes 25 May 1922 as the date of its... read more
The Black Consciousness philosophy gained most of its support in the secondary schools and universities. The role played by the Black... read more
Lived off the environment The earliest hunter-gatherers in southern Africa were the San people. They mostly survived by hunting Gemsbok... read more
Members of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS), such as Steven Friedman and Jeanette Curtis together with South... read more
On 3 March 1999, the President of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, announced to the National Assembly (Parliament) that the... read more
On 16 August 2012, the South African Police Service (SAPS) opened fire on a crowd of striking mineworkers at Marikana, in the North West... 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
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The African People’s Democratic Union of Southern Africa (APDUSA) was launched in Duncan Village outside East London in March 1961.... read more
The San, the first people in South Africa The earliest hunter-gatherers in southern Africa were the San people. The San were also known as... 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
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The position of South Africa in international affairs remained important throughout apartheid. The South African government needed to rely... read more
The idea of forming an association was discussed in the Nyanga hostel. The discussion were given impetus by the 1981 decision by the local... read more
"Without doubt it is a far more costly thing to kill the (indigenous population) than to Christianise them." (Warneck 1888) European... read more
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Anyone who travels over the vast expanse of South Africa is immediately struck by the great variations in its landscape and the differing... 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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