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World War I

This feature commemorates the outbreak of the First World War. This major historical event became known as  The Great War... read more
The identity of the Afrikaner Jew - what personifies the Boerejood? A Boerejood (‘farmer Jew’) or Boerejode (plural) is the... read more
On 17 March 1992, President Frederick Willem de Klerk announced the results of a referendum in which only white people were allowed to... read more
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Muslims living in the Cape were granted religious freedom by July 1804 as Dutch authorities attempted to enlist their support in the face... read more
The Afrikaanse Handelsinsituut (AHI – in English the Afrikaans Commercial Institute) was formed during WWII to create Afrikaner... read more
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The reign of Mzilikazi Under the leadership of Mzilikazi, the people who came to be called the Ndebele in Zimbabwe (originally of the... read more
By late February 1973, the spread of the strikes was the most significant development since Sharpeville and the turn to armed struggle.... read more
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The Bantustans or homelands, established by the Apartheid Government, were areas to which the majority of the Blacks population was moved... read more
From: South Africa's Radical Tradition, a documentary history, Volume One 1907 - 1950, by Allison Drew Introduction South Africa's... read more
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The Society of Young Africa (SOYA) held its opening conference on 20th December 1951. Led by I. B. Tabata, SOYA was closely linked to the... read more
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Background to the history of student organisations. The history of student organisation at tertiary education institutions and high school... read more
Both the HoR and HoD were characterised by impotence and incompetence. Examples include one NPP MP voting to support military conscription... read more
On 2 November 1983, the government held a referendum to gauge White opinion on the new constitution and tricameral parliament – it... read more
List of the first Indian indentured labourers arriving in South Africa, 16 November 1860        NO NAME FATHERS AGE... read more
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The history of white colonial land dispossession dates back to the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlement in the Cape, which was... 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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Following the South West Africa People’s Organisation’s (SWAPO) consultative congress in 1969-70 in Tanzania, SWAPO wanted to... read more
South Africa’s advent to democracy was ushered through the 1993 Interim Constitution, drawn up through negotiations among various... 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
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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
Zwelidumile Geelboi Mgxaji Mslaba “Dumile” Feni was born on 21 May 1942 in the small town of Withuis in Worcester, Cape... read more
Introduction The June 16 1976 Uprising that began in Soweto and spread countrywide profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in... read more

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