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The Labour Party (LP) came into being after the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910. Colonel F. H. P. Creswell was the leader of the party... read more
The Sweet Food and Allied Workers Union (SFAWU) was established in 1974 with the help of the Urban Training Project (UTP). Amongst its... read more
The South Africa Act passed by the British Parliament in 1909 combined the self-governing British colonies of the Natal, Cape, Transvaal... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 16) On Trial State versus Abram Fischer and Thirteen Others... read more
The opening moment of education in South Africa coincides with the foundation of the colonial experience at the Cape in 1652. Six years... read more
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Early years The history of the South African Defence Force (SADF) can be traced to the 1660s. When Jan van Riebeeck landed at the Cape in... 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
The Afrikaanse Handelsinsituut (AHI – in English the Afrikaans Commercial Institute) was formed during WWII to create Afrikaner... read more
Elizabeth Davenport: A teacher and member of the Black Sash by Cole Morgan Abstract Elizabeth Davenport has been an integral part of the... read more
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Introduction The Ohlange Institute was founded by John Langalibalele Dube in 1900. Dube was a founder member and first president of the... read more
When the Union of South Africa was established in 1910, there was already a foundation for pass system. However, over time men and women... read more
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The Amandla Cultural Ensemble was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Gold for their contribution to the struggle against apartheid through... read more
Around one-thousand people were employed in the Natal clothing industry in the early 1930s. At least half of the workforce was getting paid... read more
The Pondo people fiercely resisted the rise of the Colonisersand their attempts to reshape and re-engineer Pondoland and to co-opt their... read more
On 6 January 1974, the new independent organisations, GFWBF and IIE, established the Trade Union Advisory Coordinating Council (TUACC).... read more
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This article was written by Jonathan Cohen and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The 1967 Terrorism Act was one... read more
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The Transvaal Indian Youth Congress (TIYC) was formed in Transvaal (now Gauteng) as the youth wing of the Transvaal Indian Congress (TIC)... read more
1971 Closure of The Classic, by Nat Nakasa, editor. Publication of ‘Sounds of a Cowhide Drum’, Oswald Mtshali’s first book of poetry, by... read more
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The history of the Pan Africanist Youth Congress of Azania (PAYCO) can be traced back to 1981* when its predecessor, Azanian National Youth... read more
Africa is the world’s second largest continent, both by size and number, after Asia. Its landmass holds 54 countries and nine territories.... read more
For several years, different liberation organisations debated engaging in armed struggle against the Apartheid state.  Following the... read more
Like all other Black ethnic groups, the Coloureds also fell victim to segregation and repressive legislations enacted by Colonial and... read more

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