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Azanian People’s Organization (AZAPO)

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In aftermath of the June 16 Uprising, the government cracked down on student activists and organisations alike. On 19 October 1977 the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) and related organisations was banned... read more
In 1949 the government appointed the Eiselen Commission with the task of considering African education provision. The Commission... read more
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18 February The German colony of Cameroon falls to French and British forces after 17 months of fighting. 21 February–19 December... read more
The Springbok Legion (SL) was a leading organisation formed in 1941 to fight for the rights of soldiers during World War II and in the post... 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
"Without doubt it is a far more costly thing to kill the (indigenous population) than to Christianise them." (Warneck 1888) European... read more
At the annual conference of the African National Congress (ANC) held in Durban on 16 December 1959, the President General of the ANC, Chief... read more
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The year of 1985 signaled the beginning of the end of apartheid society and governance in South Africa. Following an upsurge of violent and... read more
The 1940s opened with the devastating Second World War in full swing. This decade also marked the gradual transition from a mining and... 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 Meghan Knapp and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract The... read more
The date, December 16, holds a special significance in South African history. On this day in 1838, the Voortrekkers fought a battle for... read more
1948 26 May, DF Malan's National Party government follows up its election victory with the introduction of new apartheid laws as... read more
Following the 1973, Durban strikes, TUCSA seemed unwilling to hold to book employers. TUCSA had long paid lip service to the ideal of... 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
Civic organisation also experienced problems in organising across the racial divide. Initially the emerging civic organisation in African... read more
This article was written by Idara Akpan and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project The 1956 Women... 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
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Before the Europeans settled in the Cape in 1652, the indigenous economy was dominated by subsistence agriculture and hunting. Up to the... 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
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South African History Online, a partner with the Department of Basic Education, participated in the Nkosi Albert Luthuli Oral History... read more
Prehistory of Southern Africa The Dutch East India Company (VOC) established Cape Town as a refuelling station in 1652 for their ships... read more

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