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South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO)

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The South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) was founded in Windhoek, South West Africa (presently Namibia) on 19 April 1960 by Herman Toivo ja Toivo... read more
Department Ministry/Incumbent Deputies President Jacob Zuma Cyril Ramaphosa Finance Nhlanhla Nene Mcebisi Jonas... read more
The sinking of the SS Mendi was caused by the reckless action of the captain of the SS Darro. It remains the greatest wartime maritime... read more
After the African National Congress victory, Jacob Zuma was elected the President of South Africa and announced his first Cabinet on... read more
Nguni Nguni is the collective name for a major group of Bantu-speaking peoples belonging to the Negroid racial group of Africa living in... read more
With help from the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund, the National Union of Textile Workers(NUTW) was established in September 1973.... 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
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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
March 20, 1602 marked the beginning of the inexorable end for many a state in the then known world. On that day, four hundred years ago, a... read more
This article was written by Jarvis Pruitt and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project In order to... 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
The English translation of this organization is Federation of Afrikaner Cultural Organisations.  The Federasie of Afrikaanse Kultuur... read more
In around 2300 BP (Before Present), hunter-gatherers called the San acquired domestic stock in what is now modern day Botswana. Their... read more
On 24 December 1651, accompanied by his wife and son, Jan van Riebeeck set off from Texel in The Netherlands for the Cape of Good Hope. Van... read more
This article was written by Nehal Patel and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Gertrude Fester... read more
The Paper Wood and Allied Workers Union (PWAWU) was formed on 31 May 1974 in Springs, Transvaal. It was also established with the help of... read more
This article was written by Cait Chapman and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women’s... read more
The Coloured HoR first sat in 1984, after the election was won by the Labour Party, which won 76 of the 80 seats. The party leader,... read more
The Natal branch of the Textile Workers Industrial Union (TWIU) was central to the activity based at Bolton Hall. This majority Indian... read more
The International Socialist League (ISL) was formed in September 1915. It was created by a progressive faction of the South African Labour... read more
In 1979, the Wiehahn Commission to investigate how to regulate labour legislation. The growth of unregistered trade unions, inadequate... read more
While the two main forces in the Anglo-Boer War 2 were White, it was not an exclusively White war. At least 15 000 Blacks were used as... read more

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