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The Empty Land Myth

The Empty or Vacant Land Theory is a theory was propagated by European settlers in nineteenth century South Africa to support their claims to land... read more
On 16 December, 1961, Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) was launched as an armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). The formation of the MK... read more
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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... 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
The Grey Street Mosque, 1880-1930 Indians began settling in Natal from 1860 when the first indentured workers arrived.1 They were followed... read more
The 5th ANC Policy Conference is due to take place from the 30th of June to the 5th of July. During the conference a range of topics... read more
The 1973 August TUCSA conference marked an important opportunity for the Council to become a representative worker organisation.  A... read more
The Trade Union Advisory and Coordinating Council (TUACC) was formed in October 1973* with the Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) and... 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
On 13 November 1991, Nelson Mandela announced that the first constitutional talks would take place on 29 and 30 November at the... read more
..to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind. Winning a Nobel Prize is one of the... read more
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Trade unions are created to protect the rights of the workers. In democratic South Africa trade unions have the power to guarantee workers... read more
[baPedi – People and sePedi – Language] The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, Sotho-Tswana... read more
In September 1993, the South African legislature approved the setting up of a multiparty Transitional Executive Council (TEC) to manage... read more
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The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, Sotho, Shangaan-Tsonga and Venda. The Nguni represent nearly two... read more
PRINCIPLES ON RESTITUTION, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNAL TENURE, REDISTRIBUTION & FARM TENURE ADOPTED AT THE POLICY SUMMIT HELD ON 1-2... read more
The council was divided, with verligtes and verkramptes pulling in different directions. It was subsequently also schizophrenic in its... read more
The First African Trade Union The Industrial Workers of Africa (the IWA) was the first African trade union in South Africa. It was formed... read more
"On Language South Africa is a land of many languages, but these languages can be divided into two main categories - the language of... read more
Following the recall of Thabo Mbeki as President, Kgalema Motlanthe  was elected the President and announced his Cabinet on 25... read more
Prior to Biko's inquest, magistrates had declined to examine the interrogation methods used, and had attributed detention deaths to natural... read more
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2009 February 2009, the University of Limpopo in Limpopo Province experienced student protests concerning accommodation, National Student... read more

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