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The Nile river and its influence on settlement The tomb of Tutankhamen Way of life in ancient Egypt The spread of Egypt’s knowledge... read more
The International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) was established by Canon L John Collins of St Paul’s Cathedral in 1956. Its mission was... read more
This article was written by Nicole Dellaportas and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women... read more
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Newspapers or publications by African people played a critical role in giving them an alternative space to articulate their views. The... read more
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On 17 June 1992 the Joe Slovo Informal settlement in Boipatong outside Vereeniging was attacked by a group of about 300 armed men from Kwa... read more
At a time when the country was in mourning for those killed in the Boipatong Massacre of 17 June 1992, the Bisho Massacre added to the... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 3) The Broederbond Just as it was the white man’s way to... read more
The overthrow of Portugal’s Prime Minister, Marcello Caetano, on 25 April 1974 hailed a watershed moment for the former Portuguese colonies... read more
In 1973, the Government appointed a select committee of parliament, the Schlebusch Commission, to investigate the objects, organisation,... read more
Forced removals refer to the moving of people from their homes against their will. This may not always involve physical threat or force,... read more
This list of banished people forms part of a bigger feature on Banishment in South Africa. table.tableizer-table {border: 1px solid #... read more
What is herding? Herder societies are also known as pastoral societies and were also nomadic, like hunter-gatherers. They kept domesticated... read more
ANC-2nd Submission to TRC - APPENDIX FOUR Please note: Information in this list was drawn from press reports and the Annual Surveys of the... read more
Several hundred artists and activists from South Africa both living in exile and within the country, as well as foreign nationals were... 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
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Political Organisations African National Congress (ANC) Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) South African Coloured People Organisation (SACPO)... read more
When the First World War broke out, Indians in South Africa gave enthusiastic support to the British war effort in the form of declarations... read more
In August 1906, the British administration in the Transvaal passed the Asiatic Law Amendment Ordinance (Black Act) to control the entry of... read more
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The South African Students Movement (SASM) an organisation of mainly high school students was formed to represent students, articulate... read more
Who were the hunter-gatherers? Many societies all over the world survived by hunting and gathering for most of the last 100 000 years. In... read more
Pan-Africanism is the belief that people of African descent have common interests and should be unified. Historically, Pan-Africanism has... read more

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