Politics & Society

President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet on the 31st October 2010. Portfolio Minister President of South Africa Jacob Zuma... read more
Introduction The transition from the Apartheid era to the new democratic dispensation was a powerful and fundamental process for South... read more
For several years, different liberation organisations debated engaging in armed struggle against the Apartheid state.  Following the... read more
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Introduction The battle of Cuito Cuanavale and the Cuban intervention in Angola is one of the turning points in Southern African History.... read more
Introduction Afrikaans, the official language during South Africa’s Apartheid era, often occupies a politicised space as the ‘colonial’... read more
The area between the Orange and Vaal rivers, originally known as Transoranje, with its abundance of permanent water sources, was the... 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
The origin of South Africa’s judicial capital goes back to the mid 19th century when Major H.D. Warden established a British outpost in the... read more
The series of clashes historically known as, Frontier Wars date back to 1779 when Xhosa people, Boers, Khoikhoi, San and the British... 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
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
In 1971, GWIU workers walked out of Natal clothing factories, demanding a living wage and effectively halted industry for the day.  In... read more
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The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, was drawn up by the Parliament elected in 1994 in the first non-racial elections... read more
Even before PW Botha became the Prime Minister, Prime Minister John Vorster appointed the Theron Commission in 1977 to look into the... read more
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Background The establishment of the Teachers’ League of South Africa (TLSA) emerged out of increasing racial segregation in the Cape... read more
The Afrikaner ideal of a republic South Africa only became a Republic on the 31st May 1961, but the formation of a Republic had been the... read more
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World opposition to Apartheid Enforced racial segregation in South Africa began with the arrival of the Dutch and English colonisers.... read more
Introduction  Nationalism refers to an ideology, a form of culture, or a social movement that focuses on the nation. It emphasises the... read more
The Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU) was the first South African trade union federation that organised mostly Black... read more
The “Bolton Hall Four” David Davis, David Hemson, Jeannette Cunningham-Brown and Halton Cheadle were banned for five years... read more
This article was written by Joshua Richman and forms part of the South African History Online and the University of York Collaborative... read more

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