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Matabele Wars 1836-1896

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The reign of Mzilikazi.. read more
The Griqua people’s history is not directly intertwined with that of Bloemfontein, however their history had an important influence... read more
In 2016 South Africa History Online celebrates 15 years of being a public open source heritage site. What a journey it has been. At the end... read more
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In 1991, Nelson Mandela was elected the president of the African National Congress (ANC), and his friend and colleague, Oliver Tambo, was... read more
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Mkhumbane is a three-act musical with lyrics written by Alan Paton and the music by Todd Tozama Matshikiza. In 1959 Matshikiza wrote the... read more
Together with civic organizations, the youth played an in important role in the struggle against apartheid in the Western Cape. The first... read more
Prof. Allison Drew is a noted historian and writer on socialism and nationalism in the South African context. This is a collection of books... read more
This feature commemorates the outbreak of the First World War. This major historical event became known as  The Great War. The main... read more
1997 September, The statue of Steve Biko is defaced twice within a space of three weeks after it was unveiled by President Nelson Mandela... read more
The Afrikaanse Handelsinsituut (AHI – in English the Afrikaans Commercial Institute) was formed during WWII to create Afrikaner... read more
Student protests in democratic South Africa South Africa has a long history of student protests going way back to the anti-Apartheid... read more
The period after the Sharpeville Massacre and the banning of the African National Congress (ANC) and the Pan African Congress (PAC),... read more
Date strike began Factory Demand 9 January 1973 Coronation Brick and Tile Factory Increase in the minimum wage from R8.97... 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
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Land is a very important commodity. It is used for farming, which provides food, providing living space and can also be seen as a sign of... 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
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) announced its formation on 27 July, 2013 in Soweto. The party was formed by former ANC Youth League... read more
Causes of the War The First Anglo-Boer is also known as the First Transvaal War of Independence because the conflict arose between the... read more
The Consultative Committee of Black Trade Unions (CCOBTU) was formed in 1977.* CCOBTU emerged out ofthe efforts of workers who had been... read more
The three Basotho Wars (1858-68) and the formation of Lesotho The conflict between the Basotho people and White settlers in what is now the... read more
"We seek to create a united Democratic and non-racial society. We have a vision of South Africa in which black and white shall live... read more
The Pondo people were dispossessed of their land and they were forced to submit themselves to White control. In 1910, at the union of South... read more

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