Politics & Society

In mid 1906, the Natal colonialist in the face of rising Zulu resentment against the imposition of a 'Poll Tax' unleashed one of... read more
Banishment has been used as form of punishment in South African from early colonial period. Both the Dutch and British colonial... read more
In 1949 the government appointed the Eiselen Commission with the task of considering African education provision. The Commission... read more
The Bantu Women's League was the first women's organisation in South Africa. It was started in 1918 by one of our earliest women activists... 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
After the French Revolution, the newly founded Republic of France conquered the Netherlands in 1795. The Netherlands became known as the... read more
In the early hours of the morning of 16 December 1838, a battle was fought between the Voortrekkers, under the leadership of Andries... read more
Introduction The battle of Cuito Cuanavale and the Cuban intervention in Angola is one of the turning points in Southern African History.... read more
In the wake of the urban revolt of 1976 and with prospects of a national revolution becoming apparent, security police detained Biko, the... 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
The system of Black authorities and the reforms brought about in the agri­cultural sphere were not unreservedly accepted in the... read more
The Black Consciousness Movement put its weight behind the labour movement, following a resolution to establish a national trade union... read more
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, after the banning of the ANC and PAC, the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) resuscitated the anti-... 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
The Black Consciousness philosophy gained most of its support in the secondary schools and universities. The role played by the Black... read more