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Treason Trial 1956-1961

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For some time there had always been a question in peoples' minds as to why the government had allowed the Congress of the People in 1955, to take place... read more
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In May 1918 a group of fourteen railway clerks, clergymen and policemen formed an organization, Jong Suid-Afrika (Young South Africa). A... read more
The Origins and formation: The South African Student Organisation (SASO) was formed in 1968 after some members of the University of Natal... read more
In the modern-day world the view people are given of Africa is often a narrow one. In this piece we present 50 facts about this continent... read more
SAYCO was regarded as the most significant youth organization to emerge during the 1980s. Initiated by COSAS, it focused on organizing the... read more
During the war agricultural production in South Africa received a major stimulus as a result of increased demand inside the country and a... read more
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In the 1930s various trade unions from different backgrounds ranging from conservative craft unions, white racist industrial unions, white... 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
The English translation of this organization is Federation of Afrikaner Cultural Organisations.  The Federasie of Afrikaanse Kultuur... read more
This article was written by Cait Chapman and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women’s... read more
For the tricameral parliament to work, the government had to find willing partners among the groups it sought to incorporate: the Coloureds... read more
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The passive resistance movement in South Africa is seen as, largely, led by M K Gandhi and the Indian Congresses campaigns. However, this... read more
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It is nearly 15 years since the Socialist Party of Azania was first launched on 21 March 1998 after a grouping from the Azanian People... read more
At the outbreak of the First World War, Germany put into operation the Schlieffen Plan. This plan was based on the assumption that in case... read more
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Since the early 1990s, June 16, now known as Youth Day, has been remembered, commemorated, and memorialised as public history. There have... 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
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 10) Time for a Chartist Movement The idea of the Freedom... read more
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The SA Student organisation (SASO) was formed under the leadership of Steve Bantu Biko in 1968. The organisation was banned in 1977. This... read more
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In September and October 1977, the apartheid government stiffened its resolve to end the nationwide student unrest that broke out in Soweto... read more
The period 1860-1923 is characterised firstly by the introduction of indentured Indian labourers into Natal and of the "passenger... read more
The 1970s period was a watershed for youth politics in South Africa. The South African Student Organisation (SASO) was gathering... read more
2010 19 January: (Congress of South African Trade Unions) COSATU affiliate The Food and Allied Workers' Union (FAWU) entered their... read more

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