Politics & Society

On 12 September 1977 the Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko died while in the custody of security police. The period leading up to his... read more
The Black Consciousness Movement of Azania (BCMA) was the external arm of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM), and had offices  in... read more
The Black People’s Convention (BPC) was an umbrella organisation of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM). BCM had its origins in... read more
The Women's Defence of the Constitution League In 1955 a small group of white middle-class women who were predominantly English-... read more
In 1973, Natal women formed a federation of Black women after Fatima Meer returned from the USA, where Black American women were moved by... read more
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
Bolt, a periodical covering English language studies focussing on contemporary South African reviews, criticism and creative writing. The... read more
The Building Construction and Allied Workers’ Union (BCAWU) was formed on 1 March 1975, and Leonard ‘Skakes’ Sikhakhane... read more
The telling of the history of South African Intelligence Agencies is somewhat hamstrung by the fact that people from these agencies do not... read more
In May 1980 tenants of houses in the Greater Cape Flats Areas neighbouring areas were informed by the Cape Town City and Divisional Council... read more
The period of the Second World War marked important developments in South Africa’s social, political and economic front for Black... 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
The relationship between our Constitution and other laws The Constitution is a law passed by Parliament and it is the highest law in the... read more
From 10 to 31 October 2011, South Africa will be conducting its third census since the advent of democracy in 1994. Undertaking a census is... read more
Following the 1973 strikes, workers flocked to Bolton Hall to sign up with the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF). Membership... read more