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Tana Baru Cemetery Uprising

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Muslims living in the Cape were granted religious freedom by July 1804 as Dutch authorities attempted to enlist their support in the face of a looming British invasion... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 11) “Bantu Education or the Street” The first... read more
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Umteteli Wabantu(Mouthpiece of the People), a newspaper, was established by the Chamber of Mines and the Native Recruiting Corporation (NRC... read more
During the 1920s, the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) - which changed its name to the African National Congress (ANC) in... read more
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The first mention of a Coloured Affairs Department (CAD) and Coloured Advisory Council (CAC) was made by Prime Minister Jan Smuts, in 1941... 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
The HoD was dominated by the National People’s Party (NPP) of Amichand Rajbansi, who in 1984 had 18 seats to Solidarity’s 17,... read more
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The South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) was founded in Windhoek, South West Africa (presently Namibia) on 19 April 1960 by... read more
President Jacob Zuma made some changes in his cabinet for the third time on July 9th 2013. He relieved Communications Minister Dina Pule of... read more
March 20, 1602 marked the beginning of the inexorable end for many a state in the then known world. On that day, four hundred years ago, a... read more
Freedom Day on 27 April is an annual celebration of South Africa's first non-racial democratic elections of 1994. It is significant... 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
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
There were several reasons why Johannesburg urgently needed a laundry service. Water was not easily obtainable ”” the nearest natural... read more
The WEAU and votes for white women Until 1930 there were no women in South Africa who had the right to vote. It was felt that a women's... read more
Nguni Nguni is the collective name for a major group of Bantu-speaking peoples belonging to the Negroid racial group of Africa living in... 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
This article was written by Nehal Patel and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Gertrude Fester... read more
The Progressive Federal Party (PFP), successor to the Progressive Party (PP), was formed after a group of liberal members of the United... read more
In September 1993, the South African legislature approved the setting up of a multiparty Transitional Executive Council (TEC) to manage... read more
By late February 1973, the spread of the strikes was the most significant development since Sharpeville and the turn to armed struggle.... read more
The Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW or FSAW) was launched on 17 April 1954 in Johannesburg as the first attempt to establish a... read more

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