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The 1913 Women’s anti-pass campaign in the Orange Free State

When the Union of South Africa was established in 1910, there was already a foundation for pass system. However, over time men and women resisted the imposition of passes as it severely restricted their freedom... read more
The United Women’s Organisation (UWO) was launched in April 1981 with 400 delegates from the Western Cape attending. Some of the... read more
Brief political context on the formation and history of the SACC ...read on 5 July 1995 statement to a workshop on The role of the Church... 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
This article was written by Bennett Gwynn and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Overcoming... read more
The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, Sotho, Shangaan-Tsonga and Venda. The Nguni represent nearly two... read more
The 1973 strikes was a major wake-up call for registered unions, most of which had been lulled into varying degrees of complacency by... read more
1. Introduction ↵ The value of history is derived from its obligation to view all factors and clues of the past that lead up to one... read more
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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
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In 1894, Pondoland was annexed by the Cape Colony. It was one of the last occupied areas in South Africa. The area was not occupied by... read more
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The end of the war was accompanied by rapid inflation and severe shortages in basic commodities. During the war itself the cost of living... read more
Ngxobongwana who had been chairman of the WCCA in 1984, was arrested in early 1985 under security legislation. After his release he was... read more
Introduction On 9 January 1973, workers at the Coronation Brick and Tile factory, outside Durban, came out on strike. Immediately... read more
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The campaign for the Congress of the People and the Freedom Charter was the climax to a decade or so of multifaceted and creative... 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
This article was written by Jerry Saena and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract: Ruth... read more
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In 1924 the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) was founded aimed at representing and promoting the interests of university... read more
The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) was established in 1929 as an organization geared towards conducting research on race... 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
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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
On 13 November 1991, Nelson Mandela announced that the first constitutional talks would take place on 29 and 30 November at the... read more
The adoption of the Freedom Charter by the Congress of the People was widely recognised both in South Africa and internationally as an... read more

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