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Matabele Wars 1836-1896

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The reign of Mzilikazi.. read more
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Labour migrancy from Pondoland began when labour recruiters started looking for people who were prepared to leave the surrounding Transkei... read more
Filling the void left by SASO? The Azanian Students Organisation (AZASO): A summary  Following the banning of the South African... read more
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The Natal Organisation of Women was formed in December 1983 as one of the affiliates of the United Democratic Front (UDF). The UDF was 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
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The Democratic Party (DP), now the Democratic Alliance (DA), was formed on 8 April 1989, when the former Progressive Federal Party,... read more
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Before the Europeans settled in the Cape in 1652, the indigenous economy was dominated by subsistence agriculture and hunting. Up to the... read more
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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... read more
The Sweet Food and Allied Workers Union (SFAWU) was established in 1974 with the help of the Urban Training Project (UTP). Amongst its... read more
The origin of South Africa’s judicial capital goes back to the mid 19th century when Major H.D. Warden established a British outpost in the... read more
The San, the first people in South Africa The earliest hunter-gatherers in southern Africa were the San people. The San were also known as... read more
The exploitation of convict labour at the Cape during the Colonial era is closely connected with the work of John Montagu, Colonial... read more
The Christian Institute of South Africa (CISA) was formed in August 1963, with Rev. C.F. Beyers Naud as a Director. The establishment of... read more
Elizabeth Davenport: A teacher and member of the Black Sash by Cole Morgan Abstract Elizabeth Davenport has been an integral part of the... read more
The out break of the First World War had profound consequences for the development of socialist labour politics in South Africa. Before the... read more
South Africa’s advent to democracy was ushered through the 1993 Interim Constitution, drawn up through negotiations among various... read more
Those who formed part of the poorest section of the Indian community, such a labourers, artisans, market-gardeners bore the brunt of the... read more
Slavery was introduced to the Cape Colony by the VOC in its desire to boost the agriculture and food supply while retaining control in the... read more
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The sugar industry in Natal (now known as kwaZulu-Natal) was controlled by White settlers and their descendants or successors. The... read more
The International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) was established by Canon L John Collins of St Paul’s Cathedral in 1956. Its mission was... read more
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Introduction A provisional settlement was reached in 1911. But in the letter of 12 September 1913 reproduced below, A.M. Cachalia, chairman... read more
Context As the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), founded in 1963, was established as a loose association of African states with limited... read more

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