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Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is a South African political organization, established by Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, which encouraged a resurgent Zulu nationalism and created a platform for Buthelezi to advance his political ambitions... read more
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During the Apartheid period, women were prominent in almost all areas of protest. Of all the campaigns in that women were involved, the... read more
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The South African Police Service (SAPS) that we are familiar with today has its origin after the Second Anglo-Boer War in 1902. Prior to... read more
On 16 August 2012, the South African Police Service (SAPS) opened fire on a crowd of striking mineworkers at Marikana, in the North West... 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
On 13 November 1991, Nelson Mandela announced that the first constitutional talks would take place on 29 and 30 November at the... read more
SALDRU's press clipping collection was invaluable in researching South Africa's transition to democracy...Reading through the... 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
By late February 1973, the spread of the strikes was the most significant development since Sharpeville and the turn to armed struggle.... read more
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Trade unions are created to protect the rights of the workers. In democratic South Africa trade unions have the power to guarantee workers... read more
"Two hundred thousand subterranean heroes who, by day and by night, for a mere pittance lay down their lives to the familiar 'fall of rock... read more
South Africa’s advent to democracy was ushered through the 1993 Interim Constitution, drawn up through negotiations among various... read more
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The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, Sotho, Shangaan-Tsonga and Venda. The Nguni represent nearly two... 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 1980s witnessed a convergence of forces in the trade union movement as they formed themselves under an umbrella union in various... read more
The overthrow of Portugal’s Prime Minister, Marcello Caetano, on 25 April 1974 hailed a watershed moment for the former Portuguese colonies... read more
African National Congress Democratic Alliance Congress of the People Inkatha Freedom Party Independent Democrats United Democratic Movement... read more
Both the HoR and HoD were characterised by impotence and incompetence. Examples include one NPP MP voting to support military conscription... 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 history of working people, and particularly Black workers, to organise is inextricably tied to the struggle against racism and national... read more
Harriet made her resignation from the Garment union public at the beginning of July 1974. She claimed that she had reached an impasse with... read more
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Introduction. Pondoland is the traditional area of the Pondo people, one of the Xhosa speaking peoples. Pondoland area is... read more

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