Politics & Society

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Marcus Garvey, preaching the unity of all blacks, claimed that liberty would come about only through the return of all Afro-Americans to... read more
NUSAS students set up the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF) in 1972. They worked closely with Harriet Bolton of TUCSA. The aim... read more
The General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF) was formed on 9 September 1972 by Harriet Bolton, Michael Halton Cheadle, David Hemson,... 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
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The Nile river and its influence on settlement The tomb of Tutankhamen Way of life in ancient Egypt The spread of Egypt’s knowledge... read more
Grassroots, a community newspapers was launched in 1980 as a vehicle to ‘voice of the voiceless’. The paper was made up of 60... read more
The Great Trek was a movement of Dutch-speaking colonists up into the interior of southern Africa in search of land where they could... read more
Introduction The arrival of the Boers and the colonial masters to the area known as Griqualand West, denied the Griquas the opportunity of... read more
The Griqua people’s history is not directly intertwined with that of Bloemfontein, however their history had an important influence... read more
The “Bolton Hall Four” David Davis, David Hemson, Jeannette Cunningham-Brown and Halton Cheadle were banned for five years... read more
By the 1950s, Harriet Bolton began to help with organising work in the unions. From the late 1960s Harriet Bolton was an executive... 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
South Africa’s Radical Tradition: A documentary history, Volume two 1943 – 1964.  Edited by Alison Drew. Part one Harry Snitcher 1,... read more
Present day Namibia was once a part of the imperial German empire. As was common during the scramble for Africa in the latter half of the... read more
Background Heritage Day is one of the newly created South African public holidays. It is a day in which all are encouraged to celebrate... read more

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