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The Empty Land Myth

The Empty or Vacant Land Theory is a theory was propagated by European settlers in nineteenth century South Africa to support their claims to land... read more
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The reign of Mzilikazi Under the leadership of Mzilikazi, the people who came to be called the Ndebele in Zimbabwe (originally of the... read more
The rise of youth to political leadership came as a result of education. Many young people received an education, while their parents may... read more
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From the early years of colonial rule, South African youth had participated in various forms against the racist character of colonialism,... 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
SACCAWU was founded as CCAWUSA (The Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union of South Africa) in 1975, with Emma Mashinini as the... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 6) A Spiral of Trials In the arrests, indictments and trials... read more
Since the beginning of the struggle of apartheid in 1948, women were at the forefront of resisting the government and fighting their... read more
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The year 1658 marks the beginning of the slave trade at the Cape colony.  During the first four years of the Dutch East India Company... read more
This article was written by Lucy Doyle and forms part of the South African History Online and the University of York Collaborative Project... read more
"On Language South Africa is a land of many languages, but these languages can be divided into two main categories - the language of... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 10) Time for a Chartist Movement The idea of the Freedom... read more
Following the 1973 strikes, workers flocked to Bolton Hall to sign up with the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF). Membership... 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
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
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The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, was drawn up by the Parliament elected in 1994 in the first non-racial elections... read more
The Trade Union Council of South Africa (TUCSA) was founded in October 1954 by 61 unions mainly representing White workers and mixed unions... 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
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Black Consciousness Movement South African Students Movement The South African Student Organisation (SASO) The Black People's... read more
The date, December 16, holds a special significance in South African history. On this day in 1838, the Voortrekkers fought a battle for... read more
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The Amandla Cultural Ensemble was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Gold for their contribution to the struggle against apartheid through... read more
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The ascendancy of the apartheid government in 1948 signalled a descent into institutionalized racism unseen in South Africa and elsewhere... read more

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