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State of the Nation Addresses

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The State of the Nation Address (SONA) by the President of South Africa is a speech given by the sitting President of South Africa... read more
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The student protest that broke out on 16 June 1976 was organised and directed by the Soweto Students Representative Council (SSRC). Recent... read more
The Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU) was the first South African trade union federation that organised mostly Black... read more
The opening moment of education in South Africa coincides with the foundation of the colonial experience at the Cape in 1652. Six years... 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
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 16) On Trial State versus Abram Fischer and Thirteen Others... 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
South Africa’s advent to democracy was ushered through the 1993 Interim Constitution, drawn up through negotiations among various... read more
By the beginning of the twentieth century a number of political organisations initiated by Coloureds existed, most of which dealt with the... 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
On October 25 1991, ninety-two organisations that were united in their opposition to apartheid gathered in Durban to form the Patriotic... 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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In 1924 the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) was founded aimed at representing and promoting the interests of university... read more
Botha appointed a President’s Council in October 1980 to oversee the process of piecemeal reform that would confer a modicum of... read more
Strikes in the Schools Presumably, not all students of the earlier generation 'worshipped the school authorities'! The first,... read more
Finding the area ones ancestors came from is a daunting task. To assist the searcher, the table below has been created. The table... read more
The aim of the African Women's Organisation is to rally African women under the banner of African Nationalism and to educate women... read more
The first slaves arrived at the Cape in 1658, despite Jan van Riebeeck's several prior attempts at requesting slaves for the settlement... 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
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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
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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
This article was written by Alexandra Larkin and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract... read more

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