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Treason Trial 1956-1961

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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 1955, to take place... read more
"Without doubt it is a far more costly thing to kill the (indigenous population) than to Christianise them." (Warneck 1888)... read more
This article was written by Skylar Jayes and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract The... read more
The Institute for Industrial Education (IIE) was founded in Durban, in May 1973, to serve as a school for trade unionists of all races and... read more
Introduction Afrikaans, the official language during South Africa’s Apartheid era, often occupies a politicised space as the ‘colonial’... read more
During the 1960s most of Africa’s countries had gained independence except for Namibia. Geographically, Namibia is made up of savannah, dry... read more
The reaction of the outside world to the development of apartheid was widespread, and by the 1980s posed a sustained challenge to the South... read more
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The largest North-Sotho language group in South Africa are the Bapedi group, who arrived in the northern province around the 1650s, and... read more
Together with civic organizations, the youth played an in important role in the struggle against apartheid in the Western Cape. The first... read more
Racial segregation and white supremacy had become central aspects of South African policy long before Apartheid started. The notorious 1913... read more
On 24 December 1651, accompanied by his wife and son, Jan van Riebeeck set off from Texel in The Netherlands for the Cape of Good Hope. Van... read more
The Women's National Coalition embraces women from across the political, economic, racial, cultural and religious spectrum. The coalition... 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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Anyone who travels over the vast expanse of South Africa is immediately struck by the great variations in its landscape and the differing... 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
This article was written by Nicholas Reed and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women’s... read more
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This article was written by Savannah Seara-Robitaille and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The Congress of... read more
The participation of young people in the liberation struggle preceded the student uprising of June 16, 1976. Before the establishment of... read more
PRINCIPLES ON RESTITUTION, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNAL TENURE, REDISTRIBUTION & FARM TENURE ADOPTED AT THE POLICY SUMMIT HELD ON 1-2... 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 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
On October 25 1991, ninety-two organisations that were united in their opposition to apartheid gathered in Durban to form the Patriotic... read more

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