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Silverton Siege 1980

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On 25 January 1980 three MK Cadres – Stephen Mafoko, Humphrey Makhubo and Wilfred Madela – were allegedly on their way to carry out a planned MK sabotage mission on petrol depots at Watloo near Mamelodi... 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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KwaMsiza is a village of 49 families located some 50km north of Pretoria. Its residents are Ndzundza Ndebele, and belong to three major... read more
The South Africa Act passed by the British Parliament in 1909 combined the self-governing British colonies of the Natal, Cape, Transvaal... read more
In the late 1970s four young men publicly refused to obey their army call-ups by the South African Defence Force (SADF) and were sentenced... read more
The Building Construction and Allied Workers’ Union (BCAWU) was formed on 1 March 1975, and Leonard ‘Skakes’ Sikhakhane... read more
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The year of 1985 signaled the beginning of the end of apartheid society and governance in South Africa. Following an upsurge of violent and... read more
1948 26 May, DF Malan's National Party government follows up its election victory with the introduction of new apartheid laws as... read more
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Land is a very important commodity. It is used for farming, which provides food, providing living space and can also be seen as a sign of... read more
Often referred to as "the trial that changed South Africa,” in October 1963, ten leading opponents of apartheid went on trial... read more
SASO came under increasing attack from the Government. In March 1973, eight Black Consciousness leaders were banned. In 1977, nine SASO... read more
Pan-Africanism is the belief that people of African descent have common interests and should be unified. Historically, Pan-Africanism has... read more
The 5th ANC Policy Conference is due to take place from the 30th of June to the 5th of July. During the conference a range of topics... read more
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This article was written by Jonathan Cohen and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The 1967 Terrorism Act was one... read more
The Grey Street Mosque, 1880-1930 Indians began settling in Natal from 1860 when the first indentured workers arrived.1 They were followed... read more
From 10 to 31 October 2011, South Africa will be conducting its third census since the advent of democracy in 1994. Undertaking a census is... read more
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Introduction A provisional settlement was reached in 1911. But in the letter of 12 September 1913 reproduced below, A.M. Cachalia, chairman... read more
Transition to Armed Struggle The brief respite from the Treason Trial which ended on 29 March 1961 and the Rivonia arrests in July 1963 was... read more
Miriam Makeba: Activist on Two Fronts Abstract: Miriam Makeba is a Grammy award-winning singer. She is from Johannesburg and dedicated her... read more
The 1973 strikes was a major wake-up call for registered unions, most of which had been lulled into varying degrees of complacency by... read more
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Introduction The Ohlange Institute was founded by John Langalibalele Dube in 1900. Dube was a founder member and first president of the... read more
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By the 1900s African people had been dispossessed of their land and colonial rule was still in the process of being entrenched. The... read more

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