Politics & Society

Story Synopsis Inxeba is essentially an intersectional story about three Xhosa men that is told in the setting of the mountains of the... read more
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On 9 June 1983, three members of the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), were executed at the... read more
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Introduction. Pondoland is the traditional area of the Pondo people, one of the Xhosa speaking peoples. Pondoland area is... read more
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Labour migrancy from Pondoland began when labour recruiters started looking for people who were prepared to leave the surrounding Transkei... read more
The Pondo people fiercely resisted the rise of the Colonisersand their attempts to reshape and re-engineer Pondoland and to co-opt their... read more
Poqo was formed as an armed wing to the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) during the 1960's and was known for its aggressively violent sabotage... read more
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Mass mobilization of the 1950s culminated in the Sharpeville massacre on 21 March 1960. Soon thereafter the apartheid government banned the... read more
South Africa has one of the longest sequences of human development in the world. It begins with two million years old hominid fossils.... read more
The origin of South Africa’s judicial capital goes back to the mid 19th century when Major H.D. Warden established a British outpost in the... read more
Prehistory of Southern Africa The Dutch East India Company (VOC) established Cape Town as a refuelling station in 1652 for their ships... read more
Prehistory of Southern Africa The Durban area is probably best known for the historic Zulu kingdom, dating to the early 19th century. To... read more
Prehistory of the Nelspruit area Prehistory of Southern Africa Lying just below the escarpment, Nelspruit is the capital of a region... read more
Prehistory of Southern Africa Two places are of particular heritage interest in the Polokwane area: the BaKoni Malapa Museum south of the... read more
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The coastline of the Eastern Cape is treacherous, and several ships ran aground or sunk offshore after Vasco de Gama rounded the Cape of... read more
The Pretoria region was initially occupied by the southern Ndebele people, led by Chief Musi. They inhabited this area about 300 to 400... read more

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