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The Sedition Trial 1946 - 1948

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The history of the struggle against racial oppression and exclusion in South Africa is inextricably intertwined with the struggle of workers against exploitation... read more
As the struggle for freedom reached a new intensity in the early fifties, the ANC saw the need for a clear statement on the future of South... read more
South Africa’s advent to democracy was ushered through the 1993 Interim Constitution, drawn up through negotiations among various... read more
Freedom Day on 27 April is an annual celebration of South Africa's first non-racial democratic elections of 1994. It is significant... read more
The Origins of the Afrikaner Bond The Afrikaner Bond, an Afrikaner political organisation that was effectively the first political party in... 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
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
The first white inhabitants Between 1820 and 1826, Afrikaner trekboer (migratory farmer) J.N. Brits trekked from the Cape Colony, crossed... read more
African National Congress Democratic Alliance Congress of the People Inkatha Freedom Party Independent Democrats United Democratic Movement... read more
Pre-1860s South Africa is still a predominantly agrarian 1860s-1880s This period marks a turning point in South African history when the... read more
National Initiative for Reconciliation (NIR) is a network of Christian individuals, congregations and organisations working for justice,... read more
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In May 1918 a group of fourteen railway clerks, clergymen and policemen formed an organization, Jong Suid-Afrika (Young South Africa). A... read more
When the Union of South Africa was established in 1910, there was already a foundation for pass system. However, over time men and women... read more
While the two main forces in the Anglo-Boer War 2 were White, it was not an exclusively White war. At least 15 000 Blacks were used as... read more
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16 December 1959 - At the annual African National Congress (ANC) conference, Chief Albert Luthuli declared that 1960 would be the "... read more
The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) was established in 1929 as an organization geared towards conducting research on race... read more
With help from the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund, the National Union of Textile Workers(NUTW) was established in September 1973.... read more
The sinking of the SS Mendi was caused by the reckless action of the captain of the SS Darro. It remains the greatest wartime maritime... 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
Relations between Russia and South Africa In the late-19th century, Russia was engaged in rivalry with the British Empire, especially in... 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
Regular elections have been a feature of South Africa’s political landscape since the establishment of Union of South Africa in 1910... read more

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