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The History of Africa Day - 25 May

After World War II, the process of decolonization of the African continent gathered momentum as Africans increasingly agitated for more political rights and independence... read more
The period 1860-1923 is characterised firstly by the introduction of indentured Indian labourers into Natal and of the "passenger... 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
By the late 1970s, and especially as a result of the June 1976 uprising, the Apartheid government was forced to consider reforms to... read more
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The history of white colonial land dispossession dates back to the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlement in the Cape, which was... read more
The 1980s was also a period of serious student protests and unrest. COSAS moved increasingly closer to liberation movements aligned to the... read more
The passive resistance campaigns led by MK Gandhi in South Africa had huge consequences not only for the history of the country but also... read more
UTP was one of the first groups to help form black trade unions, following the PUTCO strike in June 1972. The Laundry and Dry Cleaning... read more
For several years, different liberation organisations debated engaging in armed struggle against the Apartheid state.  Following the... read more
The first National Consultative Conference of the ANC was held at Morogoro, Tanzania, from 25 April to 1 May 1969. The conference has... read more
In the 1870s a series of farming associations emerged in the Cape, both in the west and in the east. While both English and Afrikaner... read more
Introduction  Nationalism refers to an ideology, a form of culture, or a social movement that focuses on the nation. It emphasises the... read more
The Women's Defence of the Constitution League In 1955 a small group of white middle-class women who were predominantly English-... read more
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Race and ethnicity have been and still is at the heart of South African history, politics, society and economy since the European... read more
With the parties and their representatives elected, the Tricameral went into operation and the various houses sat for the first time on... 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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The involvement of China in South Africa’s struggle against Apartheid occurred in two different manners. Officially China had... read more
This article was written by Alexandra Larkin and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract... read more
Africanist News and Views, published by the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania (South Africa), expressed the Pan-Africanist viewpoint... read more
Xenophobic violence against foreign nationals in South Africa has worsened. South Africa witnessed widespread xenophobic attacks since 1994... read more
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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... read more
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18 February The German colony of Cameroon falls to French and British forces after 17 months of fighting. 21 February–19 December... read more

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