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uMkhonto weSizwe (MK)

On 16 December, 1961, Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) was launched as an armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). The formation of the MK.. 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
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On 17 June 1992 the Joe Slovo Informal settlement in Boipatong outside Vereeniging was attacked by a group of about 300 armed men from Kwa... 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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Mkhumbane is a three-act musical with lyrics written by Alan Paton and the music by Todd Tozama Matshikiza. In 1959 Matshikiza wrote the... 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
The system of Black authorities and the reforms brought about in the agri­cultural sphere were not unreservedly accepted in the... read more
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Introduction The Tricameral Parliament, a three-tiered assembly that presided over the last decade of Apartheid, was inaugurated to allow... read more
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World opposition to Apartheid Enforced racial segregation in South Africa began with the arrival of the Dutch and English colonisers.... read more
Context: The Emergence of a Pan-African Rhetoric The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), established on 25 May 1963, was the culmination... read more
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Political Organisations African National Congress (ANC) Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) South African Coloured People Organisation (SACPO)... read more
In the wake of the urban revolt of 1976 and with prospects of a national revolution becoming apparent, security police detained Biko, the... read more
Introduction The arrival of the Boers and the colonial masters to the area known as Griqualand West, denied the Griquas the opportunity of... read more
This article was written by Reid Arnold and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract The UDF... read more
For several years, different liberation organisations debated engaging in armed struggle against the Apartheid state.  Following the... read more
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Origins One of the defining moments in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa was the Sharpeville Massacre and its... read more
The Industrial Aid Society (IAS) started out as a project of the Wage and Economic Commission, which operated under NUSAS at the University... read more
The Black Consciousness Movement put its weight behind the labour movement, following a resolution to establish a national trade union... read more
SAYCO was regarded as the most significant youth organization to emerge during the 1980s. Initiated by COSAS, it focused on organizing the... read more
The African National Congress (ANC) is South Africa's governing party and has been in power since the transition to democracy in April... read more
Introduction We are not dealing with sets of statistics. We are talking about people of flesh and blood, who laugh and cry, who love and... read more
The First African Trade Union The Industrial Workers of Africa (the IWA) was the first African trade union in South Africa. It was formed... read more

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