Politics & Society

The Bantu Women's League was the first women's organisation in South Africa. It was started in 1918 by one of our earliest women activists... read more
The International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) was established by Canon L John Collins of St Paul’s Cathedral in 1956. Its mission was... read more
The Black Consciousness philosophy gained most of its support in the secondary schools and universities. The role played by the Black... read more
The Natal economy, like the rest of South Africa, received a major growth stimulus as a result of the outbreak of the war. The shortage of... read more
During the 1930s there were attempts by African workers to organise and reconstruct all fragmented African trade unions into a large... read more
Introduction In 1948 with the election of the National Party and the enforcement of an Apartheid State, it took time for the world to take... read more
1984-1990:- The people armed Introduction Numerous factors characterised the intensification of the freedom struggle against the National... read more
The rise of Afrikaner Nationalism like Capitalism and African Nationalism profoundly shaped the history of the country, and continues to... read more
Following the 1973 strikes, workers flocked to Bolton Hall to sign up with the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF). Membership... read more
The NIC (Natal Indian Congress) was the first of the Indian Congresses to be formed. It was established in 1894 by Mahatma Gandhi to fight... read more
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A study of missionary settlement and the spread of Christianity in southern Africa during the period 1800 - 1925, including a piece on the... read more
This feature commemorates the outbreak of the First World War. This major historical event became known as  The Great War. The main... 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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Before the formation of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) in 1990, there was an existing teacher’s union called the... read more
This article was written by Claire Wilt and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract Inanda... read more
African National Congress National Party Inkatha Freedom Party Freedom Front Democratic Party Pan Africanist Congress African Christian... read more
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Vasco da Gama carried out 2 expeditions between 1497 and 1502. This feature focuses on the first, as it was during this expedition that... read more
Contents 1910s - Anti-pass campaigns The 1920s - Women, employment and the changing economic scene The 1930s - Trade unionism... read more
In the modern-day world the view people are given of Africa is often a narrow one. In this piece we present 50 facts about this continent... read more
The International Socialist League (ISL) was formed in September 1915. It was created by a progressive faction of the South African Labour... read more
"We seek to create a united Democratic and non-racial society. We have a vision of South Africa in which black and white shall live... read more

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