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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
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On 30 March 1960, Philip Kgosana led a Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) march of between 30.000-50.000 protestors from Langa and Nyanga to the... read more
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The history of the Young Communist League (YCL) dates back to 1921, although the organisation observes 25 May 1922 as the date of its... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 3) The Broederbond Just as it was the white man’s way to... read more
By late February 1973, the spread of the strikes was the most significant development since Sharpeville and the turn to armed struggle.... read more
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Traditional authorities were indispensable in the application of the provisions in the 1913 Natives Land Act in areas of rural South Africa... read more
Introduction On 9 January 1973, workers at the Coronation Brick and Tile factory, outside Durban, came out on strike. Immediately... read more
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Death of a Revolutionary commemorates Samora Machel's life and examines the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death and acknowledges... read more
This article was written by Andrew Bohannon and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women in the... read more
Slavery was introduced to the Cape Colony by the VOC in its desire to boost the agriculture and food supply while retaining control in the... read more
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The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, Sotho, Shangaan-Tsonga and Venda. The Nguni represent nearly two... read more
The 1973 strikes added momentum to organising work at Bolton Hall. The formation of a number of worker organisations and new unions,... read more
The overthrow of Portugal’s Prime Minister, Marcello Caetano, on 25 April 1974 hailed a watershed moment for the former Portuguese colonies... read more
This article was written by Idara Akpan and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project The 1956 Women... read more
After the French Revolution, the newly founded Republic of France conquered the Netherlands in 1795. The Netherlands became known as the... read more
Those who formed part of the poorest section of the Indian community, such a labourers, artisans, market-gardeners bore the brunt of the... read more
The Natal branch of the Textile Workers Industrial Union (TWIU) was central to the activity based at Bolton Hall. This majority Indian... read more
This article was written by Lucy Doyle and forms part of the South African History Online and the University of York Collaborative Project... read more
1971 Closure of The Classic, by Nat Nakasa, editor. Publication of ‘Sounds of a Cowhide Drum’, Oswald Mtshali’s first book of poetry, by... read more
The revolution in Cuba, culminating in Fidel Castro’s seizure of power on 1 January 1959, was from the beginning based on a non-racial... read more
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The position of South Africa in international affairs remained important throughout apartheid. The South African government needed to rely... read more
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, after the banning of the ANC and PAC, the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) resuscitated the anti-... read more

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