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South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU)

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In the 1930s various trade unions from different backgrounds ranging from conservative craft unions, white racist industrial unions, white dominated racially mixed industrial unions and non-racial industrial unions merged to form on.. read more
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Since the early 1990s, June 16, now known as Youth Day, has been remembered, commemorated, and memorialised as public history. There have... read more
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KwaMsiza is a village of 49 families located some 50km north of Pretoria. Its residents are Ndzundza Ndebele, and belong to three major... read more
After the African National Congress victory, Jacob Zuma was elected the President of South Africa and announced his first Cabinet on... read more
1906 11 September, A mass meeting of Indians took place at the Empire Theatre in Johannesburg in connection with the agitation at... read more
The 1973 August TUCSA conference marked an important opportunity for the Council to become a representative worker organisation.  A... read more
This article was written by Alexandra Larkin and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract... read more
The Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU) was the first South African trade union federation that organised mostly Black... read more
At the annual conference of the African National Congress (ANC) held in Durban on 16 December 1959, the President General of the ANC, Chief... 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
Transition to Armed Struggle The brief respite from the Treason Trial which ended on 29 March 1961 and the Rivonia arrests in July 1963 was... read more
For several years, different liberation organisations debated engaging in armed struggle against the Apartheid state.  Following the... 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
Surname Full Names Political Party Mr De Beer Charel Jacobus ANC Mrs Dikgale Masefako Clarah ANC Ms Dlamini... read more
The election was held on 14 April 2004 for 400 seats in the National Assembly. This was the country's third democratic non-racial general... read more
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The history of the struggle against racial oppression and exclusion in South Africa is inextricably intertwined with the struggle of... read more
The Progressive Federal Party (PFP), successor to the Progressive Party (PP), was formed after a group of liberal members of the United... 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
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
In 1975, Peter Johnson, joined the ranks of the uMkhonto we Sizwe and disappeared into exile. Nearly a decade later, on the 26 October 1984... read more
In 1952, Whites who identified themselves with the aspirations of those who participated in the Defiance Campaign formed the South African... read more
During the war agricultural production in South Africa received a major stimulus as a result of increased demand inside the country and a... read more

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