Politics & Society

Department Ministry/Incumbent Deputies President Jacob Zuma Cyril Ramaphosa Finance Nhlanhla Nene Mcebisi Jonas... read more
Introduction More than two and a half centuries prior to the birth of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Jan Van Riebeeck and his expedition of... read more
Like all other Black ethnic groups, the Coloureds also fell victim to segregation and repressive legislations enacted by Colonial and... read more
On 30 July 2011, the South African Communist Party (SACP) celebrated its 90th anniversary. Initially known as the Communist Party of South... 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
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In the 1930s various trade unions from different backgrounds ranging from conservative craft unions, white racist industrial unions, white... read more
The adoption of the South African Constitution on 8 May 1996 was one of the turning points in the history of the struggle for democracy in... read more
Brief political context on the formation and history of the SACC ...read on 5 July 1995 statement to a workshop on The role of the Church... read more
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Early years The history of the South African Defence Force (SADF) can be traced to the 1660s. When Jan van Riebeeck landed at the Cape in... 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
The period 1860-1923 is characterised firstly by the introduction of indentured Indian labourers into Natal and of the "passenger" Indians... read more
The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) was established in 1929 as an organization geared towards conducting research on race... read more
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The South African Party (SAP) lost its leadership of the government in 1924 when it lost the election and the Pact came into power. In... read more
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The South African Police Service (SAPS) that we are familiar with today has its origin after the Second Anglo-Boer War in 1902. Prior to... read more
The Origins and formation: The South African Student Organisation (SASO) was formed in 1968 after some members of the University of Natal... read more

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