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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
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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Background to the history of student organisations. The history of student organisation at tertiary education institutions and high school... read more
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The South African Students Movement (SASM) an organisation of mainly high school students was formed to represent students, articulate... 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
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 student protest that broke out on 16 June 1976 was organised and directed by the Soweto Students Representative Council (SSRC). Recent... read more

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