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Settler Colonialism and Afrikaner Nationalism

The rise of Afrikaner Nationalism like Capitalism and African Nationalism profoundly shaped the history of the country, and continues to influence the political, economic and ideological life in South Africa today... read more
South Africa has one of the longest sequences of human development in the world. It begins with two million years old hominid fossils.... read more
Introduction The history of White colonial land dispossession did not begin with the passing of the Native Land Act in 1913, it spans back... read more
Context: The Emergence of a Pan-African Rhetoric The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), established on 25 May 1963, was the culmination... read more
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On 9 June 1983, three members of the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), were executed at the... read more
The HoD was dominated by the National People’s Party (NPP) of Amichand Rajbansi, who in 1984 had 18 seats to Solidarity’s 17,... read more
Strikes in the Schools Presumably, not all students of the earlier generation 'worshipped the school authorities'! The first,... read more
The Afrikaner ideal of a republic South Africa only became a Republic on the 31st May 1961, but the formation of a Republic had been the... read more
On 16 December, 1961, Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) was launched as an armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). The formation of the MK... read more
Lived off the environment The earliest hunter-gatherers in southern Africa were the San people. They mostly survived by hunting Gemsbok... read more
African National Congress Democratic Alliance Congress of the People Inkatha Freedom Party Independent Democrats United Democratic Movement... 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
Introduction The transition from the Apartheid era to the new democratic dispensation was a powerful and fundamental process for South... read more
The events at Lonmin Mine in Marikana in the North West Province were a tragic stain on the history of post Apartheid South Africa. This... read more
Pan-Africanism is the belief that people of African descent have common interests and should be unified. Historically, Pan-Africanism has... read more
This article was written by Justin Lawler and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project During the... read more
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After the advent of democratic rule in 1994, the newly elected ANC led government was faced with the task of dealing with a legacy of... read more
..to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind. Winning a Nobel Prize is one of the... read more
A Brief Overview The People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) was an armed wing of the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO),... read more
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Background The establishment of the Teachers’ League of South Africa (TLSA) emerged out of increasing racial segregation in the Cape... read more
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This article was written by Jonathan Cohen and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The 1967 Terrorism Act was one... read more
The First African Trade Union The Industrial Workers of Africa (the IWA) was the first African trade union in South Africa. It was formed... read more

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