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The Langa March, 30 March 1960

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On 30 March 1960, Philip Kgosana led a Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) march of between 30.. read more
Like their African counterparts, the organisations of the coloured elite came out strongly in support of the British war effort. They... 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
Forced removals refer to the moving of people from their homes against their will. This may not always involve physical threat or force,... read more
In 1949 the government appointed the Eiselen Commission with the task of considering African education provision. The Commission... read more
In 2016 South Africa History Online celebrates 15 years of being a public open source heritage site. What a journey it has been. At the end... read more
This article was written by Jarvis Pruitt and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project In order to... read more
NUSAS students set up the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF) in 1972. They worked closely with Harriet Bolton of TUCSA. The aim... read more
The exploitation of convict labour at the Cape during the Colonial era is closely connected with the work of John Montagu, Colonial... read more
1959-1960: Formation, Sharpeville and Banning For many years there was tension inside the African National Congress (ANC) between those... read more
The San, the first people in South Africa The earliest hunter-gatherers in southern Africa were the San people. The San were also known as... read more
The series of clashes historically known as, Frontier Wars date back to 1779 when Xhosa people, Boers, Khoikhoi, San and the British... read more
In the late 1970s four young men publicly refused to obey their army call-ups by the South African Defence Force (SADF) and were sentenced... read more
On 3 March 1999, the President of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, announced to the National Assembly (Parliament) that the... read more
This article was written by Peter LaNasa and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract: This... read more
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In mid 1906, the Natal colonialist in the face of rising Zulu resentment against the imposition of a 'Poll Tax' unleashed one of... read more
While the two main forces in the Anglo-Boer War 2 were White, it was not an exclusively White war. At least 15 000 Blacks were used as... read more
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This article uses images from the Wikipedia article "List of sovereign states and dependent territories in Africa", which is released under... read more
This article was written by Meghan Knapp and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract The... read more
The United Democratic Front (UDF) was an anti-apartheid body that incorporated many anti-apartheid organisations. It was launched in 1983,... read more
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The coastline of the Eastern Cape is treacherous, and several ships ran aground or sunk offshore after Vasco de Gama rounded the Cape of... read more
This list of banished people forms part of a bigger feature on Banishment in South Africa. table.tableizer-table {border: 1px solid #... read more

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