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Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU)

The Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU) was the first South African trade union federation that organised mostly Black employees that aimed to be a national, non-racial umbrella organisation that could coordinate Black.. read more
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2009 February 2009, the University of Limpopo in Limpopo Province experienced student protests concerning accommodation, National Student... 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
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In March 1918 an international influenza pandemic broke out, that led to the deaths of 50 million people worldwide. The pandemic spread... read more
The 2009 national elections saw an increase in the number of voting stations from 14 650 in 1999 to 19 726 across South Africa. The... read more
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Race and ethnicity have been and still is at the heart of South African history, politics, society and economy since the European... read more
This article was written by Alexandra Larkin and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 11) “Bantu Education or the Street” The first... read more
From European to "Africaander” The modern Afrikaner is descended mainly from Western Europeans who settled on the southern tip of Africa... read more
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In 1924 the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) was founded aimed at representing and promoting the interests of university... 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
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
Introduction We are not dealing with sets of statistics. We are talking about people of flesh and blood, who laugh and cry, who love and... read more
The ANC Policy Conference is where a range of topics affecting the nation and organisation are discussed and future plans outlined. Here... read more
The out break of the First World War had profound consequences for the development of socialist labour politics in South Africa. Before the... read more
Background and policy of apartheid Before we can look at the history of the apartheid period it is necessary to understand what apartheid... read more
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Introduction The response to the outbreak of the First World War in South elicited different responses from a number of organisations as... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 16) On Trial State versus Abram Fischer and Thirteen Others... read more
Background Heritage Day is one of the newly created South African public holidays. It is a day in which all are encouraged to celebrate... read more
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Fifty years after the beginning of the Rivonia Trial, officially known as the State versus Mandela and others, we are able to look at what... read more
-          This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of a name that has been left out... read more
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The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, was drawn up by the Parliament elected in 1994 in the first non-racial elections... read more

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