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The Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa

The landscape of Black political activity in the 1960s was different that of the previous decade. The apartheid government had banished the Black resistance movements, in particular the ANC and the PAC... read more
Africanist News and Views, published by the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania (South Africa), expressed the Pan-Africanist viewpoint... read more
The Women's National Coalition embraces women from across the political, economic, racial, cultural and religious spectrum. The coalition... read more
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The South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) was founded in Windhoek, South West Africa (presently Namibia) on 19 April 1960 by... read more
The Consultative Committee of Black Trade Unions (CCOBTU) was formed in 1977.* CCOBTU emerged out ofthe efforts of workers who had been... read more
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Mkhumbane is a three-act musical with lyrics written by Alan Paton and the music by Todd Tozama Matshikiza. In 1959 Matshikiza wrote the... read more
The 1970s period was a watershed for youth politics in South Africa. The South African Student Organisation (SASO) was gathering... read more
There were several reasons why Johannesburg urgently needed a laundry service. Water was not easily obtainable ”” the nearest natural... read more
Regular elections have been a feature of South Africa’s political landscape since the establishment of Union of South Africa in 1910... read more
Jan van Riebeeck was sent to the Cape to establish a station at which ships of the United Dutch Chartered East Indian Company could obtain... read more
Introduction Fanakalo is a bridging language of communication in multilingual and multinational settings on South African mines [writers... read more
The African Students Association (ASA) was established on 17 December 1961 in Durban under the auspices of the banned African National... read more
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The reign of Mzilikazi Under the leadership of Mzilikazi, the people who came to be called the Ndebele in Zimbabwe (originally of the... read more
The Empty or Vacant Land Theory is a theory was propagated by European settlers in nineteenth century South Africa to support their claims... read more
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South African History Online, a partner with the Department of Basic Education, participated in the Nkosi Albert Luthuli Oral History... read more
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is a South African political organization, established by Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, which encouraged a... read more
Student protests in democratic South Africa South Africa has a long history of student protests going way back to the anti-Apartheid... read more
This article was written by Devon Wall and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Customary Law in... read more
In 1973, Natal women formed a federation of Black women after Fatima Meer returned from the USA, where Black American women were moved by... 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
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The year of 1985 signaled the beginning of the end of apartheid society and governance in South Africa. Following an upsurge of violent and... read more
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In the pre-colonial period, 1880 to 1893, the Pondo people (Mpondo) formed part of the Xhosa ethnic group, but differed in terms of culture... read more

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