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African Resistance Movement (ARM)

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Origins.. read more
The first leader of the National Party (NP) became Prime Minister as part of the PACT government in 1924. The NP was the governing party of... 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
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Introduction A provisional settlement was reached in 1911. But in the letter of 12 September 1913 reproduced below, A.M. Cachalia, chairman... read more
When the Dutch settled in South Africa in the 16th and 17th centuries they transplanted their Dutch Reformed theology to the African... 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
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
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
From bondage to freedom - The 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indian workers in South Africa  The feature on Indian South Africans... read more
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Nelson Mandela was born into a world of war, revolutionary upheaval and a worldwide influenza pandemic. In July 1918, when Mandela was born... read more
African National Congress National Party Inkatha Freedom Party Freedom Front Democratic Party Pan Africanist Congress African Christian... 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
The sinking of the SS Mendi was caused by the reckless action of the captain of the SS Darro. It remains the greatest wartime maritime... read more
From: South Africa's Radical Tradition, a documentary history, Volume One 1907 - 1950, by Allison Drew Introduction South Africa's... read more
The 1940s opened with the devastating Second World War in full swing. This decade also marked the gradual transition from a mining and... read more
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This article was written by Jodi McNeil and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The HIV/AIDS Crisis Emerges:... 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
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) announced its formation on 27 July, 2013 in Soweto. The party was formed by former ANC Youth League... read more
Context As the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), founded in 1963, was established as a loose association of African states with limited... read more
Introduction On 9 January 1973, workers at the Coronation Brick and Tile factory, outside Durban, came out on strike. Immediately... read more
The Bantu Women's League was the first women's organisation in South Africa. It was started in 1918 by one of our earliest women activists... read more
Founded on 24 November 1974, the Chemical Workers Industrial Union (CWIU)organised in the sectors handling chemicals, plastic, rubber,... read more

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