Politics & Society

The African Students Association (ASA) was established on 17 December 1961 in Durban under the auspices of the banned African National... 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
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The State of the Nation Address (SONA) by the President of South Africa is a speech given by the sitting President of South Africa. It is... read more
Prison labour has a particularly debatable history in South Africa.  Historically, South Africa operated on the understanding that... read more
Causes of the War The First Anglo-Boer is also known as the First Transvaal War of Independence because the conflict arose between the... read more
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The Democratic Party (DP), now the Democratic Alliance (DA), was formed on 8 April 1989, when the former Progressive Federal Party,... read more
Staffrider was a South African literary and arts magazine published by Ravan Press in Johannesburg from 1978 to 1993. It took its name and... read more
Formed in 1928 by Emil Solomon (Solly) Sachs, this was a union of women factory workers that transcended barriers of colour and class.... read more
The Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW or FSAW) was launched on 17 April 1954 in Johannesburg as the first attempt to establish a... read more
The Trade Union Council of South Africa (TUCSA) was founded in October 1954 by 61 unions mainly representing White workers and mixed unions... read more
This article was written by Skylar Jayes and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract The... read more
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Land is a very important commodity. It is used for farming, which provides food, providing living space and can also be seen as a sign of... read more
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When the African National Congress (ANC) was formed in 1912, it did not accept women as members. In 1918, the government threatened to... read more
"Two hundred thousand subterranean heroes who, by day and by night, for a mere pittance lay down their lives to the familiar 'fall of rock... read more
[baPedi – People and sePedi – Language] The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, Sotho-Tswana... read more
In the wake of the urban revolt of 1976 and with prospects of a national revolution becoming apparent, security police detained Biko, the... 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
Prehistory of Southern Africa The Durban area is probably best known for the historic Zulu kingdom, dating to the early 19th century. To... 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
1946 22 June, The Government of India requested that the question of the treatment of Indians in the Union of South Africa be included in... read more
The overthrow of Portugal’s Prime Minister, Marcello Caetano, on 25 April 1974 hailed a watershed moment for the former Portuguese colonies... read more

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