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Boipatong massacre - 17 June 1992

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On 17 June 1992 the Joe Slovo Informal settlement in Boipatong outside Vereeniging was attacked by a group of a.. read more
The telling of the history of South African Intelligence Agencies is somewhat hamstrung by the fact that people from these agencies do not... read more
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Before the formation of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) in 1990, there was an existing teacher’s union called the... read more
The Afrikaanse Handelsinsituut (AHI – in English the Afrikaans Commercial Institute) was formed during WWII to create Afrikaner... read more
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This article was written by Jonathan Cohen and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The 1967 Terrorism Act was one... read more
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Traditional authorities were indispensable in the application of the provisions in the 1913 Natives Land Act in areas of rural South Africa... read more
(seTswana [language], baTswana [people]) The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, Sotho-Tswana, Shangaan-... read more
The Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) was founded in 1973. It organised in the passenger transport, goods transport, stevedores,... read more
The Institute of Industrial Education (IIE) was founded in Durban and held its inaugurating meeting on 30 May 1973.  Its objective was... read more
In May 1980 tenants of houses in the Greater Cape Flats Areas neighbouring areas were informed by the Cape Town City and Divisional Council... read more
President Jacob Zuma made some changes in his cabinet for the third time on July 9th 2013. He relieved Communications Minister Dina Pule of... read more
The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, Sotho, Shangaan-Tsonga and Venda. The Nguni represent nearly two... 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
The draft new constitution set out the new dispensation: a tricameral parliament, a state president with extended powers, and a president... read more
This feature commemorates the outbreak of the First World War. This major historical event became known as  The Great War. The main... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 12) A Charge of Treason When detectives invaded the... read more
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From Union to Democracy One hundred years ago, the various colonies and Republics were declared a single entity, the Union of South Africa... 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 revolution in Cuba, culminating in Fidel Castro’s seizure of power on 1 January 1959, was from the beginning based on a non-racial... read more
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, after the banning of the ANC and PAC, the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) resuscitated the anti-... read more
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The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, Sotho, Shangaan-Tsonga and Venda. The Nguni represent nearly two... read more
Grassroots, a community newspapers was launched in 1980 as a vehicle to ‘voice of the voiceless’. The paper was made up of 60... read more

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