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The African People's Democratic Union of Southern Africa (APDUSA)

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The African People’s Democratic Union of Southern Africa (APDUSA) was launched in Duncan Village outside East London in March 1961... read more
The Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) was founded in 1973. It organised in the passenger transport, goods transport, stevedores,... 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
This article was written by Haydn Cornish-Jenkins and forms part of the South African History Online and the University of York... read more
The Coloured HoR first sat in 1984, after the election was won by the Labour Party, which won 76 of the 80 seats. The party leader,... read more
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South Africa’s first registration weekend for the 2014 National and Provincial elections was on the 9 and 10 November 2013. As at 25... read more
The ‘Cape Malay’ community is rich in culture and religious traditions that have played a major role in shaping the history and... read more
Civic organisation also experienced problems in organising across the racial divide. Initially the emerging civic organisation in African... 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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In democratic South Africa, the government allows citizens to express dissatisfaction through peaceful demonstrations. Workers are also... read more
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In 1894, Pondoland was annexed by the Cape Colony. It was one of the last occupied areas in South Africa. The area was not occupied by... 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
1884 Otto von Bismarck chairs the Berlin Conference to stem the scramble for Africa. Only Morocco, Ethiopia, and Liberia are recognized as... read more
1900 The East London Mayor's Minute for 1899-1900 states that 1000 refugees from war in the Transvaal and the Free State are camping... 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 date, December 16, holds a special significance in South African history. On this day in 1838, the Voortrekkers fought a battle for... read more
NUSAS students set up the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF) in 1972. They worked closely with Harriet Bolton of TUCSA. The aim... 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
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is a South African political organization, established by Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, which encouraged a... read more
In 2016 South Africa History Online celebrates 15 years of being a public open source heritage site. What a journey it has been. At the end... read more
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By the 1900s African people had been dispossessed of their land and colonial rule was still in the process of being entrenched. The... read more
The outbreak of the First World War was precipitated by the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand and his wife... read more

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