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A history of Apartheid in South Africa

Background and policy of apartheid.. read more
The International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) was established by Canon L John Collins of St Paul’s Cathedral in 1956. Its mission was... read more
The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) was established in 1929 as an organization geared towards conducting research on race... read more
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Labour migrancy from Pondoland began when labour recruiters started looking for people who were prepared to leave the surrounding Transkei... read more
The Industrial Aid Society (IAS) started out as a project of the Wage and Economic Commission, which operated under NUSAS at the University... read more
1994 to 1995 In December 1994 and January 1995, armed youth gangs in Alexandra Township outside of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province,... read more
In the modern-day world the view people are given of Africa is often a narrow one. In this piece we present 50 facts about this continent... 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
As the struggle for freedom reached a new intensity in the early fifties, the ANC saw the need for a clear statement on the future of South... 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
Introduction The National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU) is South Africa's second largest trade union federation with more than 400... 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
Often referred to as "the trial that changed South Africa,” in October 1963, ten leading opponents of apartheid went on trial... read more
The Natal economy, like the rest of South Africa, received a major growth stimulus as a result of the outbreak of the war. The shortage of... read more
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) was established on 2 April 1944, by Anton Lambede (who became the League’s first... read more
The South Africa Act passed by the British Parliament in 1909 combined the self-governing British colonies of the Natal, Cape, Transvaal... 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
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
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Black Consciousness Movement South African Students Movement The South African Student Organisation (SASO) The Black People's... read more
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Following the South West Africa People’s Organisation’s (SWAPO) consultative congress in 1969-70 in Tanzania, SWAPO wanted to... read more
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This article was written by Savannah Seara-Robitaille and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The Congress of... read more
Introduction The transition from the Apartheid era to the new democratic dispensation was a powerful and fundamental process for South... read more

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