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A History of Abantu-Batho Newspaper 1912-1931

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Newspapers or publications by African people played a critical role in giving them an alternative space to articulate their views... read more
The events at Lonmin Mine in Marikana in the North West Province were a tragic stain on the history of post Apartheid South Africa. This... read more
1984-1990:- The people armed Introduction Numerous factors characterised the intensification of the freedom struggle against the National... read more
The Origins of the Afrikaner Bond The Afrikaner Bond, an Afrikaner political organisation that was effectively the first political party in... 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
The General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF) was formed on 9 September 1972 by Harriet Bolton, Michael Halton Cheadle, David Hemson,... read more
Members of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS), such as Steven Friedman and Jeanette Curtis together with South... read more
1971 Closure of The Classic, by Nat Nakasa, editor. Publication of ‘Sounds of a Cowhide Drum’, Oswald Mtshali’s first book of poetry, by... read more
In 1990, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP)... read more
On 30 July 2011, the South African Communist Party (SACP) celebrated its 90th anniversary. Initially known as the Communist Party of South... read more
Those who formed part of the poorest section of the Indian community, such a labourers, artisans, market-gardeners bore the brunt of the... 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
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Since the early 1990s, June 16, now known as Youth Day, has been remembered, commemorated, and memorialised as public history. There have... read more
On 5 June 1918 disaffected Afrikaners were brought together in a new organisation called Jong Suid-Afrika (Young South Africa). 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
South Africa has one of the longest sequences of human development in the world. It begins with two million years old hominid fossils.... read more
Contents Introduction The concept of segregation Discriminatory legislation up to 1924 Political Legislation Economic Legislation... read more
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Introduction This feature examines the history of forced removals in Johannesburg up to the destruction of Sophiatown. It begins by... read more
Surname Full Names Political Party Mr De Beer Charel Jacobus ANC Mrs Dikgale Masefako Clarah ANC Ms Dlamini... read more
The Afrikaner ideal of a republic South Africa only became a Republic on the 31st May 1961, but the formation of a Republic had been the... read more
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Early years The history of the South African Defence Force (SADF) can be traced to the 1660s. When Jan van Riebeeck landed at the Cape in... 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

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