Politics & Society

Soon after the 1971 garment workers’ strike at Currie’s Fountain, three students from the Durban campus of the University of... read more
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The end of the war was accompanied by rapid inflation and severe shortages in basic commodities. During the war itself the cost of living... read more
Civic organisation also experienced problems in organising across the racial divide. Initially the emerging civic organisation in African... read more
Ngxobongwana who had been chairman of the WCCA in 1984, was arrested in early 1985 under security legislation. After his release he was... read more
This article was written by Lucy Doyle and forms part of the South African History Online and the University of York Collaborative Project... read more
In 1979, the Wiehahn Commission to investigate how to regulate labour legislation. The growth of unregistered trade unions, inadequate... read more
Due to the fact that Black People were detained in separate camps, the issue of Black Concentration Camps is dealt with in another... read more
This article was written by Andrew Bohannon and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women in the... read more
The 1940s opened with the devastating Second World War in full swing. This decade also marked the gradual transition from a mining and... read more
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During the Apartheid period, women were prominent in almost all areas of protest. Of all the campaigns in that women were involved, the... read more
The WEAU and votes for white women Until 1930 there were no women in South Africa who had the right to vote. It was felt that a women's... read more
The Women's National Coalition embraces women from across the political, economic, racial, cultural and religious spectrum. The coalition... read more
Most people credit the abolition of apartheid to many organisations and leaders, such as the African National Congress and Nelson Mandela.... read more
This article was written by Nicole Dellaportas and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women... read more
This article was written by Cait Chapman and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women’s... read more

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