Politics & Society

This feature commemorates the outbreak of the First World War. This major historical event became known as  The Great War. The main... 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
1 January Battle of Artois and Champagne in France begins. 31 January 1915 The German Army makes use of poison gas for the first time in... read more
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18 February The German colony of Cameroon falls to French and British forces after 17 months of fighting. 21 February–19 December... read more
Xenophobic violence against foreign nationals in South Africa has worsened. South Africa witnessed widespread xenophobic attacks since 1994... read more
1994 to 1995 In December 1994 and January 1995, armed youth gangs in Alexandra Township outside of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province,... 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 history of the Young Communist League (YCL) dates back to 1921, although the organisation observes 25 May 1922 as the date of its... read more
The participation of young people in the liberation struggle preceded the student uprising of June 16, 1976. Before the establishment of... read more
The 1970s period was a watershed for youth politics in South Africa. The South African Student Organisation (SASO) was gathering... read more
The 1980s was also a period of serious student protests and unrest. COSAS moved increasingly closer to liberation movements aligned to the... read more
2009 marked 100 years since Yusuf Dadoo was born in Krugersdorp, West Rand on 5 September. Today, he like many activists of the South... read more
The Yusuf Dadoo timeline includes the history of one the leading members of the South African communist movement. Starting at the beginning... read more
1902 At the cessation of hostilities, Sir Alfred Milner, the former British High Commissioner and Governor of the Cape and now... read more
1910 February 26, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi supports the African Peoples’ Organisation (APO) resolution to declare the day of... read more

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