Politics & Society

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
This article was written by Ashley Schumacher and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project During the... read more
The Rand Rebellion of 1922 was an armed uprising that is also referred to as the Rand Revolt or Red Revolt. It occurred during a period of... read more
Africanist News and Views, published by the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania (South Africa), expressed the Pan-Africanist viewpoint... read more
Pan-Africanism is the belief that people of African descent have common interests and should be unified. Historically, Pan-Africanism has... read more
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Introduction A provisional settlement was reached in 1911. But in the letter of 12 September 1913 reproduced below, A.M. Cachalia, chairman... read more
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The destruction of the Zulu kingdom 1879 -1896 In the 1870s settler and colonial determination to bring Blacks under firm political control... read more
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The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, was drawn up by the Parliament elected in 1994 in the first non-racial elections... 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
The African National Congress (ANC) is South Africa's governing party and has been in power since the transition to democracy in April 1994... read more
1. Introduction ↵ The value of history is derived from its obligation to view all factors and clues of the past that lead up to one... read more
The opening moment of education in South Africa coincides with the foundation of the colonial experience at the Cape in 1652. Six years... read more
South Africa’s Radical Tradition: A documentary history, Volume two 1943 – 1964.  Edited by Alison Drew. Part one Harry Snitcher 1,... read more
The council was divided, with verligtes and verkramptes pulling in different directions. It was subsequently also schizophrenic in its... read more
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Banishment has been used as form of punishment in South African from early colonial period. Both the Dutch and British colonial... read more
1997 September, The statue of Steve Biko is defaced twice within a space of three weeks after it was unveiled by President Nelson Mandela... read more
In 1975, Peter Johnson, joined the ranks of the uMkhonto we Sizwe and disappeared into exile. Nearly a decade later, on the 26 October 1984... read more
On October 25 1991, ninety-two organisations that were united in their opposition to apartheid gathered in Durban to form the Patriotic... read more
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The Labour Party (LP) came into being after the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910. Colonel F. H. P. Creswell was the leader of... read more
The United Women’s Organisation (UWO) was launched in April 1981 with 400 delegates from the Western Cape attending. Some of the women who... read more
Filling the void left by SASO? The Azanian Students Organisation (AZASO): A summary  Following the banning of the South African... read more

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