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Afrikaner Broederbond

On 5 June 1918 disaffected Afrikaners were brought together in a new organisation called Jong Suid-Afrika (Young South Africa). The following year its name was changed to the Afrikaner Broederbond (AB)... read more
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The South African Students Movement (SASM) an organisation of mainly high school students was formed to represent students, articulate... read more
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Before the Europeans settled in the Cape in 1652, the indigenous economy was dominated by subsistence agriculture and hunting. Up to the... read more
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KwaMsiza is a village of 49 families located some 50km north of Pretoria. Its residents are Ndzundza Ndebele, and belong to three major... read more
The Grey Street Mosque, 1880-1930 Indians began settling in Natal from 1860 when the first indentured workers arrived.1 They were followed... read more
South African Constitution of 1996 Republic of South Africa The Republic of South Africa is one, sovereign, democratic state founded on 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
The landscape of Black political activity in the 1960s was different that of the previous decade. The apartheid government had banished the... read more
From the book: The Final Prize by Norman Levy Chapter 8 Into the Fifties: Defiance Mass trials and mass action characterised the next... read more
The Constitutional Court was established in 1994 by South Africa's first democratic constitution - the interim constitution of 1993.... read more
Sotho (South Sotho or Basotho) people are concentrated in the Free State, Gauteng and Eastern Cape Provinces, with small groups in Namibia... read more
The United Democratic Front (UDF) was an anti-apartheid body that incorporated many anti-apartheid organisations. It was launched in 1983,... read more
By the late 1970s, and especially as a result of the June 1976 uprising, the Apartheid government was forced to consider reforms to... 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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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
This article was written by Justin Lawler and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project During the... read more
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The African People’s Democratic Union of Southern Africa (APDUSA) was launched in Duncan Village outside East London in March 1961.... read more
By the 1950s, Harriet Bolton began to help with organising work in the unions. From the late 1960s Harriet Bolton was an executive... read more
1994 to 1995 In December 1994 and January 1995, armed youth gangs in Alexandra Township outside of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province,... read more
SALDRU's press clipping collection was invaluable in researching South Africa's transition to democracy...Reading through the... read more
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Southern African Development Community (SADC) was established in 1980 as the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC),... read more
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was a court-like body assembled in South Africa after the end of Apartheid. Anybody who felt... read more

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