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The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA)

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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) was launched in May 1987 at a three-day congress in Crown Mines, Johannesburg... read more
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The Black People’s Convention (BPC) was an umbrella organisation of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM). BCM had its origins in... read more
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Labour migrancy from Pondoland began when labour recruiters started looking for people who were prepared to leave the surrounding Transkei... read more
What is herding? Herder societies are also known as pastoral societies and were also nomadic, like hunter-gatherers. They kept domesticated... 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
During the 1920s, the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) - which changed its name to the African National Congress (ANC) in... 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 South African Labour Party (SALP) The South African Party (SAP) The South African National Party (SANP) Hersigte Nasionale Party (HNP)... read more
While the two main forces in the Anglo-Boer War 2 were White, it was not an exclusively White war. At least 15 000 Blacks were used as... read more
HIV/Aids is a deadly disease, which is currently not curable. The United Nations AIDS agency (UNAIDS) says the evidence that HIV is the... read more
Like all other Black ethnic groups, the Coloureds also fell victim to segregation and repressive legislations enacted by Colonial and... read more
Transition to Armed Struggle The brief respite from the Treason Trial which ended on 29 March 1961 and the Rivonia arrests in July 1963 was... read more
The Great Trek and the advent of the Mfecane The origins of the battle are a matter of considerable debate. The background to this event... read more
The Griqua people’s history is not directly intertwined with that of Bloemfontein, however their history had an important influence... read more
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The position of South Africa in international affairs remained important throughout apartheid. The South African government needed to rely... read more
The three Basotho Wars (1858-68) and the formation of Lesotho The conflict between the Basotho people and White settlers in what is now the... read more
1959-1960: Formation, Sharpeville and Banning For many years there was tension inside the African National Congress (ANC) between those... read more
From 10 to 31 October 2011, South Africa will be conducting its third census since the advent of democracy in 1994. Undertaking a census is... read more
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Background The establishment of the Teachers’ League of South Africa (TLSA) emerged out of increasing racial segregation in the Cape... 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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In the 2014 South African general elections, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) won 1,169,259 votes, 6.35% of total votes cast, coming in... 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

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