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South African Congress of Democrats (COD)

In 1952, Whites who identified themselves with the aspirations of those who participated in the Defiance Campaign formed the South African People's Congress... read more
By the 1860s, subjugation of African people in the immediate vicinity of the Cape had been achieved. Other than a small, enfranchised... read more
National Initiative for Reconciliation (NIR) is a network of Christian individuals, congregations and organisations working for justice,... read more
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By 1895 Britain was getting more confident about taking action in South Africa. Joseph Chamberlain was appointed Colonial Secretary. He... 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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As Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans for many centuries the maps that were created were by and large grossly inaccurate. They are... read more
Student protests in democratic South Africa South Africa has a long history of student protests going way back to the anti-Apartheid... read more
When the Union of South Africa was established in 1910, there was already a foundation for pass system. However, over time men and women... read more
The Natal branch of the Textile Workers Industrial Union (TWIU) was central to the activity based at Bolton Hall. This majority Indian... read more
The post-1948 period saw the African National Congress (ANC) abandoning its traditional reliance on tactics of moderation such as petitions... 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
Botha appointed a President’s Council in October 1980 to oversee the process of piecemeal reform that would confer a modicum of... read more
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When the African National Congress (ANC) was formed in 1912, it did not accept women as members. In 1918, the government threatened to... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 6) A Spiral of Trials In the arrests, indictments and trials... read more
Regular elections have been a feature of South Africa’s political landscape since the establishment of Union of South Africa in 1910... read more
1946 22 June, The Government of India requested that the question of the treatment of Indians in the Union of South Africa be included in... read more
The Federation of Transvaal Women (FEDTRAW) was formed on the 8th of December 1984, bringing together close to 200 women from all over the... read more
Africanist News and Views, published by the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania (South Africa), expressed the Pan-Africanist viewpoint... read more
SAYCO was regarded as the most significant youth organization to emerge during the 1980s. Initiated by COSAS, it focused on organizing the... read more
The Origins and formation: The South African Student Organisation (SASO) was formed in 1968 after some members of the University of Natal... 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 area between the Orange and Vaal rivers, originally known as Transoranje, with its abundance of permanent water sources, was the... read more

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