Politics & Society

The African Students Association (ASA) was established on 17 December 1961 in Durban under the auspices of the banned African National... read more
Context As the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), founded in 1963, was established as a loose association of African states with limited... read more
The Afrikaanse Handelsinsituut (AHI – in English the Afrikaans Commercial Institute) was formed during WWII to create Afrikaner... read more
The Origins of the Afrikaner Bond The Afrikaner Bond, an Afrikaner political organisation that was effectively the first political party in... read more
The fate of Natalia After the defeat of Dingane, the Kingdom of the AmaZulu was hurled into political strife. Mpande was open to the... read more
This article was written by Meghan Knapp and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract The... read more
The overthrow of Portugal’s Prime Minister, Marcello Caetano, on 25 April 1974 hailed a watershed moment for the former Portuguese colonies... read more
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In 1894, Pondoland was annexed by the Cape Colony. It was one of the last occupied areas in South Africa. The area was not occupied by... read more
World opposition to Apartheid Enforced racial segregation in South Africa began with the arrival of the Dutch and English colonisers.... read more
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The first mention of a Coloured Affairs Department (CAD) and Coloured Advisory Council (CAC) was made by Prime Minister Jan Smuts, in 1941... read more
1959-1960: Formation, Sharpeville and Banning For many years there was tension inside the African National Congress (ANC) between those... read more
On 24 December 1651, accompanied by his wife and son, Jan van Riebeeck set off from Texel in The Netherlands for the Cape of Good Hope. Van... read more
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Trade unions are created to protect the rights of the workers. In democratic South Africa trade unions have the power to guarantee workers... read more
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In September and October 1977, the apartheid government stiffened its resolve to end the nationwide student unrest that broke out in Soweto... read more
After the fall of Port Natal Port Natal Andries Pretorius arrived from Graaff-Reinet. On 25 November 1838 Pretorius took over leadership as... read more

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