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Culture of South Africa

South Africa has early human fossils at Sterkfontein and other sites. The first modern inhabitants of the country were the hunter-gatherer San (‘bushman’) and the Khoi (‘Hottentot’) peoples, who herded livestock... read more
The Bantu Women's League was the first women's organisation in South Africa. It was started in 1918 by one of our earliest women activists... 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
With colonialism, which began in South Africa in 1652, came the Slavery and Forced Labour Model.  This was the original model of... read more
On 6 January 1974, the new independent organisations, GFWBF and IIE, established the Trade Union Advisory Coordinating Council (TUACC).... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 10) Time for a Chartist Movement The idea of the Freedom... read more
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Origins One of the defining moments in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa was the Sharpeville Massacre and its... read more
The Progressive Federal Party (PFP), successor to the Progressive Party (PP), was formed after a group of liberal members of the United... read more
The Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW or FSAW) was launched on 17 April 1954 in Johannesburg as the first attempt to establish a... read more
African National Congress Democratic Alliance Congress of the People Inkatha Freedom Party Independent Democrats United Democratic Movement... read more
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The involvement of China in South Africa’s struggle against Apartheid occurred in two different manners. Officially China had... read more
From European to "Africaander” The modern Afrikaner is descended mainly from Western Europeans who settled on the southern tip of Africa... read more
March 20, 1602 marked the beginning of the inexorable end for many a state in the then known world. On that day, four hundred years ago, a... read more
Strikes in the Schools Presumably, not all students of the earlier generation 'worshipped the school authorities'! The first,... read more
The Great Trek was a movement of Dutch-speaking colonists up into the interior of southern Africa in search of land where they could... read more
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16 December 1959 - At the annual African National Congress (ANC) conference, Chief Albert Luthuli declared that 1960 would be the "... read more
This feature commemorates the outbreak of the First World War. This major historical event became known as  The Great War. The main... read more
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, after the banning of the ANC and PAC, the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) resuscitated the anti-... read more
Often referred to as "the trial that changed South Africa,” in October 1963, ten leading opponents of apartheid went on trial... read more
The passive resistance campaigns led by MK Gandhi in South Africa had huge consequences not only for the history of the country but also... read more
The Natal economy, like the rest of South Africa, received a major growth stimulus as a result of the outbreak of the war. The shortage of... read more
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The campaign for the Congress of the People and the Freedom Charter was the climax to a decade or so of multifaceted and creative... read more

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