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Youth and the National Liberation Struggle

The participation of young people in the liberation struggle preceded the student uprising of June 16, 1976... read more
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The passive resistance movement in South Africa is seen as, largely, led by M K Gandhi and the Indian Congresses campaigns. However, this... read more
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In 1991, Nelson Mandela was elected the president of the African National Congress (ANC), and his friend and colleague, Oliver Tambo, was... read more
On October 25 1991, ninety-two organisations that were united in their opposition to apartheid gathered in Durban to form the Patriotic... read more
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The South African Police Service (SAPS) that we are familiar with today has its origin after the Second Anglo-Boer War in 1902. Prior to... read more
By the beginning of the twentieth century a number of political organisations initiated by Coloureds existed, most of which dealt with the... read more
The origins of the Chemical Workers Industrial Union (CWIU) can be traced to a group of workers from African Explosives and Chemical... read more
The Building Construction and Allied Workers’ Union (BCAWU) was formed on 1 March 1975, and Leonard ‘Skakes’ Sikhakhane... read more
The rise of youth to political leadership came as a result of education. Many young people received an education, while their parents may... 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
Following the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre, the Government declared a State of Emergency (SOE), in 83 magisterial districts – the first... read more
The identity of the Afrikaner Jew - what personifies the Boerejood? A Boerejood (‘farmer Jew’) or Boerejode (plural) is the... read more
The first leader of the National Party (NP) became Prime Minister as part of the PACT government in 1924. The NP was the governing party of... read more
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The reign of Mzilikazi Under the leadership of Mzilikazi, the people who came to be called the Ndebele in Zimbabwe (originally of the... read more
This article was written by Joshua Richman and forms part of the South African History Online and the University of York Collaborative... read more
Present day Namibia was once a part of the imperial German empire. As was common during the scramble for Africa in the latter half of the... read more
The Black Consciousness Movement put its weight behind the labour movement, following a resolution to establish a national trade union... read more
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In the pre-colonial period, 1880 to 1893, the Pondo people (Mpondo) formed part of the Xhosa ethnic group, but differed in terms of culture... read more
Pan-Africanism is the belief that people of African descent have common interests and should be unified. Historically, Pan-Africanism has... 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
In around 2300 BP (Before Present), hunter-gatherers called the San acquired domestic stock in what is now modern day Botswana. Their... read more
Nguni Nguni is the collective name for a major group of Bantu-speaking peoples belonging to the Negroid racial group of Africa living in... read more

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