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The Homelands

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The Bantustans or homelands, established by the Apartheid Government, were areas to which the majority of the Blacks population was moved to prevent them from living in the urban areas of South Africa... read more
Prehistory of Southern Africa The Durban area is probably best known for the historic Zulu kingdom, dating to the early 19th century. To... read more
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This article uses images from the Wikipedia article "List of sovereign states and dependent territories in Africa", which is released under... read more
In 1952, Whites who identified themselves with the aspirations of those who participated in the Defiance Campaign formed the South African... read more
1884 Otto von Bismarck chairs the Berlin Conference to stem the scramble for Africa. Only Morocco, Ethiopia, and Liberia are recognized as... read more
1 January Battle of Artois and Champagne in France begins. 31 January 1915 The German Army makes use of poison gas for the first time in... read more
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In mid 1906, the Natal colonialist in the face of rising Zulu resentment against the imposition of a 'Poll Tax' unleashed one of... read more
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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
South Africa’s advent to democracy was ushered through the 1993 Interim Constitution, drawn up through negotiations among various... read more
South Africa has early human fossils at Sterkfontein and other sites. The first modern inhabitants of the country were the hunter-gatherer... read more
Introduction The transition from the Apartheid era to the new democratic dispensation was a powerful and fundamental process for South... read more
Freedom Day on 27 April is an annual celebration of South Africa's first non-racial democratic elections of 1994. It is significant... read more
This article was written by Nehal Patel and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Gertrude Fester... read more
In 2016 South Africa History Online celebrates 15 years of being a public open source heritage site. What a journey it has been. At the end... read more
As the struggle for freedom reached a new intensity in the early fifties, the ANC saw the need for a clear statement on the future of South... read more
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The sugar industry in Natal (now known as kwaZulu-Natal) was controlled by White settlers and their descendants or successors. The... read more
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) was established on 2 April 1944, by Anton Lambede (who became the League’s first... read more
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The history of the Young Communist League (YCL) dates back to 1921, although the organisation observes 25 May 1922 as the date of its... read more
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In December 1971, Durban students issued the first edition of Isisebenzi , a Bulletin of the Wages Commission, Students Representative... 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
In the modern-day world the view people are given of Africa is often a narrow one. In this piece we present 50 facts about this continent... read more
Different sections of the South African community reacted to the formation of the republic in different ways. The fact that the republic... read more

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