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The 1913 Women’s anti-pass campaign in the Orange Free State

When the Union of South Africa was established in 1910, there was already a foundation for pass system. However, over time men and women resisted the imposition of passes as it severely restricted their freedom... read more
Prehistory of Southern Africa Two places are of particular heritage interest in the Polokwane area: the BaKoni Malapa Museum south of the... read more
The Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) was founded in 1973. It organised in the passenger transport, goods transport, stevedores,... read more
SACCAWU was founded as CCAWUSA (The Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union of South Africa) in 1975, with Emma Mashinini as the... read more
The sinking of the SS Mendi was caused by the reckless action of the captain of the SS Darro. It remains the greatest wartime maritime... read more
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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was a court-like body assembled in South Africa after the end of Apartheid. Anybody who felt... read more
In 1971, GWIU workers walked out of Natal clothing factories, demanding a living wage and effectively halted industry for the day.  In... read more
The Empty or Vacant Land Theory is a theory was propagated by European settlers in nineteenth century South Africa to support their claims... read more
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The history of the struggle against racial oppression and exclusion in South Africa is inextricably intertwined with the struggle of... read more
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From Union to Democracy One hundred years ago, the various colonies and Republics were declared a single entity, the Union of South Africa... read more
South African History Online (SAHO) is hosting an intergenerational dialogue to commemorate 40 years since the Soweto Student Uprising. The... read more
The International Socialist League (ISL) was formed in September 1915. It was created by a progressive faction of the South African Labour... read more
African National Congress National Party Inkatha Freedom Party Freedom Front Democratic Party Pan Africanist Congress African Christian... read more
Due to the fact that Black People were detained in separate camps, the issue of Black Concentration Camps is dealt with in another... read more
Relations between Russia and South Africa In the late-19th century, Russia was engaged in rivalry with the British Empire, especially in... read more
Sotho (South Sotho or Basotho) people are concentrated in the Free State, Gauteng and Eastern Cape Provinces, with small groups in Namibia... read more
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The year 1658 marks the beginning of the slave trade at the Cape colony.  During the first four years of the Dutch East India Company... read more
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The history of white colonial land dispossession dates back to the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlement in the Cape, which was... read more
President Jacob Zuma made some changes in his cabinet for the third time on July 9th 2013. He relieved Communications Minister Dina Pule of... read more
Slavery was introduced to the Cape Colony by the VOC in its desire to boost the agriculture and food supply while retaining control in the... read more
From bondage to freedom - The 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indian workers in South Africa  The feature on Indian South Africans... 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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