Politics & Society

Africa is the world’s second largest continent, both by size and number, after Asia. Its landmass holds 54 countries and nine territories.... read more
Within 37 African countries, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has listed 135 World Heritage Sites... read more
The African National Congress (ANC) is South Africa's governing party and has been in power since the transition to democracy in April 1994... 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
Introduction  Nationalism refers to an ideology, a form of culture, or a social movement that focuses on the nation. It emphasises the... read more
General Louis Botha headed the first government of the new Union of South Africa, with General Jan Smuts as his deputy. Their South African... read more
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The African People’s Democratic Union of Southern Africa (APDUSA) was launched in Duncan Village outside East London in March 1961. The... 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
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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 Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) formed African industrial unions, some of which were parallels of registered unions. These... read more
Africanist News and Views, published by the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania (South Africa), expressed the Pan-Africanist viewpoint... read more
Jan van Riebeeck was sent to the Cape to establish a station at which ships of the United Dutch Chartered East Indian Company could obtain... read more
The first white inhabitants Between 1820 and 1826, Afrikaner trekboer (migratory farmer) J.N. Brits trekked from the Cape Colony, crossed... read more
Introduction Afrikaans, the official language during South Africa’s Apartheid era, often occupies a politicised space as the ‘colonial’... 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

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