Politics & Society

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
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
On 5 June 1918 disaffected Afrikaners were brought together in a new organisation called Jong Suid-Afrika (Young South Africa). The... read more
The identity of the Afrikaner Jew - what personifies the Boerejood? A Boerejood (‘farmer Jew’) or Boerejode (plural) is the... read more
The AWB was an ultra-right wing organisation led by Eugene Terreblanche, that first came into prominence in the 1970s. It aimed to create a... read more

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