Politics & Society

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
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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
On 5 June 1918 disaffected Afrikaners were brought together in a new organisation called Jong Suid-Afrika (Young South Africa). The... read more
The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) was an ultra-right wing organisation led by Eugene Terreblanche, that first came into prominence in... read more
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The Amandla Cultural Ensemble was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Gold for their contribution to the struggle against apartheid through... read more
There were several reasons why Johannesburg urgently needed a laundry service. Water was not easily obtainable ”” the nearest natural... read more
The ANC in exile issued its first January 8th statement in 1972, the founding date of the ANC. This statement outlined the organisation’s... read more
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When the African National Congress (ANC) was formed in 1912, it did not accept women as members. In 1918, the government threatened to... read more
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In aftermath of the June 16 Uprising, the government cracked down on student activists and organisations alike. On 19 October 1977 the... read more
Filling the void left by SASO? The Azanian Students Organisation (AZASO): A summary  Following the banning of the South African... read more
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The SA Student organisation (SASO) was formed under the leadership of Steve Bantu Biko in 1968. The organisation was banned in 1977. This... read more
The Bantu Women's League was the first women's organisation in South Africa. It was started in 1918 by one of our earliest women activists... read more

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