Politics & Society

Newspapers or publications by African people played a critical role in giving them an alternative space to articulate their views. The... read more
Background and policy of apartheid Before we can look at the history of the apartheid period it is necessary to understand what apartheid... read more
This is a collection of timelines of Indians in South Africa  from 1654 until 2008.
This article was written by Jodi McNeil and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The HIV/AIDS Crisis Emerges:... read more
Prison labour has a particularly debatable history in South Africa.  Historically, South Africa operated on the understanding that... read more
In 1912 Enoch Mgjimia, a lay preacher and independent evangelist, broke away from the Wesleyan Methodist Church and joined the Church of... read more
Around one-thousand people were employed in the Natal clothing industry in the early 1930s. At least half of the workforce was getting paid... read more
The New Constitution was negotiated between May 1994 and October 1996 in the country's first democratically elected convention, the... read more
The Springbok Legion (SL) was a leading organisation formed in 1941 to fight for the rights of soldiers during World War II and in the post... read more
Umteteli Wabantu(Mouthpiece of the People), a newspaper, was established by the Chamber of Mines and the Native Recruiting Corporation (NRC... read more
Anyone who travels over the vast expanse of South Africa is immediately struck by the great variations in its landscape and the differing... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 6) A Spiral of Trials In the arrests, indictments and trials... read more
On 2 November 1983, the government held a referendum to gauge White opinion on the new constitution and tricameral parliament – it... read more
Afrapix – Comrades with Cameras A history of a South African anti apartheid Documentary Photography Collective Afrapix, a progressive... 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