Politics & Society

Freedom Day on 27 April is an annual celebration of South Africa's first non-racial democratic elections of 1994. It is significant... 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
The collapse of apartheid and the advent of democracy in South Africa was regionally supported by a group of southern African states called... read more
In August 1906, the British administration in the Transvaal passed the Asiatic Law Amendment Ordinance (Black Act) to control the entry of... read more
The passive resistance campaigns led by MK Gandhi in South Africa had huge consequences not only for the history of the country but also... read more
Formed in 1928 by Emil Solomon (Solly) Sachs, this was a union of women factory workers that transcended barriers of colour and class.... read more
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Marcus Garvey, preaching the unity of all blacks, claimed that liberty would come about only through the return of all Afro-Americans to... read more
NUSAS students set up the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF) in 1972. They worked closely with Harriet Bolton of TUCSA. The aim... read more
The General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF) was formed on 9 September 1972 by Harriet Bolton, Michael Halton Cheadle, David Hemson,... read more
This article was written by Nehal Patel and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Gertrude Fester... read more
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The Nile river and its influence on settlement The tomb of Tutankhamen Way of life in ancient Egypt The spread of Egypt’s knowledge... read more
Grassroots, a community newspapers was launched in 1980 as a vehicle to ‘voice of the voiceless’. The paper was made up of 60... read more
The Great Trek was a movement of Dutch-speaking colonists up into the interior of southern Africa in search of land where they could... read more
Introduction The arrival of the Boers and the colonial masters to the area known as Griqualand West, denied the Griquas the opportunity of... read more
The Griqua people’s history is not directly intertwined with that of Bloemfontein, however their history had an important influence... read more

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