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In March 1918 an international influenza pandemic broke out, that led to the deaths of 50 million people worldwide. The pandemic spread... read more
Prior to Biko's inquest, magistrates had declined to examine the interrogation methods used, and had attributed detention deaths to natural... read more
On 13 November 1991, Nelson Mandela announced that the first constitutional talks would take place on 29 and 30 November at the... read more
The International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) was established by Canon L John Collins of St Paul’s Cathedral in 1956. Its mission was... read more
The International Socialist League (ISL) was formed in September 1915. It was created by a progressive faction of the South African Labour... read more
The Pondo people were dispossessed of their land and they were forced to submit themselves to White control. In 1910, at the union of South... read more
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By 1895 Britain was getting more confident about taking action in South Africa. Joseph Chamberlain was appointed Colonial Secretary. He... read more
Introduction The June 16 1976 Uprising that began in Soweto and spread countrywide profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in... read more
In around 2300 BP (Before Present), hunter-gatherers called the San acquired domestic stock in what is now modern day Botswana. Their... read more
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Traditional authorities were indispensable in the application of the provisions in the 1913 Natives Land Act in areas of rural South Africa... read more
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On 30 March 1960, Philip Kgosana led a Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) march of between 30.000-50.000 protestors from Langa and Nyanga to the... read more
Missionaries arrived in Pondoland in 1830 when Faku, the ruler of the Mpondo Kingdom from 1818 to 1867, allowed Wesleyan missionaries... read more
During the 1960s most of Africa’s countries had gained independence except for Namibia. Geographically, Namibia is made up of savannah, dry... read more
Introduction The National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU) is South Africa's second largest trade union federation with more than 400... read more
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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) was launched in May 1987 at a three-day congress in Crown Mines, Johannesburg.... read more

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