Politics & Society

Relations between Russia and South Africa In the late-19th century, Russia was engaged in rivalry with the British Empire, especially in... read more
UTP was one of the first groups to help form black trade unions, following the PUTCO strike in June 1972. The Laundry and Dry Cleaning... read more
At the outbreak of the First World War, Germany put into operation the Schlieffen Plan. This plan was based on the assumption that in case... read more
The National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) activists at the University of Cape Town supported African workers through a wage... read more
Nelson Mandela was born into a world of war, revolutionary upheaval and a worldwide influenza pandemic. In July 1918, when Mandela was born... read more
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From the early years of colonial rule, South African youth had participated in various forms against the racist character of colonialism,... read more
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After the advent of democratic rule in 1994, the newly elected ANC led government was faced with the task of dealing with a legacy of... read more
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The history of white colonial land dispossession dates back to the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlement in the Cape, which was... read more
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By the 1900s African people had been dispossessed of their land and colonial rule was still in the process of being entrenched. The... read more
1904 6 January, The settler Frau Sonnenberg tells German soldiers stationed at the Waterberg, including the Sergeant in charge, Sergeant... read more
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The 1980s witnessed a convergence of forces in the trade union movement as they formed themselves under an umbrella union in various... read more
The events at Lonmin Mine in Marikana in the North West Province were a tragic stain on the history of post Apartheid South Africa. This... read more
1997 September, The statue of Steve Biko is defaced twice within a space of three weeks after it was unveiled by President Nelson Mandela... read more
The Trade Union Advisory and Coordinating Council (TUACC) was formed in October 1973* with the Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) and... read more
The Trade Union Council of South Africa (TUCSA) was founded in October 1954 by 61 unions mainly representing White workers and mixed unions... read more

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