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The United Democratic Front (UDF) Women’s Congress was formed on the 23rd of April 1987, primarily as a body that will uphold the... read more
On 16 December, 1961, Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) was launched as an armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). The formation of the MK... read more
The United Democratic Front (UDF) was an anti-apartheid body that incorporated many anti-apartheid organisations. It was launched in 1983,... read more
1946 22 June, The Government of India requested that the question of the treatment of Indians in the Union of South Africa be included in... read more
As a result of parent's reactions to the 1976 uprisings and their aftermath, ex-Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW) members in... read more
The United Women’s Organisation (UWO) was launched in April 1981 with 400 delegates from the Western Cape attending. Some of the women who... read more
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In July 1967, the University Christian Movement (UCM) held its founding congress in Grahamstown, with about 90 clergymen and students in... read more
The University of Pretoria (UP) opened in 1908 as a new department of the Transvaal University College (T.U.C). In 1930 the University... read more
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Introduction This feature examines the history of forced removals in Johannesburg up to the destruction of Sophiatown. It begins by... read more
Vasco da Gama carried out 2 expeditions between 1497 and 1502. This feature focuses on the first, as it was during this expedition that... read more
Soon after the 1971 garment workers’ strike at Currie’s Fountain, three students from the Durban campus of the University of... read more
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The end of the war was accompanied by rapid inflation and severe shortages in basic commodities. During the war itself the cost of living... read more
Civic organisation also experienced problems in organising across the racial divide. Initially the emerging civic organisation in African... read more
Ngxobongwana who had been chairman of the WCCA in 1984, was arrested in early 1985 under security legislation. After his release he was... read more
This article was written by Lucy Doyle and forms part of the South African History Online and the University of York Collaborative Project... read more

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