Politics & Society

Together with civic organizations, the youth played an in important role in the struggle against apartheid in the Western Cape. The first... read more
The relationship between our Constitution and other laws The Constitution is a law passed by Parliament and it is the highest law in the... read more
From 10 to 31 October 2011, South Africa will be conducting its third census since the advent of democracy in 1994. Undertaking a census is... read more
Following the 1973 strikes, workers flocked to Bolton Hall to sign up with the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF). Membership... read more
Nelson Mandela is a figure who has undergone many transformations in the eye of the South African public as well as in the global... read more
The origins of the Chemical Workers Industrial Union (CWIU) can be traced to a group of workers from African Explosives and Chemical... read more
Founded on 24 November 1974, the Chemical Workers Industrial Union (CWIU)organised in the sectors handling chemicals, plastic, rubber,... read more
The Christian Institute of South Africa (CISA) was formed in August 1963, with Rev. C.F. Beyers Naud as a Director. The establishment of... read more
This article was written by Joshua Richman and forms part of the South African History Online and the University of York Collaborative... read more
The area between the Orange and Vaal rivers, originally known as Transoranje, with its abundance of permanent water sources, was the... read more
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Since the early 1990s, June 16, now known as Youth Day, has been remembered, commemorated, and memorialised as public history. There have... read more
SACCAWU was founded as CCAWUSA (The Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union of South Africa) in 1975, with Emma Mashinini as the... read more
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The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) was established in June 1979 as a national organization to represent the interests of Black... read more
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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) was launched on 1 December 1985, at the height of the struggle against apartheid. As a... read more
In 1990, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP)... read more

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