Politics & Society

The Consultative Committee of Black Trade Unions (CCOBTU) was formed in 1977.* CCOBTU emerged out ofthe efforts of workers who had been... read more
During the 1930s there were attempts by African workers to organise and reconstruct all fragmented African trade unions into a large... read more
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The Democratic Party (DP), now the Democratic Alliance (DA), was formed on 8 April 1989, when the former Progressive Federal Party,... read more
March 20, 1602 marked the beginning of the inexorable end for many a state in the then known world. On that day, four hundred years ago, a... read more
When the Dutch settled in South Africa in the 16th and 17th centuries they transplanted their Dutch Reformed theology to the African... read more
In the late 1970s four young men publicly refused to obey their army call-ups by the South African Defence Force (SADF) and were sentenced... read more
The English translation of this organization is Federation of Afrikaner Cultural Organisations.  The Federasie of Afrikaanse Kultuur... read more
The Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU) was the first South African trade union federation that organised mostly Black... read more
The Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW or FSAW) was launched on 17 April 1954 in Johannesburg as the first attempt to establish a... read more
The Federation of Transvaal Women (FEDTRAW) was formed on the 8th of December 1984, bringing together close to 200 women from all over the... 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
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
The General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF) was formed on 9 September 1972 by Harriet Bolton, Michael Halton Cheadle, David Hemson,... 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 idea of forming an association was discussed in the Nyanga hostel. The discussion were given impetus by the 1981 decision by the local... read more

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