Politics & Society

Was the system of indentured Indian labour "a new system of slavery"?as Hugh Tinker entitles his book? The answer would depend on how the... read more
The majority of Indian South Africans are the descendants of indentured workers brought to Natal between 1860 and 1911 to develop the sugar... read more
From bondage to freedom - The 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indian workers in South Africa  The feature on Indian South Africans... read more
The Korana or Kora were a nomadic Khoikhoi group that probably derived their name from a chief called Kora (or Gora), who was originally a... read more
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KwaMsiza is a village of 49 families located some 50km north of Pretoria. Its residents are Ndzundza Ndebele, and belong to three major... read more
Introduction The history of white colonial land dispossession began at the Cape with the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlement... read more
Pre-1804 Khoisan hunter gatherers are the first inhabitants of the region, before Sotho-Tswana peoples colonized the general region... read more
List of the first Indian indentured labourers arriving in South Africa, 16 November 1860        NO NAME FATHERS AGE... read more
The unique nature of slavery in the Cape Colony hindered many attempts at wide-scale resistance on the part of Cape slaves. Instead many... read more
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As Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans for many centuries the maps that were created were by and large grossly inaccurate. They are... read more
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The reign of Mzilikazi Under the leadership of Mzilikazi, the people who came to be called the Ndebele in Zimbabwe (originally of the... read more
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A study of missionary settlement and the spread of Christianity in southern Africa during the period 1800 - 1925, including a piece on the... read more
1800: Historical Context Nelson Mandela traces his lineage back to the Thembu Chief Nxeko, one of the early Thembu Kings who ruled over... read more
The Great Trek and the advent of the Mfecane The origins of the battle are a matter of considerable debate. The background to this event... read more
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The largest North-Sotho language group in South Africa are the Bapedi group, who arrived in the northern province around the 1650s, and... read more

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