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South African Indian Council (SAIC) In 1961, Indians were officially recognised as a permanent part of the South African population and the... read more
The content of this article was taken from the book A Crime Against Humanity - Analysing the Repression of the Apartheid State edited by... read more
At the Imperial Conference in London in 1926, Hertzog (with support from Canada, Ireland and India) decided to form a committee to discuss... read more
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In mid 1906, the Natal colonialist in the face of rising Zulu resentment against the imposition of a 'Poll Tax' unleashed one of... read more
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Banishment has been used as form of punishment in South African from early colonial period. Both the Dutch and British colonial... read more
In 1949 the government appointed the Eiselen Commission with the task of considering African education provision. The Commission... read more
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Introduction The battle of Cuito Cuanavale and the Cuban intervention in Angola is one of the turning points in Southern African History.... read more
In the wake of the urban revolt of 1976 and with prospects of a national revolution becoming apparent, security police detained Biko, the... read more
At a time when the country was in mourning for those killed in the Boipatong Massacre of 17 June 1992, the Bisho Massacre added to the... read more
The system of Black authorities and the reforms brought about in the agri­cultural sphere were not unreservedly accepted in the... read more
While the two main forces in the Anglo-Boer War 2 were White, it was not an exclusively White war. At least 15 000 Blacks were used as... read more
The Black Consciousness philosophy gained most of its support in the secondary schools and universities. The role played by the Black... read more
On 12 September 1977 the Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko died while in the custody of security police. The period leading up to his... read more
The Women's Defence of the Constitution League In 1955 a small group of white middle-class women who were predominantly English-... read more
On 17 June 1992 the Joe Slovo Informal settlement in Boipatong outside Vereeniging was attacked by a group of about 300 armed men from Kwa... read more

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