Politics & Society

In August 1906, the British administration in the Transvaal passed the Asiatic Law Amendment Ordinance (Black Act) to control the entry of... read more
The passive resistance campaigns led by MK Gandhi in South Africa had huge consequences not only for the history of the country but also... read more
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Marcus Garvey, preaching the unity of all blacks, claimed that liberty would come about only through the return of all Afro-Americans to... read more
NUSAS students set up the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF) in 1972. They worked closely with Harriet Bolton of TUCSA. The aim... read more
This article was written by Nehal Patel and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Gertrude Fester... read more
The “Bolton Hall Four” David Davis, David Hemson, Jeannette Cunningham-Brown and Halton Cheadle were banned for five years... read more
By the 1950s, Harriet Bolton began to help with organising work in the unions. From the late 1960s Harriet Bolton was an executive... read more
Harriet made her resignation from the Garment union public at the beginning of July 1974. She claimed that she had reached an impasse with... read more
South Africa’s Radical Tradition: A documentary history, Volume two 1943 – 1964.  Edited by Alison Drew. Part one Harry Snitcher 1,... read more
Present day Namibia was once a part of the imperial German empire. As was common during the scramble for Africa in the latter half of the... read more
Both the HoR and HoD were characterised by impotence and incompetence. Examples include one NPP MP voting to support military conscription... read more
The Constitutional Court was established in 1994 by South Africa's first democratic constitution - the interim constitution of 1993.... read more
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Introduction The South Africa Act passed by the British Parliament in 1909 combined the self-governing British colonies of the Natal, Cape... read more
The history of working people, and particularly Black workers, to organise is inextricably tied to the struggle against racism and national... read more
This article was written by Justin Lawler and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project During the... read more

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