Politics & Society

The first leader of the National Party (NP) became Prime Minister as part of the PACT government in 1924. The NP was the governing party of... read more
In June 1973, the Textile Workers Industrial Union (TWIU) Congress resolved to establish a parallel, unregistered union for African workers... read more
Strikes in the Schools Presumably, not all students of the earlier generation 'worshipped the school authorities'! The first,... read more
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This article was written by Baruch Hirson A Short history of the Non-European Unity – An insider's view Where is the Non-European Unity... read more
Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu, affectionately known as Ma Sisulu, has been described countless times as a caring and service-oriented... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 16) On Trial State versus Abram Fischer and Thirteen Others... read more
For the tricameral parliament to work, the government had to find willing partners among the groups it sought to incorporate: the Coloureds... read more
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Political Organisations African National Congress (ANC) Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) South African Coloured People Organisation (SACPO)... read more
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Black Consciousness Movement South African Students Movement The South African Student Organisation (SASO) The Black People's... read more
This article was written by Bennett Gwynn and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Overcoming... read more
Pan-Africanism is the belief that people of African descent have common interests and should be unified. Historically, Pan-Africanism has... read more
-          This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of a name that has been left out... read more
The South African Labour Party (SALP) The South African Party (SAP) The South African National Party (SANP) Hersigte Nasionale Party (HNP)... read more
The Pass Laws was a system used to control the movement of Black, Indian and Coloured people in South Africa. The pass said which areas a... read more
1906 11 September, A mass meeting of Indians took place at the Empire Theatre in Johannesburg in connection with the agitation at... read more

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