Colonial conquest and resistance, Pre 1900 | South African History Online
Several factors seemed to pave the way to apartheid, among them â”€ colonial conquest, land dispossession, economic impoverishment, and exclusion from citizenship of Africans.
South Africa Youth Day – The Soweto Uprising Remembered
On June 15th we received the long awaited Saville Report into the atrocities of Bloody Sunday, 38 years ago in Northern Ireland. Yesterday, June 16th, was South Africa Youth Day, a national holid…
Township Uprising, 1984-1985 | South African History Online
On 3 September the Tricameral Parliament opened in Cape Town while protest demonstrations began in the Transvaal, marking the start of the longest and most widespread period of black resistance to while rule. The Lekoa and Evaton Town Councils? idea to raise tariffs for municipal services caused the demonstrations and stayaways in the Vaal Triangle. The Vaal Civic Association organised the stayaway, school boycott and march for 3 September 1984, which led to clashes with both police and…
The genesis of the armed struggle, 1960-1966
The 1960s marked an important watershed in South Africa's struggle against apartheid. The aftermath of the Sharpeville Massacre, in 1960, signalled the beginning of a far more brutal and intensive phase of state repression that would crush internal resistance in the space of a few years.