The Hector Pieterson Museum tells the story of the 1976 Soweto youth uprising

In 1953, the apartheid government introduced the bantu education system for all Black South Africans, formalising years of segregated education in the country. Then Minister of Native Affairs, Hendrik Verwoerd, spoke of the objective of Bantu Education when he said “there is no place for the Bantu in the European community above the level of […]

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Some insight into ancient Southern Africa gold mining

Gold, cattle and ivory played a significant role in the Southern African kingdoms of Mapungubwe, Thulamela and Great Zimbabwe. These kingdoms were not only established centres of agriculture, but also essential gold and ivory trade partners with the Arabs and Portuguese.  According to historians, Mapungubwe, located on the borders of Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa, […]

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Women who played a prominent role in South Africa’s history (part 2)

Women’s participation in politics in South Africa left an indelible mark on history. From forming pre-schools and literacy classes in their communities to the historic 1956 Women’s March at the Union Buildings, women civil rights activists were fearless and determined in their fight for freedom and equality. Take a walk with me down memory to […]

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Women who played a prominent role in South Africa’s history

South African anti-apartheid activist, Albertina Sisulu, once said, “Without women in every struggle, there is no progress.” Women have played a significant role in South Africa’s fight for freedom and equality – from keeping families together amid the injustices of apartheid to organising mass protests in the fight against unjust laws. Let’s take a walk […]

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The history of South Africa’s chiefs and kings (part 1)

Africa was home to some of the world’s greatest kingdoms. These include ancient Egypt, the Axum empire, which was in modern-day northern Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the Mali empire, which was in West Africa. These kingdoms left an indelible mark on the world, contributing meaningfully to societal, educational, political, economic and military systems. South Africa […]

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History of Leaders Who Fought Against Colonial Injustices of the Khoi

South Africa’s long walk to freedom began as soon as colonialism descended on the country’s shores. The Khoi and San tribes that lived in Southern Africa played their part in defending their communities against the injustices of colonialism. Here’s a brief history of some of the prominent Khoi and other leaders who fought against oppressive […]

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