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South Africa History

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About SA - History __ A detailed South Africa history with embedded links to additional resources. - From Government of South Africa - http://www.info.gov.za/aboutsa/history.htm

African National Congress - Historical Documents __ You will find an extensive collection of documents related to South Africa history. - From anc.org.za - http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/

Brief History of South Africa __ Not really so "brief."  You will find several click-to-read articles and illustrations about South Africa history. - illustrated - From southafrica-travel.net - http://www.southafrica-travel.net/history/eh_menu.htm

Category:History of South Africa __ Index of articles related to South Africa history found in wikipedia. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:History_of_South_Africa

Country History - South Africa __ A large collection of resources about the history of South Africa. - From about.com - http://africanhistory.about.com/od/southafrica/South_Africa.htm

The Expansion of the Trek Boers __ "From the beginning of the 18th century the Cape settlers expanded their territory towards the north and the east. These settling movements were led by the Trek Boers, white farmers who penetrated the hinterland looking for grazing land for their cattle."  An overview of Early South African history. - From southafrica-travel.net - http://www.southafrica-travel.net/history/eh_trebu.htm 

The History of Apartheid in South Africa __ A comprehensive look at the history of apartheid in South Africa. - illustrated - From cs-students.stanford.edu - http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~cale/cs201/apartheid.hist.html

History of South Africa __ "history of South Africa is marked by migration, ethnic conflict, and the anti-Apartheid struggle. The Khoisan peoples are the aboriginal people of the region who have lived there for millennia."  An encyclopedic article with links to additional resources. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_South_Africa

History of South Africa __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of the country of South Africa." - From about.com - http://history1900s.about.com/library/world/blxsouthafrica.htm

History of South Africa (including apartheid) __ Interesting timeline with many links to additional resources. - From southafrica.to - http://www.southafrica.to/history/history.html

June 16th Student Uprising __ "When high-school students in Soweto started protesting for better education on 16 June 1976, police responded with teargas and live bullets."  Read the whole story. - From about.com - http://africanhistory.about.com/library/weekly/aa060801a.htm

Photos of Robben Island Prison __ You will find a small collection of photos of the prison on Robben Island where South Africa’s Apartheid regime held political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela. - illustrated - From Thinkquest - http://library.thinkquest.org/21109/robben/pictures.htm

Short Encyclopaedia of South African History __ An excellent resource about South African history. - illustrated - From knowledge4africa.co.za - http://www.knowledge4africa.co.za/worldhistory/a4south-africa.htm#index  

A short history of South Africa __ A concise look at the history of South Africa. - illustrated - From southafrica.info - http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/history/history.htm

The South African History Archive __ You might have to navigate a bit, but this site is jam-packed with resources about South Africa history. - From saha.org.za - http://www.saha.org.za/

South African History, South Africa - History __ Collection of resources about South Africa history. - From library.stanford.edu - http://library.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/southafrica/rsahistory.html

South African Military History Society __ "The SA Military History Society is a non-profit society of enthusiasts dedicated to the study, recording and dissemination of military aspects of South Africa's history."  Learn about the organization and their activities.  You will also find many resources. - From samilitaryhistory.org - http://samilitaryhistory.org/

South Africa's history and heritage... __ A rich collection of click-to-read articles and resources for South African history. - From southafrica.info - http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/history/

The Xhosa People - South Africa History __ Learn about the Xhose people and colonial politics of expatriation. - illustrated - From southafrica-travel.net - http://www.southafrica-travel.net/history/eh_xhosa.htm  


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