On June 16 1976, 20 000 Soweto students marched against the discriminatory Bantu Education system, when the police opened fire with live ammunition and tears gas. We look back at the youth uprising, with lessons for the current youth.
Read SAHA's latest press release regarding the release of the TRC Victims database.
To commemorate Youth Day on the 16th June 2015, a selection of posters have been curated from the SAHA Poster Collection (AL2446).
SAHA's Non-racialism Project 'Tracing the unbreakable thread' aims to provide a starting point to introduce young people to the history of non-racialism, and to consider what non-racialism means in South Africa today.
14th June 2015 will be the 30th anniversary of the Gaborone Raids, this article looks at Medu Art Ensemble and Thamsanqa Mnyele who was one of those killed in the raid.
With more records being processed each week, SAHA is releasing an updated list of Section 29 records, indicating which are available online.
On 22 May 2015, SAHA hosted the South African Coalition for Transitional Justice’s (SACTJ) press conference relating to the abduction and disappearance of Nokuthula Simelane.
The Socio-Economic Rights Institution (SERI) & the History Workshop at University of the Witwatersrand hosted a 3 day convening from 7 - 9 May 2015, to investigate the Marikana Commission (also known as the Farlam Commission)
On the 12th of May 2015 SAHA's Freedom of Information Programme provided training on the use of our publications in training communities to use PAIA as part of the South African Human Rights Commission in-house capacity training workshop.
Marikana Support Campaign (MSC), Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and South African History Archive (SAHA) submit PAIA request for release of Farlam Commission Report.