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  Union of South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Union of South Africa came into being on 31 May 1910, resulting in the consolidation of the two Boer Republics with the two British Colonies under one system of government.
The Union remained under the British Crown as self-governing dominion of the British Empire, and later the Commonwealth.
Following a referendum on 5 October 1960, in which whites voted in favour of a republic, the Union became the Republic of South Africa on 31 May 1961 and left the Commonwealth in the face of condemnation of its apartheid policies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Union_of_South_Africa   (347 words)

 South Africa national rugby union team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
South Africa sought to counteract its sporting isolation by inviting the South American Jaguars to tour there which lead to eight matches being played between the two teams inthe early 1980s.
For many South Africans the springbok had come to symbolise apartheid; special dispensation was given to carry on using the springbok emblem after the intervention by Nelson Mandela, the first fl president of South Africa, ahead of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
South Africa won the epic final against a debilitated New Zealand 15-12 at Ellis Park Stadium with a drop goal from Joel Stransky securing victory in extra-time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_Africa_national_rugby_union_team   (3977 words)

 Welcome to South Africa
In 1909 a delegation appointed by the South African Native Convention, including representatives of the coloured and Indian populations, went to London to plead the case of the country's disenfranchised fl population.
But when the Union of South Africa came into being on 31 May 1910 the only province with a non-racial franchise was the Cape, and fls were barred from parliament.
If official (white) South Africa was taking its place in the wider world as a result of the First World War, the ANC was beginning to see itself as part of the wider African efforts against colonialism in Africa.
www.southafrica.net /index.cfm?sitepageID=13546   (1111 words)

 South Africa (1928-1994)
Following the Union of South Africa, that is the joining if the former colonies of Natal, Cape, Transvaal and Orange River on 31 May 1910, South Africa used defaced red and blue ensigns.
South Africa withdrew from the British Commonwealth of Nations and became a republic on 31 May 1961.
The Red and Blue ensigns with the Union coat of arms in the fly, were granted by British Admiralty warrants in 1910 (amended in 1912) for use at sea as was the case all over the British Empire.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/za_old.html   (3705 words)

 Democracy Factfile - South Africa - SD - SARDC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Formed in 1910, the Union of South Africa was not recognised as an independent state by the British government until 1931.
On the international front, South Africa was forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth due to mounting protests from African and other states; the United Nations declared apartheid a crime against humanity in 1966; the anti-apartheid movement, domiciled in London drew more support.
Among the most important sanctions imposed on Apartheid South Africa between 1960 and 1990 were the mandatory arms embargo of November 1977, the financial sanctions that followed P W Botha's Rubicon speech in August 1985, and the United States' Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act (CAAA) of 1986.
www.sardc.net /sd/sd_factfile_southafrica.htm   (2503 words)

 South Africa
Although South Africa's economy is in many areas highly developed, the exclusionarynature of apartheid and distortions caused in part by the country's internationalisolation until the 1990s have left major weaknesses.
South Africa has a sophisticated financial structure with a large and active stockexchange that ranks 19th in the world in terms of total market capitalization.
In August1996, South Africa signed a regional trade protocol agreement with its SADC partners.While the agreement has yet to be ratified, negotiations continue to finalize tariffbindings and move the region toward economic integration.
clinton4.nara.gov /Africa/south.html   (3761 words)

 USATODAY.com - Optimism, cynicism greet birth of African Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is doubtful the union, modeled in part after the European Union, would have the power to reign in the despots and corruption-riddled governments that plague the continent, the critics said.
The union's other key element is the New Partnership for African Development, which seeks billions of dollars of international investment in Africa in return for stable democratic governance and fiscal responsibility.
Critics doubt their leaders' commitment to a union that in theory will take away some of their power, and they question whether it will be allowed to use soldiers to end civil conflict and human rights abuses in African countries.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002/07/09/african-union.htm   (872 words)

 LLRX -- Researching South African Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
South African law consists of the common law (previous decisions of the superior courts, and rules set down by the 'old Roman-Dutch authorities') and statutory law (Acts of the national and provincial legislatures, and governmental regulations).
After the South African Anglo-Boer War (1899 -1902), Britain took control of all parts of South Africa, and in 1910, a Union of South Africa was established with four provinces: the Cape, Natal, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal.
South Africa has a fairly comprehensive range of legal dictionaries which are useful for the explanation, translation, and judicial interpretation of legal words and phrases.
www.llrx.com /features/southafrica.htm   (5095 words)

 ONE BIG UNION! South Africa's New Giants of Labour
Instead of unions being hopelessly fragmented, so that you find as many as 15 unions in some workplaces, some independent, others affiliated to different federations and some even in bitter rivalry with each other, all unions in a single workplace should be joined into a single fighting organisation.
South Africa's major labour federations (COSATU, NACTU and FEDUSA) come together for meetings with the bosses in NEDLAC, but it is time that they join forces as workers and as unionists, to weld themselves into one giant federation.
With it's slogan of "One Big Union!", the IWW was designed to be a working-class vehicle for social justice, armed with the power of their labour and of solidarity with their brothers and sisters.
www.struggle.ws /africa/wsfws/99/ws9_obunew.html   (1139 words)

 South Africa (1910-1928)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When the warrants were issued for Red and Blue ensigns for the Union of South Africa in 1910-12, the Red Ensign came to be regarded by the citizenry as the national flag, erroneously of course as the national flag of the Union officially remained the Union Jack.
It was a red ensign (a red flag with the Union Jack in the upper left corner) and it had a crest on the fly with four quarterings of each of the former provinces on it - Cape, Natal, Transvaal and Orange Free State.
This version of the South African Red Ensign continued in use in the merchant navy until 1951 when it was finally displaced at sea by the South African national flag in terms of the Merchant Shipping Act of that year.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/za_1910.html   (1176 words)

 AEGiS: South Africa
South Africa extends nearly 2000 km from the Limpopo River in the north to Cape Agulhas in the south and nearly 1500 km form Port Nolloth in the west to the eastern port city of Durban.
The HSRC is the largest social science research organisation in Africa and plays a leading role in the fourteen South African Development Community countries, and elsewhere in Africa.
The Sunday Times is South Africa's largest circulation weekly newspaper, with a readership of more than 2.2 million and a circulation of 459 551 (Audit Bureau of Circulation, July-December 1997).
www.aegis.org /countries/safrica.html   (1806 words)

 South Africa
In 1910 four selfgoverning British colonies in Southern Africa - The Cape, Natal, the Orange River Colony and Transvaal - were united into the Union of South Africa, a semi-independent Dominion part of the British Empire.
Unlike Australia or Canada the new Union had no federal structure and the former colonies were reduced to provinces under direct authority of the central government.
The South African Army (Union Defence Force - Unieverdedigingsmag) was established in 1912 by the merger of the volunteer forces of the 4 former colonies.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/Rotunda/2209/South_Africa.html   (647 words)

 South Africa - Formation of the Union of South Africa, 1910   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Accepting the fact that English speakers would never constitute a majority in white South Africa, the Liberal government sought to come to terms with the Afrikaner majority.
In the following year, the South African Party (SAP), led by an English-speaking critic of British imperialism and dependent on the support of the Afrikaner Bond, came to power in the Cape Colony.
In May 1910, Louis Botha became the first prime minister of the newly established Union of South Africa, a dominion of the British Empire, and Jan Smuts became his deputy.
countrystudies.us /south-africa/17.htm   (194 words)

Henning was the Director of the Documentation Centre of the University of Durban-Westville from 1979 to 1995.
Kader Hassim and twelve others were charged with participating in terrorist activities and conspiring to overthrow the government of South Africa in 1970 as members of the African People's Democratic Union of South Africa and of the Non-European Unity Movement.
South African Trials; Court Records of Various Appeal and Criminal Cases, Mostly on Charges of Sabotage or Political Offenses, Heard in the Supreme Court of South Africa (Appellate Division) and other Courts.
sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu /ejab/1/southafrica.html   (6389 words)

 South Africa D'Lynn Waldron
Unions were outlawed because the government said that if the African miners earned even half of what American miners did, the gold mines would have to shut down.
Since South Africa produced half the world’s gold, and Russia most of the rest, a shut down of the South African mines would greatly increase the price of gold and Russia would benefit from that, which was something the West did not want.
I was in the Union of South Africa in 1960 as a roving correspondent for Scripps-Howard newspapers when I came to be a fugitive from the apartheid enforcing Boer Afrikaner police at the time of the Sharpsville massacre.
www.dlynnwaldron.com /South_Africa.html   (3519 words)

 South Africa
With the formation of the Union of South Africa, the separation of the races and discrimination against fl Africans became official government policy.
South Africa continued to be governed under this system that separated the races and discriminated against fls for many more years.
South Africa entered the war on the side of the _____.
www.edhelper.com /ReadingComprehension_35_289.html   (496 words)

 Union of South Africa Founded
On May 31st, the Union of South Africa was established.
The union was between Transvaal, the Orange Free State, the Cape Colony and Natal.
In the first elections held, the South African Party led by Louis Botha defeated the Unionist Party.
www.multied.com /Africa/UnionofSAfrica.html   (41 words)

 1952: South Africa, Union Of - Archive Article - MSN Encarta
1952: South Africa, Union Of Archives consist of articles that originally appeared in Collier's Year Book (for events of 1997 and earlier) or as monthly updates in Encarta Yearbook (for events of 1998 and later).
Because they were published shortly after events occurred, they reflect the information available at that time.
A self-governing dominion in the Commonwealth of Nations, the Union of South Africa has a territory of 472,494 sq.
encarta.msn.com /sidebar_461507940/1952_South_Africa_Union_Of.html   (142 words)

 South African Labor - South African Labour
Africa Pulse is an information portal for the Civil Society sector in the Southern African Development Community.
Has their journal, The Shopsteward, speeches, parliamentary submissions, articles, a directory of affiliate trade unions with union logos, COSATU Information Digest, COSATU Campaigns Bulletin, meeting minutes, the 1997 national congress proceedings, press releases, a directory of Southern Africa unions with links to labor web sites.
TURP (an NGO formed in 1986) is situated at the Centre for Industrial, Organisational and Labour Studies at the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/southafrica/rsalabor.html   (1528 words)

 HistoryWiz: The Union of South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The new union consisted of the former Afrikaner republics, the British cape colony and Natal, and the African tribes.
The South African Native National Congress (SANNC, later changed to African National Congress or ANC) was formed in 1912 and its first major effort was to protest the 1913 Land Act.
After being unsuccessful in South Africa a delegation went to London to appeal to the British Parliament.
www.historywiz.com /union.htm   (374 words)

 WWW-VL History Index: South Africa
Huguenot Refugees in the Cape Colony of South Africa
The Union of South Africa 1910-1960: a white-run state
South Africa: The Peasants' Revolt ["Self Government" and "Self-Development"]
vlib.iue.it /history/africa/south_africa.html   (638 words)

 Africa Labor - Labour on the Internet
Has an Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights including in African countries, a database of ICFTU affiliated trade unions in Africa.
July 1996 conference, a directory of labour researchers which includes their research interests, tables of contents of recent labor journals; there are some Africa-related articles.
The NRA provides an information sheet on Sources for labour history, which has a brief guide to labor history archives in the UK and a list of important reference works.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/labor.html   (1515 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: UN Resolution 1598: On Race Conflict in South Africa, 1961
Recalling its previous resolutions on the question of race conflict in South Africa resulting from the policies of apartheid of the Government of the Union of South Africa,.
Affirms that the racial policies being pursued by the Government of the Union of South Africa are a flagrant violation of the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and are inconsistent with the obligations of a Member State;
Calls upon the Government of the Union of South Africa once again to bring its policies and conduct into conformity with its obligations under the Charter.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1961-un-southafrica1.html   (416 words)

 1940: South Africa, Union Of - Archive Article - MSN Encarta
1940: South Africa, Union Of Archives consist of articles that originally appeared in Collier's Year Book (for events of 1997 and earlier) or as monthly updates in Encarta Yearbook (for events of 1998 and later).
All other issues and developments in the Union of South Africa during 1940 were overshadowed by the course of the great political struggle between General Jan Christiaan Smuts, the Prime Minister, and the cohorts of the Nationalist opposition under Dr. D.
1940: South Africa, Union Of appears in the following articles from
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 African Union - South Africa - Equal Employment Opportunities
One of the African Union’s main objectives is to promote unity among the African states, and intensify cooperation for development.
The African Union is based on the common vision of a united and strong Africa and on the need to build a partnership between governments and all segments of civil society, in particular women, youth and the private sector, in order to strengthen solidarity and cohesion amongst the peoples of Africa.
In 1995, the predecessor to the African Union (the Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African Unity) signed the Addis Ababa Declaration on the Dakar African Platform for Action on Women http://www.africa-union.org/official_documents/Decisions_Declarations/declaration-women.pdf.
www.ilo.org /public/english/employment/gems/eeo/law/south/au.htm   (198 words)

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