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Many IISH Posters in South Africa Exhibition Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum will be presenting a major exhibition spotlighting the relationship between South Africa and the...
Soweto Uprising
The Soweto Uprising is also known as '16 June'.On 16 June 1976 the apartheid police opened fire on youngsters in Soweto...
Militancy Spans Generations
Zulu King Cetshwayo kaMpande conquered the British invaders of his country in the Battle of Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879. The...
Shipping Research Bureau
To coincide with the celebration of twenty years of democracy in South Africa, the IISH has now made available to researchers the...
Exhibition Signs of Solidarity: the Dutch against Apartheid
The exhibition Signs of Solidarity: the Dutch against apartheid visualizes the contributions of Dutch anti-apartheid activists...
Springbok Legion
In December 1941, the South African Springbok Legion arose, initiated by ex-servicemen, not out of ideological imperative, but...
Industrial Workers of Africa
The Industrial Workers of Africa was the first African trade union in South Africa.  It was nursed by the International Socialist...
African Scouts and Soldiers
The Second Boer War was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British and the Boers, Afrikaans-speaking...
Cape Rebel
Significant social conflict took place in the Cape Colony in the late 18th century. There were various mutinies on Dutch East...
Documents on Activities
Archival Materials on the Activities in The Netherlands Relating to Nelson Mandela 1980-1990In 2013, through a project funded by...
ANC - The Workers' Choice
On 27 April 1994, South Africa held its first democratic multiracial general elections, with more than 22 million citizens voting...
Mandela Released
After 27 years of imprisonment Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster prison on 11 February 1990. The event was...
Black Miners
A mine disaster in Kinross, South Africa, killed 177 people. The Board of Kinross Mine did not identify the dead black miners by...
Gap in ANC Archives filled by IISH
In the presence of the South African president Jacob Zuma, many other ANC officials and anti-apartheid activists, the archive...
Archival transfers to South Africa
Copies of archival and audio-visual items from the anti-apartheid and southern Africa solidarity collection of the IISH will be...
The Right to Learn
South Africa's school system reflected the apartheid policy. During the 1970s and 80s many student strikes, boycotts, and violent...
Ora et Labora
Just as in South African society, SARP, the magazine of the South African police, also had a special section for non-whites. 'Non...
Chocolate from the Queen
'Chocolate from the queen and soup from the enemy.' That is the title of the cartoon drawn by Caran d'Ache on 17 November 1900...
69 People Killed in Sharpeville
In Sharpeville, South Africa, police fire on a crowd of black demonstrators, killing 69. The United Nations made 21 March...
Nelson Mandela and the Netherlands
Nelson Mandela, an icon of our time, spent a long career in the South African liberation movement, the African National Congress...
Posters Nelson Mandela
The IISH administers an unique collection of posters about the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. As the most important ...
Mandela’s state visit to the Netherlands
Mandela’s state visit to the Netherlands on 11 and 12 March 1999. This series is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.1....
Anti-Apartheid and Southern Africa Collection Guide
IIn 2008 the IISH acquired an extensive collection of archival materials relating to the anti-apartheid and Southern Africa...
Werkgroep Kairos
The Netherlands and South Africa have a longstanding, close and often turbulent bond. This is understandable, since South Africa...
Anti-apartheid Posters
A selection of posters from the IISH collections on the IISH Flickr channel.
NiZa Collection on Southern Africa
On Tuesday 19 April 2011 a meeting was held at the IISH presenting the official completion of the archiving project around the...
Verzet tegen de multinational
Debat: Verzet tegen de multinational: Shell en de anti-apartheids bewegingErvaringsdeskundigen en historici vertellen over de...
Anti-Apartheid Collection handed over to IISH
On 28 March 2008, the historic collections of the Netherlands institute for Southern Africa (NiZA) were handed over to the...
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