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Apartheid Archives Project

  • Corporate body

The Apartheid Archives project is an international research initiative that aims to examine the nature of the experiences of racism of particularly 'ordinary' South Africans under the old apartheid order and their continuing effects on individual and group functioning in contemporary South Africa. The project is fundamentally premised on the understanding that traumatic experiences from the past will constantly attempt to re-inscribe themselves in the present, often in masked form, if they are not acknowledged, interrogated and addressed.

To this end, the project collects documents, analyses and provides access to personal or narrative accounts of the impact of apartheid on the lived realities of their authors. The project was conceptualized and initiated in August 2008 by 22 core researchers located at universities spanning South Africa, Australia, the United States and United Kingdom. Research for this project will take place in several phases and over a minimum of five years

Association for Social Work Education in Africa (ASWEA)

  • Corporate body

The Association for Social Work Education in Africa (ASWEA) was organized in 1971 as a non-profit organization dedicated to social work education in Africa. ASWEA is no longer in existence but has been superseded by the Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa (ASSWA).

Association of Private Schools

  • Corporate body



Auerbach, Dr. Franz

  • Person

Dr. Franz Auerbach originated from a Jewish family who moved to South Africa in1936 to escape Nazi Germany. After his tertiary education he obtained a Teaching Diploma at the Johannesburg Teachers' Training College in 1947. He became one of South Africa's renowned educators through his contributions towards educational change. He was a founder of Jews for Social Justice and a Vice-President of The World Conference on Religion and Peace - South African Chapter (WCRP-SA).

Ballinger family

  • Family
  • 1894-1980

Margaret Livingstone Ballinger (1894-1980) lecturer in history at Wits University, parliamentarian and wife of William George Ballinger (1894-1974) trade unionist and Senator.

Baneshik, Percy

  • Person

Baneshik was an influential theatre and film critic in South Africa.

Bantu Men's Social Centre

  • Corporate body

The society was formed in Johannesburg in 1923 with the object of forming a nucleus for social intercourse for 'natives' employed on the Witwatersrand. Motto of the society was Stronger in body, mind, spirit and character. Provided recreational, educational and leisure time activities for Black men working in Johannesburg and the reef and also served as a meeting place for Non-White societies and organizations. On 31 December 1971 the centres premises at 3a Eloff Street were closed by the Johannesburg City Council in accordance with the Group Areas Act.

The Executive Committee submitted an appeal through the council to the Minister of Bantu Administration and Development for assistance in establishing of new centre in Soweto but there was no outcome to the appeal.

In 1976 the premises were renovated and were let to the West Rand Areas Bantu Administration Board.

Activities of centre and people of note who supported the centre:

Sports and athletics: Ballinger, W.G.

Educational classes: Bennett, P.J.

First Aid: Bridgman, F.B.

Gamma Sigma debating clicks: Hoernle, R.F.A

Music tuition and eisteddfords: Jones, J.D. Rheinallt

Dramatic society: Phillips, Ray E.

Films: Pim, J. Howard

Guest evenings: Pin, J. Montague

Library-First provided by Transvaal: Rathebe, J.R.

Carnegie Grant and from 1940 by the: Taberer, H.M

Johannesburg Public Library: Taylor, Dexter J., Webber, Walter

Bantu World

  • Corporate body
  • 1932-1955 (weekly)

The Bantu World was founded by Bertram Paver, together with white liberals such as J.D. Rheinallt-Jones and James Howard Pim. The newspaper was entitled Bantu World from April 1932-December 1955, when it was published as a weekly newspaper intended for the black middle-class elite.
The Bantu World's first editor was Victor Selope-Thema who served until 1952. Under Dr. Jacob Nhlapo, editor from 1953 to 1957, the name of the newspaper was changed to the name World, published from January 1956-October 1977. In June 1933 the Argus Printing Company (established 1889) took over Paver's company, Bantu Press Limited, and with it the ownership of Bantu World.
The newsaper covered a wide range of issues affecting the African community, was trend setting in discussions relating to its female readers, and it gave extensive coverage to black nationalist movements during that period, as well as international news. It also included the comic supplement entitled Mayibuye, and Bantu Pictorial.

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