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History Matters is a forum where South Africans can stimulate and participate in contemporary debates about the issues, challenges, limitations and triumphs of South Africa’s democracy.

History Matters is intended to encourage wider debate and discussion in our society, promote active citizenship, and increase the diversity and influence of ideas in the national discussion.

History Matters is the blog portal of South African History Online, a not-for profit section 21 organisation. Visit SAHO’s website here.

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