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Use of SAHO material:

We have three types of information on our site:

  • Articles and images produced or owned by South African History Online.
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You may reproduce/make use of this material so long as we are credited as the source of the information and you notify us. Please credit us as follows: 'article name e.g. The Rivonia Trial' from South African History Online,

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