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South African author and feminist Olive Schreiner is born

Saturday, 24 March 1855
South African author Olive Emilie Albertina Schreiner is born to Gottlob and Rebecca (Rebekah) Schreiner. During her youth she lived in Cradock in the Eastern Cape. She died in Wynberg, Cape Town, on 10 December 1920. The Department of Tourism in the Eastern Cape has converted a house into a museum and named it after her. Some of her works include: The Story of an African Farm, upon which her fame mainly rests. The first edition was published under the pseudonym Ralph Iron. A Track to ..
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Human Rights and the South African Constitution

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Sharpeville Massacre, 21 March 1960

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The Bill of Rights

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