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The first group of Dorslandtrekkers (Thirstland trekkers), under leadership of Gert Alberts, leaves Pretoria.
During the period 16-21 June, 128 pupils and residents are killed by police in uprisings against the use of Afrikaans as a medi During the period 16-21 June, 128 pupils and resid... ...read more
Sathyandranath Ragunanan (Mac) Maharaj, political activist and former SA Minister of Transport, is born in Newcastle, Natal. He Sathyandranath Ragunanan (Mac) Maharaj, political... ...read more
Hansi Pauline Pollak, sociologist, welfare worker and activist, is born in Johannesburg. In 1980 the University of Natal awarde Hansi Pauline Pollak, sociologist, welfare worker... ...read more
More Events On This Day
- 1881 Daniel Francois Malherbe, SA novelist, poet and dramatist, is born
- 1900 Annexation of the Orange Free State is announced
- 1901 King Dinuzulu defies British order
- 1902 British presents final Peace proposal
- 1950 A resolution calling for Africans countrywide to stay at home, in protest against the Unlawful Organisations Act, is taken in Durban
- 1976 A resolution against the use of Afrikaans is taken during SASM conference in Roodepoort.
- 1980 The schools boycott spreads to the Black townships
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