Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on March 16, 2011
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Sunday, 24 August 1958

Former National Party leader and Prime Minister of South Africa, Advocate J. G. Strijdom dies. It was during his tenure in 1955 in Kliptown near Johannesburg, that the Freedom Charter, which embraced the ideological principles of the African National Congress and other liberation movements, was endorsed. A year later, Strijdom's government was faced with a march by twenty thousand women on August 9th, 1956 to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950.

 

References
• Encyclopedia Britannica, "Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom", from Encyclopedia Britannica , [online], Available at www.britannica.com [Accessed: 21 august 2013]
•  Ocford Dictionary of nation biography, "Strijdom, Johannes Gerhardus (1893–1958)", from Ocford Dictionary of nation biography, [Online], available at www.oxforddbn.com [Accessed: 21 august 2013]