The schools boycott spreads to the Black townships

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Wednesday, 28 May 1980

On 28 May 1980 the schools boycott spread to the Black townships. In Durban and Port Elizabeth riot police were called in. At Elsies River, near Cape Town, police fired on Coloured children, killing two and wounding three.

References:
• Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds)(1999).
• Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood.

Last updated : 27-May-2015

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011