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1972 October and December - Strikes at the Durban docks October 1972 - when new wages for dockworkers were not ..read more
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Introduction On 9 January 1973, workers at the Coronation Brick and Tile factory, outside Durban, came out on strike. ..read more
For several years, different liberation organisations debated engaging in armed struggle against the Apartheid state. ..read more
Following the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre, the Government declared a State of Emergency (SOE), in 83 magisterial ..read more
By the 1950s, Harriet Bolton began to help with organising work in the unions. From the late 1960s Harriet Bolton was ..read more
Following the 1973, Durban strikes, TUCSA seemed unwilling to hold to book employers. TUCSA had long paid lip service ..read more
The “Bolton Hall Four” David Davis, David Hemson, Jeannette Cunningham-Brown and Halton Cheadle were ..read more
NUSAS students set up the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF) in 1972. They worked closely with Harriet Bolton ..read more
The Institute for Industrial Education (IIE) was founded in Durban, in May 1973, to serve as a school for trade ..read more
By late February 1973, the spread of the strikes was the most significant development since Sharpeville and the turn to ..read more
SASO came under increasing attack from the Government. In March 1973, eight Black Consciousness leaders were banned. In ..read more
Omar Badsha was born in Durban in 1945 and grew up in a Gujarati Muslim family.  His grandparents emigrated to ..read more
Harriet Bolton was born in the former Transvaal, the eldest of four children – a younger brother and two sisters ..read more
Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi was born on 27 August 1928 into the Zulu royal family. His mother was the daughter of King ..read more
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Politician and teacher Harry Gwala, known as Munt”²omdala or The Lion of the Midlands, grew up in the ..read more
Fatima was born in Grey Street (Durban) on 12 August 1928, the daughter of Moosa Meer, editor and publisher of Indian ..read more
By the time Harriet became General Secretary for the GWIU, Indian women started to enter the industry in significant ..read more
Turner was born in Cape Town on 25 September 1941. He grew up in Stellenbosch and completed an Honours degree in ..read more
King Goodwill Zwelithini was born in July 1948 at Nongoma in KwaZulu Natal. He is the eldest son of King Cyprian and ..read more
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