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Free, compulsory education for Black children

Tuesday, 6 May 1975
The government announces that its aim, is to provide all Black children with free and compulsory education as soon as possible. Teachers and scholars rejected the education provided because it was deliberately made inferior to White education. Moreover, there was growing shortage of schools in rural and township areas for Black education. The government had a policy of separate development that ruled that each community should raise funds for the actual building of schools. These funds..
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1881 15 August, Zaccheus Richard Mahabane is born in Thaba Nchu, Orange Free State (now the Free State Province). 1901 Mahabane qualifies... read more

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