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The Group Areas Act comes into effect

Friday, 30 March 1951
In 1948 the Nationalist Party won the general election on a platform of separate development. ..
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1976 16 June, Extra police patrols are deployed. 24 June, The Principal's office in Hlangisi Primary (Nyanga) was ...read more
The earliest human ancestors (Homo erectus and Homo habilis) have their origin in East Africa more than 2 million years ...read more
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The history of white colonial land dispossession dates back to the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlement in the ...read more
The first treason trial in South African history post apartheid regime is under way amid high security at the Pretoria ...read more
Photograph by Peter Magubane, published in the book Sowetho from 1978 1932 Born in Vrededorp, South Africa. ...read more
July, Industrial and Commercial Workers Union of South Africa (ICU) is established as national Black trade union in ...read more
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1862 The first documented football matches in South Africa are played in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth (between White ...read more
1840s John Dube’s grandmother, Dalitha becomes the first convert of the Lindley Mission Station in Inanda. 1871 ...read more
1940 Dr. A.B. Xuma is elected President-General of the African National Congress (ANC). Walter Sisulu joins the ...read more

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