Forced removals on Highveld “black spots”, 1912-1991

In the early 1960s the Apartheid government moved swiftly to dislodge numerous Black communities on the Transvaal Highveld occupying land in what was considered “White South Africa”. Included among these communities identified for forced removal from designated White areas were the Bakwena ba Mogopa on the farm Swartrand and Bakubung ba Monnakgotla at Boons or Molote... read more
Between 1858 and 1868 no less than three battles were fought between the Basotho and the Boers. All three wars were the result of conflict... read more
The British Lions rugby team leaves London to begin a controversial twenty-two-match tour of South Africa and Rhodesia.
In June 1966, Ugandan Prime Minister, Milton Obote announced the proposed division of the province of Buganda into four districts. Ruled by... read more
Chief Kaiser Matanzima announces in Umtata that the Transkei will become fully independent on 26 October 1976.
The first volume of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal is published.
A 38 year old South African man, Lance Dyer, was arrested by French police on 09 October 2005 after he walked through the Channel Tunnel... read more
M.C. Botha, Minister of Bantu Administration and Development announced that he will not stand for re-election and will resign as Minister... read more
Augustine Makalakalane, SA Bafana soccer player, is born.
The Hospital and Lunatic Asylum, first civilian hospital in Cape Town, erected by physician Samuel Silverthorne Bailey, is opened.


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