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The first hearing of Margo Commission commences

Tuesday, 20 January 1987
The Margo Commission, set up by the South African government to probe the mysterious death of Mozambican president Samora Machel, started its first hearing at the Rand Supreme Court in Johannesburg. ..
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1859 After protracted negotiations between the Natal Government and the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, ...read more
1824 The Glasgow Missionary Society founded the school of Lovedale at Alice in the Tyume valley in 1824. 1877 The ...read more
1983 January, Alan Boesak calls for the formation of the UDF at a SAIC Committee (TASC) conference in Johannesburg; A ...read more
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The 1920s saw the dominance of South African labour and trade union politics by the Industrial and Commercial Workers ...read more
1941 Born in Cape Town of British parents c. 1947-58 At school in Cape Town 1953 Father dies 1958 Matriculates from St ...read more
1942 28 June, Martin Tembisile, who later becomes known as Chris Hani, is born in the village of Sabalele in ...read more
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Explore some of the key moments and events that have helped shape the course of South African Communist Party. Follow ...read more
9 July, The Executive of the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets in Durban and appoints S.R. Naidoo as the SAIC ...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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