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PLAN launches armed struggle against South Africa

Friday, 26 August 1966
On 26 August 1966, the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), the armed wing of SWAPO, fought in a battle against South African occupying forces at Omugulugwombashe in northern Namibia. In 1973 a resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly declared 26 August, ‘Namibia Day’ to commemorate the gallant struggle of the Namibian people against the South African occupation of Namibia. On this date is also commemorated the anti-colonial war against Germany ..
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1938 Moses Tladi held his first one person show in the Swedish hall in Hankock street, Johannesburg. 1949 July, No 1 Polly Street was... read more
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