This Day In History


Supreme Court changes ruling on forced removals, traditionally

Thursday, 19 September 1985
From 1960 to 1983, the apartheid Government forcibly moved 3.5 million Black South Africans in one of the largest mass removals of people in modern history. There were several political and economic reasons for these removals. ..
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The period of the 1920s was largely marked by growth of the ICU and a largely weakened African National Congress (ANC ...read more
1904 6 January, The settler Frau Sonnenberg tells German soldiers stationed at the Waterberg, including the Sergeant in ...read more
1919 Mohamed Kathrada and his wife Hawa, immigrants from India, arrive in Schweizer Reneke, a small town in the ...read more
1970 Early in 1970, the South African Communist Party (SACP) convenes a special meeting.  Apart from ...read more
This timeline is NOT complete. Any omissions are unintentional as this timeline is a work in progress that will be ...read more
1910 Public Servants Superannuating Act and Teachers Pensions Act. Discrimination against Indians. South Africa Act, ...read more
1940 Mandela was elected to the Student Representative Council (SRC) at Fort Hare. After he became embroiled in ...read more
The ANC in the 1920s was largely weakened and suffered from both organisation incapacity and financial constraints. ...read more
1500-1800 This period is marked by the advent and growth of the Atlantic Slave Trade affecting West Africa, Central ...read more