Timelines

The earliest human ancestors (Homo erectus and Homo habilis) have their origin in East Africa more than 2 million years ...read more
This timeline is NOT complete. Any omissions are unintentional as this timeline is a work in progress that will be ...read more
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1881 15 August, Zaccheus Richard Mahabane is born in Thaba Nchu, Orange Free State (now the Free State Province). 1901 ...read more
1800: Historical Context Nelson Mandela traces his lineage back to the Thembu Chief Nxeko, one of the early Thembu ...read more
Pre-1860s South Africa is still a predominantly agrarian 1860s-1880s This period marks a turning point in South ...read more
1850 The Nederduitsch Hervormde Church (Nederduitsch Reformed Church) establishes a congregation in Rustenburg. 16 ...read more
1900 - 1909 1900 January 7, Ambulance corps is reformed and stationed at Estcourt. January 21, Corps in action at ...read more
1950 In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Mandela trained at the Donaldson Orlando Community Centre. He excelled at ...read more
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This period was characterized by events leading up to the formation of the African National Congress in 1912 as well as ...read more

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