Timelines

1800s 1850 The Natal Legislative Council passes Law 14 of 1859 allowing the Government to import labour from India ...read more
1940 Dr. A.B. Xuma is elected President-General of the African National Congress (ANC). Walter Sisulu joins the ...read more
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The nineteenth century was a period of several events whose socio-political and economic impact profoundly changed ...read more
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1924 5 December, Robert Mangaliso Sobukhwe is born in Graaff-Reinet a town in the Cape Province. 1940 Sobukwe enrols ...read more
1972 October and December - Strikes at the Durban docks October 1972 - when new wages for dockworkers were not ...read more
1861 Sefako  Mapogo Makgatho is born at Ga Mphahlele, Pietersburg district in Transvaal (now Limpopo province). ...read more
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The period preceding the formation of the South Africa Union witnessed the establishment and growth of trade unionism ...read more
22 June 1946 —The Government of India requested that the question of the treatment of Indians in the Union of ...read more
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In the 1940s the ANC rejuvenated itself and began to work more closely with the SACP, putting behind the antagonistic ...read more

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