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Kenya is granted independence

Thursday, 12 December 1963
Kenya gained its independence from Britain with Jomo Kenyatta as the country’s first Prime Minister. The Union Jack was replaced by the black, red and green flag of the new nation. This followed the first all inclusive elections on 27 May 1963. A year later Kenya was declared a Republic. ..
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1840s John Dube’s grandmother, Dalitha becomes the first convert of the Lindley Mission Station in Inanda. 1871 ...read more
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1912 18 May, Walter Ulyate Max Sisulu is born in Engcobo District in the Transkei, in the same year, the ANC was ...read more
1930 Born in Randfontein, South Africa, in 1930, the third son of Eli Goldblatt and Olga Light, both of whom came to ...read more
  1893 Alfred Bitini Xuma is born, the seventh child born of Abraham and Elizabeth Xuma, an aristocratic Xhosa ...read more
1928 December 26, Derrick John McBride, Robert McBride's father, is born in his parent's home in Rockey Street ...read more
1904, March 3 Nokukhanya born   1913 Began formal education at Ohlange Institute 1914 Death of Nokukhanya’s ...read more
1928 Fatima Meer was born in Durban, daughter of Moosa and Amina Meer. 1940s Established literacy classes for adults ...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
1940 9 October, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang is born in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. 1959 Tshabalala-Msimang matriculates from ...read more

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