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1913 15 June, Trevor Huddleston is born in Chaucer Road, Bedford, England. Huddleston is christened at St Paul’s ...read more
1931 7 October, Desmond Mpilo Tutu is born in Klerksdorp, in the then Transvaal province of South Africa. 1961 Desmond ...read more
1800s 1850 The Natal Legislative Council passes Law 14 of 1859 allowing the Government to import labour from India ...read more
1928 December 26, Derrick John McBride, Robert McBride's father, is born in his parent's home in Rockey Street ...read more
1942 28 June, Martin Tembisile, who later becomes known as Chris Hani, is born in the village of Sabalele in ...read more
1928 Fatima Meer was born in Durban, daughter of Moosa and Amina Meer. 1940s Established literacy classes for adults ...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
1925 4 May, Ruth Herloise First is born in Johannesburg to Julius and Matilda First, Jewish immigrants (from ...read more
Photograph by Peter Magubane, published in the book Sowetho from 1978 1932 Born in Vrededorp, South Africa. ...read more

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