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1910   The establishment of the Union of South Africa consolidates white rule over the territories that came to be ...read more
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The Nelson Mandela timeline tracks the history of the first democratically elected president of South Africa through ...read more
1654 Slaves, from India and South East Asia, were introduced to the Cape. 1820 A number of Indians arrive in Cape Town ...read more
14 October 1639:  Simon van der Stel is born to parents Adrian van der Stel and Maria Leviens aboard le Cappel on route ...read more
1955 The Freedom charter is adopted. This was the statement, charecterised by its demand that “ the people shall govern ...read more
1912 18 May, Walter Ulyate Max Sisulu is born in Engcobo District in the Transkei, in the same year, the ANC was ...read more
This is an ongoing project, if you would like to make a contribution please click on the contribute link above 1862 ...read more
Between the 20th and 21st century, a number of people lost their lives in South Africa amid liberation struggle. ...read more
1800: Historical Context Nelson Mandela traces his lineage back to the Thembu Chief Nxeko, one of the early Thembu ...read more

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