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State of emergency declared in 27 townships

Friday, 24 August 1990
The government imposed a state of emergency in twenty-seven townships in the Vaal Reef area and banned the carrying of all weapons. The regulations introduced by Minister of Law and Order, Adriaan Vlok gave the police and security forces wide powers of arrest and detention, but did not restrict news-gathering activities of press. Meetings could be banned and the townships sealed off in the event of new disturbances. ..
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In 1959 the Africanists broke away from the ANC and formed the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC). The histories of these ...read more
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18 February The German colony of Cameroon falls to French and British forces after 17 months of fighting. 21 February ...read more
A decade by decade events account of the women's struggle in South Africa. 1905 Charlotte Maxeke, formerly a ...read more
1920 February, The Asiatic Inquiry Commission, headed by Sir Johannes Lange, is appointed to inquire into laws ...read more
1799 2 March, British government lands troops in Delagoa Bay. Construction begins on the building of Fort Frederick. ...read more
1948 26 May, DF Malan's National Party government follows up its election victory with the introduction of ...read more
1980 Kay Moonsamy was sent to India to replace Mosie Moolla, as ANC representative, for six months. 1983 December, 25 ...read more
1971 Closure of The Classic, by Nat Nakasa, editor. Publication of ‘Sounds of a Cowhide Drum’, Oswald Mtshali’s first ...read more
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1968 December, SASO is formed at the conference held in Marianhill, Natal. The conference was exclusively attended by ...read more

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