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523 people die in the Black concentration camps of the Second Anglo Boer War

Friday, 30 May 1902
On 11 October 1899 war was officially declared between Britain and the Boers. In March 1901 Lord Kitchener, the commander of the British forces, decided to cut off the Boers supply of food. The Boers were being supported by farmers so he initiated the "scorched earth" policy. About 30 000 Boer farmhouses and more than 40 towns were destroyed and livestock was killed. Boer women and children and black people were put into separate concentration camps. ..
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The period preceding the formation of the South Africa Union witnessed the establishment and growth of trade unionism ...read more
1942 12 April, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is born in Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal. 1958 Zuma joins the African ...read more
1980 is declared the Year of the Charter, marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Freedom charter in 1955 ...read more
1948 26 May, DF Malan's National Party government follows up its election victory with the introduction of ...read more
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1938 Moses Tladi held his first one person show in the Swedish hall in Hankock street, Johannesburg. 1949 July,  ...read more
Photograph by Peter Magubane, published in the book Sowetho from 1978 1932 Born in Vrededorp, South Africa. ...read more
Between the 20th and 21st century, a number of people lost their lives in South Africa amid liberation struggle. ...read more
Modern Humans evolve in Africa, including South Africa and the first African people begin to settle in South Africa. ...read more
1961 FNLA and MPLA begin a guerrilla campaign to overthrow Portuguese colonial rule. 25 April 1974 Portuguese ...read more

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