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African-American tennis player, Arthur Ashe. is denied a visa by the South African Government

Thursday, 25 February 1971
The South African government refuses a visa application from the African-American tennis player, Arthur Ashe, to visit South Africa to take part in the national championships to be held at Ellis Park in April. Arthur Ashe campaigned against apartheid in South Africa and called for South Africa to be expelled from the International Lawns Federation. Ashe was the first black man to win the US championship in 1968. ..
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Pre-1804 Khoisan hunter gatherers are the first inhabitants of the region, before Sotho-Tswana peoples colonized the ...read more
1768 Industrial Revolution: Hargreaves perfects his spinning jenny. 1769     Industrial Revolution ...read more
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This period began with the intensification of the anti-pass campaign, which resulted in the banning of the ANC and the ...read more
1700 The first "placaat" (ordinance or statute) restricting the importation of Asian slaves is promulgated. ...read more
1835 Migration of disaffected Dutch farmers from the Cape Colony 1836 Louis Trichardt and Hans van Rensburg reach ...read more
July, Industrial and Commercial Workers Union of South Africa (ICU) is established as national Black trade union in ...read more
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In the 1960s and 1970s labour and the trade union movement had to contend with a number developments that had a direct ...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

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