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British establish first ‘refugee’ camps during the South African War

Saturday, 22 September 1900
The first 2 'refugee' camps were established in Pretoria and Bloemfontein during South African War (Second Anglo-Boer War) by a military notice.  The initial aim of the establishment of these camps was to provide protection to the families of boers who had surrendered voluntarily during the war. ..
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1912 18 May, Walter Ulyate Max Sisulu is born in Engcobo District in the Transkei, in the same year, the ANC was ...read more
1497 - 1699 1497 24 December, A flotilla of three Portuguese ships under the command of Capt Vasco da Gama sailed up ...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
Historical Context to Chief Luthuli Chronology While Chief Luthuli himself preferred another spelling and signed his ...read more
9 July, The Executive of the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets in Durban and appoints S.R. Naidoo as the SAIC ...read more
22 June 1946 —The Government of India requested that the question of the treatment of Indians in the Union of ...read more
1910 - 1919 1910 January 1, Indian Opinion reduced in size for financial reasons.  January 6, Rev. Charles ...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
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The period between 1940 and 1959 was punctuated by a number of significant developments in the Labour and Trade Union ...read more

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