This Day In History


The UDF launches the Million Signatures Campaign and by October collect just under 400 000 signatures. The organisation blames

Sunday, 22 January 1984
On 22 January 1984, amidst the Apartheid government’s constitutional reform plans, the United Democratic Front (UDF) embarked on an ambitious campaign to collect one million signatures from the public, declaring opposition against the Apartheid government and its constitutional reforms, and as a show of support for the UDF. ..
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1892 16 March, James Sebe Moroka is born in Thaba Nchu., Bophuthatswana in the Free State province. 1909 Moroka ...read more