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General Barry Hertzog, former South African Prime Minister, dies

Saturday, 21 November 1942
James Barry Munnick Hertzog was born into a German immigrant family in 1866. He attended school in Kimberly and Stellenbosch, and completed a Bachelor's degree in England, as well as degree in law at the University of Amsterdam. He became increasingly disillusioned by the treatment of Afrikaners by the British colonial government and attempted to challenge this injustice through the study of law. Upon his return to South Africa, he worked as an advocate in Pretoria. ..
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1890 - 1899 1890 January 13-18, Gandhi took Matriculation examination. January 23-30, Attended Vegetarian Congress at ...read more
1943 23 February, Abu Baker Asvat is born in Vrededorp, Gauteng. 1961 Asvat graduates from Johannesburg Indian High ...read more
1955 The Freedom charter is adopted. This was the statement, charecterised by its demand that “ the people shall govern ...read more
Historical Context to Paul Kruger 1825 Paul Kruger is born to Casper Jan Hendrik Kruger and Elsie Francina Steyn 1835 ...read more
1835 Migration of disaffected Dutch farmers from the Cape Colony 1836 Louis Trichardt and Hans van Rensburg reach ...read more
1919 Peter Abrahams is born in Vrededorp, Johannesburg in March 1919 to an Ethiopian father and a Coloured mother. His ...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
1900 The East London Mayor's Minute for 1899-1900 states that 1000 refugees from war in the Transvaal and the Free ...read more
  1893 Alfred Bitini Xuma is born, the seventh child born of Abraham and Elizabeth Xuma, an aristocratic Xhosa ...read more

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