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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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1976 According to the government-appointed Cillie Commission of Enquiry 575 people died. Police action resulted in 451 ...read more
1799-1802 Khoi-San rise up in an unsuccessful but protracted rebellion in the eastern districts of the Cape in what ...read more
Historical Context to Paul Kruger 1825 Paul Kruger is born to Casper Jan Hendrik Kruger and Elsie Francina Steyn 1835 ...read more
1700 The first "placaat" (ordinance or statute) restricting the importation of Asian slaves is promulgated. ...read more
1867 Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley. 1867 Diamond mining begins in Griqualand West. 1872 ...read more
1900 - 1909 1900 January 7, Ambulance corps is reformed and stationed at Estcourt. January 21, Corps in action at ...read more
1940 - 1948 1942 August 9, Gandhi is arrested in the early hours of the morning under the Defence of India Rules ...read more
Modern Humans evolve in Africa, including South Africa and the first African people begin to settle in South Africa. ...read more
The period between 1940 and 1959 was punctuated by a number of significant developments in the Labour and Trade Union ...read more