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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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1861 Simon Mapogo Makgatho is born at Ga Mphahlele, Pietersburg district in Transvaal (now Limpopo province). 1870 The ...read more
1940 Born in Cape Town. 1960s Graduates from the University of Cape Town with Mathematics and English. 1972 Earns a ...read more
1980 is declared the Year of the Charter, marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Freedom charter in 1955 ...read more
Historical Context to Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki 1932 Epainette Moerane (Ma Mofokeng Clan Name) Meets Govan Mbeki at Taylor ...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
Photograph by Peter Magubane, published in the book Sowetho from 1978 1932 Born in Vrededorp, South Africa. ...read more
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1862 The first documented football matches in South Africa are played in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth (between White ...read more
1500-1800 This period is marked by the advent and growth of the Atlantic Slave Trade affecting West Africa, Central ...read more
1908 23 April, Abram (Bram) Fischer is born in Orange Free State to an auspicious family that includes Abraham Fischer ...read more

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