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Clarence Makwetu announces the PAC’s suspension of its armed struggle

Sunday, 16 January 1994
The Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC) president Clarence Makwetu announced the PAC's suspension of its armed struggle, thus opening the way for election participation by its members. ..
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The student movement Rhodes Must Fall (#RhodesMustFall, #RMF) garnered much media attention in March of 2015, after ...read more
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1867 9 October, Josiah Tshangane Gumede is born in Healdtown Village, Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape. 1882/1883 Gumede ...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
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This period began with the intensification of the anti-pass campaign, which resulted in the banning of the ANC and the ...read more
1800s 1850 The Natal Legislative Council passes Law 14 of 1859 allowing the Government to import labour from India ...read more
1950 - 1960 In Fietas, Johannesburg, the Transvaal Indian Congress (TIC) initiates and implements the 'Decade of ...read more
1870s-1880s Discovery of a reliable water source. "To the present generation Currie's Fountain is but a name ...read more
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The period preceding the formation of the South Africa Union witnessed the establishment and growth of trade unionism ...read more
1972 October and December - Strikes at the Durban docks October 1972 - when new wages for dockworkers were not ...read more

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