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History of December 16

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
December 16 looms large in the history of South Africa; it is celebrated as the Day of Reconciliation. ..
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1497 - 1699 1497 24 December, A flotilla of three Portuguese ships under the command of Capt Vasco da Gama sailed up ...read more
1947 Mamphela Ramphele born in Northern Transvaal 1953 Bantu Education Act limits types of instruction Black South ...read more
1940 Dr. A.B. Xuma is elected President-General of the African National Congress (ANC). Walter Sisulu joins the ...read more
1941 Born in Cape Town of British parents c. 1947-58 At school in Cape Town 1953 Father dies 1958 Matriculates from St ...read more
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uMkhonto weSizwe (Spear of the Nation or MK), the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), was jointly formed ...read more
1840s John Dube’s grandmother, Dalitha becomes the first convert of the Lindley Mission Station in Inanda. 1871 ...read more
1602 20 March, The Dutch East India Company (VOC) comes into being. 1652 Jan van Riebeeck, a representative of the ...read more
1919 Peter Abrahams is born in Vrededorp, Johannesburg in March 1919 to an Ethiopian father and a Coloured mother. His ...read more
Pre-1860s South Africa is still a predominantly agrarian 1860s-1880s This period marks a turning point in South ...read more

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