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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 Nelson Mandela timeline tracks the history of the first democratically elected president of South Africa through ...read more
1815 Louis Trichardt and Hans van Rensburg cross the Oranje/Gariep river. June 1836, Van Rensburg leaves Trichardt ...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
1913 15 June, Trevor Huddleston is born in Chaucer Road, Bedford, England. Huddleston is christened at St Paul’s ...read more
Historical Context to Paul Kruger 1825 Paul Kruger is born to Casper Jan Hendrik Kruger and Elsie Francina Steyn 1835 ...read more
1961 FNLA and MPLA begin a guerrilla campaign to overthrow Portuguese colonial rule. 25 April 1974 Portuguese ...read more
1910 First general election that followed the establishment of the Union of South Africa. Only White males had the ...read more
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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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