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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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1990 Nelson Mandela is released from prison. 27 townships declared unrest areas in terms of the Public Safety Act No 3 ...read more
Pre-1804 Khoisan hunter gatherers are the first inhabitants of the region, before Sotho-Tswana peoples colonized the ...read more
1892 16 March, James Sebe Moroka is born in Thaba Nchu., Bophuthatswana in the Free State province. 1909 Moroka ...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
1910 - 1919 1910 January 1, Indian Opinion reduced in size for financial reasons.  January 6, Rev. Charles ...read more
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The history of white colonial land dispossession dates back to the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlement in the ...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
22 June 1946 —The Government of India requested that the question of the treatment of Indians in the Union of ...read more
1775 Apprenticeship laws are promulgated at the Cape. 1800 A massive drought begins in Southern Africa resulting in ...read more

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