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Kenya is granted independence

Thursday, 12 December 1963
Kenya gained its independence from Britain with Jomo Kenyatta as the country’s first Prime Minister. The Union Jack was replaced by the black, red and green flag of the new nation. This followed the first all inclusive elections on 27 May 1963. A year later Kenya was declared a Republic. ..
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1799-1802 Khoi-San rise up in an unsuccessful but protracted rebellion in the eastern districts of the Cape in what ...read more
1905 9 August, Moses Kotane is born in Tamposstad, to Samuel Segogwane, a lay preacher and traditional healer, and ...read more
1994 27 April,South Africa's interim constitution which was adopted in November 1993 came into effect on 27th April ...read more
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This period is characterized by British occupancy, Wars of Dispossession, colonial expansion and growth of African and ...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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This period was characterized by the formation of the South African Union which disenfranchised Coloureds, Indians and ...read more
July, Industrial and Commercial Workers Union of South Africa (ICU) is established as national Black trade union in ...read more
1884 Otto von Bismarck chairs the Berlin Conference to stem the scramble for Africa. Only Morocco, Ethiopia, and ...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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