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SA is banned from the Olympic Games

Tuesday, 18 August 1964
In October 1963, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided in Baden Baden, Germany, that South Africa would have to eliminate racial discrimination in sport before 31 December 1963, or the country would not be permitted to send a team to the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Though the deadline was later extended to allow SA more time, the government was not prepared to permit multiracial sport. As a result the IOC did not invite SA to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. This was a heavy bl..
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July, Industrial and Commercial Workers Union of South Africa (ICU) is established as national Black trade union in ...read more
1825 Mzilikazi's arrival in Transvaal region. 1836 Andries Potgieter's arrives in the area north of the Vaal. ...read more
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This period witnessed the end of the South African War, formation of the African People’s Organization, formation ...read more
1899 Herman Tobiansky purchases land from the Johannesburg Municipality to develop as a residential area. 1912 ...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
22 June 1946 —The Government of India requested that the question of the treatment of Indians in the Union of ...read more

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