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South African author and feminist Olive Schreiner is born

Saturday, 24 March 1855
South African author Olive Emilie Albertina Schreiner is born to Gottlob and Rebecca (Rebekah) Schreiner. During her youth she lived in Cradock in the Eastern Cape. She died in Wynberg, Cape Town, on 10 December 1920. The Department of Tourism in the Eastern Cape has converted a house into a museum and named it after her. Some of her works include: The Story of an African Farm, upon which her fame mainly rests. The first edition was published under the pseudonym Ralph Iron. A Track to ..
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Modern Humans evolve in Africa, including South Africa and the first African people begin to settle in South Africa. ...read more
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1881 15 August, Zaccheus Richard Mahabane is born in Thaba Nchu, Orange Free State (now the Free State Province). 1901 ...read more
1859 After protracted negotiations between the Natal Government and the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, ...read more
1940 Dr. A.B. Xuma is elected President-General of the African National Congress (ANC). Walter Sisulu joins the ...read more

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