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South Africa’s first democratic elections end as counting begins

Friday, 29 April 1994
Counting began two days after the first ever democratic elections in South Africa. ..
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1952 The African National Congress’ (ANC) Defiance Campaign against the South African Apartheid Regime, which in ...read more
1861 Simon Mapogo Makgatho is born at Ga Mphahlele, Pietersburg district in Transvaal (now Limpopo province). 1870 The ...read more
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1924 5 December, Robert Mangaliso Sobukhwe is born in Graaff-Reinet a town in the Cape Province. 1940 Sobukwe enrols ...read more
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The events at Lonmin Mine in Marikana in the North West Province were a tragic stain on the history of post Apartheid ...read more
1946 22 June, The Government of India requested that the question of the treatment of Indians in the Union of South ...read more
1870s-1880s Discovery of a reliable water source. "To the present generation Currie's Fountain is but a name ...read more
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After the advent of democratic rule in 1994, the newly elected ANC led government was faced with the task of dealing ...read more
1961 FNLA and MPLA begin a guerrilla campaign to overthrow Portuguese colonial rule. 25 April 1974 Portuguese ...read more
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After the advent of democratic rule in 1994, the newly elected ANC led government was faced with the task of dealing ...read more

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