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The UDF launches the Million Signatures Campaign and by October collect just under 400 000 signatures. The organisation blames

Sunday, 22 January 1984
On 22 January 1984, amidst the Apartheid government’s constitutional reform plans, the United Democratic Front (UDF) embarked on an ambitious campaign to collect one million signatures from the public, declaring opposition against the Apartheid government and its constitutional reforms, and as a show of support for the UDF. ..
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This period is characterized by British occupancy, Wars of Dispossession, colonial expansion and growth of African and ...read more
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1938 Moses Tladi held his first one person show in the Swedish hall in Hankock street, Johannesburg. 1949 July,  ...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
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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
1806 Sir John Barrow indicates on a map that gold is to be found in the approximate vicinity of either the ...read more
1903 William Edward Durghardt Du Bois publishes The Souls of Black Folk rejecting the notion that Black people need ...read more
1940 Born in Cape Town. 1960s Graduates from the University of Cape Town with Mathematics and English. 1972 Earns a ...read more
1976 16 June, Extra police patrols are deployed. 24 June, The Principal's office in Hlangisi Primary (Nyanga) was ...read more
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The Nelson Mandela timeline tracks the history of the first democratically elected president of South Africa through ...read more

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