6 July 1977
The Coloured Labour Party strengthened its position by forging an alliance with six members of the Coloured Persons Representative Council (CPRC). Unity talks were held and it was decided unequivocally to tell the government that the present political dispensation of apartheid was unacceptable. They rejected the “dialogue policy” of the government, which they considered as an attempt to steer them away from cooperation with their fellow Blacks.