20 September 1976
A seven-man delegation of Coloured leaders flies from Cape Town to Pretoria to meet South African Prime Minister, John Vorster for discussions on the future of the Coloured community. They unsuccessfully appealed to John Vorster to immediately release the Chairman of the Coloured Labour Party, the Rev. Allan Hendrickse. In the late 1970s 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.
South African History Online, ‘Coloured Labour Party strengthened its stance against apartheid, [online], Available at www.sahistory.org.za[Accessed: 29 August 2012]