9 February 1955
The Star newspaper condemns the forced removal of black residents from Sophiatown, near central Johannesburg, to Soweto, located on the outskirts of the city. This forced removal was part of the government's countrywide apartheid plan to turn the residential and business areas of cities and towns white. They did this by forcibly removing black South Africans to ghetto-like 'locations' or 'townships', away from the white areas.

TNA, Today in History, from THE NEW AGE, [online], Available at www.thenewage.co.za [Accessed: 17 January 2014]