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1980 is declared the Year of the Charter, marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Freedom charter in 1955 ...read more
1970 11 June, It is announced that Security Police have arrested the leader of the Soweto Students’ ...read more
1940 Dr. A.B. Xuma is elected President-General of the African National Congress (ANC). Walter Sisulu joins the ...read more
1910 Anti-Indian Legislation: The Public Servants Superannuating Act and Teachers Pensions Act. This furthers ...read more
July, Industrial and Commercial Workers Union of South Africa (ICU) is established as national Black trade union in ...read more
1906 11 September, A mass meeting of Indians took place at the Empire Theatre in Johannesburg in connection with ...read more
1885 The Asiatic Bazaar Law was passed in the Transvaal, which authorized the creation of separate districts for ...read more
1905 9 August, Moses Kotane is born in Tamposstad, to Samuel Segogwane, a lay preacher and traditional healer, and ...read more
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By the 1900s African people had been dispossessed of their land and colonial rule was still in the process of being ...read more

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