During the 1990s, behind-the-scenes negotiations between the government and the ANC gathered pace. As part of that ...read more
This period began with the intensification of the anti-pass campaign, which resulted in the banning of the ANC and the ...read more
In this period early African political organisations were formed; these organisations precipitated the formation of the ...read more
In the 1940s the ANC rejuvenated itself and began to work more closely with the SACP, putting behind the antagonistic ...read more
By the 1970s a number of leading figures in the ANC were in prison while others were in exile. Those that remained ...read more
1884 Otto von Bismarck chairs the Berlin Conference to stem the scramble for Africa. Only Morocco, Ethiopia, and ...read more
1920 The Housing Act is passed. This Act made funds available for the government to house the poor. “The resultant ...read more
The Nelson Mandela timeline tracks the history of the first democratically elected president of South Africa through ...read more
1800: Historical Context Nelson Mandela traces his lineage back to the Thembu Chief Nxeko, one of the early Thembu ...read more