This Day In History

IFP proposes truce with ANC

Wednesday, 27 November 1985
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) proposed a truce with the African National Congress (ANC) as an effort to calm violent clashes between members of the two parties. .. read more
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1930 Eli and Olga Goldblatt with their sons Nick, Dan and David (centre), on holiday at Uvongo, Natal, circa 1936 Source: [Photographer... read more
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1902 31 May, The Peace Treaty of Vereeniging ends the Anglo-Boer War that began in 1899. The Treaty is signed between Boer and British... read more
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The Portuguese begin mapping and exploring the South African coastline and basic trading takes place between the Khoikhoi and the Europeans... read more
In the early 1960s the Apartheid government moved swiftly to dislodge numerous Black communities on the Transvaal Highveld occupying land... read more