Timelines

1902 At the cessation of hostilities, Sir Alfred Milner, the former British High Commissioner and Governor of the ...read more
1910 February 26, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi supports the African Peoples’ Organisation (APO) resolution to ...read more
1910 The establishment of the Union of South Africa consolidates white rule over the territories that came to be known ...read more
1930 White women get the vote. This means in effect that the weight of the black vote is decreased from 3.1% to 1.4%. ...read more
1940 Mandela was elected to the Student Representative Council (SRC) at Fort Hare. After he became embroiled in general ...read more
1950 In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Mandela trained at the Donaldson Orlando Community Centre. He excelled at ...read more
1960 21 March, In a peaceful anti pass march led by the PAC at Sharpeville, the police open fire on the unarmed and ...read more
1970 16 February, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and 21 others, who were detained under the Suppression of Communism Act, ...read more
1980 25 January, Three MK cadres, on their way to carry out a sabotage mission, take refuge in the Silverton branch of ...read more

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