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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
1950 In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Mandela trained at the Donaldson Orlando Community Centre. He excelled at ...read more
1960 The Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) is formed in Britain with the re-naming of the Boycott Movement. The AAM is an ...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
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
1654 Slaves, from India and South East Asia, were introduced to the Cape. 1820 A number of Indians arrive in Cape Town ...read more
14 October 1639:  Simon van der Stel is born to parents Adrian van der Stel and Maria Leviens aboard le Cappel on route ...read more
1955 The Freedom charter is adopted. This was the statement, charecterised by its demand that “ the people shall govern ...read more

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