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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1953

At the annual conference, Congress of the People calls for the ANC to deal with deprivations such as the Pass Laws, Forced Removals and Bantu Education

Fietas, Johannesburg: The Lenasia Industrial Township Company applies to have a small tract of land proclaimed as an Indian Township in terms of the Group Areas Act of 1950

15 July 1953

Walter Sisulu and P.P.D. Nokwe, a former teacher and member of the African National Congress, go overseas under false names and without passports

21 July 1953

Walter Sisulu and Duma Nokwe arrive in London, England. From there they go to Bucharest, Romania, where they attend the communist "World Festival of Youth and Students for Peace and Friendship". After this they embark on an extensive tour through the countries behind the iron curtain as guests of the Communists. They travel through Czechoslovakia, Poland, Russia and Communist China

December 1953

After an absence of five months, Sisulu and Nokwe return to the Union

18 December - 20 December 1953

Walter Sisulu attends the 41st annual conference of the African National Congress at Queenstown. Here it is decided to begin with the boycott campaign

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