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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1956

African women were issued with reference books amid a storm of protest. Police arrested 156 people of all races for high treason.

Fietas, Johannesburg: Faried Adams, a resident of Fietas and a member of the TICYO is the no. 1 accused in the Treason Trial. The area south of 22nd Street in Pageview is declared a 'white' area, with effect a year after the proclamation

Fietas, Johannesburg: The farm of Rietfontein, near Lenasia, is expropriated by the Group Areas Development Board and is declared an Indian group area

December 1956

Walter Sisulu is arrested on a charge of High Treason

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. Return to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory site.