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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1957

Alexander bus boycott sees African workers walking to work rather than pay the increased fares

1957

A-Pound-a-Day national minimum wage campaign is launched following the Bus boycott

Fietas, Johannesburg: The Group Areas Act of 1950 is re-enacted in consolidated form

Fietas, Johannesburg: The Group Areas Development Board expropriates the land owned by the Lenasia Industrial Township Company

Fietas, Johannesburg: All 'non-whites' living south of 22nd Street n Pageview are given eviction notices. The 'Africans' are moved to Soweto, the 'Coloureds' to the Western Areas and Indians to Lenasia

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.