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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1958

Women in Zeerust destroy their passes, and this is followed by massive unrest

May 1958

Sekhukhuneland revolt against "Bantu" authorities takes place. The government was to impose these, as part of the campaign to create a Bantustan. Similar battles are fought in Tembuland, Pondoland and Zululand

31 May 1958

The "Potato Boycott" is staged against the harsh treatment of farm labourers

October 1958

The first issue of the African Communist, a journal of the SACP

4 October 1958

Sisulu attends an African National Congress meeting in the Congress Offices in Johannesburg

18 October 1958

Sisulu attends an ANC Regional conference in the congress offices in Johannesburg

23 October 1958

Sisulu attends an ANC meeting in the Congress Offices in Johannesburg

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