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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1959

The Africanists break away and form the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC)

11 April 1959

Sisulu attends a meeting of the National Consultative Committee in the Congress offices in Johannesburg. The boycott of certain goods and activities on 26 June 1959 inter alia, was discussed

11 April - 19 April 1959

Walter Sisulu is one of the organisers of the "African Rag" celebrations at the Witwatersrand.

23 May 1959

Sisulu attends a secret meeting of the ANC Youth League in Johannesburg

6 June 1959

Sisulu attends a secret meeting of the United Executive Committee (Congresses), in Johannesburg. This meeting is also attended by Alfred Mahlangu

20 June 1959

Sisulu attends a secret meeting of the National Consultative Committee (ANC)

26 June - 27 June 1959

Sisulu attends a secret ANC/National Consultative Committee (NCC) meeting at the congress offices in Johannesburg

1 August 1959

Sisulu attends a secret united meeting of the Federation of South African Women and ANC Women's League in Johannesburg. Ahmed Kathrada and Ruth First also attend

5 December 1959

Walter Sisulu, John Mavuso, Moses Kotane, Marks Ramitloa and Betty du Toit attend a Christmas party in aid of the high treason accused, in Johannesburg.

Source: http://www.sahistory.org.za/pages/chronology/main-chronology-1950s.html

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