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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1916

Native Life in South Africa by Solomon Plaatje is published A devastating critique of the Land Act, it remains a rare classic used by scholars, researchers, students. He wrote

"Awakening on Friday morning, June 20,1913, the South African native found himselfa pariah in the land of his birth."

Fort Hare University founded as South African Native College

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