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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1921

The Bulhoek Massacre occurs near Queenstown. 163 members of the Israelite sect are killed by a 719 man police-force, armed with a machine gun and artillery, led by Police Commissioner Truter. A further 129 are wounded and 113 are taken prisoner. One policemen is wounded in the stomach and a police horse is killed. The sect were forced to leave the land they regarded as that of their prophet Enoch Mgijima.

The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) is formed on 30 July.

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