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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1922

White miners strike to prevent Chamber of Mines opening semi-skilled and skilled jobs to African miners. The white mineworkers shut down the mines for two months and the strike is only ended by full-scale military action ordered by Prime Minister J.C. Smuts. Though the strike is beaten, white workers win their demand for a white labour policy.

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