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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1946

In June the Indian Passive Resistance Campaign fully supported by the ANC is led by Y. M. Dadoo and Dr. G. M. Naicker against the Asiatic Land Tenure and Indian Representation Act (known as the Ghetto Act) of the Smuts Government.

In August 100,000 African mineworkers go on strike on the Rand goldfields. Police sanctioned by the Smuts government open fire and charge with drawn bayonets. Hundreds of workers are killed and injured. Moses Kotane, J. B. Marks, Yusuf Dadoo, Brian Bunting, Bram Fischer and 46 others are accused of conspiracy to cause the strike.

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