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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1954

Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW) formed on 17 April. Ida Mntwana is President and Ray Alexander elected National Secretary. Later Lilian Ngoyi became President.

Native Labour (Settlement of Disputes) Act which is designed to break the black trade union movement is passed. 38 striking Durban workers are charged.

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