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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1958

May : A revolt against Bantustans in Sekhukhuniland leads to the execution of 16 peasants and brutal state repression in Pondoland, Tembuland, and Zululand.

The Farm Labour Scandal receives wide publicity after first appearing in New Age. Ruth First and Joe Gqabi conduct under-cover investigation into kidnapping and enslaving of workers on farms. Leads to successful potato boycott nation-wide

A fire bomb in the New Age newspaper office destroyed filing cabinets with records of many years information

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