About this site

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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1964

Friday 12 June : Mandela, G. Mbeki, Sisulu, Mhlaba, Mlangeni, Motsoaledi, Kathrada and Goldberg are sentenced to life imprisonment. All (except Goldberg) sent to Robben Island where they remained for 26 years.

September : Bram Fischer arrested and charged under Suppression of Communism Act.

November 6 : three SACTU leaders, Vuyisile Mini, Wilson Khayingo and Zinakile Mkhaba sentenced to death and executed based on the false evidence of Kholisile Mdwayi.

John Harris sentenced to death, November, for bomb on Johannesburg station on 24 July, which killed a white woman

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