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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1973

Women textile workers in Howick, Natal lead a successful strike which is followed by other strikes in the area. Negotiations follow (but no women are included at the negotiation table)

Strikes in all major centres. Springs, African miners' wages below poverty datum line. Durban 30,000 workers in 30 firms on strike. Johannesburg 27-day-go-slow of bus workers. 'Explosion of unrest' in East London.

Athol Fugard play Sizwe Banzi is Dead is banned before it is about to begin for Coloured audience. Apartheid regulations prevent Africans from performing for such an audience without a permit.

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