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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1974

City Councils of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Pietermaritzburg pledge to remove petty apartheid as far as law allows. Cape Town electricity department took down apartheid signs, Johannesburg to examine bylaws which 'offend dignity of individuals'. Nico Malan Theatre opened to all races, a few hotels opened a few doors. Discrimination remains.

December : United Nations Security Council demand that South Africa give up administration of South West Africa (Namibia)

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