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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1987

Highest number of strikes recorded in one year. COSATU involved in organising strike of 300,00 mineworkers

July 12 : Dakar (Senegal) Conference organised by IDASA (Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa) attended by 61 prominent South Africans, most Afrikaans-speaking and 17 ANC delegates to create fundamental change and national unity in South Africa. It was still illegal for South African citizens to meet with the ANC, so there was a risk of State action against them on their return.

Cuito Cuanavale, Angola: South African army moves into Angola to prevent threat to rebel UNITA movement and pursues Angolan troops into Cuito Cuanavale.

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