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Soweto - Notable Historical Events

Nelson MandelaAug 16, 1990

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Soweto - Historical Events
Date Event
1954-08-01

In South Africa, The Natives Resettlement Act empowers the Government to remove Africans from any area within and next to the magisterial district of Johannesburg; less than a year after the Act was passed Sophiatown residents were forcefully removed to Meadowlands in Soweto

1976-06-16

Students in Soweto, South Africa, march against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in Black secondary schools.

1976-06-25

The Soweto Uprising in South Africa leaves 174 blacks and two whites dead following 10 days of rioting

1976-06-27

In South Africa, the National President of the Black People's Convention, Kenneth Hlaku Rachidi, declares that riots in Soweto have lead to a new era of political consciousness

1977-04-27

Bloody riots in Soweto South Africa

1977-06-23

Violence erupts in Soweto, South Africa, again and the police make at least 146 arrests

1977-07-26

The 'Committee of 10' formed by prominent Soweto residents, issues a programme for the election of a new community board to have total autonomy in Soweto, South Africa

1985-08-13

South African Defence Force soldiers, travelling in a convoy of more than ten armoured vehicles, surrounded the Thaba-Juluba high school in Soweto and arrest 200 students during a clampdown on school boycotts

1986-08-27

Protest erupt in Soweto, South Africa, demonstrating against evictions which had been carried out after an eleven week rent boycott

1988-07-28

Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa, destroyed by arson

1990-07-12

In Soweto, South Africa, Shanty town women strip to the waist and confront bulldozers sent by authorities to demolish their homes

1990-08-16

South African President F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela hold emergency talks in Pretoria about increasing violence in Soweto

1991-06-25

Six persons are killed and eighteen injured when gunmen open fire on a crowded commuter train in Soweto, South Africa

1995-10-27

Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto

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Soweto - Birthdays
Date Event
1945-10-24

Manie van Rensburg, Taxi to Soweto

Soweto - Deaths
Date Event
1993-04-14

Sam Ntombani, ANC-secretary in Soweto South-Africa, shot to death


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