South Africa Timeline Revised.pdf

South Africa Timeline Revised.pdf

South African Timeline 1488 Bartolomeu Dias, a Portuguese explorer reached South Africa 1866 Diamonds were discovered near Kimberley 1910 Britai...

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South African Timeline

1488

Bartolomeu Dias, a Portuguese explorer reached South Africa

1866

Diamonds were discovered near Kimberley

1910

Britain established South Africa

1923

ANC was then renamed African National Congressalso ANC

1652

Holland established the first white settlement

1879

The Zulus defeated the British in the battle of Islandlwana

1911*

The Native Labor Regulation Act was created

1925*

The Wage Act was established

1795

The British took over Cape Colony from the Dutch

1886

Gold was discovered in Johannesburg which is now a major city

1911*

The Mines and Works Act was created

1934

South Africa was declaired independant from Britain

1815*

Shaka became the leader of the Zulus

1835

Dutch started The Great Trek out of the Cape to escape from British control.

1899

The AngloBoer War began

1902

The AngloBoer War ended. The Anglos, British, were victorious

1912

South African Native National Congress was establishedthe ANC

1913*

The Native Lands Act was established

1948

The National Party, who were the Boers, won the election

1948

The apartheid laws (racist policies) were established

1960

The police killed 69 black people at a peaceful protest

1986

The State of Emergency stated opposed to the apartheid laws

1994

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1960

The ANC and the PAC- Pan Africa Congresswere banned

1989

F. W. de Klerk was president and was against the apartheid

F. W. de Klerk was awarded the Noble Peace Prize

1994

1961

South Africa became a Rebublic

1990

Nelson Mandela was freed from prison

The ANC won the multiracial election

1994

1962

Nelson Mandela was imprisoned

1992

The apartheid laws were ended

Nelson Mandela became president

1996

1976

June 16: Police fire on a student protest killed 600

1994

Nelson Mandela was awarded the Noble Peace Prize

A constitution with rights for all was made law

1815- Shaka was a great warrior that won many battles for the ethnic group Zulu. 1911- The Native Labor Regulation Act stopped blacks from breaking a labor contract. 1911- The Mines and Works Act reserved all of the mining jobs for whites leaving the blacks with the left over jobs. 1913- The Native Lands Act made separate land for whites and blacks. Blacks were allowed not out of their own areas. This act physicaly segregated the people. 1925- The Wage Act promoted hiring whites over blacks.

Kimberley- located close to the center of South Africa. Johannesburg- located in the northeast part of South Africa.