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Politics and Labour

Politics & Labour

Expanding the Narrative of South African art
Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Architects, fine-artists, photographers, sculptors etc.

Science & Medicine

Notable theorists, scientists & doctors
Community & Religious Leaders

Community & Religious Leaders

                    
Writers & Thinkers

Writers & Thinkers

South Africa's great literary & philosophical minds
Popular Culture

Popular Culture

celebrities, sports stars, musicians, etc

African Independence & History

Algeria
3 July 1962, The Algerian revolution ends
Benin
1 August 1960, Dahomey (now Benin) gains independence from France
Botswana
30 September 1966, Bechuanaland (now Botswana) gains independence
Burkina Faso
5 August 1960, Upper Volta (Burkina Faso) gains independence from France
Central African Republic
13 August 1960, Central African Republic ceases to be a France colony
Chad
11 August 1960, Chad gains independence from France
Comoros
6 July 1975, Most of the Comoros Islands declare independence from France
Congo
15 August 1960, The Republic of Congo gains independence from France
Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
7 August 1960, Ivory Coast gains independence from France
Djibouti
27 June 1977, Djibouti gains independence from France
Equatorial Guinea
12 October 1968, Equatorial Guinea gains independence from Spain
Ethiopia
Ethiopia, formerly Abyssinia is a country in the East Africa.
Gabon
17 August 1960, Gabon gains independence from France
Ghana
6 March 1957, The Gold Coast (now Ghana) gains independence from Britain
Lesotho
4 October 1966, Basutoland (Lesotho) gains independence from Britain
Liberia
Liberia, which means ‘freedom’ formerly known as the Grain Coast.
Malawi
6 July 1964, Nyasaland gains independence and becomes the State of Malawi.
Mozambique
25 June 1975, Mozambique Gains Independence from Portuguese Rule
Namibia
21 March 1990, Namibia became the forty-seventh African colony to gain independence
Niger
3 August 1960, Niger gains independence from France
Rwanda
1 July 1962, Rwanda gains independence
Senegal
20 August 1960, Senegal gains independence from France
Sierra Leone
27 April 1961, Sierra Leone gains independence from Britain
Swaziland
6 September 1968, Swaziland Gains Independence
Togo
27 April 1960, Togo gains independence from France
Uganda
9 October 1962, Uganda gains independence from Britain
United Republic of Tanzania
9 December 1961, Tanganyika (now Tanzania) gains its Independence from Britain
Zimbabwe
18 April 1980, Zimbabwe Gains Independence formaly now as Rhodesia