What Was Happening When…

Trompie South Africa 1975

1975 – Trompie

+ 28 February The National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA) approaches the South African Embassy in London and requests 40 to 50 artillery pieces to assist their cause in theAngolan Civil War

+ 19 March The Labour Party wins the second elections to the Coloured Persons’ Representative Council

+ 27 March The government announces that it will consolidate the 113 separate homeland areas into 36 Bantustans

+ 6 May The government announces that it will provide all Black children with free and compulsory education

+ 8 May  Bram Fischer, former South African Communist Party leader, dies of cancer while under house arrest at hisbrother’s house in Bloemfontein

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