1956 in South Africa

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List of years in South Africa

Events[edit]

February
March
August
  • 9 – Women march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest to the pass laws.
December
  • 5 – 156 leading activists are arrested, heralding the start of the Treason Trial. Among those arrested is Lillian Masediba Ngoyi.
  • 19 – The Four year long Treason Trial begins at the Drill Hall in Johannesburg.
Unknown date
  • Lillian Masediba Ngoyi is elected president of the Federation of South African Women.
  • Lillian Masediba Ngoyi becomes the first woman ever to be elected to the African National Congress national executive committee.
  • Segregation is introduced on buses.
  • Albert Lutuli is arrested.

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