Industrial Commercial Union (ICU) formed.
The National Party came to power.
Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd says, "There is no place for the Bantu in the European community above the level of certain forms of labour."
64 Leaders of SACTU are banned.
The Durban strike reignited the workers' struggles.
The Bantu Labour Relations Act is passed.
The Wiehahn Commission recommends that all races be allowed to join worker unions.
The Riekert Commission recommended that restrictions as to where blacks are allowed to work should be relaxed.
This period saw a more powerful and unified action against the government. This, coupled with support from abroad led to the unraveling of apartheid.
The United Democratic Front (UDF) is formed.
The biggest strike in the history of South Africa - the NUM strike - where 340 000 mineworkers demanded better working conditions and higher wages.
The two days, September 5 and 6 saw the biggest stay-away being staged in the country's history. About 3 million people did not report for work.