South African Communist Party




Rand Rebellion 1922

Topics Account of events: Rand Rebellion 1922 Union leaders appearing in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, supported by mineworkers in the streets outside © Museum Africa The Rand Rebellion of 1922 was an armed uprising that…


The 1913 Mineworkers’ Strike

Police disperse a strike meeting, Market Square, Johannesburg, 1913 Introduction: Background to the Strike The formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910 was a development that had vastly different consequences for the various…




A banned organisation, 1950-1959

Treason Trail Accused. December, 1956 In 1950 the apartheid government introduced the Unlawful Organisation bill and later changed its name and focus to the Suppression of Communism bill. The bill was introduced for many reasons…