EPPA MANDATE

- EPPA founded by Nelson Mandela, Assist ex-political prisoners to be re-integrated into society, Provide healthcare for the ex-political prisoners.

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ACHIEVEMENTS

-1995 – MAKANA trust was founded with an aim of raising funds for the EPPA - since 1997; EPPA has received over R10m which assisted in bursaries....

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RECOGNITIONS

- MAKANA was given honorary FIFA status for its adherence to FIFA regulation. Recently received an award from the state president .

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 STRUCTURE

2003, at EPPA National Conference Held in Bloemfontein, it was decided that provincial and regional EPPA structures be established.

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Narrative Background-1913-1948

Brief History of South African colonization and Apartheid  South Africa was first colonized by the Dutch and then by the mighty British. A series of harsh laws were passed during 1948 to 1994 by then the ruling National Party promoting apartheid, mass discrimination and sense of fear among Blacks, colored and other non-white residents of South Africa. The Natives' Land Act of 1913 the ownership of land by 'blacks' was restricted to mere 7% of the country.

  • Pre colonial history - 1615-1615-1652

    Robben Island is two kilometers wide, three and a half kilometers long with lots of rocks and sand. Initially there were no human beings on the island. Only the penguins and seals lived there. The Dutch Navigators called Robben Island  “ the land of seals “ and the English called it  “ the land of penguins “ in the sixteenth century. The island is separated from the mainland by icy stormy waters.

    The inhabitants of the mainland were the Khoi – khoi. It was largely used as a refreshment stop by sailors who would feast on the seal’s steaks, penguin’s eggs and meat. The island was also believed to safe and reliable because of fresh food supply. In 1525 some Portuguese ship left convicts there. They were never heard of again. In 1615 the second group of convicts arrived. Days after their arrival they were attacked by the Khoikhoi. Jan Van Riebeeck arrived in 1652 and made a permanent settlement in the Cape.  

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  • Narrative Background-1913-1948

    Brief History of South African colonization and Apartheid  South Africa was first colonized by the Dutch and then by the mighty British. A series of harsh laws were passed during 1948 to 1994 by then the ruling National Party promoting apartheid, mass discrimination and sense of fear among Blacks, colored and other non-white residents of South Africa. The Natives' Land Act of 1913 the ownership of land by 'blacks' was restricted to mere 7% of the country.

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  • Sharpeville massacre 21 March 1960

    The Sharpeville massacre occurred on 21 March 1960, at the police station in the South African township of Sharpeville in the Transvaal (today part of Gauteng). After a day of demonstrations, at which a crowd of about 5,000 to 7,000 black protesters, went to the police station. The South African police opened fire on the crowd, killing 69 people. Sources disagree as to the behaviour of the crowd; some state that the crowd were peaceful,[1] while others state that the crowd had been hurling stones at the police, and that the shooting started when the crowd started advancing toward the fence around the police station.[2] In present-day South Africa, 21 March is celebrated as a public holiday in honour of human rights and to commemorate the Sharpeville massacre.

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