Tag Archives: 1956 Treason Trial

Slumboy from the Golden City

Paul Joseph and his comrades released from prison following the 1960 Sharpeville massacre

If you happen to find yourself in Johannesburg this weekend, then try and find the time to make your way down to the Apartheid Museum. While this world class museum is worth a visit in itself, tomorrow they will be hosting the book launch of Paul Joseph’s memoir, Slumboy from the Golden City. As a […]

The Freedom Charter & the 1956 Treason Trial

Protesters gather outside the Drill Hall on the opening day of the Treason Trial, 19th December 1956

The Congress of the People took place on the 26th June 1955, in Kliptown, just outside of Johannesburg. Attended by some 3000 people, the aim of the meeting was to discuss the content of the proposed Freedom Charter, with submissions for the document having been received from people all across the country. The Freedom Charter, some of the core tenets […]