1985

At least 17 people shot dead by police in Langa, a township near Uitenhage during a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) formed.

The ‘Cradock Four’ killed in June 1985.

Fourteen people killed by security forces in Mlungisi township, Queenstown.

Western Cape Hostel Dwellers Association formed to protect the rights of thousands of hostel dwellers.