1979Sunday Times 27 May 1No school under the Administration of Coloured Affairs will be forced to celebrate Republic Day on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the administration.
1981Rand Daily Mail 21 May 2Republic Day should be spent pondering on the inequalities of opportunity and achievement of black and white in South Africa.
1981E. Prov. Herald 28 MayScores of arrests and detentions, school and university boycotts, protest meetings and Security Police raids were reported as the Republic Day celebrations neared their weekend climax.
1981Oppidan (Rhodes University) 28 May 4If you are planning to celebrate Republic Day, consider carefully what this means. Will the future not see Verwoerd..only in a state museum of shame?
1986P. Le Roux inBurman & ReynoldsGrowing Up 191The volksfeeste (folk festivals) — Republic Day, Kruger Day, and Day of the Covenant — interspersed with National Party stryddae (fètes), attracted fewer participants every year.
1988D. Webster inStar 30 May 9This Republic Day will be no different from that first one in 1961. Many white South Africans will celebrate again while their black countrymen remain sidelined by the numerous laws known collectively as ‘apartheid’.
1990R. StengelJanuary Sun 46On May 31, Republic Day, we were told to raise the flag. But I refused. Republic Day is no cause to celebrate.
1994E. Prov. Herald 8 Sept. 1A number of public holidays, including Sharpeville Day, Kruger Day and Republic Day, will be scrapped next year.
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