Transvaal Native Union

Founded Date
In June 1909, a body known as the Transvaal Natives’ Union (TNU) took a decision to send a delegation to England to put forward the claims and views of Africans regarding the impending Union to the Secretary of State for the Colonies. A petition from the TNU was also forwarded to the Governor. However, due to insufficient funds, the intention of sending the deputation failed.34 The TNU consequently embarked on an effort to collect funds for this visit. The delegation comprised three chiefs, two of whom referenced earlier, J.O.M. Mamogale and August Mokgatle, were from the Rustenburg region. In addition to this, much of the money that was collected also came from their followers and from other Africans in the vicinity of Rustenburg.

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