Her life in Brandfort was lonely. However, her youngest daughter was sent away to study, whilst her oldest daughter had married a Swazi Prince and moved to America. Helen Suzman captured the isolation when she wrote that Winnie waited outside the local telephone booth between 10 am and 4 pm waiting for calls from friends and relations. But when friends, like Helen Joseph, Barbara Waite, Ilona Kleinschmidt, and others came to visit her in Brandfort, they were harassed and often taken to court and imprisoned, for not notifying the authorities about their visits.
Also on this day in 1907;Britain, France, and Spain sign the Pact of Cartagena – an agreement to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and West Africa.