South African History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 560

  • 1987-06-27 In South Africa, the Afrikaans Protestant Church, a breakaway faction of Dutch Reformed Church, is formed
  • 1987-07-12 50 white South Africans meets ANCers in Dakar
  • 1987-07-30 An ANC car bomb directed at the headquarters of the Wits Command in Johannesburg South Africa kills 1 person and injures 68
  • 1987-08-09 The National Union of Mineworkers begin South Africa's longest wage strike
  • 1987-08-31 South Africa's longest mine strike in history ends
  • 1987-09-07 South Africa frees Dutch anthropologist/Anc'er Klaas de Young
  • 1987-11-05 South Africa ANC-leader Govan Mbeki freed
  • 1987-11-28 South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
  • 1988-02-24 South African apartheid regime bans the UDF
  • 1988-07-02 Lester Dumakude, commander of an Umkhonto we Sizwe special operations unit, detonate a car bomb by remote control outside Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1988-07-07 Five prominent anti-apartheid activists are released in Cape Town, South Africa after being detained for up to two years under the Internal Security Act
  • 1988-07-28 Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa, destroyed by arson
  • 1988-07-29 South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
  • 1988-08-07 Angola, Cuba and South Africa allegedly signed a cease fire treaty
  • 1988-08-08 Angola, Cuba & South Africa sign cease fire treaty
  • 1988-08-08 South Africa declares cease-fire in Angola
  • 1988-08-31 Bomb attack on office of South Africa Council of Churches
  • 1988-10-19 South African anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize
  • 1988-12-22 South Africa signs accord granting independence to South West Africa
  • 1989-02-02 FW de Klerk replaces Botha as South Africa's National Party leader

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-05-17 Nelson Mandela receives a BA from University of South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1989-06-07 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
  • 1989-06-29 South Afrian's National Party adopts five year programme of its objectives, including a political "reform" plan to give Black majority role in national and local government; ANC responds it would consider only a one-man, one-vote system
  • 1989-07-05 South African President PW Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela
  • 1989-07-16 South Africa's largest labour federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, holds its third annual congress and intensifies its campaign against apartheid
  • 1989-08-06 Twenty former South African political prisoners, in defiance of the restriction orders, launch a campaign against apartheid laws
  • 1989-08-14 President PW Botha of South Africa resigns
  • 1989-08-15 Frederik de Klerk becomes president of South Africa
  • 1989-09-13 Archbishop Desmond Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa
  • 1989-09-20 FW De Klerk sworn in as president of South Africa
  • 1989-10-15 South Africa President FW de Klerk frees ANC Founder Walter Sisulu & 4 other political prisoners
  • 1989-11-16 South Africa president FW de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act
  • 1990-01-18 South Africa says it is reconsidering ban on African National Congress
  • 1990-01-19 Police break up protests in Johannesburg against the cricket players defying a boycott on playing in apartheid South Africa
  • 1990-02-02 South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs
  • 1990-02-10 South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feb 11th
  • 1990-02-11 Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa
  • 1990-02-13 50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa
  • 1990-03-21 Namibia becomes independent of South Africa, Sam Nujoma becomes president
  • 1990-05-02 South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid
  • 1990-05-06 Former president PW Botha quits South Africa's ruling National Party
  • 1990-06-05 South African troops plunder Nelson Mandela's home
  • 1990-06-07 South Africa president F W de Klerk lifts 4 year olf state of emergency
  • 1990-06-22 Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing has occurred in South Africa to reverse the ANC's position
  • 1990-07-12 In Soweto, South Africa, Shanty town women strip to the waist and confront bulldozers sent by authorities to demolish their homes
  • 1990-07-16 The ANC send a report on police violence to President F. W. de Klerk and demanded an end to "the shocking inhumanity" of police action in rural areas of South Africa
  • 1990-07-23 South Africa workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • 1990-07-29 South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
  • 1990-08-15 At least 150 people die in clashes between the African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party, South Africa
  • 1990-08-16 South African President F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela hold emergency talks in Pretoria about increasing violence in Soweto
  • 1990-09-13 Commuter train at Johannesburg South Africa attacked, 36 die

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1990-09-24 South African President F W de Klerk meets US President George H. W. Bush in Washington, D.C.

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1990-12-13 South African President De Klerk meets with Nelson Mandela to talk of end of apartheid
  • 1991-01-13 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1991-01-13 Soccer stadium riot in Orkney, South Africa, at least 40 die
  • 1991-06-17 South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws
  • 1991-06-23 A peace summit, brokered by the clergy and business and attended by all major political parties, but boycotted by the Conservative Party, is held to end the violence in South Africa
  • 1991-06-25 Japan lifts its call for voluntary restraint on expanding trade with South Africa
  • 1991-06-25 Six persons are killed and eighteen injured when gunmen open fire on a crowded commuter train in Soweto, South Africa
  • 1991-06-28 South Africa signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • 1991-06-30 South Africa's Government repeals the 1913 Native Land Act, an important part of the system of Apartheid (Racially Based Land Measures Act)
  • 1991-07-09 South Africa readmitted to Olympics
  • 1991-07-10 Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa
  • 1991-08-04 The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
  • 1991-09-05 Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress
  • 1991-09-07 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
  • 1991-11-10 South Africa's 1st cricket international since 1970 - one-day v India
  • 1992-01-11 Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
  • 1992-03-22 England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final
  • 1992-04-18 Start of South Africa's 1st Test Cricket since 1970 (v WI Bridgetown)
  • 1992-06-17 Slaughtering by Inkhata-followers at Boipatong, South Africa, kills 42
  • 1992-06-30 South African ANC President Nelson Mandela meets with UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at Dakar
  • 1992-07-03 Thirty-one years after being expelled, South Africa has its FIFA membership reinstated
  • 1992-07-07 South Africa's national soccer team, Bafana Bafana, win South Africa's first ever FIFA sanctioned match
  • 1992-07-13 The Tripartite Alliance, consisting of the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Union, outlines a mass action plan for August
  • 1992-07-15 The Security Council of the UN examine violence in South Africa
  • 1992-08-23 Wilhelm Verwoerd, grandson of former South African Prime Minister, Hendrik Verwoerd, main architect of apartheid, joins the African National Congress
  • 1993-03-21 South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl
  • 1993-05-07 South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections
  • 1993-07-25 The St James' Church massacre in Kenilworth, Cape Town by Azanian Peoples' Liberation Army
  • 1993-08-16 South Africa relinquishes sovereignty over Walvis Bay
  • 1993-09-02 Day of Peace in South Africa
  • 1993-10-08 UN lifts remaining economic sanctions against South Africa
  • 1993-10-15 Nelson Mandela & South Africa President F W de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1993-11-18 Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
  • 1994-01-03 Restoration of South African citizenship, announced on 15 December 1993 by the South African parliament led by President F.W. de Klerk, becomes effective four months before the first South Africa non-racial polls of 27 April, 1994
  • 1994-01-07 South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs
  • 1994-01-25 Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1994-03-05 Largest milkshake (1,955 gallons of chocolate-Nelspruit South Africa)
  • 1994-03-07 ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa
  • 1994-03-18 South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police
  • 1994-03-20 Zulu-king Goodwill Zwelithini founds realm in South Africa
  • 1994-03-22 South African government/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
  • 1994-04-19 Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election
  • 1994-04-26 1st multi-racial election in South Africa begins [3 days] Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
  • 1994-04-28 1st multi-racial election in South Africa ends [3 days]
  • 1994-05-06 Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa's first post apartheid election
  • 1994-05-10 Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president
  • 1994-05-11 6 white racists sentenced to death in South Africa
  • 1994-06-23 South Africa reclaims its seat in UN

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 433 of 433

  • 1977-05-11 Victor Matfield, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1977-05-21 Quinton Fortune, South African footballer
  • 1977-07-06 Makhaya Ntini, South African cricketer
  • 1977-07-15 Andre Nel, South African Cricketer
  • 1977-11-12 Benni McCarthy, South African footballer
  • 1977-11-17 Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer
  • 1977-12-02 Siyabonga Nomvethe, South African footballer plays for Aalborg BK
  • 1978-04-03 John Smit, South African rugby player
  • 1979-08-04 Robin Peterson, South African cricketer
  • 1979-12-16 Trevor Immelman, South African golfer
  • 1980-07-03 Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer
  • 1980-07-30 Justin Rose, English golfer (2013 U.S. Open), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1980-09-21 Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
  • 1980-11-25 Aaron Mokoena, South African soccer player
  • 1981-02-01 Graeme Smith, South African cricketer
  • 1981-07-12 Adrienne Camp, South African singer/songwriter
  • 1981-07-30 Juan Smith, South African rugby player
  • 1982-03-17 Steven Pienaar, South African footballer
  • 1982-07-25 Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer
  • 1982-11-16 Jannie du Plessis, South African rugby player
  • 1983-04-13 Schalk Burger, South African rugby player
  • 1983-06-12 Bryan Habana, South African rugby player
  • 1983-06-27 Dale Steyn, South African cricketer
  • 1983-10-26 Luke Watson, South African rugby player
  • 1984-02-17 AB de Villiers, South African cricketer
  • 1984-08-21 Neil Dexter, South African cricketer
  • 1984-08-31 Charl Schwartzel, South African golfer
  • 1986-07-12 JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1986-09-11 Chiliboy Ralepelle, South African rugby player
  • 1986-11-04 Adrian Zaugg, South African racing driver
  • 1986-11-22 Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete
  • 1987-05-14 Francois Steyn, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1996-02-17 Sasha Pieterse, South African child actress

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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