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  • On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 18 November?

    On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 18 November?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 18 November, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


    1993 | Members of the multi-party Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA) negotiations approved the Interim Constitution.

    1988 | Three Zimbabwean intelligence officers (Kevin Woods, Michael Smith and Philip Conjwayo) appear in court for the bomb attack on the ANC house.

    2012 | Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria became the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.

    2003 | In the UK, the Local Government Act 2003, which repealed Section 28, came into force.

    2002 | Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrived in Iraq.

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    1914 | Famous South Africa painter, Bettie Cilliers, died in 2010.

    1987 | South African fashion designer, Gert-Johan Coetzee.

    1971 | American poet and academic, Terrance Hayes.

    1991 | Thai tennis player, Noppawan Lertcheewakarn.

    1960 | Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter, Yeſim UstaoĿlu.


    2012 | American businesswoman and philanthropist, Phoebe Hearst Cooke, 85

    2013 | Serbian martial artist, founded Real Aikido, Ljubomir VračareviĿ, 66.

    2016 | American soul and funk singer, Sharon Jones, 60.

    1978 | American soldier, educator, and politician, Leo Ryan, 53.

    2012 | English organist, composer, and academic, Philip Ledger, 75.


    1995 | Jacob Matlala, South Africa junior flyweight, won the WBO world title on this day.


    2016 | On this day in the United Kingdom, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was released.


    Djellaba is a Moroccan National Costume and worn for holy days and celebrations.

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