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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.

    ON THIS DAY: 18 NOVEMBER

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    2003 | In the UK, the Local Government Act 2003, which repealed Section 28, came into force.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

    ALSO READ: What happened on 17 November?

    BIRTHDAYS

    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.

    ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

    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.

    SPORTS

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

    ENTERTAINMENT

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

    AFRICA FACT

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

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