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  • On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 21 November?

    On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 21 November?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 21 November, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


    1986 | South Africa President P.W Botha met with leaders of independent homelands (Bophuthatswana, Ciskei, Transkei, and Venda) in Pretoria.

    1985 | Thirteen residents were shot dead in Mamelodi by South African police.

    2017 | Robert Mugabe officially resigned as President of Zimbabwe, after thirty-seven years in power.

    2015 | The Belgian government imposed a security lockdown in Brussels, including the closure of shops, schools, public transport, because of the terrorist attacks.

    2014 | A stampede in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe caused by the police firing tear gas and killing at least 11 people and injuring 40 others.

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    1955 | South African diplomat, Derek Yach

    1979 | South African musician, Jason Hartman

    1976 | Australian footballer, Michael Wilson. 

    1960 | American actor, director, and producer, Brian McNamara. 

    1972 | American actress and singer, Rain Phoenix. 


    1938 | Polish-American pianist and composer, Leopold Godowsky, 68.

    2015 | Joseph Silverstein, American violinist and conductor, 83.

    1991 | American businessman and philanthropist, Sonny Werblin, 84.

    1975 | Icelandic author,Gunnar Gunnarsson, 86.

    2013 | French composer, Bernard Parmegiani, 86.


    Etihad Stadium. Image: Wikimedia Commons

    2021 | On this day in the English Premier League, Manchester City thumped Everton 3-0.


    2012 | On this day in the United States,Rise of the Guardians” for the first time was released.


    Comoros is the world’s largest producer of ylang-ylang. Ylang ylang is a star-shaped yellow flower that grows on the Cananga tree.

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