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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Former Former Ivory Coast President, Laurent Gbagbo was extradited to the International Criminal Court following the issue of a warrant for his arrest for crimes against humanity.

This article was produced for South African History Online on 22-Nov-2012

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  • Wednesday, November 29, 2006
    The United Nations announces that South African Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu will head a UN fact-finding mission to Gaza's Beit Hanoun where nineteen civilians were killed earlier this month by Israeli shelling.
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  • Tuesday, November 29, 2005
    The bodies of world-famous South African opera star Deon van der Walt and his father have been found on their wine estate near Paarl after what seems to have been a murder/suicide.
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  • Monday, November 29, 2004
    The reigning Tri-Nations champions, the Springboks, beats out France for the team-of-the year award. Jake White is named coach of the year.
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  • Monday, November 29, 2004
    Schalk Burger, flank forward AJ Venter, centre Gcobani Bobo and uncapped winger, Jongikhaya Nokwe are released to play for the Barbarians on the following Saturday.
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  • Monday, November 29, 2004
    Lawsuits seeking more than $400bn in damages from US corporations for victims of apartheid in South Africa are tossed out by US District Judge John E. Sprizzo who says the claims border on the frivolous.
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  • Sunday, November 29, 1998
    Three tourists from overseas are killed in a bus accident on the Robinson Pass, Western Cape.
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    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Thursday, November 29, 2001
    Representatives of the diamond industry and more than thirty governments agree to certify all legitimate shipments of rough diamonds in an unprecedented effort to weed out the trade in gems that has been used to fund civil wars in Africa.
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  • Friday, November 29, 1996
    A document released in Cape Town, discloses that SA ministers condoned the murder of Black demonstrators during the 1976 riots.
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    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Saturday, November 29, 1997
    The SA rugby team beats England 29-11 in Twickenham.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Tuesday, November 29, 1994
    The H F Verwoerd Dam in the Orange Free State has been renamed the Gariep Dam with immediate effect, Water Affairs and Forestry minister Kader Asmal announces in Pretoria.  The names of eleven other dams are also changed to indigenous names.
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  • Wednesday, November 29, 1995
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu is appointed as chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau
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  • Friday, November 29, 1991
    Red Cross says clan battles in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu have killed more than 1 000 people.
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  • Monday, November 29, 1971
    The General Assembly adopts resolution 2775 D (XXVI) calling for a boycott of sports teams selected in violation of the Olympic principle of non-discrimination. It also condemns the establishment of Bantustans and forced removals of African people.
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    • Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds)(1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood.

  • Thursday, November 29, 1984
    The NP retains three House of Assembly seats in by-elections, with reduced majorities, losing ground to right-wing parties opposed to the new Constitution.
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    • Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds)(1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood.

  • Tuesday, November 29, 1988
    SA President's Council rejects a concept bill, which would have led to stricter apartheid's enforcement.
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    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Sunday, November 29, 1970
    President Felix Houphouet-Boigny, CÁ´te d'Ivoire, is re-elected for a third term.
  • Monday, November 29, 1965
    Military coup takes place in Dahomey (now Benin) led by Colonel Christophe Soglo.
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    • Bute, E.L. & Harmer, H.J.P. (1997). The Black Handbook, London: Cassell.

  • Saturday, November 29, 1969
    The International Convention on Civil liability for Oil Pollution Damage, as well as the International Convention Relating to Intervention in the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, both to which SA is a party, are signed in Brussels.
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    • Burger, D. (ed)(2002). South Africa Yearbook 2001/02, Pretoria: GCIS, p. 222

  • Monday, November 29, 1965
    The Automobile Association of SA (AA) takes over the Royal Automobile Club (RAC), founded in 1901.
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    • Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds)(1970). Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 7, p. 589

  • Thursday, November 29, 1962
    President Swart appoints a one-man commission, Mr Justice J.H. Snyman, to inquire into the riots in Paarl, CP.
    References:
    • Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds)(1970). Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 10, p. 459; Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds)(1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood.

  • Sunday, November 29, 1964
    Several hundred thousand people demonstrate in Beijing against United States involvement in the Congo, calling it aggression.
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  • Saturday, November 29, 1958
    Eleven more people are sentenced to death for their part in Nigerian political riots in March, bringing the number up to forty-eight.
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  • Tuesday, November 29, 1949
    Mduduzi (Dudu) Kunene, anaesthetist, chair of Siltek Ltd and deputy chair of Kunene Bros Holdings, is born in Boksburg.
    References:
    • Hayes, S. (ed)(2000).  Who's Who of Southern Africa 2001..., Graighall: Jonathan Ball.

  • Thursday, November 29, 1956
    Tripartite Invasion of the Suez Canal Zone is officially ended under pressure from the UN.
  • Friday, November 29, 1929
    The Transvaal University College becomes the Pretoria University.
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    • ---, (2005). 'Pretoria 1855-2005: Chronologie 1798-1935', Bylaag tot Rekord.

  • Tuesday, November 29, 1932
    Johann Christiaan Kriegler, Judge of the Constitutional Court and former chairman of the Electoral Commission is born in Pretoria.
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    • Hayes, S. (ed)(2000).  Who's Who of Southern Africa 2001..., Graighall: Jonathan Ball.

  • Wednesday, November 29, 1922
    Archaeologists announce they have found fabulous treasures in the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt.
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  • Thursday, November 29, 1900
    Anglo-Boer War 2: The Battle of Renosterkop takes place between forces under Major-General Paget and Gen. B. Viljoen.
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    • Cloete, P.G. (2000). The Anglo-Boer War: a chronology, Pretoria: Lapa
    •  Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Thursday, November 29, 1900
    Anglo-Boer War 2: Lord Kitchener succeeds Lord Roberts as commander-in-chief of the British forces in SA and Lord Roberts succeeds Wolseley as commander-in chief of the British army. SA National Museum of Military History. (1999). Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902, Johannesburg: The Museum.)
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Thursday, November 29, 1894
    François Petrus (Toon) van den Heever, SA poet and justice-president, is born in the district of Heidelberg, Tvl.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Thursday, November 29, 1810
    The British land a major force on l'Ile de France and capture the island from the French. They revert to the name Mauritius.
    References:
    • Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds)(1970). Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 7, p. 255

  • Monday, November 29, 1869
    The Theological Seminary of the Reformed Church is opened in Burgersdorp, CC.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Sunday, November 29, 1789
    The pulpit of the Groote Kerk, made by Anton Anreith, is inaugurated in Cape Town.
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    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau