1867 Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley. 1867 Diamond mining begins in Griqualand West. 1872 ...read more
1602 20 March, The Dutch East India Company (VOC) comes into being. 1652 Jan van Riebeeck, a representative of the ...read more
1910 First general election that followed the establishment of the Union of South Africa. Only White males had the ...read more
1768 Industrial Revolution: Hargreaves perfects his spinning jenny. 1769     Industrial Revolution ...read more
The outbreak of the First World War was precipitated by the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Franz ...read more
The first treason trial in South African history post apartheid regime is under way amid high security at the Pretoria ...read more
1906 The African National Congress (ANC) sends a delegation to the UK in response to the implementation of new land ...read more
1602 Chamber Representatives of the Netherlands Parliament grant a founding charter to the Dutch East India Company to ...read more
1500-1800 This period is marked by the advent and growth of the Atlantic Slave Trade affecting West Africa, Central ...read more