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Tuesday, July 9, 1991

After being banned from the Olympic games for 21 years, the Olympics Committee ends it ban on participation by South Africa. This allowed South African athletes to compete in the 1992 summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. [1]

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This article was produced by South African History Online on 10-Apr-2017

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  • Monday, July 9, 2007
    Anna Boshoff (75), second eldest child of the late Dr H.F. Verwoerd and his wife Betsie, dies in the Kimberley-Medi-Clinic. She was married to Dr Carel Boshoff.
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  • Sunday, July 9, 2000
    Police fire tear gas at unruly fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that kills twelve people.
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  • Tuesday, July 9, 1996
    Pres. Nelson Mandela leaves for England on his first state visit to that country (9 – 13 July).
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau
    •  https://africanhistory.about.com/

  • Sunday, July 9, 1995
    Ex-Police Commissioner General Johan van der Merwe implicates Deputy President F.W. de Klerk in being informed about a 'dirty tricks' campaign waged against the ANC to undermine it between 1990 and the 1994 election.
    References:
    • 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

  • Saturday, July 9, 1994
    The SA rugby team loses the first test in Dunedin against New Zealand 14-22.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Thursday, July 9, 1992
    Bafana Bafana, the SA soccer team, loses against Cameroon 1-2 in a home match.
    References:
    • (2004). Footballer of the decade: Bafana Bafana record. Kick Off. Special ed. 1994-2004, p. 10

  • Thursday, July 9, 1992
    Chief Julius Matatu, former Transkei minister and prominent traditional leader, is shot and killed at his home in Mqanduli, Transkei.
    References:
    • Coleman, M. (ed)(1998). A Crime Against Humanity: analysing the repression of the apartheid state, Johannesburg: Human Rights Committee, p. 255.

  • Tuesday, July 9, 1991
    The British actors' union, Equity, decides to retain its ban on the sale of television and other recorded material to South Africa.
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  • Tuesday, July 9, 1991
    SA, suspended since 1964, rejoins the International Olympic Committee and is allowed to take part in the next Olympic Games to be held in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Saturday, July 9, 1988
    A Venda schoolteacher, Mr Mkosi Mavhina, is found hanging from a tree 20km from his home. A post-mortem examination reveals that he died from asphyxia caused by hanging. Pupils insist that he had died as result of a ritual murder and that the Venda administration was responsible for his death. After his burial on 23 July, they started a class boycott. Two weeks later students of the University of Venda joined them.
    References:
    • South African Institute of Race Relations. (1989). Race Relations Survey 1988/89, Johannesburg: South African Institute of Race Relations, p. 95

  • Thursday, July 9, 1987
    Sixty-one White South Africans, mainly from the Afrikaans community, meet the ANC in Dakar (9-12 July), in search of a democratic alternative for South Africa. Eric Mntonga, an IDASA official, who organised this meeting, is found stabbed to death.
    References:
    • 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, July 9, 1987
    Mozambique and the Soviet Union reject the findings of the Margo Commission on the air disaster in which Pres. Samora Machel was killed.   The Commission found that the accident was caused by an error of the crew and was not lured off course by a decoy beacon as alleged.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau
    •  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).
    •  https://www.anc.org.za/

  • Wednesday, July 9, 1986
    The Minister of Home Affairs of KwaNdebele, Piet Ntuli, is killed in a car bomb explosion in the homeland. The date of this event is also given as 19 July 1986 and 29 July 1986.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau
    •  https://www.dispatch.co.za/

  • Monday, July 9, 1984
    SA signs Protocol amending the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas.
    References:
    • 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, July 9, 1985
    Chad and Zaire sign an agreement on military co-operation.
    References:
    • Bute: The Black Handbook

  • Monday, July 9, 1984
    Professor Arthur Edward Herbert Bleksley, mathematician and astronomer, dies in Johannesburg.
    References:
    • Sonderling, N.E. (ed.) (1999). New Dictionary of South African Biography, v.2, Pretoria: Vista.

  • Friday, July 9, 1976
    Uganda asks the United Nations (UN) to condemn the Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe.
  • Friday, July 9, 1971
    Some 2 000 men storm King Hassan's birthday party in Morocco, killing 100 people in an attempted coup; the king survives.
    References:
    • The Star July 9 2004. Milestones.

  • Tuesday, July 9, 1968
    The University Christian Movement 's (UCM) Second Annual Conference, held at Stutterheim (9-15 July), is attended by 150 students (majority non-White), faculties and chaplains.

  • Thursday, July 9, 1959
    A Royal Air Force Valiant under Wing Commander M.J. Beetham sets a new record for the London-Cape Town flight, completing the journey in 11 hours 27 minutes.
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  • Friday, July 9, 1948
    A month-long cease-fire ends in the Middle East as Egypt attacks Israeli positions by air. At the same time Iraq attacks by land.
  • Friday, July 9, 1948
    Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph, SA composer, is born.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Monday, July 9, 1934
    The Hitler youth movement is prohibited in South-West Africa.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Sunday, July 9, 1933
    The Executive of the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets in Durban and appoints S.R. Naidoo as the SAIC's nominee to the Young Committee. Albert Christopher, Manilal Gandhi and P.R. Pather, arguing for non-cooperation with the Committee, strongly condemn the appointment.

  • Friday, July 9, 1915
    WWI: Dr Theodore Seitz, governor of German South West Africa, surrenders at the farm Khorab, between Otavi and Tsumeb, to Gen. Louis Botha.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau SESA, v. 11, p. 509
    •  Muller, C.F.J. (ed)(1981). Five Hundred years: a history of South Africa; 3rd rev. ed., Pretoria: Academica, p. 403.

  • Tuesday, July 9, 1901
    Anglo-Boer War 2: 'Long Cecil', the gun designed and manufactured by G.F. Labram and used by the British during the siege, is taken from Kimberley by train to be exhibited during the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, later King George V and Queen Mary.
    References:
    • Cloete: The Anglo-Boer War: a chronology
    •  Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds)(1970). Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 6, p. 513

  • Monday, July 9, 1900
    Anglo-Boer War 2: Lieutenant General Hunter and Brigadier-General Sir Hector A. MacDonald arrive at Bethlehem, OFS. Hunter takes over command of all the British forces in the north-eastern Free State.
    References:
    • Cloete: The Anglo-Boer War: a chronology

  • Sunday, July 9, 1893
    George Christopher Cato (79), Natal pioneer and first mayor of Durban, dies in the city.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Wednesday, July 9, 1890
    Prof. Johannes Cornelis van Rooy, chairman of the FAK 1941-1951, is born in Steynsburg, Karoo.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Monday, July 9, 1888
    Death of President J.H. Brand of the Orange Free State.
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  • Friday, July 9, 1847
    Sister Henrietta Stockdale, nursing pioneer in SA, is born in Nottinghamshire, England.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Tuesday, July 9, 1737
    Georg Schmidt, first Protestant missionary (Moravian Brethren) in SA, who established a mission station under the Hottentots, arrives in Table Bay.
    References:
    • Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds)(1970). Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 9, p. 515

  • Monday, July 9, 2012
    International Small Arms Destruction Day.