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Saturday, June 18, 1977

Riaad Moosa was born in Cape Town on 18 June 1977. He has won numerous awards as a comedian, presenter, writer and actor.

This article was produced by South African History Online on 12-Jan-2018

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  • Sunday, June 18, 2006
    Tristam Burrell, one of the SA's most-experienced paragliders, is electrocuted when his powered trike hits powerlines. His passenger is injured.
    References:

  • Sunday, June 18, 2000
    Ethiopia and Eritrea sign a cease-fire, ending their month-long war.
  • Thursday, June 18, 1998
    The game between the Bafana Bafana, SA soccer team, and Denmark ends in a tie with the score 1-1.
    References:
    • ---, (2004). 'Lucas Radebe: Footballer of the Decade,' Kick Off 1994-2004, Special Edition, p. 10

  • Sunday, June 18, 1995
    A private plane carrying the Angolan soccer team crashes in Luanda, Angola, killing forty-eight people.
  • Tuesday, June 18, 1991
    A new Algerian government takes office, replacing one sacked on June 5 after fundamentalist unrest.
  • Friday, June 18, 1982
    The Government Gazette publishes a Proclamation by which the forty-two-member KaNgwane Legislative Assembly is dissolved, and, together with the Ingwavuma district, placed under the direct control of the Department of Cooperation and Development, despite the opposition of the great majority of the Legislative Assembly.
    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, June 18, 1981
    ILO General Conference in Geneva condemns apartheid as degrading, criminal and inhuman, and decides to give assistance to South African liberation movements.

  • Wednesday, June 18, 1980
    The Netherlands Parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of an oil embargo on South Africa.

  • Wednesday, June 18, 1980
    Renewed rioting occurs in the Cape (18-19 June). Criminal elements in the Coloured community are blamed. Official figures report twenty-nine dead and 141 injured. Damage to shops and businesses runs into millions of rand.
    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

  • Monday, June 18, 1979
    Marais Viljoen is inaugurated as SA's fifth state president after the resignation of B.J. Vorster.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Friday, June 18, 1976
    The United Nations Security Council is called into session at the urgent request of the African states. It issues a unanimous condemnation of South Africa for resorting to massive violence against demonstrators opposing racial discrimination.
    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

  • Friday, June 18, 1976
    The report of the Commission, under chairmanship of Professor Erika Theron, to investigate matters relating to the Coloured community in South Africa, is submitted to the House of Assembly.
    References:
    • Muller, C.F.J. (ed)(1981). Five Hundred years: a history of South Africa; 3rd rev. ed., Pretoria: Academica, p. 542; 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, June 18, 1970
    N.P. van Wyk Louw, Afrikaans poet, dramatist and essayist, dies in Johannesburg.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Wednesday, June 18, 1958
    William Duncan Baxter and Bishop S.W. Lavis are the first receivers of the freedom of the City of Cape Town.
    References:
    • Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds)(1970). Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 2, p. 216

  • Thursday, June 18, 1953
    Egypt becomes a republic with Gen. M. Neguib (also Naguib) as president.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau
    •  https://www.andibradley.com/

  • Thursday, June 18, 1953
    Chief Wessels Mota of the Tlokwa tribe becomes the first chief to accept the institution of a tribal authority.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Monday, June 18, 1951
    Suppression of Communism Act commences. This date is given as the 17 June in another source.
    References:
    • Lodge, T. (1983). Black Politics in South Africa since 1945, Johannesburg: Ravan Press, p. 33.

  • Saturday, June 18, 1949
    Prof. J.J. Smith (65), compiler of the first standard dictionary of the Afrikaans language, dies in Cape Town.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Tuesday, June 18, 1946
    Dr Dadoo flies to Durban to study the situation as White hooligans continue to harass Indian Passive Resisters.

  • Thursday, June 18, 1942
    Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki, State President of SA, is born in Idutywa, Transkei, one of four children of Epainette and Govan Mbeki.
    References:
    • Gastrow: Who's Who in South African Politics

  • Monday, June 18, 1934
    Wilf Rosenberg, SA rugby player, is born.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Saturday, June 18, 1932
    Dr Louis Luyt, SA businessman, politician and former president of the SA Rugby Football Union, is born.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Friday, June 18, 1915
    WWI: The second battle of Artois ends the war. There were huge losses on both sides.
  • Sunday, June 18, 1911
    The first completely SA built aeroplane is flown by John Weston in Kimberley. He establishing a South African non-stop flight record of eight-and-a-half minutes in his Weston-Farman biplane.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Friday, June 18, 1897
    The Scot arrives in Southampton, four days after Barney Barnato was drowned near Madeira.   An immediate inquest into his death concludes that he drowned during a temporary derangement.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Monday, June 18, 1894
    Lord Rosebery, British foreign secretary, formally declares Uganda a British protectorate.
    References:
    • Pakenham, T. (1991). The Scramble for Africa, Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball
    •  https://www.historyhome.co.uk/

  • Thursday, June 18, 1896
    Bernard Mizeki (known as Mamiyeri Mitseki Gwambe) Anglican missionary and African martyr is murdered at his mission in Marandellas, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe.
    References:
    • Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds)(1970). Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 7, p. 476

  • Thursday, June 18, 1891
    Dr Stephanus Johannes du Toit, teacher, chief inspector of schools in the OFS and author, is born in the district of Boshof, OFS.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Thursday, June 18, 1795
    About sixty armed burghers, revolting against the economic and Khoi-Khoi policy of the Company, occupy the drosdy in Swellendam and force landdros A.A. Faure to lay down his office.  It was not a declaration of complete independence, but they repudiated the authority of the Dutch East Company while electing to remain under the Free Republic of the Netherlands.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau
    •  Muller, C.F.J. (ed)(1981). Five Hundred years: a history of South Africa; 3rd rev. ed., Pretoria: Academica, p. 99

  • Monday, June 18, 1668
    Jacob Borghorst succeeds Cornelis van Quaelbergen as commander at the Cape.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau