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Monday, July 20, 1987

Rikhado Makhado, stage name Riky Rick, was born in the KwaMashu township of northern Durban, KwaZulu Natal on 20 July 1987.[i] He is a South African musician, music producer and actor.

This article was produced by South African History Online on 10-Jan-2018

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  • Thursday, July 20, 2006
    Trade union Solidarity reveals that about 30% of people killed in farm attacks are workers and between 14 000 and 30 000 have left farms in the past twenty years because of attacks.
  • Thursday, July 20, 2006
    News 24 reports that the all-girls choir of Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool in Pretoria won first place and gold in the folklore with instrumental accompaniment category of the World Choir Games held in Xiamen, China. Several other SA schools won silver medals.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2005
    Springbok rugby coach Jake White selects a record six players of colour in his starting line-up ¬ and nine in his squad of twenty-two players ¬ for the deciding Test against Australia for the Mandela Challenge trophy to be played on 23 July at Ellispark.
  • Tuesday, July 20, 2004
    This Day reports Premier S'bu Ndebele of KwaZulu-Natal has set up an urgent investigation into bombs discovered in the legislature building in Ulundi.
    References:
    • This Day, Tuesday July 20, 2004, p. 1

  • Tuesday, July 20, 2004
    This Day reports the controversial Communal Land Rights Act, transferring about 13 million hectares of state-owned land to individuals or traditional councils, has been signed into law.
    References:
    • This Day, Tuesday July 20, 2004, p. 2

  • Tuesday, July 20, 2004
    Agri South Africa, SA agricultural union, celebrates its 100th birthday.
    References:
    • SABC, News Bulletin

  • Thursday, July 20, 2000
    The Minister for Safety and Security imposes a moratorium on the release of crime statistics because of dissatisfaction with the unreliability of crime statistics.
    References:
    • Burger, D. (ed)(2002). South Africa Yearbook 2001/02, Pretoria: GCIS, p. 451

  • Monday, July 20, 1998
    Adriaan Vlok, former minister of Law and Order and Gen. Johan van der Merwe, former police commissioner, tells the TRC former Pres. F.W. de Klerk knew in 1994 about the bomb plantings.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Monday, July 20, 1998
    Nigeria's new military leader, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, announces plans for elections and a civilian president by May.
  • Saturday, July 20, 1996
    The SA rugby team loses 11-15 against New Zealand in Christchurch.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Saturday, July 20, 1996
    Hutu rebels attack Tutsi refugees at a camp in Burundi, killing some 320 people, mostly women and children.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 1994
    President Nelson Mandela pays his first state visit to a foreign country (Mozambique) as President of South Africa.
    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

  • Wednesday, July 20, 1994
    SA signs agreement concerning the establishment of a Joint Permanent Commission for Co-operation with the government of Mozambique.
    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, July 20, 1992
    A South African team of ninety-five leaves for the Barcelona Olympics, the first in which the country has been allowed to participate since the Rome Olympics in 1960.
  • Saturday, July 20, 1991
    Pepsi Mahlangu, returned exile, is shot and killed by an unknown gunman in KwaThema, PWV.
    References:
    • Coleman, M. (ed)(1998). A Crime Against Humanity: analysing the repression of the apartheid state, Johannesburg: Human Rights Committee, p. 253.

  • Wednesday, July 20, 1988
    South Africa, Angola and Cuba formally accept the principles of an Angola/Namibia peace plan. The three countries, in separate statements, announce their agreement on the withdrawal of foreign troops from Angola and independence for South West Africa/Namibia. The date of the signing of the agreement is given as 8 and 18 August by three other sources.
    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
    •  https://www.news24.com/News24/On_this_day/On_this_day/0,,2-1602-1492_155...

  • Monday, July 20, 1987
    SA signs an agreement with the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros relating to the basic conditions governing the secondment of officials to, and the recruitment of other personnel by South Africa on behalf of the government of the Republic of the Comoros.
    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, July 20, 1987
    Some 6500 workers strike at Iscor's Vanderbijlpark plant over management's offer of a 34c-an-hour increase. The union is demanding 75c.
  • Thursday, July 20, 1978
    In reaction to further deaths of people in police detention, ten policemen have been suspended from duty and six have been charged with murder.
    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

  • Wednesday, July 20, 1977
    Mary Agard (Mamie) Pocock, algologist and botanist, who was commemorated in many plant names, dies in Grahamstown.
    References:
    • Verwey, E.J. (ed)(1995). New Dictionary of South African Biography, v.1, Pretoria: HSRC.

  • Tuesday, July 20, 1976
    In more than seventy townships, a further series of disturbances (20 July – 19 August) occur, leading to considerable destruction of property and loss of life. These riots are apparently now organised by militant youths, demanding change and liberation.
  • Friday, July 20, 1973
    The Minister of Coloured Affairs announces that the government has decided to appoint a judicial commission to investigate student grievances and conduct at the University of the Western Cape, closed between 11 June and 15 July 1973, following various demands and protests.
    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, July 20, 1970
    The British Foreign Secretary, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, makes a statement in the House of Commons on the question of arms for South Africa, emphasising the vital importance of the sea routes around South Africa.
    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, July 20, 1970
    The minister of mines announces that SA scientists under Drs A.J.A. Roux and W.L. Grant have developed a new method to enrich uranium and SA is building a pilot plant for this process.
    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

  • Wednesday, July 20, 1966
    SA signs a parcel post agreement with the Netherlands.
    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

  • Wednesday, July 20, 1938
    Margaret van der Post, SA soprano, is born.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Thursday, July 20, 1916
    WWI: Only three SA officers and 140 men march out of Delville Wood. Six days earlier, on moving in, the strength of the brigade was 3 433. In 1920 the SA government bought the wood and erected a monument.
    References:
    • Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds)(1970). Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 3, p. 638

  • Thursday, July 20, 1922
    The League of Nations agrees to award former German colonies as mandates: Tanganyika (which formed the greater part of the German colony Deutsche Ostafrika, became independent in 1961 Tanzania in 1961) to Britain, the greater part of the colony of Togo to France (became independent as Togo in 1960), the lesser part of Togo as Togoland to the British (eventually became part of Ghana in 1957) and the German colony of Kamerun to the French as Cameroun (eventually became Cameroon in 1960) and to the British as British Cameroon North (became Nigeria in 1961) and British Cameroon South (eventually joined with Cameroon in 1961).
  • Monday, July 20, 1903
    Morocco grants France control of frontier police.
  • Saturday, July 20, 1901
    Anglo-Boer War 2: President Kruger's wife, Gezina, dies in Pretoria.
    References:
    • Cloete, P.G. (2000). The Anglo-Boer War: a chronology, Pretoria: Lapa.

  • Saturday, July 20, 1901
    Anglo-Boer War 2: At Paardekop, in the Gatsrand, near Vereeniging, General J.C. Smuts and a small party are surprised in their sleep. His Black orderly, Kleinbooi, is shot and killed but Gen. Smuts manages to get away by shouting orders in English and stealing away on bare feet. He later retrieves all the documents he has had to leave behind in the dark.
    References:
    • Cloete: The Anglo-Boer War: a chronology

  • Saturday, July 20, 1901
    Anglo-Boer War 2: Boer General C.J. Spruyt is killed in action while attempting to cross the railway line between Val Station and Vlaklaagte on his way to invade Natal.
    References:
    • Cloete: The Anglo-Boer War: a chronology

  • Saturday, July 20, 1901
    Gezina Kruger (70), wife of Pres. Paul Kruger, dies while he is in exile in Switzerland.
    References:
    • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

  • Friday, July 20, 1888
    The Nieuwe Republiek, established in northern Natal on land awarded to burghers by Dinizulu, after helping him to conquer Zinhebhu and succeeding Cetshwayo as Zulu king, is incorporated on its request by the ZAR because of financial problems, and becomes the district of Vryheid.
    References:
    • Swart: Afrikaanse Kultuuralmanak

  • Sunday, July 20, 1856
    Sekonyela, chief of the Batlokwa, dies in the Wittebergen Reserve, Herschel district.
    References:
    • Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds)(1970). Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 9, p. 576