2008 Parliament convenes to consider the resignation of President Thabo Mbeki. Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki resigned as president of the Republic South Africa on Sunday 21 September 2008. Parliament convened on Monday 22 September and accepted his resignation.
2004 Free State born Teboho Mokgalagadi wins gold in the Paralympic Games. George Teboho Mokgalagadi, with his hair dyed golden, won a Paralympic world record gold medal 100m sprint in his first international competition at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece.
1998 Troops from SA and Botswana cross into Lesotho and storm the royal palace.
1990 Dingaan Thobela, lightweight of SA, wins the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) title.
1985 Diederik Johannes Opperman, Afrikaans poet, dramatist, litterateur, and professor of the University of Stellenbosch, dies in Stellenbosch.
1983 The Republic of South Africa Constitution Bill is enacted.
1952 Andries Johannes Botha, SA sculptor, is born in Durban, Natal.
1950 Peter Whipp, SA rugby player, is born.
1828 Shaka Zulu is murdered. Zulu chief and founder of the Zulu empire, is murdered by his two half-brothers Dingane and Mhlangana. Dingane assumes the throne.
Compiled By: REFILWE GAESWE