These are some of the events that happened on this day, in the South African history.
2005 Janita Claassen (58) SA singer dies of cancer in the Sungarden Hospice in Pretoria.
2005 Dumisani Makhaye (49), the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Local Government, Housing and Traditional Affairs, dies of cancer in Durban.
Also member of the African National Congress (ANC), Makhaye, succumbed to lung cancer at Parklands Hospital, Durban, two days after having been admitted for medical observation. He was the first MEC in the country to pass away in office.
1999 The Springbok rugby team beats England 44-21 on the Stade de France, Paris, in the World Cup quarter-final match, with Jannie de Beer setting a new world record by succeeding in five drop-goals, five penalty goals and two goal kicks.
1998 For the first time the world-champion South African rugby team accepts a Black player.
1992 The SA rugby team loses the second test against France 16-29 in Paris, thereby losing the series.
1992 In a joint statement, Government and the PAC say they agreed on the urgent need for the establishment of a more representative forum, which would decide on transitional arrangements leading to a new Constitution.
1987 At least twenty-five people are reported to have died in violence between members of the United Democratic Party and Inkatha in Pietermaritzburg during the previous nine days.
1987 National Union of Mineworkers’ leader Cyril Ramaphosa is awarded the Olof Palme prize for “courage and wisdom in the solidarity struggle for human rights and dignity”.
1986 SA signs treaty on on Lesotho Highlands Water Project.
1977 The minister of justice, police and prisons receives a report of a police investigation into Steve Biko’s death and a post-mortem report submitted to the Attorney General of the Transvaal and signed by Professor Johan Loubser, Chief State Pathologist, by Professor I.W. Simpson (University of Pretoria) and by Jonathan Gluckman (pathologist appointed by the Biko family) whose findings are unanimous. Death has been caused by extensive brain damage. Biko has sustained at least a dozen injuries between eight days and twelve hours before his death.
Compiled By: REFILWE GAESWE