Today in History

Events of this day in the South African history/Twitter

Here are some of the events that took place on this day, within the South African history.

1991    The SA Cricket team is re-admitted to international cricket

On 10 November 1991, the South African cricket team, now better known as the Proteas, played their debut on their return to international cricket against India at Calcutta, India.

South Africa was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1970 following a resolution taken against the South African government’s apartheid policy. This led to South Africa playing only against rebel teams from England, Australia and New Zealand, and could field only White players.Players such as Graeme Pollock, Barry Richards and Mike Procter were not part of that decision.

Following the re-admittance by the ICC, the Proteas have gone on to establish themselves as one of the best teams in the world.


1985     Dr. J. S. Moroka dies

Dr. James Sebe Moroka, medical doctor, politician, and great-grandson of Chief Moroka I of the Barolong Boo Moroka in Thaba Nchu the then district of Bophuthatswana, now part of the Free State died in his village of Ratlou. He was an active member of the African National Congress and in 1949 he became its president until 1952.