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Sunday, January 11, 1903

Alan Paton, author of Cry the Beloved Country, is born in Pietermaritzburg.

References:

  • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

 

Monday, January 11, 1904

Samuel Maharero orders all Ovaherero chiefs to take up arms against the Germans. He orders them to “refrain from touching missionaries, English, Basters, Berg-Damaras, Namas and Boers”. There are doubts concerning the date of this order. It is possible that Maharero wrote this letter after the outbreak of the war (around 20 January 1904).

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Friday, January 11, 1974

Birth of the Rosenkowitz sextuplet in Cape Town, the first in the world where all six babies survive.

References:

  • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

 

Thursday, January 11, 1996

First Executive Deputy President Thabo Mbeki announces the establishment of an independent judicial inquiry to investigate allegations that government ministers and senior police officials are being kept under surveillance by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The National Intelligence Co-ordinating Committee (NICOC) will undertake the investigation.

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, January 11, 1999

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission refuses amnesty to Gideon Nieuwoudt, former police officer, for the death of Steve Biko.

References:

  • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

 

All information taken from  http://www.sahistory.org.za/this_day/11/01