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The National Museum: Where history comes alive

With the National Museum being driven by excellence, professionalism, respect, cooperation, team work, commitment and passion, one cannot help but think about the history...

The year that changed history

The year 1968 was described by The Guardian a few years ago as the year that changed history, a "year of seismic social and...

On this day in history: 26 March

Die Burger published the term 'Apartheid' for the first time. Friday, March 26, 1943 On 26 March 1942, an article was published by an Afrikaner political...

On this day in history: 20 February

Friday, 20 February 1925 Justin Alexander la Guma was born in District Six, Cape Town, on 20 February 1925. His father, Jimmy La Guma, was...

On this day in history: 13 February

Monday, 13 February 1713 A smallpox epidemic struck the refreshment station at the Cape, after arriving with the crew on a Dutch ship. The disease...

On this day in history: 12 February

Wednesday, 12 February 1862 Sir Thomas Cullinan was born in the The Cape Colony in 1862. He settled in Barberton, before moving to Johannesburg in...

On this day in history: 08 February

Tuesday, 08 February 1881 During the Anglo-Boer War 1 –  also called Transvaal War of Independence or Anglo-Transvaal War – a Boer force of about...

On this day in history: 05 February

Monday, February 5, 1900 Anglo-Boer War 2: Gen. Redvers Buller conquered Vaalkrans at the Tugela river, but shelling from both sides continued and the British...

On this day in history: 30 January

Monday, 30 January 1899 Dr Max Theiler, first South African to receive the Nobel Prize, was born in Pretoria in 1899. He studied medicine at the...

On this day in history : 29 January

Monday, January 29, 1940 The Reunited National Party (Herenigde Nasionale Party of Volksparty) was founded by the followers of D.F. Malan and J.B.M. Hertzog.   Sunday, January...

On this day in History: 24 January

Thursday, January 24, 1878 Cable communication was established between England and the Cape. Thursday, January 24, 1901 Anglo-Boer War 2: Emily Hobhouse, English nurse who visited the...

On this day in history: 22 January

Sunday, 22 January 1837 Piet Retief completed the manifesto that set out the reasons why the Voortrekkers were leaving the Cape Colony. It was published...

For the love of reading

An English and History teacher at Kgato Primary School in Rocklands, Mangaung, Tshepang-Tejako Leepile, firmly believes that reading can change lives and is determined...

The past coming to life

“A nation without a past is a lost nation, and a people without a past is a people without a soul.” – These words...

Today, 41 years ago, Christian Institute protested against travel restrictions

The Christian Institute of Southern Africa (CI) appealed to Prime Minister John Vorster, asking him to reconsider the withdrawal of the confiscation of the...

Today in History

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...

Today in History

Here are some of the events that took place on this day, within the South African history.  1975    Penny Heyns, South African swimming star, is...

Today in History

1988   Mother Teresa arrives in SA to establish a missionary home for HIV/AIDS sufferers Mother Teresa was born in Albania and at a young age...