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Department holds swine fever awareness campaign

An African Swine Fever awareness campaign is being held today in Bloemfontein by the Department of Agriculture. This comes after reports of numerous outbreaks...

Today, 52 years ago, Lesotho fails to impose sanctions against SA

The leader of the Basutoland National Party, Chief Leabua Jonathan, indicated that Basutoland ( Lesotho) was so economically dependent on South Africa that the...

GALLERY: Today, 53 years ago, Thomas Trevor Motswai , award-winning South...

Thomas Trevor Motswai (known as Tommy) is an award-winning South African artist. He has achieved national and international acclaim. Motswai was born on 27 May...

Today, 50 years ago, Zola Buddformer, SA athlete and World Record...

Zola Budd was born to an Afrikaans family on 26 May 1966 in Bloemfontein. She was one of five children. Budd was especially close...

Today, 76 years ago, the first SAA plane hijacking takes place

The first hijacking of a South African Airways (SAA) plane took place when two men armed with gelignite sticks hijacked a SAA Boeing 727...

Today, 35 years ago, the State Theatre in Pretoria opens

The State theatre in Pretoria opened in 1981 as a non-profit government funded company. The Japanese- influenced building is actually a complex of theatres....

Today, in 1989, Mayor of Welkom, in the Free State, is...

Race relations during the decline of the Apartheid regime were particularly problematic as many Whites felt threatened by the eventuality of a regime change....

Today, in 1974, International Nurses Day was declared by the International...

International nurses day is celebrated around the world every year on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth on 12 May 1820 in Florence,...

Today, in 1958, professional soccer is introduced in SA

In 1958, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) officially recognised the White body of the Football Association of South Africa (FASA) as the sole...

Today, in 1994, Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa’s first...

After South Africa's first national democratic elections in April 1994, Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa's first democratic President at the Union...

Today, 40 years ago, Bram Fischer is sentenced to life imprisonment

Bram Fischer, the former political activist, was arrested in 1964 for being a member of the illegal organisation Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA)....

Top stories for the week

Here are the top stories for Courant news from 1 May 2016 –8 May 2016. Click on the link to open the relevant story. Human skull found at nightclub in...

Today, in 1922, Anna Elizabeth Botha, first lady of SA is...

Anna Elizabeth Botha, born on May 6, 1922 as Anna Elizabeth Rossouw, was the First Lady of South Africa, as the wife of State...

Today, in 1925, Afrikaans is declared an official language in SA

According to Act 8 of 1925, Afrikaans became one of the official languages of South Africa. The development of Afrikaans can be traced to...

Today, in 1960, Robert Sobukwe was sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment

Founding member and president of the Pan Africanist Congress, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, was sentenced to three years' imprisonment for incitement of Blacks to urge...

Women to march through Bloemfontein tomorrow

A file photo of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, one of South Africa's celebrated women. Picture: Supplied.