This week in history: 10th – 16th August

This Week in History

10 August 1783 – Louis Trichardt, Voortrekker leader, is born near Oudtshoorn 225 years ago. read more

11 August 1963 – Four political detainees escape from Pretoria Central prison in one of the most dramatic escapes in SA history read more

12 August 1883 – The last Quagga dies in captivity read more

13 August 1814 – The Cape Colony is ceded to Britain read more

14 August 1882 – Cetshwayo, travels to London to request that he should be restored as a king of the Zulu Kingdom read more

15 August 2004 – The 4 x 100m men’s relay team win the gold medal for SA at the Olympic Games in Athens read more

16 August 1924 – The first radio licence in SA is issued to Dr J. van Rensburg of Carnarvon read more


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