Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 03 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
1991 | The Windhoek Declaration which is a statement of press freedom is signed by African newspaper journalists.
2018 | Sibanye-Stillwater mine collapse causing the deaths of four miners, six hospitalised and three still trapped underground.
2019 | Nedbank created over 3 000 jobs for young people through the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative.
2019 | Nelson Mandela’s drawing of the door of his prison cell on Robben Island where he was held for 18 years was sold in New York for $112,575.
2020 | Lindiwe Sisulu, South African Water and Sanitation Minister placed the Amatola Water Board under legal administration.
2017 | Zimbabwean judge and politician, Godfrey Chidyausiku (70)
2018 | Mozambican politician & opposition leader (RENAMO), Alfonso Dhlakama (65)
2018 | South African-Canadian geologist and palaeontologist, H. Basil S. Cooke (102)
2019 | Congolese musician, Mose Se Sengo (73)
1963 | South African artist, Sfiso Ka-Mkame
1973 | South African comedian, John Vlismas
1973 | South African comedian, Ben Voss
1990 | South African golfer, Paula Reto
2015 | Chelsea won the English Premier League title by defeating Crystal Palace 1-0.
1913 | The first full-length Indian film, Raja Harishchandra, is released and marked the beginning of the Indian film industry.
2018 | India’s National Film Awards posthumously recognize Sridevi Kapoor, Best Actress for “Mum” and Vinod Khanna receives the Dadasaheb Phalke award.
Al’Aziziyah in Libya is the hottest place in the world.