On This Day: What happened on 03 May?

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.

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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.


Presh JM Reporter

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