On This Day: What happened on 30 November?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 30 November, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 30 NOVEMBER

1954 | D.F Malan retired as Prime Minister of South Africa and was succeeded by J.G Strydom.

1981 | Bulelani Ngcuka is arrested and jailed for refusing to testify in the political trial of Patrick Maqubele.

1993 | The South African government signs the Investment Incentive Agreement with the United States of America.

2004 | Patricia de Lille takes the stand at the Durban High Court to testify against Schabir Shaik, a Durban businessman who was charged with fraud and corruption charges.

2012 | Ilyushin Il-76 a cargo airline crashes in Congo, killing 32 people.

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DEATHS

2005 | South African cricketer, Denis Lindsay (66)

2011 | South African disabled rights activist, Vic Finkelstein (73)

2013 | Congolese singer and songwriter, Tabu Ley Rochereau (76)

BIRTHDAYS

1937 | Tunisian footballer, Abdelmajid Tlemçani

1951 | South African actor, Ian Roberts

1961 | Nigerian sprinter, Innocent Egbunike

SPORT

1996 | Gary Kirsten follows his 1st innings of 102 with 133 as the Proteas win the second Test against India by 329 runs in Kolkata.

2006 | Mahlatse "Chiliboy" Ralepelle leads the Springboks against a World XV in England becoming the first black captain of the Springboks.

2006 | Mahlatse “Chiliboy” Ralepelle leads the Springboks against a World XV in England becoming the first black captain of the Springboks.

ENTERTAINMENT

1982 | ‘Thriller’ Michael Jackson’s album is released worldwide. 

2004 | Brenda Fassie’s “Greatest Hits Album’ released.

AFRICA FACT

More than 25% of all languages are spoken in Africa only. More than 2 000 languages spoken are recognised on the continent.

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Presh JM Reporter

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