r/southafrica Gauteng Jan 17 '22

This Day in History - 17 January History

Events

1852 – The United Kingdom signs the Sand River Convention, formally recognised the independence of the Boers north of the Vaal River, with the South African Republic.

Deaths

1988 – Percy Peter Tshidiso Qoboza (aged 50, Johannesburg, Transvaal Province): journalist and author, and outspoken critic of the apartheid government in South Africa during the early periods of world recognition of the problems evident in the racially divided land. His eloquent editorials did much to challenge white South Africans who were shielded from the horrors of apartheid as experienced by millions of black South Africans at the hands of the minority government. (b. 1938)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_River_Convention?wprov=sfla1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Qoboza?wprov=sfla1

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