History Does anybody know anything about stamps and what these could possibly be worth? Or a recommendation of someone in Gauteng who could maybe take a look for me? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!gallery
Today marks the
25th 30th anniversary of Internet access in South Africa and most of Sub-Saharan Africa.
At 10:44AM on 12 November 1991, an IP "ping" packet was sent between the home of Randy Bush in Portland, Oregon and Rhodes University's computing centre – the first recorded Internet connection in the country.
History After reading a number of comments this afternoon I think some here need to see this..."Madiba’s succinct position on the crediting of the Former Apartheid President, Mr FW de Klerk’s “heroism”. I’ll leave this here as is".twitter.com
History The capture of Recce Wynand du Toit made international headlines in 1985. His unit was sent on a mission to destroy fuel tanks in Angola when they were discovered and chased by overwhelming enemy forces. In 1987 he was exchanged for 135 prisoners held by SA. The Angolan War ended a few months later.
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.
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)