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On This Day: What happened on 30 November?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today. Every day is worth remembering.

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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.


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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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)


1937 | Tunisian footballer, Abdelmajid Tlemçani

1951 | South African actor, Ian Roberts

1961 | Nigerian sprinter, Innocent Egbunike


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.

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


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

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


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