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Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2011 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
2012 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
2013 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
2014 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
2015 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
2016 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
2017 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
2018 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
2019 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
2020 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12

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2011-07-01, Fri:
This WIKI Website was created/started with the South African CONSUMER in mind.

2011-07-12, Tue:
JMPD (Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department) seizes wire and bead sheep from the Bang & Olufsen Office Premises in Johannesburg, because of 'illegal trading'.

2011-07-13, Wed:

2011-07-14, Thu: MXit holds its own

2011-07-18, Thu: IBM donates the open source code of its Symphony open source office suite to the non-profit Apache Software Foundation.

2011-07-21, Tue:

  • Duncan Allan, 20, a third year BCom student who went missing. A University of Pretoria student has disappeared without a trace, after going to fetch his car from a garage in the city at about 07:20 on Monday morning. He was last seen as he collected his car at Lynnwood Motors in Atterbury Road, Menlo Park, after it had been serviced.
    • His heavily decomposed body was found on 9 August 2011 (after 3 weeks).

2011-07-24, Sun: Yet 2 more Cops have been shot in South Africa. This time on the N3 towards Heidelberg. (1 dead and 1 seriously injured, which brings the total Cops killed to over 40 for this year.)

2011-07-24, Sun: Snow in Queenstown.

2011-07-25, Mon: Van Reenen's Pass closed, due to snow

2011-07-26, Tue: Van Reenen's Pass still closed, due to snow. The Army has now been called-in to help dozens of stranded people on the N3.

2011-07-29, Fri: Donation drive raises R2m for murdered cops' families
Source: Eyewitness News (2011-07-29, 19:00)

A donations drive for the police’s Widows and Orphans Fund saw more than R2 million being pledged in just over 12 hours on Friday.

In the spirit of Lead SA, Talk Radio 702, 567 CapeTalk, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and 94.5 Kfm appealed to people to pledge money to help the families of officers killed in the line of duty.

Cellphone giants Vodacom and MTN both pledged R100,000.

MTN’s Ryan Gold said, “It’s very important to give back where we can and especially for a cause like this where people have been murdered in the line of duty. Their families are kind of left to pick up the pieces – it’s a very emotional situation.”


2011-08-01, Mon:
Two more police officers shot, this time in Police Station in Rosebank, Johannesburg, bringing the number of dead police officers to 57 for the year. 1 shot dead and the the Station Commander seriously injured. Was flown to the Milpark Hospital for Emergency Operation.
The Clark was on the verge of getting retrenched and shot a Captain and the Station Commander before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.

2011-08-02, Tue:
The Gautrain has made it's Maiden Voyage from Hatfield / Pretoria to Rosebank / Johannesburg.

2011-08-04, Thu:
TalkRadio 702 'Train Race' - 702 does the TEST: Car against Gautrain.

2011-08-04, Thu:
The 1st Birthday of Lead SA - Yusuf Abramjee is the grandfather of this idea.

2011-08-09, Tue:

  • The body of Duncan Allan, 20, a third year BCom student who went missing on 21 July 2011 has been found after 3 weeks, 30 km outside Pretoria. The body was heavily decomposed and suicide is suspected, as a hose was found attached to the exhaust and leading into the passenger window. The seat was reclined and he held a bible in his left hand. Nothing from the car was stolen. His cellphone and purse were also found. (Source: TalkRadio 702)

2011-08-10, Wed:
The Gautrain was stopped in it's tracks, between Hatfield and Centurion, only 8 days after its Maiden Voyage** (2011-08-02, Tue), due to CABLE THEFT. All commuters had to be transported by bus.

2011-08-14, Sun: Van Reenen's Pass closed, yet again due to snow, the last time was on 2011-07-26, Tue.

2011-08-15, Mon:

2011-08-16, Wed:
The Gautrain was stopped in it's tracks yet again, from Hatfield until Centurion, only 6 days after the first incidence of CABLE THEFT (2011-08-10, Wed). All commuters had to be transported by bus.

2011-08-23, Tue:
Johannesburg, Hospital patient climbs out the window on the 9th floor and jumps down (suicide), as she apparently did not get pain medication she requested, for her pain due to complications after a colon operation.

2011-08-24, Wed:
Bus Accident in the Cape causes 15 deaths, 14 dead children and the bus driver. The bus transported 52 children but was only licensed for 32 passengers.
- Last year to the date, there was that Taxi accident where the Taxi went through the train crossing killing 10 children, in Cape Town.


2011-09-05, Mon:
Koeberg II, South Africa's Nuclear Reactor, shuts down - automatically due to a problem, which still needs to be investigated.


2011-09-06, Tue:
The Gautrain has problems yet again, this time between Rosebank and the Airport.


2011-09-12, Tue:
Tshwane Metro deputy chief Ndumiso Jaca's wheels parked at police HQ. @barrybateman reports…


2011-09-13, Wed:
Lonehill: Taxi driver involved in hit and drag case is expected to face charges of attempted murder and reckless and negligent driving. GN
The driver of the taxi that dragged a 25 year woman for several hundred meters has opened a case of assault against her fiancee GN


2011-09-15, Thu:
Moloto Road: Family of 4 dead in smash. Apparently baby on moms lap (1 year old, decapitated), 3 year old on passenger seat and father in back at the time. BB



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