Gesina Christina Jooste, 1897–
|Birth|| June 13, 1897|
Citation details: Marriage: Hugh Arthur EVA and Memory HUGO (1956), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK1-3VK?cc=2821281 : 18 March 2021), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 7 Mar 2022
Bubonic plagueFebruary 1, 1901 (aged 3 years)
Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
Second Boer Warfrom October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 4 years)
South African Republicfrom 1852 to 1902 (aged 4 years)
Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Trans…
The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Orange Free Statefrom 1854 to 1902 (aged 4 years)
Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer…
The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province.
Pneumonic plagueFebruary 1904 (aged 6 years)
Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Tuberculosis1906 (aged 8 years)
Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Union of South AfricaMay 31, 1910 (aged 12 years)
Note: Union of South Africa established.
Smallpox1912 (aged 14 years)
Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cas…
Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban.
World War Ifrom July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 21 years)
Spanish flu1918 (aged 20 years)
Note: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit…
An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world.
Louis Bothafrom May 31, 1910 to August 27, 1919 (aged 22 years)
Jan Christiaan Smutsfrom September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 27 years)
Wall Street CrashOctober 1929 (aged 32 years)
Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression i…
The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century.
James Barry Munnik Hertzogfrom June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 42 years)
World War IIfrom September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 48 years)
Jan Christiaan Smutsfrom September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 50 years)
Daniel Francois Malanfrom June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 57 years)
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdomfrom November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 61 years)
|Death of a husband||Jacob Jacobus Hugo|
October 22, 1959 (aged 62 years) Age: 67 years
Address: Colin Gordon Verpleeginrigting, Johannesburg
Citation details: Death registration: Jacob Jacobus HUGO (1959), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91P-GR1Z?cc=3732506 : 16 December 2020), > image 1 of 1; National Archives, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa : accessed 7 Mar 2022
Rand adoptedFebruary 14, 1961 (aged 63 years)
Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand.
Republic of South AfricaMay 31, 1961 (aged 63 years)
Note: South Africa becomes a republic.
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerdfrom September 2, 1958 to September 6, 1966 (aged 69 years)
Balthazar Johannes Vorsterfrom September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (aged 81 years)
Pieter Willem Bothafrom October 9, 1978 to September 14, 1984 (aged 87 years)
Pieter Willem Bothafrom September 14, 1984 to August 15, 1989 (aged 92 years)
|Executive President (acting)|
Jan Christiaan Heunisfrom January 19, 1989 to March 15, 1989 (aged 91 years)
Nelson Mandela released from prisonFebruary 11, 1990 (aged 92 years)
First General ElectionsApril 27, 1994 (aged 96 years)
Frederik Willem de Klerkfrom August 15, 1989 to May 10, 1994 (aged 96 years)
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandelafrom May 10, 1994 to June 14, 1999 (aged 102 years)
Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbekifrom June 14, 1999 to September 24, 2008 (aged 111 years)
Kgalema Petrus Motlanthefrom September 25, 2008 to May 9, 2009 (aged 111 years)
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zumafrom May 9, 2009 to February 14, 2018 (aged 120 years)