1989 – Treasure Hunters
After hearing a tale of a mysterious lost treasure, an old man’s family heads off on a perilous journey only to suffer the same fate as the shipwrecked survivors from sixty years ago.
+ Feb 2 An ailing State President Pieter Willem Botha steps down from the leadership of the National Party, but remains state president.
+ Feb 2 Trevor Manuel is released from detention under stringent restriction orders.
+ May 5 Three South African Embassy staff are ordered to leave Britain within 7 days because of the attempted smuggling of a Blowpipe missile.
+ May 17 Tumelo Faith Sindane is born at Zebediela.
+ Date Unknown A grenade is thrown into a Labour Party polling station in Bishop Lavis.
+ November 27 The Hex River Tunnels system is officially opened. The system’s longest tunnel is 13.5 kilometres (8.4 miles) long, the longest railway tunnel in Africa.