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||Fanny Knobloch, the first Bahá'í teacher in South Africa, arrives in Cape Town. [BW2:40].
- In her first week she meets Miss Busby who within a very short time is the first person to become a Bahá'í in South Africa.
|Cape Town; South Africa
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Egypt and the Sudan is formed, the first national body in Africa. [BBRSM121; GPB333]
Martha Root gives the first African radio broadcast about the Bahá'í Faith, in Cape Town.
|Egypt; Sudan; Cape Town; South Africa
||NSA; Martha Root
||Shoghi Effendi sails from England to Cape Town and proceeds overland to Cairo. [PP180–1, SETPE1p163]
He travelled through East Africa passing through Rhodesia where he visited the grave of Cecil Rhodes and further north in Rhodesia to see the Victoria Falls.
- He rode as a passenger through part of East Africa with an English hunter and travelled on a train for some five hundred miles.
- He crossed the Nile River through a papyrus swamp on a ferry.
- He was back in Haifa by October. [SETPE1p163]
|United Kingdom; Cape Town; South Africa; Cairo; Egypt; Africa
||Shoghi Effendi, Life of; Shoghi Effendi, Travels of; Shoghi Effendi, Basic timeline; - Basic timeline, Expanded
|1966 12 Dec
||The Hand of the Cause John Robarts departed Africa from Cape Town after a stay of nearly 13 years. They were recalled from their pioneer post by the Universal House of Justice to help Canada win the goals of the Nine Year Plan. The objective was to raise 154 local assemblies by 1973 but the count had fallen from 68 to only 50, eighteen less than the number won during the Ten Year Plan and 104 short of the objective.LNW158
||Cape Town; South Africa; Canada
||John Robarts; Hands of the Cause