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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
||Dorothy Senne becomes the first Bahá'í in South Africa. [BWNS270]
||The Regional Spiritual Assembly of South and West Africa is formed with its seat in Johannesburg, South Africa. [BW13:284]
- Its area of jurisdiction is the Union of South Africa, Basutoland, Zululand, Swaziland, Bechuanaland, South West Africa, Angola, Northern Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Mozambique, Madagascar, Réunion Island, Mauritius and St Helena Island.
|Johannesburg; South Africa
|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
|1985 5 – 8 Apr
||An International Youth Conference to support the United Nations International Youth Year is held in Bophuthatswana, attended by 198 people. [BW19:300]
||Bophuthatswana; South Africa; Africa
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Conferences, International; Youth; International Youth Year
||The National Spiritual Assembly of South Africa made a submission for the drafting of a new constitution.
- The judge that received it, the President of the South African Law Commission, commented that this document stated the Bahá’ís were the only group whose ideas had a spiritual and moral basis for the constitution. [AWH87-8]
|1993 13 Mar
||Three Bahá'ís are assassinated at the Bahá'í Centre in Mdantsane, Ciskei, in a racially-motivated attack. [BW93–4:147–50]
||Mdantsane; Ciskei; South Africa
|1994 Mar 13
||The murder of four Bahá'is, three adults and one youth, at the Bahá'í Centre in Mdantsane, Ciskel. Killed were Dr. Shamam Bakhshandegi, Houshmand Anvari and Vincent and Rias Razavi. The perpetrators were granted amnesty for the killings in May 2002. [BW93-4p147-150, 16 May 2000, SCBC, press release]
||Mdantsane; Ciskel; South Africa
||Opposition; Murders; Amnesty (general)
|2001 31 Aug – 7 Sep
||United Nations World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, was held in Durban, South Africa. The Bahá'í International Community issued a statement entitled One Same Substance: Consciously Creating a Global Culture of Unity. See BWNS133 for the full text or on the BIC Site.
||Durban; South Africa
||United Nations; Racism; Discrimination; Bahai International Community
|2002 26 Aug – 4 Sep
||World Summit on Sustainable Development, a United Nations conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Bahá'í International Community issues a statement, entitled Religion and Development at the Crossroads: Convergence or Divergence?. [BWNS169, BWNS170]
||Johannesburg; South Africa
||United Nations; Sustainable Development; Bahai International Community; BIC Statements
|2008 8 – 9 Nov
||Regional Conferences held in Nakuru, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa. [BWNS668]
||Nakuru; Kenya; Johannesburg; South Africa
from the main catalogue
- Bahá'í Communities by Country: Research Notes, by Graham Hassall (2000). Brief notes on the history of Baha'i activities and the dates of NSA formation in Africa, China, Australia, and elsewhere. [about]
- "Come Back, Africa": First commercial film mentioning the Bahá'í Faith, by Greg Watson (2013). Context of a 1959 African documentary/drama film in which the Baha'i Faith is discussed. [about]