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Secret ballot for mayors and speakers undermines accountability

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Recently we have been witness to a series of unexpected and chaotic developments in the City of Tshwane. First was the surprising fall of the

Elagabalus slain

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 11th March 222 Roman Emperor Elagabalus is murdered alongside his mother, Julia

The Opium Wars

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 3rd March 1857 – Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom

Maritime power struggle

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 19th February 1674 – England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of

Japan’s founding

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 11th February 660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan

‘I have returned ….’

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 5th February 1945 – Second World War: General Douglas MacArthur returns to

Britain adopts conscription

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 27th January 1916 – World War I: The British government passes the

Chile prevails

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 20th January 1839 – In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats an

“Metropolis” is released in Germany

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 10th January 1927 – Fritz Lang’s futuristic film Metropolis is released in

Victoria, Empress of India 

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 1st January 1877 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom is proclaimed