Volume 3, Issue 2, (Originally Published on Monday 11 March 2013)
March 11, 1991 – South Africa Imposes Curfew in Black Townships
On this day in 1991, the South African government announced that a curfew would be imposed on selected black townships in an effort to curb political gang fighting, which had killed 49 people. The nighttime ban – one of many during the last years of apartheid South Africa – took effect from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. the next day. Almost 1,700 deaths resulted from the political infighting and gang violence that year.