King Khoebaha Calvin Cornelius III declares independence from South Africa to form the "Sovereign State of Good Hope", encompassing the states of Northern Cape, Western Cape, and the western parts of Eastern Cape. The state raised their own flag after taking down the South African flag.
South African Paralympic sprinting medalist Oscar Pistorius's sentencing hearing begins. He faces a minimum 15-year jail term since his original manslaughter charge for the 2013 killing of Reeva Steenkamp has been upgraded to murder. The hearing is set to last for five days.
Two Dutch women appear in a South African court over an alleged "ambush marketing" stunt after more than 30 people were ejected from the Johannesburg stadium on Monday during the match between Denmark and the Netherlands in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
South African police build a barricade from razor wire to curtail people scuffles outside Ventersdorp Magistrate's court where two farm workers, aged 15 and 28, are charged with Saturday's murder of white supremacist leader Eugène Terre'Blanche. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-africa-8604375.stm (BBC News)] [http:--www.iol.co.za-general-news-newsprint.php?art_id=nw20100406074136492C719886&sf= (IOL)]date=August 2019