South African History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 560

  • 1910-05-31 Union of South Africa declares its independence from the United Kingdom
  • 1910-07-01 Union of South Africa becomes a dominion
  • 1910-11-04 Start of South Africa's 1st F-C game in Aust (v S Aust). It rained
  • 1911-01-10 Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214
  • 1911-01-13 South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide
  • 1911-03-13 The Colonial-Born and Settlers Indian Association is formed at a meeting in Durban, South Africa, and has at its aim to fight the infamous 3 poll tax

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911-06-22 King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1912-05-28 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Aust v South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1912-10-02 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, at invitation of Gandhi, arrives in South Africa on a 26-day tour; he also visits Tolstoy Farm

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1913-01-02 Mahatma Gandhi leaves the Tolstoy Farm in Transvaal, South Africa.
  • 1913-03-14 South African Supreme Court declares that marriages not celebrated according to Christian rites and/or not registered by the Registrar of Marriages, are invalid; all Muslim and Hindu marriages are therefore declared invalid
  • 1913-06-14 The South African Government pass the Immigration Act, which restricts the entry and free movement of Asians; it leads to widespread agitation and rioting by resident Indians, led by Gandhi
  • 1913-06-16 South African Government pass the segregationist Native Land Act, which restricts purchase or lease of land by native Africans
  • 1913-06-19 Natives Land Act, Act No 27, passed in South Africa: confines Africans to hopelessly overcrowded reserves and deprives them of rights to purchase land outside the native reserves
  • 1913-07-25 A meeting in Johannesburg, called by the South African Native National Congress, now African National Congress, is attended by a large number of people from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland
  • 1913-09-22 The first batch of Indian passive resisters, consisting of 12 men and 4 women (including Mrs. Kasturba Gandhi) are arrested at Volksrust and imprisoned in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • 1913-09-23 Women protests take place in the Free State, South Africa, led by Charlotte Maxeke, resisting government attempts to impose passes on women; passes are burnt in front of the municipal offices
  • 1913-11-06 Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners' march in South Africa
  • 1913-12-30 Barnes takes 17 wickets vs South Africa (8-56 & 9-103)
  • 1914-01-20 The first group of Transvaal Indian women satyagrahis are released from Pietermaritzburg Prison in South Africa after three months imprisonment
  • 1914-06-30 Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa
  • 1914-07-18 Gandhi leaves South Africa after successfully leading campaigns of Passive Resistance
  • 1914-08-15 The first large public gathering of Boers in South Africa who do not want to support Britain in a war against Germany; British authorities will try to repress this movement, but discontent spreads
  • 1914-09-18 South African troops land in German South West Africa
  • 1914-09-22 Louis Botha, premier of the Union of South Africa, assumes command of the armed forced after having dismissed General Beyers because of his resistance to aiding British in the war against Germany
  • 1914-10-13 Pro-German Boers begin opposition to British authority in South Africa
  • 1915-06-21 Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law
  • 1915-07-09 Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa
  • 1915-07-10 British/South African troops march into German SW-Africa
  • 1919-01-07 The Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union of South Africa is founded, led by Clements Kadalie
  • 1919-05-06 Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
  • 1919-08-28 General John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa
  • 1920-02-04 1st flight from London to South Africa takes-off (lasts 1½ months)
  • 1920-03-20 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (took 1½ months)
  • 1920-10-23 African demonstrators shot in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • 1920-12-17 South Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa
  • 1921-03-03 The Asiatic Inquiry Commission, established by the South African Government, proposes a system of voluntary repatriation and segregation of Indians and prohibits Indians from buying agricultural land in a specified area along the coast
  • 1921-03-05 The Durban Land Alienation Ordinance passes, enabling the Durban City Council to exclude Indians from ownership or occupation of property in white areas, South Africa
  • 1921-06-20 At the Imperial Conference in London, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies
  • 1921-06-30 The South African Reserve Bank is established.
  • 1921-07-30 The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) forms; the party changed its name to the South African Communist Party (SACP) in 1953, after it had been forced underground
  • 1921-11-21 The trial of the accused of the Bulhoek Massacre commences in South Africa
  • 1921-12-16 The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) calls for a united front in a pass burning campaign on Dingaan's Day
  • 1922-01-01 Coal miners in the Transvaal, South Africa, embark on a strike in response to a wage cut, which quickly escalated into a large-scale revolt against the government, known as the Rand Rebellion.
  • 1922-03-10 State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg South Africa
  • 1923-05-31 The South African Indian Congress (SAIC) forms in Durban, South Africa, with Omar Hajee Amod Jhaveri as President.
  • 1923-09-12 Britain takes over Southern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
  • 1924-01-27 The Natal Indian Congress and the Natal Indian Association jointly organise a mass meeting in Durban, South Africa in opposition to the Class Areas Bill
  • 1924-02-15 A deputation for the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets with the Minister of the Interior, Sir Patrick Duncan, and presents him with a memorandum setting out their objections concerning the Class Areas Bill
  • 1924-04-01 Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
  • 1924-04-08 South African State pass the Industrial Conciliation Act No 11: the act provided for job reservation, excluded blacks from membership of registered trade unions,and prohibited registration of black trade unions
  • 1924-06-14 Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa
  • 1924-06-16 South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
  • 1924-06-28 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
  • 1924-06-30 England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1924-10-28 Bruin, a miner, discovers an infant fossil skull the "Taung child" in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies fossil as new hominin species Australopithecus africanus.

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Raymond Dart
  • 1925-05-05 Afrikaans is established as an official language in South Africa.
  • 1925-06-16 The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs
  • 1926-07-18 The South Africa author and journalist, Herman Charles Bosman, shoots and kills his stepbrother David Russell during a quarrel
  • 1926-08-22 Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1930-05-19 White women win voting rights in South Africa
  • 1931-09-30 Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1931-11-17 Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1931-11-28 Bradman scores 226, the 1st Test Cricket century at Gabba, v South Africa
  • 1931-12-07 Bradman scores 219 NSW v South Africa, 234 mins, 15 fours
  • 1931-12-11 Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (which was not at that time part of Canada)
  • 1931-12-19 Bradman scores 112 Australia v South Africa at cricket SCG
  • 1932-01-04 Bradman scores 167 for Australia v South Africa at the MCG
  • 1932-01-29 Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide
  • 1932-01-30 Grimmett 7-116 in South Africa 1st innings at Adelaide Oval
  • 1932-02-01 Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th
  • 1932-02-02 Grimmett takes 14 wickets v South Africa (7-116 & 7-83)
  • 1932-02-14 South Africa all out for 36 in 1st innings v Aust (Ironmonger 5-6)
  • 1932-02-15 Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an innings in 5 hrs 53 min playing time
  • 1935-12-14 Test Cricket debut of "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith v South Africa, Durban
  • 1936-01-04 Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 v South Africa
  • 1936-03-03 Clarence Grimmett ends his Test career with 13 wkts in 5th Test v South Africa
  • 1938-06-08 Gert Terblanche, a local school boy, discovers fossils of an unknown 'robust-type' human ancestor, later named Paranthropus robustus by Robert Broom, at Kromdraai, Blaauwbank River Valley in South Africa
  • 1938-07-01 The South African Press Association (SAPA) is established as a non-governmental institution by South Africa's major newspapers to facilitate the sharing of news, both national and international
  • 1938-08-08 Great Trek Centenary Celebrations commence; the Great Trek was a migration involving Boers leaving the Cape Colony and settling in the interior of South Africa
  • 1938-12-23 Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa.
  • 1938-12-26 Tom Goddard takes a cricket hat-trick for England v South Africa
  • 1938-12-28 Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa
  • 1939-03-14 England draw with South Africa at Durban on the 10th day
  • 1939-07-09 A meeting of 6,000 Indians, held at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa, launch the Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa
  • 1939-09-03 WWII: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
  • 1939-09-06 South Africa declares war on Nazi-Germany
  • 1940-06-22 About 10,000 Afrikaner women march to the union buildings in protest of South Africa's involvement in WWII
  • 1946-06-22 Speaking at a prayer meeting in New Delhi, Gandhi calls on the South African government to stop 'hooliganism' by Whites
  • 1946-06-23 In South Africa, a group of white men attack and assault Indian Passive Resisters
  • 1947-06-23 Compton & Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt v South Africa
  • 1948-05-26 South Africa elects a nationalist government under D. F. Malan with an apartheid policy
  • 1949-01-14 Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
  • 1949-03-09 England beat South Africa by scoring 174 runs in 94 minutes
  • 1949-06-29 South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages
  • 1949-07-08 The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, Act No 55 prohibiting marriage or a sexual relationship between White people and people of other race groups is passed in South Africa
  • 1950-04-27 South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races
  • 1950-06-13 South African parliament accept "Groups Area Act"
  • 1950-06-27 South Africa heeds United Nations call to assist Korea
  • 1950-07-17 Suppression of Communism Act comes into force in South Africa

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 433

  • 1909-08-26 Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for South Africa 1935-39)
  • 1909-11-19 Moses Josiah Madiba, Seshego, Pietersburg (now Polokwane) district, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North
  • 1910-02-04 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
  • 1910-05-19 Alan Melville, cricketer (graceful South African batsman 1938-49)
  • 1910-07-08 Govan AM Mbeki, South African leader (ANC/SACP)
  • 1910-10-15 Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (South African leg-spinner of 30's)
  • 1910-11-12 A "Dudley" Nourse, cricketer (son of Dave, brilliant South African bat)
  • 1910-11-26 Cyril Cusack, Durban Natal South Africa, actor (Day of the Jackal)
  • 1911-02-06 A W "Dooley" Briscoe, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for South Africa 30's)
  • 1911-05-28 Bob Crisp, cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930s)
  • 1913-05-22 Andrea C Bensddorp, Dutch/South African actress (Commensaal)
  • 1914-01-20 Wensley Pithey, Cape Town South Africa, actor (Winston Churchill-Ike)
  • 1914-02-20 John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
  • 1914-05-02 Dennis Dyer, cricketer (opened batting for South Africa v England 1947)
  • 1914-06-18 Billy Wade, cricket wicket-keeper (South African in 11 Tests 1938-50)
  • 1914-06-29 Dr Nnoseng Ellen Kate Khuzwayo, Thaba-Nchu Orange Free State, South African member of parliament (ANC) and noted writer ("Call me Woman")
  • 1914-08-07 Ted Moore, South Africa, cinematographer (James Bond)
  • 1914-12-12 Denis Begbie, cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50)
  • 1915-04-20 Joseph Wolpe, South African-born psychotherapist (d. 1997)
  • 1915-07-17 Habib Rajab, Durban, South African, a trader and collector of oriental art
  • 1915-09-18 Hetta [Hester Henrietta] Empson, artist, born in Orange Free State, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • 1915-12-13 Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77)
  • 1916-01-12 A P[ieter] W Botha, Orange Free State, president of South Africa
  • 1917-11-20 Bobby Locke, South African golfer (d. 1987)
  • 1918-07-09 Rowley I Arenstein, South African attorney/communist/ANC'er

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-07-18 Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-90) and South African President (1994-99), born in Mvezo, Umtatu, South Africa (d. 2013)

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1919-02-06 Lindsay Tuckett, cricketer (son of Len, 9 Tests for South Africa 1947-49)
  • 1919-05-23 Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary
  • 1920-02-23 David Wright, South African-British poet (Deafness: A Personal Account), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1994)
  • 1920-05-26 Jack Cheetham, cricketer (South African batsman, Test capt early 50's)
  • 1920-09-23 Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon
  • 1920-12-07 Tatamkulu Afrika, South African poet and writer (d. 2002)
  • 1921-02-07 Athol Rowan, cricketer (brother of Eric, South African off-spinner)
  • 1922-04-30 Anton Murray, cricketer (South African batsman in 10 Tests 1951-55)
  • 1922-11-08 Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon (perform 1st heart transplant)
  • 1922-12-08 George Fullerton, cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51)
  • 1923-04-10 John Watkins, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 15 Tests 49-57)
  • 1923-10-05 Glynis Johns, Pretoria South Africa, actress (Mary Poppins)
  • 1923-11-20 Nadine Gordimer, South African author (July's people, Nobel 1991), born in Springs, Transvaal, (d. 2014)
  • 1923-12-24 Wilton S Mkwayi, South African ANC leader
  • 1924-05-13 Harry Schwarz, South African MP and Ambassador to the US
  • 1924-05-31 Russell Endean, cricketer (28 Tests for South Africa, handled the ball 1956)
  • 1924-07-26 Elias Motsoaledi, South African Umkhonto we Sizwe-commandant
  • 1924-10-15 Nigel Green, South Africa, actor (Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File)
  • 1925-02-20 Alex La Guma, Cape Town South Africa, novelist (A Walk in the Night)
  • 1925-05-04 Peter Blum, German/South African/English poet (Capricorn)
  • 1925-06-19 Alfred B Nzo, South African sec-gen ANC (1969- )
  • 1925-06-28 Anne Mackenzie, South African long distance athlete
  • 1925-08-15 Gertrude Shope, South African leader of the ANC Women’s League, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1925-10-14 Phillip Tobias, Durban, Natal, South Africa, palaeoanthropologist and 3 x Nobel Prize nominee(hominid fossil sites), (d. 2012)
  • 1925-10-24 Jayaaram N Reddy, South African politician/banker
  • 1925-12-03 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests during 1950's)
  • 1925-12-25 Christmas F Tinto, South African ANC'er/UDF-leader
  • 1926-02-20 Edgar Meuli, cricketer (opened NZ batting in Test v South Africa 1953)
  • 1926-03-09 Gerrit A Kooy, Dutch sociologist (Apartheid & work in South Africa)
  • 1926-09-11 Gerrit van Niekerk Viljoen, South African minister of Legislation
  • 1926-12-24 Ronald Draper, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1949-50)
  • 1926-12-26 Edgar D Ngoyi, South African ANC leader (17 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • 1927-05-05 Sid O'Linn, cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960)
  • 1927-05-24 Martinus J Mentz, South African MP (Conservative)
  • 1927-07-22 George Hunter, South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Oly-gold-1948)
  • 1927-10-21 Nadine Judd, [Nadia Moore/Nerina], South African/British ballerina
  • 1927-10-25 Hedley Keith, cricketer (solid left-handed for South Africa in the 1950's)
  • 1927-11-09 Carel W H Boshoff, South African head (Broederbond/Volkswag)
  • 1928-03-01 Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, born in Pretoria (d. 2016)
  • 1928-03-19 Clive Van Ryneveld, cricketer (South African all-rounder 1951-58)
  • 1928-06-28 Peter Heine, cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's)
  • 1928-07-10 Jack Nel, cricketer (South African opening bat in 6 Tests 1949-57)
  • 1928-10-17 Zacharias J de Beer, South African physician/MP (DP)
  • 1928-11-12 Robert Holness, Natal, South Africa, English radio and television presenter (BBC), (d. 2012)
  • 1929-01-23 Ian Thomson, cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65)
  • 1929-01-30 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (celebrated South African off-spinner 1949-60)
  • 1929-03-11 Jackie McGlew, cricketer (dour South African opening bat of the 50')
  • 1929-03-24 Cuan McCarthy, cricketer (36 Test wkts for South Africa, 1 career no-ball)
  • 1929-05-21 Paul Winslow, cricketer (big-hitter for South Africa, 108 v England 1955)
  • 1929-05-23 Joe Modise, South African commandant of Umkhonto we Sizwe (1965- )
  • 1929-06-28 Helena van Heerden, South African pianist
  • 1930-01-19 John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
  • 1930-01-30 Magnus Adem Malan, South African minister of Defense (1980- )
  • 1930-04-15 Elijah Barayi, head of South Africa union centre (COSATU)
  • 1930-04-27 Roelof F "Pik" Botha, South African minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1930-06-03 Michael Melle, cricketer (South African pace bowler of early 1950's)
  • 1930-06-07 Ian Leggat, cricketer (1 Test v South Africa 1953-54 without distinction)
  • 1930-07-09 Roy McLean, cricketer (prolific South African batsman played 40 Tests)
  • 1930-08-04 David M G Curry, South African Labour Party parliament leader
  • 1930-10-13 Peter J Clase, South African minister of Education/Culture (1985- )
  • 1931-01-10 Alexander L "Alex" Boraine, South Africa vicar/MP
  • 1931-03-08 Neil Adcock, cricketer (South African pace bowler, 104 wkts 1953-62), (d. 2013)
  • 1931-04-19 Hendrick J "Kobie" Coetsee, South Africa minister of Defense/Justice
  • 1931-07-15 Eugene Louw, South African minister of Internal affairs
  • 1931-08-01 Trevor Goddard, cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler)
  • 1931-08-02 Eddie Fuller, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58)
  • 1931-08-09 Mark Weinberg, South African/British fiancier/multi-millionaire
  • 1931-10-07 Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of South Africa (Nobel Peace Prize 1982)
  • 1931-12-28 Georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance
  • 1932-03-04 Miriam Makeba, Johannesburg South Africa, singer (Grammy 1965)
  • 1932-03-18 F[rederik] W[illem] de Klerk, president South Africa (1989-94)
  • 1932-03-31 Godfrey Lawrence, cricketer (South African fast bowler, 8-53 v NZ 1961)
  • 1932-06-11 Athol Fugard, Middleburg South Africa, anti-apartheid writer (Blood Knot)
  • 1933-03-06 Kim Elgie, cricketer (South African bat v NZ 1961-62, Scotland RU intl)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 239

  • 1960-09-26 William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
  • 1961-09-05 Ernest Bock, cricketer (Test for South Africa, 1935), dies
  • 1961-10-02 Reggie Spooner, cricketer (England centurion v South Africa 1912), dies
  • 1962-10-08 Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer
  • 1963-07-18 A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
  • 1963-11-22 Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1964-02-20 R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicketkeeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • 1964-06-07 Charlie Llewellyn, cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1964-07-12 William Solomon, South African cricketer (Test 1898-99), dies
  • 1964-09-15 Robert Dower, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1965-07-01 Wally Hammond, South African cricketer (7,249 runs for England), dies
  • 1965-08-27 Gerald Bond, cricketer (South Africa 1938-39), dies
  • 1965-11-14 George Bissett, cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1966-08-14 S J "Tip" Snooke, South African cricket all-rounder (26 Tests 1905-23), dies
  • 1966-08-17 Archibald Palm, cricketer (Test South Africa v England 1927-28), dies
  • 1966-09-06 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66), assassinated at 64 by Dimitri Tsafendas
  • 1967-07-21 Albert J Luthuli, president South Africa (ANC), dies
  • 1968-01-07 Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)
  • 1971-01-02 Richard Maxwell (Dick) Haldane, South African trade unionist, dies at 62
  • 1971-03-18 George Wood, England cricket wicketkeeper (v South Africa 1924), dies
  • 1971-07-04 Joe Cox, cricketer (4 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1972-08-11 Max Theiler, South African and American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), dies at 73
  • 1972-09-22 Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary, dies at 53
  • 1973-02-08 Herbie Taylor, cricketer (2936 runs in 42 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1974-01-21 Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for South Africa 1930-47), dies
  • 1974-01-30 Bill Whitty, cricketer (37 wkts v South Africa 1910-11 series), dies
  • 1974-06-02 Waldemar F Eric Marx, cricketer (3 Tests South Africa v Aust 1921-22), dies
  • 1974-08-14 Raymond Budd, South African trade unionist
  • 1975-07-13 Owen Wynne, cricketer (6 Tests for South Africa 1948-50), lost at sea
  • 1976-04-26 Sid James, South African-born British comedian, dies at 62
  • 1976-07-30 Emil Solomon "Solly" Sachs, South African socialist, dies in London
  • 1977-03-05 Jansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshall at the 1977 South African Grand Prix
  • 1977-09-12 Steven Biko, South African black student leader, dies in police custody
  • 1978-11-13 George Hearne, South African cricketer (open bat in 3 Tests 1922-24), dies
  • 1979-07-07 D P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1979-07-17 Doug Meintjes, South African cricket pace bowler (v England 1922-23), dies
  • 1980-06-10 Denys Morkel, South African cricketer (batsman scored 663 runs 1927-32), dies
  • 1980-11-22 Herbert Wade, cricketer (South African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies
  • 1980-11-23 Herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies
  • 1981-06-03 Eric Dalton, cricketer (698 runs for South Africa at 31 72), dies
  • 1981-08-14 Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies
  • 1982-02-05 Neil Aggett, South African worker's union leader, commits suicide
  • 1982-07-16 Charles Robberts, The first State President of South Africa, dies at 88
  • 1982-07-30 Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
  • 1982-08-17 Ruth Voorst, South African (A World Apart), killed by letter bomb
  • 1982-08-24 Jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1982-08-28 G W A Chubb, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, 21 wickets), dies
  • 1983-04-18 Alan Melville, cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies
  • 1983-09-01 Lennox Brown, cricket leg spinner (3 wickets at 63 for South Africa), dies
  • 1983-09-07 Henry Promnitz, cricketer (5-58 on debut for South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • 1983-09-10 Balthasar J "John" Vorster, South African premier (1966-78), dies at 67
  • 1983-12-02 Atholl Mckinnon, cricketer (South African lefty spinner in 8 Tests), dies
  • 1984-02-13 Andre Stander, South African police captain and bank robber (b. 1946)
  • 1985-01-02 Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North, dies at 76
  • 1985-07-05 Jack Robertson, South African cricket spinner (3 Tests v Aust 1935-36), dies
  • 1985-08-02 Sandy Bell, South African cricket pace bowler (16 Tests), dies
  • 1985-10-18 Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30
  • 1986-07-28 Syd Curnow, South African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
  • 1987-06-26 Glen Hall, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1965), commits suicide
  • 1987-07-25 Eric Mntonga, co-director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa (IDASA), found on a dirt road a day after he had been detained at a police station
  • 1988-01-12 Connie Mulder, South African politician (b. 1925)
  • 1988-04-24 E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 1930's), dies
  • 1989-05-01 David Webster, South African white anti-apartheids activist, murdered
  • 1989-05-22 Steven DeGroote, South African classical pianist (b. 1953)
  • 1990-02-28 Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies
  • 1990-06-18 Dennis Dyer, cricketer (scored 96 3 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1990-08-31 Johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies
  • 1991-09-29 Sam Ntuli, South African ANC-writer, murdered
  • 1991-12-06 Headman Tshabalala, South African singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), shot and killed at 44
  • 1992-01-23 Simon Brand, South African banker/adviser to Pres De Klerk, dies
  • 1992-08-17 Andre de Villiers, South African, murdered
  • 1993-01-04 Daniel H Craven, South African rugby coach, dies
  • 1993-04-30 Eric Rowan, cricketer (26 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1993-07-11 Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner, dies
  • 1993-12-03 Thomas Mogotlane, South African actor (Mapantsula), dies at 40
  • 1994-03-03 Bob Crisp, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 20 wickets at 37 35), dies
  • 1994-03-09 John Harrison, South African correspondent (BBC), dies at 48
  • 1994-04-18 Ken Oosterbroek, South African press photographer, shot dead at 32
  • 1994-05-09 Elias Motsoaledi, South African freedom fighter (b. 1924)
  • 1994-05-12 Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies
  • 1994-07-27 Kevin Carter, a South African photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize winner & member of the Bang-Bang Club, suicide at 33
  • 1994-08-28 David Wright, South African-British poet (Deafness: A Personal Account), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1994-11-22 Charles Fortune, South African cricket commentator, dies
  • 1994-12-26 Johannes J "Joop" Klant, Neth/South African economist/author, dies
  • 1995-01-03 Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon, dies at 74
  • 1995-01-06 Joe Slovo, Latvian/South African attorney/sect-gen (SACR), dies at 68
  • 1995-07-01 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer (leading Test scorer with 3471), dies
  • 1996-01-19 Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/South African activist, dies at 70
  • 1996-12-22 Hetta [Hester Henrietta] Empson, South African-born British artist, dies at 81
  • 1998-04-22 Kitch Christie, South African rugby coach (b. 1940)
  • 1998-05-07 Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)
  • 1998-07-07 Brigadier Theuns Swanepoel, South African Security Police notorious for ordering the police to shoot at protesting school children in 1976, 70
  • 2000-06-17 Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian Chief Justice (d. 1931)
  • 2000-08-14 Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
  • 2001-08-19 Donald Woods, South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist (b. 1933)
  • 2001-09-02 Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (b. 1922)
  • 2002-01-12 Stanley Unwin, South African comedian (b. 1911)
  • 2002-06-01 Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (b. 1969)
  • 2003-05-05 Walter Sisulu, South African activist (b. 1912)
  • 2003-11-04 Ken Gampu, South African actor (b. 1929)