1992 in South Africa

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1992
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1992 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January
  • 11 – Singer Paul Simon is the first major artist to tour South Africa after the end of the cultural boycott.
February
March
April
June
July
  • 9 – Chief Julius Matatu, former Transkei minister and prominent traditional leader, is shot dead at his home in Mqanduli, Transkei.
August
September
November
December
  • 19 – State President F.W. de Klerk dismisses 23 senior military officers, including 6 generals, on unfounded suspicion of unauthorized activities designed to disrupt negotiations with the African National Congress.[4][5]
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

  • 10 September – Spoornet places the first of fifty Class 38-000 dual mode locomotives in service, the first locomotives in South Africa capable of running either on 3 kV DC electricity off the catenary or on diesel fuel alone.[6][7]

Sports[edit]

Athletics[edit]

  • 28 March – Abel Mokibe wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:11:07 in Cape Town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1961-1994 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ "1992: South Africa votes for change". BBC News. 18 March 1992. 
  3. ^ BBC On This Day – 7 September (Accessed on 28 May 2017)
  4. ^ South African History Online - Top army officers purged
  5. ^ Interview with Major General Chris Thirion on 15 June 2009
  6. ^ South African Railways Index and Diagrams Electric and Diesel Locomotives, 610mm and 1065mm Gauges, Ref LXD 14/1/100/20, 28 January 1975, as amended
  7. ^ "UCW - Electric locomotives" (PDF). The UCW Partnership. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2010.