1995 in South Africa

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1995
in
South Africa

Decades:
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The following lists events that happened during 1995 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January
  • 10 – General Johan van der Merwe, Police Commissioner of the South African Police Service, resigns and is succeeded by General George Fivaz.
  • 25 – South Africa and India sign a number of agreements relating to political, trade, economic, cultural, scientific and technical co-operation.
March
May
  • 10 – At Vaal Reefs gold mine in Orkney, a runaway locomotive falls into a lift shaft onto an ascending cage and causes it to plunge 1,500 feet (460 m) to the bottom of the 6,900 feet (2,100 m) deep shaft, killing 104.[2][3]
June
July
  • 19 – The Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, No. 34 is signed into law by president Nelson Mandela.
  • South Africa and India sign an agreement on co-operation in science and technology.
August
  • – Serial killer Moses Sithole is arrested for the murders of 38 people.
November

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 6 January – Joe Slovo, activist and politician. (b. 1926)
  • 20 June - Harry Gwala, activist and politician. (b. 1920)
  • 15 September – Harry Calder, cricketer. (b. 1901)

Sports[edit]

Rugby[edit]

References[edit]