1968 in South Africa
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- 20 — A South African Airways Boeing 707 crashes just after take-off from Windhoek en route to London, killing 122 out of the 129 on board.
- 30 — The bill establishing five universities for Blacks comes into force.
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- The Liberal Party of South Africa is banned by the government.
- Dorothy Nyembe is arrested for the second time and charged under the Suppression of Communism Act.
- The Villa Peri campaign by Azanian People's Liberation Army (APLA), the military wing of the Pan Africanist Congress, tries to infiltrate members into South Africa via Botswana and Mozambique.
- The South African Bureau of State Security is formed and operates independently of the South African Police, accountable to the Prime Minister.
- 8 January — Professor James Leonard Brierley Smith, an ichthyologist who was the first person to identify a captured fish as a coelacanth, dies in Grahamstown at the age of 70.
- 17 February — Julian Motau, artist, is murdered in Alexandra.
- Andrew Motjuoadi, artist, dies as a result of a stroke.
- In July the South African Railways places the first of one hundred and fifteen Class 33-400 General Electric type U20C diesel-electric locomotives in service in South West Africa.