2002 in South Africa

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2002 in South Africa
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2002 in South African sport

Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

January
  • 29 – Doctors Without Borders, an international humanitarian organisation, begins importing a cheap generic version of patented AIDS drugs into South Africa in defiance of South Africa's patent laws.
March
  • 27 – Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang approaches the Constitutional Court to stop the issuing of Nevirapine.
  • Sivan Pillay, Ed Jordan, Nkhensani Mangani and Karl Anderson are appointed as the first judges of reality show Coca Cola Popstars, which yields two new pop groups, winners 101 and runners-up Afro Z.
April
May
June
  • 16 – The Hector Pieterson Museum becomes the first museum to open in Soweto.
  • 27 – Two South African Air Force Oryx helicopters, flying from the South African Antarctic research ship Agulhas, takes emergency food supplies and evacuates 21 Russian scientists from the German-owned Magdalena Oldendorff which has been trapped in ice off Antarctica since 16 June.
July
  • 15 – Nelson Mandela calls on government and business leaders worldwide to find ways to provide access to treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS.
August
  • 8 – The government announces the approval of an anti-retroviral roll-out plan.
  • 9 – Ed Fagan leads a $50bn class action suit by a few apartheid-era victims against international firms and banks who profited from dealings with the apartheid government.
  • 25 – The Medicines Control Council threatens to de-register Nevirapine unless further studies and appropriate documentation can show its efficacy in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
September
October
November
December
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Sports[edit]

Athletics[edit]

The national marathon championships are not held.

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