2013 in South Africa

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2013 in South Africa
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Years in South Africa

Events in the year 2013 in South Africa.

Events[edit]

January
Cape Times billboard following the arrest of Pistorius in February 2013
  • 3 – South African Olympic mountain biker and former age group world champion Burry Stander is killed in a road accident while training near his home.[1]
  • 6
  • 9 – South Africa police fire rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse striking farm workers in the Western Cape region.
  • 10 – Fitch Group downgrades South Africa's long term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating to 'BBB' from 'BBB+' and long-term local currency IDR to BBB+ from A.
  • 15 – Anglo American subsidiary Anglo American Platinum announces it will mothball its two least profitable South African platinum mines, sell another and cut 14,000 jobs.
  • 16 – Workers at three of Anglo American Platinum's mines go on illegal strike.
  • 21 – A South African court finds Nigerian militant Henry Okah guilty of masterminding a 2010 car bombing which killed 12 people in Abuja.
  • 24 – 15,000 crocodiles escape from a farm after flooding.
February
President Jacob Zuma's R246-million Nkandla homestead
March
November
December

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

5 December: Nelson Mandela - Anti-apartheid activist and first democratically-elected President of South Africa
Main article: Deaths in 2013
Further information: Category:2013 deaths
  • 2 February – Anene Booysen (17), is raped and murdered. (b. 1995)
  • 14 February – Reeva Steenkamp (29) model and girlfriend of sprint runner Oscar Pistorius.[14]
  • 28 March – Johan Kemp (35), rugby union player, is shot.[15]

Railways[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

  • The first ten of ninety-five 3 kV DC and 25 kV AC dual voltage Class 20E electric locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail are being built in China by CSL Zhuzhou.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SA cyclist Burry Stander dies". Sport24. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  2. ^ Xinhua (7 January 2013). "SA troops for Central African Republic". southafrica.info. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  3. ^ ""Blade Runner" Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend". Reuters. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  4. ^ The Battle in Bangui: The untold inside story. By Helmoed Heitman.
  5. ^ Dít mag jy NIE sien nie - Die Burger, Vrydag 22 November 2013.
  6. ^ Woede oor Nkandla: 'Kla Zuma aan!' - OB bevind hy het land mislei en moet terugbetaal - Die Burger, Saterdag 30 November 2013.
  7. ^ a b Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918-2013 - Hy is weg - Die Burger, Vrydag 6 December 2013.
  8. ^ Obama se rede ontroer - Zuma kry duime na onder - Applous vir Thabo en FW, Zuma uitgejou - Die Burger, Woensdag 11 December 2013.
  9. ^ Mandela memorial interpreter convicted of theft - Mail & Guardian, 13 December 2013
  10. ^ Sign language interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital - Mail & Guardian, 19 December 2013
  11. ^ Shamed sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial claims he is schizo - wavuti.com 12 December 2013
  12. ^ Kgalema Motlanthe remembers Mandela on Christmas day - City Press, 25 December 2013
  13. ^ Bernstein, Jenny (20 April 2011). "Fast-bowling great Neil Adcock dies – Yahoo! News South Africa". Za.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  14. ^ Alexandra Topping and agencies (14 February 2013). "Oscar Pistorius charged with murder after girlfriend shot dead". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  15. ^ Former Lions rugby player shot dead | City PressCity Press
  16. ^ "Oud-vlootadmiraal (73) oorlede ná ’n lang siekte". Die Burger. 12 July 2013. 
  17. ^ Vlae hang Maandag halfstok vir Colin Eglin se begrafnis - Die Burger, Vrydag 6 December 2013, p. 2.
  18. ^ Railways Africa, 20 Aug 2013: Class 20E Loco Debuts at CSR