1933 in South Africa
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- Monarch: King George V.
- Governor-General and High Commissioner for Southern Africa: The Earl of Claredon.
- Prime Minister: James Barry Munnik Hertzog.
- Chief Justice: John Wessels.
- 29 – The first consignment of 10,000 Afrikaans Bibles arrives at Cape Town from London on the Union-Castle Line's Carnarvon Castle.
- 13 March – Solomon Sedibane, sculptor, in Sekhukhuneland in Transvaal.
- 29 March – Stanley Mokgoba, president of the Pan Africanist Congress, in Pietersburg.
- 13 March – Robert T. A. Innes, astronomer and secretary-accountant at the Cape observatory. (b. 1861)
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- 8 July – The first rugby union test match is played between the Wallabies of Australia and the Springboks of South Africa at Newlands.