1961 in South Africa

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1961
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1961 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

February
March
  • 15 – South Africa announces its intended withdrawal from the Commonwealth upon becoming a republic.
  • The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions submits a memorandum to the United Nations General Assembly calling for economic sanctions against South Africa.
April
May
June
  • 4 – The Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hassim Jawad, announces that Iraq will not recognise the South African government because of its apartheid policy.
October
November
December
  • 16 – Umkhonto we Sizwe commences its sabotage campaign with a bomb attack on the Durban office of the Department of Bantu Administration and Development.[4]
Unknown date
  • Eendrag Men's Residence opens its doors to students of Stellenbosch University.
  • Mimi Coertse is awarded the Medal of Honour of Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.
  • The Department of Indian Affairs is established.
  • South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with South Africa. Diplomatic relations would last until 1978, when South Korea withdrew its recognition in protest of apartheid. They would not be restored thereafter until December 1992.[5][6]

Births[edit]

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Railways[edit]

Sports[edit]

Rugby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Governors-General: 1910-1961 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1961-1994 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  3. ^ Heffermann, Lutz (1997). The South African Stamp Colour Catalogue (21st ed.). Lutz Heffermann, Johannesburg. p. 58.
  4. ^ a b Jeffery, Anthea (2009). People's War - New Light on the Struggle for South Africa (1st ed.). Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-86842-357-6. 
  5. ^ Korea, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of. "Countries and Regions > Middle East and Africa > List of the Countries". 
  6. ^ "South Korea-South Africa Relations" (PDF). The Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of South Africa. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2016.