1965 in South Africa
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- 8 – Adam Faith, a British pop singer, cancels his tour of South Africa because the South African government prohibited mixed audiences at concerts.
- 1 – Frederick John Harris is hanged for exploding the bomb at Johannesburg Park Station that killed 77-year-old Ethel Rhys and injured 23 others on 24 July 1964.
- 4 – Units of the South African Defence Force begin to be issued with the R1 7.62 mm rifle, made in South Africa under license.
- 4 – At least 150 are killed when a commuter train derails at the outskirts of Durban.
- Rhodes University in Grahamstown installs a computer, the first university in South Africa to do so.
- Unknown date
- 1 February – Dave Callaghan, cricketer.
- 2 June – Thoko Didiza, politician.
- 18 December – John Moshoeu, footballer.
- 1 April – Frederick John Harris, school teacher and bomb planter. (b. 1937)
- 19 July – Ingrid Jonker, Afrikaans poet. (b. 1933)
Two new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the South African Railways:
- The first of sixty-five Class 33-000 General Electric type U20C diesel-electric locomotives.
- The first of one hundred Class 5E1, Series 4 electric locomotives.
- Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1961-1994 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
- Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 128, 139–140. ISBN 0869772112.
- South African Railways Index and Diagrams Electric and Diesel Locomotives, 610mm and 1065mm Gauges, Ref LXD 14/1/100/20, 28 January 1975, as amended