1969 in South Africa
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- 14-16 – A summit meeting of the leaders of East and Central African States in Lusaka results in the issue of the Lusaka Manifesto on 16 April.
- 17 – Dorothy Fisher is the first woman and the fifth person to receive a heart transplant under Dr. Christiaan Barnard.
- 25 to 1 May – The African National Congress holds its first national consultative conference in Morogoro, Tanzania. It becomes known as the "Morogoro Conference".
- 1 – The Department of Intelligence and Security of the African National Congress is established under Moses Mabhida.
- 4-10 – P.W. Botha, Minister of Defence, visits France accompanied by General R.C. Hiemstra, Chief of the Defence Force, Lieutenant-General W.P. Louw, Chief of the Army and Lieutenant-General J.P. Verster, Chief of the Air Force.
- Unknown date
- Dorothy Nyembe is convicted of defeating the ends of justice by harbouring members of Umkhonto we Sizwe and is sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in Barberton Prison.
- South Africa's Atomic Energy Board creates a commission to evaluate the technical and economic aspects of peaceful nuclear explosives for use in mines.
- 3 February – Retief Goosen, golfer.
- 5 March – Derek Crookes, cricketer.
- 27 July – Jonty Rhodes, cricketer.
- 25 September – Hansie Cronje, all-rounder cricketer. (d. 2002)
- 17 October – Ernie Els, golfer.
- 24 December – Sean Cameron Michael, actor and singer
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- The South African Railways places the first of twenty Class 6E1, Series 1 electric locomotives in mainline service.
- Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1961-1994 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
- 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
- Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 128–129. ISBN 0869772112.