1978 in South Africa

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List of years in South Africa

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January
February
  • 2 – Guerrillas attack the Daveyton police station.
  • 2 – Kaiser Matanzima breaks all diplomatic ties with South Africa and announces that all South African Defence Force members seconded to the Transkei Army will leave Transkei by 31 March.
  • 2 – The Eastern Cape Attorney-General refuses to prosecute policemen involved in the arrest and detention of Steve Biko.
  • A bomb capable of destroying a 22 storey building is found in a Johannesburg office block and defused.
March
  • 10 – A bomb explodes outside the offices of the Bantu Affairs building in Port Elizabeth, killing one civilian.
April
  • 14 – Abel Mthembu, former deputy president of the ANC in the Transvaal, turns state witness at the Pretoria ANC trial.
May
August
September
  • The African National Congress attempts to kill about 500 of its own cadres by poisoning their food because an infiltrated enemy agent could not be identified.[2]
October
December
  • A bomb explodes at the Soweto Community Council offices.
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

Sports[edit]

Motorsport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1961-1994 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS - The ANC`s second submission to the TRC: Operations Report - 2.2. June 1976 - Kabwe, 1985
  3. ^ Jeffery, Anthea (2009). People's War - New Light on the Struggle for South Africa (1st ed.). Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 53. ISBN 978-1-86842-357-6. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 128–131, 136. ISBN 0869772112. 
  5. ^ a b c Middleton, John N. (2002). Railways of Southern Africa Locomotive Guide - 2002 (as amended by Combined Amendment List 4, January 2009) (2nd, Dec 2002 ed.). Herts, England: Beyer-Garratt Publications. pp. 38–39, 41, 46, 56–57. 
  6. ^ a b 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