1995 in South Africa
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- 10 – General Johan van der Merwe, Police Commissioner of the South African Police Service, resigns and is succeeded by General George Fivaz.
- 25 – South Africa and India sign a number of agreements relating to political, trade, economic, cultural, scientific and technical co-operation.
- 27 – Winnie Mandela is dismissed as deputy minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology.
- Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh visit South Africa.
- 25 May- 24 June - Hosting of Rugby World Cup takes place, South Africa are crowned Champions after beating New-Zealand 15-12.
- 10 – At Vaal Reefs gold mine in Orkney, a runaway locomotive falls into a lift shaft onto an ascending cage and causes it to plunge 1,500 feet (460 m) to the bottom of the 6,900 feet (2,100 m) deep shaft, killing 104.
- 6 – The Constitutional Court abolishes capital punishment in the case of S v Makwanyane and Another.
- 19 – The Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, No. 34 is signed into law by president Nelson Mandela.
- South Africa and India sign an agreement on co-operation in science and technology.
- – Serial killer Moses Sithole is arrested for the murders of 38 people.
- 29 – Desmond Tutu is appointed chairperson of the 17 member Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) by president Nelson Mandela.
- 8 January – Kyle Edmund, tennis player.
- 19 April – Madrie Le Roux, tennis player.
- 5 June – Troye Sivan, actor and singer.
- 6 August – Lynn Kiro, tennis player.
- 11 August – Brad Binder, motorcycle racer.
- 30 October – Anene Booysen, murder victim. (d. 2013)
- 6 January – Yossel Mashel Slovo (Joe Slovo), politician, died after a long battle with bone marrow cancer at the age of 68 (b. 1926)
- 11 March – Martin Ndivheni wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:12:32 in Port Elizabeth.
- 25 May to 24 June – South Africa hosts the 1995 Rugby World Cup and wins the final game 15-12 against the New Zealand All Blacks.
- "104 miners are crushed to death when an elevator carrying gold miners plunges to the bottom of a Vaal Reef mineshaft near Orkne". South African History Online. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- "Locomotive crushes 105 gold miners". The Independent. Retrieved 27 August 2014.