1998 in South Africa

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1998
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1998 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January
  • 3 – Six policemen from the North East Rand Dog Unit set their dogs on three suspected illegal immigrants, allowing the animals to savage the three men while the officers hurl racial insults.[2][3]
March
May
June
July
  • 7 – Theuns Swanepoel, the "Rooi Rus" policeman who gave the order to open fire on Soweto uprising rioters, dies without confessing.[4]
  • Highly acclaimed South African Soap opera Isidingo debuts on SABC 3.
  • 16 – Bulelani Ngcuka is elected as the first National Director of Public Prosecutions.
August
September
October
December
  • 10 – South Africa opposes the Congo talks set in Zambia the following week.[7]
  • Rock band Watershed is discovered by Sivan Pillay in Times Square, Sandton.
Unknown date
  • The Black Tie Ensemble is founded by Mimi Coertse and Neels Hansen.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Sports[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Bafana Bafana participate in their first ever FIFA World Cup hosted in France, eventually being eliminated in the group stages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1994-2017 (Accessed on 5 June 2017)
  2. ^ CNN News (29 November 2001). "Police jailed over dog attack". CNN. Archived from the original on 22 October 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2007.
  3. ^ Tendai Dumbutshena (17 November 2000). "Racist, barbaric incident leaves SA shellshocked". Zimbabwe Mirror. Archived from the original on 3 June 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2007.
  4. ^ http://www.independent.ie/world-news/south-africas-torturer-dies-without-confessing-26180423.html
  5. ^ "Mandela calls summit over Congo". 21 August 1998. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  6. ^ "South Africa shifts position on Congo". 3 September 1998. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  7. ^ "South Africa opposes Congo talks". 10 December 1998. Retrieved 8 February 2015.