1999 in South Africa
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- President: Nelson Mandela (until 14 June), Thabo Mbeki (starting 14 June)
- Deputy President: Thabo Mbeki (until 16 June), Jacob Zuma (starting 16 June)
- 20 – The Azanian People's Liberation Army (APLA), the underground military wing of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), disbands.
- 24 – Allan Boesak, former Director of the Foundation for Peace and Justice, is sentenced to 8 years in prison for fraud.
- 31 – The Durban High Court finds Sipho Thwala guilty of 16 murders and 10 rapes and sentences him to 506 years in prison.
- 20 – Judge Edwin Cameron, high court judge and human rights advocate, announces that he is HIV positive.
- 23 – Makhaya Ntini, cricketer, is found guilty of raping a student.
- 2 – The second democratic elections take place and is won by the African National Congress.
- 10 – George Bizos is awarded the Order for Meritorious Service, Class II, by President Nelson Mandela.
- 16 – Thabo Mbeki becomes the 2nd President of South Africa.
- Watershed are signed to EMI Music South Africa and begin recording their first album In the Meantime.
- 2 – A South African Air Force Alouette III helicopter crashes near Port Elizabeth, killing pilot Major K.A. Newman and seriously injuring two crew members.
- 22 – Henry Navigator, a 13,000 ton Cyprus bulk carrier, sinks off Bok Point about 35 km north of Cape Town.
- 23 – A South African Air Force Oryx helicopter crashes near Kroonstad, killing 10 people and injuring 14 others.
- Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh visit South Africa.
- The Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- 3 – Government signs the final purchasing agreement in the arms deal and the loan agreement to pay for the equipment is signed by Finance Minister Trevor Manuel.
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- 10 January – Dr. Jan Schutte, author and former director-general of the SABC, dies in Johannesburg at the age of 79.
- 14 January – Bennie Lategan, South African Police Service Captain who was investigating People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD), is killed in a drive-by-shooting in Cape Town.
- 7 March – Bobby Hendricks, aka King of Langarm music, saxophone player, dies in Cape Town at the age of 63.
- 28 February – Frank Pooe wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:12:40 in Pinelands.
- The Arms Deal in Your Pocket. Peter Holden. (2008)