1999 in South Africa
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- Deputy President: Thabo Mbeki (until 16 June), Jacob Zuma (starting 16 June).
- Chief Justice: Ismail Mahomed.
- 14 – South African Police Service Captain Bennie Lategan who was investigating People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD) is killed in a drive-by-shooting in Cape Town.
- 20 – The Azanian People's Liberation Army (APLA), the 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.
- 29 – Cathy O'Dowd becomes the first woman to summit Mount Everest from both the north and south sides.
- 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 second 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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- Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1994-2017 (Accessed on 5 June 2017)
- The Arms Deal in Your Pocket. Peter Holden. (2008)