2008 in South Africa

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2008 in South Africa
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List of years in South Africa

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January
February
March
May
  • 1 – Culling of elephants to control their population resumes after the 1995 ban on culling is lifted.
  • 12 – Riots in South Africa begins as a result of the ongoing controversy of immigration.
July
September

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 15 September – John Matshikiza (53), actor, director, poet and journalist, dies after suffering a heart attack at a restaurant in Melville, Johannesburg.
  • 27 October – Es'kia Mphahlele (89), writer, educationist, artist and activist.
  • 10 November – Miriam Makeba (76), South African singer, dies of a heart attack after a concert in Italy.

Railways[edit]

Sports[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Andreas Mehler; et al., eds. (2009). "South Africa". Africa Yearbook: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2008. 5. Koninklijke Brill. pp. 473+. ISBN 90-04-17811-2.