2010 in South Africa

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2010 in South Africa
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List of years in South Africa

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

February
March
  • 2 – Minister of Arts and Culture Lulama Xingwana leaves an art exhibition, allegedly because it depicts same-sex couples.[4]
May
June
  • 11 to 11 July – The 2010 FIFA World Cup takes place in South Africa and is won by Spain, with the Netherlands as the runner-up.
July
  • 2 – Former Chief of Police and Chief of Interpol, Jackie Selebi, is found guilty of corruption, but not guilty on further charges of perverting the course of justice.[6]
August
  • 25 – In the Blackheath train accident a minibus carrying 14 school children is struck by a train at a level crossing in Cape town. Nine die on the scene and a 10th child later dies in hospital.[7]
  • 24-26 – President Jacob Zuma leads a delegation of over 200 South African business leaders and entrepreneurs to the People's Republic of China to promote trade and investment between the two countries.[8]
November
  • 13 – Anni Dewani, while on her honeymoon in South Africa, is kidnapped and then murdered in Gugulethu township near Cape Town.[9]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January
February
  • 5 – Harry Schwarz, lawyer, politician, diplomat and anti-apartheid leader.
April
May
June
August
  • 18 – Fiona Coyne, TV presenter of "The Weakest Link".[15]
September
  • 4 – Fanie Botha, former Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry and Minister of Mines and Labour. (b. 1922)[16]

Railways[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

Sports[edit]

Rugby[edit]

  • 5 June – South Africa vs Wales International Rugby Friendly is played.

Football[edit]

  • 11 June – The 2010 FIFA World Cup begins in South Africa.
  • 11 July – The 2010 FIFA World Cup ends.

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Ineke van Kessel (2011). "South Africa". In Andreas Mehler; et al. Africa Yearbook: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2010. 7. Koninklijke Brill. pp. 503–518. ISBN 90-04-20556-X.