2017 in South Africa
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- President: Jacob Zuma (ANC)
- Deputy President: Cyril Ramaphosa (ANC)
- Leader of the Opposition: Mmusi Maimane
- Chief Justice: Mogoeng Mogoeng
- Deputy Chief Justice:
- President of the Supreme Court of Appeal:
- Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Appeal:
- Mandisa Maya
- Vacant (since 26 May 2017)
- Chairperson of the Electoral Court of South Africa: Khayelihle Kenneth Mthiyane
- Speaker of the National Assembly: Baleka Mbete (ANC)
- Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces: Thandi Modise (ANC)
- Eastern Cape Province: Phumulo Masualle (ANC)
- Free State Province: Ace Magashule (ANC)
- Gauteng Province: David Makhura (ANC)
- KwaZulu-Natal Province: Willies Mchunu (ANC)
- Limpopo Province: Stanley Mathabatha (ANC)
- Mpumalanga Province: David Mabuza (ANC)
- North West Province: Supra Mahumapelo (ANC)
- Northern Cape Province: Sylvia Lucas (ANC)
- Western Cape Province: Helen Zille (DA)
Events that have occurred or will occur in 2017 in South Africa.
- 18 December 2016 - 10 February 2017 – Sri Lanka cricket team tours South Africa. The series consists of a tour match, three Test matches, three Twenty20 International matches (T20Is) and five One Day International matches (ODIs). The tour starts on 18 December 2016 (with the Tour match), while the series starts on 26 December (with the first Test that is played at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth). The tour ends on 10 February (with the final ODI that is played at SuperSport Park, Centurion). South Africa wins the Test and ODI series, 3-0 and 5-0 respectively, while Sri Lanka win the T20I series 1-2.
- 1 January – President Jacob Zuma hosts the annual Indlamu dance festival. "The essence of the festival is to mark the beginning of the new year and to promote indigenous culture and heritage."
- 4 January – Minister Angie Motshekga release the 2016 National Senior Certificate examination results at Vodaworld in Midrand, Gauteng.
- February 9 – President Jacob Zuma presented the State of the Nation (SONA2017) to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces) at 19:00. This was his fourth SONA to the joint sitting of Parliament, since being re-elected in May 2014.
- February 22 – Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presented the Budget for 2017-18 to Parliament.
- January 15
- February 6
- March 18
- Joe Mafela, South African artist, and actor (b. 1942)
- March 28
- Ahmed Kathrada, South African activist and politician (b. 1929)
- "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
- "Minister Angie Motshekga: Release of 2016 National Senior Certificate examination results | South African Government". www.gov.za. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
- "State of the Nation Address 2017 | South African Government". www.gov.za. Retrieved 2017-02-23.