1991 in South Africa

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1991
in
South Africa

Decades:
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The following lists events that happened during 1991 in South Africa.

Incumbents

Events

January
February
  • 1 – At the signing of a national peace accord State President F.W. de Klerk promises to end all apartheid legislation and to create a new multi-racial constitution.
  • 25 – Chief Mhlabunzima Maphumulo is shot dead by an alleged hit-squad outside his home in Pietermaritzburg.
March
  • 11 March – A curfew is imposed on black townships after fighting between rival political gangs kills 49.
  • 12 – The government tables a white paper to end racial discrimination in land ownership and occupation.
  • 24 – Twelve people, including a police officer and two children, are killed when police opens fire on a crowd of African National Congress supporters attacking the police in Daveyton.
April
May
  • 14 – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, dubbed the "Mugger of the Nation", is found guilty and sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for her involvement in the death of 14-year-old Stompie Moeketsi. The sentence will never be carried out.
June
July
August
September
  • 4 – State President F.W. de Klerk announces a new constitution that will provide suffrage for black people.
October
November
December
Unknown date

Births

Deaths

Railways

Locomotives

  • Spoornet places three prototype Class 14E dual voltage electric mainline locomotives in stock service, following intensive testing. They are the first dual voltage 3 kV DC and 25 kV AC locomotives to see service in South Africa.[2][3]

Sports

Athletics

References

  1. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1961-1994 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ South African Railways Index and Diagrams Electric and Diesel Locomotives, 610mm and 1065mm Gauges, Ref LXD 14/1/100/20, 28 January 1975, as amended
  3. ^ Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. p. 134. ISBN 0869772112.
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