2010 in South Africa

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The following lists events that happened during 2010 in South Africa.



  • 2 – Minister of Arts and Culture Lulama Xingwana leaves an art exhibition, allegedly because it depicts same-sex couples.[5]
  • 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.
  • 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.[7]
  • 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.[8]
  • 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.[9]
  • 13 – Anni Dewani, while on her honeymoon in South Africa, is kidnapped and then murdered in Gugulethu township near Cape Town.[10]







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


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

See also


  1. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1994-2017 (Accessed on 5 June 2017)
  2. ^ Barbie gets 7 years in jail
  3. ^ Eskom scores 24.8% hike
  4. ^ Coup for white Zim farmers
  5. ^ "This is not art!": Lulu Xingwana Archived 7 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "King Shaka welcomes first plane". IOL. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  7. ^ South Africa ex-police head Selebi guilty of corruption
  8. ^ Train hits school bus near CT
  9. ^ Zuma in China for state visit
  10. ^ BBC News. "Anni Dewani honeymoon murder: South African jailed", 8 August 2012. Retrieved on 7 April 2013.
  11. ^ Ruben Kruger passes away
  12. ^ Deputy health minister dies
  13. ^ Frederik van Zyl Slabbert dies
  14. ^ "Sudden death of King Matanzima, 39". Daily Dispatch. 25 May 2010. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  15. ^ Fiona Coyne dies in crash in CT
  16. ^ Transnet press release on 2 March 2011
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