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1961 in South Africa

1961
in
South Africa

Decades:
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The following lists events that happened during 1961 in South Africa.

Incumbents

Events

February
March
  • 15 – South Africa announces its intended withdrawal from the Commonwealth upon becoming a republic.
  • The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions submits a memorandum to the United Nations General Assembly calling for economic sanctions against South Africa.
April
May
June
  • 4 – The Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hassim Jawad, announces that Iraq will not recognise the South African government because of its apartheid policy.
October
November
December
  • 16 – Umkhonto we Sizwe commences its sabotage campaign with a bomb attack on the Durban office of the Department of Bantu Administration and Development.[4]
Unknown date
  • Eendrag Men's Residence opens its doors to students of Stellenbosch University.
  • Mimi Coertse is awarded the Medal of Honour of Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.
  • The Department of Indian Affairs is established.

Births

Deaths

Railways

Sports

Rugby

References

  1. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Governors-General: 1910-1961 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1961-1994 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  3. ^ Heffermann, Lutz (1997). The South African Stamp Colour Catalogue (21st ed.). Lutz Heffermann, Johannesburg. p. 58.
  4. ^ a b Jeffery, Anthea (2009). People's War - New Light on the Struggle for South Africa (1st ed.). Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-86842-357-6.