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1982 in South Africa

1982
in
South Africa

Decades:
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The following lists events that happened during 1982 in South Africa.

Incumbents

Events

January
February
March
April
May
  • 12 – A bomb damages the office of the West Rand Administration Board in Soweto for the second time.
  • 21 – A bomb explodes at the offices of the Department of Coloured Affairs in Pinetown near Durban.
  • 28 – A fuel depot and power transformer in Hectorspruit is damaged by a limpet mine.
June
  • 3 – A bomb damages the railway near Dube in Soweto.
  • 4 – One person is killed when a bomb explodes in a lift at the offices of the Presidents Council in Cape Town.
  • 28 – The railway depot at Vryheid is damaged in an explosion.
  • 28 – In Scheepersnek, two bombs cause extensive damage to the railway depot, pump station, stores and vehicles.
  • 28 – The Durban-Witwatersrand oil pipeline is damaged by a bomb.
July
  • In Port Elizabeth the police station commander's office and New Law Courts are damaged in an attack.
August
September
October
November
  • 8 – A bomb causes severe damage at the Mobil fuel storage depot in Mkuze.
  • 20-21 – Umkhonto we Sizwe uses RPG-7s to attack a rural police station and temporary South African Army garrison at Tonga.
December
Unknown date
  • Bulelani Ngcuka is jailed for three years for refusing to give evidence in the political trial of Patrick Maqubele and others.

Births

Deaths

Railways

Locomotives

Three new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the South African Railways:

Sports

Athletics

  • 16 October – Gabashane Rakabaele wins his third national title in the men's marathon in Durban.

Motorsport

References

  1. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1961-1994 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ a b Jeffery, Anthea (2009). People's War - New Light on the Struggle for South Africa (1st ed.). Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. ISBN 978-1-86842-357-6. 
  3. ^ "Bombs Rock I.B.M. Building And Airline Office". nytimes.com. December 17, 1982. 
  4. ^ "Schenectady Gazette – Google News Archive Search". google.com. 
  5. ^ a b c 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
  6. ^ Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 129–131. ISBN 0869772112. 
  7. ^ "UCW - Electric locomotives" (PDF). The UCW Partnership. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2010.