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2013 in South Africa
Events in the year
2013 in South Africa.
billboard following the arrest of Pistorius in February 2013
3 – South African Olympic
mountain biker and former age group world champion Burry Stander is killed in a road accident while training near his home.  6
9 – South Africa police fire
rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse striking farm workers in the Western Cape region. 10 –
Fitch Group downgrades South Africa's long term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating to 'BBB' from 'BBB+' and long-term local currency IDR to BBB+ from A. 15 –
Anglo American subsidiary Anglo American Platinum announces it will mothball its two least profitable South African platinum mines, sell another and cut 14,000 jobs. 16 – Workers at three of Anglo American Platinum's mines go on illegal strike.
21 – A South African court finds
Nigerian militant Henry Okah guilty of masterminding a 2010 car bombing which killed 12 people in Abuja. 24 – 15,000 crocodiles escape from a farm after flooding.
3 January –
Burry Stander (25), Olympic ( 2008, 2012) mountain biker, dies in a traffic collision.  6 January –
Neil Adcock (81), cricketer, dies of bowel cancer.  2 February –
Anene Booysen (17), is raped and murdered. (b. 1995) 14 February –
Reeva Steenkamp (29) model and girlfriend of sprint runner Oscar Pistorius.  28 March – Johan Kemp (35), rugby union player, is shot.
 5 July – Vice Admiral
Lambert "Woody" Woodburne" DVR SD SM (73), former Chief of the South African Navy.  12 October –
Glen Dell (51), pilot (injuries from air show accident)  29 November –
Colin Eglin (88), politician, former Leader of the Opposition.  5 December – President
Nelson Mandela (95) dies after a long sickbed. (b. 1918)  7 December –
Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala (51), flyweight world champion boxer.
The first ten of ninety-five 3 kV DC and 25 kV AC dual voltage
Class 20E electric locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail are being built in China by CSL Zhuzhou. 
^ a b "SA cyclist Burry Stander dies". Sport24 . Retrieved . 2013-01-03
^ Xinhua (7 January 2013). "SA troops for Central African Republic". southafrica.info . Retrieved . 2013-01-07
^ ". Reuters. 14 February 2013 "Blade Runner" Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend" . Retrieved . 16 September 2014
^ The Battle in Bangui: The untold inside story. By Helmoed Heitman.
^ Dít mag jy NIE sien nie - Die Burger, Vrydag 22 November 2013.
^ Woede oor Nkandla: 'Kla Zuma aan!' - OB bevind hy het land mislei en moet terugbetaal - Die Burger, Saterdag 30 November 2013.
^ a b Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918-2013 - Hy is weg - Die Burger, Vrydag 6 December 2013.
^ Obama se rede ontroer - Zuma kry duime na onder - Applous vir Thabo en FW, Zuma uitgejou - Die Burger, Woensdag 11 December 2013.
^ Mandela memorial interpreter convicted of theft - Mail & Guardian, 13 December 2013
^ Sign language interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital - Mail & Guardian, 19 December 2013
^ Shamed sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial claims he is schizo - wavuti.com 12 December 2013
^ Kgalema Motlanthe remembers Mandela on Christmas day - City Press, 25 December 2013
^ Bernstein, Jenny (20 April 2011). "Fast-bowling great Neil Adcock dies – Yahoo! News South Africa". Za.news.yahoo.com . Retrieved . 2013-01-06
^ Alexandra Topping and agencies (14 February 2013). "Oscar Pistorius charged with murder after girlfriend shot dead". The Guardian . Retrieved . 15 February 2013
^ Former Lions rugby player shot dead | City PressCity Press
^ "Oud-vlootadmiraal (73) oorlede ná 'n lang siekte". Die Burger. 12 July 2013.
^ "Aerobatic pilot dies after show crash". News24 . Retrieved . 2013-10-13
^ Vlae hang Maandag halfstok vir Colin Eglin se begrafnis - Die Burger, Vrydag 6 December 2013, p. 2.
^ Railways Africa, 20 Aug 2013: Class 20E Loco Debuts at CSR