2021 in South Africa
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Events in the year 2021 in South Africa.
Incumbents[edit source | edit]
- President: Cyril Ramaphosa (ANC)
- Deputy President: David Mabuza (ANC)
- Chief Justice: Mogoeng Mogoeng
- Deputy Chief Justice: Raymond Zondo
- President of the Supreme Court of Appeal: Mandisa Maya
- Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Appeal: Xola Petse
- Chairperson of the Electoral Court of South Africa: Khayelihle Kenneth Mthiyane
- Speaker of the National Assembly: Thandi Modise (ANC)
- Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly: Lechesa Tsenoli (ANC)
- Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly: John Steenhuisen (DA)
- Leader of Government Business: David Mabuza (ANC)
- Government Chief Whip (of the National Assembly): Pemmy Majodina (ANC)
- Opposition Chief Whip (of the National Assembly): Natasha Mazzone (DA)
- Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces: Amos Masondo (ANC)
- Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces: Sylvia Lucas (ANC)
- Leader of the Opposition of the National Council of Provinces: Cathlene Labuschagne (DA)
- Chief Whip of the National Council of Provinces: Seiso Mohai (ANC)
- Eastern Cape Province: Oscar Mabuyane (ANC)
- Free State Province: Sisi Ntombela (ANC)
- Gauteng Province: David Makhura (ANC)
- KwaZulu-Natal Province: Sihle Zikalala (ANC)
- Limpopo Province: Stanley Mathabatha (ANC)
- Mpumalanga Province: Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane (ANC)
- North West Province: Job Mokgoro (ANC)
- Northern Cape Province: Zamani Saul (ANC)
- Western Cape Province: Alan Winde (DA)
Monthly events[edit source | edit]
January[edit source | edit]
- 7 January – COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announces that South Africa will receive one million doses of Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine in January and 500,000 in February. 1.25 million health workers will be prioritized. SA has confirmed 1.1 million infections and 31,368 deaths.
Predicted and scheduled events[edit source | edit]
Elections[edit source | edit]
Sports[edit source | edit]
- 15 to 18 April – 2021 Men's Indoor African Cup
- 19 to 25 April 2021 – 2021 IIHF World Championship Division III
- 24 August to 5 September – South Africa at the 2020 Summer Paralympics
- South Africa at the 2020 Summer Olympics
Deaths[edit source | edit]
January[edit source | edit]
- 5 January – Mluleki George, 72, politician, founder of the United Congress; COVID-19.
- 9 January – Johnson Mlambo, 80, political activist; complications from COVID-19.
- 11 January – Lindiwe Ndlovu, 44, actress (Winnie Mandela, Little One).
- 13 January – Hannes Viljoen, 77, rugby union player (Natal, national team).
- 14 January - Mzwandile Nzimande, 44; Covid-19.
- 15 January - Dr. Welcome Bhodloza Nzimande, 73, radio broadcaster (1978-1997); COVID-19.
- 16 January
- 17 January – Abel Gabuza, 65, Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop Coadjutor of Durban (since 2018) and Bishop of Kimberley (2010–2018); COVID-19.
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Country overviews[edit source | edit]
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References[edit source | edit]
- "South Africa to receive first COVID vaccines in January". aljazeera.com. Al Jazeera English. January 7, 2021. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Covid-19 claims 'sport unifier' Mluleki George
- PAC stalwart Johnson Mlambo passes away from COVID-19 complications
- Safta award-winning actor Lindiwe Ndlovu dies
- SA Rugby pays tribute to Viljoen
- KZN MEC Bheki Ntuli dies after ‘short illness’
- Actor Sam Phillips dies
- South Africa’s Archbishop Gabuza is dead.
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