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- 24 – Advocate Cézanne Visser is sentenced to seven years in prison by the North Gauteng High Court.
- 24 – Nersa grants Eskom a 24.8% fee increase, 25.8% in 2011 and 25.9% in 2012.
- 25 – The North Gauteng High Court rules that farmers whose land was seized in Zimbabwe can be compensated with Zimbabwean assets in South Africa.
- 2 – Minister of Arts and Culture Lulama Xingwana leaves an art exhibition, allegedly because it depicts same-sex couples.
- 1 – King Shaka International Airport in Durban is opened and replaces Durban International Airport.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 13 – Anni Dewani, while on her honeymoon in South Africa, is kidnapped and then murdered in Gugulethu township near Cape Town.
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- 27 January – Ruben Kruger, Springbok rugby player. (b. 1970)
- 5 February – Harry Schwarz, lawyer, politician and diplomat. (b. 1924)
- 3 April – Eugène Terre'Blanche, political activist. (b. 1941)
- 5 April – Molefi Sefularo, politician and deputy minister. (b. 1957)
- 4 May – Sheena Duncan, activist and Black Sash leader. (b. 1932)
- 14 May – Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, political analyst, businessman and politician. (b. 1940)
- 22 May – Lwandile Zwelenkosi Matanzima, ruler of Western Thembuland. (b. c. 1970)
- 19 June – Nico Smith, activist and theologian. (b. 1929)
- 18 August – Fiona Coyne, actress, author, playwright and television presenter. (b. 1965)
- Transnet Freight Rail places the first of seventy-six Class 15E heavy electric freight locomotives in service on the Sishen–Saldanha iron ore line.
- 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.
- Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1994-2017 (Accessed on 5 June 2017)
- "Barbie gets 7 years in jail". Archived from the original on 27 February 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
- "Eskom scores 24.8% hike". Archived from the original on 27 February 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
- "Coup for white Zim farmers". Archived from the original on 27 February 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
- "This is not art!": Lulu Xingwana Archived 7 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- "King Shaka welcomes first plane". IOL. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
- South Africa ex-police head Selebi guilty of corruption
- Train hits school bus near CT
- Zuma in China for state visit
- BBC News. "Anni Dewani honeymoon murder: South African jailed", 8 August 2012. Retrieved on 7 April 2013.
- Ruben Kruger passes away
- Deputy health minister dies
- Frederik van Zyl Slabbert dies
- "Sudden death of King Matanzima, 39". Daily Dispatch. 25 May 2010. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
- Fiona Coyne dies in crash in CT
- Transnet press release on 2 March 2011