The following lists events that happened during 1943 in South Africa.
- Monarch: King George VI.
- Governor-General: Sir Patrick Duncan (until 17 July), Nicolaas Jacobus de Wet (acting starting 17 July).
- Prime Minister: Jan Christiaan Smuts.
- Chief Justice: Nicolaas Jacobus de Wet then Ernest Frederick Watermeyer.
- 27 January – Prime Minister of South Africa Jan Smuts asks parliament for approval to send troops into Europe.
- 13 May – German Afrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces.
- 18 July – Nicolaas Jacobus de Wet is appointed Officer Administering the Government, i.e. acting Governor-General of the Union of South Africa.
- Unknown date
- Reclamation work begins on the Foreshore in Cape Town.
- 500 Polish orphans arrive in Oudtshoorn from the Soviet Union.
- 5 March – Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi, artist
- 30 May – Ken Andrew, politician
- 1 June – Lorrie Wilmot, cricketer (d. 2004)
- 30 August – John Kani, actor & playwright
- 6 July – Alexander Coultate Rabagliati, fighter pilot, is reported missing in action.
- 17 July – Sir Patrick Duncan, 6th Governor-General of the Union of South Africa. (b. 1870)
Railway lines openedEdit
- 1942–43 South African cricket season
- ^ "WWII: SA troops to fight in Europe | South African History Online". www.sahistory.org.za. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
- ^ Polish Children's Home Oudtshoorn
- ^ a b Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 191, ref. no. 200954-13