The following lists events that happened during 1955 in South Africa.
- Mimi Coertse makes her debut as the First Flower girl in Parsifal at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, with Karl Böhm conducting.
- 9 -- 2000 armed police men forcefully removed the black families of Sophiatown to the Meadowlands
- 4-5 – The Inaugural Conference of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU) is held at the Trades Hall in Johannesburg.
- 23 – The Meadowridge garden city opens near Cape Town.
- 25 – The Appeal Court bench increases from six to eleven members.
- 22 – The National Tea and Coffee Company is founded.
- 19 – The Black Sash, a non-violent white women's resistance organization, is founded by Jean Sinclair, Ruth Folley, Elizabeth McLaren, Tertia Pybus, Jean Bosazza and Helen Newton-Thompson.
- 20 – The Senate is enlarged from 48 to 89 members, giving the National Party a majority of 77.
- 25 – The Congress of the People, a multi-racial convention, starts in Kliptown, Soweto.
- 30 – The United Kingdom and South Africa sign the Simonstown Agreement for bilateral naval defence.
- 30 – Rondalia (a tourist club) is founded.
- 26 March – Rob Louw, rugby player, father of Robbie Louw & Roxy Louw
- 8 April – Gerrie Coetzee, 1983-1984 World Boxing Association heavyweight champion.
- 7 May – Shaleen Surtie-Richards, actress & TV host.
- 7 May – Mark Tovey, football player
- 14 May – Peter Kirsten, cricketer.
- 1 June – Mbongeni Ngema, playwright, actor, writer, composer, screenwriter, musician, director and theatre producer.Most well known for creating Sarafina.
- 21 June – Gwede Mantashe, politician
- 5 July – Nana Coyote, musician.
- 17 July – Jomo Sono, former footballer, football coach & founder of Jomo Cosmos F.C.
- 25 July – Bantu Holomisa, founder & leader of the United Democratic Front (South Africa)
- 27 August – Pieter Groenewald, politician, leader of the Freedom Front Plus
- 23 September – Lulama Xingwana, politician.
- 2 October – Angie Motshekga, politician, national minister.
- 6 October – Schalk Burger (rugby player, born 1955), rugby player & father of rugby player Schalk Burger
- 25 October – Glynis Barber, South African-born British actress.
- 3 November – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, politician.
- 8 December – Ian Greig, South African-born English cricketer.
- 13 March – Benjamin Jennings Caddy, militant trade unionist. (b. 1881)
- 3 September – South Africa wins 3–0 at the Brisbane Cricket Grounds, Australia.
- 10 September – South Africa wins 2–0 at the Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia.
- 18 September – South Africa wins 8–0 at the Kensington Oval, Adelaide, Australia.
- 24 September – South Africa wins 6–0 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia.
- 1 October – South Africa wins 4–1 at the Newcastle's Sports Grounds, Australia.
- 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
- Dulez, Jean A. (2012). Railways of Southern Africa 150 Years (Commemorating One Hundred and Fifty Years of Railways on the Sub-Continent – Complete Motive Power Classifications and Famous Trains – 1860–2011) (1st ed.). Garden View, Johannesburg, South Africa: Vidrail Productions. p. 292. ISBN 9 780620 512282.