Ten people are crushed to death in a bar packed with New Year's revelers in Ipelegeng, South Africa.
The South African city of Port Elizabeth is formally renamed “Gqeberha” (ᶢǃʱɛ̀ɓéːxà, the Xhosa name for the Baakens River which flows through the city. Port Elizabeth International Airport is also renamed Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport, after David Stuurman. These name changes are part of a wider campaign to remove colonial and apartheid-era names in the Eastern Cape.
During protests over a lack of mining jobs in South Africa's Limpopo province, demonstrators destroy 21 buses, a police station, and a municipal office as well as blocking roads from Lephalale to Marapong.